Osteria Savio Volpe Vancouver opened after much anticipation to Fraserhood. This lively Italian taverna boasts freshly made pasta, classic rustic fare and traditional Italian dishes. You can forget about walk ins with wait of at least an hour and half. Booking a table one week in advance is your best bet.
Savio Volpe is a casual comfortable restaurant fit for families, friends and a second date. Wood cladding, soft lights and contemporary with a hint of 70’s. Needless to say, we’ve been looking forward to this for sometime. The team? Restaurateur Paul Grunberg (L’Abattoir), Mark Perrier and Craig Stanghetta (Homer St. Cafe, Revolver, Meat & Bread, Pidgin, etc.)
White anchovy, citrus, chili, mint 14: I love these savory white anchovies. It is simple yet beautiful. Drizzled in oil. The grapefruit acidity enhanced their intrinsic flavors. This dish has such juicy flavors while still remaining light!
Ox tongue tonnata 14: Ox tongue is used here instead of the veal typically found in Vitello tonnato (veal with tuna caper sauce). When you taste the mayo, you may scratch your head and wonder why it tastes like tuna. The creamy umami mayo is indeed made with canned tuna, egg yolks and anchovies. The sharpness of capers brightens the dish.
Garlic bread “all’Americano” 6: This nostalgic garlic bread is served in an aluminium pouch. Just like you would see at a supermarket. Savio Volpe’s garlic bread is house made, fluffy and light. Melted Avalon Dairy butter is perfect!
Pasta of the Day 17: Spaghetti Vongole with mussels, clams, white wine, garlic and parsley. This is a very clean pasta dish that draws on the seafood flavors with a complex finish. The pastas are house made and al dente.
Crispy Suckling Pig 24: This was the last dish we ordered. Suckling pig with crispy skin. Topped a fried egg on top with salsa verde. The meat was tender and we loved the crispy skin. But slightly underwhelming compared Chinese roasted pork. Forgive me for being biased.
Osteria Savio Volpe
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 – 10:30 PM
Friday 5:00 – 10:30 PM
Saturday 5:00 – 10:30 PM
Sunday 5:00 – 10:00 PM
615 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5T 3K5