Rosa’s Cucina Italiana is a tiny Italian restaurant in Port Moody on 2331 Clarke Street. This local Cucina is a classic mom and pop shop that offers homemade pasta. Unfortunately, well, it is just that, “homemade” – and not particularly gourmet. In a small market […]
Vancouver International Wine Festival‘s Winery Dinners took place last night at Yew Seafood and Bar at the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel. The Italian Dinner was featured Castello di Gabbiano‘s winemaker Frederico Cerelli for a night of exceptional Italian wines and west coast cuisine. Featured […]
I have a soft spot for a few restaurants on the intersection of Fraser and Kingsway. Osteria Savio Volpe is one of them. The other is Sal Y Limon. I love the classic rustic Italian dishes mixed with a few modern twists. Compared to our previous date night at Cibo celebrating Italian Heritage Month, we optioned for a few lighter summer dishes.
Marinated zucchini, buffalo mozzarella, chili and mint 22: This is an incredible salad. It is so refreshing. The marinated citrus and chili on roasted zucchini has very satisfying mouthfeel. If you are looking for a vegetable dish to accompany your meal. Look no further.
Awhile ago when we came here, we had the white anchovy and grapefruit dish. They’ve since replaced it with this white anchovy, radish, ajitama egg with bagnet vert and whipped butter 14. The bagnet vert has a very raw, green profile but is appetizing when you mix a little of everything together.
Meatballs 14: Three meatballs served with neck bone gravy. Order a side of bread to dip it in the sauce. Don’t waste it.
Cavatelli, cabbage, prosciutto and pangrattato 18: This pasta is firmer in texture with a rich, plump and springy bite. I like how this pasta dish is not heavy like the typical ragu, bolognese or carbonara.
Crispy Suckling Pig 28: This was the dish we ordered last time we were here. A very earthy suckling pig with few crackling skin. Served with salsa verde, and a fried egg. I wish they had a few more pieces of the pork crackling.
Where do you like to go for Italian food? And what would you recommend there? Let me know in the comments below!
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
June is Italian Heritage Month. As a celebration to Mangia! Vancouver Cibo Trattoria has curated a special three course menu for $38 per person. The menu is selection is well rounded and offers a good mix of vegetables, protein and pasta choices. Insalata Caprese: To […]
Dazzling Cafe opened it’s first location outside of Asia in Richmond, BC. This uber cute and stylish cafe chain has locations in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. They are famous for their honey toast which comes in a variety of flavors. The presentation is […]
Cibo Trattoria and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar recently refreshed their team with General Manager Mark Taylor and Executive Chef Jonathan Chovancek and Chef de Cuisine Josh Gonneau alongside Bar Manager Sabrine Dhaliwal. This fresh new take in the cucina offers new menu delicacies with comfort dishes.
It’s been a while since we’ve last visited Cibo and I loved seeing the subtle transformations of a brighter and more airy space.
- albacore tuna crudo [gf]: shaved fennel, pickled radish, orvieto olive oil
- beef carpaccio 16: tellicherry black pepper seared, confit tomatoes, sicilian capers, pickles, mustard aioli
- Burrata and prosciutto di parma: served with warm focaccia, sourdough, tuscan olive oil, parmesan passatina di ceci
Chitarra Alla Vongole: stinging nettle pesto, early spring vegetables and clams. This was one of my favorite and stinging nettle is such a classic Italian recipe.
Ricotta Gnocchetti: braised oxtail, grilled mushrooms, san marzano tomatoes. Such a hearty and comforting pasta dish. Perfect for any cloudy rainy day!
Vincisgrassi al Forno: baked abruzzo heritage durum wheat pasta, grilled portobello, spicy tomatoes, black pepper goat cheese cream. And its vegetarian friendly too!
Triangle Island Halibut: buttermilk polenta, grilled asparagus
Organic Creme Fraiche Panna Cotta: caramelized apples, burnt honey caramel, amaretti
Tiramisu “Cibo”: deconstructed tiramisu with molten chocolate brownie, marsala and espresso bitters
I was invited by CIBO Trattoria for a menu tasting.
Mon 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
Tue 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
Wed 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
Thu 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sun 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
900 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9
Milk and Eggs Restaurant has been opened for a few months now. It is located in Richmond on 8888 Odlin Crescent and Cambie. I first noticed this place with their milk shakes and ice cream desserts. But then people started raving about their meatballs. So naturally […]
For lovers of Tannis Ling’s award winning Bao Bei, Kissa Tanto at 263 Pender Street is a must visit. It was voted number one enRoute Magazine Canada’s Best New Restaurant 2016. This highly anticipated restaurant with long lines and lengthy reservation waitlist does not disappoint. Executive […]
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About Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
They are known for their Naples style pizzas using authentic ingredients to create their Neapolitan pizzas.
- TOMATOES are imported from Campania. Hand-mill them before the oven caramelizes them to perfection.
- FIOR-DI-LATTE is 100% Canadian cow’s milk mozzarella. Invented in Naples, this cheese is rich and creamy.
- BASIL is hand-torn and is the Italian herb topping on many dishes.
- FLOUR is highly refined and low-gluten, making for easy digestion and endless enjoyment. ‘00’ Flour produces an amazingly soft yet crispy pizza crust.
- PIZZAS are hand-tossed by our expert team of Pizzaiolos – pizza-makers trained by Famoso’s certified founders – then fired in an authentic bell-shaped oven imported from Italy for 90 seconds at 900ºF.
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
image credit: Famoso
This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own.
Pizzeria Spacca Napoli is a new Italian Pizza joint in Port Moody on 2801 St Johns Street. This new Naepolitan restaurant is rather new to the Tri-Cities neighbourhood. Every time, we drove by it is packed full of people. The restaurant has a modern yet […]
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Come meet me at 397 Alexander Street. I fancy an evening at an unmarked address in Railtown any day. The Vancouver International Wine Festival was going strong. I just came off from a decadent five course Winery Dinner and swirling wines from Tasting Room makes this secret rendezvous more inviting!
The Tuscan escape for La Vita Ruffino left no details untouched. Heth PR, Countdown Events, and Celsia Floral curated the romantic long table transformation. If you had followed us on Snapchat ( My snapchat is instanomss👻), you would’ve seen that even the oranges were real! Sophia and Sarah can attest to that!
Open pour of Ruffino Prosecco, Lumina Pinot Grigio, Riserva Ducale paired with amuse bouche and charcuteries by Railtown Catering. Ruffino winemaker, Gabriele Tacconi came and joined us for a few cheers.
La Glace Ice Cream took care of us in terms of dessert. This premium French ice cream is everything. I hope you got to enjoy all three flavors: Lemon Meringue, Chocolate, and Pinot Grigio. Stay connected – Mark tells us they will be opening shop soon at a heritage building in somewhere in Vancouver.
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 […]