Osteria Savio Volpe

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Osteria Savio Volpe is the neighbourhood joint of your dreams: modest, inclusive, tasty... a welcoming haven of true civility and gioia di rivera. We can't wait to break bread with you.

*To ensure all our guests are well taken care of, reservations at Savio Volpe are booked for 2 - 2.5 hour dining times. If you require more time for your reservation, please let us know at the time of booking and we will be happy make the necessary arrangements. For groups over 6 people, please contact the restaurant directly.
What 1857 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service here was among the best I've ever received in a restaurant and it was the true highlight of our meal. The food was very tasty as well (though my duck ragu was slightly under seasoned); additionally the use of cheese was more limited than I had hoped and additional cheese was two dollars. I was dining with my 6 y/o and she wanted more cheese than the limited amount that came on the dish. That said the fox mask was fun, the burrata was delicious and i am looking forward to bringing my family back when next we travel to Vancouver.

SE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shiva in the wine department is the best, the food was magnificent i had the mixed grill and it was amazing both for dinner and lunch the next day...it was HUGE.

CR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An overall wonderful experience.
Highly recommend the Ricotta gnudi. Heavenly clouds of delicios pasta.

M
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We celebrated my wife's birthday here recently and enjoyed a superb meal. Excellent service, delicious food and wine, and great cocktails. Highly recommend!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Helpful staff, delicious food.

MD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our third visit. It reconfirms that Savio Volpe is one of the best dining experiences one can have in Vancouver. The food is fantastic — bold combinations of flavours and great variety of dishes. The service was, as before, impeccable. The setting is warm and inviting and the noise level was actually tolerable. The ‘alla famiglia’ formula offers exceptional value for money. We were astounded that our meal for four, including a $75 bottle of wine and 18% service, came to just over $100 per person. Wow. Of course we would recommend — and do, in fact, recommend — Savio Volpe to friends and visitors.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious but extraordinarily loud - more then usual.

YL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing, both food and service. Highly recommend the tagliatelle dish (seasonal).

MD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I had a really great night and great food, but the only problem is that we were pushed out to quickly. It was just three of us for my niece's 16th birthday. We arrived at 6:30pm and at 7:45pm, someone came up and asked us how we would like to pay even though we did not have our CC's out or were even looking at the bill. I felt it was really rude and I felt uncomfortable. He might as well have said "can you leave now?" It had not even been 1 1/2 hours and, ironically, we would have left on our own within about 10 minutes. No one would have known we were made about it, but since you are asking....

OZ
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was fantastic. Our main servers was very good but what I liked most was that whole floor team helped all tables.

MM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great restaurant service was ok nothin fancy but meals from chefs menu elected with care and overall a very tasty meal.

CB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

WE love this restaurant, we have been many times and food and service has always been excellent. Only criticism, minor, is it is very noisy and conversation can be difficult. Can't be helped, just means that there is always a lot of people there.

AH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food! We decided to go with the La Familia in the menu with wine pairings and was delighted with the food and wine selections. I would definitely come back and choose that again. 10/10 would recommend.

PB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

it was good, reasonable prices.
some of the dishes were amazing, some were just good but all were prepared with care with premium ingredients by a great staff.

i would definitely go again, perhaps my next choice of dishes will blow me away

enjoy!

BR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, Savio was fantastic. The even gave us a complimentary glass of Prosecco for our anniversary. The food is absolutely declicious and the service is so on point but welcoming and comforting at the same time. AWESOME wine recommendations by our server!

M
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We did the menu family style which in retrospect was a mistake as we were unaware of the dishes we would be receiving. The appetizer and pasta course were both quite good; however, was very disappointed with the roast chicken main. It was VERY dry and lacked flavour, was definitely not an item I would recommend. Additionally the dessert was a chocolate torte with pine nuts, but I found it overly bitter. I would recommend ordering off the menu to ensure you are getting a meal customized to your preferences. The service was great and they even added a custom touch of having a birthday card on the table. Would go back but would steer clear of the chicken and the family style menu to ensure an optimal experience.

OT
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service experience is always a highlight at Savio! Truly an excellent dining experience with food that never disappoints. Service is always on point. It will continue to be a top of the list restaurant to visit!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good customer service, so personable. Amazing food and I got a cute card for my birthday!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing

SL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my favorite Vancouver restaurant. The food is amazing and the service is very attentive

CH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great Service, Server was very good. Only recommendation would be linen instead of paper napkins.

KF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time here and it won't be our last. Everything was fantastic!

J
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was fabulous! The food amazing and the service spectacular! It was worth the time it took to get a reservation!!!!

NM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything is beyond delicious.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

First time arrived and ordered the chef’s choice, great value! Can’t wait to try their pastas next time!

EA
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's actually quite noisy but somehow, when you are sitting in a booth, it is very easy to chat and hear and be heard (that's near the front: the one time we sat further back in the restaurant, it was definitely more difficult to hear what's being said.
This is our SIXTH visit this year: unprecedented for us for any restaurant. But we plan on at least twice more. There is no restaurant in Vancouver in our opinion with better food or better service. Absolutely outstanding.

FD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was really good, nice service.

The only downside would be noise. I was not expecting so much noise. But I’ll come back anyway.

CM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The whole experience was excellent. Our server helped us to select from the menu and she did a great job. Our only negative was the pasta was over salted for our taste.

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nathan was excellent, his recommendations for the wine paired perfectly with every course. I think that you should have an offering where you have 3-4 oz wine pairing to go with each of the dishes when doing the guided tasted menu. Overall an awesome experience!

C
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nous avons tellement aimé que nous y retournons encore cette semaine !

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BA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I visited Osteria Savio Volpe on a Monday evening. We decided to go to this restaurant after hearing ridiculously great reviews from my sister. She recommended we have the Chef's Plate
(I think that is what it is called), where you get a 5 course meal, served family style, for a set price.
Our waiter Stephano was amazing. He asked us if we had any food allergies, any foods we were not fond of and our spice tolerance. After gathering up all this information, he selected 5 dishes that complimented each other perfectly.
The meal was fantastic, the service excellent and the experience very memorable.
We will definitely be back for more!!
Thank you!

SB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

OMG.... it was our first time dining at Savio Volpe!! It did not disappoint!! Everything from the bread sticks to the home made pasta was incredible!! Service was great and ambiance very nice!!!!

CR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful Restaurant. Wonderful, knowledgeable service. Exceptional Food.

s
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Had reservation but was seated 45-50 mins after. It was good that they gave us free drinks while we wait and an appie right away to tie us over. But generally food was not on as good as before. Too salty.

JN
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The food was great, but even though we mentioned we'd be sharing the Bolognese, nobody brought the share plates so we ate off the bread plates. The bread came but we had to ask to get the oil and vinegar.
Food was great but for the relatively higher cost of the dishes, I think a bit more attentive service is expected.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was good. Service was good. Very lively and crowded and I thought the tables were just a tad too close together with other guests.
But overall, we really enjoyed our time.
We will come back again.

CO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

favorite italian restaurant in town. Love the ambiance, and it's a great place to take people from out of town.

DW
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

For whatever reason, the management decide to allow a relatively big party (started as 4 and grew to 8) literally hoover over our table while waiting for the table of their own. The entire episode lasted for 30 minutes, during which I've voiced my concern with my server, and the management to no avail. The graphically put it, at one point, 2 of the gentlemen of that waiting party literally had their behinds up against my wife's head, and that i had to engage the patron myself and ask then to give my wife some space at our table.
It was absolutely unacceptable. While it was obvious that the waiting party was a VIP group of some sort, but to discriminate other dinners to such degree was disappointing to say the least.
Never again would be my verdict, and it was a shame as the kitchen staff put on excellent food, and the server did what he could. Terrible manager on the night to not deal with the situation, when simply asking the group to move to the designated waiting area would had done the job.

JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I adore everything about Savio Volpe. It has NEVER disappointed. Stefano, our server was incredible, personable & genuine. Thank you for hosting us once again Savio, we can’t wait to come back, again.

BB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience sitting at the bar. The person behind the counter doing food prep was lovely and significantly more attentive and engaging than our server. Server was only ok and a bit of a blip on overall service experience. Still a 5 star experience overall because of the level of service throughout - Eg. Champagne while you’re waiting for your seat, etc. Delicious and creative food. Amazing gelato.

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