Osteria Savio Volpe

4.7
1366 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Open daily from 5pm-10:30pm
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Phone number
(604) 428-0072
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Mark Perrier
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Cross Street
Fraser Street
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Parking Details
Free Street Parking is available on 15th Avenue, Kingsway and Carolina Street. There is also free street parking available on Fraser Street, although it is restricted between 3pm-6pm Monday to Friday.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1366 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Great touch that they brought us prosecco for our wedding anniversary and then pink Italian sofa for myself because I’m pregnant! Server was okay...could’ve been more attentive? Food was really good! However, tables were too tight and really ruined the vibe of our dinner - no personal space and slightly ruined our celebration. Overall, great food but too loud and tightly spaced for special occasions/romantic celebrations.

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EB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Orgasmic and exceptional menu! Service was incredible.

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CT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friggin amazing. Best date spot. Thats all i wanted to say.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had been looking forward to dine here for weeks. This is a popular restaurant, full house even on weeknights. Food were very flavorful, pastas were al dents. Definitely recommend their pasta and the beta5 gelato tiramisu. However, the food is relatively saltier, maybe ask the server is they can tone down the salt. Over all was a satisfying meal, and I would come back to eat here very shortly.

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

Amazing staff and food. Sat at the counter seats and it was an awesome experience.

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s
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The overall experience was phenomenal! Marco was our server and he was amazing!

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BS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best service i had in my life. They kept coming and filling my wife's soda water and my water.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I LOVE Salvio Volpe. Despite it being a very noisy room, I do love to come here for dinner. I would recommend it for sure, the food is wonderful and the people are great, just the room is noisy for sure!

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J
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

We live in the neighbourhood and have been here five or six times now. The food is always fantastic but through our last two visits I've noticed the service sliding. The waitperson we had last night seemed unenthused and inattentive. It was particularly noteworthy because the service used to be exemplary here. I hope it isn't a downward trend as we have come to appreciate having such an outstanding restaurant in the area.

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CC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visiting from Vermont and were given a great review from a friend as well as our hotel. The waiter was amazing, asked us what we liked/didn’t like and we decided to go w the chef’s tasting. Every course was fantastic and together very well rounded. He also recommended a bottle of wine which we loved. Great restaurant!

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H
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Been here twice now and the food is amazing! Went on a date with my boyfriend and he loved it too :) the carne cruda is so good! All the pasta is drool-worthy too.

My only complaint is how squished the seating is... I could reach over and eat off my neighbour’s plate if I wanted to, and I felt like I was intruding on their convo by just sitting there! A little uncomfortable. Will definitely ask for a booth next visit.

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DO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wednesday night dinner. 7 pm table. Small, but great menu. Excellent server, wonderful food. will go again. We shared gnocchi, best we have had, light and fluffy nice tom sauce. Meat balls were good sized, 3 and again sauce was wonderful all around us others were ordering all sorts of good things. Noise got a bit loud when restaurant was full by 8:30. Good wine list. 3 deserts, we could have had them all. Will return. Need to make reservation a few weeks in advance. Staff were very friendly and knew their food and wine. Thanks for a great dinner.

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OV
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love this Italian restaurant and very appreciated and thanks for the kindness too, one you stepped inside, everyone welcome you and found a surprised birthday card on the table, and every server around will ask you whose birthday and with blessing ! Foods are great and now can’t wait going back to try the chef of the day special menu

(I don’t know why photos couldn’t upload in here )

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AD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went with the family style (chef's choice and served as dishes to share at the table). Very happy we did. The service was excellent, in particular the main host. We had many different people serving us (at one point I joked that every staff person made it to our table at some point) but he was top notch. He had a great sense of humor, but professional, with high energy and knowledgeable about the food and the wine menu. There was a zucchini dish that was really good, which was a bit of a surprise as none of us love zucchini normally. Raw and fresh, simply prepared. The pappardelle was fantastic.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food with fabulous service. I personally find the restaurant a bit noisy, but that gives it its hip vibe.

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JF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chef’s menu was delicious and the service was excellent!

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DB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

The environment is very loud so it’s difficult to carry on an intimate conversation. I think it’s probably better for a group looking to have fun over an intimate date. The food was somewhat salty. Portions somewhat small for the price. Overall was disappointed.

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T
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love this place and have been 4 or 5 times
Each time I love the food and service but wish the music wasn’t so loud
You have to eat in silence
Or shout

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PW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, great open space. Fabulous time!

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S
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We had a great experience. The food is really good, as in very rich and buttery. Great restaurant for people who like home cooking and comforting recipes taken a notch up in preparation and fresh, rich ingredients. We did the Chef's selection and every single dish was really good. My husband and I are both good eaters and we were pretty full after dinner.

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RE
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the very best Osterias we’ve visited.

They work hard so you have a great time, and eat fabulous Italian fare.

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DA
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best way to describe my first time at Savio Volpe is delighted. Every single bite, from the kale salad, throughout the meatballs, the agnolotti to the chocolate dessert, it was pure delight!

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RM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our fourth time dining at Osteria Savio Volpe and it never disappoints. This time we brought some friends from New York and they were blown away as well. The service is always perfect, very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. The food is presented beautifully and the ingredients really shine. The chefs in the kitchen orchestrate an absolutely amazing, delicious meal every time. Thank you!

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GM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Highly recommend the Farro Salad and the veal chop

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MB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Very hard to visit due to noise level. We were unfortunately seated under a air conditioner vent which was cold. We asked to see if it could be turned down but the waitress said it came on “in waves” and nothing seemed to change. The dishes we chose were excellent. The appetizer was buffalo mozzarella with cherry tomatoes and peaches. Super! Also the olives were a big hit. We all had pasta and I would order it again. The dessert I ordered was canaloni(sp?). Big disappointment. Hard as a rock and tasteless.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food not worth the price. Everything should have tasted better for what we paid for.

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HB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had such a fantastic evening! The food was delicious and the service exceptional!

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TL
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. The food is incredible and the service is even better. We had a super friendly and accommodating server who went above and beyond. Would definitely recommend for a date or for anyone who appreciates great food. Recommend 100%

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MH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

I'm older, I wear hearing aids. It was uncomfortably loud with no sound baffling or attempts at making any of the experience in anyway comfortable intimate dinner. I found the food good but not exemplary. The service was slow and constantly needing to remind the server to attend for requests and/or clear items from the table.
Overall I'm not sure why this restaurant would be so highly rated by so many people. Not something I'll repeat or recommend unless someone has $ to throw away on another 'experience' in dining.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and fabulous service

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at Salvio Volpe! Celebrated my husband’s birthday here and we loved the alla famiglia menu. Excellent service too! :) Will definitely be back for more date nights :-)

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HE
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff is incredible, food and wine are delicious and if I lived in Vancouver I would come back once a month. I throughly enjoyed my time, conversations with the staff, atmosphere, pastas, salads, entrees, the whole deal.

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a
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was delicious, that’s some of the best pasta I have had in Van, I think service could have been better but it was not bad either. Would definitely be back.

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OB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Poor food, over-rated
I will not go back and I would not recommend it

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SW
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good combination of value, portion size, and food quality. Chef was also thoughtful in accommodating any food allergies.

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E
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Not many vegetarian options. Overpriced garlic bread. Too much sodium in one pasta dish and flavourless in another.

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M
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We did family dining and have always enjoyed the selection. Would return again and likely do family dining again

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DV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

After dining at Savio Volpe it has moved up to number one spot for my best of Vancouver places for true Italian food. 👍👏

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I brought my sister and my uncle and aunt to Savio Volpe. Everyone who we interacted was courteous and helpful. The food was absolutely perfect.

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CC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Savio Volpe is simply the best restaurant in Vancouver!

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