Osteria Savio Volpe

4.7
1314 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • 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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Neighbourhood
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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 1314 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love the family style!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food and service! A bit loud but the clear view of the kitchen and overall mood made up for the noise level. Pasta is a must try!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent meal! We enjoyed the family style meal. Everything was delicious!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent restaurant highlighted by service, food and location. Only downside is that there is no natural privacy for conversation as the tables are situated incredibly close together and the music was very energetic and somewhat on the loud side so even having a conversation was a bit of an issue.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

It has been on my to do list for too long, so we went for my partner’s birthday celebration. We chose the “alla famiglia” menu and were surprised with every delicious course. They treated us well. I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing service and food. Love it here and can't wait to go again!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

excellent and friendly service with wonderful food. be prepared for a extra lively atmosphere!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

One of the best dining experience

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent appetizers with unique Italian dishes. Pasta has sufficient portions but slightly on the salty side. Great ambiance would return

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Birthday dinners are great to enjoy here when you have a smaller party.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Excellent food and ambiance. We ordered the family style meal and was pleasantly surprised with each course! Would recommend this restaurant highly for quality of food and value for money!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Simply amazing - fantastic food + impeccable service!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Simply excellent.
Food was great. We ordered the "Let us feed your family" for $55 each and didn't know what to expect.
Everything that was delivered to us was great and not something we'd ordered for ourselves.
Service was awesome as well. They were there when you needed them, not overly friendly or hard-to-find.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Nothing but good things to say, food was beautifully presented and delicious. Service was attentive. Definitely one to come back to!

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food was decent but not as great as we were expecting. My boyfriend had been here before a year and a half ago and it seems like the menu had changed since then. He said it was really good food before which is why we waiting 3 weeks for our reservation. But the food wasn't impressive and it was very loud. The service was really good though.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

We love discovering delicious restaurants within walking distance from our house and Savio Volpe did not disappoint. We had to reserve for our anniversary dinner weeks in advance and ended up only being able to reserve a 5:15 timeslot , but is was amazing . The Salmon was spectacular. Loved it !!

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The food and service was good. It's the first time though that one dish (Kale salad) was bitter. I think in hindsight I would have sent it back. We didn't finish it. However, the appetizer with scallop and the Agnolotti with bison was delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Amazing! We loved the atmosphere and the attention we received from all staff, not just our waitress.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We were a party of 6 (5 adults, 1 child) with a reservation and was promptly seated upon arrival. The child has a severe allergy to dairy so we specified no cheese on her kid's pasta. They brought the pasta with cheese which we sent back, only to have the server come right back with the same plate telling us "the cheese was pasteurized."?! Our server was pleasant enough but appeared stern and felt rushed. We had the rigatoni that was average, the sausage pieces on it was stale and chewy. The pappardelle (w/salmon) noodles were soft not el dente as it should be. The meatballs was good but not great. The Cavatelli we had was delicious, the half chicken was tasty and moist albeit a bit on the salty side, along with the side potatoes were the best items. Overall the experience was a let down having heard quite a bit of hype about this place. There are definitely better Italian options in Vancouver.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Our visit from the time we arrived was perfect!! The food, service, and the beautiful room, made our first time dining there amazing. However, the one down fall which I will give it, is the room is so loud that it is hard to hear the music playing, and your dinner guest talking. Other than that, I am happy to have great Italian restaurant in my neighbourhood.



Cheers; Silvana

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Food was excellent. The friends we took said some of the best appetizers (Kale), deserts (chocolate tart) they had eaten. They liked the atmosphere and said they'd come back. Was nice, spacious, roomy. Excellent bottle of Rose (Syrah). Just: for me and my husband, they could improve sound-proofing to reduce noise. Was very loud. That said, once we got used to the noise level, we forgot and just enjoyed. Really satisfied.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great family style meal enjoyed with friends. Kale salad was delicious as were the house made pasta. The wine and beverage selection was very good. Loved the friendy service.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

This is a good lively restaurant that is very noisy. It aerves mainly wine for alcohol and not hard liquor. The food was above average but not sensational. I love pastas but the number of choices offered was small (5 different choices only).

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2018

When I made the reservation I asked for a corner at the counter. We arrived on time to find that there were only seats available mid- counter. Not a big deal but an unfortunate way to begin our meal. The kicker was the way our drink order was handled. I enjoy wine with my meal not almost 5 minutes after the dishes have been put in front of us.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Awesome meal served family style. Every dish was great. Will defiantly be going back.
Fantastic experience at a fair price.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

5 stars overall. Reason for 4 stars in 2 categories was because noise level is very high and seating a bit crowded -tables are very close together.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

A wonderful experience as always. Savio Volpe remains one of our very favourite restaurants in Vancouver.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

So glad we took the early 5:15 reservation. Savio Volpe is a foodie delight. The early seating meant it was quiet and although the tables are closely packed, only every 3rd table was seated at that time. We decided on the tasting menu. After some discussion of dietary restrictions & preferences, our server brought out the starter salad. My sister didn’t love the anchovies in the kale salad so a different one was quickly brought out. (I thought both were delicious.) The pappardelle with mushrooms was perfect. Each dish I asked for a recommended wine pairing. The main was sirloin cooked perfectly. Dessert was a huckleberry berry sorbet (lactose intolerant). It was as visually appealing as it was tasty- the slightly-sweet granola crunch contrasted the taste and texture of the sorbet. The best part of the experience was the service. Various staff in addition to our server brought dishes and drinks with perfect timing- neither rushed nor left waiting. By the time we left, the restaurant had filled and the noise level increased. If you prefer quiet I recommend going early or asking for a window table. Will definitely be dining here again.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Amazing time and time again! Great place for date night or an evening with the girls! Xx

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Food was awesome! Great service and dining environment. Overall a great experience. Would recommend this place for dates and special occasions.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

I love Osterio Savio Volpe except for one thing - the noise. It's as loud as a bar after midnight. When I recommend this restaurant, it is always with the proviso, that you can't have a conversation in this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

The tasting menu for 6 people was such great value! Over 11 dishes were brought to the table, all of which were utterly fantastic!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Had Chef's choice and it was outstanding. Server had good knowledge of wines and gave us equivalents for usual BC choices

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Food was excellent our favourite was the carne cruda. Relaxing atmosphere and great service.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious - I highly recommend any of the salad and pasta dishes. Our server was delightful and helpful. Overall we had a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

For my solo birthday dining experience, it was excellent! The food and overall attention to small details was amazing. Will definitely be coming back soon.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We had a wonderful experience dining as a party of two for my birthday. The alla famiglia experience was delicious and was driven by great recommendations from our waiter. The waiter was knowledgeable, personable, and above all, passionate about the restaurant's offerings.

Service was the highlight of the meal as courses moved in tandem with our dining pace. We never felt rushed to finish, nor was there a lull in either time or quality between dishes. There was a slight miscommunication between what we wanted and what was offered, but they were quick to correct our mix-up and offered reparations after.

We would definitely recommend the place to our friends and family in the future.

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2.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The hype did not warrant the experience. Very disappointed in both the service , which was condescending, and the food which was far from exceptional. We had the prosciutto followed by the ravolet and stopped. The meat portions looked enormous, more for 4 or 6 people rather than 2. We don’t all travel in a pack!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Amazing all around - great food with excellent service. Will go again and again.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Osteria Savio Volpe has earned its reputation as one of Canada's top restaurants! The homemade pasta was exquisite, but the service gets even higher marks. The staff were attentive and engaging without ever being intrusive. Their genuine enthusiasm inspired me to try several things I normally wouldn't, mostly with great success!

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