Osteria Savio Volpe

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
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s
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

DM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Everything was great but you lost stars for the noise.
You have a reputation for being to noisy.
You also have areputatain for being one of the city's greatest.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was awesome food ! Awesome service

C
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a delightful dinner! We were celebrating my girlfriend's birthday and I had the 5 course dinner where each dish was a surprise to us. We wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
The pork was shaved and served with some sort of tuna creamy dressing (Porchetta tonnato).
Followed by the kale, lemon, pecorino salad. If you don't love kale, this dish might change your mind.
We were so surprised by the pillowy softness of the ricotta gnudi. So amazing.
And the perfectly cooked steak, with a little bit of sauce - delicious in every bite.
Dessert was a small cake with strawberries and pistachios.
What a nice touch - the restaurant had a birthday card on the table as well as a small cake dessert for us too.
Pleasantly surprised by the simple, rustic goodness.

R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food and love the family style service. Only drawback was the crowded tables and the noise was enough where it was hard to talk across the table.

FG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Most of the experience was very good, only a little colored by the inexperience of the table busser (note to the poor guy - if you are clearing a table, and cutlery has been used and put on a plate, you never return the used cutlery to the table and take only the plate - take the whole thing, cutlery, plate and all), and the crowded tables and noise. Otherwise, the food is very good and general service is good.

YO
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and great service. We definitely go back.
It would make the restaurant perfect for us if there is more space between the tables so that we don't have to sweep each other's butt against neighbor's table when we in/out. Also it has nice to have some kind of sign when the bathroom is occupied.

S
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If I could give 6 stars for the service, I would. With three kids 4 and under, my family isn’t always the easiest at restaurants. The staff at Savio Volpe did an excellent job both managing our expectations and getting the food out to the table in a reasonable delay, all this without making our dining experience fantastic. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere pleasant. Friday at 5, the restaurant had multiple youg families enjoying a meal, which put us in great company.

AM
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Technically it was a get together with family but anyways, we were seated maybe 10mins later than our reso but they provided us with some Prosecco (while standing/waiting) and an appy plate (upon sitting down) which was a nice touch. Place was busy for a week night.

Carne cruda. Yum; great way to start a meal in my books.
The salad we ordered had this stellar soaked raisin/capers olive dressing which was great.
Tortelli - Wow! Perfectly cooked yummy pillows.
Lemon Chicken - Awesome. best I’ve had in a while.
Wild spring salmon - Solid, my brother thought it was very basic. I wouldn’t disagree but it was still delicious.
The marinated eggplant side dish is one of my favorites.

Server was great; very attentive and made some great suggestions. The ambiance is bustling. For 915/930pm; pretty incredible on a weeknight. It wasn’t loud, but it wasn’t no loud, but in a good way. Surprised I hadn’t been in a while (over a year) and it certainly met high expectations. Will make a point to come more often.

m
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is amazing! Everything on the menu was absolutely delicious and our waiter was very professional. There are good options if you are vegetarian as well :)

JG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was bonkers amazing.... she's a dream come true, perfect wine pairing, perfect meal. Thank you!!

CH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We loved it and will definitely return! We very much enjoyed the surprise chef creations.

CS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all around. Our best dining experience in Vancouver.

A
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I do not get the hype. Menu was very confusing and food is overpriced and average in terms of taste in my opinion. I did not enjoy my experience.

L
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience with exceptional service!
We felt well attended to but had enough space to enjoy the intimate dinner with friends. Our table was cleaned off with fresh plates without any disruption to the table and our water glasses were always full.

The food goes without saying. It was wonderful and so delicious!
We did the tasting menu and I think that's the best way to enjoy a meal at Savio. Let the team select the menu for you and your group. We had 6 people and there was plenty for all of us to enjoy and it was such a nice way to try dishes that we may not have ordinarily thought to order.

I highly recommend this place. Book a reservation early because the best places tend to fill up fast!

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably my favourite restaurant in Vancouver! Every bite was amazing and the service was impeccable. I wish I could eat here every day!

TE
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was, as always, amazing. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and was able to recommend certain dishes based on some specific dietary requirements. Can’t wait to return.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday diner and they made him feel special by treating him with a completely pavlova birthday cake! We love going there really. The best restaurant in Vancouver

MV
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excelente lugar para cenar y probar algo distinto.
Todo lo que probamos estaba exquisito y fuimos muy bien atendidos.

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AA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food was delicious!

KB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our fourth time here. And each time it just keeps getting better and better! We do the family sharing and it is so relaxed with no decisions to be made. Love it

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Only feedback is that the cook over salts. Little salty side on certain dishes such as the veal chop, and salmon.

N
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time. Definitely won’t be the last. Right from when we entered the room, we were treated with smiles & generosity. Every staff member seemed genuinely happy that we were there. We had a reso, but our table wasn’t quite ready on time. So we were first offered a prosciutto-wrapper breadstick while we waited. A few minutes later we were given sparkling wine, also on the house. Once we were seated, our server (Stephano) continued the warm, friendly, enthusiastic attention. It was a special occasion for us (my birthday), so we opted for the Alla Famiglia option ($60/person for a customized five-course meal), and every course was absolutely stunning in flavour, quantity, and presentation. For any glass of wine we were considering, we were given the option of trying it first. And Sheila the sommelier was super helpful & gracious as well. As a birthday gift, I got an extra dessert and a recipe :). I’m not normally this effusive with restaurant reviews, so let me just say that you can trust me that this was a second-to-none dining experience. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family in town

M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I’m not quite sure if I like it this much! but my spring salmon plate was fantastic, my girlfriend plate Agnolotti Wasn’t enough, the Cannoli Wasn’t good at all.I tip 20 Percent Even I know I shouldn’t but Maybe that’s will get her to be a better server!! I would give it one more shot!

AL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks! We had a wonderful time. Patrick and co. were great servers. Food was delicious.

v
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

They seated us 20 minutes after our reservation time. They didn't bring us water until 15 minutes after we sat down. We ordered the La Famiglia 5-course meal and it was a 30 minute wait between each course. We left soon after the fourth course was served, because we'd been there for 2.5h. The server was disinterested and didn't offer an explanation or apology for why the service was so slow. We were there once before and it was a completely different experience. Great service, and the food came at the right pace. Given the cost, and this poor experience, I doubt I'll be back there anytime soon.

AA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Good food, reasonably priced but acoustically uncomfortable.

A
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in my life. Service is amazing, waiters are attentive and always make excellent recommendations AND the food is to die for. Shoutout to Ivan for making our dinner so special!

OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and they made me feel extra special on my birthday!

DD
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fresh ingredients, well prepared meat, pastas and appetizers plus wonderful service, good portions. Water always filled in your glass. Music like it should be. Definitely option with fine dining"cooking for you" 6 meals is a great value. Cocktails superb, wine on point, waiting for natural wines thought. Overall terrific experience

M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Another good dinner at OSV! Loved the veal chop! Great place for girlfriends to catch up and share a delicious meal together.

LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and food!

BM
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food. Hot spot for locals and tourists. Very inventive menu and great service,

TP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was fantastic. Our server Jana was excellent, friendly and really went above and beyond to make our experience as comfortable as possible. Thank you so much for the outstanding service.

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