VANCOUVER — Rooted in the Italian tradition of freshness and regional fare, Osteria Savio Volpe (meaning “Old Fox”) has landed on the scene in Vancouver’s Fraserhood neighbourhood.
The 75-seat eatery is helmed by chef Mark Perrier, whose resume includes CinCin Ristorante + Bar, Cibo Trattoria and Le Gavroche in London, and partner Paul Grunberg (co-owner of L’Abattoir). Also on board is designer Craig Stanghetta, principal at Ste. Marie Art + Design, who used wicker, wood and natural stone as prominent features of the design, complementing Italian modernist-inspired lighting and a kitchen-island style centerpiece.
As an informal eatery, Osteria Savio Volpe offers a variety of sharing plates, such as olives and salumi, rosemary roast potatoes and cannellini beans, as well as handmade pastas, such as ravioli stuffed with house-made ricotta and egg yolk in brown butter sauce. It’s complemented by all-Italian wine list, classic cocktails and a seasonal selection of craft beers.