Restaurant Review: British Columbia, Canada

Osteria Savio Volpe


 photo by Knauf and Brown

If you rock up to Fraserhood’s Osteria Savio Volpe without a reservation and fate is your friend, chances are you’ll catch a seat at the sleek center bar. With a full view of the bar and salumi station, it’s one of the best seats in town, and the gathering place for the local food and wine industry. Everything is hand-crafted (from the cocktails to the pasta) or wood-fired (as in pizzas, rotisserie chicken and local seafood), and the adventuresome Italian wine list is among the city’s unpretentious best. Warm up with a Lambrusco, like Medici Ermete Concerto, while debating whether to go the new-Italian route, like Occhipinti SP68 from Sicily, or classic, like Pieropan La Rocca Soave Classico and Foradori Vigneti delle Dolomiti. Bonus points for a top soundtrack.

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