Elio Volpe Brings Campania to Vancouver’s Cambie Village

Vancouver's new Italian restaurant.

Elio Volpe

Combining the finest ingredients from its Pacific Northwest home with the time-honoured traditions of Southern Italian cuisine, Osteria Elio Volpe is the latest addition to Vancouver’s culinary scene from Banda Volpi, the restaurant group behind Osteria Savio Volpe, Caffe La Tana, and Pepino’s Spaghetti House.

Occupying a repurposed mechanic’s shop on a quiet side street in the city’s Cambie Village neighbourhood, the space was designed by Vancouver’s Ste. Marie Studio, which found inspiration in Luigi Ghirri’s Kodachrome beach photographs and aspired to create a homey feel with residential-style furnishings. The result is a 115-seat dining room that transports diners to a rustic kitchen on the Amalfi Coast.


Elio Volpe



Elio Volpe features a menu of elevated takes on classic appetizers, pizzas, pastas, and mains churned out by the kitchen led by head chef Alan Tam and executive sous chef Vish Mayekar, who has moved over from his position as head chef at La Tana and Pepino’s.

The menu is complemented by an Italian-inspired wine list curated by Banda Volpi wine director Kristi Linneboe. And for those who want a real taste of Southern Italy by way of British Columbia, Elio Volpe will also be serving the brand new Banda Volpi Amaro, a traditional-style amaro made in collaboration with Nanaimo’s Arbutus Distillery.


Elio Volpe


Photography by Ian Lanterman, courtesy of Elio Volpe.