We’ve been wanting to try Osteria Savio Volpe for ages. I made a reservation several months in advance for B’s birthday as it’s incredibly popular. They’re located by several other food spots; Los Cuervos Taqueria & Cantina, The Gluten Free Epicurean, Matchstick and Les Faux Bourgeois.
We dropped in on a Sunday evening (with 7:00pm reservations). The inside is spacious and bustling. Our server was friendly and drinks were constantly refilled. However, it’s disappointing that they don’t tell you what dishes you get when you opt for the family style option. We went to another high(er) end spot (Say Mercy!) and the staff explained everything in detail.
The menu is split into for the table, starters, salads, pasta, skillet & stewing pot, from the wood fire and vegetables. We opted for the “let us cook for you” option ($60.00/person) but it worked out to be the same price as ordering a la carte.
Puzzled with the benefit of ordering this way. Click here to see the drink menu.
2x Dine alla famiglia ($60.00 each) – you get 5 courses chosen by the kitchen. Basically, one starter, salad, pasta, meat, vegetable and two desserts.
Quality proscuitto and fresh, slightly creamy burrata. The focaccia was light and airy.
Kale, lemon dressing, pecorino and bread crumbs
The lemon dressing added a touch of acidity and tang. Plenty of cheese sprinkled on top. Kale was solid enough but we had kale fatigue halfway through. It would have been preferable if they offered two types of salad instead.
Half chicken, rosemary and charred lemon
This was disappointing. Some parts of the chicken were moist but several pieces were dry. When I go out to eat, I never order chicken (unless it’s Portuguese grilled chicken) so it was disappointing that they picked this over their other meat offerings (porchetta and halibut were similarly priced).
If we return to OSV, we’ll stick to ordering a la carte.
Osteria Savio Volpe