3 New (or New-ish) Restaurants to Check Out Next

Our monthly fresh sheet uncovering the city’s newest restaurants.


Elio Volpe

Ciao, Cambie Village

“Ciao” as in hello, because Elio Volpe (from the dream team behind Savio Volpe) has officially opened… and prime-time dinner resos are booking up weeks in advance. Plan ahead or sneak in a cheeky nightcap to get your hands on Elio’s Southern Italian fare. Grilled branzino with artichoke tapenade, per favore. eliovolpe.com

Opened March 2024 | 540 W 17th Ave.

Don’t Argue

Go for Dough

We can wipe away the tears that have been flowing since Don’t Argue closed on Main Street in 2019, because the New York-style pizzeria has reopened inside Commercial Drive’s Caffè Soccavo. Brothers Dom and Frank Morra (of the iconic Via Tevere)  offer superior slices like vodka pepperoni  and pancetta pineapple.  instagram.com/dontarguepizza

Opened March 2024 | 1321 Commercial Dr.


Zero Chill

Can ice cream get any cooler? Mister thinks so—the local creamery makes their frozen treats using liquid nitrogen, adding an impressive cloud of drama to the process. The new downtown digs mark Mister’s third location, so there’s plenty of lavender brûlée, salted caramel crunch and Nanaimo bar ice cream to go around. madebymister.com

Opened April 2024 | 1193 Robson St.