About Us

Experience the timeless taste of Italy on Salt Spring Island

Del Vecchio Pasta Fresca was born from Chef Max’s passion and knowledge of traditional Italian cuisine, and his desire to create a business that would be of service to his adopted island home when he moved to Salt Spring from Italy in 2008. He wanted to offer the foods he ate growing up as a boy, homestyle, authentic Italian recipes lovingly made with the very best of local produce and provisions.

For over a decade, Chef Max and his team have been serving the local community with their beautiful Italian food offerings. Del Vecchio Pasta Fresca has become a favorite of local and tourist alike, not just for the quality, consistency and deliciousness of the food, and real Italian experience, but also for the warmth and welcome that Chef Max and his staff extend to everyone that steps through their door. Because this too is part of the Italian food tradition, offering care and love with every meal, and making family with customers and friends alike. 

Open Mon-sat 11am to 6pm

During the current health crisis we ask for customer to respect 2m distance from one another, stay 1 ft from the counter and pay with tap card (credit or debit) only.

What We Offer

Authentic Italian. Distinctly Salt Spring. Sempre delizioso! Del Vecchio Pasta Fresca on Salt Spring Island marries traditional, Italian homestyle cooking with premium, local ingredients to create pasta, pizza and other delicious offerings unique to this corner of the world. Eat-in, take-out or cook-at-home.



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Our Values


Del Vecchio Pasta Fresca has a loyal customer base for a good reason. We strive to offer consistent, high quality, fabulous food as our offering and service to community. Everything is made onsite, using premium, fresh ingredients and state of the art, Italian-made equipment. Perfection in every bite! 


True to his Italian roots, Chef Max takes his knowledge and mastery of traditional Italian cuisine and uses local, seasonal ingredients, arising out of the raw materials of climate, soil, farm and sea of this corner of the world, and creates something new — a unique, regional Italian cuisine with a taste of Salt Spring. A new Italian tradition in the making! 


Passion and love are at the beating heart of Del Vecchio Pasta Fresca. Passion to create beautiful, authentic Italian food, infused and inspired by the goodness and bounty of the surrounding land and sea. Food made with deep appreciation and support for local farmers and producers. Food cooked with love for friend, family and community. Food that nourishes body, heart and soul.

Meet the chef

Max Del Vecchio is a modern-day renaissance man, with the heart, hands and vision of an artist, coaxing beauty out of raw materials, whether it be the abundance of fresh, local ingredients as the chef/owner of Del Vecchio Pasta Fresca, or from rough pieces of stone as a sculptor trained at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, Italy. 

“Another great thing about Salt Spring is that I can get all the premium ingredients I need from farmers at the island. It allows me to put the creativity I used for making art into my recipes.”

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