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Sovana Bistro

696 Unionville Rd, Ste 8, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1763
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, French, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rts. 82 & 926
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204 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

The food was superb! And if that is your motivator, then you will be delighted! I'm a bit picky about what I eat, I won't eat pork or veal or squid and surprisingly, that really limited my choices. I went with the pan seared chicken and it was very good (though a bit tough) and perfectly portioned. I also had... More

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Newark, Delaware
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74 reviews 74 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Started off with the calamari - which was outstanding. Ordered the mozzarella pizza, and it was great!! For such a simple dish, I wasn't it expecting it to be so flavorful. I will definitely be back. It's BYOB, so bring a good bottle with you!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

has a okay, but small variety. Lacked flavor. Mixed salad meets standard expectations. Apple salad dressing that drowns out all else. Parpadelle was excellent! Pork tenderloin overcooked and dry. Chicken Marsala? Chester County is only place in the world we have ever had Chicken Marsala and Chicken Piccata (at another establishment) served as an intact BAKED breast and wing with... More

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Chadds Ford
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great food. But, it is a bit pricey, so I limit myself to lunches. The special pizzas are great, and the fish was really tasty. Will return, just not as frequently as I'd like.

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Grand Cayman
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Lunch with my mom. Hostess was nice and seated us at a great table where we could see the kitchen. Server was very pleasant. Also educated and helpful. The calamari was done well, very good. My mom got the express lunch. She really enjoyed it. Everything was seasoned really well. Pizza was good. Great experience. Will definitely go back and... More

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Atglen, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My daughter and I went here for lunch a friend had recommended the place. We had great service. We sat in bar area but liked it quiet and we could see into the kitchen area. I got the express lunch. It was all very good. Soup, salad one small taco and a cookie for dessert all on one plate. The... More

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was my second visit to Sovana Bistro. My first visit several years ago was wonderful for lunch so I planned a family birthday dinner. The atmosphere was very noisy and the service was slow and not that attentive. Our meal was good but not over the top! My expectations were not quite met.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here... the octopus appetizer was really great... the salmon over dandelion greens and veal filet were very good... will return.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The night we ate here the weather was perfect, so we asked for a table outside on their lovely side patio. Unfortunately the patio was fully booked, and had I known it was so popular when I made our reservation I sould have asked for it. But our experience inside was excellent nevertheless. The salad greens was incredibly fresh, as... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This restaurant used to be very very good. On my last visit 7/12/13, I was very dissapointed since it keeps being reviewed so highly. I feel the chef cheated us and the restaurant by not providing home made items -e specially when entertaining the whole "farm to table" vibe. And for serving just not great food. Example - proscuitto sandwich... More

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