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Sovana Bistro

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French, American, Bistro
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696 Unionville Rd, Ste 8, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1763 (Rts. 82 & 926)
610-444-5600
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Seems to be less special than prior times we visited....

Been going for some years. Always appreciated the innovative menu items, the personal touch, and the value. Recently...last two visits, was a bit disappointed. Menu is much less imaginative. The selections we have gotten..both from standard menu and from specials were either over cooked, poorly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Bowlerx_424
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Been going for some years. Always appreciated the innovative menu items, the personal touch, and the value. Recently...last two visits, was a bit disappointed. Menu is much less imaginative. The selections we have gotten..both from standard menu and from specials were either over cooked, poorly spiced, or just a poor mix of tastes and or textures. Specifics include over cooked... More 

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West Grove, Pa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Have eaten there before and have always been satisfied with the food and service. We had the fixed price menu as both of us would have chosen it from the menu anyway. I was beginning to feel full after the first course but stuck with it through the main course (salmon) to the cream brulee which was very good. We... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

After having difficulty getting in on a weekend, we came for dinner on a Tuesday night and had no problem getting a table. The food was incredible and bursting with flavor. We loved the small chef's bites that were provided... that was a very nice bonus. Salmon was cooked perfectly, the duck was terrific. Dessert was just the right size... More 

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Chester Springs, PA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Whenever my husband and I are in the area, we make the time to have lunch or dinner at Sovana. The food is delicious and farm fresh...definitely one of the best meals in the Chester County area. Although the tables are small, the interior is charmingly decorated.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Sovana is in a very unassuming location, but its food and service rivals many top city dining spots. It's well worth the trip. On this visit, my wife and I took my mother-in-law and teenage daughter for dinner before a school show. The service was very efficient but friendly. And most of our food hit high marks. The chef prepared... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

My title pretty much says it all, this is the fourth time I've been here over last couple years and I guess I keep going back because it's always almost good. Something always seems to be off, and this time it was the cheese for the pizza. Big disappointment. I mean it was off, like none on it. The octopus... More 

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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always a great place to stop and dine. has great atmosphere and have always found on my many visits that the quality of food is constant. IF you havent been you have to go!

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We ate here yesterday...hadn't been here for a few years and were really looking forward to another great lunch. Well, things have changed! Smaller tables and a lot more of them--we were jammed in like sardines. The noise level was deafening. Too many hard surfaces. Why doesn't a restaurant with this much potential just put sound-deadening foam under the tables??... More 

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Kennett Square, PA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We have been enjoying both lunches and dinners at Sovana on a regular basis since their opening many years ago. I have never had a disappointing meal and we dine here frequently. The menu changes seasonally to reflect local produce and seasonally available items but there are a few staples that remain on the menu. Gourmet pizzas are enough for... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Our server was very pleasant and attentive. The calamari was too salty and the Bronzino fish was oily. The worst was the port pear sorbet. I would not eat at this restaurant again. In my opinion it is overrated.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 696 Unionville Rd, Ste 8, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1763
    (Rts. 82 & 926)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Kennett Square
  • Phone Number: 610-444-5600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, American, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?