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Sovana Bistro

696 Unionville Rd, Ste 8, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1763
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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192 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Very creative menu, my apple/arugula salad was so fresh and crisp! The grilled shrimp were wonderful, and the molten butterscotch cake was dreamy! Service was excellent, attentive and helpful. They make their own sorbets and ice creams, and there were many well crafted unique choices on the menu.

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East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our first ever visit to this area as adults and we wanted to find a restaurant with exceptional meals. We found that at Sovana Bistro. We made reservations online and no hassles when we had to change them to an earlier time. The restaurant was busy and noisy -- but in a fun way. Our next door table mates were... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Visited Sovana for the first time for a dinner with some friends. First the good-nice selection of appetizers/starters and we all enjoyed our first courses, tried the grilled octopus and the apple salad. For the entrees, the lamb was outstanding according to both of the guys who tried it. The other entrees we tried were okay but not great. The... More

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Expensive but great atmosphere and great food. My favorite spot in the Kennett Square area. Imaginative menu with local ingredients.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Been here years prior - this was first time at lunch. The specials feature a half sandwich, soup, small salad and small desert for $12.99!! It was a great meal for little money...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

What a pleasant experience to visit this bistro on a busy Saturday night. Kennett Square is off the beaten path - so go just a couple of miles farther to get to Sovana Bistro. Reservations a must - very popular place. Well constructed menu; both of our entrees were excellent. Solid (not great, but solid) wine list. They were out... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

You can read other reviews to hear how outstanding the food and service is. I want to give this restaurant credit for their wines. What a great wine list. But more then that they truly support the concept of buying local. I was so happy to see one of my favorite local wineries well represented on their wine list. And... More

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

If you’re contemplating a visit to the Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery (or Longwood Gardens, perhaps, or are just out for a pleasant fall drive in search of a fresh batch of Kennett Square’s claim to fame) and are looking for a suitable place to chow down, I highly recommend Sovana Bistro. Keeping its legions of loyal patrons happy since... More

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

I had never noticed this place while driving by before (it's tucked away in a business park of sorts), and while it doesn't look especially impressive on the outside, the ambience is GORGEOUS inside. Super classy and tasteful. Our meal (salad/soup/app/entree) was delectable from beginning to end. The app was my favorite - grits and shrimp. INCREDIBLE. Can't wait to... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We had a large group Lunch for 12 people. Food was unique and great. Service was flawless. Had a duck chorizo sandwich, and a delicious brownie for dessert. Others had fish tacos, bacon wrapped meatloaf, and an amazing quiche. Would definitely go again.

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