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Sovana Bistro

696 Unionville Rd, Ste 8, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1763
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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211 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
North Haledon, New Jersey, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Friendly efficient service. Food very good. Tuna tartare with avocado to die for. Atmosphere very nice. Barbecued lamb chops so very tender. Spinach and goat cheese with olives very different but very good wish I could have eaten more. The 4 of us had a great meal and great time. JR excellent server.

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Lancaster, PA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

There's probably a reason a lot of the recent reviews have been "up and down." Our experience was a bit uneven... The setting in the patio/garden area is very nice... reminiscent of Bistros in Napa and Sonoma Valleys in California. But the chairs (hard, small metal ones) have two spokes on each side that cuts into the sides of anyone... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

First visit, a great patio seat, terrific menu and wide ranging wine list make this a must come back restaurant. Loved it!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Sovana Bistro has outstanding, locally sourced food and a great bar and happy hour. The food is amazing and keeps us coming back (along with the friendly well trained staff.) The restaurant can be loud as it is quite full on weekends, so the outdoor dining can be a good choice in good weather.

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Philadelphia, PA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

With so many good restaurants to choose from in Chester County, Sovana Bistro is still a stand out in tough competition. The seasonal menu is a delight, and the "standard" menu items are anything but - there's a reason they are always on the menu - they're that good! Eclectic cocktails, a lovely patio dining section (with heaters to extend... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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165 reviews 165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a great lunch here. Appetizers were good and the sandwiches were very tasty. We ate outdoors under an awning which was quite pleasant. Service was cordial but not attentive - they should work on this. It is very convenient to Longwood Gardens, only 5 minutes or so. Parking is a snap compared to the Kennett Square restaurants. We... More

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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