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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Lovely for lunch

We stopped for lunch and enjoyed the menu and great service. Fortunately we arrived early. By 1:00 p.m. the restaurant was completely filled.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Gary R
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews 134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

After visiting Sovana on numerous occasions, we were underwhelmed this time with the mediocrity. Things appear to be slipping on all fronts. First, the food: the gnudi was mealy and nearly tasteless; the pizza was completely uninteresting and looked thrown together by an apprentice. Their wine list is approaching silliness - prices are way too high for mediocre bottles, and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We went with a gift card right after Christmas. The menu had some nice options - but ultimately we were disappointed. I had the burrata appetizer and truffle Mac and cheese. Surprisingly, the burrata and prosciutto were flavorless. The truffle Mac and cheese was just ok. Just underwhelmed. Maybe it was an off night?

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stopped for lunch and enjoyed the menu and great service. Fortunately we arrived early. By 1:00 p.m. the restaurant was completely filled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Wonderful lunch with a good friend. Food was delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Had their special and the waiter was very accommodating to us on a Friday in lent and suggested a vegetarian sandwich in place of the meat. Excellent choice.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews 158 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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27 helpful votes 27 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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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?