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Sovana 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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 160
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  • 80
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food but kitchen was slow

We hadn't been to Sovana Bistro in a while and decided to reintroduce it to the repertoire. We were promptly seated for our reservation-the place was packed. The menu is diverse and includes many locally sourced items which we like. We like that you can enjoy artisan style pizza (the options are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sheryl K
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been to Sovana Bistro in a while and decided to reintroduce it to the repertoire. We were promptly seated for our reservation-the place was packed. The menu is diverse and includes many locally sourced items which we like. We like that you can enjoy artisan style pizza (the options are enticing), pasta dishes, or traditional entrees. Great variety.... More 

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Thank Sheryl K
New Hope, PA
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240 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good which is why I gave it 4 circles instead of 3. A very long wait despite a reservation and incredibly slow to get food on the table. My daughter had a petite filet which she still talks about months later. The menu is pretty varied so check that out before you go if you have... More 

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Thank brice2
Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Visited this restaurant during the Christmas holidays while visiting the area. We ordered the Pre-Fixe 3 course menu. The food was good but the service was terribly slow (2.5 hours for a salad, entree and dessert. I think they were either overbooked or understaffed as our server was having to work two large rooms. I have been to many finer... More 

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Thank Jim M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

You walk into Savona and feel like you have been transported to a chic slightly urban spot. The menu is seasonal and interesting based mainly on locally sourced ingredients. Tables are close to other diners but not in a negative way. I enjoy their inventive cocktails and also like the option of BYOB. The Brussels sprouts are elevated to another... More 

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Thank Sweetsugergirl
Reading, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

There are two things I look forward to when we plan a trip to Longwood Gardens - the gardens at Longwood followed up by lunch at Sovana. The menu changes with the season. They use locally sourced products and everything is fresh and tasty. I particularly love their bread basket with the homemade bread sticks. I am looking forward to... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Pros: good selection of food on the menu. Both the girlfriend and I had trouble choosing what we wanted because there were a lot of delicious sounding choices. Pizza was good, sandwich and salad were good. Soup was just average. Cons: probably the worst service I've had in a very long time. Hostess was at best barely able to do... More 

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Ephrata
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We had dinner at Sovana on Friday 12/18/15. I was initially hesitant after reviewing the menu but was pleasantly surprised by the quality of all selections that our group ordered. Our waiter (Philip)was outstanding. He was very well versed on all menu selections and made numerous recommendations. It was one of the most pleasant dining experiences that we have had.... More 

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Thank BobH49.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We stopped at Sovana Bistro after our trip to Longwood Gardens on Sunday. We got a tip from a girl that worked at Talulas Table to give it a try even though it was a 10 minute drive from where we were. We were looking for something within walking distance, but she said it was worth it. So we went... More 

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Thank Courtney P
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I admit I like simple, uncomplicated meals. I don't pretend to be a gourmet diner. But I do recognize good food. Our table was so crowded next to the table beside to us, we has to squeeze to get into the seats. The room was so noisy, conversation was difficult. It was very loud. Forget meaningful conversation. I had the... More 

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Thank Lola1958
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Great experience from start to finish. Our group each shared bites from one another's entrees and we were wildly impressed. The menu is limited, but I am a firm believer in quality over quantity. Great wine list to accompany your dish! Intimate experience. Outdoor seating available - can't wait for spring to return so we too can come back!

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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: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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?