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$15 - $35
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Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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This place has indoor and outdoor seating; the service and the vibes are very good. Butternut Squash & Spinach Salad and Norwegian Salmon Foresta are both very good.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 13, 2020

La Fava has handled the Covid-19 restrictions very well. The expanded outdoor seating is attractive and spacious. Inside, they have adjusted tables for social distancing and all employees are following the recommended mask and glove precautions. The food and service remain outstanding. We ordered our...wine and sparkling water and received warm bread and their trademark olive oil and fava bean paste for dipping. Our waitress, Jennifer and busboy, Joseph were extremely attentive and responsive, not only bringing our requests to the table promptly, but also stopping back to ensure everything was well. My wife started with the Spanish Octopus and I had the Littleneck Clams for appetizers. The Octopus was prepared with Chorizo sausage and had a slightly spicy taste (delicious) while the sautéed white wine sauce of Applewood smoked bacon, garlic, lemon & red pepper flakes made the clams tasty enough to eat as a main dish! For entrees, we both ordered the Cod Fish Livornese, baked with black olive tapenade, saffron confit fennel, and San Marzano tomato sauce. Both entrees were outstanding! As we ate, we couldn’t help but watch the barmaid working across the aisle from us. This one girl was filling drinks for the entire restaurant, inside and outside. She maintained a smile through her very busy night and was the picture of efficiency. Kudos to her too!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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MikeABuono, Owner at La Fava Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2020

Your review made our day! We are so glad to see that you enjoyed your meals, the COVID-19 restrictions in place, and the 5-star service we provided you with. We hope you and your wife will dine at La Fava Restaurant and Bar again soon!

Reviewed July 7, 2020

I had the grilled octopus with chorizo and a fantastic salad with strawberries and a limoncello dressing. The cocktails were out of this world!

Date of visit: June 2020
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MikeABuono, Owner at La Fava Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2020

We love hearing about our customers’ experiences and are glad that yours was so fantastic, Lisa! We can’t wait to see you again soon 😊

Reviewed March 13, 2020

Spring-like weather and doing some yard cleanup... got talking to my neighbor. She highly recommended this new place. We gave it a try last night. Food was creative Italian... not a typical manicotti Italian place. Big draft beer selection, inventive cocktails and plenty... I mean...PLENTY of wines to choose from (glass or bottle.) They glass wine cellar was very well stocked. The food was piping hot and delicious. Wife asked to modify one of the chef's daily specials and they accommodated her request happily. Our server was friendly and some-how knew when to touch back with us at all the right times. She made great suggestions and the flaming strawberries over ice cream were a treat. My parents used to talk about desserts like that back in the day... it was a first for us. Nice decor. The owner was welcoming and involved with service. Although he was busy, he went out of his way to thank us and asked us to return soon as we were leaving. The bar and bar area is very nice. They have nice round tables, we're planning to return with two other couples.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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MikeABuono, Owner at La Fava Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2020

WOW! Your review really made our day! Thank you so much for your kind words about our staff and cuisine. It is always wonderful to hear about our guests' visits to La Fava Restaurant and Bar. We are looking forward to seeing you again in...More

Reviewed February 22, 2020

Four people; We had three good meals; but one was bland. The Tiarmisu was a pudding in a small glass.with half a ladyfinger was sticking up. Not tasty,.& Not Tiarmisu. They should go to south Phila to taste and see a real one.

Date of visit: February 2020
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MikeABuono, Owner at La Fava Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your visit, Bill. Please send your contact information to info@lafavaglenmills.com so our office manager can reach out to further discuss your feedback.

Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

Went there for Valentine’s Day. Had an early reservation but food took nearly 90 min to get to us. And when it did it was cold. Didn’t send back cause we were so hungry. Told the waitress who informed us we should’ve sent it back....No manager visit to table...no effort made to make things right. Service was average at best. Took forever for drinks from the bar and water glass was slow to be refilled. Food tasted ok but wouldn’t go back due to poor service and long wait time for food from the kitchen. Our 2nd time there. Doubt we will return unless we hear serious improvements made to how the kitchen operates.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MikeABuono, Owner at La Fava Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2020

At your convenience, please email your contact information to info@lafavaglenmills.com so that our office manager can reach out and discuss your visit further.

Reviewed January 26, 2020

I struggled with the rating for this restaurant. It is only a year old, very nice inside and has a nice selection of Italian dishes....not your standard red gravy restaurant. However, I was so dissapointed by the service that I only gave it three stars.....maybe...a little harsh. After we (4 of us) placed our order it took an hour for our main courses to arrive....this was after we had already ordered the wine and appetizers. No explanation for the delay was ever given and our waiter tried to hide for most of the hour. We are a very easy going group and if they had kept us informed of what was happening, we would have been more understanding. At one point, one of the managers offered each of us a glass of wine since our bottle had run out.....since we were driving, we politely declined. I thought it would have been nice maybe to give some incentive, even if it were to comp our desserts. Don't get me wrong, the food, once it finally arrived, was very well prepared and delicious.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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MikeABuono, Owner at La Fava Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2020

Joe, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. At your convenience, please email us at info@lafavaglenmills.com so we can discuss your visit in further details.

Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

Went for lunch, had the buffet. It was so so and nothing was replenished. Cannolis were gone. Food was not hot

Date of visit: January 2020
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MikeABuono, Owner at La Fava Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Please email us at info@lafavaglenmills.com so we can discuss your experience in further detail.

Reviewed December 26, 2019

Anyone else who had their Christmas Eve plans go awry at this unmitigated disaster last night will surely agree. I hope they share. As I was leaving one hour after our reservation time, a woman was furiously speaking to one of the hostess about her...90 minute wait after reservation time. People waiting hours after their reservation time to be seated. Pure poor planning and greed of overbooking. The hostess playing busboy setting clean dishes in between the ones left by the last patrons. at this point, you have to wonder what the kitchen standards are. We walked out and had a delicious dinner at the always consistent Concordville Inn. So glad they had room for usMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

We had a great Happy Hour and was awesome to watch the Eagles game too! We were a large party and everyone enjoyed our drinks and delicious food. The manager Jennifer made sure everyone was happy and the new bartender Valentina did an excellent jobMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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MikeABuono, Owner at La Fava Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share such a great experience with us! We are so glad that Jennifer and Valentina provided you with amazing service and that you had a great time watching the game at La Fava Restaurant and Bar! We look...More

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