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696 Unionville Rd, Ste 8, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1763 (Rts. 82 & 926)
+1 610-444-5600
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal recently at Sovana. The Sazerac cocktail was very good. The market salad was tasty as was the charcuterie board as appetizers. The Amish chicken and salmon mains were great. Wines were excellent, especially the pinor noir. For dessert, we had the warm butterscotch cake and creme brulee. Both were very nice. The cappuccinos were exceptional.... More 

Thank PATravellersforfun
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We went to Sovana Bistro a few Saturday's ago and had a reservation for four. They sat us at a table in the bar, not in the main restaurant. The service was the worst I have ever had in my many years dining out. The server, who was a bartender, was at the table a total of 4 times the... More 

Thank Gary H
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We had the apple salad, pasta and the chicken. The food was good and the service was attentive. Nice wine selection.

Thank jambord
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Another great meal at this over the top little local restaurant! Quiche and Cubano for us today. Innovative drinks and good servers...especially Freddy!

Thank Dave D
Bayville, New Jersey
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546 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Sovana was very accommodating to our large group. Food came out quick and was hot. Pizza was wonderful as was the Wild Boar Pappardelle that I had. Service was excellent considering our large party. Everyone in our group liked their food. I would have rated it excellent except I felt it was pricy for the food served. Pasta dish was... More 

Thank dinerdon
New Jersey
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Our group of 16 had a fabulous dinner at Sovana. They accommodated us at the last minute after our other plans hit a snag - thanks to Linda - and we are very glad the plans changed. The pasta dishes were interesting and tasty, as were the fish and meat dishes, and everyone who had the pizzas raved. The atmosphere... More 

Thank vettetraveler56
West Chester, PA
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129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Wife had a small piece of salmon. I had the breaded/fried pork (like a schnitzel). No sides came with the meals. We shared a salad. Wife had a diet soda. I had water.....$92. Nothing wrong with the food at all. It's just not special at all. The food would be perfectly acceptable at half the price. Service was fine but... More 

Thank Ken T
West Chester
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297 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This restaurant is not a 5-star gourmet, but it's better than one in my book. The service is just really nice. I like the food. And I especially like the people who eat there. Last night I had an unusually nice experience. Had my family at a large table, including a well-behaved 3 year-old. Our waiter and his entourage were... More 

Thank PAMan804
Belvidere, New Jersey
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

First time visit will we go back YES, Atmosphere was nice and yes make a reservation because the place was packed on a Friday night. Meal was delicious and our vegan was pleased with her meal as well! Good Beer & Wine Selection Pomegrante margarita was delicious, GOTTA have those thin long breadsticks yum! However the only thing we ordered... More 

Thank Ptdavey
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

My husband and I had our first lunch today at Sovana, as we always go for dinner. It was delicious! He had the turkey BLT and I had the margherita pizza -absolutely fantastic! The server who cleared our plates noticed we loved the breadsticks and she brought us a few "to go"- so thoughtful. I couldn't resist the butterscotch cake... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 610-444-5600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?