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Sovana Bistro

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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
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Newark, DE
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit this month was early Feb and there was a group of us. Waiter was pleasant but not intrusive and the support staff assured that you had water and that plates were taken promptly. I had a cod special with superb accompanying vegetables and the plating was beautiful. Calamari and tuna tartare was the best we've had. Delicious bread... More 

Thank Gus324
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely place in Kennet Square. We are at the Bistro twice this week. The bread was delicious, we had onion soup which was very repeatable. They have a very varied lunch menu and plenty of gluten free options. The lunch menus were very good with a nice combination of soup, sandwich, and dessert. The beer selection was very... More 

Thank Ramiro F
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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258 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations for dinner before heading to Longwood Gardens to see the Christmas show/lights and we will definitely be back! Our waiter was extremely helpful all night with non-aggressive recommendations, good thoughts about wine selection and just a friendly demeanor all evening. The food was outstanding - from appetizers to shared entrée and pizza. Perfect meal, reasonably priced and... More 

Thank T C M
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG. We arrived and sat at the bar. Took awhile to get service. No info provided on drink specials, bar menu etc. After the first round we were mostly ignored. I would not recommend this venue. Unfortunately it is very close to our new home and we had hoped to find a new friendly local bar. Not happening..

Thank Susan8888
Wilmington, Delaware
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121 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Had a 7:30 reservation on a Friday evening. It was busy, as usual, and we were promptly seated. Our server was great-he was very pleasant, personable and knowledgeable. We were there for a while enjoying a 'catch up' session and were never made to feel rushed. Our server checked on us regularly and couldn't have been nicer or more attentive.... More 

Thank Sheryl K
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Went here for dinner after visiting nearby Longwood Gardens. Promptly seated on a rainy evening that was pretty quiet. Attentive service. Nice generous pour of scotch! we started with an artisanal cheese plate which was very tasty and nicely presented. My wife had a shrimp and grits 1st course as here main and it was very good. I had their... More 

Thank Dave H
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We had New Year's Eve dinner here, as well as a couple other dinners in 2016, and were disappointed. Most of the dishes were off. Their fried calamari, which has consistently been one of my favorites over the years, was seriously over-salted and the arugula salad that comes with it had a with it had a weird dressing based on... More 

Thank D_Baggy
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

I telephoned the restaurant in early December to inquire if they would be open for dinner on December 26th. I could get only an answering machine the day I called, but a young man finally returned my call and indicated they would be open. I wanted reassurance given that the date requested was a Monday and often restaurants are not... More 

Thank jmbn2015
Yardley, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Great Night! The food was great, the waiter attentive and knowledgeable. We shared a pasta entree and a pizza. Would definitely go back. Also, the red wine-Neverland Cabernet, a little pricey but excellent!

Thank Sao327
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Sovana Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. A diverse wine list awaits and generous seating, but be sure to reserve a spot in advance to guarantee on the weekends. There is nothing on their menu that I would not recommend. Dig their daily lunch specials!

Thank Josh T

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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, Large groups
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?