We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Sovana Bistro

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
696 Unionville Rd, Ste 8, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1763 (Rts. 82 & 926)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

320 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 318: English reviews
wilmington, DE
Level Contributor
44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to this place practically since it opened in 1998 and it's always been a favorite. Tonight's experience was less than stellar. The place was very loud and HOT; the AC was basically not functioning. We sat inside because it was hot outside but I think that was a mistake. Could've kind of forgiven the heat if... More 

Thank jaf266
Hopewell, New Jersey
Level Contributor
64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated a birthday lunch at Sovana Bistro. The location in a "strip mall" is deceiving and once you enter the premises you will feel like you have been taken to another place. A place with indoor/outdoor seating, natural elements of wood and metal; an overall inviting decor. Our party of 10 was promptly seated and the service was exceptional and... More 

Avondale, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
172 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been enjoying Sovana for about 12 years now, and tonight was the first time I was disappointed. Although the food was very good, the service was poor. The hostess left us waiting at the bar long after our table was ready and didn't even recognize me as someone who had already checked in. The bus boys never filled our... More 

Thank Steven B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been enjoying this establishment since they opened. I have always had wonderful food and good service. Decided to give the new BRUNCH menu a try today and it was exceptional: Eggs Benedict, Egg Burrito, French Toast, Sausage, Scrapple, drinks, all wonderful! Hoping they expand BRUNCH to Sunday too!

Thank Donna D
Rye, New York
Level Contributor
34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the first time the 4 of us dined here, and it won't be the last! This is a perfect place to eat before attending a concert at Longwood Gardens. The decor is modern with high wood walls separating spaces. The service is attentive, the food is chef-driven=creative and delicious. The cocktail menu is also creative.

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in a little cluster of stores, this chic place is where you want to go for a romanti dinner. It's best to be armed with some culinary knowledge and a sophisticated palate. Food is well and thoughtfully prepared, but you might not be quite sure what you're getting. Small servings, big impact. Excellent service.

Thank Greygal101
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have come (back) to Sovana Bistro for many years - since it opened in are part of Chester County (near Kennett Square). It was and remains one of our all time favorite restaurants, with truly unique and wonderfully prepared dishes - the addition of the bar area (some years back, but "recently" to us!), is a big plus! Outside... More 

Thank ksherman523
King William, Virginia
Level Contributor
157 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This loud expensive restaurant was the unfortunate choice of a family member for a reunion dinner recently. We had to switch tables from the large room adjacent to the bar due to noise level of grand central station. The menu is eclectic and expensive. Two in our party had the boar bolognese and found it too spicy to eat. Both... More 

Thank AZGlass
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Lovely upscale restaurant near my home. Been going there since it opened. Great bar and food scene, but it has become a little too crazy pricey over the last two years. I don't mind spending money on a great food experience, but I'm near the breaking point on this one. Before I would not think twice about going. Now it... More 

Thank Alpha1mom
San Carlos
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Sovana is one of our go to spots when we want a great meal with a cozy location. The food is excellent and service cannot be beat.

Thank bucklebme59

Travelers who viewed Sovana Bistro also viewed


Been to Sovana Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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: 610-444-5600

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sovana Bistro and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Sovana Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?