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“Bustling but Cozy” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Savona's Trattoria

Savona's Trattoria
Ranked #9 of 208 Restaurants in Kingston
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
York, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bustling but Cozy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

Our first visit to Savona's did not disappoint and we would go back for a number of reasons: the waitstaff was friendly, attentive and well-orchestrated. When our waitress couldn't get to our table fast enough because the restaurant was crowded, the hostess promptly got us drinks and took our order. Dishes were served and plates removed efficiently and unnoticeably. For that reason, we were able to enjoy our wine and food and be oblivious to the full house and activity. We ordered off the special prix fixe menu ($20) (bruschetta and fried calamari appetizers, ravioli stuffed with broccoli rabe and italian sausage and chicken/portabello cannelloni with a gorgonzola sauce for entrees and a brownie with vanilla gelato and bread pudding with Limoncello sauce for dessert.) Every bite was delicious, serving size was very generous, and the hot food was piping hot. We split a dessert and took the other one with us because we couldn't eat one more bite. I can understand that some people found it noisy, but my husband, who has some hearing loss, was not complaining and that's usually the first thing he notices.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
New York State
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice but Noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Small but cozy restaurant down on the Rondout in Kingston New York. our service was very good, the waitress was attentive. The lunch for the six of us was timely served and the food was very good, but it is nearly impossible to carry on a conversation. If there are more than two tables full of patrons, you cannot hear yourself think. The restaurant has potential but they need to do something about the noise.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AlwaysPlanning-TRIP
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Kingston, New York
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Dependable neighborhood place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

We eat here about once a month, it is very consistently average Italian American fare. The space is very noisy, particularly on weekends and holidays. I wish they would add some sound absorbent materials to lessen the din. But if it's on the empty side, the food will satisfy if you are looking for a quick bite.

Visited December 2013
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Thank phytowoman
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New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A must place to eat in Kingston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Great food and great location on the Roundout. Excellent menu which features daily specials, which are truly special. Authentic Italian cuisine is not all that is featured. Meats and fish are also outstanding and you can't find a better drink anywhere in Kingston. The warm garlic bread sticks served with every meal are a signature of Savona's...they are a tasty start !!! The wait staff completes the dinning experience. Friendly and attentive at all times. We love the place and I'm sure you will too.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GreyPony
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New York
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“Lovely, Charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

It was a lovely evening and we sat outdoors, in the vacant spot between two Main Street buildings. What a great idea! They had awesome overhead lights strung here and there, just like an authentic Italian piazza, and the setting was marvelous! The food was wonderful! I have pictures, somewhere!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank speedatola
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