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“Great food, casual BYO” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sovana Bistro

Sovana Bistro
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rts. 82 & 926
Chadds Ford, PA
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great food, casual BYO”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2011

NIce locally sourced menu, always delicious and fine service,A local favorite and great for special occasions too.

Visited October 2011
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English first
Georgia
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105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good food and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2011

Just two days ago, we visited this place for the second time. We went there for the food and we were not disappointed. We ordered Tuna Tartare, fried oyster sandwich, mussel chowder, bucatini with lamb and fresh oysters - they all were excellent. To top it all, the service was very good. We had a wonderful evening and very satisfying dinner.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank G2Travel
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wowwed all the Foodies at the Table”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

Had a fabulous meal at Sovana last Friday night with my husband and 2 other friends. My husband and I have been there a few times over the last few years and it was the first time for the other two who were interested in eating there for some time. First night of the new autumn menu. We shared the anitpasto, egg fettucini and meatball pizza as apps. Entrees were Veal Filet, Roasted Whole Fish, Paillard of Beef, Oyster Sandwich with tortilla soup and a small papardelle to share. Believe it or not.. more food to come. When we thought we were on to dessert, someone at the table wanted to try the Wagyu Beef Sirloin, so the kitchen was asked to turn order into a 4-plate tasting. The waitstaff was wonderful and attentive. We brought along several bottles of wine, one with a very dry, hard to get out cork. Someone behind the bar had special prongs to slide the cork out. The soup was brought out a little after the entrees.They offered to take off the bill, but we told them don't worry about it. I think the inside has been spruced up a bit. With the atmosphere and food, you think you're in center city. No wonder restaurant is in top 50 of Phila Mag,

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank tbsdws
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Horrible service!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

I would not ever go back. Our server forgot our entree!! I have never had this happen to me before. Service was horrible, food ok but I would never recommend anyone to go there. I had read wonderful reviews, not sure who would give them 5 stars. I would at most give then 1 star. To forgot our drinks, maybe and that did happen but to make us wait another 35 minutes after our salads for our entree..well, I say no more. I hope that they clean up their service for anyone else who go there.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank kathy w
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Philadelphia, PA
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very good food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

My wife and I stopped for lunch and fully enjoyed ourselves. The food was excellent, as was the service. Would go back again if in the area.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank asrosen
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