BARSAVONA at Savona Restaurant

BARSAVONA at Savona Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barsavona.com/
  • Phone: (610) 520-1200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Masciangelo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Enjoy BARSAVONA at home. Our Director of Private Dining is prepared to tailor an event considering every detail. Contact Whitney Dallot at 610 520 1200.
  • Private Party Facilities: Plan a casual private dining event at BARSAVONA! Our private dining menus include options from the casual BARSAVONA menu as well as from our formal dining room. Wireless internet connection and all audio/visual equipment are available for multimedia presentations.
  • Private Party Contact: Whitney Dallot 6105201200

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 320
  • Parking: Valet
A word from BARSAVONA at Savona Restaurant
Consistent, creative, high quality dining, and seamlessly orchestrated service has been the hallmark of Savona's success for over 12 years…..it's time to evolve!!!!! Savona is proud to announce, BARSAVONA. A marble bar, sexy outdoor patio and upstairs wine lounge will set the stage for a new spirit of relaxation and conviviality. Executive Chef, Drew Masciangelo will continue to employ his "farm to table" approach with a soulful regional Italian menu inspired by his Abruzesse heritage. The casual menu will feature hand cut pasta, perfectly blistered Pizza Napoletana, natural creamy risotto and "farrotto", and wood grilled meats, fish and poultry. All selections will all be prepared with the same simplicity, consistency and attention to detail Savona has provided for over a decade. So... sit back...relax...swirl a glass of vino from the largest wine cellar in PA and enjoy the new BARSAVONA!
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BARSAVONA at Savona Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (25)neighborhood gem (24)great for outdoor dining (20)special occasion (20)notable wine list (17)romantic (16)vibrant bar scene (8)good for groups (8)hot spot (7)great for lunch (7)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Solid
    aj19087
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    I reserve "outstanding" ratings for places like Babbo; Savona is not in that league but is still superb. The Dover sole on the dinner menu is as good as any.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Sad performance
    ExplorerVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Junior staff members were lacking experience.My wife was eating her salad & the server asked if she was done and wanted to salad wrapped up for taking it home. Bread and bread plates was removed in the midts of eating the foccacia.I was asked 5 times if I wanted a second glass of wine. Boxed up to go pizza delivered to the wrong table. Ultimately the bag was redirected and placed on the table when had not even received our dessert yet. It took nearly 25 minutes for the dessert to be delivered. I would welcome a call or an email, the place has tons of potential but really missed the mark for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • The food was just average,
    BucksFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The food was just average, sadly the chicken was overdone and the veal was like shoe leather.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My hubby and I have visiting
    KateinConshy
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    My hubby and I have visiting Savona on date nights for the last few years. It is a real treat to enjoy great food and drinks without the kids. The staff allows you to enjoy a leisurely meal and you never feel rushed. The menu is fantastic! You can have pizza and pasta or you can have swordish or pork chops. The dishes are expertly prepared from scratch and served with the highest level of care. Looking forwar to our next date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • barsavona
    morris1264VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    dined many times at this restaurant.excellent quality and great service.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious! We enjoyed our
    pcje4VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Delicious! We enjoyed our lunch, especially the warm butter cake for dessert.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very, Very Nice!
    BeeRichardVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    We had a great dinner with great service for our anniversary. When we arrived, we were shown a table on the second floor nice but not special for our special night. The staff quickly and very nicely moved us to a very nice table on the first floor. The wine selection is outstanding and had a terrific Amarone with our dinner. The agnolotti en brodo and pappardelle Bolognese were especially outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    Pjn1
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    We had a a modest lunch with one drink and one dish each that cost over $70 dollars. The portions were not large, but were big enough. The service was good. The food was tastey, but my problem is that it was certainly no better than similar dishes that I've had for much less. So to some it up we found Barsavona to be overpriced and nothing special, there is a lot of competion in the food world and you money may be better spent elsewhere.
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  • Glad we went!
    Adapt2chaos
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We've been talking about going to Bar Savona with another couple for years! We sat in casual dining and everything was delicious. I would absolutely go back for a special occasion, though I don't see it becoming a local favorite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barsavona - A Gem in the Main Line
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Barsavona is the casual upstairs section of the more expensive Savona restaurant. The food was excellent, service was outstanding. We shared some delicious appetizers, starters, as well as pastas and entrees. I would definitely recommend it and plan to partake again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is a great place to eat
    LMAC
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    It is a great place to eat dinner....if only the food had more flavor. Presentation, service and atmosphere where great.
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  • Don't bother went down hill
    kaparaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    It's been more than 6 month since I visited this place. It's always been known as upscale pricy place but that had good drinks and food to match the price. I was highly disappointed during my last visit because it went down hill big time. The servers were running around not knowing what to do. The food choices on a bar menu were mediocre at best, when the food came out it wasn't even prepared according to request. I wasn't sure about the drink I ordered but bar attender assured me that he can make me a different one if I don't like it. After that he disappeared without even asking how it was and it was bad.
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  • Dinner was ok, risotto with
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Dinner was ok, risotto with mushrooms was good but not $25 good, would not order again. Next table with barefoot man wasn't helpful to evening meal pleasure. Noisy, all in all, a bit expensive for an irritating evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good pizza
    HCPEVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    I went for lunch with a business colleague. I ordered one of the pizzas. It was very good. Staff was friendly and service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interruptions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    I felt that our table of 6 kept being interrupted by the waitress, bus boys etc. Our conversations literally would have to stop or we would have to look around as the help attended to us. Better timing would have been better.
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  • Consistently excellent
    archieVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    We dine at Savona/Bar Savona frequently and always enjoy the atmosphere, fine ingredients carefully prepared and presented, and accommodating staff. We highly recommend Bar Savona for a more casual meal or Savona for more formal dining. On this visit I had one of the best tasting swordfish steaks I have ever had and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the seared tuna (both recent additions to the Bar Savona menu). Among the others in our party one frequent Savona diner enjoyed his default choice, brick chicken, and another raved about the paperdelle. Shared desserts included Chocolate volcano cake with vanilla ice cream, blueberry cake with limoncello gelato, and a trio of tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Excellent Service
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    BarSavona-Savona is our favorite restaurant. The food is consistantly excellent. Every menu item is prepared to perfection! Only the highest quality ingrediants are used. Each menu item is presented like a "work of art". They really care here. The service compares to the best restauarants in New York. I highly reccomend the Savonas. PS You can order off either menu in BarSavona.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Lovely evening
    HillNimoVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Had a lovely dinner on the porch. Food was really tasty, but definitely comes at a price. Perfect for special occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missing its "zing"
    jn22VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    This visit was disappointing. Not the same great meal I usually have, and the service was "off". Monadays? Summer help?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great alternative to Savona
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    It had been a while since we last went to Savona, an excellent restaurant with a price to match its prestige. BarSavona opened on the second floor of the building, with a different yet delicious menu. We were very satisfied with the food, enjoying every plate we ordered. Great selections from the bar, and am looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Adventure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We had a wonderful adventure at Barsavona -- as we were about to order the power went out (a tree fell on power lines). We moved to the beautiful covered porch, eating bread and enjoying (free) cocktails. The staff was wonderfully attentive and apologetic, telling us it would be about 45 min - 1 hour wait. I asked for a salad, they brought me a wonderful, huge, delicious Ceasar Salad w/anchovies (yum!). There was someone in the kitchen who had recently returned from over seas military duty who happened to have night vision goggles, which he wore to assemble my salad! Great story to share! We decided to leave before the power was restored, but we will definitely go back, to enjoy the food. FANTASTIC service, could not ask for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations
    USopenguest
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    I've been wanting to go to BarSavona for a long time. Finally went. The food was great. We loved the patio dining. We were really impressed with the service...it was outstanding. The only downside is the price of wine/cocktails.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    We really enjoyed our dinner out at Barsavona. The food was great as was the service. We had the chocolate 4 ways for dessert which was delicious. A great alternative to their downstairs restaurant and much more affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Mother's Day at Savona"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    My wife,daughter and myself just spent an enjoyable Mother's Day dinner at Savona. Despite being very busy, we were seated immediately. The food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Savona has become our "go to"
    kahuna
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    The service is superb every time we go. Food is imaginative and perfectly prepared. Truly you get your money's worth
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    I have not dined at Barsavona before. I had the beet salad - it was the right size portion and just delicious. For my entree, i had the skate, which is usually tough to find - it was outstanding! Our server was quick and courteous. Barsavona is very close to my home so I plan to go back very soon!! a real gem!
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The noise level of the tables
    fili1foodieVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    The noise level of the tables around us was so high we couldn't hear each other.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner was excellent and the
    Valdes22
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    Dinner was excellent and the waitstaff was attentive. It was a bit noisy - and our table was responsible for some of it. It seemed to bounce around the room and I could actually hear other conversations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    Always a pleasant experience. Tables are a little close together . The service is consistently good. The food can be more creative. Drinks are very good. Seems like a place many customers like to have the same dish over and over again
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The duck was excellent, the
    latinprofVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    The duck was excellent, the service, friendly and helpful and not overwhelming. A problem w/tables too close to have a meaningful conversation w/our own table of 4. Otherwise, quite good and pleasant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great delicious
    Angie
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Consistently great delicious food. Knowledgable staff, who are helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had been to savona for
    SandLVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    We had been to savona for dinner and had wonderful meals. This was our first time at lunch. We ordered a special pizza and a burger. Both were served so overcooked that they were dry and tasteless. The burger had been ordered rare and came well done and the pizza tasted like a recook. As it was a business meeting, we did not return them to be reprepared. It was unfortunate, but we assumed that the luncheon chef if not the same as the evening one .
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  • Absolutely awesome, the food,
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Absolutely awesome, the food, the service, the ambiance, all terrific!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Savona met or exceeded our
    DowntownBobVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Savona met or exceeded our high expectations, based on several prior visits. Our waiter was attentive and not intrusive. We lingered far too long after the lunch, the experience was so wonderful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    We have loved BarSavona, the food and service have made it a favorite. Our dinner on Sunday night was not their norm. Our server didn't know the specials for the night and he disappeared for long periods of time. We ordered a bottle of prosecco and he spilled it while pouring, second drink orders placed when our entrees were delivered didn't arrive until our entrees were almost finished. We were charged for a glass of wine we never received. We ordered decaf coffee and were served cold, regular coffee. The waiter did deduct the cost of the coffee from our bill and apologized. The food was good except for the NY strip which had a lot of gristle and wasn't served with a panzanella salad as listed, rather mixed greens with hard croutons.
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  • Seems that very few people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/4/2013
    Seems that very few people actually go to Savona, and there are more people at the Bar at Savona side. That being said, I felt as if we were all sitting on top of one another, and that was NOT okay with me. Why would you allow table to go empty through bulk of the restaurant, while cramming people into the four or five tables in the bar area on a Monday night? Also, the banquette that I shared with other diners was filled with crumbs from previous patrons. I expect more from a restaurant of this caliber, and at these prices.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service continues to go
    vinceVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    The service continues to go down hill . you continually have to ask for such things an more bread , drinks etc . The hostess at the front deak doesn't have a clue on what her job discription should be ???
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  • First time here, and it was
    pcje4VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    First time here, and it was excellent Can't wait to return.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still good, but less so....
    rtnutVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    We go frequently because it's close to home and the food and service are usually 5*, but the last few visits seemed not to be up to their usual standard of excellence. It took a long time for our cocktails to be served, and the portions were pathetic. One person ordered a glass of wine when her entree arrived and it wasn't served until after she was finished eating. It was a week night, and the restaurant was about half full. We had the special pizza of the night and it was delicious with a thin crust. The caesar salads were perfect and the white bean soup was excellent, but could have been hotter. The salmon was cooked to the requested temperature and nicely seasoned. Would love more fresh, seasonal options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bar dinner was not in bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Bar dinner was not in bar but upstairs with noisy kids running around on both sides of us. Almost didnt stay but decided too and food was good
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic