Took my husband here for his
Took my husband here for his birthday, he and I both thought it was terrific. We were treated extremely well, the food was delicious and well presented. Absolutely recommend for anyone looking for a high class experience!
2/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Beautiful Night out at Savona
We had an exceptional dinner at Savona. The entrees were fantastic (we each had the striped bass and dover sole, respectively). Dinner was paired with a fantastic French wine. Desserts were delicious as well.
Service was, if anything, even more incredible than the food. Although the restaurant was packed to capacity, it felt as if we had the wait staff to ourselves, as we were the recipients of constant attention.
We particularly enjoyed the little treats between courses, such as the palate cleansing sorbet, mini-marshmallows and champagne.
The only negative, and it was a slight one, was the addition of squid ink to the risotto appetizer. It seemed like overkill, and really didn't add to the aesthetics of the presentation.
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dinner was excellent.
Our dinner was excellent. Each of us enjoyed our main course. WSe shared 2 appetizers and one dessert among the four of us and found those excellent also.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Rare five star review in the 'burbs
The rare 5 star review from this OT VIP. Stellar execution from host, to wait, to kitchen staff. Everything sparkled from the moment we sat, till the moment the lemon tyme dessert was plated. Large fish selection on this particular evening (fine with us) and we sampled the Alaskan Halibut and the Sea Bass, the primi was short rib homemade ravioli that were simply decadent. Can't wait to go back.
3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Occasion Restaurant
We sat in the corner table on the "patio" (it's inside, not like a real patio). Everything was absolutely wonderful--service, food, ambiance. They bring little tastes of things from the chef which is very nice. It is an expensive restaurant but very much worth it.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Savona - for a special evening
We had our 3rd or 4th meal at Savona, and it was excellent. At first, the prices seems a trifle high, but the chef sends out small samplers, and the fresh bread is hot and superb. Carmen and his staff are attentive and very pleasant, without being at all obsequious. The atmosphere is beautiful, and they do not rush you through your meal. The entrees are diverse and interesting, and you get a very generous serving. It is a wonderful treat and dining experience.
Cindy L. O'D.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old reliable doesn't disappoint.
Hadn't been for years. Still among the best. Octopus app a bit tough. Grouper excellent. Nice touches with unexpected dishes from chef.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seems to have gotten better
Seems to have gotten better with time. Big improvement. The service and food add up to a great night out!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Impeccable service. Menu
Impeccable service. Menu is small but varied. Extensive wine list. Expensive but perfect for a special occasion.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for a business gathering
It is quiet and the setting private. Food and service are excellent
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as always
I went twice in last 2 weeks, and the service and food were excellent. I love the crab salad, and both the steak and surf and turf special were wonderful. My daughter thinks the dover sole is the best around. Try to get a soufle for dessert.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Sole of the Meal
The Dover sole is awesome! Among the best I have ever had. The lobster ravioli was delicate and perfectly seasoned and presented. The misto salad refreshing and with a good dressing to ingredient ratio. The strawberry mousse was a beautiful light finish.
We have eaten at Savona before and are always happy with the food, the parking and the Bistro. The only thing that jars is the noise from the kitchen....our romantic dinner was frequently overwhelmed by the yelling. The sommelier must have been out because, while the manager was able to help with a wine selection from the extensive list, it was without much confidence.
Go for the food, be flexible about the ambiance.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Food
The food was excellent and very well prepared. The staff was very attentive.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent. Service was attentive without being disruptive. Ambiance was romantic. This restaurant gets it right. Worth the extra money.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great choice if you are in area
Visited this suburban restaurant twice when we attended US Open. Lives up to its reputation as best restaurant in area.
We found fish dishes, like branzino and Dover Sole ($55) to be excellent, other dishes less successful.
NY like prices which we are used to, but if this restaurant were in NY it would not be one of our favorites because of spotty service and hit and miss entrees. But if you are in area and want to splurge, a good choice.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Rate Dining
We've been to Savona several times in the past few years and the food is always first rate. My wife claims their Dover Sole is the best she's ever had. Service is excellent. There was a large company dinner nears us and they were very loud. The waiter quickly asked if we wanted to move (we were celebrating our anniversary). We didn't mind but appreciated gesture and they sent a candle with our desserts. The tuna tartare was very good and the lobster ravioli ap was awesome. One large ravioli with a small tail and claw. Highly recommend Savona.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
First class experience!! Food,
First class experience!! Food, wine and service were all top notch. We will go back again
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We made a reservation for
We made a reservation for Savona, not realizing the more bistro part of the restaurant is listed under Bar Savona. We were early and were able to change from the more formal part. The outdoor part is part of Bar Savona. We were seated upstairs which still had a more formal environment and felt special. My only criticism is that the service was a little arrogant and not very friendly, especially for a bistro-style restaurant. Food was great.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best restaurants
One of the best restaurants I have been to - amazing food and exceptional service. Food is not very kids friendly but the chef always changes a menu meal to appeal to my children.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful restaurant for a romantic evening! Delicious food and expert service!!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Savona mid-week summer
This was our third experience at Savona. The meal was excellent (as on the other visits) and the service was very good. One item of note is that there were times we felt pushed which we do not like, hence the "very good" versus excellent rating. This had not been the past experience. In any event we enjoy eating at Savona.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, service and ambience.
Over-all this was a very positive experience. This is a pricey restaurant fit for those special occasions.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Savona is great!
My husband and I generally search for restaurants using the Wine Spectator as a guide and we found this gem a few years ago. It's located about an hour's drive from us but well worth the road trip...the menu isn't large but the items on it are very innovative and delicious. They also offer outstanding amuse-bouche , which I love.They have an outdoor area that looks lovely but it's always been too busy to get seated there...and Tuesday is our night out so reservations are recommended. Enjoy!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Savonna made my friend's birthday special. Fun attentive staff. Great wine list. Love the atmosphere and food was wonderful!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Timer and We Will Be Back
We are always looking for a nice restaurant to eat in the Main Line area. We had been disappointed on our last two visits to Sola. The food was well prepared at Savona. Two amuse-bouche were served before each of the courses. All were very good especially the cantaloupe/citrus soup. One of the main courses we ordered of duck breast had cherries. Unfortunately one of the cherries had a pit, and fortunately no teeth were broken. The desserts were delicious. The only thing that's a bit irksome is that they have mandatory valet parking.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I think the "baguettes" were too firm. an older crown might appreciate a softer roll.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was last here 10 years ago. Amazing food and service. Had forgotten how great the food and attention to detail with service is. Will make sure to go back sooner
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my second visit, and Savona did not disappoint. Great food (the duck entree in particular was sublimely soft), great service (catered to special requests and offered very useful wine advice), and very good ambience (generally quiet but lively nonetheless). Definitely recommend.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old Favorite in Decline?
Have loved Savona for years, so take this as tough love. Service very spotty when formerly first class. Waiters rushing back and forth hurriedly as if overworked. Service here always had a classic calm. Very hard to flag a waiter down. Asked for salt when meal was served. At least, five minutes till salt arrived. What's up with no salt on table anyway? Chef vanity? No dish can come from the kitchen suited to all tastes. A classic restaurant respects diner wishes. And no foie gras? Very limited meat choices in fine dining options.
We are locals and will return. The food was still excellent, but the inclusion of a more casual dining option seems to have watered down the standards of the classic Savona.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cleaned our plates - great meal.
Dined on a Saturday night.
Great menu, with excellent choices. The Barolo soaked Duck was well prepared and top notch in terms of flavor and how it was done.
Service throughout the meal was exemplary, striking just the right pace between courses.
Nothing felt rushed, and everyone was super helpful.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great services , amazing food !!!
My husband and I had a pleasant evening !!!
Thanks for the birthday wishes !!! Nice touch
For my request !!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looking to take a client to dinner who was staying at the Marriott near by, we had the best service from the minute we walked in the door, food was AMAZING and really a nice night.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Did the Opici Wine Dinner ...
It was OUT OF THIS WORLD delish. Buratta cheese / fresh salad, followed by scallop and risotto (you either do or do not know how to make/serve risotto and trust me, Savona knows how to do both!), followed by a braised short rib that fell apart as it was plated - and it was soooo good. Each course paired with a wine that perfectly set the stage. We've dined at Savona many times, but this was our first trip to the chef's table / wine cellar - and it is truly a hidden gem. Big enough to sit up to 16-18 people -you might want to consider your next private function there. You know the food, wine and service will be spectacular.
9/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very high class place
Very classy, a good place to dress up and impress a girl. A little pricey, but I knew that going in.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very nice dinner
We had a very nice dinner celebrating a birthday with 4 adults and two children. The kitchen was accomodating to the kids needs. I will definitely be back soon.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM