Great choice if you are in areaVisited 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 AMTop NotchFood 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 AMGreat Service and FoodThe food was excellent and very well prepared. The staff was very attentive.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Sole of the MealThe 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 AMExcellent as alwaysI 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.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for a business gatheringIt is quiet and the setting private. Food and service are excellent5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSeems to have gotten betterSeems to have gotten better with time. Big improvement. The service and food add up to a great night out!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMImpeccable service. MenuImpeccable service. Menu is small but varied. Extensive wine list. Expensive but perfect for a special occasion.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOld 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.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSavona - for a special eveningWe 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.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Occasion RestaurantWe 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.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRare five star review in the 'burbsThe 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 AMOur 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.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLost some of its "pizzazz"Lost some of its "pizzazz" from earlier years. Very rushed (like wanting to clear plates before we were finished?) Never offered coffee at the end of the meal.
Also, very pricey.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA Beautiful Night out at SavonaWe 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.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my husband here for hisTook 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!2/27/2013 12:00:00 AM