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About Savona

Consistent, creative, high quality dining, and seamlessly orchestrated service has been the hallmark of Savona's success for over 19 years…..

A marble bar, sexy outdoor patio and upstairs wine lounge will set the stage for a spirit of relaxation and conviviality. Executive Chef, Drew Masciangelo continues to employ his "farm to table" approach with a soulful regional Italian menu inspired by his Abruzesse heritage. All selections are prepared with simplicity, consistency and the attention to detail Savona has provided for decades.

So... sit back...relax...swirl a glass of vino from the largest wine cellar in PA and enjoy the new Savona!

100 Old Gulph Road
Gulph Mills, PA 19428
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Route 320

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 520-1200

Website:
http://www.barsavona.com/

Catering:
Enjoy BARSAVONA at home. Our Director of Private Dining is prepared to tailor an event considering every detail. Contact Rosie Coyne at 610 520 1200.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Masciangelo

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:
Rosie Coyne: (610) 520-1200

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Savona Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (24)
Romantic (21)
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Notable Wine List (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Bar Seating (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Business Meals (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Fun (10)
Comfort Food (7)
Cozy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
People Watching (3)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Organic (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Although we are long time fans of Savona, we haven't been there since their renovation. It is disappointing to see them move toward a more casual environment and a lower scale menu, but i guess they are doing the right thing to change with the times. I miss the table cloths and the table side finishing of the dover sole. I also was hoping they would take a little more time with us but perhaps they had another reservation behind us. The crudo apps were great and the dover sole is still wonderful and always available even though it is never on the menu. The sommelier was helpful in recommending a wine to go with the sole. It was even lower cost than the two i told her i was considering. No attempt to run up the bill on her part. We will be back to try some of the other offerings of Savona.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

I always swore I wouldn't eat here. I'm a bit of an "anti snob." I knew that Savona was a little expensive and I'm just really a simple burger kinda guy; although I can afford to eat here. I made the reservation here because I knew she would love it. And for what it's worth, it isn't really that expensive. And it isn't snooty like I thought it was (before ever having been here). Perhaps, I shouldn't form opinions based on outward appearance and hearsay.
Well, it really is a special place. The food was superb. Every aspect of the meal was great. The service was spot on. They were just the right amount of attentive... not too much; not too little. Savona was excellent in every way. Even the valet guy was nice and polite. There is nothing negative to say, only positive. Well done!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Dad's Birthday

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 31, 2017

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant that keeps improving since reopening last summer.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was outstanding as usual and the service was great. Only issue we had was that since they redecorated the interior, the seating was a bit cramped. We sat by the windows and the tables are very small and too close together.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Bravi! What an enjoyable evening. Well trained staff, pre-meal meetings, fantastic atmosphere!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Since reopening last year the experiences have been very consistent. Evan has succeeded in restoring Savona to an outstanding restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I like the menu and ambiance much better now after the renovation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This was our first time to Savona and certainly will not be our last. Unbelievable meal with impeccable service from the moment we walked in until the moment we left. I have already raved about it to friends. Everything was prefect!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Food and atmosphere wonderful. We will be back. Very classy place. Top notch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Great food. Horrible service. Arrived at 7 pm on a Thursday. Drinks took 45 minutes - and three inquiries - to arrive. Well done filet served bloody rare. Everything was slow. Dinner lasted almost three hours. Wait staff uninformed and poorly trained. Had a fabulous experience previously, so we may try again.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Everything from the appetizers to the entrees were delicious. Love the atmosphere! Will definitely go back!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Savona has gained a reputation for great food and an impressive wine list. The craft beer selection is skimpy and cocktails are well executed when done by a seasoned bartender. Upstair's dining is bad. Service is substandard. Cocktails were botched and the server was slow in service and missed important details. I will never done upstairs again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Savona is fantastic. Waitstaff, sommelier, ambience, cuisine - all superb. we have been there many times; it has always been great and now it is better than ever.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Waiting to long to be served

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Food was very good. Service was so-so. Seemed that no one had command of their job (except the chef).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Historic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Was busy on a Saturday night, but took us on time. Service was excellent, atmosphere is great for a date, special occasion, or an evening out with a few friends.

The menu offers something for everyone, from and a wide range of prices. However, in my opinion, most dishes, especially the full-size meat and fish entrees, are overpriced. The food is good, but not worth what they're charging. Don't trust the $30 and under rating on Open Table. We had two appetizers, two medium-priced entrees ($25-$30 range), two glasses of wine, and one dessert, and our check, before tip, was about $150.

On the other hand, you could sit at the bar and have a pizza and drinks and probably spend $50-$60.

Overall I'd recommend Savona, especially for a special occasion or romantic evening out. If the prices aren't an issue for you, it's a nice setting with good food. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food was excellent. Appreciated the fact that the wine steward recommended an excellent well priced bottle (there were some expensive/overpriced wines on the list).

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Believe the reviews about Savona under new leadership. The service was the WORST. We had to ask to order drinks, which took 25 minutes in a restaurant that wasn't full because it looked like only one bartender was serving the entire restaurant. It was (no exaggeration) 2 hours and 5 minutes from when we ordered our entrees until when they were delivered. They were absolutely delicious and something we would return for if the service wasn't the most unacceptably slow service I've ever experienced. Unless you have infinite patience and hours to spare, this isn't the place to go.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We were there for Easter dinner with family. The food was very good (short ribs, chicken casserole, pasta), however the service was slow and bordering on inattentive. The service was not commensurate with the high prices.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Worst restaurant experience ever.
Clueless maitre di/general manager originally put our table of 4 which drove 40 minutes to get there in the bar facing the kitchen. After saying it was unacceptable he moved us into the dining room. After sitting for 10 minutes he had the audacity to ask us to move because a table of "investors"that had been sitting in the bar WANTED OUR TABLE! We were then moved to a table facing the busing station. Horrible. Been going there for 20 years. Never again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

the service since the change over has been hit or miss, however, the food is fantastic and always has been, but we miss the old Savona

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Waited over an hour for our table and had a reservation. Food was fair. Service not on par to turn the tables over...slow!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Noise level was painfully high and service exceptionally poor. We have had many memorable meals at Savona but were greatly disappointed in our recent dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Savona is a great option for upscale dining in the area. The food is consistently good, portions are good size, and there is enough choices on the menu. The service is always good too. If I want a pleasant dinner without kids it is one of the places I consider.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

As always, terrific fare in a great space.
The northern Italian/French menu always has something interesting and satisfying.
Great service as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Good Italian in a nice setting. Extensive wine list. Special occasion place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Service needs improving. Too many servers and they don't work together well

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We love this place!!! We have lived in this area for 3 years but only just discovered Savona. I cannot say enough good things about it. The service is top notch; the servers are friendly and professional. The food is creative, tasty, and well presented. The prices are quite reasonable. The desserts are fabulous. This place is a hidden gem. It is quite quaint.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Great experience, great food, great service. Had driven by Sonoma many times over the years with the intention to try it, but never had a chance. So glad we did. Have found a new favorite in an area with lots of options.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Really wonder service. Best Dover sole in the world.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Everything here is fantastic. The only problem is deciding what fabulous meal to order.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Savona is a wonderful restaurant offering a great menu and creative specials as well as a wonderful wine list. We have had many delicious meals there and stop in regularly for an unplanned dinner or we invite friends and make reservations for a group. The pizza Marco Castro is light and delicious, the pastas are wonderful, and the fish and meats are beautifully prepared and presented. The maitre'd, wait staff and sommelier are friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoy dining at Savona and recommend it for a quick night out or for any special and memorable occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 20, 2017

This was our first visit after their re-do last August. We have always enjoyed the food and service, but just hadn't gotten around to returning for several months. In any case, the restaurant appears more casual throughout, which is a fine thing. The menu is a combination of the old Bistro menu and the fine dining one. They still have some outstanding entree selections as well as pasta and pizza and small plates. The dover sole and tuna were each outstanding dinner selections. The pasta special appetizer was a bit small for sharing, but was excellent and delicate and tasty. Wine choices are many, and we each had 2 glasses. Service was top flight, but we were there early and on a Monday.
It's still not a cheap date, but a good date.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Service was very slow. Took way too long to get our food. The brick chicken was dry. Couldn't even finish it. Wine I ordered was not available but was very nicely substituted with an equivalent if not better wine by the sommelier. I love this place and despite my issues I'll continue to go there and recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Horrible experience on the occasion of two birthdays. Noise level was excruciating, blaming other diner's disregard, but also staff loudly socializing and hanging out at two tables nearby. Requested to be moved and were told we could, but then left till half-way through. Savona recently underwent re-vamping. What was a great upscale neighborhood restaurant, has greatly deteriorated. The food itself was disappointingly uninspired.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Visited Savona as a party of four for my husband's birthday on a Sunday night. Of the four of us, only my husband had eaten here previously. The restaurant atmosphere is nice and I love the chairs in the dining room. Food was fantastic. Service, however, was not. Our server didn't smile once, and almost seemed annoyed when she came to take our order. She misheard my husband when ordering his appetizer, so the wrong dish was served. Rather than apologize, she came off as rude and borderline accusatory. My husband and I have both worked in restaurants and are big on customer service. The food was so good that we'll be back. Unfortunately we left feeling like we'd rather sit at the bar next time than have another experience like we had in the dining room.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Looking forward to dining here. We had been to a wonderful party downstairs years ago. The food was good and the presentation wonderful. We had a table away from the noise near the large windows. The room was very drafty and the heat kept going on and off.
The service was really terrible - some French guy who kept disappearing. He was not attentive.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great food!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Mandatory valet parking for a spot that is 20 feet away
Seating in Upstairs area feels second rate vs first floor area
Food was good but not great

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