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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

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (26)
Notable Wine List (24)
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Romantic (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Business Meals (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Fun (11)
Cozy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Authentic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

They had a wonderful prix fix lunch menu this week, and along with their fabulous wine list, it's a great choice!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Casual, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

I hadn't been to Savona in years and forgot how good it is. It's been remodeled for a year and it looks great. We'll be back soon.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

A little rough around the edges but good food. No coat check. No table cloths.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great anniversary visit. Excellent service, food and wine. Room is a bit bright, but comfortable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

After reading the recent Inquirer review, I was hesitant to try this place again. It had been a few years since our last visit, but recent positive customer reviews online made me give it another try. All in our group of three enjoyed our meals. The food was fresh, and we loved our selections. Appetizers of Scottish Salmon tartare, accompanied by wafer-thin sweet potato chips was a delicious start to the meal, as was the Five Second Tuna with crispy leeks. The American Red Snapper entree was excellently prepared and served with knee-high farm wilted greens, olive tapenade, peperonata, tomato compostas. It was delicious, excellently prepared, and one of the best pieces of fish I've had in recent memory. Our server was polite, efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. The only complaint of the evening was our table location. We weren't thrilled with our upstairs table as we were located near a doorway used by staff. The flow of staff traffic, as well as the occasional bump into our chair, was annoying. The room was dreary and very grey, but the meal was outstanding.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Submitted a reservation thru open table to sit in the bar @ 615... walked in and 2 high tops were empty. Preferred a high top, but was told;
“No reservation for high tops”
Upon arrival I requested to sit at one of them and informed, “the investors are coming in and we are reserve them for investors only”......
Both high tops were empty until 15 min before I left... when a couple came in and took a high top.... middle one was empty the whole time I was there.
Slightly disappointed

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

They seem to be raising the bar. Service and food were so much better than anything we have found locally. Very high end food (who still offers beautifully prepared complementary Amuse Bouche courses?) with extremely friendly and attentive service. It's not the cheapest, but in line with other restaurants. Will definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

All around just a great dining experience from beginning to end. Each course was prepared and served with care.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Never disappoints. We usually eat at the bar, which we love, but were celebrating a birthday with a larger group so ate in the main dining room -- love the new, updated decor. The only problem is having to select what to order as everything is wonderful!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was wonderful as it has always been in the past. Service was decent as well. My biggest complaint is that it was our anniversary (which I had told them). The hostess told us she accidentally gave away our table because she got us confused with another party and then we ended up in a corner table surround by three large very loud parties which really took away from the evening

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was out of this world. The servers were very attentive & very professional- they could not of been any nicer. Two minor complaints: 1) The waiters kept giving the wrong food to the wrong people all evening 2) In the main dining room, they should've put tablecloth's over the butcher block tables. It felt like we were eating at a diner. We really missed the elegance of the old Savona.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a lovely evening with another couple. We all ordered different things and everything was delicious! Try the hay stack potatoes, out of this world!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent flavors. Perfect service! Comfy seating .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The dover sole is really great. This dish is highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Savona was recommended to me by a friend as a good spot for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary. We will be back for sure and I won’t be waiting a year. The food was fantastic. The ambience is great, very unique. It felt like we were at a party at someone’s house rather than a restaurant. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable as well as super friendly. I highly recommend trying Savona if you’ve never been.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great for casual dining or special occasions. Wait staff was attentive and well trained. My food was fresh, delicious and perfectly prepared. Loved the scallops with pasta.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was excellent as was the service. We thought the atmosphere was just ok but we'd return... The bar looks cool

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We felt very rushed and our waitress was rude. Food was very good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went with friends and all of our entrees were fantastic...delicious and imaginatively prepared. I had the venison special and it was one of the best things I’ve eaten in a long time. My husband’s red snapper was also expertly prepared. The grilled octopus appetizer, however, was terrible and I’m not sure if it was real octopus. My husband ordered the same app with grilled shrimp, which was very good. The service was good, but the restaurant was noisy. I would like to see the noise level reduced.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food! Abundant food and drink selections. Knowledgeable wine steward. Very comfortable. Valet parking and easy to find. Waiter was unpolished for the restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Organic, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

went to Savona for the first time on a friday night. It was so noisy that I could barely enjoy the meal. Food was very good. service was not up to par. Waitstaff not professional or efficient, but they were friendly. This falls back on management. Short ribs pizza had 1 tablespoon of short ribs. Not cool, All other food was very good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have never walked out of a restaurant before, but there is a first time for everything. Our reservation was for 8pm. Come 9pm we still didn't even have our appetizers. Our waiter never once checked on our table or asked if we wanted another drink. I had to ask him where our food was, and he treated me like I was bothering him. At that point, we just left. Aside from the above, I will say that the hostess was lovely.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Overall a great experience. The only thing that was lousy was the dessert: a pumpkin pie tart. A tastykake pumpkin pie is 1000x better than this tart. I should have gone with the tried and true flourless chocolate brownie!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

It was wonderful. They have redesigned the restaurant to appear more casual, perhaps too casual. I miss the white table clothes!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Antithesis of hospitality and delicious food. Too many great options in the area to go back.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

An excellent meal with very attentive staff - a very enjoyable experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

It was great! Everything we had was delicious! We loved our appetizers, meals, desserts AND cocktails. All around great service, great food and a lovely place. We'll be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We loved our cocktails, wine and especially our food choices. Unfortunately, the service was less than desirable. Dissapointing for a restaurant of that caliber.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Cozy
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was great, service was terrible. Seated 30 minutes after our reservation then sat at our table for 20 minutes without so much as a glance from a single staff member. We had to go up and ask them to bring us bread and water. When we finally did find someone to take our order, only two of the three meals came out, no one bothered to check and notice one of us had no food. Will not be returning.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very inattentive.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Several people had recommended Savona to us. We went on a Friday night and sat on the bar side. Food was average at best, service was terrible. I would not recommend it.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Savona our guilty pleasure. We go for lunch and can get a rack of lamb. Pair that up with a pizza and some wine and you have 2 very happy people. Care taken with every dish out of the kitchen. We're hooked

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I love Savona's wine list, both by the glass and by the bottle. The sommelier, Michele, is very knowledgeable and helpful in choosing a wine. The staff is attentive without being intrusive and the food was fabulous!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food and service were both very good, but very very pricey

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Unfortunately our experience was not a good one. I have been planning to go to this restaurant for over six months and I was really looking forward to this dining experience. We had reservations at 8 PM and they seated us one time. The problem was the table was not set up and it was in the corner. They apologize for the unprepared table and we were still excited about this restaurant. Unfortunately the evening got worse as the service was slow which I think was a result of us being in the corner and the waiter forgot about it. The food was good but the dining experience was diminished because of the service and the location of our table. I am not sure I will be going back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Every aspect of our meal was spectacular. We were lucky enough to get a table outside on a beautiful evening. The meal was outstanding and the service (thank you, wonderful Sophie) five-star. Fabulous.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Waiter was awkward, like ill-at-ease. Table for two we got was odd - unusually long between us both (HELLO! - How are you over there?), designer didn't think too hard about comfort as much as cool design (tabletop was also an inch or two too high for average folks like us). Food was very, very good, but the interior needs re-thinking.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I have always held Savona in high regard. We have been there a few times over the years as the prices are high it isn't a regular. So I don't have any idea what happened last night. We took clients there and the service was really slow, the place was all but empty. The food was adequate at best, my $50 steak was worth about $10, not good at all. It was cooked to temperature though. The first couple there waiting 20 mins to get their drinks (place was almost empty), our server really struggled with routine stuff, this typically doesn't bother me but the price tag last night was in the stratosphere. I won't be going back for awhile, if at all. There are so many great restaurants around here that are far more consistent.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

even though I had made my rez weeks before my party was seated next to the waiters station - very noisy and stressful area, very disappointing. We ordered the spiedini and the chix was raw, very disappointing (still had to pay for it). I firmly suggest moving that table back 3 feet, there was plenty of room to do so and perhaps built a partition between the table and the waiters station. Our main meals were excellent, especially the red snapper. We had 3 servers, 2 were very professional. I will go back, but will not sit at that table again

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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