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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
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Romantic (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Business Meals (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Fun (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Service was very poor. We waited 30 minutes before our cocktails were delivered. Waiter disappeared for an extended period of time after we ordered an appetizer before taking an order for the main course. From our upstairs seating we heard, several times, someone in the kitchen yelling at staff.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was over the top great. They seem to manage to get the nuance of home-cooked foods from Italy and beyond--very rare; I don't know how they do that. The portions are enormous, so be prepared. The salmon tartare is superb. Staff was wonderful. Inexpensive for the quality and experience. But order carefully because the portions are 3X what we could eat!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic food and excellent service. Requested a quiet table for a business meeting when reserving and they had a perfect table away from the crowded restaurant for us. Perfect!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time at Savona. The food and service really were excellent. The main drawback was the atmosphere. The interior was cold, modern, and boring which did not compliment the historically significant structure. Given that it was so expensive, I would not go back because the atmosphere did not live up to expectations. For that price, the atmosphere should be warm and cozy. It should be darker with candles and more ambience. Also, hardly any of the original historic charm was maintained ed on the interior.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a lovely lunch celebrating a birthday. Service was very good, attentive. Fabulous drink menu, I recommend "on the roc"! All four of us enjoyed our meals carrying from pizza to salad as well as two lunch entrees. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had great service. The food was great. The cook came out to say hi.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Table setup upstairs is NOT cozy or comfy small crowded tables- likely fit more people- but I will be unlikely to return- for the price? Not worth it- felt average at best -

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Unfortunately, The food is not the same as it once was? There was no flavor in anything we ate that night!
Our old neighborhood gem was a real disappointment:(

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I wasn't fond of the mandatory valet parking.
The table was great but no linen tablecloths.
Menu and food both were excellent but the prices were too high and the portion sizes too small; poor value.
The service was excellent and the coffee was quite good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was bad.
Restaurant was not busy and I still had to look around for a waiter, I needed to then ask the water server to take our drink order, then finally when the waiter came out drinks had not.
Had to ask the waiter for bread.
7:15 reservation and the restaurant was out of the specials already.

Lovely restaurant but lacking service

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Appetizers were great. Fish was good but broccoli rabe was a little bitter. Steak was very good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Interior has been redone to enable a view of the kitchen from the bar and high tops. Dining room has been redone providing a better lit and spacious environment.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I love the food and ambiance at Savonna. The service was only very slightly slow on Christmas Eve but I can forgive them because it was extremely crowded.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Good food in a nice atmosphere. Price is not out of line with experience, but not a special value.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was very good. Been there several times and food & drinks have been consistently good. Service at times was a bit spotty but in last visit, was very good as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Still a go-to place. Everyone is nice, from valet to hostess and waitstaff Food was hot and perfectly cooked.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Sat in bar area. A little more casual. Great view of kitchen we weren’t rushed and enjoyed leisurely dinner in a casual environment.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I really enjoyed the dinner. The food was very tasty and the service exelent
I will definitely be back!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Not very busy due to snow and provided us with a table that was next to a fireplace that had a cold downdraft coming down. Other tables where empty but never moved us.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Much improved. Excellent service and food. Would definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome place

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fabulous food. Great ambience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great experience at Savona. Food was amazing and service was very attentive and on point! would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants seems to have gone backward a bit. Still elite in pricing, the wait staff was uneven in attention and service (ranging from very good to inept)....food was good, but not up to Savona standards. Strong and varied wine list. New décor seems to want to draw an unnecessary hip flavor to the venue. Will go back but hope for better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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

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vip
 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Been going to Savona for 8-9 years. We go there for 2-3 special occasion every year and always loved it. Not sure who decided to change a perfect thing but I don't even recognize it anymore. Everything about this visit was a disappointment. Now Savano is just a memory for me. Won't go again unless they go back to what they once were.

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