Avola Kitchen + Bar

4.7
263 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Mediterranean inspired farm-to-table restaurant focusing on Pennsylvania producers, crafted cocktails, global wines, and craft beers.
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4.7
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vipCaraleeC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent drinks and the food was impeccable as usual! We enjoyed muscles artichokes pizza and a rigatoni special and their desert panna cotta was out of this world! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LisaL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Overpriced food, service was slow and server forgot about us. Never asked to refill drinks.

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luvs2eat
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a great meal at Avola! We are always surprised that it is not more crowded.

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PatT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant had tables spaced well apart and made us feel comfortable. The waitstaff was attentive and friendly and answered all our questions about the menu. It was quiet while we were there early on a Saturday evening. I had a huge bowl of spicy mussels with nicely toasted bread to sop up the yummy sauce.(Would have liked a spoon to get the remaining sauce) For an entre, I chose the steel head trout which was delicious. A very generous portion of perfectly cooked fish with a crispy top, a tasty eggplant and tomato salad (zaalouk) and piperade. My very particular dinner partner had the house salad with the vinaigrette dressing which was 'not too vinegary'. She asked that her black ink linguine scampi be prepared without several ingredients and no seasoning. The chef paid enough attention to her requests to send the waitstaff back out to ask if she wanted the garlic and shallots. The dish was perfectly seasoned for her taste but only had mussels and was missing the shrimp and clams described on the menu. They quickly made it right and offered dessert on the house to make up for their mistake. Definitely worth a return visit.

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HollyK
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avola kitchen does not disappoint! Delicious unique cocktails, amazing appetizers, fresh selections makes it hard to decide where to start! Take a friend who likes to share so you can sample more than 1 thing! We sat on the patio and they even provided small throws as there was a little breeze - but between that and the heaters what a wonderful comfortable way to enjoy a delicious meal and a few drinks!

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vipShleneck
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great ambiance and great service. We will definitely be back!

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vipLC1963
Salt Lake City
47 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing but the service was a little slow. The server was wonderful but said that the kitchen was backed up. We weren't in a hurry so it was ok with us. I had the bronzino and the broth with clams that was served over it was delicious.

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RandyQ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early (5:30) on a Friday night. We had a quiet table throughout our stay.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience here! Our meals and drinks were delicious. Great outdoor seating options and indoor.

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valeries
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Unfortunately it was our first time back since COVID hit. We remembered it as a place with great food and wonderful service. The food was good but the service was not. We were so disappointed. Every meal at a restaurant is as good as the last one only. This is the one that you remember the most. So it may be a while before we venture out to Avola again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Cannot wait to visit again ASAP.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with a girlfriend and we both had delicious meals. We split the mussel appetizer and she had a chicken dish and I had the fish. The restaurant felt COVID-19 safe. It was great.

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PatriciaB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!!! Great food and drinks and outstanding service from Ben & Wes!!

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Josie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I’ve been to Avola before and loved it and will try it again for sure.... was a bit disappointed as my dish was extremely spicy and unexpected as was my husbands and he likes spicy food! I really like the atmosphere and my Caesar salad was wonderful! Service was adequate for not being overly busy.... I will try again another time as historically it has been very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!! My husband and I are regulars. Avola is our go-to weekend spot. Great meal and service every time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was great! Ate at the bar and would like to try the restaurant area next.

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vipAnnA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tremendous. We enjoy the ambiance of this eclectic locale. We did a wine tasting and the wine selection was great.

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lindsay was wonderful. She gave helpful tips about the menu and drinks. I would highly recommend. Great atmosphere and great food and drinks. Will definitely be back again!

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Allison
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They allowed us to make a last-minute to change to the reservation number. Everyone at the table thought the food was outstanding.

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vipATL17
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu and service. Food always inventive and fresh.

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Barb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience all around. Great ambiance, food and service. Felt safe with Avola following Covid guidelines.

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Myrton
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time since COVID. Protocols were adhered to, more than adequate spacing of tables and manager and servers were mindful to always be masked.

Panko fried artichokes were amazing, service great. Wine list is well thought. Dinner was perfectly prepared.

We will be regulars.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avola was the perfect place for my husband and I to celebrate our anniversary! From the menu to the setting to the service, we can’t say enough about it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband and I used to work at twenty9 and were SO excited to try Avola now that we have moved back to the area. We were not disappointed at all! Staff was so friendly and grateful to have the business during COVID. All tables were spaced apart and so clean inside. The food came out so hot and was amazing! So excited to get back and try other menu items and try the bar area which looks awesome.

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Jewelrymom1
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Even through a pandemic Avola continues to deliver fabulous food in a great setting! The service was excellent as well!

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vipHogie
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avola is a great restaurant choice for any occasion. Fantastic menu, tasty food and great selection of adult beverages. Service is top notch. Indoor and outdoor dining. Great ambiance. A must for your 1st choice foe dining in Malvern area.

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DebraM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific restaurant that has incredible food, beautiful atmosphere, friendly servers, and an eclectic menu that all add up to make you feel special. Drinks were great, too!

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gary
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel our server did a great job!

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Najat
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, we were celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary. We had the best server! Outdoor seating was convenient. I'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Outdoor dining was nice. Felt safe because we weren’t jammed together. Food was excellent and service was attentive.

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vipAliceM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks and great atmosphere

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vipCowboy
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, the chef, and in particular our server was outstanding. It made for a delightful evening... Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipMichaelE
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and very good service. Will definitely go back.

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TerryWR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben is the Manager and bar tender and served us. Great guy with excellent customer service. Food was good.

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ConnorS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! Great service and ambiance

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vipLSS1978
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Delicious homemade pasta. Appreciated the heat lamps for outdoor dining.

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vipDoreenH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff were all very friendly

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vipMisterV
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We go occasionally and enjoy the food and setting

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TerryWR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben was amazing bartender/server on our first visit to Avola. Food was excellent - we had 2 apps and a happy hour margherita pizza. Will definitely be back soon !! :>)

FAQs

Avola Kitchen + Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 328-8584.

Avola Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 263 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.