Avola Kitchen + Bar

4.7
321 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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4.5
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joannT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will go back and so will our friends that were with us. Food was probably the best in the area. Only complaint is they need to do a better job letting people know that they are open. Too much guessing as to what the hours are and days open. Other wise a wonderful experience

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BMWHaj
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat in the bar area and enjoyed the ambience including the guy on guitar. The food and service was good.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dined outdoors on a chilly evening. There were plenty of patio heaters and we felt very cozy. Service was excellent - professional and friendly. Food was great, if a little pricey, but that seems to be the norm these days. We had a very pleasant evening.

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vipTandCouttodinnerin9
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious unique entrees

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vipBMan84
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night!

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Nanook
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I love Italian food. This was good Italian food with healthy portions that was very over priced. Most of this opinion stems from ordering a Filet mignon and pasta dish for $28 and getting a lot of tasty pasta and almost no filet. I have gotten a whole filet for that price. OK it wasn't high end but it wasn't terrible either.
Unfortunately both our waiters were new at the job and it is probably unfair to rate them but their training could have been better.

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vipgary
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Wes did a great job once again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was surprised! Great cocktails and wine selection. A lot of food options to choose from. Good for small plates if you want to order a lot. We enjoyed our main entrees. Told the wait staff we were there to relax and not rush and they listened. If you get 3-4 beverages, 2-3 starters, and 2 mains, you will have a $200 bill. Not the worst thing for a nice relaxing evening out.

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vipMarieJ
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Exceptional service and we loved the outdoor seating and the food. Ally and madelena, our servers were very engaging and diligent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan the bartender mixed amazing drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben, the manager is excellent, greets us by name knows we prefer sitting in a both. He’s always happy to stop my our table and chat, he’s just a GEM. Our waiter Wes was fabulous, remembers what wine I drink and what we usually order. Needless to say, we love Avola , the food is outstanding, we feel like we’ll treated like family!❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! The roasted heirloom tomatoes and churasco I will definitely be back for

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TheKitchenWitch
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avola is a wonderful spot! I wish I had discovered it sooner. The ambiance (whether restaurant, bar, or patio) is perfectly designed and helps create a magical atmosphere. The food is top notch. I have not had a bad dish yet. I highly recommend it!

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AndrewF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Everything we tried was very good. I was especially pleased with the unique cocktails they offered on the menu.

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Spags
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food

the out door tables need new finishes.

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vipCalista
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic steaks with whipped potatoes and asparagus. The ricotta appetizer was perfect too. The drinks rocked. Staff is friendly and professional as always! 🙌🎉🙌🎉

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soclose
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food tasted good. Loved the Octopus hash as an appetizer as well as the Caprese salad. Pizzas and pasta all good as well. A bit pricy for the pasta without meat but the taste was good. It was not crowded when we went so not too noisy but I can see where it could get loud when crowded.

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ELSG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed Happy Hour at the bar with our attentive bartender and nicely priced drinks and apps. Portions were generous for our dinners ranging from salads to seafood to pasta. Dine at the bar, in the open and airy restaurant or al fresco. Avola is conveniently tucked off of Route 29.

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FrankB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wood grilled octopus app was filled with so many great flavors, and all the main dishes looked and tasted great! Outside seating on a perfect summer night made for an even better experience

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vipValerieS
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. Service a little slow but big party going on.

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vipAndre
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience and food as always!!

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vipgary
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kaylie our server told us as he was new & did a Good job. Good & drink was perfect. High top wooden chairs outside were a challenge to get in & out of. Suggestion, raise umbrella’s each day. We were in Isley seated at a low umbrella table that was closed & proved too tough open. W diners Also commented on the high top chairs.As always the food & drink were a good choice!

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vipValerieS
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is very good but the restaurant is very noisy. Also the service could be better. I ordered a glass of wine and it was not delivered until my meal arrived. Also, the waitress did not check on us to see if we needed anything.

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vipCharityH
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service here is always outstanding. My one and only complaint is that when live music is playing you cannot hear yourself think.

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vipgary
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dean the Bartender made us feel at home!

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KathleenK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in for a late lunch last week and the food was SO good we came back for dinner with friends!

Excellent service, friendly staff, amazing food. We can't wait to go again.

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ladykaya
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Cool place. Will return

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails, excellent service provided by friendly staff.

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EmilyH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing night out with friends at Avola. The environment is great and love the decor! Lindsay was wonderful as always! We always ask for her as our server because she is always so knowledgeable about food and drinks, making awesome suggestions. She has never steered us wrong! Can’t recommend this restaurant enough. Will definitely be back soon!

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cristeneg
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We loved it. Service was great - musician was really really talented. Didn’t care for the style of the restaurant ( I found the color changing lights disconcerting on a 300$ meal) but the food was wonderful.

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AlisonY
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food at Avola was very good, however the service was really bad. Our server came back a couple of times only after we had to ask the bus person (who’s a minor) to ask him for drink refills. We had ordered a bunch of starters to share, and he never came back to ask if we wanted to order meals. This restaurant has potential because the food was really good (especially the fried artichokes and mussels in white wine sauce), but they really need to work with their staff to be more attentive to their customers.

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Chip
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great but the two people we interacted with made it a Brest experience
The guy who greeted us( might be owner or manager) put up with dumb questions and offered extra info
And our server LYDIA handled special request and made the meal way better than just flavorful
We determined she is NOT Lydia the tattooed lady
(google it if you’re young)

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vipCowboy
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening had by all. Joe, our attentive and fantastic server made the expert perfect. Food at Avola never disappoints.

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vipLizWayne
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice date night spot. We Sat on the patio which was enjoyable. The menu offered a robust cocktail selection and the wine selections had a decent variety too. The pastas were handmade and well done. Overall, I would return!

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runnergirl
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful gem. Food and cocktails fresh and delicious.

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great cocktail selection, friendly and knowledgeable waiter. Will definitely go back.

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KKDK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food, service was a bit spotty with long waits for our drinks on our last visit. Food was great, as always. Biggest downside to this place every time we have been there on a Friday night (about 6 times), there is always one young lady who isn’t a server but more of a water glass refiller/busser. She always comes up when we are mid-chewing to ask about our meals. It’s weird and random b/c she’s not our server & she’s dressed super casual so she doesn’t seem to be a manager either. she has a bad habit of trying to take away our plates when we’re still eating (even when our forks are in-hand and aimed at plate?) & she took a half-full $16 glass of wine last time we went. Good news is our server quickly got me a replacement glass of wine.

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vipAnnA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are always top notch. This is our "Go To" for a consistently awesome experience

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vinjoebob
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was a nice find right off the turnpike slip ramp at Malvern. The food was fantastic - the crispy artichoke app was a great start, and then my wife and I enjoyed tasting each other's entrees - a house salad, Margherita pizza and the sausage gemelli, all of which was house made. For dessert we split an olive oil cake which was also very tasty. Service was very friendly, but it was a slow night overall so the service was a bit slow as well. We sat outside since it was a very nice night, but the table and chairs were covered in pollen (hard to fault them for that!) so I may have sat inside if given a 2nd chance. The interior is very nice and comfortable looking. Overall, I would recommend the restaurant and would REALLY recommend the crispy artichoke!

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RichD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant experience in quite a while. Exceptional service and amazing food. Can’t wait to go back!

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 321 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.