Chovy's Italian Casual

4.5
80 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
We’re casual, yet somewhere between the theme restaurant and white tablecloth restaurant. As you walk through the door, the sweet aromas and imperceptible hum that comes from methodical chopping fill the air. Crates of fresh herbs, produce, fish, meats, imported pastas and cheeses, and extra virgin olive oil are delivered and immediately used in the day’s pastas, soups and daily specials. Just like the original kitchen from which these recipes descent, Chovy’s! food is prepared with that day’s meal in mind.
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SB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service was superb! The bread is amazing and all our dinner entrees were very good. My daughter is gluten-free and they had some delicious options for her and seemed very knowledgeable about dietary restrictions. Nice wine selection. This was our first visit there, very impressed.

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DS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Whether you’re new to town or just looking for a nice dinner out, look no further than Chovy’s! With a wide variety of entrees on the menu to their dinner features and generous portions, you won’t walk away hungry. Their staff excel in their duties and the kitchen staff is very accommodating to special requests. They’ll even try to have a meal prepared that’s no longer on the menu or out of season. Large wine selection and akilled bar staff for all your favorite beverages. Enjoy your night out and enjoy a great deal of a meal at Chovy’s!

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RC
Richmond
110 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

A family restaurant with extensive menu and good selection of cheap wines. Friendly welcoming service. Some of the main Italian entrees were good but most bland and with watery sauce. Prime rib mediocre. Best Italian in town.

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RD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and everything again, just as I remembered from last time.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents and I always enjoy coming here. The food is very delicious and I even have had a couple dates here before. The atmosphere is very relaxing. The servers we have are always friendly and fun to talk to.

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CH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and our server was friendly and new the menu well. We highly reccomend Chovy's! For quality food on this side of the state that's second to none. We would've given 5 stars but we sat outdoors and the red ants bit bit my husband, our daughter and myself. That is the one and only complaint. Very nice place. Great job to all of the staff. It really shows that they care about their restaurant and job.

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O
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, good atmosphere. Bartender was excellent. Server was doing her best, but seemed she had too many tables - too bad because the restaurant missed out on selling another round of drinks. The person who delivered the food to the table was new and didn’t know what she was delivering or to which person it should be delivered.

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TB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

This could have easily been a repeat 5 Star performance for one of my favorite Italian restaurants, had it not been for the spotty service we received. The food was the star of the show, as usual. The service however was the worst I have had there. Our drink order came out sluggish and incomplete, our appetizizer came out well after our entree, at one point during our meal my beverage went for a refill and never came back, we had to retrieve our own butter, we were never asked/offered desert and our after dinner mints were carelessly tossed to us. These things, coupled with the attitude of our server, made for a less than pleasurable dinner. The uneaten appetizer was taken off our bill but it was a case of too little too late. I hope that next time we drive an hour to visit we get better service.

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was outstanding! We will always return!

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JD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Wonderful atmosphere. Extensive menu.

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c
Toledo
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

this place never lets us down. very extensive wine list, great menu with a blend of pasta dishes and just about everything else. they have anchovies for your caesar just like it should be.

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SL
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful experience. However, the portions are too large. I throw away far too much every time.

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DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 4

Or waitress was wonderful and fun. My only high complaint is I ordered the veal marsala, and the noodles where pasty and the veal was overcooked. I did try and eat a piece because it might taste better than it looked. I could hardly cut a piece to try. I have never had veal make me feel add if I where chewing gum, and this 1 did. Totally turned my stomach. I then ordered the chicken Romano. Any time I make this dish the chicken is made with breadcrumbs and egg.... thus was just breaded chicken. Plus there was no lemon flavor to it at all! No parmesan or Romano used at all. I couldn't do anything about this because I took this dish home, by the time I received my new dish everyone else was finished and I wad ready to leave.

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PG
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and great service. I appreciated being able to make my reservations on line. We enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant, also. We can't wait to go back.

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WB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - excellent atmosphere. Clean & enjoyable place to eat. Large menu with good selections & the wine list is never ending.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Salad arrived with a hair in it. No apology from the server. We ordered 5 adult meals and 1 child's meal (which was supposed to be free on a Tuesday) We were charged for it but didn't realize it until we got home. The Italian sauce for the spaghetti was poor. Two meals were ordered with seafood to include shrimp, scallops and crab. The meal had 4 shrimp, 4 medium size scallops and no crab. All over a dry angel hair pasta. The chicken and vegetable dinner included mushy vegetables and very small piece of chicken. Rice pasta was substituted with ziti swimming in unappetizing spaghetti sauce. (no notice of substitution was given) When questioned there was no response from the server. All for only $120. We would have been much happier at Applees.

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PG
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Host/Hostess desk could use a better system of seating. Once at your table, all improves. The very extensive menu does add a challenge. Service is exceptionally friendly and helpful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, Jamie our waitress was fabulous, we will definitely be back

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KR
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! Beautifully decorated, pleasant and friendly wait staff, incredible menu selection and all the food was great! We raved about it for days afterwards and will definitely visit again!

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TK
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Chovy's. The food was delicious and the employees were all respectful. (Especially when walking through the restaurant, they step aside so you can go first). It’s something even the young staff did also, it’s a must to teach them young. Good job! I prefer to spend my time at places like that. I ordered Chicken Parmesan and it was fabulous. The wedding soup was perfect. My Mother in Law enjoyed the Chicken Marsala. There were no complaints at our table and all but one person were never been there before. We will definitely frequent here now since we moved to the area last summer. I’m sorry we didn’t come sooner!

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KF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal, service, and drinks. Great selection & plenty of it. Was seated in booth area and noise level was very low so easy to carry on conversation with my elderly parents.

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a rambunctious group of eight and our waiter was fantastic. He even took a group picture for us at the end of our meal.

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c
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful dinner at Chovy's! Our waiter was incredible-wish I could remember his name....I had the eggplant parmigiana which is actually called something else but it's easy to find on the menu-it was just perfect. The atmosphere and service was perfect. Looking forward to my next visit!

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r
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for special occasions. Nice wine list. Large portions. Friendly staff. All around great experience.

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary and the staff were so accommodating!

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took friends that have never been there and they loved it.
Price was reasonable food was great as always.
Our server was amazing I wish I could remember her name as we were all extremely impressed by her

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FC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit to Chovy’s. Being on a diet, I had a terrific Mediterranean steak salad and a glass of Cabernet. However, others in party enjoyed their variety of pasta dinners in a pleasant atmosphere. Will definitely choose Chovy’s on future visits to Meadville.

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I drove from Erie, PA to celebrate a late Valentine's Day. It was a perfect evening. We made reservations on-line it was flawless. The staff was so nice and accomodating and we had a nice quiet booth. We will be back very soon for sure. The food was excellent. Thank you all for a wonderful dining experience.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chovy's made our Valentine meal so very special. The food was great, our waiter so helpful and friendly, the atmosphere romantic, and the aroma, Italian!

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Only complaint would be—need something other than iceberg lettuce in the salad.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We have had excellent meals at Chovys in the past. Unfortunately this visit was not so great. The steak and lobster were way over seasoned and over priced. Disappointing meal especially for the price we paid.

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was excellent. Service was great. Atmosphere was great. We always have a great meal here.

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BS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

My husband and I had a fancy dinner and we were able to bring our one year old

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BT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Much to choose from, including healthy options. All 3 of us enjoyed our food very much and the portions were big. I appreciated how wine pairing suggestions were printed on the menu with each dish. Our server was friendly and professional.

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RH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Italian food. It’s always a go to spot for good food and service. Would recommend to anyone. Lots of choices. Love it at chovys! 👍

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for a festive gathering!

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A
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was very good, the wine and sangria were great. Service could have been better. I asked for a pint of wedding soup to go and then later ordered lasagna to go as well. The waitress only gave me a cup of the wedding soup and didn’t include a salad with the lasagna order. I wanted the soup for my husband who is recovering from surgery so that was a big disappointment. The waitress acted very accommodating but fell short in taking care of us in a timing manner as well.
Additionally, there was a family of four near us and the 2 year old was very badly behaved, screaming over and over and throwing tantrums. The parents should have taken her away from the table for awhile but I believe they probably don’t discipline their children at all.

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was of good quality but poorly prepared. The stuffed peppers were nearly empty; the salmon under seasoned, and scallops just slightly overcooked.

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LH
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Chovy's is an excellent choice if you want delicious authentic Italian food, great service, and reasonable pricing. They also have an outstanding wine menu! I highly recommend the house blend wines. I've never been disappointed after leaving this restaurant. You have to try it!!!

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DR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great to be able to get an online reservation. We always enjoy eating at Chovys. They have something for everyone on the menu and the food is great!

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