La Fava of Glen Mills

4.2
120 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Combining a century worth of experience, we introduce La Fava Restaurant and Bar to the Glen Mills/Concord Township community! Indulge in our Italian Mediterranean Fusion cuisine that was inspired by Italian, Greek, Spanish, and Provencal influences while sipping one of our craft cocktails or one of our many wines from our temperature controlled wine cellar that highlight various regions and appeal to a wide range of palates. Book your private parties and events in our banquet room for up to 100 guests.
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JD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our second time at La Fava and the only reason I gave 4 stars on service was because our waiter was new and still hadn’t learned the ropes. Otherwise, the food and desserts were great. We will definitely go back again.

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RS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s day at La Fava in Glen Mills was spectacular. We were entertained by Rich DeSimone (Frank Sinatra). Wow, what a talent.
He was great!!!
The food was excellent. We had the Lobster bisque, and the meatballs as appetizers. Chicken Parmigiana for dinner. We had a choice for dessert of tiramisu, cannoli’s, or sorbet. We had the sorbet.
Everything was wonderful. I can’t wait to take my father there. He’ll love it.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! The food was fabulous. The Bronzino and the strawberries flambé were out of this world. Can’t wait to come back.

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MJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner experience at La Fava and plan to return. Often when we dine out, something disappoints, but not here. The service and food were excellent.

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D
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious! Staff is very friendly and attentive. How much more do you need?

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C
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It is dinning so be prepared to wait but worth it.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Tonight did not measure up to my first visit-
Was disappointed with the service, food and overall experience.
Willing to give it another chance before making a final decision on this restaurant.

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SS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I would suggest happy hour. But our overall experience was very average for dinner.

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MP
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

What a disappointment. The service was poor. It took 20 minutes before our order was taken. 60 more minutes before our food arrived. When it did, one entree was cold and two were over-cooked. The noise level was way over the top, not allowing table conversation. The food is ok, not special and overpriced. Not a great experience. We will not return.

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D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Was extremely happy with both the food and the service. Our waiter was outstanding even though the restaurant was packed. The noise level was extreme though and I would not recommend going if you want to talk to anyone.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was quite good and portions generous. Mixed salad had too much dressing. “On the side” should have been offered. The menu was varied and well done. Noise level really needs to be addressed with sound baffling. Wine pour at $12 was stingy. We’d go back but not on weekend.

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JO
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

La Fava was a very good experience. We thought it was another Mexican type Restaurant but was pleased to discover that it was a Mediterranean Restaurant. We sampled different plates on our first trip there. We will go back......with friends.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

I had reserved an early birthday dinner for my husband during the happy hour time. The waitress lets us know happy hour specials are only at the bar after we inquire about it. We have been to numerous restaurants in the city and suburbs and this was our first time encountering this. So we move to bar with our baby. The drinks were really good but the appetizers were very mediocre. The main host drops the alcohol bottle in the cooler and splashes the water on my husband. I was already ready to leave this pretentious place.

We went back to the main dining area to finish our meal with an entree and dessert. My husband got the bison and he liked it. I got the seafood spaghetti dish. All the seafood was over cooked and the entire dish was underwhelming. Our dessert was supposed to be caramel pistachio flan but instead of pistachio we had almonds...

Service was cold. They seem flustered and still trying to figure things out. I probably won’t return for dinner. Italian restaurant in glen mills Il Granaio is way better in terms of good and service.

We have had food in multiple Mediterranean countries and I don’t know why people are raving about the food. It’s not good at all.

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RG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

After 15 minutes was advised our order was not available. My friend was then notified they were out of broccoli rabe after that. Waited for wine which was a minimal pour for the $$$

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e
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful new restaurant in the Glen Mills area! Everything we ordered was outstanding and delicious, from the cocktails to the appetizers and entrees. Service was very accommodating of my 1 year old nephew, they had the high chair at the table ahead of our arrival. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be back!

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S
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have come back to La Fava several times since it recent opening. We have never been disappointed in anything about the experience. It has quickly become amongst our favorite restaurants.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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A
Naples
112 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good to very good. One of our group thought the butchers special was too dry for her taste, another liked it s lot. The lobster ravioli and fish were very good. It gets VERY loud with some customers and waitstaff using LOUD voices — not much / any noise attenuation.

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JN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and location. Celebrated high school graduation. Would go back and would consider having a bigger party at La Fava.

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were super impressed. The food was delicious. The mussels were great, sauce was really tasty and delicious. My entree was awesome. I ordered the fish soup. It was a large portion, my husband had the grouper with risotto. Our dessert was special, apple pie with vanilla ice cream. Heavenly!
And the price point was very reasonable. We will definitely go again.

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F
New England
26 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our first time visiting La Fava. The food was delicious and generous portion sizes. Our server was attentive without being over intrusive. We really enjoyed the meatball appetizer.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an incredible experience from the moment we entered to the time we paid our check. The food was outstanding and the drinks were delicious. Service is top notch as well. Everyone there seemed to work together to make sure all of the guests had a great time! We will definitely be coming back!

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding as was the food. However, it was quite noisy and we felt it was a bit on the pricey side for the venue.

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JK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went with seven friends on a recommendation of someone else. We were seated and our sever interduces herself and with our group being in our 70's she spoke loud and clear which was something young people don't do. She explained the menu and told us what the specials were. She took our drink order and when she returned we gave her our dinner order. The dinner came out in a timely fashion and mine was great now a couple lady's got the flat bread and they each took half home, and they thought it was to thick and a little to much on it ? All and all it was a great experience and we will go back and we feel this place will stay were others haven't.

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AK
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. Family owned and operated and they are awesome. Food is spectacular. Can’t wait to go again.

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hope this restaurant survives in this place. The food was excellent and the bill wasn’t too high for a non-BYOB.

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Naples
113 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good food, great service from Haley and each staff member — very nice warm staff. Very loud with no noise abatement. Cute decorations to create nice dining environment.

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KK
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Rare now to find a decent restaurant where you can actually have a conversation with your partner. How refreshing! Good food, nicely portioned desserts and great wine list.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously the best Italian I’ve had in a long time !! The calamari combo is insane and different . The prosciutto with lemon is perfect for anytime . Try the meatballs !! So far I’ve loved everything

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JD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at La Fava and we were pleasantly surprised. The decor is nice and the food is excellent. The service was prompt and wait staff very informed on all items on the menu. The prices are reasonable for both the food and the drinks. My husband loved the cannellini bean and rabi dish and the pasta dishes we had were excellent. On the down side, it is a bit noisy so you do have to speak louder than normal so that the person you are talking to can hear you. We will definitely bring our family here when they come to visit.

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C
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit here and it was very nice! We had the Langostino for our appetizer- they were delicious! My husband had the Monkfish osso bucco and I had the Rigatoni Norma- they were both excellent. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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TA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal! Will definitely be going back!

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j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Our food was just delicious, server Christina was excellent, attentive and so personable. Gave great food recommendations. Love the new decor.

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J
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality food the sets itself apart from other restaurants. The decor is stylish and welcoming.

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F
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Poor advertising regarding limited buffet options and pricing. Children’s buffet price for 39 dollars is insane. Warm white wine on display for a complimentary glass is a definite no. Mediocre food - mostly bland and store bought. Only made the reservation to try the food on their menu - and none was available.

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J
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We went for Mother's Day. We were sat at a table that was not wiped down, causing 2 of my guests to have sticky hands, which was strike 1. I understand buffet brunches probably don't give you the best impression of the food, but boy was it bland. The eggplant parm may have been the saltiest item I've ever tasted. Strike 2. Strike 4 came with the bill- $49 a head for Mother's Day. I would have expected half decent service and half decent food at half the price. I honestly cannot suggest this place to anybody.

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B
Philadelphia
754 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to La Fava for the first time for Mother’s Day brunch and enjoyed it very much. The food was fresh, service was quick and the selection of breakfast and lunch items was quite good. We look forward to trying it for dinner in the near future.

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KR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day brunch

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t
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our Mother’s Day buffet was wonderful! Good food and excellent service!

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BP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch was perfect. Buffet; So much food to choose from. Everything was presented beautifully and tasted delicious. Staff was attentive and very friendly. We’ll be back.

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