La Fava of Glen Mills

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186 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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Bonta at La Fava on Thanksgiving Day | A Bountiful Buffet of American Traditions Complemented by Signature Italian & Mediterranean Offerings. Chef Passante's Thanksgiving Day Spread will feature Stoney Hill Farm Free Range Turkey and Prime Rib of Certified Black Angus and all the Trimmings.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

La Vigilia di Natale - The Feast of Many Fishes | In addition to regular menu items, Chef Passante is planning a Price Fixed Menu rooted in his Italian Tradition to celebrate Christmas Eve. A complete meal featuring regional preparations of holiday fish and seafood traditions will be offered.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Two Options on New Year's Eve | 1. A La Carte Dinner Menu -or- 2. "Gran Cenone di Capodanno" which is a complete Grand Dinner Buffet with Carving Station and Hors d'Oeuvres Package including open bar and Live Music by Ben Singleton and the People's Choice. Dancing and fun at an all-inclusive price.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 186 People Are Saying
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NM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was very bland and not many vegetarian options at all for my fiancé.

B
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful! Our waitress was excellent! i wouold definitely recommen this place to everyone!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, amazing food.

BC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Food very good. Prices were fair. Love the Strawberry flambee! Reccomend it highly!

G
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can't wait to return to try other things on the menu! Amazing service with a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. Great drinks made with care and the food was amazing. Keep up the great work and don't change a thing. So glad we found a great option to heading into downtown West Chester with easy parking!

JB
Philadelphia
548 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just keeps getting better. Michael & Michael have the place running like a top! We had company with us on our most recent visit (first timers) and they were stunned with the exceptional service and execution from the host, bar, wait and kitchen teams. The Langostino's? C'mon they were just decadent! The Tuscan Stew - equally so. Me personally, I strayed from my normal fish order and had the Gnocchi Boscaiola - it was an amazing dish with soft pillow gnocchi with wild mushrooms, crumbled sausage and a lemon thyme sauce that was sublime. I had maybe 15-20 left over from my over generous portion - that I heated in a buttered pan the next day for lunch. JUST AS DELICIOUS as the night before. The Frito Misto and Clams White from the appetizer menu should not be missed either. Quite simply the boys have this restaurant on track to be a terrific dining destination for years to come. Enjoy!

L
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Was impressed the first time and they didn’t disappoint the second time. Great dining experience.

PJ
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Fava is warm and inviting from the moment you step in the door. The food is delicious and served very elegantly on the plate. Service is impeccable with a small walk back in time with desserts prepared table side... This hidden gem is very much needed in this area. Will definitely be returning soon and will recommend to others.

PF
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food and service were fine, but the tables are huge, and the dining room is cavernous. Everyone was shouting. The noise level was unpleasant. They could easily fix these problems and create an atmosphere that is more appealing.

R
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here, won’t be our last. Drinks were very good I had the old fashioned and my wife had some blueberry mixed drink. Food was very good as well as great portions. We look forward to returning.

S
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We wanted to share bananas foster for dessert, but were told we needed purchase two.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had received a gift card for this restaurant but had not heard of it before. My husband and I went for dinner and had a great experience. The food selections were interesting, delicious and generous in portion. We tried the browned cauliflower, the vegetable tempura and the poached pear salad. All were wonderful. By the time the entrees arrived, we knew we were in trouble because we had been watching bananas Foster and cherries jubilee being prepared tableside all around us. We took a few bites of our flatbread and chicken Parmesan but made sure to save some room for cherries Jubilee! Thank goodness for doggy bags – we had enough leftovers for at least one more meal! A special shout out to our server Haley – she was attentive, pleasant and delightful. We look forward to returning with family and friends!

HM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an absolutely delicious dinner in a wonderful atmosphere. Our server was amazing .

HT
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch and we really enjoyed it. Our waitress, Jennifer, was wonderful. Was very accommodating and helpful. Since my friend and I hadn’t seen each other in awhile, we stayed much longer than we should have... no problem at all. She brought coffee and more water and there was no rush. Food is excellent ... we’ll be back... not only for the food but for the nice atmosphere

K
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Food was flavorful, but it took forever to be served (longer than 45 minutes). All dining areas have very poor acoustic design, making the noise level from conversations at other tables uncomfortably high. This is the 3rd time we have dined at La Fava of Glen Mills and all 3 times we have had the same experience. We will not be returning or recommending this restaurant to family and friends.

D
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a very enjoyable first time experience! They were very busy Happy Hour, so wait staff was a little late getting back to order another round. Otherwise great food! We will definitely go back

BD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were amazing but it was loud and costly.

CJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic experience from our pre dinner drinks at the bar all the way through dessert that was prepared tableside. Friendly staff, fun atmosphere, delicious food and cocktails. We will definitely be back!

GS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first time and once again impressed by the staff and the food!

MA
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was great. We definitely will go back.

D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never disappoints!

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CK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our experience at La Fava was excellent. The food and service was outstanding. Our only concern was the noise level. The restaurant was crowded on a Saturday night and our party had difficulty carrying on a conversation without leaning into each other. However, we expect to return for another outstanding meal.

D
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good but extremely expensive. For instance, a crab appetizer had 4 or 5 pieces of lump crabmeat served on arugula for $25. The bronzino entree was $37. Overall, the value was not there and a return visit for us is highly unlikely.

t
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and fun drinks to celebrate a birthday. Great waitress. Will definitely go back . Want to try happy hour!

MO
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinning place, good menu with a lot of home made pastas. Stayed serving dinner till a later hour which is a good feature from other restaurants which close down early

RM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Used to adore it here, but has lost a bit of its charm lately. They sat everyone in the restaurant all together, adding to the loud noise and cramped atmosphere. Food was blander than usual and had to pick small bones out of my chicken. For a $50/person meal, that's unacceptable. Service was mediocre, took a long time to order and even longer for food to arrive. Had such wonderful experiences here in the past, so hoping this wasn't an indication of the path they're headed down.

M
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice introduction to a new restaurant - I would like to visit again and order different items. It has a nice bar area with tall tables and large dining room. Our service was excellent - s/o to Gabrielle!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service

BR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was really good and I look forward to going back.
However, it was loud and there was live music which made it even more difficult to hear others at the table.

A
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and music!!

DB
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and wine was excellent, as well as service. We'll be visiting again soon!

Q
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit this year - they had just opened when we first visited in spring. It was good but a bit uneven on service -They have really gotten their act together and it was a delightful meal. Good service and a pleasant dinner.

KM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Fava is a great restaurant. There isn't anything I don't like about it and can highly recommend it. The menu and food are great. The service is great. It's not too loud even when crowded. My pork special was delicious even the next day. My husband recently took his Italian cousins to the lunch buffet and they raved about it. It's nice to have a close-by restaurant that works for a casual night out and for special occasions. We will definitely continue to frequent La Fava.

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Loud. Food good not exceptional. Expensive, likely will not survive. Other Italian rest in area with better food and much better value.

B
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Only issue that caused 4 stars instead of 5 was the noise level. The food, service and presentation were excellent. Especially enjoyed the table side deboning of the fish special.

D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Took an out of town friend who raves about everything!

JL
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a delicious dinner on Sunday. It was our first time here, and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at La Fava and we will be returning. We ordered the octopus for an appetizer and it was so yummy! Decor is modern and tasteful. Service was good and the owner introduced himself and spoke with each table. Lovely place to eat.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great new restaurant in Glen Mills. The food and service were amazing! We shared the special colossal crab appetizer. I had the pork chop Milanese and my husband the seafood stew. Shared the strawberries romanoff cooked tableside for dessert. Will be back!

K
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It is a good neighborhood staple, and the menu has something for everyone. They do need to have a box of gluten free pasta on hand so those who need it can also enjoy. Tableside bronzino fresh and tasty.

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