La Fava of Glen Mills

4.5
507 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Support La Fava of Glen Mills during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

We look forward to celebrating Mother's Day with you and your family. La Fava will be offering our a la carte menu along with seasonal specials.

What 507 people are saying
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vipJB22
Philadelphia
566 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Spring menu is decadent ... everything was delicious - and our guests enjoyed the experience, the food and ambiance ...

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Deeds
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Bottomless mimosas brunch highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

They seemed to be overwhelmed and the service was running really slow. There was a big wedding party inside so maybe that’s what slowed the service but it took a very long time to get drinks and even water.

DG
DonnaG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I know it is after the pandemic when a lot of restaurants don't have enough help but Saturday night the service for both drinks and food was very, very slow. The food was pretty good but after waiting so long, it took away from the experience. I don't think the kitchen or the bar can handle the crowds on the outside and then inside. I won't be going back.

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LolasTaste
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

We appreciated the outdoor dining set up given COVID and safety protocol and that was very nice even though it was essentially a parking lot. We made reservations for two at 6:15 and left at 9. Service was slow and the waiter seemed to have too many tables. The first drink order took 10 to 15 minutes and the second took much longer. The appetizer took over an hour and our entrees 15 to 20 mins later. One entree order was cancelled by the kitchen 30 to 40 minutes after we ordered and had to make another choice. The food was very good, thank goodness, and we were not disappointed. The waiter was fine but after we had waited patiently for everything we ordered he thanked us for being patient and handed us our bill. Ok under normal circumstances we would have happily paid, tipped and left but there was no attempt by the restaurant to make things right by buying a round of drinks or any incentive to come back. They had booked a wedding party that night and were overwhelmed. Sometimes the small gestures matter. Not sure if we will be back.

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roen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I would go again but hope that I got a different waiter

RJ
RJFJR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Server seemed new and was very gracious but very slow. The food was pretty disappointing compared to my prior experience sitting just at the bar and getting appetizers. Chicken Agrodolce was way too sweet. Meatballs are good.

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vipmaven
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We ate outside and the tables were nicely spaced apart. The service was friendly and welcoming. The restaurant did a wonderful job. Not only was the food plated well, it was really good. Excellent dinner! Would return when I am back in that area.

JB
vipJB22
Philadelphia
566 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. And on this past Saturday evening with the matriarch in tow - it was even better. They made a fuss over Mom and took very good care of our special dinner date. We sampled the special arancini ball in the San Marzano tomato sauce - OUTSTANDING. Enjoyed the clams white as always - it's brutal trying to stop yourself from using an entire basket of bread to sop up the sauce. Followed by stellar entrees that included the Eggplant Parm, Spaghetti Carbonara and the fresh Perch over smashed fingerling potatoes w/mussels. Popped opened some crisp Rose' wine and welcomed Spring and all it's glory. Outstanding service from host, to bar, to kitchen to wait teams. Add two pleasant visits to the table from "the Michael's" and you quickly realize why so many folks are making La Fava a regular dining destination.

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Toochi333
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and by far the best Mediterranean and Italian fusion cuisine I’ve had in a while

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DavidT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I drive by this place all the time and am glad I finally tried it. It was delicious. The food is of excellent quality and not too heavy. They don't have a discreet kids menu, but can whip up whatever pasta dish is needed in a kid friendly portion. My picky toddler loved the bolognese. The service was really good as well. They have nice outdoor bubble seating, which is great, but has to be reserved ahead of time. Will return.

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aimee123
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Abience very comfortable. Owner friendly and appreciative of our business. Manager who helped select wine a nice touch. Enjoyed our meals. Not sure the pasta was homemade ... but overall nice evening out. Suggest a group of 6-8 and request outdoor pod.

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bridgetl
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! We love it there!

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Chizza
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Drinks was good and strong. I had the mushroom bruschetta which was good. My friend had the burrata and she enjoyed it.. We ordered the specials for our entrees. The Dover sole was delicious but the Chilean Sea Bass stole the show! It was the best thing I have eaten in a long while. We plan to return to try other items on the menu.

DB
DianeB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just tried out the brunch with a friend. We thoroughly enjoyed the bottomless mimosas, our server was friendly, and our meal overall was terrific.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our daughters 21st birthday. Wonderful food and service. Thank you.

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Debora
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Overpriced!!!!!!! Service was slow mushroom app had no flavor meat board 3 slices cut in half and rolled, but the Burrata was delish. Pasta had to be sent back to heat.

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HelenL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Servers were friendly. The wait for our entrees was ridiculous. Would give it another try. This time in the outside igloos.

TC
vipTumbleCreek
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This was our second visit - outside during the summer. We loved our first but were disappointed this time. Service was not attentive. We were never told about the dessert special we saw (afterwards) being served at other tables. Entrees meh, not up to the prices charged. Ambiance inside in banquet room (?) underwhelming, brightly lit, and loud. Unlikely we will be back ~

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JoeC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and nice wine!

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BrianN
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at LaFava. Our server was very outgoing and fun, food was delicious (I had the halibut special with succotash, nom nom). My only complaints would be the beer list is very small and the place got very busy and it took forever to get our check because our waitress was so busy but overall a very nice place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we loved it!

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vipTheRedWiner
Philadelphia
146 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

La fava is one of our “Go-to” restaurants. We have routinely dined here through their last 4 reincarnations. Each former iteration was good and seemed successful but the first three just didn’t make it. Perhaps it is the location and accessibility. We are hoping that this one is successful, By all indications, it seems to be doing well. We were on time and the hostess referred to her chart and decided on a table after a show of indecision. We were seated at a High-top, across from the bar. Acceptable, but not preferable. Our waiter, Tyler, promptly greeted us and went to obtain the appropriate tableware. In the meantime, a manager stopped by and asked if our waiter had visited us yet. He seemed anxious that no one would be neglected, as he was stopping at a number of tables. We placed our wine order and enjoyed that with sparkling water and the warm bread and Fava-based dip provided. My wife started with the Char-grilled Spanish Octopus Appetizer while I sampled the French Onion Soup. Both were very good and served appropriately hot. Our entrees consisted of the Tuscan Seafood Stew (our favorite dish here) for my wife, while I couldn’t resist trying the Bison Bolognese special. Our entrees were delicious. The Bison special was different enough to be intriguing and I was glad I tried it. We ended with Limoncello and Cappuccino. La Fava continues to offer very tasty and somewhat different dishes than most area restaurants and we have not been disappointed is anything we have tried here.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff we're very hospitable and friendly. The recommended dish was a great choice

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SelectiveDiner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Totally enjoyed it. Not our first time there.

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vipDailydiner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific night out. Eight hungry adults all pleased with their meals. Service was great. Food delicious.

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CortneyR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

The restaurant was shockingly full despite covid restrictions and we waited 30 minutes from the time we finished our appetizers until the entree was served. The food was ok but definitely not worth a $250 tab.

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vipSunday02282021
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I did not see the value in their bruch menu. Additionally, they charged $30.00 for 2 orders of scrambled eggs. Felt like a rip off ( $15.00 per order. 2 eggs each, no sides, no toast, no breakfast potatoes. Literally just scrambled eggs). The waitress was very attentive and gave good service. Nice atmosphere. Not worth the money for brunch.

JL
vipJimL
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service.

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Jenn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! The food and experience were amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at La Fava. Once again everything was delicious. Baked Fusilli and Meatballs sounds basic, but it was superb. Lobster ravioli was scrumptious and even the 11 year old enjoyed the pasta carbonara. Will definitely go back.

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vipLisaY
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service . We will definitely go back .

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Apmarone
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server was so nice to the kids.

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GraceW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation at 2pm for the pods. Arrived and the host was rude and cursing at the computer saying we wouldn’t be able to sit in the pods because it was too close to dinner seating (even though I made a reservation and was not told this). They were able to “squeeze us in”. Server was nice but very slow. Had to pay for water. Food was very mediocre. I won’t be going back

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cathyl
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I ordered fish and received a very small portion filled with bones. Our entire party was disappointed w the portion sizes of their meals. We dined inside and it was not Covid friendly. The outside looked much more compliant. Unusual menu with good options.

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vipjason
Naples
37 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and exceptional service under very trying circumstances. Mike is always a perfect host. Kudos to all the back of the house and front of the house staff.

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vipTreat
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, nice wine selection. Service was a little slow and forgetful at times

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Amers
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We enjoying most of our first dining experience at La Fava, the food, drink & service were exceptional. The only distraction was the location of the table we were seated at. The guests at the table next to us (definitely less then 6 feet away) were very loud as was their server. We were seated in front on the hostess desk, near the bar and the front door. Upon exiting we walked through another dining room that was much quieter and would have preferred a table in this location. This was our Anniversary and Valentine’s Day special dinner and it was not as quiet & romantic as expected. In the future I would ask for a table in the quieter dining area or perhaps one of their private outdoor dining bubbles!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Love the Food. Very fresh and Tasty

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TanyaR
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband were able to get a same day reservation for Valentines Day so we’re super excited about that! We sat at the bar and there was plenty of social distancing to make us feel safe. The place has great ambience and we plan to go back to try one of the outdoor “bubbles” for seating (extra $25 and reservation required). The staff and service was top notch and overall we enjoyed our evening. There were a couple issue with the food that caused me to rate it lower. My husband had the pork chop and unfortunately it was a little overdone and a bit tough. My husband didn’t say anything until the ride home and ate his whole dish but it could’ve been a bit better. The real problem I have, is paying $25 for a bowl of pappardelle with bison bolognese where the bolognese had very little meat in it. If I had to guess, there was less than an ounce of meat in the bowl so seems a bit steep considering it doesn’t come with a salad or anything else. The flavor was really good and the pasta seemed homemade but a little over cooked (not al dente). We will go back to try again but maybe make different choices for a meal. Overall we had 4 glasses of wine, a signature cocktail, pasta bison bolognese, crab cocktail appetizer, pork chop, and cheesecake and the bill with tip was $207.

FAQs

La Fava of Glen Mills offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 840-8603.

La Fava of Glen Mills is rated 4.5 stars by 507 OpenTable diners.

La Fava of Glen Mills does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://lafavaglenmills.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

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.