La Fava of Glen Mills

4.1
565 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 565 people are saying
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4.1
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed everything — food was excellent and the service was great. The only thing we didn’t enjoy was the loud music which seemed to be a sixties Muzak remix. It didn’t fit with the ambience of the restaurant. It seemed better suited to a hotel happy hour for seniors. That said we will definitely be going back again.

JB
vipJB22
Philadelphia
572 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Fava Restaurant and Bar is the real deal. Execution that sparkles from host, to bar, to wait, to kitchen teams. Just back from a long week at the shore and wanted to go out on a high note … we split the arugula fried goat cheese salad with fresh spring strawberries, the always decadent mussels red, clams white with crusty chewy Italian dipping bread to mop up the sauce and split the Sunday Special house made lasagna - absolutely way better than my own.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We were seated at the bar area because we wanted to watch the Belmont Stakes horse race. Once the race was over we ordered our meals. My wife ordered the de-boned Game Hen and I ordered the Stuffed Pork Chop. The "De-boned" Game Hen was a boned chicken leg & thigh and my Pork Chop was a little dry but both were very tasty!
The waiter Leonard was very good & had been working all day since breakfast and out reservation was at 7pm.
We enjoyed the time there and would return if ever in the area again.

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LisaF
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The set up in the parking lot is lovely ( there were about 30 tables or more) and it was a beautiful evening. Our young server was very sweet and attentive and everything we had was delicious . The fried calamari dish was the most tender we have ever had( and we’ve eaten a lot of calamari!!!) we will be back— just wish it was a bit closer to us!

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JohnS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Service was not good at all, server kept asking to decide a entree just as we were deciding appetizers. Felt rush and didn’t enjoy our time there. Probably will not go back!!

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vipRichardC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaFava never disappoints! From the welcome at the front desk their team is friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Drinks, food, atmosphere were excellent. We’ve never had a bad experience here! Highly recommend.

JP
JackP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation ease, great waitress, delicious food, creative drinks, and comfortable setting.

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Heather
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! And our server, I forget his name, was awesome! He was always there with another mimosa when ours were empty. We were a little late for our reservation but the host insured us that it wasn’t a problem and we were able to switch to our door seating since it was a gorgeous day. Very nice staff and very good food. And the bottomless mimosas were worth it!

AJ
vipAngelaandJim
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, let me compliment La Fava on creating a beautiful dining area in their parking lot. The potted and hanging plants, strings of lights and nice quality table and chairs all added to a lovely atmosphere. I’d say they could do it every summer, post Covid, and draw a good crowd. Our server Zoe was on top of it all; mentioned all the specials, checked on us frequently, welcoming and friendly. Meatball appetizer, good sauce — not acidic like some places. My husband had the seafood stew, said it was excellent and ate every bite. My poached pear salad was also wonderful — not too much dressing, beautifully presented, large portion. Side of perfectly prepared salmon was also a nice portion. Finally, table side banana foster — what a nice ending to a lovely meal. We will certainly return soon.

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AlisonL
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, service was exceptional and the live music was a fun surprise. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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Katie
47 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice restaurant. Will have outside dining when the weather permits. Friendly greeting. Great service. Delicious food.

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vipreviewer
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was Maria and she was fantastic. You’re lucky to have her!

JL
JimL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Food was absolutely amazing, cooked to perfection and tasted incredible. The service was second to none! Our waitress, Maria treated my wife and I like we were the only 2 people in the restaurant. There is absolutely no question as to whether we will be back! La Fava is fast becoming one of our favorite restaurants to go to for a special occasion or just a casual evening out.

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MaryS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding, service was very accommodating!

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vipGreatplace
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Food was good but the appetizers were very small portions given the expensive price.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there the bottomless mimosas were on point!!

DC
vipDeeC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time and really enjoy it. Brunch was delicious. The only issue I had was refills on beverages.. I need to start asking if it’s free refills because I was charged for each glass of soda (which was not worth $2.00 each).

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CherylM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived and were seated promptly at an outdoor table. They have created a very pleasant ambiance outside with plants, umbrellas and comfortable chairs. The service was prompt, our server was highly competent and attentive. The food was excellent as always. I had the Raine wedge (large enough to share). Hubby had little neck clams. For entrees he had Dover sole filleted at the table and I had lobster raviolis. Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious. There were six of us fir a birthday dinner. Everyone really enjoyed their meals, the service and the ambiance. We ate inside. Jack was an awesome server! Thank you. We will be back again soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and cooked perfectly! We can't wait to go back! Great customer service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around! Dined outside and the live music was fantastic. The food was great, and our server was fantastic despite being his first week on the job! Can’t wait to go back!

TB
vipTooBlue
Philadelphia
210 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor and indoor seating. Soft shell crabs were great, truffle fries were soggy. Too bad they were out of the fried artichokes

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch with a group of friends. Food was delicious and the bottomless mimosas hit the spot. Highly recommend

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I felt that we were seated to close to other patrons and that our conversation wasn’t private. The seafood stew was delicious.

JD
vipJoeD
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very pleasant and food was outstanding. Interior tables a bit close but ok and again food was awesomw!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good. Service was poor.

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vipnot1rub
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

First visit based on 4 star+ reviews. Because of same had high expectations and perhaps was disappointed because of the less than exceptional experience.

Service: was spotty. Took about two minutes to bring appetizer. Then waited 30 minutes for dinner. Dessert (gelato) took 15 minutes to serve though our server did thank us for our patience. While we we’re waiting for dessert a gentleman who appeared to be an owner chatted with the next table, obviously friends but oblivious that our table was empty and we had to be waiting for something. Didn’t raise a look from him. When dinner was served, Server placed pasta dishes on table with his thumbs inside rim of the bowls.

Food: my wife enjoyed the Jerusalem artichoke though I thought it was ordinary. Her 4 cheese pasta with smoked duck was very good and a go to dish for a future visit. I had the bison pappardelle that was tasty though a little tart. The gelato was very good. Few slices of bread served were stale; the fava bean spread was good.

Noise: near middle of meal, noise level increased to noisy as the restaurant filled though we were able to hear each other.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was terrible and nobody addressed the fact that food was inedible.

CJ
CJill
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation for 7:30 and then checked in with the hostess. We were told that we would have to wait 15-20 minutes to be seated due to wait staff shortage but we would receive a text when a seat was available. We were never sent a text. I understand there is a wait staff shortage but then you should limit the amount of reservations and tables being served. We will likely not try it again in the future.

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vipOpentableVIP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Excellent. Owner was also very hospitable as well. Soon as they get to full staffing level, watch out.

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vipWeTuttle
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Finally able to go out to a restaurant and have a good meal.

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viprosemaryd
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was top notch as usual!

MP
MichaelP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not quite a fair review. Was a Mother's Day buffet, not known when reservation made. Wouldn't have gone if known. Pasta bar was very good but rest was lacking. Got impression they don't regularly do buffet? Will probably try restaurant again with regular menu.

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ArthurS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Booked for Mother’s Day diner, upon arrival realized it was a fixed buffet style evening, thought we were going to have regular diners. My fault, I should have asked or no big deal. Meals were set up with buffet meats, pasta, appetizer and deserts sections. The food was good, service was great, they seemed very busy and a little Nader staffed. I do have to say they were great with not rushing us out of there. Was able to enjoy the evening with the family. I do want to come back and enjoy an evening and try their regular menu, I have heard nothing but good.

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Ralph
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Simply not right to mandate a buffet dinner without disclosing that fact at the time of the reservation. Learning of this fact upon arriving at the restaurant is totally unacceptable given that there were no other options to consider given that it was Mother’s Day. Food was below average. Bartender was unfriendly. The entire experience was disappointing and we won’t return

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I had a reservation for 5:15. When I got there at 5....they were overwhelmed and things seemed a mess. When I finally got assisted by the hostess after 10 min, she told me it would be $185 for a party of 3. I had NO idea it was a buffet...esp in covid I was a bit taken aback. She told me it was on their website but I only went on Yelp and looked at their menu there. Plus, when I spoke to a person on the phone, no one told me it was a buffet. So after that, they told me it would be about 20 min. Ok fine. So I went into the bar area and stood and watched. There were so many tables dirty and 3 in particular that were already set up. No one was seated in the 20 min I stood there. There must have been 30 people outside waiting to be seated. They were extremely disorganized. I finally pressured someone to seat us....considering I watched all those empty tables for over 20 min!! Plus the fact, they don't have servers, so I didn't understand the hold up.

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vipImpressed
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for two - check in was confusing, you were required to pay when you were checked in - they were offering a Mother's Day brunch at approx. $39 per person for reservations starting at 10 until 2pm - our reservation was for 12:30 and we were charged $49 per person. We made our reservation prior to La Fava offering a brunch the only menu available was their ala carte menu when we reserved. We were not sent any message or indicator that there was a buffet. All service was self serve except for bussing - the buffet was indoor and outdoor, the staff at the outdoor table was not familiar with what they were offering- the condiments were unavailable outdoor as were a continued supply of drinks. The drinks were not marked - I ended up with a mimosa, when I though it was orange juice. This was not well organized at all and we heard a number of people like us who tried La Fava for the first time say they would never be back on their way out. Yes, there was outdoor seating, but social distancing was at a bare minimum. The person at the table behind me hit my chair when they got up. Management seemed to be the problem here not the serving staff as they were minimal - there was no organization and what appeared to be a lot of angry customers. La Fava also has a cancellation policy -4 days in advance or be charged a cancellation fee - not having checked the site after I made the reservation - I don't know when they changed the offering to the "incomplete" buffet from the ala carte menu, but they would have been better served sticking to the ala carte menu than trying to capitalize on crowds for Mother's Day. I also contacted management regarding the price that was charge for an explanation and never received a return email or call - I used their site to contact them.

CM
ChrisM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went on Mother's Day and they were short handed so I can't say our experience is representative of a normal day at La Fava. In our case, they were serving a buffet which, including tip, for 3 of us was around $200 (drinks were separate). I was ok with the price after seeing the reviews, but the wait to get in (with reservations) was around 20 minutes due to staffing, the food was only average and there were not a lot of choices.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Awful, very very overpriced. Be careful at this place. Very slimy. Mothers Day, trick for buffet only $61.95 per person. Should have ran from this place........ party of 5 waiting to be seated. Reservations were for full menu, no mention buffet. Worst money ever spent. I’m here to tell you DO NOT go to this place. I will keep posting my experience until people hear this.

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 4.1 stars by 565 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.