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Sovana Bistro, Kennett Square, PA

Sovana Bistro

4.8
4.8
4041 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Just minutes away from the ethereal Longwood Gardens, Sovana Bistro has been a staple in the Unionville community since opening twenty four years ago and has evolved into a highly regarded dining destination. The kitchen and bar create simple hand-made items, inspired by ingredients sourced locally at the peak of their season. We cater to dietary restrictions offering house-made gluten free and vegetarian options. The service reflects a gracious approach to hospitality and genuine concern for each and every guests experience.

We take that same thoughtful care in event planning, offering catering and in-house private functions. Please visit our website www.sovanabistro.com for group reservations, catering and private events.

Our seasonally inspired lunch menu is available daily and both lunch and brunch menus are available on Saturdays. Outdoor tables are available for reservations on our front patio, weather pending. Our bar area is first come, first serve.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Mediterranean, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 444-5600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nick Farrell

  • Catering

    Sovana Bistro Catering and Private Events is a one-stop resource for stylish in house events, thoughtfully prepared take out and delivery, customized event planning, and intimate private chef services. Our gracious approach to food and hospitality makes planning and hosting any event simply enjoyable. Sovana Catering “Striving to do more for others than anyone else is doing” Please inquire through our website www.sovanabistro.com or by calling Christina at 610-444-5600.

  • Private party facilities

    Events in Sovana Bistro have the same delicious hand made food, gorgeous rustic decor, and thoughtful service customized with care to be exactly what you are looking for. We reserve our two private spaces as well as half or the whole restaurant! Fill out a request form on our website www.sovanabistro.com so our event planner can assist you with your every need. Sovana Bistro “Striving to do more for others than anyone else is doing”

  • Private party contact

    Christina Robinson: (844) 521-4965

  • Neighborhood

    Kennett Square

  • Cross street

    Rts. 82 & 926

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,041 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Farm-to-table

  • Western Suburbs

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited Longwood Gardens and Kennett Square for the day/evening and went to Sovana Bistro for dinner. We brought our children (13&17) and we all loved it! Fantastic atmosphere, amazing food, and awesome service! Our girls loved the bread board, Caesar salad, and homemade pasta. My husband and I loved our pasta as well. It was fun to try all the different courses, including dessert. I would highly recommend Sovana Bistro!
  2. JF

    JaneF

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretty place, nice wines, good food, attentive staff
  3. R

    Returning

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food! We made the trip to have their infamous French Onion soup and discovered when we arrived that it wasn't on the dinner menu. While disappointed, the dinner menu was amazing! Will make the 2-hour drive again!
  4. C

    Claydame

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here many times since our daughter moved to the area. The food and service are always outstanding!
  5. AC

    AprilC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening at Sovana was the best all around experience I’ve had this year. The food was AH-mazing! We had one small preference issue with our meal that we asked be changed and it was done in under 5 minutes on a heavy volume Friday night. Service was well above expectations. We were so impressed and can’t wait to go back.
  6. JF

    JeffF

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a wonderful time. Food is great. We travel approx a hour to get there. Fabiola was a exceptional server
  7. A

    Alexander

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Service was outstanding as well as the food. We were seated in a high top in the bar, very distracting with no ambiance because the noise level was extreme. We intend to try the dining room with hopes for a better ambiance.
  8. MD

    MariaD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sovana offers continued excellence. Loved it as always!
  9. l

    lizzilizzi

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is elegant casual. Food was delicious. Try the Table Shares! Very friendly to allergy issues. Our server was very nice and helpful and everyone else was very friendly and helpful. Excellent experience!
  10. E

    Edwin

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Francesca was superb! Her aqttention to detail was impeccable and she too care of my wife and I perfectly celebfragting our third anniversary. We enjoyed it so much that I bought $1,000 in gift certificates ! I truly culinary delight in every sense of the word!
  11. b

    beersnob

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food not common to other menus Great service Overall a good find after a day at Longwood
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saw my good friend from medical school and his girlfriend.
  13. MF

    MarioF

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great place but they need to replace the very hard metal chairs with something more comfortable!
  14. O

    Outstanding

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For short notice reservation, the experience was truly amazing. Food exceeded my expectations and service was outstanding. What a great place to celebrate our anniversary.
  15. JP

    JohnP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of food, great atmosphere and service.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience from start to finish! Our waiter was Vinny and he was incredible! Food, service, drinks were top notch.
  17. JB

    JB22

    Philadelphia

    607 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    607 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visitor on Saturday evening. Charming bistro was bumping - seemed the whole town of Kennett was there. We arrived around 7:45 for our 8:00 p.m. reservation - host said she'd come get us at 8:00 and we squeezed into a spot at the bar. A couple of great hand crafted cocktails later and we were in our seats at 8:01. We sampled across the menu - (cheeseboard, pizza) as appetizers - and then split the squid ink fresh made pasta (tagliatelle) - everything was delish. We'll definitely be back and Francesca was professional and attentive.
  18. RL

    RebeccaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful environment and food exceptional. Highly recommend.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. We sat at the hip tip in the bar area. Bo was a fantastic waiter. We enjoyed that our appetizers, main courses, & desserts were not rushed and fantastic. Had a great night out.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  21. T

    Tony

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food never disappoints. Francesca is the best, we request her every time!! Big fans of Sovana Bistro!!
  22. p

    peggymce

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delightfully delicious. this dining experience was outstanding from the delicious appetizers to the entrees and dessert. our server was amazing, too. the whole experience was 10 out of 10. we were surprised given that kennet square is close to philly so the competition could be intense!
  23. KT

    KT214

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night to come to Sovana! Good seats available!!
  24. KT

    KT214

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat in the bar area, hence very busy and lots of people watching the baseball game!!
  25. EM

    EmilyM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is excellent, drinks were great. Wait staff is very friendly. It is a little pricey
  26. FY

    FranY

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside which was delightful. I have a dairy allergy and that was the first question our server asked about! I felt they had my back! The food was delicious. Also.. felt very welcomed by hostess and others. Doors opened for us… all about service ! Thank you!
  27. C

    Callyfrog

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Have dined here many times for lunch which okay but go more for the location & convenience. If have to say it will be a long time before I go back. The entire experience was underwhelming to put it nicely. Our reservation was at 5:00, hardly anyone seated & they took us to the back courtyard area which was chilly & even worse, metal chairs which were freezing. Bad start. Shared the mezze appetizer which was mediocre. But the worst was a $48 piece of striped bass which was lukewarm, no seasoning served on a very small cold salad of apples & fennel. No taste. Didn’t have alcohol & the bill was $117. Nothing good to say about this experience.
  28. r

    robertd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding food Delicious eggs benedict. The atmosphere was very chill
  29. e

    emmy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    Nice restaurant but overpriced considering it’s not a fine-dining experience.
  30. U

    Utopia

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and well prepared, we will be back.
  31. MC

    MarciaCQ

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal well served. The shared mushrooms were amazing. Wish I could bottle their smell!
  32. D

    Damian

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food all around. Glad to see it's back and doing well.
  33. ES

    EmilyS

    Philadelphia

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter and service. the poblano special app was delicious as was the chicken!
  34. F

    Fiori

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants I’ve dined in these past few years! Food/drinks/service all just perfect…
  35. ML

    MariaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience with excellent food. A favourite of ours!
  36. MP

    MPV1

    Philadelphia

    77 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Sovana has been our "go to" for many, many years. The food was always well prepared and creative. After their horrible fire, they were forced to rebuild the restaurant and created a beautiful and very efficient space. The dining room is more open, the bar area is outstanding and the private dining area is much more functional. However, the food quality has diminished while the prices have significantly increased. The menu is much more limited with several pizza and pasta options at the expense of other entrees. Very disappointing vs. the quality and value of the past. It is a lovely place, but the food quality and menu need to be significantly improved if they expect to charge the such high prices.
  37. NV

    NishikaV

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a delicious meal!
  38. KR

    KristineR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had reservations for a high top in the bar area. Unfortunately the diners at each of the tables didn’t leave after completing their meals. Fortunately the bar opened up and we were able to sit. The hostesses were apologetic when the high tops weren’t emptied and pleased when we found bar seats. Overall experience positive.
  39. A

    Angeleyes

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is always great! Service and ambiance was not up to the normal par as it was costume night and just not right for some reason. BUT a favorite go to!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Something for everyone on the menu from light bite to gourmet meal.

FAQs

Sovana Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 4041 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today
Google Map for Sovana Bistro

696 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rts. 82 & 926

  • Neighborhood

    Kennett Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Mediterranean, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Farrell

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 444-5600

  • Catering

    Sovana Bistro Catering and Private Events is a one-stop resource for stylish in house events, thoughtfully prepared take out and delivery, customized event planning, and intimate private chef services. Our gracious approach to food and hospitality makes planning and hosting any event simply enjoyable. Sovana Catering “Striving to do more for others than anyone else is doing” Please inquire through our website www.sovanabistro.com or by calling Christina at 610-444-5600.

  • Private party facilities

    Events in Sovana Bistro have the same delicious hand made food, gorgeous rustic decor, and thoughtful service customized with care to be exactly what you are looking for. We reserve our two private spaces as well as half or the whole restaurant! Fill out a request form on our website www.sovanabistro.com so our event planner can assist you with your every need. Sovana Bistro “Striving to do more for others than anyone else is doing”

  • Private party contact

    Christina Robinson: (844) 521-4965

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