Sovana Bistro

4.8
3361 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Sovana Bistro has been a staple in the Unionville community since opening twenty three 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.

Outdoor tables are available for reservations on our front patio, weather pending. Our bar area is first come, first serve. Please visit our website for group reservations, catering and private events.
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From cocktails to charcuterie to entrees and dessert - all quality! Catherine (sp?) was a great server. So glad it's "back!"

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vipGreat
Aberdeen
51 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Noise level since reopening is louder. Lunch offerings are nice. Hard to get servers attention for drinks. Like the nonalcoholic drink offerings
Only food weak point was a caramel panacotta which was gritty and not flavorful. Maybe was a fluke

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JohnP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corn pizza was amazing as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good @ service were great. Sam was our server

JU
JUDYC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner was very nice, food and the services were very good as usual. But those flies were too many to bear, we wish they would use bug zapper before the guests arrive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the Wood Grilled Skirt steak which was scrumptious ♥️…. That cauliflower mousse with chimichurri made it luscious… definitely having that again. Our server Sam was knowledgeable and just great! Thanks for asking!

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MarshallT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't go wrong with the Wild Boar Papparadelle and the Prosciutto Pizza was excellent as a shared appetizer. Caesar Salad was fresh and delicious. The molten chocolate cake with coffee ice cream was a perfect finish. Mark, our server, was attentive and pleasant. The remodel is wonderful. We love it and can't wait to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places!! Food and service is always excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was so happy to get a table and finally return to Sovana! Food and service was excellent, as always!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was lovely, but too loud!

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vipLaurenceR
Naples
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Even though we had an Open Table reservation, we had to wait for a table (after we opted out of the porch setting in favor of a main dining room experience). Gals at the desk did their best. The menu is more limited than before the fire and hopefully the kitchen staff will catch up with demand and vary away from pizza and pasta.

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vipToniaCharlie
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Chester County. Pizzas, pastas, salads and fantastic bar items all exceed expectations.

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vipfishlinc
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit since reopening. Food was great. Service was just right. Prices have bumped up a tad; menu a little less full than we remember; we would've liked another fish option - but all in all so VERY good to be back at our favorite local eatery. Place looks GREAT!

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vipJudyW
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Cuban sandwich - the bread/meat ratio on the sandwich could have been better.

The octopus was delicious but the portion was small for the price

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and cocktail! Lots of tempting dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the whole experience was solid which is why I’m so glad they’re all back in operation.
Definitely one of the greatest restaurants in PA

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Angeleyes
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We probably had four courses and everything we ate was Excellent !! and our server Jeannine was Great!!

JU
JUSTKRAZINESS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and friendly staff.

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AllisonH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant but small meals are overpriced.

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VisitingfromNC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new layout. Food was great as usual!

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vipToniaCharlie
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the menu - it's focused and manageable. There's not 40 pasta dishes to choose from, there are 4. Inventive, varied and creative recipes.
The pizzas are super good - esp. the Artisanal Pepperoni.
Drink menu is a notch above the competition and the staff is always on point.
Best spot in Kennett Square.

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NancyD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the food! The service was the best! The rehab restaurant looks great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in a very pleasant setting. The quality of the food was excellent, and perhaps more notable (because it is more rare) was the excellent service. The hostess was very professional and waiters were friendly and served the table very gracefully.

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vipCindyJ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Sovana Bistro's newly re-opened restaurant is lovely with an open kitchen and very contemporary "vibe." The food is very good, as it always was, and the service was attentive. But the noise level was off the charts making it truly difficult to carry on a conversation at our table without shouting.

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AnuD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you so much for making our anniversary that much more special. Francesca was awesome. Our dinner was excellent. We will be back.

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vipKT214
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did eat in the bar area (noise) Great evening!!

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vipJames
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably one of the all-time most delicious meals I've had.

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viplgdg71
Philadelphia
109 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time back since the re-opening, and we were not disappointed. Everything was delicious, and we loved the Kampachi entree. Can't wait to go back!!

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TamB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this place! First time visiting since they reopened. The food was amazing - especially the ravioli with corn veloute.

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DaveB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excited once they reopened. Love the new interior and layout. Really enjoyed our experience there. Brunch was great!

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vipKCH3
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sovana Bistro is back… And better than ever! From the moment you walk in the ambience is welcoming and yet fresh and modern. Love the new bar as it connects the terrace to the main restaurant. Service was great both by the bartenders, as we arrived early to have a drink before our table was ready, and the wait staff made excellent food recommendations. Great dinner out! Thanks Sovana and welcome back!

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Steph
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant looks beautiful. They did a fabulous job rebuilding the restaurant. The food was delicious, presentation was perfect. Service was Excellent, our waiter Mark, was the best!

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JanetB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that you are back open! We went on the early side, so the room was pretty quite. We enjoyed eating outside on the enclosed patio. The food was delicious and the service was spot on. Looking forward to next time!

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mrearl
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rebuilt restaurant is beautiful. We enjoyed it very much.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful… South African White Blend wine was sooo good..place looks spectacular and our server Kathryn was both knowledgeable and super on point with her suggestions! All in all a dining experience we both thoroughly enjoyed.

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vipKayNear
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

DB
DawnB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great!

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vipforeverfoodie
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back after Sovana’s rebuilding due to a fire. The food was excellent as always and the interior is upgraded with much better air conditioning, an expanded bar area, and a lighter, more airy feel. Still one of our favorite dining experiences!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing lunch here. Highly recommended!

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Ctans
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were excited to dine there since the reopening and had a good experience in the patio area. Food and drinks were good but pricey. We will be back soon to try main dining area.

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Sovana Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 3361 OpenTable diners.

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.

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