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Sovana Bistro

4.6
2472 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
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Sovana Bistro has been a staple in the Unionville community since opening twenty 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 guest's experience.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Mediterranean, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(610) 444-5600 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nick Farrell
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Catering
Sovana Bistro is the area's best option for catering. We offer everything from start to finish gourmet meals, office and corporate luncheons, intimate dinners and large events. Please inquire within. Please inquire through our website www.sovanabistro.com or by calling Christina at 610-444-5600 Ext 1
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rts. 82 & 926
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Special events & promotions
Sovana Bistro specializes in making all of your celebrations memorable , whether its a wine dinner, small luncheon, birthday party or corporate function. We can provide off-site catering or in-house dining options. Please contact Linda to discuss planning your next event.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, the Sovana Bistro team would love to accommodate your special events.

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Tue - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 2472 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Schmidty (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Love Sovana Bistro! From our pizza down to a night out dinner! I enjoyed the prix fixe dinner for the first time... delicious!

although we didn't get any bread - we didn't need it! Great server, great food...

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious. I would hope for and expect larger entree portions for the cost.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

You walk in and the grilled smell of meats hits you harder than expected. Awesome.

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vipLaney (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Birthday lunch for friend. Seated promptly and water and bread were provided shortly thereafter. Attentive waitstaff. Express lunch perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Restaurant has always been one of our favorites. the service was a little slower than usual but it was Valentines day. had to ask for someone to get our waiter at at least a couple of times.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything from start to finish was perfect. Server was quick and attentive and all of our food came out in a timely manner. We weren’t rushed and thoroughly enjoyed our experience, we will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was poor and the food was okay not the usual. Very disappointed

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BarbKennettSqPA (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Three friends met for lunch. First time here for all of us. Server was very efficient and attentive. Food was excellent. Crowded so noise level was a little loud but bearable. It was hard to find a parking spot. Will definitely go back.

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Docjo (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I have frequented Sovana Bistro on many occasions and it never gets old or lets me down. The food is excellent and the waitstaff are outstanding. I always request Rob if he is available. He is not only pleasant, very efficient, but very knowledgeable of the menu. Rob is quite an asset to Sovana Bistro. Thank you for another wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Always good food and service. 2/13/18.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food and service always great; neighborhood gem and always a first choice.

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dine2devine (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Never disappoints! Love the ambiance and the food!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service were good. Noise level was a bit high, but it was a Saturday evening, so somewhat expected.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Staff was very friendly and service was outstanding. Food was delicious- very large menu. The only reason that I did not give the food five stars was because the bok choy which accompanied my fish was cold. Almost as if it had been braised hours before and then not reheated properly. I did appreciate that they remembered we had booked for my Husband’s Birthday and our server made comment on that, so that was really nice.

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Great (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We went for my husbands 40th birthday and had outstanding service and all the food was fantastic! Highly recommend Sovana!

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DofDE (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I always have trouble deciding what to order because there are always so many wonderful choices at this restaurant. We really love the food here and the service is fabulous. The staff are friendly and very accommodating. Definitely recommend it for lunch, dinner or brunch!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Probably the best Italian dish I have eaten in twenty years .

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner with lots of choices-almost too many! Dessert was delicious as well!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We visited Longwood Gardens and needed a place to eat as the 1906 is closed for renovations at Longwood. I checked out Tripadvisor for somewhere in Kennett Square. Although Sovana is not in the town center, it is worth the visit. We were pleasantly surprised by the varied menu and friendly atmosphere of the restaurant itself and the staff. The food was delicious and plentiful. The Express Lunch Menu is fantastic value. We will be back!

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vipPamelaO (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I love this restaurant and usually have an awesome experience . This time no one came over to our table until we asked if we have a waiter. I was bringing friends for the first time there and was disappointed in the overall service.

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vipLaura (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Delicious express lunch! Lovely to have a small salad, sandwich, soup and a dessert, for a very reasonable price. Each portion was a delight: the mushroom bisque, cheddar apple and bacon on rye, mixed greens with walnuts, cranberries and gorgonzola and the petite coconut cake with cream cheese frosting. My friends loved the lunch; it was their first time at Sovana. The bread basket with olive oil was also a big hit. Best breadsticks I've ever had.
I was glad to introduce some new folks to the tastebud heaven that is Sovana Bistro!

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Natgeorge1 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great local restaurant. Food is delicious with creative specials. Had dinner with friends recently and had a very enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Best food and service in the Kennett Square area. Perfect for a special occasion or a date night. The house-made pastas are always excellent

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viplgdg71 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a wonderful meal as always. Corinne was very nice and helped me to choose the right wine with my entree. I always look forward to the seasonal drink, they are so creative!

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Clarissa (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a great lunch on the weekend. Great service and the food was spectacular

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vipDEDiner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our first visit. Great food, great service and close to Longwood Gardens. It was a wonderful day to enjoy both!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious food and great service. We always enjoy our time at Sovana Bistro!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was amazing!!!

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Dining (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We recently rediscovered Sovana Bistro. Outstanding food, ambience and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service both great as usual. Wine and alcohol selection offered variety. They even had scotch flights.

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