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Lovely meal, waiter was great. Food was excellent.
Have eaten at Sovana multiple times and are never disappointed. Our service was top notch. The roasted mushroom polenta appetizer was divine. Our cod and salmon were very good, but I actually preferred the sides surrounding the fish--green lentils, roasted butternut squash, krispy kale, etc. over the fish itself. My husband really enjoyed the liquid caramel butterscotch cake for dessert. Overall, Sovana is a great place to eat--lovely decor, fantastic service, and great /gourmet/seasonal menu selections from appetizers to dessert. The wine list is perfect.
The express lunch was a delicious way to introduce yourself to this cafe. The waiter had the bartender make me a cucumber mojito mocktail that was fabulous and not on the menu.
From start to finish, this was a pleasing experience, we were able to get a table on short notice, seated right away, given plenty of time to plan the meal, visit and then enjoy the starters.
Then, all of our dishes rocked it. Service was lovely and then the desserts were OMG!
Thanks for the awesome evening.
The server was awful the night we were there. She was very apathetic.
New favorite dish: Sovana Mezze! Hummus , tabouli, spinach kale feta hot goodness served with a pita puffed up like a roti. Amazing! Started with the mushroom bisque, one of the best around. The lamb arrabiata was delicious. Portions were generous so I have lovely leftovers. Finished with a salted caramel chocolate tart!
The food was excellent as always
I’m not sure if we got the chief on a bad night but the food was very average and the portion was so small, we thought it was an appetizer. The pasta had very little flavor and was over cooked.
I do have to say our server was great
We used to love this place, but I’m thinking it may be time to hold off for a while
Food was amazing! And they have onsite parking.
Always excellent. My favorite cheese plate anywhere.
The Bistro is our go to neighborhood place.
WE always enjoy Sovana - great food choices. I like that they change the menu too.
We are regulars at this restaurant and love the impeccable food and service - however - this time was awful planning on the restaurant’s part yet they held us responsible for their mismanagement. Although I had made a reservation at a high top and enjoyed that high top for the first hour of our dining experience. The restaurant thought it was completely acceptable to ask us to move (to the bar for clarity - not to another table - although we still had plated desserts and a full bottle of $100 champagne) since they had the same table booked at 7:00. Not to be a jerk - but not my problem. To anticipate a table will turnover in an hour on a Saturday night - poor planning. And to offer to comp me one round of drinks for a birthday celebration with a full bottle of champagne in front of us - poor form. You should have been making your amends with the people you overbooked - not the people already sitting there. ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE WAS AN IDENTICAL HIGHTOP VACANT DIRECTLY NEXT TO US., which still befuddles me. The management team was not this restaurant’s top brass - that’s for sure. As regulars - we know the how fantastic ....usually the management staff is....and this wasn’t it! Fred, our waiter, AWESOME!!!! Love you Fred!
As always the service (Michael this time - very attentive and personable as usual) was exceptional (including adding a friend to the table last minute), food spot on, ambience - great as always. Love the place.
Best restaurant in the Philly suburbs! We have always had an excellent meal and wonderful service.
Outstanding meal as always. The tuna tartare is a can't miss appetizer. Pizzas are outstanding. The entrees are great as well. You can also bring a bottle of wine with small corkage fee. The place gets a little loud, but the food and service are worth the noise inconvenience.
Delicious food and spot on service. Super crowded in the bar area where we ate. Will definitely go back and sit at a low top table in one of the other areas.
Fabulous dining experience with exceptional service
A sincere Thank You to Adam (GM) for his Great Professionalism & Customer Service. We had a reservation and due to a miscommunication our reservation was cancelled by a younger member of the Staff. I explained our situation to the GM - he was most understanding and went out of his way make up for this mistake. We have returned to SB for 15 plus years because the homemade pasta & farm to table inventiveness never disappoints. Our server (Bob) was exceptional as well, his wine suggestions & menu description made the night extra special. The only downside to SB is it's popularity - the bar was 3-4 deep with customers waiting for a table. Sometimes the demand seems to exceed the size and kitchen capacity of this quaint bistro. The noise level can be deafening at times. The service which was an issue for a few years is returning to the attention to detail of years past. Thanks for another special dining experience at SB! Your loyal customers appreciate your years of culinary excellence!
Too noisy to even hear people at our own table talk.
enjoyed the fish special-red snapper which was perfectly seasoned with a great presentation..scrumptious!
Great experience, so happy we tried it. Called ahead because of dietary restrictions and had a prompt response via email ensuring they could accommodate. Arrived later that week and our server, Robert, took extraordinary care of us. He was friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about the food and wine and took great care of us from start to finish. Professional server who made for a great experience.
Cheeseboard was very good, special bean soup was hearty and delicious. Snapper special was excellent, meatball pizza a bit bland. Creative selection of cocktails. Fred was an excellent server. Fun place!
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...
The food was delicious. I would hope for and expect larger entree portions for the cost.
You walk in and the grilled smell of meats hits you harder than expected. Awesome.
Birthday lunch for friend. Seated promptly and water and bread were provided shortly thereafter. Attentive waitstaff. Express lunch perfect
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.
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!
Service was poor and the food was okay not the usual. Very disappointed
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.
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.
Always good food and service. 2/13/18.
Food and service always great; neighborhood gem and always a first choice.
Never disappoints! Love the ambiance and the food!
Food and service were good. Noise level was a bit high, but it was a Saturday evening, so somewhat expected.
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.
We went for my husbands 40th birthday and had outstanding service and all the food was fantastic! Highly recommend Sovana!
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!
Probably the best Italian dish I have eaten in twenty years .
Had a wonderful dinner with lots of choices-almost too many! Dessert was delicious as well!