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  3. Distance: 3.11mi
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About Sovana Bistro

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.

696 Unionville Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Farm-to-table, Mediterranean, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Rts. 82 & 926

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 444-5600 ext. 1

Website:
http://www.sovanabistro.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Nick Farrell

Additional:
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

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

Private Dining

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.

Sovana Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (64)
Fit for Foodies (56)
Creative Cuisine (52)
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Special Occasion (50)
Neighborhood Gem (46)
Local Ingredients (45)
Worth the Drive (40)
Casual (39)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Seasonal (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Cozy (26)
Healthy (26)
Great for Lunch (26)
Romantic (26)
Fun (26)
Bar Seating (24)
Authentic (21)
Hot Spot (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Business Meals (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Comfort Food (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Organic (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Great Beer (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 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...

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Never disappoints! Love the ambiance and the food!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Philadelphia)·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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·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!

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Philadelphia)·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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was amazing!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good food, excellent service! High noise level. Friday night vibrant and discovered a new wine!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was my first visit to Sovana Bistro, the staff was friendly and service was great. Food was amazing we had the Mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts, the cheese board, tuna tartare, spinach dip, and I had the papardelle Bolognese with Frank's need balls! Absolutely delicious and I can't wait to come back again... soon! Appletini was yummy oh and the butterscotch cake is to die for!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was very good, but a bit pricey. Service could have been better coordinated between the Wait staff. All very friendly. Love the fact that they have a full service bar but allow you to bring your own wine.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food here never disappoints, the service not so much. All our meals were delicious, we were given our check before we had dessert, once we ordered our dessert never could find our original waiter, but all ended up well as we were comped our desserts. The food is always five star plus!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a great evening and the food was fantastic. Our server seemed to be busy in a different section for a while at a time. We finished each course and/or drink and would wait about 15/20+ mins before she was able to get back to us. She was very knowledgeable and super friendly when she was at the table so we realized she might have had multiple sections. Overall everything was great!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Weekends are really popular but noise levels are high. Try during the middle of the week. Food is good as is service but pricey.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

To start we were greeted with two flutes of bubbly by our server since they knew it was an anniversary celebration. That was an unexpected surprise! We shared a charcuterie plate and the calamari. Both were delicious! For dinner one of us had a strip steak and one the fish special. The steak was perfectly cooked and a nice sized serving. The fish, while tasty, was the skimpiest dish I've ever been served. The fish was no more than 3-4 bites and although they come with "sides" it's really just a decorative accent on the plate. Cocktails were good. Service was good. Our waiter Sam was very helpful and knowledgeable. The seats were very uncomfortable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Delicious Lunch!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Their food is consistently fantastic! The onion soup (lunch only) is the best I’ve ever had and return for it whenever I’m down from Vermont.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Love this place. It has a great vibe and excellent food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great Beer, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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