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Sovana Bistro, Kennett Square, PA

Sovana Bistro

4.7
4.7
3806 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 25 times today

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 3,806 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LH

    LisaH

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is hands down my favorite in the Kennett area. If you go with a larger party it is fun to share a lot of the small plates. For this dinner we both ordered the green salad which was very tasty and large enough to be shared. For an entree we each had the halibut special with roasted veggies. The portion was perfect and the fish had a curry spicy kick to it. Our wait person was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as usual! We took my older parents and the noise volume as a bit too loud for them but we enjoyed it thoroughly!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I did not like the chicken. I thought it would be the same as the last time but it was a different preparation. Verybitter seasoning and vegetables. I love creamy polenta. Bring it back!!!
  4. SG

    SpencerG

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we had a wonderful luncheon experience.
  5. C

    Corey

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was prompt and very pleasant and gave us ample time to enjoy our meal. We’ll definitely be back
  6. j

    jenniferg

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great decor, kind hosts- although asked for quieter side table and were seated in louder spot. Frankly everywhere in the restaurant was extremely extremely loud.. in fact it was so loud our party could not hear our server no matter what she did. We sat inside, I’d prefer outside next time. On to food, Very delicious octopus a honey lavender gin cocktail made my night, along with a few others -local mushrooms were fantastic, pizza with procut was good as well. Crème brûlée was fantastic. I’d prefer the bar area for drinks and apps next time as that space was much quieter. Overall, it is a lovely restaurant with great vibe, ambiance and food.
  7. R

    Randolph72

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always beyond superb!!!!
  8. M

    Maggie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, especially at a time when staffing is a challenge. Food was very good, though not quite worth the price.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time dining here and it was incredible. We’re already thinking about our next date here! The food was delicious.
  10. WP

    WillP

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection.
  11. SM

    StephanieM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary over lunch. Service was amazing and made the occasion special. Food was excellent.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, excellent service, never boring. ask for katherine; she’ll take great care of you.
  13. KB

    KatharineB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service is very good. It can get a little loud at times but not too bad. One complaint: the chairs are incredibly uncomfortable. I had to sit on a sweater after some time.
  14. BA

    BarbaraA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We really liked the food. The steak was on the salty side. It was also a bit too oily. The cook on it was perfect. Everyone else's meals were great. The black squid pasta was a huge hit!
  15. JB

    JuliaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was fantastic, but we were really disappointed in the service by the end of the meal. We had finished our main course, wanted to order dessert, and we sat there for a solid half hour after we were done eating before our waiter would acknowledge that we had finished our meal. By the time he finally came by, we had to leave.
  16. JC

    JimCitybound

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Ambience was very good. Noise level was not good.
  17. C

    Chris

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Nothing special., expensive and Too pretentious for my taste.
  18. SW

    SusanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went here for lunch with my cousin. We enjoyed the beet salad and our waiter was very attentive. It was a delightful lunch.
  19. A

    Ashwil2022

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, ambience and service. Server was very knowledgeable and attentive!
  20. GW

    GaryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    food was amazing....server Cathrine even better...outstanding
  21. TS

    TomS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food we excellent Italian and the service was great - teamwork service with very pleasant folks
  22. M

    Muffin

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love going to Sovana. One of my favorite places.
  23. C

    Chuck

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The server was very aggressive and talked me into a dish that didn’t match expectations. She had me add meatballs and mushrooms to the pasta dish. The meatballs were heavy on the filler and tasteless and the mushrooms rubbery. The dish would have been far better without.
  24. EK

    EKTA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best restaurant in Chester County, without a doubt!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and excellent server
  26. l

    lisat

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Was always one of our favorite spots but unfortunately the noise level ruins the experience. A shame they didn’t consider noise as an issue when they rebuilt.
  27. KA

    KellyA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Another great meal at Sovona ! The food is good, the service was fantastic, the drinks are so good! We really love this place!
  28. P

    Peter

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We visited on a Sat. night so it was full and of course loud. It appeared that the staff was short as even the manager was helping out. The food was excellent tasty and innovative. The special pasta was absolutely outstanding. I brought a very special wine to enjoy with the meal and was pleasantly surprised at only having to pay $10. corkage. I highly recommend Savanna.
  29. n

    newarkdiner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Cesar salad I ever had. Liquid butterscotch cake was also excellent.
  30. MM

    MarthaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is magnificent. Freshly sourced, excellent choices and everything was delicious. The cocktails are top notch and so is the service. We loved the atmosphere, too
  31. B

    Barb

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and carefully prepared and presented. Hot foods hot, cold foods cold. All of us enjoyed the adequate portions and had our palettes stimulated in a pleasing manner. I highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion!
  32. MP

    MikeP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service are always outstanding. Love the variety of GF options including pizzas and pastas.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, creative drinks! Loved my server Catherine! Beautiful atmosphere
  34. ES

    EvanS

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really tasty food and great service! Must try the pasta dishes!
  35. B

    Beth

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing! Vince was great! Definitely recommend! Will visit again!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, great service, great food. Love eating there when in the area. Had chicken with Fava beans, a pizza, with starts of focascia bread and mushrooms. All delicious.
  37. a

    ashleyj

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful waiter who really made the whole dining experience all the better.
  38. CW

    ChristianW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We make an annual pilgrimage to Sovana and this was our first trip back since their renovation. It took a little longer than anticipated to get water and take our order, but I attribute that to dining at peak Saturday hours. The grilled octopus was fantastic and the chèvre chaud was delicious and a generous portion. We split the carnitas pizza which was only good in comparison. I wish they were more generous with both the carnitas and the salsa. We finished the meal with the butterscotch cake and strawberry gallette, both of which were excellent. I'm glad we reserved an outdoor table as the indoor seating has been very noisy. Fantastic experience overall and will certainly be continuing to make the trip every year.
  39. CM

    CindyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Sovana was recommended to us by Longwood Garden associate. When I ordered the carbonara- and I did explain that I was somewhat of a "connoisseur" but had been very disappointed at different establishments with that dish. I was not told that your chefs do not make a "typical or traditional roman" carbonara. I should have ordered instead a chef special and original entree and I am sure I would not have been disappointed. Everything other was delicious and the staff was very nice.
  40. JB

    JenniferB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience at Sovana Bistro. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. A fan favorite.

FAQs

Sovana Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 3806 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 25 times today
Google Map for Sovana Bistro

696 Unionville Road Kennett Square, PA 19348

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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