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Sovana Bistro

696 Unionville Rd, Ste 8, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1763
+1 610-444-5600
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Mediterranean, Pub, Healthy, Wine Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
696 Unionville Rd, Ste 8, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1763
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Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

We come to this restaurant and we love this restaurant. But tonight , Mother's Day, was very disappointing. Reservations at 6:15. Entrée served at 8:15 . Definitely not prepared for a busy night. Food was great as always but I would not recommend this restaurant...More

Thank Monalisa320
Reviewed 7 May 2015

The Fairville Inn suggested this bistro. It is tucked into a shopping center and very unassuming looking. But the food is delicious. My husband had the she crab soup. I had one of the best Caesar salads I have tasted in a long time! Chilled,...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 5 May 2015

This used to be an outstanding bistro. Our last visit was disappointing. Our waitress was pleasant and enthusiastic. If only the food had been up to her professional standard. I ordered the whole branzino, which came out as a kind of overcooked mush, held together...More

Thank Caroline Q
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We've dined dozens of times at Sovana over the years. It used to be one of our favorite places and somewhere we'd take out of town visitors for a good meal. I'm sorry to say we no longer feel that way. The menu has changed,...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We used to live nearby this delightful restaurant so when we returned to the area on vacation we had to go back. It was as always a phenomenal meal. The food and menu would stack up against any restaurant I have ever been to anywhere...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 24 April 2015

After visiting Sovana on numerous occasions, we were underwhelmed this time with the mediocrity. Things appear to be slipping on all fronts. First, the food: the gnudi was mealy and nearly tasteless; the pizza was completely uninteresting and looked thrown together by an apprentice. Their...More

Thank TXRoadWarrior
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

We went with a gift card right after Christmas. The menu had some nice options - but ultimately we were disappointed. I had the burrata appetizer and truffle Mac and cheese. Surprisingly, the burrata and prosciutto were flavorless. The truffle Mac and cheese was just...More

Thank jacknmichaelsmom
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We stopped for lunch and enjoyed the menu and great service. Fortunately we arrived early. By 1:00 p.m. the restaurant was completely filled.

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

Wonderful lunch with a good friend. Food was delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Had their special and the waiter was very accommodating to us on a Friday in lent and suggested a vegetarian sandwich in place of the meat. Excellent choice.

1  Thank Lana D
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Been going for some years. Always appreciated the innovative menu items, the personal touch, and the value. Recently...last two visits, was a bit disappointed. Menu is much less imaginative. The selections we have gotten..both from standard menu and from specials were either over cooked, poorly...More

1  Thank Bowlerx_424
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12 October 2015|
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Response from TXRoadWarrior | Reviewed this property |
I'd skip Sovana and make reservations at Catherine's (in Unionville) - just a couple of miles down the road. Sovana was a disappointing experience the last two times we visited.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 Unionville Rd, Ste 8, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1763
    (Rts. 82 & 926)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Kennett Square
  • Phone Number: +1 610-444-5600
  • E-mail
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 guests' experience. We take that same thoughtful care in event planning, offering catering and in-house private functions.
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