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“Good but not great”
Review of Sovana Bistro

Sovana Bistro
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rts. 82 & 926
Description: 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.
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Had a big party of 8 on a Friday night. Food was good, but not great for the price point. It is very loud. I like that we can bring our own wine but should have looked at the check carefully before paying since we were charged corkage fee for 3 bottles (which we set out on the table) but only opened 2. Service was good. Might go back on a less busy night.

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

A friend recently moved to the area and heard great things about Sovana. We were delighted with this place and can't wait to go again.
There is plenty of outdoor seating with several options. We started off with the calamari appetizer which was superb. Ask for extra breaded lemons to go with it. The picked red onion was a good contrast. This was one of the best version of friend calamari we have had. The farro, white beans, arugula and grilled cauliflower green salad was beautifully presented against pureed red beets (I normally loathe beets but they were lovely). This was a memorable salad and could have been overwhelmed (but wasn't) with the overly dry and very salty prosciutto which truly wasn't needed (just pick it off and ignore it). The main course of wild boar bolognase was the perfect ending to a chilly day that called for comfort food. It was just as good for leftovers the next night. Service was outstanding and my water glass was refilled several times without my ever having to ask once. Only complaint is that the chairs are not particularly comfortable and Friday night is packed so a bit overly noisy. Can't wait to return.

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Thank Mara028
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

On advice from friends we picked Solvana Bistro for our 42nd Wedding Anniversary dinner and were able to enjoy a special bottle of wine from our cellar, a treat. We had a very good calamari starter and 2 different salads, beet and Caesar, both superb. The short rib entree was excellent and my wife was able to change the sauce for her ravioli special, also excellent. The peach dessert with ice cream, wonderful. The service was outstanding from the start and candle on the dessert was a nice touch.

Thank Atrick6
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Although this restaurant is tucked away in a small combined use center, it is definitely worth navigating to. Lots of libation choices and wonderfully creative dishes with some locally sourced ingredients. They have an outdoor covered patio that is perfect to enjoy a summer outing. The staff are extremely accommodating and Sam, our server, was knowledgeable about the menu offerings and also attentive to our needs. Love this place!!

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

A delightful meal from start to finish is what you'll find in this Kennett Square restaurant. The service was friendly and efficient. The space has a nice airy open feel to it. The prix fixe menu was a particularly good value but you should bring an appetite for it. I won't describe the food, look at the website for details. It is, as they say, Mediterranean. However, that doesn't describe the complexity of the flavors.

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