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Sovana Bistro is back on our list of favorite restaurants. For a while, we were less than pleased with the service and only so-so on the food. They seem to have come back to their high standards. The mahi mahi special was perfectly cooked, and we loved the accompaniments. My only complaint is there was not enough of the puree they used as a bed for the fish. The fixed price menu is a good choice as they include their best dishes, and there is plenty of food. We love the cheese tray for dessert. I had the lentil soup, and it was excellent. Our server, Robbie, couldn't have been nicer and more attentive. He is very knowledgeable, too. We had a very nice experience.
Everything was really great this time, as it has been before. The only criticism I have is that the entree menu is too limited. I had looked forward to having a great steak, but there wasn't anything except a really big piece of beef.
After we were seated it took 10 minutes for our waiter to arrive. He walked by us multiple times but never acknowledged us. Very odd. Food was great. Ambiance was great. But the truffle mac and cheese was not up to par.
Great atmosphere, food, cocktail list and server Jess outside very nice evening.
We’ve been on a dozen occasions and this was the worst from a service perspective. Food is inventive and delicious. Service was slow and non-existent in a couple of spots. We’ll go again and will watch this issue.
A birthday lunch for my friend worked out absolutely awesome: The soup of the day and Ceasar salad for her and the express lunch for me . All brought on the table by a very kind waitress. A desert with a little candle made our visit more special. We love Sovana Bistro!!
Very good food with lots of fresh ingredients and options.
Pasta special was bland. Unusual for Sovana. Otherwise great service and good wine.
Nick our waiter was terrific. He enthusiastically accepted our request to eat family style and have him select our items. The food here is always top shelf so its fun for us to be "surprised" by not knowing what food is coming. My first time "self-proclaimed foodie" guests were very impressed. Over the years, Sovana Bistro consistently nails it. My favorite hands-down. Tip, it can get lively on busy weekend evenings. Request a more intimate table (they have them) if you'd prefer a quieter evening.
Another great evening. Our server Shane was great.
Caroline did a great job 👍
We have been here for dinner several times. The foods are very good. The waiters are great and attentive. However, we don’t appreciate the fact that we drove an hour from New Jersey and arrived 15 minutes early because there was no traffic jam. The host wanted us to have a drink at the bar even though the tables were open. There was no one waiting. I know this is very normal for restaurants with a bar to do this for the extra revenue.
We loved the atmosphere and food selections. The pasta dishes were delicious and flavorful! We will definitely be back again and recommend it to all.
Food was excellent, service excellent, the chairs are very uncomfortable.
Restaurant was almost empty and they sat another couple right on top of us.
Always high standards when it comes to food, service and ambiance. Sovana never disappoints, even on a holiday weekend.
Food was very good and wine went well with food. Service was excellent. Enjoyable evening.
Great food. Service was fantastic. We went for a birthday and had a great meal.
One of our favorites love the food and service in our top three favorite restaurants keep up the good work.
stumbled across while traveling and could not have been happier. would consider making 4 hour trip just to eat there again. wonderful understanding of food combinations. a touch of unique and freshness in taste. excellent work by bartender as well.
We had a simple but delicious dinner, the Candele pasta with veal and the broccoli rabe, very flavorful and served with good bread and olive oil. Our cocktails were very well mixed and a good value. Freddy was our server, very personable and attentive, and he was obviously proud of the restaurant. We would definitely return.
Service was casual but professional -- love that! Food was wonderful, as was the ambience out on the covered patio. Definitely a new favorite place for us!
Service today was unusually slow and we had a baby with us. By the time the pizza arrived, the baby was hungry and had to be fed in car, such that we had to have the pizza kept in the kitchen until she returned. One and a half hour lunch too long with a baby in tow.
What a great way to celebrate my husband's birthday!! The food was awesome and service was outstanding. Everyone from the hostess to the waiter wished Bob a happy birthday which was so nice. We are very lucky to have such an amazing restaurant practically in our back yard. Sonvana consistently out performs most of the other resturants in the area. We know because we dine other places every week and come back to Sonana and say to ourselves - why bother eating any where else?
Tremendous evening! Everyone enjoyed themselves. Our server (Sam) was very attentive. We sat in the bar area on a Friday night. Expect lots of people and neighborly banter. Good people watching.
A neighborhood gem that can satisfy any palate.
Fantastic experience, food, service , ambiance I highly recommended the best in the neighborhood and in kennett square PA
Excellent server. Made recommendations. Helpful and attentive but not intrusive.
Mother’s Day is always a rough day to go out to eat but our experience at Sovana Bistro were excellent. Our server, I believe her name was Sondra was wonderful. My son follows a strict diet and she accommodated him perfectly! She made our day very special! Food was delicious, seating was great. All in all a wonderful experience!
It was Mother’s Day. The brunch was great
Dined here for Mother’s Day and everything was fabulous. Food and drinks were on point! Highly recommend the creme brûlée batter French toast. Attentive, friendly service. Can’t wait to go back!
Enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Noise level was unusually high.
Mother’s Day lunch
Nice little gem! We had brunch and everything was delicious. Literally, everyone in our party ate everything on our plates! I also like that the portion sizes were not gigantic...I usually always overeat when that happens :). Asparagus quiche, Huevos rancheros, French toast all great. And the coffee was excellent. Will definitely come back and try dinner next.
Great experience time after time here...
After bringing our food our waiter completely forgot about us. No drink refills or even to see how our food was. We had to ask another waiter for our check and then our original waiter dropped it off without even looking at us.
Service was excellent - nice to experience clearly trained servers in Southern Chester County. Food was good as it normally is, with an exception for the Tuna TarTar, which was excellent. The rating of good is because it simply met the expectations of the high prices charged. The atmosphere of a local bistro, with the prices of high-end fine dining. The metal seats, presumably meant to give the place a more country feel, are quite uncomfortable. Nonetheless, the place was once again packed, and if the bill for the two of us is multiplied by that number - they must be doing alright.
We had a wonderful dinner and excellent service from Michael.
Awesome restaurant! Great staff, menu selections and wine/drink options! Neighborhood Gem!!
Consistently great food and great service ! Wonderful place for a special occasion or just an evening out. Can’t go wrong!
Always a favorite. Fresh seasonal menu plus old favorites.