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Sovana Bistro

696 Unionville Rd, Ste 8, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1763
+1 610-444-5600
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“tuna tartare” (16 reviews)
“apple salad” (12 reviews)
“pizza” (38 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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696 Unionville Rd, Ste 8, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1763
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

My husband and I both ordered the trout special and at first it came with the full head and eyes. That may be the trend now, but not for me so they filleted it for me. It was very good, but not 1 vegetable came...More

Thank laurie b
Reviewed 18 September 2014

I have been to Sovana Bistro several times, mostly for dinner but today for lunch and it was lovely. We sat outside in the porch area where we listed to the waterfall in the small pond while enjoying a wonderful lunch. I had the apple,...More

Thank JanisGigi
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Found this restaurant close to Longwood Gardens which worked out great since we had a night time fireworks show to attend at the Gardens. Very nice atmosphere and high quality food. Ordered a wonderful cheese plate which was delicious. Fig pizza was also very tasty....More

2  Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 17 September 2014

One of my favorite places-not that we come so often. Always greeted with a smile. Be prepared it's always busy in the evening. Love the use of veggies from Pete's produce down 926. Nothing that I've ever had has been just average. Desserts too are...More

Thank Outside4us
Reviewed 16 September 2014

We were a table of four. All of us felt the food was bland and not prepared well. It was so loud it was difficult to hear even though we were not in the main bar area. Our service was good but the experience was...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food but a bit pricey. The outdoor patio is great on a nice day! The service and atmosphere is also excellent.

Thank Share1m
Reviewed 31 August 2014

If you find this hidden gem nestled away in a small shopping center in Kennett Square, pat yourself on the back for several reasons: 1) sophisticated ambiance/decor 2) super-attentive service and finally, 3) value. Normally, I am not a Neuvelle Cuisine fanatic, because of the...More

2  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Friendly efficient service. Food very good. Tuna tartare with avocado to die for. Atmosphere very nice. Barbecued lamb chops so very tender. Spinach and goat cheese with olives very different but very good wish I could have eaten more. The 4 of us had a...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 27 August 2014

There's probably a reason a lot of the recent reviews have been "up and down." Our experience was a bit uneven... The setting in the patio/garden area is very nice... reminiscent of Bistros in Napa and Sonoma Valleys in California. But the chairs (hard, small...More

Thank BaybearLancaster_PA
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

First visit, a great patio seat, terrific menu and wide ranging wine list make this a must come back restaurant. Loved it!

1  Thank Drkastout
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The menu on line shows no entrees at dinner that are suitable for vegetarians who don't eat fish. Do you have a daily special or specials that would work for the couple I am traveling with who restrict their "animal" intake to dairy products and eggs? I've tried to get in touch via Facebook and I have left a message on your reservation line asking this question. We are traveling to the Kennett Square area this weekend and would be interested in reserving a table on Friday the 16th or Saturday the 17th. Thank you!
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
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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