About Savona Restaurant
Consistent, creative, high quality dining & seamlessly orchestrated service has been the hallmark of Savona's success for over 12 years. Executive Chef, Andrew Masciangelo, uses his 15 year relationship with local farmers to source the freshest ingredients available. His "farm to table" philosophy involves handling products as few times as possible to capture the natural flavor intensity of each ingredient. Signature dishes include Dover Sole with Capri Lemon & Pignoli, and Salt Crusted Branzino and Shrimp & Scallop "Borsette". Masciangelo's cuisine is supported by world class service maestro'd by Maximilien Grange. Savona has the largest wine cellar in the state of Pennsylvania offering guests over 1,200 selections to choose from. Our Sommelier uses his studied palette, vast wine knowledge & soft approach to heighten each guest's dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you to Savona.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy Savona at home. Our Director of Private Dining is prepared to tailor an event considering every detail. Contact Andrea Gaudini at 610 520 1200.
Private Party Facilities:
Plan a casual private dining event at Savona! Our private dining menus include options from the casual BARSAVONA menu as well as from our formal dining room. Wireless internet connection and all audio/visual equipment are available for multimedia presentations.
Private Party Contact:
Andrea Gaudini: 6105201200x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Savona Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Special Main Line Spot
The excellent staff at Savona is attentive but not overly so. Food is first rate and there is an extensive wine list. Spare ribs were elegant, especially for what you might think of as an informal dish. Served on a bed of potato with roasted vegetables, they looked and tasted great. My wife's choice of a soft shell crab on a bed of greens was a hit. Savona doesn't have great views and the outside dining is close to the parking, but the formal dining room is cozy, and we understand renovations are planned for this summer.
Have been to this restaurant on many occ ...
Have been to this restaurant on many occasions, but never before have I suffered such poor service. We have a reservation in July for a special event and I am thinking of canceling. Staff was too busy chatting with each other to seem to care about refilling water glasses or wine glasses. Silverware put down for amuse-bouche, then sometime later removed without serving and plopped our dinners down. When I asked, the waiter said "oh ..did you want that?" He leaves our dinner plates on the table and returns with the amuse-bouche! No checking on meal to see if all was ok...no chance to ask for additional butter or rolls...no coffee or dessert menu offered at the end and no greeter to grab our coats..so we got them ourselves. EXTREMELY disappointed for a dinner that cost $225!!!!
A lovely special occasion restaurant. Ha ...
A lovely special occasion restaurant. Hardly any vegetarian options on the menu but the kitchen and waitstaff are very accommodating . Excellent service.
Impeccable service. Excellent starters, ...
Impeccable service. Excellent starters, entrees (Dover Sole), and desserts (twice baked carrot cake). Very knowledgeable and helpful sommelier.
Olivia was our server - she was really k ...
Olivia was our server - she was really kind and helpful.
Great food and excellent service
It was our first time at Savona's, why have I not been here before. The meal was excellent, very nice wine selection. My wife had the special, pork chop, and she felt it may have been the best one she has ever had. I had the lamb, and it was perfectly prepared. We were there for our anniversary, the night was perfect. The food, the wine, the service, the setting, were all great.
Absolutely phenomenal evening all the wa ...
Absolutely phenomenal evening all the way around... the food, the service and the ambience. A+++
The entire visit was exceptionally wonderful. From the attendants, to the receptionists, to the bartender, to the servers...everyone was warm, friendly, and efficient. We had a great time. Service and food were great!
The food was amazing.
The food was amazing.
Sommelier/wine tasting event was outstanding!
Excellent wine tasting event. Service outstanding. Food mediocre.
Good Restaurant for Business Dinner, goo ...
Good Restaurant for Business Dinner, good wine list, nice presentation, different menu, good special, great dessert menu.
Very impressed with service!!! My husband and I have been meaning to try this restaurant for years and finally made it there for my birthday. We had about 4 people serving us.. Haven't had that kind of service in a long time and we go downtown for dinner a lot. Food was delicious but portions are small. We are in the formal Dining area and next time we will try the causal dining for s different menu. Will Definitely go back!
Great dining experience. Food was amazin ...
Great dining experience. Food was amazing, and different! Delicious cocktails--great professional attentive service - can't wait to return
This was the second time there in the la ...
This was the second time there in the last 3 weeks. Octopus was chewy, scallops went back because they were not hot, came back as if they passed a match over it, service was lacking--case in point, we order coffee but were not quite ready to order desert--server said he would be right back--15 minutes later, I asked for the check. You were not that busy last Friday night. I wish you luck
Decent Main Line Option
Nothing spectacular, slightly overpriced, but nonetheless a superior alternative to the big chain KoP restaurants. The wine list and drink menu was fantastic and the service was very attentive. Albeit a decent sized portion, were really disappointed with our steak entree, but the appetizer and the dessert were enjoyable. Perhaps I expected too much, but I would recommend the usual main line stalwarts - Restaurant Alba, Black Fish, even Paramour - over Savona.
Excellent sole and special lobster pasta ...
Excellent sole and special lobster pasta dish Good wine recommendations from sommelier Soup was good but amuse bouche cauliflower soup was even better; make that an option
Casual Menu does not mean Casual Atmosphere
Casual is defined as "relaxed, unconcerned, laid-back". We returned after two wonderful experiences with their Formal Dining menu, sat at a 4 top in the bar area and ordered from the Casual Dining menu. The food was great, the wine by the glass was very good but quite pricey - there were no lesser priced (red) options, and the pour was not generous. There were a few times we felt the slightest bit rushed, but to their credit, staff took the hint and backed off. We arrived at 5:15 for a 5:30 reservation, were seated right away, and were gone in 75 minutes. A pizza, spaghetti and veal meat balls, 4 drinks, two double espressos and one dessert later, our tab was slightly over $130, before tip. The NY Rye Sour (rocks) was out of this world, and made perfectly. This restaraunt is 5 minutes from our home and could be a "go-to" for elegant yet casual spur of the moment dining if it were not so pricey. We will probably restrict our future visits to formal dining for special occasions.
Savona is Top Notch
Savona always delivers great food. The staff is friendly and helpful -- each makes a real effort to make the experience memorable. The Dover sole is well prepared. I personally look forward to the fois gras. Recommended for everyone who enjoys fine food well prepared.
Definitely good, but not worth it
A few of the dishes were truly superb. Others were just good. At half the price, I would return. But given the high price, I expect everything to be superb. The wait staff was good, the ambiance is quiet and private (spacious so you aren't sitting on top of another couple/table). But just not worth the price.
Very disappointing meal. Salad was so overly salted we had to send it back. Signature sole entree came without a single side. No vegetarian friendly options and was served a roasted cauliflower head again without anything alongside. We've been to Savona before and been delighted. This was a tremendous disappointment. Won't return for a very long time.
Savona lost its' edge
I am sad to admit that one of my favorite, go-to places has really fallen. It could have been that we were there between the holidays, and much of the staff, chefs and food purveyors were off, but the quality was poor. The rolls were awful, the salad bland, the wine list minimized etc. The Dover Sole was still quite good, but the overall experience was a disappointment. I do hope this was simply an "off night" but Savona is off my list until I hear differently.
Savona provided great ambiance, excellent service, an expansive wine list, and fantastic food. Top to bottom, the experience was exceptional.
Savonna December 2015
We had not been to Savona in years. Wanted to go someplace special for my birthday. The staff was fine, the décor was pretty, but the food just wasn't that good. It is a four dollar sign restaurant and I expected so much more. The menu was limited. We all ordered something different. My duck (which I SHOULD have ordered Medium rare) was tasteless. The compote it was served on needed salt. Won't be going back
Have been to Savona many times in the pa ...
Have been to Savona many times in the past but not in past 2 years. Was disappointed. Menu very limited. not a single salad of any type on the menu. Best part were the servers who were excellent. Wine by the glass also limited
Only place in Philly that you can get Dover Sole
This restaurant is one of my all time favorites. Beautiful atmosphere, indulgent food and wine, excellent service, fresh roses on the table - just perfect for a fine dining experience. And it's the only restaurant in the Philadelphia area that I am aware of that has Dover sole on the menu prepared to perfection.
Not the same Savona!
Having frequented Savona many times in the past for client dinners and business meetings in the tasting room, I was more than a little disappointed. A very limited menu and a very pretentious/precious attitude overall. Quite puzzling, actually. Horribly overpriced and overcooked food, too. Really not the delight it once was. They must have lost a lot of former customers by now and I will not return.
Delicious food and generous portions. No ...
Delicious food and generous portions. Not quite as high end or authentic as promised. Beautiful location and nice atmosphere with many private couples' tables. Waiting staff is professional, courteous, and just snooty enough to make some of the interactions awkward. But all in all, an excellent experience for a special occasion.
It's all in the expectations, I expected from Savona more; the service was very good, we had a table in a quieter area but the food was disappointing. I had the Branzino which usually is served as a filet or whole. Here I had a half of a very small fish, frankly looked and tasted more like a small trout, served with over sized portion of white beans over grilled greens topped with a nice sauce. Everything was served nicely but not nearly as interesting or well executed as I had in this class and this price range restaurants.
Savona: No longer a culinary destination . . . .
I expected Savona to be "special", a gastronomic destination, a fine dining experience. It did not live up to expectations. I'd been to Savona before, several times, but not recently. The specifics: I informed the host by telephone that we had 1) a food allergy (peppers/eggplant) and 2) a milestone birthday. The server didn't know. The captain didn't know. The kitchen was not informed. The person with the allergy was served an appetizer on a bed of peppers; no substitute was offered. No small acknowledgement of the birthday was offered. We were seated in a tucked away corner of the restaurant. It felt invisible. In spite of the fact that my friend bought TWO bottles of quality champagne, the service was inattentive, unpolished and unimpressive. We had to ask for bread; it was eventually brought, cold and hard. Olive oil was requested. It arrived after a long wait. The Dover Sole ($55) was served cold. A box was requested to take home the surplus. It was left in the kitchen and almost left behind. In year's past, the GM and captains ran a formal, but not stiff, well-trained dining room. At present, they seem to have given up any pretense of being a destination restaurant. The kitchen did a good job. My lamb dish and the other plats principal were well-prepared and presented.
Staff was very friendly and attentive. F ...
Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was excellent!
No reason to return
Our waiter never mentioned an available (as we later learned) alternative "casual dining" menu and so we stumbled over the odd-no salads-and very limited, pricey "fine dining" menu. A very enjoyable and reasonably priced $40 bottle of wine from the extensive list was the high point of a dinner composed of mostly misses. Rubbery lobster, branzino so overcooked it was reduced in size to five dry mouthfuls, and chew-toy worthy octopus were just a few of the problems. An inedibley salty duck gelee amuse-bouche was a poor cover-up for slow service. We did not bother with dessert.
Great dinner !
Recently, I took a work colleague to Savona's for dinner. Food and overall experience was wonderful. We split an appetizer and each ordered dinner. All the food was delicious, especially the rack of lamb and the pasta. Savona is alittle pricey, but, proved to be a great dining experience.
Not the same as in the past
The main entre was not a WOW as had been our experience before. Not sure I'll go back.
Outstanding evening...AND THEN...
Great location...staff was exceptional...valet, hostesses, servers...every staff member greated us personally and was very personable...great inside seating location...had questions about the fine dining menu, which were clearly answered, detailed and described...we were offered the opportunity to view the casual dining menu as an alternative, which we did and even after so, ordered from the fine dining menu and just as presented so as to experience the chef's specific creation...food was exceptional with surprisingly large portions for a fine dining experience...the appetizers, corn chowder sample, entrees, lobster knuckle and desserts were all excetional and much to my surprise, the meal got better and better as it went on and the service level was consistent throughout even back to the valet...AND THEN, AFTER LEAVING A $40 CASH TIP ON A $160 BILL AND WRITING "CASH" ON THE TIP LINE, I CHECKED MY STATEMENT TO LEARN THAT SOMEONE TOOK IT UPON THEMSELVES TO ADD ANOTHER $32 TO MY BILL...AFTER CALLING THEM AND FINALLY RECEIVING A REFUND FOR THE $32, IT WAS CONTINUOUSLY BRUSHED OFF AS AN ERROR WITH NO ONE TAKING RESPONSIBILITY WHAT HAPPENED...good thing I check all my receipts...I suggest everyone else that dines there do so as well...GREAT EVENING TARNISHED...DEFINITELY WILL NOT RETURN...THANKS FOR THAT MEMORY.
Food was really good, as was service. The server was wearing a tuxedo-lie outfit, which seemed kinda 'dated'.....especially since the hostess was pretty casual, as were most of the patrons.....
My husband and I had a very good dinner. ...
My husband and I had a very good dinner. Our waiter was very attentive.
An awesome place for a special occasion. ...
An awesome place for a special occasion...A+ in every respect !!!
Everything from the food to the service ...
Everything from the food to the service was perfect!
A very disappointing experience at Savona. Having had great prior experiences, the most recent meal was worse than mediocre. The appetizer was overcooked and cold (octopus). The main course was overly ambitious combining and close to fussy, combining too many favors that just did not work (duck). The waitress pouring water often spilled the water and poured it into the wine glasses. For the price the meal came to, ($500 with tip for 4), the experience was extremely poor.
My wife and I went to Savona for my wife ...
My wife and I went to Savona for my wife's birthday party. It was our first visiting, but we had a great time under their thoughtful service. All foods have balanced tasted. We hope to visit again soon. You must try it!
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