Savona - King of Prussia

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902 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Consistent, creative, high quality dining, and seamlessly orchestrated service has been the hallmark of Savona - King of Prussia's success for over 20 years…..

A marble bar, sexy outdoor patio and upstairs wine lounge will set the stage for a spirit of relaxation and conviviality. Executive Chef, Drew Masciangelo continues to employ his "farm to table" approach with a soulful regional Italian menu inspired by his Abruzesse heritage. All selections are prepared with simplicity, consistency and the attention to detail Savona has provided for decades.

So... sit back...relax...swirl a glass of vino from the largest wine cellar in PA and enjoy the new Savona!
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SN
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Sad. Not what it used to be. Food is still excellent but service was not good. Entree took excessive amount to come out. Server only acknowledged it once we cornered her about it. She then made a comment that there was a five minute delay in getting it out. More like a thirty minute delay. We also told the person that seated us that it was our 25th anniversary. Absolutely no acknowledgement. Lastly, server brought the wrong check at the end. When we left, the manager asked how everything was. Where was he during our entire meal? He should have seen how long we were sitting at an empty table or the server should have told him. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. I live very close to it and would love a reason to go back but don’t think I will.

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MG
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This was my first time visiting Savona and I have heard so many great things about the restaurant. It is quite expensive; however, the atmosphere and ambiance are wonderful. Some entrees I would rate as a 5. Two from our party ordered pasta dishes which were just ok, especially given the price. We did have an enjoyable evening overall.

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JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very pleasant experience. Plan to come again.

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c
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in the outdoor covered area and it was nice to be able to eat "outdoors", though the restaurant is on a major street and you hear some traffic. The food was excellent and the waiter was friendly and very attentive. I like that the waiters wear suits! Don't see that much anymore.

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L
Philadelphia
121 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

One of our favorite places. Dover sole is always exceptional, and this was no different. Tuna tartare was equally phenomenal. The burrata with peaches and bread and onion and tomatoes was OK at best--too much bread, not enough peaches. Wines, particularly the French chardonnay, and banana split were very good. Lamb loin chop was very nicely done rare and was quite good. Service generally fine and attentive.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was my mom’s birthday and I want it to be special , and I think it definitely did just that . My only problem was the special I ordered was quite simple, , I would have preferred if it had come with potatoes or rice , my other problem was the price for the fish special , was very expensive and the price was not disclosed before hand . This is my fifth time there . I actually celebrate my birthday dinner there . Overall the experience , just didn’t plan on spending as much as I did . Thx u. Love the restaurant .

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Everything was very good, but the manager should teach the servers not to clear the plates until everyone at the table has finished his/her course. This is a high-end restaurant and the servers were very pleasant and polite, but it isn't polite to remove one person's plate until everyone at the table has caught up to the fast eater.

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NC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my mother here for her birthday and we had such a wonderful experience. The Runaway cocktail was the perfect amount of tart and sweet; the martini came exactly as ordered. We decided to share all plates. We started with the yellow fin tuna crudo - perfect amount of kick and fresh ingredients. We then shared two entrees - the pan-seared day boat scallops (four huge scallops with great flavor) and the saffron fettuccine with little neck clams. Everything was well balanced and just the right size. Highly recommend!

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r
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We had an extremely unfortunate evening at Savona last week. We were a party of 9, getting together to celebrate a grandmother’s 86th birthday. Right from the start, our server appeared very “odd” to all of us. As she continued to speak to us, she seemed to be slurring her words, and was chewing a piece of gum that was visible and half falling out of her mouth. She took our orders, and then, about 25 minutes later, returned to the table to take our orders again, “just to clarify”. We discussed the option of complaining to someone, but hesitated, as we did not want to get our server in trouble. After another 30 minutes, when all we had been served was a bottle of wine, one of us went and spoke to a manager. At that point, we had been sitting at our table for over 1.5 hours. A few waitstaff then came to our table and took our orders, for the third time that night, and acknowledged that our orders had never been put trough to the kitchen. We were finally served our dinner, in a haphazard manner, after we had been seated for about 2 hours. The manager was very apologetic and accommodating, as were the other servers who were clearly stretching themselves in order to take care of us.
We have eaten at Savona many times, and have always had top notch service and excellent food. This was a most unpleasant experience. We are hopeful that it was an aberrancy.

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JM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service all around.

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BS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We were shocked when we received the check and the Dover Sole was $50 plus dollars. We don't have a problem ordering an entree that price (we also had the filet). The problem is the sole was a special and the server didn't tell us how much it would cost. Normally the server lists the prices after each special. The manager did come to our table and, I think, he was offering us drinks on the house, but it wasn't clear and we didn't want to pay for additional drinks. Also, we were 10 minutes late for a 6:00 pm reservation (the hostess pointed out we were 13 minutes late) so our table was no longer available. We were told repeatedly another group was coming in at 7:30?? Eventually we were accommodated but I'm not sure the staff should have told us about the people coming in at 7:30 pm. This really wasn't our problem (we were outside with the valet for at least 8 minutes) and I don't feel that's the type of thing you say to customers. Very "assembly line" (I understand your a business but would we have been asked to leave our table at 7:25 pm to make room for the next seating??) A good friend I hadn't seen in ages flew up from FL to see me and I made reservations because I wanted to take her to a really nice restaurant. I hadn't been to Savona in some time (I was a weekly regular 15-25 years ago). I'm not sure I'll be back. The beet salad was very good but the chicken was really dry. The sugarless chocolate cake was like a brick. Three people with spoons and we left most of it on the plate. The chairs were very comfortable and the enclosed porch was fairly quiet so we could hear ourselves talk (a positive).

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was spectacular.

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j
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the Savona of old. With Drew in the kitchen and Pablo ( Popi ) Hertado running the bar, all is right with the world. Add an attractive, well trained wait staff and the restaurant will hold it's own against any competition. Certainly the best, by far, on the Main Line.

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SR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

wonderful fare, beautiful table by the windows, a thoroughly lovely evening.Looking forward to returning

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m
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was a mid afternoon lunch celebration. It was a very nice experience.
The food was nothing less outstanding. Exactly as ordered, perfect temperature and the courses were very timely - not rushed and we were not waiting either.
I would highly recommend this restaurant and very much look forward to returning in the evening for drinks and dinner sooner than later.

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GD
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant - a bit pricey. Service was very good.

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F
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Savona used to be our “go to” but has become a disaster. It took an hour and a half to get our appetizers, had to flag down our server for refills, could hear the kitchen staff yelling at each other throughout the night and that’s just the beginning. It was definitely the worst Mother’s Day location. I’m embarrassed I selected it.

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CR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was attentive and professional.
Food was presented well and tasted delicious.

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AC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We have visited Savona 2 - 3 times of late after having been regulars a few years back and recently ate there for Mother's day. Food was great and I have always liked the drinks and wine selection. I think they have an ambiance second to none on the main line. The bartender we knew from our earlier days is back and he is a real plus. The kitchen is top rate; my read is that "execution" - marrying kitchen to service to table - has sometimes been the weak point and it continues to improve.

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AT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Didn’t feel welcome in the restaurant on Mother’s Day. Food was only okay. I ordered seared scallops which were way too salty. Brownie is too dry. My daughter ordered short rib which wasn’t what we expected. Overall we won’t return to this restaurant again.

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SG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, valet parking, very good food. The staff seemed incredibly well trained. The time between courses could have been a little shorter but it was a fine dining experience.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent! Unfortunately we had a long wait for our food to come after we placed our order. The food was worth the wait.

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J
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We regularly come here but lately disappointed. Menu selection has become limited. Our dinners were uninspiring. The cornish hen was tiny and oversalted. The pasta entree was bland. Halibut was fair. Chef needs to revisit menu choices. We asked about old standards such as veal milanese and were told it became too expensive to purchase, yet the veal chop is priced at $55. Doesn’t make sense.

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KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional from our valet to Sebastian to all servers..
Very memorable meal!
We will return next Saturday after Villanova graduation!

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N
Tampa
47 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every detail from deliciously refined cuisine to the best service and chic ambiance.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Savona was recommended to the friend with whom I was dining as neither of us know the area at all, so we had no idea what to expect. It was so good that we have already agreed to eat there when she's back in June! We both had the Dover Sole, which they say is something they are known for, and it was phenomenal. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and helpful - recommending a fabulous Chablis to go with the fish. He also seemed truly interested in our opinion of the wine and the food - he was very attentive, making sure that the wine stayed chilled but not so cold as to lose the flavor. I've been daydreaming about this meal for the two days since we ate there!

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CG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific and probably the best old fashioned I’ve had.

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M
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely evening at Savona with a couple friends visiting us from out of town on Saturday evening. The noise level was quite loud during our initial time there (our reservation was at 8pm) but seemed to quiet down as the evening progressed. Service was prompt and attentive. The space is very nice. The food was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by all 4 of us. All in all, we had a great time at Savona. It was just what we were looking for!

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DR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding dinner for a special occasion. Despite a busy Saturday night, the staff was continuously attentive and most professional. Had a shrimp cocktail that redefined the genre. Halibut was perfectly prepared and delicious. And the Dover sole was - well, the Savona Dover sole; simply superb. None better anywhere. Also got great help from the sommelier pairing a nice French wine for our selections. We will be back soon.

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R
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Had very nice business dinner. Staff was impeccable and food was excellent. Perfect evening.

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OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely dinner. Thank you.

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PJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was attentive, food and drink, outstanding! Wonderful experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food continues to be great... meatballs are a must try. Great cocktails and superior wine list. Dover sole special was amazing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful Easter dinner and birthday dinner. Food was amazing.

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C
Philadelphia
139 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Savona. The food is delicious and interestingly prepared. Service was excellent.

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KP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our biggest complaint was the length of time it took to get a drink - 20 minutes is ridiculous. Our second drink came much faster.

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SG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Savona went above and beyond to make our great grandfather’s 84th birthday a memorable experience. The food was outstanding, and I would highly recommend the ambiance for large crowds and special occasions. The chef made sure our dishes were perfect, and completed the afternoon with champagne and dessert. It was a wonderful day.

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c
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Savona twice before and were amazed at the food and service, it has a expansive wine list and the staff are the very attentive, professional, and absolutely unobtrusive.
This time we went for Brunch for my sons birthday, the food was exquisite and the service from
our arrival to our departure was highly professional.
Our shellfish tasted as if it had just been caught, the selection of "Benedict's" are amazing, I had a Steak and Eggs that was to die for. Do not miss this wonderful "Occasion Restaurant Experience" Delightful.

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SC
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent but we felt rushed. We were trying to enjoy conversation with our friends and food came very fast and waiter kept coming back. Drinks were overpriced also

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HZ
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, fantastic service and an overall amazing night out!

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