Best Sommelier 2018: Michele Konopi: At just 26, certified sommelier Michele Konopi is younger than some of the wines she’s pouring at Gulph Mills’ bastion of Riviera-inspired fine dining. Yet her passion for all things viniferous make her an impressively seasoned somm. This summer, try one of the refreshing rosés she’s featuring.
Best Mixologist 2016: Seeking a cocktail oasis? Bar Savona’s team crafts drinks with serious attention to detail. House-made bitters, infusions and syrups are the norm pair perfectly with the premium spirits and fresh-squeezed juices behind the bar. Look for occasional mixology classes to gain unparalleled insight from the experts.
Best Cocktail Program 2015: Intricate concoctions crafted with precise techniques make this cultivated bar an absolute wonder. From house-smoking tequilas and hand-pressed fresh juices to developed tinctures and extracts, there’s never a dull cocktail hitting the bar top.
Maybe it’s the wine. Or it could be the innate giddiness that accompanies plate after plate of immaculately executed cuisine. But something about Savona always makes us feel special. Whether your eating in the wine cellar, the dining area or the breezy outdoor terrace, every meal is a treat—especially when it ends with a few luscious shared desserts.
Best of the Main Line
Best Wine Menu (Readers', 2018)
Best Sommelier (Critics', 2018)
Best Mixologist (Critics', 2016)
Best Cocktail Program (Critics', 2015)
Best Wine List (Readers', 2014)
Best Restaurant (Readers', 2013)
Best Chef: Savona's Andrew Masciangel (Readers', 2013)
Best Romantic Dining Spot (Critics', 2012)
Best Appetizer: Fried Artichoke Hearts (Critics', 2011)
Best Exterior Renovation (Critics', 2010)
Best Wine List (Readers', 2008)
Best Brunch (Critics', 2006)
Best Overall Restaurant (Critics', 2006)
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