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****Sovalo****-( Formerly Pigalle) Great find in Northern Liberties thanks to....(long)

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****Sovalo****-( Formerly Pigalle) Great find in Northern Liberties thanks to....(long)

Donna L | Apr 17, 2005 10:22 PM

Sylvia G.

Tried this restaurant Saturday night after Sylvia G. recommended it on here. Thanks Sylvia. We enjoyed it so much.

Atmosphere/Ambiance cozy and intimate.

Wait staff and hostesses very efficient and most friendly.

Owners are husband and wife who just came in from the Napa Valley. Husband is the chef. Wife is one of the hostesses. Chef used to work in an Italian restaurant in the Napa Valley.

The food is upscale Italian and moderately priced. The ingredients used in all the dishes made for everything we ate so flavorful and tasty.

The menu is divided into---Antipasti, Pasta, Secondi and Contorni (side dishes.) You could order from the Pasta or Secondi for entrees but you could also get a half order of Pasta for an appetizer.

For appetizers we had Spring vegetable minestra with basil pesto, parmigiano and also Ricotta gnocchi with English peas, pancetta-tomato sugo.

For entrees we had Swordfish, onion soubine and roasted potatoes, chili vinaigrette and also Roasted Monkfish, olive whipped potatoes, marinated fava beans.

(This is right off the menu as we took one since a new menu is printed everyday because the menu changes everyday.) So there were no specials as everything is a special. Some must repeat I guess at times.

The sauces in both our entrees were so delicious we had to sop it up with the cibatta and olive bread. The bread was served with a roasted pepper and bean (forgot what kind of beans they told us) spread.

Server was very knowledgeable about the wine list and chose a nice hearty Zinfandel for me.

For dessert we had a vanilla panna cotta with strawberries and an Italian type of cobbler with rhubarb and pear. Both excellent.

When we left at 10:00 the place was still jumping in the dining room and bar area.

We will definitely be going back very soon.

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