Inquirer’s Craig Laban on dining al fresco at Bar Savona…

Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009


Out-of-the-way alfresco
A major recent renovation has brought a pair of significant changes to one of the Main Line’s most reliable upscale destinations: a more affordable bistro menu, and an elegant circular outdoor porch. There’s still big-ticket Riviera-style dining for those who want to splurge on sole and one of the region’s best cellars. But the casual new Italian-inspired menu has revived a neighborhood feeling here with addictive fried artichokes, soulful pappardelle Bolognese, and a hauntingly good panna cotta topped with caramelized nuts and brandied cherries. Papi Hurtado’s inventive cocktails are worth an imbiber’s notice.