Thoughts on Savona (and others)
What are your thoughts on Savona (in Gulph Mills)? How are the food, wine list, and ambiance? And how does it specifically compare to Le Bec-Fin/Fountain/Lacroix? Do they actually do wine pairings with any of the course your order or is that service only provided in the context of the tasting menu?
Savona is a fantastic restaurant experience...not to be missed. Food is amazing and service is world class. Much less stuffy than Le Bec/LaCroix. They will do wine pairing with anything on the menu; the wine list is formidable --- ask Filiberto (sommelier) for assistance, he is a consummate professional and will never give you anything but unparalleled wine advice.
I can't say enough about Savona -- it is really fantastic. Every time my husband and I have gone the food has been incredible, the service impeccable, the atmosphere elegant and lovely without being pretentious (I'll second pazos -- not as stuffy as Le Bec Fin or Lacroix). Extensive wine list, very helpful and pleasant sommelier. The mind-blowing food deserves its own post! I have heard only excellent reviews from the people we know who have dined there and from personal experience, it's incredible every time.