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Svago Italian Ristorante

Verified Listing

(267) 781-0000
2862 W Moreland Rd
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Category: Restaurants


Specializing in Authentic Italian cuisine . Originating from the southern region of Sicily. Traditional recipes handed down for generations.All made to order in a relaxing B.Y.O.B environment.Owner/operator Ida DeLuca always available for any questions you may have.Many traditional items available upon request.We have been in the restaurant/traditional hand tossed pizza business for over 25 years.

Products And Services

Dine In Dinner Menu.
Buffet Dine In for events & special occasions.
Catering Menu.
Lunch and take out Menu.
Reservations suggested.

Payment Options

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Cash, Debit

Languages Spoken

English, Italian

Year Founded


Number Of Locations


Reviews and Ratings for Svago Italian Ristorante

Average Rating

by Joe

December 03, 2009

"Don't bother ordering your Pizza here (take out or eat in). First they have no real Pizza Oven, its a electric pizza oven they have to allow 15+ mins to warm up per order. I was told my pizza would be ready in about 30 mins... I went there, and waited an addtional 20 mins the electric pizza oven ("new") was not cooking the pizza correctly. As for the dining in part of the resturant, slow. Waited nearly 40 minutes for a order of standard spaghetti, and only one other customer was in the place. Have hours to wait for food, then Savago's is the place for you. Not going back again..."


by Andie

September 15, 2009

"The service is bad. We waited an hour for two cheese steaks. The waitress acted like we were a pain. They need to improve service. But, ...six times we ordered takeout and picked it up. The food is really worth it! The subs, cheese steaks are wonderful and not skimpy on the meat! Their french fries are really the best around here. Give them a chance to grow and improve. The subs, pizzas and other take out stuff is cheaply priced. I hope this little local take out hangs around! "

Rated 1 stars
by Anonymous

August 01, 2009

"Although the food is quite good here, the service is an absolute disgrace. It was an hour and a half until we received our main course. The owner/chef believes this is the normal waiting time for preparing food from scratch. Many people simply walked out rather than wait just to get their drinks and a salad! Be prepared to spend a long night if you decide to eat here!"

Rated 5 stars
by meryl

June 28, 2009

"went to Svago for first time, absoulutely great, the chef Ida will come out and talk to you ! If she thinks what you ordered is unclear or if she thinks you need a certain addition or change to the order, she lets you know, really! A+ lets keep her in business!"

Rated 4 stars
by md

May 14, 2009

"The Main course 4-29 Svago Italian Ristorante By Mitch Davis Rating: Opened less than six months ago, this Italian restaurant already appears to be doing a brisk business in the Willow Grove, Upper Dublin Township area. On a clear Friday evening, by 7:30, its 142-seat, airy, high-ceiling dining room was nearly filled. By that time, my L.D.C. (Lovely Dining Companion) and I were enjoying the bottle of rosé wine we brought to this B.Y.O.B., sipping from the beautifully-shaped glass stemware Svago provided. Bright sunlight was still streaming in the many large windows. It illuminated the limoncello-colored walls, black vinyl booths, the tables set with maroon over white linens and dark beige napkins, and our shining pink wine-filled goblets. Enticing aromas of baking pizza and the matchless cuisines of Sicily and Napoli drifted in from the large open kitchen and filled the dining area. Our very pleasant server started things by bringing out a basket of homemade garlic bread and plain Italian bread with a dish of herb-seasoned olive oil. The in-house baked breads were not typical Italian, but higher raised and very fresh. She also served us a plate of good quality bruschetta (Italian-style tomato salsa on slices of toasted bread). Everything, including the desserts, are homemade daily on the premises, by owner and chef Ida DeLuca, a woman of great determination and boundless energy. Opening Svago was her dream. “I come to work and I love it!” she said. This love comes through in the food she cooks, and if you give her advance notice, she will make most any dish you request and can accommodate any dietary needs. I asked if she would make me one of my favorites — osso buco, a braised veal dish that generally takes five hours to prepare. She said she would if I called “like five days ahead.” Svago (Italian for “relaxation”) offers a lunch and takeout menu that includes a very wide spectrum of sandwiches and pizzas. The dinner menu has a broad array of Italian comfort food favorites such as baked ziti, baked lasagna, manicotti and veal parmigiana, along with a handful of hot and cold Italian appetizers, salads and three classic soups. The children’s menu features dishes for only $5 to $6. (Sandwiches and pizzas from the lunch menu are also available at dinner.) We had cups of the minestrone and pasta fagioli ($2.50 each), enjoying the excellent latter fagioli more than the former minestrone. My main dish was Svago’s signature chicken alla Marsala ($16), a generous serving of breaded breasts bathed in a truly delicious Marsala sauce with lots of sautéed mushrooms and onions. DeLuca serves it as a pasta dish, the chicken tossed in with a pasta of your choice, which I did not expect, but was very pleased with the dish. Our other entrée choice was linguini with white clam sauce ($15), one of my L.D.C.’s favorites. The dish had a handful of Little Necks still in their shells. She flatly declared it to be “nicely spiced,” and I agreed that it was very delicious. Indeed, she liked everything she tasted at Svago. All the entrées are served with pasta and a salad. The “side” salads were much more than that … large and colorful with several kinds of green and red leaf lettuce and frisee, carrots, yellow pepper and croutons that are all especially fresh. Desserts are imported from the wonderful Bindi line, and include gelato and sorbet, tiramisu, fruit torte and cappuccino cake. Overall Rating: mmmm (out of 5 m’s) for fresh, delectable Italian comfort food at affordable prices. To contact Mitch Davis, e-mail him at: Svago Italian Ristorante Location: : 2862 Moreland Road (Route 63), Willow Grove Phone Number: 267-781-0000 Cuisine: Southern Italian Ambience: Pleasant, low noise level, airy Web site: Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday: 3 to 9 p.m. Prices: Appetizers, soups, salads $2.50 to $11; Entrées $10 to $21 Alcoholic Beverages: B.Y.O.B. "

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