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Chovy's Italian Casual

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18228 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, PA 16335-3442
+1 814-724-1286
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Cambridge Springs, United States
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I have been visiting this restaurant for years...even when it was called Sandalini's. The food is typically good, although the quality can vary. During this visit, there were few diners, so the waiter was a little more attentive than our usual experience. We feel that Chovy's food is a tad pricey, as is the wine. We like... More 

Thank Salene C
Meadville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very nice local Italian restaurant - no chains here! Food is perfect. Wide variety from steaks, pasta, seafood, pizza. The atmosphere is excellent. Pricing is average for the area. More than a chain restaurant, but not quite as high as fine dining. Great for families or a date night.

Thank Laurie H
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Online the close time was listed as 9pm, but thankfully we called and were told they close at 7pm. We got there at 6:30pm and the hostess didn't seem too pleased to seat us. Our server was friendly but exactly at 7pm, the lights were turned up to their full bright. I ordered the salmon, which was a little too... More 

Thank Rajat L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there on a Friday night, party of 16. The wait staff was wonderful and kept our drinks refilled and had the food out to us quickly. But, the food isn't like it used to be. One entree we had was the Seafood Morango which is quoting the menu: "Shrimp, scallops and crab tossed with angel hair pasta in... More 

Thank steelers-yeah
Becky G, General Manager at Chovy's Italian Casual, responded to this review

Wow, I'm so sorry that we didn't live up to your expectations!! It sounds like the portioning was a little off on your dishes...it should be 4 shrimp, 4 scallops & the Seafood Morango should have an additional 2oz of crab meat. We've never changed those portions since putting the dishes on our menu. I am terribly sorry and hope... More 

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103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been here twice recently. Each time, a wonderful meal. First, we went just because we had never been there. My husband had breaded apple-cinnamon pork chops that were flavorful, moist, and tasty. I had the ravioli. The second visit? Well, he loved those pork chops so much last time, that he had them again. And they were every... More 

Thank srmvalleygirl
Becky G, General Manager at Chovy's Italian Casual, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Chovy's! for your Anniversary Celebration!! It's great to hear that Jake took good care of you and that you have enjoyed both of your visits! Don't stay away too long...we look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Cochranton, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Chovy's is an excellent place to eat. It is something that you would not expect to find in a town the size of Meadville. I and my family have eaten there many times and the food has alway been wonderful with a price to match: very reasonable. The atmosphere and decor are something that one would expect to find in... More 

Thank donnie180
Becky G, General Manager at Chovy's Italian Casual, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are so glad to hear that you've enjoyed your visits with us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Lunch break from an office training next door. Over priced burger, server had an attitude problem. Second time there and it was the same as the first. Please don't respond to this review, you should have asked before I left.

Thank Sam B
Edinboro, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Low lit, romantic setting invites you to relax and enjoy the delicious food offerings with that special someone, or to celebrate any occasion. Affordable. Service was excellent, portions were geberous, and food arrived hot. Loved it!

Thank metGooGooDolls
Becky G, General Manager at Chovy's Italian Casual, responded to this review

We're glad that you enjoyed your dinner with us...be sure to stop in again soon!! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Service is a tad slow and disjointed. However the food was very good. Portions were a good size and reasonably priced. The veal special with pasta was so tasty but the ultimate chocolate cake stole the show. Possibly the best tasting chocolate cake ever.

Thank Emma C
Becky G, General Manager at Chovy's Italian Casual, responded to this review

I certainly apologize for the slow service you received but it's great to hear that you enjoyed your dinner! We hope you visit us again soon! More 

Dorset, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I eat out very frequently and I have to say eating at Chovy's is always some of the best meals I have ever had and now they have the best waiter I have EVER had. Dean is the very best waiter I have ever had in my life. He is not only professional and tentative to your... More 

Thank lkidd061
Becky G, General Manager at Chovy's Italian Casual, responded to this review

Wow, we certainly appreciate your loyalty and are now so happy to hear that you've found a favorite server!! Dean does a great job...All of us look forward to your next visit!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18228 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, PA 16335-3442
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Meadville
  • Phone Number: +1 814-724-1286

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?