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Chovy's Italian Casual

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18228 Conneaut Lake Rd, Meadville, PA 16335-3758
+1 814-724-1286
11:00 - 22:00
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Reston, Virginia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten here several times over the past year, and find it OK. It's really the only place we know of in Meadville that is a decent Italian restaurant. We had, and I tried, various pastas, pizzas, bar drinks, wine, and breads and appetizers. No objections, but that's kind of my point: we didn't marvel at anything either. Full disclosure,... More 

Thank ewh410
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are snowbirds, after spending a wonderful winter in Florida we were on our trip home We booked into the Hampton Inn, and headed out for dinner (not knowing where to go) I asked the clerk where is your favourite restaurant in this area ? She happily suggested it was Chovy's. We arrived pleasantly greeted by a... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to many more!! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely awful meal and terrible customer care! So we eat at Chovy's from once a month to as often as a few times a week. This particular time I ordered the Delmonico steak with the Jack Daniels drizzle and the blue cheese encrusting. The Jack Daniels dressing was not made correctly, very bitter and vinegary like balsamic. I sent it... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad we were able to make things right for you and your family and we look forward to your next visit!! More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This Italian restaurant has great food and a large menu to choose from. Prices are reasonable and the food quality and service are very exceptional. Very good wine selection to choose from.

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

Thank you...it's great to hear that you've enjoyed our Food, Wine & Service! We hope you visit us again soon! More 

Cambridge Springs, United States
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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
Becky G, General Manager at Chovy's Italian Casual, responded to this review

We certainly appreciate your business, over the years! I apologize for any variation in quality; we always want to provide the best Food & Service, but I guess we miss the mark sometimes. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Meadville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Thank you so much! We hope you visit us soon! More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 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
Becky G, General Manager at Chovy's Italian Casual, responded to this review

I certainly apologize for any confusion with our change in hours. We don't normally make adjustments like that, but there is the rare occasion that we do. I understand your frustration and I'm terribly sorry. I'm a little confused about the lighting...we don't raise our lights at the end of the day until ALL guests have left the building. I... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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 

Level Contributor
104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
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 Rd, Meadville, PA 16335-3758
  • 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?