The Refectory Restaurant & Bar Reopens at Villanova

The Refectory Restaurant & Bar Reopens at Villanova

The Refectory Restaurant & Bar Reopens at Villanova

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Philadelphia, PARestaurant & Bar at Villanova - Refectory, a 150-seat restaurant, bar, and private events venue, will officially reopen in the heart of Villanova’s campus under new leadership and with a new menu.


The Refectory, a 150-Seat Upscale Restaurant & Bar at Villanova

The namesake, “The Refectory,” is by definition a communal dining room that serves as a place to meet, eat, and drink together. The new menu will feature plates that range in size from handheld snacks to full entrees designed to be shared

A full Raw Bar

Featuring Oysters, Spicy Tuna with crispy rice, and Classic Shrimp Cocktail served with cocktail sauce and Marie Rose sauce.

Classic and Wood-fired Flatbreads

such as Spicy Pepperoni with jalapeño, oregano, and hot honey, and Brisket topped with onion purée, smoked cheddar, bleu cheese, and horseradish.


will include a variety of selections ranging from Grilled Octopus with ricotta, smoked tomato, and black olive.

Soup and Salad

The selection will feature a comforting Mushroom Soup with porcini, maitake, trumpet mushrooms, sourdough croutons, and truffle.

House-made Pasta

Include a take on Spicy Vodka Rigatoni, prepared with locally-based Stateside Vodka, Porcini Risotto with wild mushroom and cippolini, and Cacio e Pepe Bucatini with black truffle and soft egg.


Will offer dishes of Roasted Chicken with salsa verde, honey roasted carrot and chicken jus, and Duroc Pork Loin with a fennel pollen crust, braised pork belly, and roasted garlic purée.

Specialty Dessert

Offering, some of which are inspired by classic Little Debbie treats, include the Rollo, an espresso mousse Swiss roll with raspberry sauce and gold leaf feuilletine, as well as an indulgent Cosmic Deep-Dish Brownie, topped with fudge and chocolate chip candy.

Located at the corner of Lancaster and Ithan Avenues 862 East Lancaster Ave., The Refectory will offer a casual yet refined dining experience to the Villanova community and Philadelphia’s Main Line.

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