One of the newest Main Line restaurant is actually 27 years old.

The Wakim family, which has a few spots on the Main Line, is reviving Evviva in Narberth, which had been used exclusively for catering in its mansion setting since the late 1980s.
Evviva opened as a restaurant in 1983.

Bistro Evviva, opening this fall, will be a 50-seat French/Mediterranean restaurant with a menu created by Abde Dahrouch, the former executive chef of Taquet in Wayne and briefly chef-owner of Pond in Radnor.

Before Taquet, Dahrouch was executive chef and part-owner of La Terazza in Miami. He has also been a sous chef at Brasserie La Coze, also in Miami, and was sous chef at such D.C. restaurants as Jean Pierre, La Brasserie, and the Jean Louie at the Watergate complex.

The Wakim Restaurant Group owns Gemelli in Narberth with chef Clark Gilbert, Aldar Bistro in Bala Cynwyd, and Murray's Deli in Bala.

Bistro Evviva will serve dinner only Monday through Saturday. Though it will have a full-service bar, it will allow BYOB.