Del Alma
Del Alma

Del Alma

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.delalmarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5417532222x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish, Contemporary American, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Conor Claffey-Koller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: del Alma has a private banquet room that can accommodate up to 50 for dinners and other events. Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Carolyn Krueger 5417532222x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample street parking on both Washington Avenue and 2nd Street. Free public lot located at 2nd and Western.
A word from Del Alma
del Alma Restaurant, located in downtown Corvallis, offers an elegant yet warm and inviting dining atmosphere with a view of the riverfront. del Alma means literally "of the soul", and the entire del Alma staff strives to create a dining experience that reflects their passion for excellent service, warm hospitality, and great food. The menu is inspired by the flavors and cuisines of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain and offers items ranging from tapas to full entrees. del Alma brings its passion for the vibrant flavors of Latin America and pairs it with the offerings of the Northwest, using fresh ingredients from local markets, farms, and ranches. The bar hosts an array of libations ranging from south-of-the-border classics to contemporary cocktails plus an interesting and food-friendly wine list featuring both Old and New World selections. Prix-fixe dinner specials are available on Wednesdays and pairing dinners are regularly featured.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Del Alma reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (58)fit for foodies (49)romantic (46)good for groups (33)notable wine list (24)neighborhood gem (21)hot spot (18)scenic view (16)great for outdoor dining (12)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent high-quality dining
    82much
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We've eaten at Del Alma several times and have been extremely pleased with the entire experience! Delicious food and very nice wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    Out2eat
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    From the moment I checked in at the front desk I was completely taken care of. We were seated quickly and pampered from that point on. The service was excellent and the appetizers and meal were just what I would have hoped for. The energy level on the floor level where I sat was very comfortable and perfect for conversation. I ended the evening feeling very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time of poor service here
    Corvallistillretirement
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    No one came to our table for quite some time; we had to ask the hostess for a waiter. Two other groups who came in after us were able to place drink orders before we saw a waiter. Our waiter was slow at almost every phase, though he knew the menu and the wines well so we don't think he was new. Del Alma is usually very good in both service and food, so maybe this was just a bad night for us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great different food
    Allie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a great dining experience. The food is very good. It is Latin fusion. Great service!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The right place for fine dining.
    TechVP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The lamb main course my wife ordered was a very good cut and well sized for the meal. I personally don't order lamb, because I have had wrong expectations at other places. And To my surprise, it was a nice cut and the presentation was apparent at first sight. My wife was thoroughly happy with her selection. Right as the dish cane out, I did a surprising thing for me, and asked if I could try a bite. And wow, I had to reconsider my opinion. Very succulent! For my meal: I am delighted the chef accommodated my request for a well done filet mignon. The server was prompt to ask if they could butterfly it; which was totally the correct thing to request of the server. And it was extremely delicious. Thanks to a flexible chef!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great choice for special occasion
    goodfoodnut
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Food is fantastic, make sure and try the steak, and service is impeccable. Without a doubt, the nicest restaurant in the Corvallis area and a good choice for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed.
    Meema18
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    One of the finest restaurants I've visited in Corvallis. A must-go-to place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service and great food
    MustLuvDogs
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I would have to say that what stands out the most about our meal at Del Alma was the amazing service--our server went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience. The majority of the food was excellent as well. I had the tamales verdes and it was amazing, as well as our queso fundido. My husband had the jumbo shrimp pinchos, which were average. The desserts were amazing as well--they actually made the apple crisp to order, and the mexican flourless chocolate cake with salted caramel ice cream was to die for. Overall, we would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will likely go back if/when we are in Corvallis for dinner again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    BradysMama
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Wish it was a little quieter but that's minor. Definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Corvallis Oasis
    diversityintaste
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Del Alma is the best restaurant to appear in Corvallis in the 30 years that I've lived in and frequented the town. The food is fabulous, the atmosphere is relaxing, and staff is extremely friendly and all have good service sense. Food is well complemented with a wide variety of drinks, including a full bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Del Alma 9/27/14
    TopSpin
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Second visit. Very good mexican-fusion food, great blend of flavors. Attentive service and very nice atmosphere. We did not go in the separate bar area but it looked nice as well. Would recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food & drinks!
    MAALAN
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Accommodated our many changes in reservations (shifts in number of guests for birthday party & when available). Just a bit slow in getting our orders, but otherwise great. A bit noisier than some, but quieter than others. For a Friday nite, this was better than par for the course. Highly recommend for food & drinks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wednesday Night Woes
    Connoisseur
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    A group of us went to the Wednesday night, 3-course meal for $25. Granted, it is probably one of their busiest nights of the week, but I have been here before and had impeccable service and food. Right off the bat, there were many things that went awry - we ordered our drinks and they didn't come until 30 minutes later. The drinks were brought by another server who tried to bring it to another table. Our waiter may have been new, but it was definitely a trying experience for him to get us started on ordering food and then remembering water refills and requests. When the food came, our entree was room temperature and lacked the flavors I was hoping for. Overall, our 2 and a half hour dinner dragged on, and we left there pretty disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • blessedlife
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Live and dine in San Francisco and this compares. Love this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Del Alma
    MsFoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Tapas to die for. Wine paring perfected. Desserts divine. View unbeatable. Excellent staff. Perfect special occasion place. Or just an awesome happy hour with friends. Love the adjacent Dulcé!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    MrDel
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I found this spot via TripAdvisor and saw its high ranked reviews. We were not disappointed. Food was very flavorful, well presented, and abundant servings. Service matched the quality of the food. We were seated on the third level, there are five. The noise level is fairly high, but not enough to be bothersome. We will definitely have this as our number one dinner house in Corvallis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The quaility of the food, drink and
    Meoi
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    service is first rate. Would not hesitate to recommend Del Alma to anyone. We look forward to our next visit to try different dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Review
    Hatch
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Lamb was "Stringy", poor Texture; very little "Eye Appeal". Taste mediocre. The Filet was prepared as Ordered (Pink). It was a Steak, nothing to write home about. The Service was absolutely "Perfect". The check had no break down of Cost of Items; just a Total
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    TravelJunkie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We took our family and friends visiting from Germany to Del Alma for dinner. The cuisine is Latin fusion, a wonderful blend of latin american specialties and Northwest style. The food was delicious, we all had different dishes and everyone, including my grandson, raved about their food. I had the Cochinita Pibil, a Yucutan dish that we have frequently in Cancun/Playa del Carmen, and it was wonderful and very authentic even though they cannot cook it in the underground pit. The ambience is very good, and the service was terrific. Will definitely go there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chef
    Phredd
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Chef obviously enjoys his/her work and the creativity in food is what makes the del Alma experience so enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Upscale & trendy
    enjoytheyum
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I don't consider myself a foodie, but I love to eat good food. The food was so delicious. Had the Weds 3 course special for $25. That was a good deal & each course was great. Only thing negative was the shrimp appetizer only had 5 shrimp, but the sauce was wonderful. Enjoyed the tiered seating & a nice view of the trees lining the waterfront. They have special seating for large groups & accommodate small to medium groups easily. One of the most romantic restaurants in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place to connect
    Momiji
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    As usual, the care and attention we received was exceptional. Francesca was on the spot with attending to our needs but not over shadowing our privacy. She was cheery and mixed well with our table of diners, had helpful comments, and suggestions. This is as close to a "big city" dining experience as you can get in Corvallis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    senoracasa
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've never been disappointed with my experiences at Del Alma. The staff is attentive, friendly, and professional, and they work as a team to ensure their diners' experience is a positive one. Each dish, from the appetizers to the desserts, is a treat for the tastebuds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was amazing
    JennSerfin
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went to Del Alma for a nice dinner. We got what we came for :) The tapas were great, interesting flavor combinations. Decent wine list. Main entrees were amazing, I got the filet mignon, my husband had the salmon, all perfectly done. And dessert was lovely (I recommend the chocolate mousse cake).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was excellent and our server, Scott, made the dining even more pleasurable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We always enjoy our meals at Del Alma. The caldo was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Del Alma is consistently amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have been going to Del Alma for a couple of years, and they have never disappointed us even a little bit. Their tapas and small plates are always fantastic, their drinks are top notch, and full dinners are a treat. This time, I took an out-of-town guest who isn't fond of "exotic" or spicy food... we assured her that del Alma has something for everyone and that food was flavorful, but not too hot to eat. She loved the mushroom quesadillas and queso fundido.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two4dinner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We love having a great dining option again in Corvallis. Quality food and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvsagoodmeal
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have enjoyed our meal every time we have eaten here. We especially like the 3 course $25 meals on Wednesday nights. This is our favorite "special" time restaurant in Corvallis. The service is always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Meal
    Out2eat
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    After a stressful day of meetings with business colleagues, Del Alma is a great place to relax and enjoy the unwind of the day. The food, atmosphere, service and drink selections are just what we needed. I've never had a meal at Del Alma where the staff wasn't as friendly and outgoing as I would expect it to be. Totally enjoy the myself there every time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were both great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Made reservations for a special evening. Folks were ready. Had a table by the window. Service was excellent! The bacon guacamole was a perfect starter. Entrees were both delicious. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too spicy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    less spice / pepper would bring us oftener...we'd like to visit del alma, perhaps once a month, but find our mouths hot / pepper sore when eating anything except dessert...would also appreciate more options without cilantro
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    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Creative Cookery
    jmc1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Neuvo Latin dining does not get better than this. It's why we drive an hour from Eugene to get our fix of very well-prepared and locally-sourced dishes. Our table of six shared a variety of generously-sized tapas and a round of excellent desserts, each of them superlative. These come with tasty breads and a medley of three toppings. Fine cocktail and wine offerings. Friendly and attentive service. Make reservations -- they are often full, even on a Tuesday evening mid-summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the Tapas!
    ChefK
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Five of us dined for the first time here & really enjoyed the tapas. The trio of dips that accompanied the bread were delicious. The seared Tuna, Pinchos, Mushroom Quesadilla, Beets & Chile Relleno were delicious with nice presentation & sauces. The only tapas dish none of us cared for was the Causa (cold potatoes, fishy salmon & unpleasant). Everything else about Del Alma was lovely... Great atmosphere & service. The entrees looked inventive & delicious... We'll try those next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    Healingsouls
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We arrived for a birthday dinner for my husband with our son and his fiancé. We found wonderfully friendly staff, a delightful atmosphere, beautiful decor and a very knowledgable and kind waiter. The atmosphere was wonderfully relaxed and we were able to enjoy each and every course to its fullest potential without ever feeling rushed. We have found a new favorite gourmet restaurant and plan to return often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review of Del Alma
    BadFood2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food was not as good as expected. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Ordered the tapas mushroom quesadilla which was good, for dinner order the chicken dish and a halibut dish but both were not very good quality and did not taste good. Halibut was covered in sauce. The chicken there was barely any meat it was mostly bone, and the empanada served with it was bland and flavorless, not to mention hard. We were also served some kind of pickled, fried lettuce that was gross. I would not come back to this restaurant, and again, would not recommend it. I hope you can either get a better chef or lower your prices, because for the kind of food it was way overpriced.
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  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    It is always a pleasure to dine at Del Alma, whether it's getting together with the girls or for a romantic dinner or to share some wine. The atmosphere is elegant and classy, yet not stuffy or pretentious. There is a great selection of salads, small plates and large plates and the food is always very flavorful and fresh. I love the signature tapanade that comes with the bread and think it should be a menu appetizer item all on it's own because it is just that good. The staff is always knowledgeable and friendly. Del Alma provides an overall wonderful dining experience, not just great food...keep up the good work!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Event Celebration
    qaz12
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My wife and I celebrate all special occasions; holidays, wedding anniversaries, birthdays it is always Del Alma. The total experience is outstanding but mostly it feels like you are have a meal with your family. Excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 246 reviews are from the Del Alma reviews archive.
  • Wende
    Wende
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We chose Del Alma at my daughter's recommendation, and had a table for seven that included a two-year old. I appreciated how the staff accommodated my granddaughter and how they seated us on an upper level away from other diners. Although our waitress told us this was only her third week on the job, she was attentive and pleasant ~ around enough but not too much. The food was excellent and portions were good. The selection on the tapas menu was great. Would recommend Del Alma for a lovely evening out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Del Alma... c'est magnifique!
    skooksteve
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    As always, Del Alma is the quintessential dining experience in Corvallis. They do everything right. Our server this time, Francesca, knows her craft well and is always a joy to interact with. We know we will never be disappointed going to Del Alma for that perfect special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.