Very attentive service. Food was wonderful. Very pretty decor.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time at this restaurant
Our first time at this restaurant from the hostess to our waiter (mark) to our food all was just great.
Moderately priced considering the area. Definitely coming back.
Dj was inside due to the weather, good music but a bit too loud. And in my opinion I don't like the TV's there. Feels a bit sports barish.
Overall for a new restaurant it was fantastic, since they are new hopefully they won't lose their touch down the line.
Can't wait to come back on the next trip.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely experience,beautiful setting attentive and courteous staff and the food was delicious.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
WOW!!! They serve Bananas
WOW!!! They serve Bananas Foster table side!!! That's rare in South Florida
A MUST TRY
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was GREAT. I definitely
It was GREAT. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was extremely pleased with
I was extremely pleased with this restaurant and staff, we had a great dinner, the staff was top notice and the specialty drinks were to die for! loved it
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
EVERYTHING WAS OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!
The food was outstanding!!!! We were a table of four, two adults and two children. The service was outstanding and theres nothing better than great food with incredible service!!! The beach view is absolutely beautiful as is the decor. Ralph Pagano certainly knows what hes doing in the back and in the front of the house. By the way we spoke to Raplh Pagano for about thirty minutes, he was gracious enough to take the time and share some stories. This gentleman is the true deal!!! Looking forward to going back for Fathers Day.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Dessert
I would highly recommend this place for its food quality. Prices are below others compared to the quality (Prime 112 etc).
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful restaraunt, the
Beautiful restaraunt, the staff is incredible. The food is fabulous, everything that I have had is a 10 . I dine out almost every night and this is as good as any in this area.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A local secret
We have eaten in about every restaurant in Sunny Isles, Aventura and Hollywood over the last 5 years. So we were surprised when we ran across a name we didn't recognize on Yelp. The description sounded good so we headed over there and were we surprised. A well known national chef, awesome view of the ocean, great servers and unbelievable food. I really was torn on writing this review as we would love to keep it a secret and not let it become one of those loud noisy snow bird "look at what I am" restaurants but the alternative is worse, that it's one of those great restaurants who can't make it during the summer. So go and enjoy, meet Chef Pagano and tell your friends. You'll be glad you did!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I had dinner on June 20 for her birthday and it was a very memorable experience. The service was on point, the menu was very savory, Chef Pagano being present and speaking to us was a PLUS.... We ordered appetizers, drinks and great dishes that next time, I will have to try it again just to make sure it wasn't a fluke... Our servers - Khan and Sean were tag teaming our orders and were in tune with our requests and assuring us that everything would be to our liking: which it was!!! Thanks Alba Team and Chef Ralph Pagano - Good to know that we can rely on an owner who was truly interested in his customers and overall experience. Next time we will experience the bar and more awesome looking dishes. Strongly recommend Alba's.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The secret place with ocean view
theplace very confortable, nice and good food. the service is excellent and attentive.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. My husband had the best linguine and fish sauce he's ever tasted. The service was fantastic. The room was beautiful, with a view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Could't ask for anything more! We'll definitely be going back.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Alba !!
Everything about this restaurant was perfect ! The service , ambience, food and staff was incredible !
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice low key restaurant
Excellent service with great recommendations. Nice variety of food. Definitely Miami decor and great view (2nd floor) of the beach.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice restaurant located in Sole in Sunny Isles Beach. Bartender service was not up to par but the large portions and great tasting food made up for any downside in service, kudos to the chef!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place but a little noisy...
Overall a great place for on the beach dining. Nice atmosphere but it was a little loud for a romantic date but still really enjoyed the entire experience. They give you a chance to win your meal at the end with a small lottery. 1 in 100 chance to win, pretty cool.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view and decent food.
Great view and decent food. The service was very attentive.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
my new favorite restaurant
We were seated immediatley and the staff was very welcoming and friendly. The waiter was very helpful and attentive. The food was amazing and the owner/ Chef Ralph Pagano himself came out and went table to table greeting everyone. I love this place!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alba - don't miss out
Alba is a gem! From start to finish, there was not one thing missing. The wait staff, in particular our waiter, Sean, was outstanding, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was superior on all accounts. We ordered a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts to give the restaurant a fair judgement call. Not one dish disappointed and all exceeded what you might expect. By far, the portions were generous, beautifully appointed and delicious. The ambiance is so current & inviting overlooking the ocean.
Alba is on our repeat list and if you haven't gotten there yet, be sure to. You will be treated to 5 star service and food. Cheers to Chef Ralph and his team.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very goo. Service
Food was very goo. Service was excellent but, the noise level was way too loud. Not good for a romantic evening and conversation.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oceanfront Italian Gem!
Alba Restaurant is a great find. We chose it based on their Miami Spice offering, but will be returning soon for the regular menu. The staff was INCREDIBLY nice, attentive & warm. The Miami Spice menu had some changes to it, but the waiter explained every single one (& they did provide comparable replacements to the menu). They have a bottomless wine/ sangria offer which was great! The meatball appetizer looks like a meal on its own. We had the sun-dried tomato penne and the chicken maltese off the Spice menu. The chicken was a little harder than I would have liked, but the spinach & sauce made up for it. Their penne had a bolognese which tasted like it had been simmering all day to perfection. Get the banana bread pudding for dessert!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
great belated anniversary dinner
We celebrated a belated anniversary here, and we are so happy that we did. Everything - the food, the service, the ambiance was what we had hoped for. I had the Orecchiette, delicious and better than expected. I thought it would be all pasta and just a touch of lobster. However, there was more than enough lobster and just the right amount of crisp tender asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes. My husband had the fish Oscar. The Mahi was perfectly cooked and with the amount of lump crab that topped it off with the yummy Hollandaise sauce was incredible. We were touched that they acknowledged our anniversary by serving us a beautifully presented Tiramisu for dessert. We look forward to going back to try some other menu items.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
2nd Time Around
First time was for the Miami Spice. The food and service was excellent. Sat indoors due to the heat.
Second time around, our party sat outside in the nice breeze, enjoying the incredible ocean view.
The service was equally excellent, but unlike the first time, the incredibly large shrimp were overcooked, tough and chewy.
The lobster was cooked perfectly.
But overall the entire experience was great.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM