Alba's Restaurante

4.7
712 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
The critically acclaimed New York Times 3-Star rated Alba's Restaurant awaits you with it's magic. Owner and Chef Ray Alba welcomes you with open arms to enjoy his homemade pastas, as well as fresh fish of the day in a setting that combines striking neoclassical architecture with elegant modern furnishings. Chef Ray is comitted to bringing Italy to Westchester and pleasing you palette. Alba's will refine and redefine the dining experience.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(914) 937-2236
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ray Balidemaj
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Catering
We have a variety of party menu's for any event that you'd like to host. Alba's will deliver food to you or it may be picked up. We do not provide staff.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rectory Street
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Parking details
Private on premise parking, Vehicles are valeted for a smooth, easy entrance as well as exit for your dining experience.
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Special events & promotions
We have Four dining rooms. These rooms can also be used as private rooms for special events that allow us much flexibility in arranging the rooms to meet the needs of our customers. Our library room can seat up to 50 guests; our Main dining room can seat up to 120 guests; and our newly built “XX” room can seat up to 75 guests, and lastly our lavish Martini Room which seats up to 40 guests. Our restaurant is also up to date with state of the art technology including 4 flat screen TV’s located in 3 dining rooms; which allow for corporate meetings, wedding slideshow’s, and any other form of presentations you may need. We also have advanced capabilities in having different types of music playing in all 3 rooms simultaneously; for example, if a private party wants to play one of their IPod’s in one of the rooms, we can fulfill that need. Our parking lot is now much larger and is complimented by valet parking to make you visit to Alba's Restaurant as easy and comfortable as possible.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent but expensive for everything on the menu but it was a business dinner so it was worth it

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HG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dinner at Alba's. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Food is excellent starting with the prepared at the table ceaser salad. Tables spread nicely apart. Highly recommend.

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CO
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have not been here in a while and it was an excellent return
Place is equivalent to a NYC Restaurant which we frequent
Food fresh and delicious
We will be back

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Alba. Service and attention to details are impeccable. From your first sip of water to appetizer and all the way to sip of your coffee is perfectly crafted. I have dined many Michelin restaurants around the world and I would put Alba in front of many.

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

I have been there many times. Normally, the food is outstanding, and the service very good, but this last visit was less than ideal. The service was still good, although the waiter said that the kitchen was busy, so I couldn't get a change on the menu, the noise level was rediculous, and the food was average. I will give it another go, but I was very disappointed, especially for how expensive it is.

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IS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The room was very noisy. Food was ok nothing to rave about. It is good for groups they do not rush you.

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p
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite great food and service

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S
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a nice night at Alba’s; after some very good appetizers and hearing that one of the specials was a Dover sole, we decided to test Alba’s version. After boning tableside, the fish was served at a proper temperature and was perfectly cooked. It even seemed to melt like butter with its delicate balanced and tasty sauce. It was certainly one of the best, if not the best Dover sole we’ve had. Every other aspect of our experience from the service to the valet made the visit to Alba’s a most enjoyable evening.

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ER
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We were excited to try Alba's after reading the reviews but were disappointed in the food. After well-prepared and fresh salads, we shared an eggplant appetizer and stone crab appetizer, each of which were just average at best. We did not try the pastas and maybe we should have stuck to those but we ventured to fish for our entrees. My wife ordered a branzino, which was fine but lacked the crispy skin that gives it flavor. I ordered as a special the sole meuniere. I was excited when I heard it was available as it is a wonderful dish when done right. The last two times I had sole meuniere were at Le Coucou and The Grill in New York City - two of the better restaurants anywhere. The attempt at Alba's was just average, with a somewhat small piece of fish and watery sauce. But what left a bad taste in my mouth was the price - $59 for the dish - the same price as the best NY restaurants, but with a portion half the size and with half the flavor. Maybe an off night but we would not go back.

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was recommended by a friend and stood taller than expected! Valet service, waitstaff and food were all excellent! Loved it and I’ll be back ❤️

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G
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Our group of four people was mixed in their opinion of Alba's. One of our meals was fine, while others were not good. For example, the chicken scarpiello was excellent, but the veal parmigana was considered terrible by two of the diners. Another diner who ordered a clams with pasta dinner, felt that there were too few clams with the pasta. Overall, we're uncertain about returning to Alba's.

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m
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent food and service!

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BR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good food. Service is attentive, accommodating and friendly.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, service was excellent, the only problem was the meal, start to finish, was over within 85 minutes.

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P
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

So disappointed as we have eaten here many times and the food has been outstanding.
This dinner however the Caesar salad was salty, the calamari overcooked and the eggplant appetizer chewy.
We will go back however, because we know they are capable of so much more.

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E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

This was a return visit to Alba's. The last time was during the week and everything was perfect. I was there this past Saturday evening and I was disappointed in two areas. My service was very rushed. I finally spoke up and told the waiter I wanted to wait at least 10 minutes before ordering dessert. My swordfish was dry, but my guests grey sole meal was delicious as was the crab meat appetizer and her salad with shrimp. I called earlier to ask about acknowledging my guest's birthday, but they forgot and apologized afterwards.

The parking valet brought me the wrong car, and finally when he retrieved the correct car he wanted to leave it across the street so we would have to cross to get it and then be facing in the wrong direction to go home. He did honor my request to finally bring the car to me

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r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and great service. food quality is outstanding

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B
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We like loud, but this was a little too loud for conversation. Meal and service were excellent - zabaglione made our night!

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C
New York Area
352 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time to Alba's and it was an all round very good experience! Food was generally all very good with the exception of the fried calamari which was very dry and thus extremely tough. We assume it was cooked just a little too long but the seasoning/flavor was very good. Pastas were the highlight of the meal. Will definitely return to give them another go.

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a
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant to celebrate with friends. Attentive service and great food

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was fantastic, the food all around was fresh and delicious and our two entrees, veal Milanese and homemade lasagna Bolognese were two of the best authentic Italian dishes I have tasted anywhere in the area. I highly recommend Alba’s for an authentic Italian dining experience all around.

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c
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Alba's. The best ceasar salad anywhere and the entrees are always carefully prepared and delicious. We also love the breadsticks. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and always make sure we are comfortable and well taken care of.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We LOVE Alba!!!
It’s got the Best Waiters and Food is Anazing!

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ML
Sydney / NSW
26 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 Stars all the way! Service is incredible, and both of our meals were amazing!

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not nearly as good as the last time we were there. No olives, Parmesan, etc., when we sat down. Caesar salad was much too heavily dressed and had much too much lemon and lemon pits. Very disappointing.

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EZ
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner! Recommend all fish specials as well as homemade desserts. Very prompt and attentive service.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Rush, rush, rush. Plates were removed BEFORE we finished eating! The staff was running around as if it was 1am and they were cleaning up to go home... yet it was 730pm! We were seated and ate in 40 minutes... The food... We asked which pasta was fresh vs ‘out of a box’, and
despite us asking, the pasta that was supposed to be ‘home made’, was clearly not.... nor was it good at all. To be fair, the Bronzino was very good. We won’t go back.

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S
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From pasta to fish, with an occasional meat dinner, Alba’s has never failed to be an absolute delight. The wait staff is very pleasant, and attentive. No waiter in the room will refuse a glance from you for some service. Food courses have always been most appropriate in timing and served hot, evidence of how well run the kitchen is. It’s just an overall pleasure to dine here.

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F
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service as usual.
I would recommend to my friends as a wonderful place to dine.

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S
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Figs with prosciutto followed by an absolutely perfect Branzino, boned and served tableside, was another outstanding dinner that this restaurant is able to put together. Service is excellent and pleasant as the waiters are all “your waiter”. Fish is always served hot so it comes from the pan to table in minutes. Just a great place, especially for fish.

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E
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was delicious. We recommend the baked clams, Caesar salad and the Halibut. We had drinks appetizers and dessert so the bill came out a little high but it was a special occasion. Well worth it especially for a special get together!

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LR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good Northern Italian. I was little disappointed with my Gazpacho. Pureed, without enough chunks of fresh veggies for my taste. Seasoning was good, however. My veal was excellent. I didnt try the pasta but it looked very good. Ditto for the Risotto. Waiters got most of the dishes right but at this price point they need to do a better job of remembering who gets what.

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c
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience!! Bravo!

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OT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always love Alba’s. The food is great and the team makes you feel as if you are a cherished cousin dining at their home. What more could anyone want ? We’re always very happy to have come to Alba’s and look forward to our next visit.

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F
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Usual outstanding service and food.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As expected the food was delicious!
Unfortunately, while the service was adequate, it was often slow in response and the waiter who was responsible for us was lacking in personal attention. I had mentioned it was our mother’s birthday and yet there was no candle on her dessert or birthday greeting or wish of happy birthday to her -disappointing that some attention could have been paid to her.

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j
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was great EXCEPT the dining room is very noisy!

The waiters have to SHOUT to be heard, meaning you hear every special like 6 times as they bellow above the noise.

Maybe some low music to set a better ambiance.

We were at a table on the side and sitting next to each other. At the middle tables or sitting across from each other I would not have ben able to have a conversation.

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F
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute you walk in to Alba’s you are welcomed with a friendly face, everything is wonderful from the drinks to the meal I would highly recommend Alba’s to anyone looking for a great meal.

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SW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Went with high expectations. Food was ok. Nothing more. Overly priced.

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