Restaurant Alba - Malvern, PA
Excellent in every aspect
First time experience. Main course extremely small in relation to the price. Had asked the waiter as a courtesy if he could provide a vegetable as opposed to the hazelnuts on the main dish. Would not, although he offered to provide another variation on a nut. Value for the price fair at best.
The food was fabulous but the lighting was terrible. We had to use our mobile flashlights to read the menu
Excellent experience from the charming barman to the helpful server. Manhattan prices but nothing disappointed. We'll be back.
Got there for Happy Hour while waiting for our table sat at the bar. Wine by the glass selection wasoutstanding featuring regional Italian wines. Bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable of both wines and food. The grilled octopus was the outstanding dish of the night. Followed closely by the Wild boar Ragu. Service by Sean was outstanding. We will definitely revisit Reastaurant Alba in the near future. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone with a taste for authentic Italian flavors.
The food and service was excellent! I am definitely going to dine there again soon.
Been here a few times over the years. The food is always outstanding, and on this recent visit it was superb. My only caveat is that the place can be a little noisy, though that no doubt depends on which evening you are there.
Food was fabulous and an interesting menu made to perfection
Always a great night and good food. A little disappointed with the smaller portion of the trout.
We are hosting friends from San Diego, one of whom is an accomplished chef so we brought them to Alba and once again the dining experience was exceptional!
Excellent lunch, great food
We love this restaurant and have always enjoyed our visits. Food and service are exceptional. Prices are fair. The larger room IS too noisy for our liking, but we were seated in the smaller middle room which is more cozy and subdued.
Definitely our favorite place.
Wonderful, as always! Our dinners were perfect and our server, Sean, is well versed on both the menu and wine selections, and provides friendly, seamless service!
The trout was amazing - will go back soon just for the trout! Everyone at our table truly enjoyed their food and the service was efficient, warm and personable.
Heard a lot of good things about this restaurant so we decided to try it and really enjoyed everything about it. Will definitely go there again 😊
The food, service, wine and experience in total is the best. We love it and will always go at least once a month.
Fantastic food and service as always. Waitress really knew her wines. Little touch like the chef coming out table side to hand shave the truffle was excellent
almost downtown taste --- but in Malvern, and on the Mainline (very short walk from train)!
Inventive food, warm service and cozy atmosphere made my dining experience at Restaurant Alba a blast. From the pumpkin themed drink to the overnight-roasted Berkshire pork to the budino dessert, no detail was spared. The atmosphere is cozy without being too small and the service was attentive without being obtrusive. I’ll definitely be back !!
The duck was fabulous
Frank took great care of us, promptly providing fresh silverware between courses and refilling beverages throughout our meal. Specials were yummy as well as the seasonal pumpkin ravioli. Looking forward to our next visit!
WOW. PERFECTION in every way. Fine dining to the ultimate. Menu, creativity of offerings, service, linens, flatware, attention to all details. Price is totally within reason. Go there if you appreciate the finer things of life.
Excellent food and service. The sevice was really fast and the gourmet food was great
Had a wonderful, casual birthday dinner with family.
I have been to Alba several times and feel that the food and service exceed expectations. The only thing that made the atmosphere awkward was the way we were seated. We had an early dinner so there were many open tables in the restaurant, yet they chose to seat a couple right beside us.....and since the tables are already close it was awkward for personal conversation.
Cioppino was way over-priced. A martini cost as much as a quart of Gordon's gin. The place is too pricey!
The restaurant serves courses, pasta being the first. We just got two “second course” entrees. Small quantities - had to fill up with bread! The trout was overly salty and the whole branzino was filled with bones. The waitress tried to remove the bones but there were still too many. Would not recommend this place and would not go back.
Excellent lunch from start to finish. Had the best homemade Bloody Mary ever and truly appreciated that was specially made. Started with the apple squash soup drizzled with olive oil which was tasty and just the right texture. Ordered the trout but the last one had just been ordered. A branzino was offered as an alternative and it was wonderful. Mild and perfectly cooked. Served with escarole and pears in a delightful vinaigrette. Very good coffee to finish. Have never been disappointed here.
Noise level was great because our reservation was so late.
Frank- our server was very knowledgeable and fun!
Had reservation when they opened for lunch so service was good. Sat outside which was enjoyable. Both the Rigatoni, Pork Rib Ragu, Chili, Oregano, Pecorino and Guinea Hen Agnolotti dal Plin, Parmigiano Reggiano, Brodo were well prepared and very tasty as was the soup special.
Excellent as always!
Great meal, great service. Great meal
Fabulous dinner & Tara our server is phenomenal!
Took my wife there for our 10 year anniversary. The wine list is one of the best Italian lists I have ever seen. They have multiple Barolo’s, Barbaresco’s, Nebbiolo’s, etc. The food was very good, starting with a grilled octopus appetizer, continuing through a nice gnocchi with rabbit and wild mushrooms, and on through desert. It is a little pricey if you order a good wine off the wine spectator recognized wine list, but good for a special occasion. Service was impeccable.
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Off the chart will always return for a great meal and great leadership at Alba. ( 5 for Kelly/ Sean & Anna and the meal)
Challenge is the wait staff seems to confused on how to make slight modifications to an order; order of a meal and over all service Big O. Would rather get my meal at the bar.
The bar staff rocked!!! It was like science in a drink.
We will always go back to Alba bit will chose where we would prefer to sit based on the level of service we’re looking for.
Consistently very good food and service. The menu changes with seasons. Service was exceptional and friendly. Nice night out with friends
Great food. Attentive service. We're ready to return soon!
Our server (I wish I remembered his name, but it was a male with a Mexican accent) was absolutely wonderful. He checked on us appropriately, helped us pick amazing wine and good complimentary food and was so friendly and inviting.
Great from the very beginning. Welcoming as we entered. Server patient and informative even though he was busy. Appetizers, Entree, and dessert amazing.
Just perfect. Caprese salad and then the trout, divine!