Restaurant Alba - Malvern, PA
This dining experience will have me coming back. Branzino was amazing. Server was excellent. Bartender even made our favorite citriolo martini this time. Things are looking up!! Thank you Alba!!
Great staff, great food, great atmosphere - love Restaurant Alba!
Our server was great. The food was good but below expectations based on feedback from former customers. Maybe I just order the wrong item. Crab Cake. My drink tasted funny. Probably bad club soda from the fountain. The appetizers we the best part of the meal.
Music too loud
Fabulous happy hour, great staff (Thanks Lauren) and an all around great place to catch up with a friend.
Great menu and execution.
Overall great but Music too loud.
Food was outstanding. Frank, our waiter, was friendly and attentive. Entire experience was extraordinary!
Good food. Waiter was attentive.
Pasta serving quite small. Other lunch entrees nice size.
Everything was very good and the spaghetti With ramps and pork belly was exceptional!
This continues to be the best local area restaurant. The grilled broccoli with creme fraiche, the hazelnut wood grilled trout, the fish of the day, all the food is delicious and fresh. Excellent cocktails as well.
My daughter enjoyed celebrating her birthday at your lovely restaurant.. everything was perfect. Great service n food. Highly recommended
Alba is an excellent restaurant for special occasions.
This restaurant is AMAZING!!!!! If I could make one tiny suggestion, it would be to add a dash of balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of Parmesan or Pecorino to the olive oil they serve with the bread (but that's more a matter of personal preference than service). Amazing food and drinks, the waitstaff were friendly and attentive, and overall a great experience!
been to Alba a number of time -- had to be one of the better meals we had there-- great dishes -- ordered the trout. will be back-- wish they were a BYOB which we prefer but very nice restaurant!
Delicious meal! Beautifully prepared and presented - made for a memorable evening out with friends! Their wine list is wonderful too 🥂🍾
Great food and service
We sat on the porch for lunch on a perfect early summer day. Both the service and the food were outstanding! There was also a very nice wine selection. Would highly recommend this restaurant!
We chose Alba for our anniversary dinner and it was delicious. The farinata was not as expected but very tasty. The trout was very good. I'm sure that we will return soon.
Frank took great care of us, explaining new dishes and recommending the perfect wine to suit each course. We look forward to dining at Alba again soon.
We love this place and the people who work here. Our home town restaurant.
WE WERE SEATED RIGHT AWAY, BUT WE HAD A RESERVATION, WE ORDERED A BOTTLE OF WHITE WINE, AND IT WAS BROUGHT TO THE TABLE, BUT NO ICE BUCKET OR CHILLED CONTAINER TO KEEP IT IN DURING THE MEAL. WE LIKED THE AMBIANCE AND COZY ATMOSPHERE. MY WIFE HAD A FILET OF WHITE FISH WHICH SHE LIKE, I HAD THE SUCKLING PIG THAT WAS MUCH TOO FATTY. THE VEGETABLE SOUP AT THE BEGINNING WAS FULL OF CHOPPED VEGETABLES THAT WERE VERY FRESH, BUT THE BROTH HAD NO FLAVOR AND NEEDED SEASONING. DESSERT WAS GOOD. I WANTED FISH AS WELL BUT THEY WERE SERVING WHOLE FISH, HEAD TO TAIL THAT THE DINER WAS EXPECTED TO EAT FROM THE BONE. A COMPLETE TURNOFF FOR ME AND MY WIFE, IF THIS WERE SPAIN OR PORTUGAL AND EVEN FRANCE IT WOULD BE OK, BUT NOT IN MALVERN.
I WILL NOT RETURN.
Alba's is our favorite "go to" place for finer dining with impeccable service. Sean and Kelly have been doing a stellar job for 11 years now running their place and my wife and I are always excited to enjoy a dinner out at Alba's. It's nice to have a reservation and walk in and find our usual table already set up with the proper wine glasses, decanter, sparkling water with lemons and limes, and Frank there to greet us. Hats off to Anna and Frank for 5 star service and always remembering the small things that make a big difference when you want to enjoy a night out. Of course the food is always great and cooked to perfection... how can it not be with their wood fired grill. Top notch!!!
2nd time to Alba and the result was the same....this is a great location. Good ambiance, the service is great, and the menu is solid. Cocktails and wine by the glass list are very good. We started with some bruschetta and fried green tomatoes. All 4 entrees were well received. And we over indulged with 3 desserts. Hanger steak and gnocchi won out in entree round, and strawberry crostata won for desserts. The menu is on the pricey end of spectrum for the area, but it just might be worth it. We will make our way back.
My wife and I are still buzzing about the full Vegan meal we were able to enjoy while dining at Restaurant Alba! The service phenomenal. A well informed server as well as owner/executive chef himself took wonderful care of us with great pride and excitement.
Thank you Restaurant Alba! We'll be back again!
The noise level is unacceptable. Although the food and service was good. The noise in the room took away from experience.
Lovely team dinner on the patio. Our waitress was prompt and kept my co worker in Parmesan cheese all night. A lovely time.
My favorite special occasion restaurant. They are simply excellent. Unfortunately, for the past many trips to Alba I have always gotten the same thing. I start with the grilled octopus, which is the best I have ever had, and then move to suckling pig which is indescribably wonderful. Not many places serve suckling pig and certainly not as wonderfully as Alba. My wife tends more to vegetable and fish dishes and she has been delighted in the offering whenever we go.
I would absolutely recommend Alba. I've been in the West Chester area for 3 weeks, eating out every night, and this was my best restaurant experience. Everything about it was very good. I look forward to going back.
Our meal was centered around the grilled trout. This is an exceptional dish!
Very nice restaurant. We had the flatbread app special and it was delicious. The food overall was wonderful. The only thing I think would make it better would be a larger selection of appetizers.
Try the fiddleheads if there are any left! They were fresh, tender and in a delicious tomato sauce!
Sean our waiter was fabulous! Great knowledge of the wines! We loved him!
The dining experience was excellent all the way around the bread the tomato bisque and the fish stew where amazing the service from Albert was exceptional
Alba is our "special occasion" place to go. Never disappointed. Menu interesting and it varies.
Everything about our visit is always PERFECT.
Absolutely the best pork chop I've ever eaten, and my wife's pasta dish was superb. The shrimp appetizer was wonderful Only two very minor 'complaints': we had to request grated cheese to accompany the oil and warm bread, and the cheese was oddly wet; the potato served with my wonderful pork chop was cool on the outside and cold in the center. All in all a delightful meal.
Greet meal as always. Wonderful staff and excellent wine choices.
I took my mom here for lunch for Mother’s Day and we really enjoyed it. We sat out back on the deck and had fantastic service. I liked that we weren’t rushed and the appetizers and entrees were properly paced. The food cost was reasonable but we did splurge on a nice bottle of Montepulciano (worth it). And I’m not much of a steak eater, but ordered the hanger steak on a whim and it was delicious; perfectly cooked and seasoned. I’ll definitely be coming back for dinner with my husband!
Alba was spectacular from start to finish. The trout was perfectly cooked and the flavor combinations throughout the meal were creative and on point. A new favorite!
Had a wonderful dinner with friends, octopus app was amazing, drinks were very good & different. However, it was my friend's birthday and she eats there regularly and wanted a burger, our waitress refused twice, saying the did not allow burgers in the dining room but we could move to the bar if she wanted to order one.....what happened was an epic fail, as reflected in my rating for their service!