Excellent dinner. Frank was excellent. Very friendly and informative. Can't wait to go back!
Went on a Ssturday night at 7, greeted and seated promptly, nice quiet table where we could talked easily. My friend had soup special and the pasta special while I had the grilled lettuce salad and the spaghetti w/shrimp. All the food was very good although I thought my salad dressing had to much garlic. We thought the wines by the glass offered many interesting choices. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and we look forwards to returning. I would definetly recommend it to a friend.
Excellent, fresh farm to table food with unique dishes and good drinks.
Make a reservation on Saturday nights (not sure how busy they are on other nights.)
Alba is always good food and great service!
Food was awful. Pork dish could not be classified as food. Needed a chainsaw to cut it. I have been here before and never had a bad meal until now. No fish available that night, no wait, no food available that night. Note to the owner when you are having a bad night close the doors.
We have been coming here for years. The waitstaff is very professional, service is excellent, the dishes are delicious and creative spins on Italian from the Piedmont region. The menu evolves over time so on your next visit you can count on at least a few new surprises. Amatrciana with pork belly had rich savory flavor and a spicy kick, bucatini with pork shank was tender and delicious. Always look for their bread pudding dessert, especially if they do a special version. A true gem in the heart of Malvern.
The food here was ok but the portions were very small for the money. One slice of the bruschetta was $5 and the beet salad was barely enough for one person. The sea bass had bones and was also small. The wine was nice but also overpriced. For $70 /person I will go elsewhere. Very disappointed
Always good. Like the seasonal menu change to keep it fresh experience. Exceptional quality and service.
First time and was really impressed by the atmosphere and service. Drinks and Italian inspired wine list are very good. We shared a sweet potato salad, with a spicy yogurt dressing, great combination of flavors. I had the lamb rage pasta appetizer portion which was solid if not spectacular. My wife had the rigatoni which she liked very much, I had the pork shank, which was a crusty pork dish with polenta and broccoli rabe, I liked it though thought it tasted a little chewy. We passed on desserts. Drinks include a good Bellini, a good rye old fashioned, and a glass of Grenache, all very good. All in all a good meal, will be back to try some different entries next time.
As always, Restaurant Alba never fails to please. We had an excellent meal.
Always good. Have never been disappointed. A bit pricey or we'd go more often.
Amazing as always!! Food was so good. Drinks were delicious. Cannot wait to go back!
Great place. Service good. Food fine. Duck a little short. Overall experience great. The time restriction on how long one can stay given the prices is a bit brash as it prohibits after dinner drinks, and tastings, and possibly additionall ordering.
Great food! very accommodating to substitutions. We tend to avoid Italian cuisine as we are on a low carb diet, but the options did not present a challenge to us for dining in a pleasurable, non guilty manner.
I highly recommend it as a gem in the Malvern area!
Prosciutto was outstanding. Pastas were very good. Service very accommodating, and wine choices were good and tasting presented if desired. A bit pricy. Convenient parking.
Lovely anniversary dinner at Alba. Delicious food, tremendous service and cozy ambiance.
Alba never disappoints. Superior food and service. A lovely way to dine with friends.
Amazing food, great service
Bartender was fantastic prior to being seated
Sommelier Frank was excellent
Everyone enjoyed their meal, except me. My first course of gnocchi’s was so hot (spicy), I had to send it back. Then offered another fish with plain sauce. Then my rack of lamb was marbled with fat. I tried to eat around it. Never had a rack like that. Won’t order it at Alba again.
Alba never disappoints. Excellent
Enjoy introducing new people to Alba, it is always a great experience.
As much as I wanted to like Restaraunt Alba it was truly not up to par for the price point. The food that I ordered did not reflect the ingredients in the description and everything on the table was quite bland for my palate.
We love Alba! Our server was fantastic and knowledgable!
I have been to Alba many times, but this was my first time as a vegan. They could not have made me feel more welcome, been more attentive, or had more interesting and delicious food prepared for me. The rest of our party does not have special dietary requirements, and they loved everything. The service was exceptionally good.
Awesome as usual
Food was amazing, service was top notch, would highly recommend.
Excellent food with very good service. We are repeat customers. However, we would choose a more quiet part of the restaurant.
This restaurant never disappoints. We drive for 45 minutes to reach it and if it were closer we would be there once a week.
Very nice wine list & the bartender really knows how to craft a cocktail! Good food, but the olive oil was rancid.
My meal was like eating leftovers. I ordered the suckling pig. It tasted like it was cooked 3-4 days before. The server asked if I wanted something else but I had already eaten 60% and was getting full. The entrée was deducted from the bill...Thank you.
Over the past several years I've been there 3 times and each time dissatisfied. Therefore not a frequent customer. Hope springs eternal...
We deliberately chose a mid-week date because we wanted to experience the chef’s tasting menu. We were quite disappointed when we were informed that we needed to give advance notice of that. When we told our waiter that neither the website nor the caller who confirmed the reservation made mention of that, he gave a haughty, half-hearted apology but then summoned the manager when we suggested that we might leave. The manager also said we needed to give advance notice so the kitchen could live up to its high standard; again, I suggested that such information belonged on the website. She said we were right and that she would make that change (which hasn’t happened after several days) and she said if we stayed, she would make accommodations on our bill. That turned out to be another exercise in poor communication when an extra pasta dish arrived at the table with no explanation. We explained that we hadn’t ordered it and the courier took it back. Minutes later our server returned it, saying it was compliments of the house. So rather than comp us a round of drinks or an appetizer, Alba gave us a heavy pasta dish that made it difficult to finish our entrees. In the end, it turned out OK because the main courses were quite unexciting, in contrast to the superb appetizers. And the advance information that the restaurant DID solicit — the fact that we were celebrating my husband’s birthday— was never mentioned by anyone. With so many fabulous restaurants in the area, we certainly can’t recommend this one...
We have always enjoyed Alba. Sean and Kelly operate with impeccable detail but without pretension. Seans cuisine is truly without comparison on the main line. The handmade pasta is an obligation for me but even Olivia (gluten free) has a hard time choosing. Frank procures a wine list with the cuisine in mind and his pairing is spot on. Alba gives us the sense of a family operation but their success breeds freshness and confidence. We are looking forward to taking out daughter there. Thanks for the current and future memories...Noah and Olivia
Excellent service, Seafood was top-notch and my Nurse Betty's were awesome!
Restaurant Alba is a top notch dining experience. They specialize in Norther Italian dishes and the food they serve is exquisite. Bright flavors and spices, fresh ingredients, often sourced from local farms. My wife and I have started to visit Restaurant Alba for our wedding anniversary. Each year, we get the chef's tasting menu along with an accompanying wine. The wines and dishes vary. Each dish was its own delight! By the end of dinner, we were both stuffed. Note that the wine pours are not full. You get wine with each course so each pour is about 70% of a full pour. The wines are mostly Italian, but they also have interesting Spanish and Argentinian wines. Our waiter, Michael, was top notch, too. Smart, efficient, not obtrusive, encouraging, informative, polite, friendly, reserved. Nearly a perfect waiter. We sat outside the an open window into the kitchen. It was another pleasure to glance occasionally through that window and watch three professional chefs quietly and deftly work non-stop, preparing plate after plate. The occasional flame from the stove added some flash. Even the hostesses are near perfect. Restaurant Alba is one of the best restaurants in our area. We went on a Wednesday night, and the restaurant was surprisingly full. People without reservations had to wait 30 minutes for a table. Another sign of a good restaurant.
Lovely ambience, service and delicious food. Highly recommend. Great pre-theater location for Peoples Light & Theatre.
Very disappointing. Based on the reviews expected much more. Food was below average. Would not go there again or recommend to others.
Size of Portion got smaller, as the Wine by the Glass served
One of the best meals we have had there. Cauliflower and Delicata Squash with Porcini sauce outstanding. We always enjoy our dining experience.
As always, a great dinging experience. On our top 10 most favorite places to dine.
We were pleasantly surprised that our dinners were served good. It’s been a while since we’ve been here and I think the food had improved substantially. I will definitely return. We had the pork and lamb entrees and both were awesome.