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Restaurant Alba - Malvern, PA

4.6
1462 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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A casually elegant restaurant featuring hand crafted locally grown artisan foods simply prepared & cooked over a wood-burning grill. The seasonal menu is comprised of foods sourced from over a dozen local farms. Recent accolades include top honors in food & service from Zagat Guide 2008 - 2017 and "3 Bells - Excellent" from food critic Craig LaBan of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Private parties can be accommodated. In addition, customized tasting menus are available for your wine dinner or special event. Leave time to enjoy a cocktail or craft beer at our bar or perhaps something from our extensive wine list. An additional lighter fare menu is available in our bar area as well. Reservations are only accepted in the dining room and the deck (seasonal), the bar seating is walk-in only.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm



Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm


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Phone number
(610) 644-4009
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sean Weinberg
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Private party facilities
Private parties up to 60 guests can be accomodated. Customized tasting menus are available for wine dinners or special events. Please contact the restaurant for details.
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Private party contact
Kelly Weinberg: (610) 644-4009
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Catering
Whether it is a wedding, rehearsal dinner, intimate tasting in your home for a party of 10, a corporate style luncheon or your yearly office party, Restaurant Alba will produce a spectacular, customized meal that will amaze all who attend. Nobody will ever miss one of your parties ever again.

Menus are seasonal, meticulously designed by Chef Sean Weinberg to compliment your theme and ensure that you and every guest is absolutely delighted.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Warren Avenue
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Parking details
Parking is available on the street, directly behind the restaurant in the Malvern train station SEPTA lot & within a block in the municipal lot on S. Warren Avenue.
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Public transit
The SEPTA R5 line stops at the Malvern train station directly behind the restaurant. Please check schedule as not all trains stop in Malvern.
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Special events & promotions
Please go to our website to sign up on our mailing list to receive newsletters about upcoming events. We do a variety of events such as winemaker dinners, farmer dinners, wine tastings,as well as off-site farm dinners.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1462 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
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4.5
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4.3
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vipMaxxine6 (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

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PaMom27 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Always good. Like the seasonal menu change to keep it fresh experience. Exceptional quality and service.

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vipJimA (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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PamelaN (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

As always, Restaurant Alba never fails to please. We had an excellent meal.

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Nate (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Always good. Have never been disappointed. A bit pricey or we'd go more often.

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CassandraV (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing as always!! Food was so good. Drinks were delicious. Cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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Datenightsaved (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

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vipLoyolaboy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Lovely anniversary dinner at Alba. Delicious food, tremendous service and cozy ambiance.

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Franstra (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Alba never disappoints. Superior food and service. A lovely way to dine with friends.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Amazing food, great service
Bartender was fantastic prior to being seated
Sommelier Frank was excellent

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Alba never disappoints. Excellent

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Appletree (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Enjoy introducing new people to Alba, it is always a great experience.

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