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Restaurant Alba - Malvern, PA

4.6
1478 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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Restaurant Alba will be opening it's doors on Sunday, May 13th from 2:00-6:30 p.m. in honor of Mother's Day. The menu will feature favorites from all of our menus to ensure there is something for every mom and her loving - and lucky! - family. We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1478 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Overall we had a great experience at Alba. The food was delicious from appetizers to entrees and really good selection of wines. The only comment I have on improvement is that we thought it took longer than usual to get the appetizers out. But once the food was out we weren’t complaining about waiting for it as it was very delicious. I would highly recommend the place.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My husband and I went to Alba's to celebrate his birthday and made our reservation a couple of weeks ahead of time. Upon entering, we noticed immediately that it was very noisy. In fact, the first table the hostess suggested was next to a foursome and before we could sit down, we realized that even though the folks at that table were not exceptionally loud, there was no way that my husband and I could carry on a conversation. We requested a table in a different location and were shown to one in another room that was definitely in a quieter spot.

We placed an order for cocktails and it wasn't long before we were sipping a couple of delicious cold martinis. Our waiter (Frank) was helpful in deciding what to order for appetizers and entree. Once we placed our order, the food began to arrive and we loved it. The pastas tasted homemade and overall the food was just amazing. Maybe other nights are more quiet (we were there on a Saturday night), but due to the noise level in there, we would not go back.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Service was fantastic. We basically ordered what the waiter recommended, including the wine, and it was awesome. The grilled octopus is just spectacular, beet ravioli was perfectly light and refreshing, and the whole fish and trout delicious. Conversation was easy since the place doesn't scream with noise. The bar has great walk-up round tables. Great evening celebrating a special occasion.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Meals were good but not their usual greatness. Duck breast was over cooked, riggitoni pasta undercooked. It was obvious the A Team was not cooking. It was also a slow night so not sure why

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

As always, food was very good! this time, I had the Goat cheese stuffed dates as an appetizer and the Gnocchi for my main lunch dish. Both were delicious! The Tiramisu was crunchy and the sweetness was just right! No wonder why I keep coming back!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Alba was fabulous ... Delicious food & service was great.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always amazing! Never disappoints! We had the sea bass and swordfish. Wonderful!

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was my second visit to Alba. On the first I found the food to be very good. However, the food was very disappointing during a return visit. At the prices Alba charges inconsistency is not acceptable.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The best grilled octopus I've ever had. Duck and bronzina mains were very good as well. Service was pleasant & helpful. Scene was lively and warm.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great food at a quiet table! Beautiful experience, We can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent dinner. Frank was excellent. Very friendly and informative. Can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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.)

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Alba is always good food and great service!

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Alba never disappoints. Excellent

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

We love Alba! Our server was fantastic and knowledgable!

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Awesome as usual

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was amazing, service was top notch, would highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent food with very good service. We are repeat customers. However, we would choose a more quiet part of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. We drive for 45 minutes to reach it and if it were closer we would be there once a week.

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Very nice wine list & the bartender really knows how to craft a cocktail! Good food, but the olive oil was rancid.

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3.0Dined on December 6, 2017

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...

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