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Restaurant Alba

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7 W King St, Malvern, PA 19355-2409 (Warren Avenue)
The SEPTA R5 line stops at the Malvern train station directly behind the restaurant. Please check schedule as not all trains stop in Malvern.
610-644-4009
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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I have been to Alba quite a few times and have never been disappointed . Great bar and special martinis

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
SusanHPaoliPa
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Paoli
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Paoli
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to Alba quite a few times and have never been disappointed . Great bar and special martinis

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Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This restaurant is UNBELIEVABLE! The portions are huge, the food is absolutely delectable, the atmosphere is warm and quiet, and the service was the best! Came here for a birthday and would definitely come back!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Alba is easy to find in Malvern, just roll down your windows and follow the wood burning oven smell. When you walk into the restaurant, it is small and cozy. The menu is loaded with exotic Italian dishes that are just ripe for the palate. The wild boar pasta is excellent! A must have while dining at Alba. My wife... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great in the restaurant or the bar menu. Very classy night out. Good food and awesome service. Nice little outdoor seating area too.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My wife and I try to have dinner at Alba at least twice a month. The food, cocktails, and service are as good if not better than many Philadelphia establishments run by Starr, Garces or Vetri. We love the antipasto of the day, their salads, and aged ribeye specials. I watch my carbs, but if I could cut loose for... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been here many times for lunch and dinner in all seasons. Excellently prepared food that has some seasonal changes. I have proudly eaten through much of the menu and would recommend any dish. Love the reasonable bar and lunch fare. My weakness is the pappardelle with wild boar rage. Been here both on business and pleasure. Will always... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The octopus app is a must. Bar has good selection of craft beers. Fun buzz in the bar area. People make it a great experience

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A group of 5 of us went here for a business dinner. The bar is a reasonable place to meet up for pre-dinner drinks, sort of a mix between pub and hotel bar. with the ever-ubiquitous TV over the bar and tables around the edges. There are a variety of beers on tap and in bottle. although they are pricey.... More 

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Philadelphia, US
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and I ate at Restaurant Alba this month, and while I seldom write a review that is not favorable this time I feel I owe it to other potential customers to share our experience. The 3 for $12 Bruschetta were burned, and my husband's $39 Rib Eye Special was fatty...hardly a select cut of beef. The trout filet... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were in Malvern, PA for a wedding. On Friday night we used Trip Advisor hoping to find a nice local place. The T/A reviews on Alba were mixed but the 5 of us decided to give it a try. We were quite surprised at the prices because Trip Advisor showed $$. This is easily a $$$. For example, my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 W King St, Malvern, PA 19355-2409
    (Warren Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: The SEPTA R5 line stops at the Malvern train station directly behind the restaurant. Please check schedule as not all trains stop in Malvern.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Malvern
  • Phone Number: 610-644-4009

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?