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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An excellent place to go!

Always great food and service. My wife and I have always enjoyed a visit to Alba; either alone or with friends or family.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
melsplace312
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Punta Cana
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Punta Cana
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always great food and service. My wife and I have always enjoyed a visit to Alba; either alone or with friends or family.

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Thank melsplace312
West Chester, PA
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We go to Alba 3-4 times a year. The food and drinks are always great. Try one of their specialty cocktails. We ate at the bar tonight. The bartenders are always very personable. Burrata was excellent as were the gnocchi. The goat cheese stuff dates are awesome and are one of the best appetizer values in history.

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Thank sschaf4
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Alba is best restaurant in Malvern. Food is excellent and service is very good. Farm to table fresh and well prepared. Upscale Bar for small plates. Always try the chefs special. Very talented. Limited but good wines

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Thank Vincent S
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I need to dine here more frequently. It is creative and does original delicious takes on what is mundane at other Italians. The wine list is very good but Mondays it's BYOB. I increased the tip to compensate. The photos I took do not do the plates justice but the sweetbreads were marvelous (not so much the goat dish).

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Thank foodnwine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent meal at Alba. We started with the octopus antipasti which was fantastic, perfectly prepared. For we both had fish entrees, branzino and salmon paired with a nice white wine. And we finished with the delicious budino. It's very lively and good service. The only downside is it can be very noisy but the meal by far... More 

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Thank vtpsu
Harpswell, Maine
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here while staying in Malvern over the holidays, and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The place was a bit noisy due to a couple of private parties, but we were at a somewhat secluded table that was very nice. The menu is eclectic and interesting, if not cutting edge. The portions are moderately sized, which is meant as a... More 

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Thank EJStann
Malvern, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Alba is the greatest in all categories of ratings, i.e., menu selections, variations, uniqueness of sauces, etc , presentation, service, and, in spite of all this, it IS AFFORDABLE. Can't wait to go back next week. Trout is always good as is hangar steak.

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Thank queeni3
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Great food. The appetizers are slways on point. The boar ragu is slightly different spiced each time but always amazing. Atmosphere is great. The only downfsll is seating is every two hours so if you are late for your reservation then you may feel rushed.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We had heard about Alba raves for the past few years while living in Malvern and past by it almost daily. In the past, we enjoyed the Rose Tatoo in Philadelphia after a day at the Barnes Foundation and learned about the connection to Alba. Well that was the tipping point for us and we tied it for Valentines Day... More 

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Thank Mark L
Newton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Always have the soup special. Pretty large menu with balanced selection (meat, poultry, fish, veggie). Pleasant staff - attentive but not overbearing. Wine selection looked more than adequate (but I went with bourbon anyway :-) Make reservations.

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Thank BenB230

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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: Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?