We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurant Alba

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
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
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 104 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Anniversary dinner

First impression of this restaurant after walking in from the train station parking lot...it was very loud. After asking if there was a quieter spot we were escorted to a small table at the back of the restaurant and it was an improvement, although the noise level was still not quiet. The food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Cam H
,
Glenmoore, PA
Good for:
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Glenmoore, PA
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

First impression of this restaurant after walking in from the train station parking lot...it was very loud. After asking if there was a quieter spot we were escorted to a small table at the back of the restaurant and it was an improvement, although the noise level was still not quiet. The food and service made up for the noise.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Devon, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
227 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food in this restaurant is the winner. Great variety of choices to meet anyone's needs. We had a very new waiter who was unsure about a lot of things. It is loud here and if you can sit in the middle dining room or outside. The bar tenders are loud as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
123 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is our second time visiting this restaurant and I was not that wild about it the first time. However my opinion has drastically changed as I had the most amazing trout that I've ever eaten before. The food was memorable and extraordinarily well prepared and exquisitely plated and I will definitely be making a third appearance at this restaurant.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I've been here several times but I believe the people who are being served here will ruin your meal. My wife and I loved the food and that's all it's about, I mean it's a restaurant review for crying out loud. However, every time I go, I find myself amongst the snobbishness of Malvern life. Go for the food, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beverly Hills, CA
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Nice but small upscale-ish restaurant near a SEPTA train station - not a scenic view to be seen outside from the restaurant, but the inside is nice and there is a patio out back (not on the street). Good food, certainly above average. We considered and selected this restaurant because it seemed to be a "cut above" the style and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food and drinks but really truly great service and ambiance. Outdoor patio and live music are great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Malvern, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Had dinner w/ my husband here several times and have yet to be disappointed. We really enjoy this place. Nice location in a quiet unassuming suburb. Excellent wine list - nice bar and patio area. Menu changes per local farm fresh, etc. items. Try it for lunch, a quick bite (cheese plate & wine) or dinner. I bet you wont... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My favorite place to go for a culinary experience. I say that because I've tried so many things here I won't have found elsewhere in the area. The fine dining is great, seasonal menu with a variety of options. The goat cheese stuffed dates, ricotta and honey bruschette and the Rabbit Agnolotti Del Plin are my favorites. In the bar... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I've been going to for years now since they added the casual upscale bar it's been my go to place for a great app and glass of wine. Always a lot of locals hanging out here definitely one of my top places to go for Italian in the area

Was this review helpful? Yes
Devon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Good Italian food and wine in a charming Rustic European atmosphere. Friendly and excellent service. Malvern is a fun small town.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Restaurant Alba also viewed

 

Been to Restaurant Alba? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Restaurant Alba and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Restaurant Alba staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?