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Restaurant Alba

7 W King St, Malvern, PA 19355-2409
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Ranked #3 of 62 Restaurants in Malvern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Warren Avenue
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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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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117 reviews 117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Did a local tour of the town and had dinner at Alba. Nice cozy place, very busy on Thursday night. We both had gnocchi in tomato sauce and split an order or broccoli rabe, which went well with the ricotta gnocchi and added a bit of contrast with its bitterness vs. the creamy gnocchi. Nice crisp crusted bread with olive... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

First visit was pretty good....that was a couple of years ago. Last visit was a year or so ago. Not so good..hostess turned us off by reminding us not to be late, when she called to remind us of our reservation, as they had another seating after us! What am I grade school!!? In poor taste. Food was not all... More 

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Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We enjoy periodic restaurant outings with friends and we recently tried this restaurant on the recommendation of a relative. We were given a round table, which we all love because we can have good conversations that way, and even though it appeared every table was booked on a Friday evening, the noise level was relatively low. The food wasn't bad... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great place to go for a special occasion. Food is wonderful and service is great. Since they opened their bar and bar menu we can go more often - very affordable prices.

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Additional Information about Restaurant Alba

Address: 7 W King St, Malvern, PA 19355-2409
Phone Number: 610-644-4009
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Malvern
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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