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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 - 9:00 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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Love the bar

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Antonio G
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Good for:
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW 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

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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

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

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Los Altos, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This satisfies both meat eaters and vegetarians alike with its game meat, ribs. I enjoyed the sunchokes, beet salad and the bruscetta with beans.

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Chatham
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Food was very good. We had short ribs on flat bread, pasta with wild boar ragu, and the slow cooked pork shoulder. All were excellent. Sat in bar area which was more casual. Wine list mostly Italian and wasn't that large but did cover a wide enough range--no trouble finding a good bottle. Not rushed. Overall good experience.

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Main Line Philadelphia (suburbs)
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This place has established itself as a gem in Malvern. Food is consistently excellent, and they keep adding new twists to provide new ways to enjoy. First they acquired the building next door and made it their bar. That's now a little secret - you can walk in most nights without a reservation and have a great meal in the... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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272 reviews 272 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Overall it was a very good time and the food was good. Service was outstanding. Two things I would mention are, the appetizers we got were very small, enough for barely one person. Second, on the nights you have someone singing in the bar area, let people know that when they come in. Had we known it would be that... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

One of my favorite spots in the Western suburbs of Philadelphia. The food is always delicious. Friendly. Comfy. Bar side of the restaurant, where you can get the full menu, and seating the first come/first served, gets crowded on Friday and Saturday nights.

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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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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?