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Restaurant Alba

7 W King St, Malvern, PA 19355-2409
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Ranked #3 of 61 Restaurants in Malvern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $25
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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81 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Philadelphia, US
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
Senior Contributor
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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Went here on Friday night with our newly wed son and daughter for dinner. The place may be a little tight but very nicely furnished. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and able to recommend various menu items. The food choices were excellent and we really enjoyed our choices. I highly recommend this place. Please make reservation so you can enjoy... More

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Philadelphia, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Restaurant Alba was recommended to my wife, who works nearby, as a local spot for good Italian food. We stopped in and were pleased to see several people, always a good sign. We were seated in the bar area and served by a pleasant and professional server. The food was very tasty, there was value for the price, a decent... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

What a delightful find! Haven't eaten in Malvern for several years and Alba was really fun. Excellent menu, good wines and knowledgeable staff. The only downside is that even with a reservation, we waited an additional 40 for our table.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It has been a while since we visited this cordial handsome atmosphere. The front room with the bar is lively and fun. The dining rooms great for conversation, and the menu continues to be imaginative and the food tasty & delightful and served by experienced veterans. The soup, a sweet pea puree, was sensational as were all the dishes our... More

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