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Restaurant Alba

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7 W King St, Malvern, PA 19355-2409 (Warren Avenue)
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
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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218 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not your typical Italian restaurant, unless, perhaps, you're in Italy. The King and Queen were not familiar with many of the items on the menu so we both took the safe route and went with something we know - trout and duck. Both were very good. Although not on the menu, we requested a caprese salad to share as an... More 

Thank KingAtlanticCity
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dining at Alba was a great experience You felt as if you were in Rome. A rustic dining area, a seriously knowledgeable waiter, and food that was divine. Best app, guacamole on toast, 2nd best, figs on gorgonzola cheese, the rest were very good. A rib eye for the birthday boy with mushrooms and a crisp yam beneath it.The meal... More 

Thank Les S
Exton, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Alba for first time late on Saturday night. It was a busy crowd but we didn't have to wait for table for two. We sat the bar room which had lively music playing louder than the more formal dinning areas. We liked this atmosphere very much. The aromas of the food were amazing. Had the braised pork which... More 

Thank Wheezzee
West Chester, PA, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Food is different, excellent and well prepared. Offerings are not the standard fare and venture on the exotic side. Very good service.

Thank Richard G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great place, location, people. The Suckling Pig dish is tough to pass up. Comfort food at its best. Martinis aren't bad either. Highly recommend

Thank Boondoggler2
Malvern, PA
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Nice seasonal menu with local ingredients and preparations that range from Piedmontese to Puglia, with a great wine list which tracks along. Nice dining room, semi-open kitchen, and a laid back bar menu and seasonal deck. Best restaurant option West of Manayunk IMO. We've been regulars for the past five years or so.

Thank RayCeePA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We enjoy Restaurant Alba as one of the few upscale restaurants in our area. However, while the octopus appetizer was excellent and the rabbit pasta and lamb sirloin were very good, the description of the "torte" was misleading. While technically, a torte can be a cake or a tart, this very dense hazelnut pie was not a pleasure. I envisioned... More 

Thank Cheryl H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

It was a beautiful evening. Dined on the patio. Our server was pleasant. The server at the table next to us advised his tables of the features for the evening. Where ours did not. We had to ask. After hearing the specials, we ordered the sea bass (featured) and the lamb. I was expecting chops..but, i am sure that was... More 

Thank Darci L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We dined at Albas thinking this was one of the best restaurants in the area…..and a good way to end our annual visit. Unfortunately, expectations can lead to disappointments and my attention went to those things that missed the mark. The menu sounded innovative and appetizing but here is where I felt my meal went wrong. Service: it's a lot... More 

Thank CA108
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to Alba to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. The food, service and ambiance were as expected - excellent. We met up with some friends and neighbors in the bar area after dinner to cap off the evening. Alba is a great local restaurant.

Thank Skw1239

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?