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Restaurant Alba

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7 W King St, Malvern, PA 19355-2409 (Warren Avenue)
+1 610-644-4009
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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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best restaurants on the Main Line. Shaun is an amazing chef, the service is always perfect, the atmosphere is great. We go the for more formal dinners and great wine in the dinning room, and also pop in to bar for a quick bite and dink. Either way it's always a great experience.

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Thank Charles E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alba has an innovative menu that does not disappoint, a nice atmosphere, and consistently good service. It can be a little pricey, though.

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Thank Kenneth H
Wayne, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

My wife and I have visited Restaurant Alba many times over the last 10 years. At times it can be very good, but at other times it can be very disappointing in terms of both food and service. Despite its reputation, it is simply too inconsistent to recommend with confidence. When my wife and I go out to dine, especially... More 

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Thank 668howardk
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Barbara and I had a fine anniversary dinner in this romantic Italian setting. The food was excellent and while traditional faire was OK, the more unusual and exotic menu items were exceptional. The pumpkin ravioli was beyond superb...ethereal really. We don't understand how the ravioli stayed so light throughout without losing it's consistency and without losing it's capacity to fully... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

A spur of the moment decision to enjoy a quiet lunch before the evening festivities brought us to Alba for the second time. Last time we had a romantic dinner in the dining room, this time we sat at the bar and had a salad (me) and pasta (Mark) along with a glass of wine. Excellent choice! From the goat... More 

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1 Thank Ann L
Medford, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

I met a client for lunch on two occasions in the Fall of 2016. On both occasions, we made lunch reservations which were unnecessary both times. On the first occasion, I went with the Wild Boar Ragu over a Pappardelle while on the second visit ordered the Rabbit Agnolotti. The portion sizes were excellent for lunch and the food was... More 

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Thank Westpo
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

I rarely if ever give a one star rating. But this restaurant's food was rather awful. The antipasto contained four very tiny bites--all bland or greasy. There was one piece of proscuitti that was decent but overly loaded with oil. The rest was tasteless, even the pate was hard to swallow and had a fruit topping with very little tang... More 

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Thank Travelup2013
Villanova, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I sat at the bar (we arrived at 4:30 and dinner isn't served until 5:00) and had drinks and appetizers. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, and wonderful drinks and food! Will go again to try dinner!

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Thank Ann C
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

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 

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Thank KingAtlanticCity
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
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: +1 610-644-4009

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