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Restaurant Alba

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7 W King St, Malvern, PA 19355-2409 (Warren Avenue)
610-644-4009
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11:30 am - 10:00 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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Exton, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Thank Wheezzee
West Chester, PA, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Richard G
Malvern
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Boondoggler2
Malvern, PA
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank RayCeePA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Cheryl H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Darci L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank CA108
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Skw1239
Destin, Florida
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Went with a team of folks to celebrate a coworker's birthday. Nice food options - including healthy and not so healthy - depending on what you're in the mood for that day. Restaurant is cute and the service was good. Parking can be tough depending on when you go - but that's true of most places in Malvern. Cute town... More 

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Thank destin5762
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I live within walking distance and Alba never disappoints! The menu changes seasonally and the staff is friendly and experienced. The restaurant has a bar area and a more formal dining room, but you are able to order offer the full menu in the bar, plus additional bar offerings. All of their cocktails are made with fresh juice and ingredients.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, 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
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?