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“Chic dining”
Review of Alba Seaside Italian - CLOSED

Alba Seaside Italian
Price range: $15 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: All your favorite Mediterranean delights from Mezze & Shish Kabobs to Shawarma & Souvlaki combine with Belly Dancers, Hookahs and DJ's for your ultimate night out of delicious food and decadent fun. Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano has tapped his Lebanese heritage to bring you the most authentic Middle Eastern dishes and his bad-to-the bone wild side to bring the party to you here at FERRIS. Located seaside at Sole On The Ocean in Sunny Isles Beach, FERRIS is a one-in-a-million in location, service, gastronomic delights and fun!! Come & see what all the fuss is about!
Longwood, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Chic dining”
Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

We were going to Sunny Isle to meet up with out of state friends. Atmosphere was very chic. The restaurant was not crowded or noisy. We were able to chat uninterrupted. The food was good & portions reasonable for nouveau riche cuisine. Everyone enjoyed their selections. One member of our party had the mango soup with chorizo. If sound like an interesting combination & did not disappoint. The staff was welcoming from the onset and Danielle was a wonderful waitress. Noted other reviews mentioned the $5 parking. I wanted to add 1. Drive up the way & not down. The entry way is very narrow and leaves no room for error. 2. The $5 fee is with restaurant validation only so remember to ask for it before you leave.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank damellie
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Last Minute choice, Top class meal and service!”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Made the reservation earlier in the day. Very pleasant staff! The view of the ocean was breathtaking. The drinks weren't life changing but the meal defiantly was. Would definitely go back.

  • Visited October 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Unfortunately Average!”
Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Girls weekend. We were excited about trying this "great" restaurant. We did lunch here. The waiter was very friendly, service good. The view here is outta sight....just excellent. It's on second floor, oceanfront. Our food was extremely average....disappointing. Wasn't bad, just very ordinary...nothing special. Exception, one of the main dishes included large shrimp that were way over cooked & like rubber. Both indoor & outdoor seating offers ocean views that can't be beat. Valet parking was w/ ease.

Visited November 2013
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Thank J M
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Not So great”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

This was our third time here, so we liked it previously, but some qualities need some work - not just our opinion, we think, because Alba was almost empty, while #2 Timo was completely booked. Menu has not changed since last year, has limited choices, and design looks more like a cheap casual restaurant rather than a pricey good restaurant. The wine list starts at $39 and gets very expensive quickly - the $39 bottle we had can be bought at the grocery store for $6. The chef uses a bit too much sugar in some of the entrees, but the fish was beautifully done. The music is louder than most good restaurants, but the staff did a great job of noticing that all of the customers were over 40, so changed the music from rap to 60's oldies. So, they are trying, but we think it's time for some updating.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank jsaylor18
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Hallandale Beach, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What a pleasure!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Thank you Alba, for making our belated anniversary dinner so special. The food and drinks were fabulous, the service was fantastic, and they even surprised us with Tiramisu dessert in honor of our anniversary. Kudos to our waiter, Javier. He was very attentive and friendly. The rest of the staff were also very attentive and made us feel right at home. I ordered the orecciette. I was expecting tons of pasta and just a bit of lobster. Well!!! it was the other way around. Tons of lobster, al dente pasta with a light sauce, crisp tender asparagus, and not too heavy on the sundried tomatoes. Savored every bite. My husband had the Fish Oscar. Wow! Again, more than expected. He couldn't finish it. The mahi was delicious and the lump crab meat that topped it off could have been a meal in itself. We truly enjoyed the whole experience and can't wait to go again.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Justjoanie
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