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Restaurant Alba

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7 W King St, Malvern, PA 19355-2409 (Warren Avenue)
+1 610-644-4009
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 17:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an exceptional menu and delightful staff. It is always a pleasure to have dinner at Alba as the menu changes based on seasonal ingredients but the quality is always consistent!

Thank dphillyac
Malvern, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Italian food, solid bar, excellent overall experience. Can be noisy but good energy and perfect for foodies.

Thank glockedbill
Devon, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't had a bad meal yet... I like the bar area personally But the far room on corner is lovely too Enjoy

Thank lizdenney
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business lunch here. Comfortable and homey atmosphere. Top notch service from the moment we arrived. Our waiter was excellent, attentive and well trained in fine dining. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the soup and the porcetta sandwich. My guest had the gnocchi. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. I look forward to... More 

Thank Diane R
Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We tried something different. I was with an associate from work and the waiter presented himself and it was obvious he was also a foodie and had worked at the restaurant for some time. So we let him surprise us with dinner, an appetizer to share and two main coarses one desert and wine. We had no idea what he... More 

Thank Michael B
Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had a very good meal starting with octopus that was fabulous and their sampling of 5 bruschettes was good not a wow. Lasagna and my husband's tagliatelle was very good and butterscotch desert was fabulous. Shawn our waiter was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the food and wine. Will definitely be back when in Malvern.

Thank Katy H
West Chester, PA
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a small plate expensive restaurant. The food is just ok for the money. They try hard to be gourmet. I left hungry and unimpressed.

Thank ElisaWestChester
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Who would imagine a first class restaurant in Malvern ? We discovered Alba when they opened years ago. It's outstanding. A tad pricey, but worth it. Always make a reservation. Always ask for the specials. Te cuisine is superb. They atmosphere is cozy and romantic. The service is first class. My personal favorite is the octopus appetizer. A very special... More 

Thank MrAntoineJ
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I'd read some questions online about Alba's recent performance but decided to book there anyway to celebrate our anniversary, and we were not disappointed. The food was sublime, the service exceptional, and the value (quality/quantity/cost) remarkable. The starters and entrees were creative but not over the top; I could taste the individual ingredients as well as the delicious way they... More 

Thank Eurarthistorian
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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.

Thank Charles E

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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
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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?