Sunday, March 1, 2015

Restaurant Alba

Restaurant Alba's veal and spinach agnolotti dish.
Restaurant Alba's veal and spinach agnolotti dish. SHARON GEKOSKI-KIMMEL / Inquirer
About the restaurant
7 W. King St.
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 644-4009
Rating:
Neighborhood: Malvern Parking: Free parking in bank lot across the street after 4 p.m.
Hours: Tue-Sat (Dinner)
Payment methods:
MasterCard
Visa
Cuisine type: American; European; Fusion
Meals Served: Dinner
Style: Chef Sean Weinberg's wood-fired ode to Mediterranean flavors and local ingredients, Restaurant Alba, has matured over the last few years into one of the region's very best BYOBs, earning a well-deserved upgrade to three bells at my last visit. A large part of that success is due to Weinberg's willingness to focus his once wide-ranging menu more on the flavors of Italy that inspired him to begin with
Specialties: Caprese; fish chowder; foie gras torchon; agnolotti; rabbit and gnocchi; whole daurade; hanger steak; pork Milanese; lamb and polenta; king salmon; fruit crostata; lemon meringue.
Smoking: No smoking.

Updated, based on a recent revisit

Sean Weinberg's wood-fired ode to Italian flavors and local ingredients has matured into one of the suburbs' best restaurants.

The transition from BYO to full-service with a fine Italian wine list has continued with recent expansion into a gracious bar across from the Malvern train station.

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