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Richmond Town
1.8 km from Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place with excellent service. The food has been a fabulous journey of the palette. The pizza and soup took my breathe away.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024

Think of ultimate luxury fine dining and some modern Italian food , not the cheesy Tummy bloat inducing kinds, but flavorful and innovative kind, that’s what ALBA is all about. The setting is off course classic JW Marriott but what’s most interesting is the kitchen...in the centre which is like an atrium where your food gets prepared and plated the talented Italian chef Matteo. The food is off course phenomenal and the service one of the best you’ll get. Needless to say that this restaurant comes highly recommended. Be it for a date to impress or to catch up with friends or family. This Is the perfect setting. Giving all 5 stars ⭐️ and rating it a 10/10 PS: Dinner only (Weekdays) Lunch & Dinner (Weekends)More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2024

Great food and super service . Totally recommend this place to couples or families .Will be back soon..Simply the best Italian food in Bangalore. Definitely try their Signature Pizza. Tshering was very courteous and helpful.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2024 via mobile

My husband and I had great expectations about this fine dining Italian restaurant but we were totally disappointed. The ambience of the restaurant is good but the service and food are simply pathetic. We had ordered Spaghetti alla chitarra and Baramundi fillet alla ghiotta. The...fish was okay but the spaghetti was very bad. Though it was meant to be a seafood dish, it was full of tomatoes and there were just a few tiny pieces of fish. The taste was also very lackluster. It was indeed very surprising that even after having met chef Arvonio and having requested him to prepare the meal, it was made by a very wishy-washy chef Mathew who had been at the restaurant for just 15 days ! Also, we had to wait for quite some time to be served, even though there were just about 2 to 3 guests dining there. There were hardly any stewards and we had to wait for quite a while to be served water ! With an illustrious culinary experience of over 21 years and across various countries, we honestly doubt that Executive Chef Arvonio has any expertise in fine dining European cuisine. With an almost empty restaurant, we are sure that he could have personally prepared both the dishes instead of making such a novice chef prepare the food. This itself shows the callous and no-care attitude of Arvonio. It was only when we complained about the bad food, that he came to apologize. We would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 July 2023 via mobile

Very bad pizza with no cheese and old tasty pork Clearly not value for money Loud music not as per the ambient created by the decoration Tiramisu is far from original one Kids running all around at 9.30pm People from Marriott please have a lookMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Gaurav Sinha Hotel Manager, Other at ALBA, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2023

Dear TripAdvisor Member, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. Kindly accept my heartfelt apologies for the inconvenience faced by you during your recent stay. I am extremely concerned to know that you stay with us...More

Reviewed 29 November 2022

The food was very good at breakfast spread and the staff were very hospitable. I absolutely loved my time here. Chef Sashi was brilliant and the food in alba was very good too. I think it's got the best F&B in Bangalore among luxury hotels

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Reviewed 8 November 2022 via mobile

Wonderful food and service. The Mushroom Risotto was to die for. Superb flavour. Suman our attendant and Shobit the chef took very good care of us. We had a great time ☺️ Definitely recommend dining at this place.

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Reviewed 20 October 2022 via mobile

As I said earlier, it’s very hard to find a good Italian food restaurant in India. I tried visiting restaurant “ALBA” few times. Food Review: Starters/Prima Piatto: Good(Quite less choices on the menu though). Main course: Good, but still lesser options on the menu for...dishes. Even though the restaurant name is Alba, there is no Italian truffle in the menu. ALBA is the city known for great truffles in Piedmont region in Italy. Dessert: Bad(Mostly frozen or not fresh), I should say and low standards. Wine: Wine menu is interesting, and they have some interesting wines. I tried 2012 ROERO ARNEIS. The reason why I selected this wine is because it comes from ALBA regions. Arneis is a white Italian wine grape variety originating from Piedmont, Italy. It is most commonly found in the hills of the Roero, northwest of Alba. This wine has light straw yellow color with greenish hues. On the nose and tongue, it gives a fruity flavour, accompanied by hints of green apple and citrus notes.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 September 2022 via mobile

Had the burrata and then the pork belly, which were both beautifully served and with excellent flavor. Even though the food is top notch, th service is impressing. Lily and Abhishek were very attentive, patient, understanding, and with extremely customer focused to ensure my experience...was nothing less than fantastic, and they accomplished it with great engagement and big smiles. I'm.glad to have come to dine here during my stay at the JW in Bangalore.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022

I had been in India for a week and on my first night at JW Marriott in Bangalore I decided to try Italian food at Alba. I was extremely sceptical but pleasantly surprised. First they have an open kitchen concept which will keep you entertained....Second the attendant Vishvendu was courteous and recommended some options. While I thought about the options I went for the lamb chops and ordered medium. Chef Priyanka did an amazing job and cooked the New Zealand lamb chops to perfection. The flavours and combination with asparagus and potato was exquisite. I only wished I had room for some more! I hope to come back for some more. This place was on par if not better than what I get back home in Canada.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022

Dinner at Alba with a few friends and family last night. We were on the lookout for a nice fine dining restaurant and thought we would do Italian for a change. Shortlisted a few and we finally chose Alba over some of the others (one...of which is currently closed and said to re-open in the near future or so we were told) given its proximity and also the fact that it was at the JW Marriott here in Bangalore. I had expected a plush place but the decor, furniture etc did not really stand out. The place felt more like where one would go for a morning breakfast buffet at a 5 star hotel...so that was a bit of a downer. Now, coming to the positives, the food was fantastic right from the Entre', mains and dessert. The Burrata salad was fabulous (we ordered 2 more!), The Steak was one of THE best we had in quite a while and was seriously on par with some of the best we have had on our travels (ME/Europe/Far East). The Chef (Mr Rama) was pretty knowledgeable and was trained by an Italian chef who is not at the hotel any longer but Rama did a super job of all the dishes we ordered. The Pumpkin something was out of this world so that is a must try along with the Steak. For Dessert do not go anywhere without trying their Gelato! (was absolutely Delicious!). The Tiramisu however (said to be their signature dessert) was unfortunately disappointing! Seemed run down and watery. The Chef was apologetic when I mentioned it had not lived upto expectations. Said that he would try and improve it so we have to wait and see. But otherwise could go there for the food as it was top class but not if one is looking for a fine dining restaurant with super interiors and chic decor / view etc. I would possibly give the place an 8/10 for the food and perhaps a 5/10 for ambience.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2022

We had visited here for dinner on a birthday occasion. Right from the starters , main course and the dessert was awesome. We had a great time!!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 12 April 2021

To be very honest, this has been one of my finest experiences in Bangalore. The exec at Alba, Mr. Pruthvi has been more than accommodating. Kudos to the entire Alba and JW team.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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JWMarriottBengaluru, Manager at ALBA, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for leaving your valuable feedback. We are glad you had a wonderful experience during your meal at Alba. Your kind words towards our food and service delight us and encourage us to ensure that...More

Reviewed 9 April 2021 via mobile

The food was delicious beyond words. Ambience was great. Opera themed , Manager Prithviraj and chef Ankur were very friendly, Definitely recommend this place for an awesome fine dine.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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JWMarriottBengaluru, Manager at ALBA, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for leaving your valuable feedback. We are glad you had a wonderful experience during your meal at Alba. Your kind words towards our food and service delight us and encourage us to ensure that...More

Reviewed 21 February 2021

The JW Marriott Bangalore does it again at Alba. The food is exquisite, with a menu that is thoughtfully crafted and remains no nonsense. Tijo, Guneet and the rest of the team at Alba obviously know how to take care of business and always deliver...on looking after their guests. I've always loved coming to Alba and I will continue to enjoy coming again!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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JWMarriottBengaluru, Manager at ALBA, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and leaving us your valuable feedback. Your kind words towards our hotel and service delight us and encourage us to ensure that we always do our best. We have taken a note of your feedback...More

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