Malvern Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Malvern

April 14, 2018 Oliva Fomby

Malvern is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is twenty-five miles (40 km) west of Philadelphia. The population was 2,998 at the 2010 census. The town is bordered by Paoli Pike on the south, Sugartown Road on the west, the Willistown Township on the east, and the East Whiteland Township on the north. It is south of US 30 and easily accessible to Route 202. The main road through the Borough is King Street, intersected by Warren Avenue. The Malvern ZIP code covers the Malvern Borough, and all or parts of East Whiteland, Charlestown, Willistown, East Goshen, East Pikeland, and Tredyffrin Townships. Malvern Borough is between Paoli on the east, and Immaculata University and Exton on the west. It is also a train stop on the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line.
Things to do in Malvern

1. Anthony's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

127 W King St, Malvern, PA 19355-2411 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 610-647-7400
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 190 reviews

Anthony's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

At Anthony's, nothing makes us happier than bringing people together through the warmth, comfort, and flavor of homemade Italian cuisine. With years of culinary experience and influences from the dishes of our family's heritage, we transport you from Malvern to the very streets of Italy. Our meals are always freshly prepared with only the best ingredients, and our warm, accommodating staff is here to ensure you feel right at home with us. Join us soon, indulge in fresh, familiar, delicious meals with friends and family, and let us share with you our love of all things food and hospitality!

Reviewed By cmo1061 - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

We dined on a Tuesday night. Easy to get a table for four at 6:00. Great BYOB. Had my heart set on the eggplant parm but decided to try the eggplant special. Yummm!Last minute order changes can be a pleasant surprise, and it sounds like the Eggplant Special was just that! I'm happy you had such a nice dining experience, and we hope to see you again soon. -Anthony, Owner

2. San Nicola Restaurant

4 Manor Rd, Paoli, PA 19301-1708 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 +1 610-695-8990
Excellent
38%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 157 reviews

San Nicola Restaurant

Reviewed By Vince M - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA

Went out on a Saturday night with friends. we have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. It was crowded but the food service and ambiance were as usual first class. We had chicken and pasta dishes. Prices were very reasonable as well.

3. Nectar

1091 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312-1242 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 610-725-9000
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 256 reviews

Nectar

"Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon…" Dalai Lama.At Nectar, our love for cooking is deeply embedded in that belief.Nectar, a sensuous, sumptuous, savory experience, features the Asian-inspired-French-infused signature cuisine of star chef Patrick Feury.Nectar's eclectically creative menu offers the perfect amalgamation of classic French cooking with the freshest, finest, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. From wild Alaskan salmon to Arctic Char to grass-fed beef to free range poultry to locally grown, hand picked organic produce; Nectar is committed to selecting what is best for our patrons as well as our planet. Our dedication to quality is captured in our extensive collection of wines, craft beer and fresh nectar cocktails. We assiduously pair the varietal notes in our wines to consummately complement our aromatic dishes.Such attention to detail is also illustrated in Nectar's architectural combination of artistry and urban beauty. Designed by the New York-based David Rockwell Group, Nectar showcases a bi-level, stone structure with vaulted ceilings that give room to a towering 18-foot silk-screen Buddha. Resplendent in His robed repose, the Buddha's radiance is reflected in Nectar's impressive interior. The dining room's inviting ambiance of fiery orange glows and warm, lemon yellow and chocolate brown banquettes delivers a kindred spirit to Nectar's distinctive menu.

Reviewed By Arch L

My friends have such good things to say about this restaurant. It has beautiful ambiance. We made reservations which was a good thing it looked busy. They have plenty of parking. We were seated right away but it took our server 15 min to get to us. When we spoke to us he was very curt and unwelcoming! I was surprised. We were seated in the round table near the corner. We started with drinks guava pomegranate martini, cranberry with vodka. The drinks were pretty delicious. We got shrimp tempura rolls and veggie rolls. The sushi was missing some key flavors. It was dry. We had chicken pad Thai and edamame dumplings. They were ok overall. The dessert was delicious. We got cinnamon ice cream, chocolate and mousse. It was a pleasant dinner overall.

4. Tonino's Pizza and Pasta Co

235 Lancaster Ave, Frazer, PA 19355-1876 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 610-240-9566
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Tonino's Pizza and Pasta Co

Reviewed By paula1958 - Exton, PA

A GEM in Lincoln Court shopping center. Fresh, flavorful Italian. Loads of choices. Pasta Primavera with lots of veggies and a nice lighter sauce. Tonight was a fettucini pasta with baby shrimp in a blush wine sauce...huge portion, brought half home. Tons of fresh flavor. The bread with the carmelized onions is additive and the rolls are homemade. Staff is friendly and they know the menu. Items can be customized for you. DH enjoyed his chicken parm and they went light on the mozzarella just as he asked. BYOB. Do not miss this place!

5. Margaret Kuo's Mandarin Restaurant

190 Lancaster Ave, Frazer, PA 19355-2123 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian, Sushi Lunch, Dinner +1 610-647-5488
Excellent
41%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 72 reviews

Margaret Kuo's Mandarin Restaurant

Reviewed By RandyMK - London, United Kingdom

We did a bit of research to select this restaurant and it was worth it. The menu was extensive, the food excellent and the prices relatively high. Certainly well worth it.

The tea was excellent, egg rolls perfect, moo shu pork generous and flavourful with authentic ingredients.

The waiter was new to the US and was very capable of communicating in broken English.

Overall great experience

6. Restaurant Alba

7 W King St, Malvern, PA 19355-2409 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available Italian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 33 +1 610-644-4009
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Restaurant Alba

Reviewed By gwenrich8 - Reading, Pennsylvania

Not your ordinary "Italian" restaurant! Wonderful upscale offerings. Loved the grilled Caesar salad and my trout. My friend suckling pig was amazing.Thanks so much for the kind words!! The wood burning grill makes all the difference in both the salad and the trout, and that suckling pig...a house specialty!

7. TJ's Restaurant

35 Paoli Plz, Paoli, PA 19301-1303 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner SGD 16 - SGD 21 +1 610-725-0100
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 93 reviews

TJ's Restaurant

Reviewed By Jayne C - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We were in the small shopping center where TJ's is located and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed and will definitely return. The menu is interesting and had many items that sounded delish. Two of us decided to try the mac and cheese - OMG it was good! Another tried the burger and was equally happy. A warm apple cider bread pudding desert topped off the meal and was big enough for the three of us to split. I only give the rating of very good instead of excellent because it took quite a while for our food to be served - we weren't in any hurry so it was actually okay -
and we did not get our appetizer until we reminded the server and it was then brought out after our meals arrived.

8. General Warren

9 Old Lancaster Rd, Malvern, PA 19355-2132 Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 24 - SGD 63 (610) 296-3637
Excellent
57%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 227 reviews

General Warren

Historic 18th Century Country Inn, Restaurant and Boutique Hotel. Eight Charming Guest Suites and American Cuisine Restaurant. Three private dining rooms, outdoor dining space, 4 seasons heated terrace. Perfect for special occasions, lite bite, happy hour and casual dining. Intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties and business meeting spaces

Reviewed By uktravailer - West Chester, Pennsylvania

We came here for a celebration dinner. The staff were very attentive and the food was very good. The place has a nice atmosphere and many rooms so can accommodate a lot of guests. Having the Caesar salad made table side also provided a little unexpected entertainment.
A nice place for a leisurely dinner to celebrate a special occasion.

9. Nudy's Cafe Paoli

31 W Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA 19301-1300 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 610-644-6815
Excellent
48%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 68 reviews

Nudy's Cafe Paoli

Reviewed By Sharon P - Boonton

With an extensive menu, it's hard to choose what to get for breakfast. I ended up with the Pumpkin French Toast with cream cheese icing. It was good, but more like several generous slices of pumpkin bread that was grilled a little, although the cream cheese icing upgraded the dish. While good, the egg dishes that the rest in our group ordered looked even better. Next time, I'll try one of their Benedict options. We went on a Sunday morning, and my advice is to get here no later than 9:30. We got one of the last tables available, and when we left there was a substantial line waiting to be seated.

10. The Office Bar and Grille

1021 Morehall Rd, Malvern, PA 19355-1442 Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 484-318-7806
Excellent
46%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 117 reviews

The Office Bar and Grille

Reviewed By Eve A - North Port, Florida

Lovely, cozy restaurant features a varied menu and local craft brews. Great for vegans and vegetarians with entrees including veggie burger, veggie pita pizza and veggie stir fry. Staff is friendly and attentive. Dining options include outdoor patio, booths, tables, bar and high tops.

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