about us

Alba's Restaurant, New York Times acclaimed Three Star Italian restaurant in Westchester County was born in Port Chester, NY in 1993 by Chef/Owner Ray Balidemaj. Celebrating 21 years of excellence, serving the Greenwich, CT and Westchester County areas, Ray is dedicated to Italian Cuisine, that is served fresh, simple and prepared with respect.

Alba's was named after the white truffle region of Italy, Alba. The dual combination of Ray's cooking techniques, management style—unheard of in the Westchester area, bettered restaurants all around in the early 90's—with his brother Sammy Balidemaj's energy and drive in the dining room, they propelled Alba's to become the only Three Star Italian restaurant in the area in 1993.

Considering that Alba's was opened on a shoestring budget, with Ray and his family helping out in the restaurant as the only employees on opening night, the accolades achieved were an incredible accomplishment. Continuing its success story, in 2000 the restaurant was renovated to become more elegant and studious, and most recently another renovation in 2010 doubling the size of the restaurant which now seats 285 guests at once, consisting of 4 rooms that may be used for private events during any night of the week.

Alba's prides itself in being a family run business as Ray's Wife, Sylvia two sons: Getoar and Granit and daughter: Brikena work there, along with his nephews Nick and Alban. This is evident in the feel of the restaurant as the service is very professional and attentive without being intrusive.

Above all Alba's is defined by the skill, talent and diversity of our team. We are talented individuals who work in harmony and are committed to providing the most memorable dining experience for our guests. Individually we are passionate and enthusiastic about what we do and together we are able to collaborate and cohesively execute our three star standards. We share the same goals, and have a valuable responsibility in accomplishing them. It is our team’s talent, dedication, communication, professionalism and the pursuit of excellence that makes Alba's greater than the sum of its parts.

LUNCH: Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 3:00 PM
DINNER: Mon - Sat 5:30PM - 11:00PM
SUNDAY: We are open sundays for private events of 50 or more people, or special holidays (e.g. Mother's Day, Easter Sunday, etc.)
CUISINE: Northern Italian
SEATING CAPACITY: 285
EVENT SPACES: 4 Rooms available up to 250 guests
CATERING: Available upon request
CREDIT CARDS: AMEX, Visa, MC, Discover
PARKING: Private Parking, Valet Parking on premise
about us

Alba's Restaurant, New York Times acclaimed Three Star Italian restaurant in Westchester County was born in Port Chester, NY in 1993 by Chef/Owner Ray Balidemaj. Celebrating 21 years of excellence, serving the Greenwich, CT and Westchester County areas, Ray is dedicated to Italian Cuisine, that is served fresh, simple and prepared with respect.

Alba's was named after the white truffle region of Italy, Alba. The dual combination of Ray's cooking techniques, management style—unheard of in the Westchester area, bettered restaurants all around in the early 90's—with his brother Sammy Balidemaj's energy and drive in the dining room, they propelled Alba's to become the only Three Star Italian restaurant in the area in 1993.

Considering that Alba's was opened on a shoestring budget, with Ray and his family helping out in the restaurant as the only employees on opening night, the accolades achieved were an incredible accomplishment. Continuing its success story, in 2000 the restaurant was renovated to become more elegant and studious, and most recently another renovation in 2010 doubling the size of the restaurant which now seats 285 guests at once, consisting of 4 rooms that may be used for private events during any night of the week.

Alba's prides itself in being a family run business as Ray's Wife, Sylvia two sons: Getoar and Granit and daughter: Brikena work there, along with his nephews Nick and Alban. This is evident in the feel of the restaurant as the service is very professional and attentive without being intrusive.

Above all Alba's is defined by the skill, talent and diversity of our team. We are talented individuals who work in harmony and are committed to providing the most memorable dining experience for our guests. Individually we are passionate and enthusiastic about what we do and together we are able to collaborate and cohesively execute our three star standards. We share the same goals, and have a valuable responsibility in accomplishing them. It is our team’s talent, dedication, communication, professionalism and the pursuit of excellence that makes Alba's greater than the sum of its parts.

LUNCH: Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 3:00 PM
DINNER: Mon - Sat 4:30PM - 10:30PM
SUNDAY: We are open sundays for private events of 50 or more people, or special holidays (e.g. Mother's Day, Easter Sunday, etc.)
CUISINE: Northern Italian
SEATING CAPACITY: 285
EVENT SPACES: 4 Rooms available up to 250 guests
CATERING: Available upon request
CREDIT CARDS: AMEX, Visa, MC, Discover
PARKING: Private Parking, Valet Parking on premise
dinner
dessert
private dining
Private Event Menus available upon request

Our elegant and unique private dining spaces provide the ideal setting for holiday parties, wedding events, rehearsal dinners, family celebrations, business events, wine tastings, client receptions, book signings, and press conferences. With careful attention to every detail, the Alba's private dining team creates exceptional events tailored to your needs and remains onsite throughout the event to ensure that your guests receive unparalleled service and hospitality. Our private dining rooms welcome parties ranging in size from 50 to 250 guests. For large gatherings requiring a restaurant buyout, Alba's can accommodate up to 280 guests. All of our private dining rooms have Audio Visual Connections.



martini room

Savor your decadent feast surrounded by Italy's finest wines. An enchanting martini room located at the upper level with a private bar, the Martini Room is Alba's most charming space. Illuminated by warm candlelight, the twinkling wine bottles complement your gastronomic affair. This intimate space accommodates up to 30 guests for a seated dinner.



x.x. room

Your guests will experience refined old-world elegance when dining in our X.X. room, inspired by one of our most prestigious guests. The expansive, sconces, fire place and candlelit tables provide for an opulent event space. The X.X. Room seats up to 60 guests at round tables. This versatile room can also host a lavish cocktail reception, wedding venue, or business dinner accommodating up to 60 guests for a lively event with cocktail tables and dining stations.



library room

Adjacent to the main dining room, the elegant Library Room provides the perfect venue for intimate social or corporate gatherings. The elegant book shelves makes for a magnificent backdrop for your event. Distinguish your affair by adding candles or abundant floral arrangements. Your guests may enjoy a standing cocktail reception prior to dinner and then sit down at one communal table, accommodating 20 guests, or eight-person round tables, seating up to 40 guests.



main dining room

Our elegant Main Dining Room provides a romantic setting for your ceremony, cocktail hour, seated dinner and after-dinner dancing for up to 120 guests. The experienced event planners at Alba's will assist with each step of the planning, from selecting the perfect florist to personalizing the dinner menu. With exquisite antique furniture, elegant fireplace and Italian linens adorning the space, The Alba's Room offers a distinctive backdrop for your unforgettable event.


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press

The New York Times Three Stars, 1993, 2000, 2012

Zagat Best of Westchester - 1993 - 2014

Westchester Magazine Top 25 Restaurants in Westchester

OpenTable Diner's Top Choice Award

Greenwich Magazine Best Italian Restaurants

Best Chef's of America Ray Balidemaj 2012-2014

Westmore News Italian in Portchester

Wine Spectator 2014 Award of Excellence for top wine list in the world

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reservations




Alba's kindly requests that all guests refrain from wearing shorts, sleeveless shirts (for men only), or sandals. 'Business Casual' is recommended.

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opening hours

LUNCH
MON - FRI | 11:30AM - 3:00PM
SAT & SUN | CLOSED

DINNER
MON - FRI | 5:30PM - 11:00PM
SATURDAY | 5:30PM - 11:00PM
SUN | We are open Sundays for private events of 50 or more people, or special holidays (e.g. Mother's Day, Easter Sunday, etc.)




contact information

PHONE
(914) 937-2236

EMAIL
Info@Albasrestaurant.com

ADDRESS
400 N. MAIN STREET
PORT CHESTER, NY 10573