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Al Di La Trattoria

248 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1201
+1 718-636-8888
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“polenta” (13 reviews)
“pear cake” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
248 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1201
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I used to live above the restaurant and would come here with my Dad at least 4 times a week. This restaurant has a special place in my heart. The food has never let us down, the service is so so so good and friendly,...More

Thank Max W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don’t go in expecting a red sauce menu, this is Northern Italian food at its best. The menu is rather small, but starter and entree specials are always featured. The mussels in white wine sauce were spectacular! We shared a pasta and entree of quail,...More

Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This spot is s true gem. Tucked away on Carrol and 5th ave. Huge curtains covers the entrance as if you're walking into a top secret underground restaurant. I went on a date here once and she was blow away! The cuttlefish w/ polenta starter...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the hake sandwich and it came with a huge salad. Everything was delicious! I just stopped in for a quick lunch and will be back for a relaxing dinner and drinks.

Thank redfishkb
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Easily one of the best authentic Italian dinners I've had outside of Italy. The carbonara is perfect. I'll be back - you should go there too.

Thank pete6689
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This was our second trip to a di la Trattoria. We needed to confirm our enjoyment of the first experience. It may be best to leave your conceptions of Italian food at home and be ready to expand your appreciation of Italian cuisine. If you...More

1  Thank BerkyBoyz
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We read reviews of this little corner restaurant on the internet and despite warnings of being crowded, we decided to give it a try. We did have to spend time in the associated wine bar waiting to be seated, but the bar was cozy and...More

Thank CTStach
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We've been coming here regularly since Al Di La opened in 1998. You might be forgiven for shunning reviews from locals, however as locals we know the restaurants in the area well, and are even more discriminating as restaurants come and go or lose their...More

Thank nepenthean
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I dined there a few weeks ago. The host directed me to the bar location as he did not want to give me a 2-top table since I was dining alone on this occasion. He was very surly and unwelcoming. Food was decidedly mediocre. I...More

1  Thank Alex4170
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We had brunch here, and were quite satisfied, but not blown away (given the restaurant's reputation). The banana french toast, with a dollop of whipped ricotta, was very good, as was the grilled fish sandwich. The crispy potatoes weren't all that crispy. And there were...More

Thank MaineGuy777
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Malka D
5 September 2015|
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Response from Anne G | Reviewed this property |
Dear Malka, Happy Birthday! If you enjoy Northern Italian cuisine, you will like this restaurant. The atmosphere is comfortable. My family has celebrated at "Al di La" and had a very good time. You may wish to contact the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1201
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-636-8888
  • E-mail
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