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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%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (29 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Very attentive and knowledge. Mussels were delicious. The Fish was tender, moist and flavorful. The atmosphere was pleasant, but difficult for conversation secondary to noise level.

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We heard rave reviews about Al Di La. We had theatre reservations in Manhattan for 8:00 and were told to be in line for Al Di La when it opened at 5:00 to make sure we had a table. We were third or fourth in...More

1  Thank Mammo516
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Small, intimate with old world ambiance. Very good staff and service who met the needs of our 18 month old. The food was a taste treat (try the spaghetti vongole with clams!) It was a bit loud but quieted some as our meal progressed. Definitely...More

Thank tomd1948
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Authentic Italian dishes and a good selection of wine, with attentive service, made our meal very pleasant. The salmon was perfectly cooked.

Thank mareaj2014
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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