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Al Di La Trattoria

248 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1201
+1 718-636-8888
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pasta” (29 reviews)
“tripe” (6 reviews)
“seppia” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
248 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1201
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Anything you have here will be delicious. This cozy, friendly, and beautiful little place has excellent rustic and completely unpretentious Italian dishes. The waiters are all well-informed, efficient, and friendly. The menu changes depending upon what's in season and in the market, and you really...More

Thank EllenDelller
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We all opted for the salad of oranges, onion, fennel and pomegranate seeds followed by polenta with mushrooms and greens topped with a poached egg, and we were delighted with the beautiful full flavors and subtle combinations in our selections. Portion size was excellent, but...More

1  Thank greenbqueenb
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Never dissatisfied at this quaint spot. The food is simply well done! Portions aren't large but well appointed. Flavors are full & rich. Seasonal menu, not a huge selection however it works. Wish there was a larger variety of reds by the glass. Cocktails are...More

Thank Nicole I
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This restaurant gets very busy on the weekends, but it is well worth a wait! The ambiance is lovely, and our waiter was friendly, attentive, and patient in describing the menu and specials. We shared the mussels, which were large and served in a fabulous...More

1  Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Brooklyners favourite place to dine. Go early to get a table! Cozy interior with lively family-style ambiance. Chef Anna Klinger offers authentic Northern Italian cuisine with plenty of menu options plus daily specials. Share a pasta dish to start (tantalizing butternut squash ravioli when in...More

1  Thank djangoGibsons
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers original Italien food. The restaurant has a nice and friendly atmosphere and the stuff is knowing their food and drinks. Perfect for a nice Dinner.

1  Thank Marc P
Reviewed 2 November 2016

On a busy streetcorner in brooklyn sits al di la---actually two of them. One is a standard restaurant with a great brunch menu. We sampled two of the dishes ( polenta with funghi, pork belly hash) and were blown away. Around us others ate pasta,...More

Thank Grandmom1949
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very small restaurant with a nice atmosphere. We had a difficult time choosing from the menu. The mussels in a white wine sauce were very good. The Risotto with quail was exceptional. The kale salad was just right. The ravioli with butternut squash was wonderful....More

1  Thank browns_1950
Reviewed 31 October 2016

On one of our weekend trips to visit our daughter and dine at one of the many wonderful restaurants in Brooklyn, we found Al Di La Trattoria. It was a beautiful day so we decided to walk around the area near her apartment and she...More

1  Thank SusB962
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I was very impressed with this place, and so I wrote, over a year ago but as the song says "Things they are changing..." I went there again, recently, and was annoyingly surprised - I specifically asked our waiter "How much wine in your "glass...More

Thank Bevan B
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Why the hell would you ever serve RABBIT? They are one of the most beloved pets in America?? Cruel and Gross on your part!!! Stick with fish, game. We don't need to add rabbits to the list!!! SHAME.
30 September 2015|
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Malka D
Hi I would Ike to if your restaurant is suitable for a birthday dinner for. I'm coming from overseas and have not been to your restaurant. Thanks, Malka
5 September 2015|
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Response from Nick T | Reviewed this property |
Hello Malka, Yes, I recall a family of 6-8 celebrating a birthday for a you teenage family member. I would suggest contacting the restaurant directly. Birthday greetings, bon appétit et bon voyage
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
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