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1 Hoboken Road, East Rutherford, NJ
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: This restaurant is newly opened in the former location of Romanissimo. New owners - not the same owners as the previous restaurant
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English first
Rutherford, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

My family had my mothers 60th birthday party here when they made the new party room and loved every minute. All of the food they served family style was incredible and they gave you plenty. I haven't been here since the restaurant renovated over 5 years ago. I recently went to Al Di La to celebrate a birthday with a... More 

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Athens, Greece
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We went there for an event and the menu was set so I can't really comment on their regular menu but the set menu was average and not really Italian. Nothing bad nothing good either. There was some variety and As we were several people we tried most things but nothing tasted particularly good ! Service was something between average... More 

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New York City, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I came here with a few friends and my boyfriend one night. I got the orchetti with broccoli rabe and sausage. HOLY OIL BATMAN. The thing was SWIMMING in oil. So much that it made me nauseas. For the price, it should be higher quality.

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Absecon, New Jersey, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I decided to eat out this year so I chose a place I have eaten in the past and had great food and great service. They are a really great Italian Bistro that I enjoy. They had a Thanksgiving Special with a set menu of a Turkey Dinner or a Roast Pork Dinner. You could also order off the menu.... More 

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East Rutherford, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have been coming here for some time. Even prior to the remodel. The food is excellent. So good that I had many of my parties catered by Al Di La. Dominic, the owner, doesn't skimp! Everyone we recommend to rent the hall or eaten there has not one complaint. My personal favorite is the roasted vegetable platter! The dinner... More 

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I HAVE EATEN AT AL DI LA MANY TIMES .. THE SERVICE IS IMPECCABLE AS WELL AS THE FOOD....ANY OF THE OSO BUCCO DISHES (VEAL BEEF PORK) OVER ANGEL HAIR OR POLENTA IS FANTASTIC. the lunch menu is great ...very affordable with good variety. i especially enjoy the chicken hotsi totsi sandwich. the owner is a rare nice and afflable... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I do not give praise lightly to italian restaurants. One because I like to cook and think my cooking is pretty good. This restaurant blew me away. First of all, I always try the pasta fagioli in Italian restaurants because there are so many variations. This was the closest to what Dad used to make He made rice and beans... More 

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love trying different Italian restaurants in the area, but were apprehensive to visit Al Di La simply due to the exterior. The interior, however, is very inviting with nice hardwood floors (a welcomed departure from carpeting at most Italian restaurants), as well as marble details and beautiful marble tabletops. The service was very good and the waitress was wonderful... More 

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Westtown, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Was looking for a location to use my "restaurants.com" gift certificate as well as a location to meet a friend who works nearby. Al di La came up as an option. I had seen the sign on Route 17 for many years so I thought it must be good enough to stay in business so long. The staff was very... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Very good dishes all around and the service was excellent. A very attentive wait staff and the owner, Dominic, even made sure our experience was great. The Salmon Putanesca was amazing-salmon perfectly cooked-and the homemade Ricotta Cheesecake was a favorite. We had a large party and everyone enjoyed their food immensely, from fish to pasta to the pork. A definite... More 

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Additional Information about Al Di La Bistro

Address: 1 Hoboken Road, East Rutherford, NJ
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  East Rutherford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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