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Al Di La Trattoria

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248 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1201
718-636-8888
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 100
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Northern Italian Cuisine

Everything about this restaurant is first rate; the food, service and ambience. In addition to their menu, daily specials are always featured. The mussel appetizer is terrific and the homemade pastas can't be beat! Service is attentive and friendly. They offer a very reasonable half carafe of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
SuzyQu15
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Everything about this restaurant is first rate; the food, service and ambience. In addition to their menu, daily specials are always featured. The mussel appetizer is terrific and the homemade pastas can't be beat! Service is attentive and friendly. They offer a very reasonable half carafe of house wine, excellent. No reservations, so be prepared to either get there early... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Been going to Al di La ever since they opened, 3-4 times a year for special occasions. Really our best restaurant, ever, anywhere. (Well, we've had a couple of crazy amazing meals, but at a really different price point and a whole different kind of experience--like Chez Panisse in Berkeley or David Toutain in Paris.) Al di la is a... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Chef and owner-run indulgence for the taste-buds. Food is always excellent, service is always wonderful. This is not a tomato sauce & spaghetti joint. The cuisine is delicate Northern Italian, and reliably delectable.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I live around the corner from this restaurant but never had the time or patience to wait for a seat as they do not take reservations for parties of less than 6. Finally this year my family made a reservation and took me for my birthday. What a phenomenal meal! We ordered 1 of almost everything and shared. I didn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Huge negative discussed in the last paragraph - otherwise great. Beautiful ambiance - perfect for a small group or a date. It's a very intimate setting, but the ceilings are tall and you don't feel crowded. It is upscale, but it's not stuffy. Portion sizes are not large in keeping with the vibe of the place. On a Wednesday evening... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Food quite good. Had the fish special. Very fresh piece of white fish. Be prepared to bone it yourself ! Black olive topping had a bitter aftertaste but the fish was superb.

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Akron, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had a larger group and they accommodated us graciously. The food and service was wonderful. Specials were delicious ; service attentive.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The place, the food, the atmosphere... My favourite italian place ever. Brooklyn is better everyday and I love to spend time here wile visiting NYC.

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Brooklyn, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Simply put, this is one of my most favorite restaurants in all of New York. I certainly don't have to travel far, I'm a short 3 block walk away ;-). LUCKY ME!. Al Di La's interior is oozing with rustic charm..Old floral wall paper, tin ceilings, exposed ducts, beautiful curtains, etc.. The ambiance is very warm and inviting. Nice selection... More 

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My husband wanted to eat in an Italian restaurant in New York. So not to be disappointed I looked in the Eyewitness travel Top 10 New York City guide and I choose this restaurant. We wanted to leave Manhattan because everywhere seemed to be so expensive and we wanted to experience a different area. The restaurant was packed with people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 248 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1201
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-636-8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?