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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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 56
    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
Most recent review
Excellent experience

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
tennisfan44210
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Akron, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Akron, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Reviewer
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
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

O boy....how do I start. From the beginning. We arrived at 5 pm for our family "session" for the six of us. We were greeted warmly. The ambience was Italaisn Country Down Home Bistro! Wait staff was exceptionally knowledgeable about food, it's prep, and wine. We then began a three hour journey to the culinary heavens! Pastas were awesome. Salads... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

After a day at the American Museum of Natural History, we came back to our hotel in Brooklyn. Google reviews and Trip Advisor reviews all pointed towards a great Italian meal at "al di la Trattoria". It was small, charming, packed with locals and lots of ambiance. We did not have a reservation but took a risk as it was... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Fantastic ambiance, warm knowledgeable staff, communal tables that facilitate conversation between groups if people are open to it, and great food. They do not take reservations so go here early in the evening for dinner. If you put your name down on the wait list, go around the corner to their wine bar and have a cocktail while you wait.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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262 reviews 262 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Really enjoyed my light lunch here - soup of the day, bean and vegetable with a little pancetta was nice. The pasta with ragu was delicious and highly recommended. Nice atmosphere and the service was friendly and efficient.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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270 reviews 270 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was my favorite meal that we had in NYC. We came out to Brooklyn for drinks and dinner on only one night during our trip, and we were so lucky that we chose to have dinner at Al Di La. We came on a Wednesday night and actually didn't have to wait for a table, which was also rather... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We arrived at the restaurant about 5:25 (they open at 5:30 on Sat) and there was a line of about 20 people. The restaurant filled up pretty fast - about 5 minutes after we were seated. The food and service were terrific. I had the linguini with clam sauce and it was excellent. Portions are small, so I would recommend... 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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?