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Al Di La

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25 Magnolia Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-7013 (Highway 17)
+1 843-571-2321
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Charleston, South Carolina
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit and we took some friends who we don't see very often. The free valet parking is a real plus on a Saturday nigh when god whole area is crowded. Our reservation was for 7pm and the table was ready right on time. Throughout he meal the service was attentive without being overpowering. The food was... More 

Thank cqsj1014
Lexington, South Carolina
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held a private party at the restaurant for around 40 people. Service was OK, sort of slow, but very friendly. Food was very good. Bar service was good as well. Would recommend for date night.

Thank jcmallard1
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was below mediocre. Special salad was way over dressed-- too saucy to eat. Chicken parm and scallops were underwhelming. Way better off at mondos or wild olive

Thank Alyssa0307
Charleston, South Carolina
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! Used to love this place, atmosphere and service. Were these last night and it has changed dramatically. We were seated around 7:45pm and the lights were fully bright still. Nothing worse than being out for dinner and the manager has forgotten to lower the lights to an appropriate level. It made the atmosphere be more like a diner than... More 

Thank Jane B
Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently visited Al Di La for my 3 year anniversary. I love coming to this restaurant for special occasions because it's intimate and they have great food. My favorite item on the menu is Fettucini Bolognese. I always try to get a different bottle of wine while I'm there too and haven't been disappointed yet. The only feedback I... More 

Thank Kelly O
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I ran into this gem accidently. The restaurant I intended to dine at was closed, so I saw Al di La two doors down. It is located in the quaint neighborhood of Avondale. parking is slight but there are many places on the back and side streets. The food was excellent and service too! I had panini with ham, shrimp... More 

2 Thank jothad
Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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175 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Fun place. Good food all around - and large portions. Outdoor seating - in a fun area with several shops and restaurants. Their gnocchi stood out - light and fluffy. Best I've had (and I've had a lot). Definitely worth a visit.

2 Thank Raymond R
Charleston, South Carolina
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

we arrived early and, thus, had the full attention of the waiter. Atmosphere is semi-elegant. It is quiet and we could talk with each other in a very relaxed manner. The food, as always, was excellent. So glad we selected Al-Di-La for dinner.

4 Thank Penny D
Charleston, SC
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Constantly good northern Italian food. Welcoming host and attentive servers. Inside or patio dining. Quiet, not rushed, hidden from most tourists

3 Thank mNewmanStudio
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Our first night in Charleston, before we joined family and friends, we were fortunate to find Al Di La. The owner doubling as the maitre d' made us feel especially welcome. My wife had the bruschetta salad and the snapper and pronounced it may have been the best dinner she ever had. I had the tomato basil soup, which was... More 

3 Thank SigMtnTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Magnolia Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-7013
    (Highway 17)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-571-2321
Al Di La is a neighborhood restaurant serving simple, delicious Northern Italian fare made with fresh, local ingredients.

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