al di là

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Details
248 5th Ave (at Carroll St)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 783-4565
Italian, Wine Bar, Seafood
$ $
Hours
Mon–Thu: Noon–3:00 PM Fri: Noon–3:00 PM Sat: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM

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When chef Anna Klinger and husband Emiliano Coppa opened the Venetian-inspired Al di Là on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue in 1998, it was located on a sleepy thoroughfare perhaps best known for its wide variety of bodegas, and most Manhattanites wouldn’t have even considered heading out to Brooklyn for a meal. But by the time then-New York Times critic Frank Bruni got around to giving the trattoria two stars in 2006, it was widely regarded to be the neighborhood’s best restaurant, packing in crowds every night and anchoring a burgeoning restaurant row on the now-thriving avenue. Klinger’s moderately priced menu of home-style antipasti, pastas, and braised and grilled meats rarely changes (even though there are plenty of nightly specials), and that’s for a good reason: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. -- Dan Myers

Foursquare Tips

  • Be prepared to queue up for a table: al di l is one of the most popular spots on Park Slopes restaurant-packed Fifth Avenue. Chef Anna Klinger's fresh take on Italian fare is worth the wait.
  • chef anna klinger cooks true italian and often venetian fare in the sweet little slice of perfection, the casunzei define fresh pasta
  • Go to Al Di La the best wine in Park Slope and truly a great Italian meal
  • I almost ordered it but affogato
  • Classic Northern Italian dishes like braised rabbit, squid-ink risotto, and calf's liver fill the menu of this cozy Brooklyn spot.
  • Probably the best restaurant in the Slope... If you can get a table! No rezzies, just cross your fingers when you walk in.
  • If the cavatelli with pork shoulder ragu and goat cheese is one of the specials, do it and thank me later
  • The affogato is one of the best desserts in the neighborhood.
  • The food here is delicious, but the bathroom? The bathroom is the nicest and most quaint restaurant bathroom in New York.
  • This is one of our favorite restaurants in all five boroughs. Weve waxed poetic before, but forgot to mention the White Salad and the Faro Salad, both hidden gems.
  • Not only a good dinner spot, but fantastic lunch spot too. Not crowded during the week, can bring the kids.
  • The lemon ricotta ravioli are life changing!
  • They don't accept Amex, but otherwise good.
  • #6 - IWalked NYC's Top 10 Italian Restaurants. Our top Brooklyn pick! Does not accept reservations but it is worth the wait. Kill your time at the wine bar & be sure to sample the beet ravioli.<LINK>
  • What is your favorite smell or taste in Brooklyn? Simone Dinnerstein, Classical Pianist: "The polenta with mushrooms at al di la."
  • We love their malfatti, an oversize ricotta-swiss chard gnocchi. No reservation-policy though, so lines can be long.
  • I wasn't sure about the rabbit bc well you know it's rabbit but after I ordered it I will never order anything else...unless it's not on the menu. This is my fav resto!
  • order the cheese plate at the wine bar. the orange marmalade is ridiculous.
  • torta di pere e cioccolato: pear cake with bitter chocolate chunks served warm with whipped cream
  • paccheri with pork shoulder ragu, creamy goat cheese, parmagiano, and chives