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Al Di La Trattoria

248 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1201
+1 718-636-8888
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Opens in 4 min
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
248 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great restaurant! We had a diverse range of dishes, from mussels to pork, veal to duck. The special duck ragu with papardelle was the best duck dish I have ever eaten. Subtle flavours, perfectly seasoned and very more-ish. Wines are not too badly...More

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many unique, delicious sounding dishes that it was difficult to decide! After finally deciding on my meal choices, the waitress made several wine pairing recommendations that were welcomed and great matches. The Casunziei was delicious, and the seasonal Rhubarb Panna Cotta was...More

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our son lives nearby and always wants us to take him to Al Di La when we visit. This was our first Sunday Brunch. I could have eaten just the sausage and been happy. But we also had a great dish of poached eggs and...More

Thank DMcKK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cozy (and busy) but worth any wait. The mussels were amazing: the flavors took me back to Cinque Terre!

Thank GAWS533
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We had brunch here today. Delightful room filled with families and friends for Easter brunch. Not a big place, not an expense account place, more like a neighborhood joint. The brunch menu was short, but my frittata was delicious supported by a lovely glass of...More

Thank seanworc
Reviewed 11 April 2017

After a recent visit to the Brooklyn Museum, we turned a few corners and found this wonderful little restaurant. Seats about 50 people, but is worth a tiny wait if there is one. Lots of charm in the interior with wonderful tin ceiling and eclectic...More

Thank sandyshoes1313
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I've been coming to this restaurant since it first opened 15 years ago. I have had dozens of meals here and the service and food is always exceptional. I have had everything on the menu, multiple times over, and there is not a single item...More

Thank cherrystreettraveler
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We ordered the TORTELLI DI ZUCCA and the CASUNZIEI. The Casunziei were a beet ravioli, and the Tortelli di Zucca were ravioli filled with roasted squash and mascarpone. The tortelli were the favorite!

Thank Barbara_Antle
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Al Di La Trattoria has been a local favorite in Brooklyn for at least the past 10 years. The restaurant is almost always full for dinner so it is great when you have an occasion to bring a party of six or more so you...More

Thank ltfong
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Trying to understand the raving reviews on Trip Advisor. Don't get me wrong ...the food and atmosphere in this small restaurant were good. It just wasn't outstanding. I started with the steamed mussels. They were fresh and very tasty ...however they came to the table...More

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Why the hell would you ever serve RABBIT? They are one of the most beloved pets in America?? Cruel and Gross on your part!!! Stick with fish, game. We don't need to add rabbits to the list!!! SHAME.
1 October 2015|
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Malka D
Hi I would Ike to if your restaurant is suitable for a birthday dinner for. I'm coming from overseas and have not been to your restaurant. Thanks, Malka
6 September 2015|
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Response from Nick T | Reviewed this property |
Hello Malka, Yes, I recall a family of 6-8 celebrating a birthday for a you teenage family member. I would suggest contacting the restaurant directly. Birthday greetings, bon appétit et bon voyage
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1201
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-636-8888
  • E-mail