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Posted by Summer on 05/09/2007
this restaurant is completely overpriced, and the food bland. I took my mom here, and she got the special pasta with duck and greens. Not only was the portion small, but there was about 1/2 tablespoon of duck in the dish, and about 1 tablespoon of green; the dish was bland as well. All of my side vegetables were drowned in olive oil. The waiter forgot simple thinks like plates on the table for our appetizer, and olive oil for the bread. The only good thing was the wine. Skip this place and make your own pasta!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/08/2007
My husband and I just ate here again last night and I have to say it really is worth the hour+ you have to wait every time! The food is always excellent and I have never had any waiters with attitude here. They know the food and the wine and are always attentive without being intrusive. I highly recommend it!
Posted by BKeats on 03/15/2007
Why oh why are there so many rave reviews for this restaurant? The food is highly overrated and tough to choke down. I gave this restaurant two shots, and both times were a disappointment.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/26/2007
This was absolutely the best meal I've had in the past couple years. Any reviewers bashing the food are clearly delusional. As an appetizer, my two friends and I had the baccala, mussels, and oxtail. After much debate (they were all amazing) we decided the oxtail was the most memorable. As a main course we tried a special tube pasta with a boar ragu, the roast chicken, and the saltimbocca. The pasta was great but the saltimbocco was incredible. The roast chicken was an unadventurous order and it was ultimately the least exciting plate. For dessert we had great moscato and an ice cream/espresso dessert which was fantastic. Even if you get stuck with a lousy waiter (which can happen at any restaurant mind you) the food will be incredible. I have a new favorite restaurant in Brooklyn and maybe, dare I say...all of NYC?
Posted by Chiara C on 01/12/2007
As a first generation Italian, I used to shy away from eating Italian food out, because it's so rare to find anything that comes close to authentic (at an affordable price). Then I went to Al Di La. Their food tastes like home. I took my mom there over the holidays, and she said that if I had told her we were in Italy right now and not NY, she would have believed me. The pastas are heavenly; the tripe, divine. And the desserts, breathtaking--honestly, you won't want to breathe, you'll just want to eat. At Al Di La, I eat as often as I can.
Posted by Allison on 10/30/2006
The food, wine and atmosphere at Al Di La is absolutely amazing. But for some reason the staff seems to have a bit of an attitude problem. Yes, we know the restaurant is beyond popular and doesn't need our business. But that is no excuse for snooty service! If the food wasn't to die for I would never come back.
Posted by nadja on 10/22/2006
We had the soup of the day (cauliflower), 3 pastas and the risotto . all were excellent. service was attentive without being too overwhelming.. great.