'Al Di La' on Serious Eats

Apps Only: Al Di La Vino

Al Di La has long been hailed as one of Brooklyn's best restaurants. The long wait for tables had always scared me away, until a friend informed me about Al Di La's wine bar around the corner from the main dining room (it also serves as spillover seating on busy nights). When I heard that they served the same menu, in addition to a few bar snacks, I decided that I'd have to put it to the Apps Only test—could we put together an appetizer meal and escape for under $15/person? More

Top 5 Restaurant Sweets of 2010

Picking just five restaurant desserts is no easy feat—but in this list, you'll find plated desserts that are both delicious and accessible. At most places, you can just drop in at the bar or during off hours for dessert alone; and for the Chocolate Ricotta Tortino at Del Posto, make it the your dessert selection for their excellent $29 http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2009/12/new-menu-lunch-at-del-posto-mario-batali-italian-four-star-gamble-review.html. Today, the Top 5 Restaurant Sweets of 2010. More

The Vegetarian Option: Al Di Là

[Photographs: Maggie Hoffman] Al Di La 430 248 5th Avenue, Brooklyn (at Carroll St; map); (718) 636-8888; aldilatrattoria.com Cuisine: Northern Italian Setting: Stylishly rustic Veggie Options: Two salads and three pastas Cost: About $35 per person, excluding drinks To eat... More

How to Make Fresh Pasta

Fresh pasta is made from a few simple ingredients, using a straightforward method. But getting it just right requires some coaching, a lot of practice, and a few good tips. This primer from expert pasta-making chef Anna Klinger of Al Di La in Brooklyn can help get you started or put you back on track, and inspire you to make this recipe for casunsiei (beet and ricotta ravioli). More

Al Di La To Add Lunch Service

Everybody's favorite Park Slope trattoria, al di la will be adding a lunch service according to this Craigslist ad looking for "an experienced server to work Wednesday through Sunday". The rumor is they will start in early November, but nothing... More

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