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al di là

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al di là
Park Slope
Aspiring restaurateurs in Park Slope should study this convivial Fifth Avenue pioneer. Nine-year-old al di là remains unsurpassed in the neighborhood. Affable owner Emiliano Coppa handles the inevitable wait (due to the no-reservations policy) with panache. The wait is worth it for co-owner and chef Anna Klinger’s Northern Italian dishes. It would be hard to improve on her braised rabbit with black olives on steaming polenta; even simple pastas, such as the homemade tagliatelle al ragù, are superb.
Venue name: al di là
Address: 248 Fifth Ave
Cross street: at Carroll St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 6–10:30pm; Fri 6–11pm; Sat 5:30–10:30pm; Sun 5–10pm
Transport: Subway: R to Union St
Price: Average main course: $17. MC, V
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