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.
al di là
|Venue name:||al di là||Contact:|
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|