Aspiring restaurateurs in Park Slope should study this convivial Fifth Avenue pioneer. Neighborhood stalwart al di là remains unsurpassed in the area. The affable owner handles the inevitable wait (due to the no-reservations policy) with panache. And the wait is worth it for the belly-warming Northern Italian dishes.
Fifth Avenue is the nexus of the Park Slope restaurant scene. Our critic-approved list includes a longtime fixture that ranks among New York's best Italian restaurants, and Top Chef contender Dale Talde’s eponymous eatery, which reflects the current trend for cutting-edge Asian cuisine. And don't forget the Mediterranean standbys with belly-warming brunch and dinner menus.
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