Getting a table at Al-Di-La
So my husband and I went out on Saturday and tried to get into Al-Di-La...the wait as many of you will not be surprised was 2 hours. Could you tell me what would be a good night to go and at what time if we want a shorter wait? I really want to try their food after reading the article in Edible Brooklyn.
I've only been once myself, but my friend and I showed up on a Saturday night at 5:20 pm (10 minutes before they opened), were about 15th or so in line, and got a table easily. Note that the line grew rapidly even as we stood there waiting! BTW it is well worth any extra effort...I left agreeing with all the raves I've read. Good luck!
i live a block away and dont find it too bad. ive been told 2 hours at 8pm on a saturday and went to the wine bar, had a bottle of priorat and the cheese plate with my girlfriend and an hour later, our table was ready.
on most weeknights, ive never had more than a 15 minute wait.
yes, the food is excellent. if you dont get the malfati pasta dish, i will be upset.
I've stayed away on weekends, but weekdays generally aren't a problem. Also, if you're a couple or a group of up to 4, it's best to eat in the wine bar. The decor isn't as nice/funky, but the seating arrangement is far more comfortable and the food is just as unbelievably delicious.
One of the best things about Al di la is that you can really make a night of it. Put your name in, go to the wine bar next door, try a couple interesting glasses, pick out a bottle for dinner, munch on some bread, hang out and talk. You'll be seated before you know it, and you're already having a great time.