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authentic italian in BK

hi all -

i was hoping you could give me some suggestions for an authentic italian restauran in BK - for dinner. i live in the park slope area but am not opposed to traveling if it's worth it.

ambience, not too big of a deal for me.
just looking for amazing TRUE italian food. not, italian-american food.
if it's owned by italians - from italy - and the staff speak italian, all the better.

the only place in my area that i know of (but have yet to try) is al di la... good choice?
any other recs are welcomed!

thanks in advance!

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  1. al di la is excellent. definitely worth a try.

    people also seem to like locanda vini e olii in clinton hill. I believe it is run by Italians and the menu is very authentic-looking, but I personally haven't made it there yet.

    I'm sure there are others, but can't think of any at the moment.

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    1. re: missmasala

      Queen on Court St. Second al di la (Venetian) and Locanda vini e olii (Tuscan). Also Fedinando's (Sicilian) and Joe's of Avenue U (Sicilian)

    2. Aliseo Osteria del Borgo and Pizzeria Amorina, both on Vanderbilt Ave in Prospect Heights, are owned by a chef from the Marche, and both present cuisine that is recognizably italian. Good small selection of regional wines too, at Aliseo.
      http://aliseo.culini.com/

      1. Baci and abbracci in Williamsburg

        1. In addition to those already mentioned, I would add Catania Cafe on Atlantic. No ambience whatsoever, but the food is fantastic. Siclian style I believe. Get the sardines.

            1. re: ShanDeez

              Can you say more about Va Beh (Dean St. between Flatbush and 5th Ave) - Id love to see a report on it.