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For 2
Date
Mon, 2/19
Time
10:00 PM
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Al Di La

4.5
1156 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Al Di La is a neighborhood restaurant serving simple, authentic Northern Italian cuisine. At Al Di La we strive to create a seasonally-inspired menu comprised of fresh, mainly local ingredients. We are an owner-operated establishment serving both lunch and dinner.


Some features of Al Di La: handmade pasta selections, fresh daily-baked focaccia bread, delicate desserts prepared on-site, an extensive Italian wine list, a wine bar, and two outdoor patios. Guests also have the choice of enjoying wood-fired pizzette, Italian cheeses, meats, and vegetables to name a few. Join us anytime and prepare to get away, or as 'al di la' translates to mean, prepare to go 'beyond the beyond.'
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30pm
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 2:30pm Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(843) 571-2321
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joaquin Bustos
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Private party contact
Gillian Kohn: (843) 571-2321
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highway 17
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Parking details
Street
Parking Lot
Complimentary Valet
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
What 1156 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Claudia (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food and service was excellent

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Justaguy (Charleston)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

I recommend dimming the lights in the restaurant for a more intimate atmosphere. We weren't sure that our server's Italian accent was authentic, not that it matters. The saffron risotto was gummy and over cooked. Our other pasta dishes were fine. We were seated in a raised seating area at the back of the restaurant. We loved this location.

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Vall 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food was wonderful, really wonderful. The service could not have been better. (Server moved us when we wished another table with more comfortable seats....your booths are not comfortable). My only complaint is the noise. Eat early is the only solution I know!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Second visit. Great Italian food. Friendly service. I will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were not told the regular menu was not available for Valentine’s Day even after calling to confirm reservations. This is typically $20ish a plate restaurant. Only option was a prefix menu for $60 pp. Food was either too salty or had been sitting out. Disappointing experience.

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Stevo34 (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Delicious Italian food. Hands down.

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MichaelH (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I have gone to Al di La for our Valentines' Day date since we met in 2004, save the year our daughter was born. It has changed hands a few times, and chefs a few times too I think, but we've always been impressed by the food, servers, and atmosphere.

The gnocchi is exquisite, and a favorite of ours.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

First trip. Lively weekend dinner crowd. Simple menu and something for everybody. Italian done well.

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vipWesterlund (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

It was a very nice evening with old friends, delicious food and drinks and a great server!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Al Di La has been recommended to me before. I expected a great level of food in more of an attractive atmosphere. The food was moderate and the atmosphere was very unattractive. Plain white plastic table clothes and old bathrooms. Our server never came to check on us, nor refill our drinks or ask if we wanted dessert. A real disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My fiancé and I have eaten at Al Di La multiple times (it is our favorite West Ashley restaurant) and they NEVER disappoint. The service is great, food is amazing and every person we take there says the same thing, it’s amazing! I highly recommend this little gem!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service. They have an Italian waiter who is the absolute best.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Food is always fantastic! This time the service was a bit spotty. I believe they were under staffed. All in all I would still go back. Great, consistent food!

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vipBacchusFugue (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This restaurant ALWAYS meets or exceeds our expectations. The food is authentic and the service very professional. It is on par with the best of downtown Charleston and more reasonably priced. We will keep coming back every chance we have.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Dinner was good. Had a reservation but still had to wait 20 min to sit down. Food was good as always but at the end we had to wait over 25 min for dessert. Felt somewhat neglected at the end. There seemed to be plenty of wait staff but not a lot of team effort.

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vipChick (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We love the food at Al di La and our server was terrific. Unfortunately, it’s so loud that we couldn’t even carry on a normal conversation at a table for four people. I hope the Restaurant can address this issue because the experience is otherwise great.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Food and service were phenomenal. I haven't been in years, and love what they've done with the decor. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Amazing! Best Italian food I have had since I left NY!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Restaurant Week.

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vipRick (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Very good lunch. excellent service and the food was very good.

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