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Al Di La

4.5
1186 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 1186 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Nice Service good food fair prices. A worthy experience

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We love this place. House made pasta, great ingredients, priced well.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Absolutely wonderful. Service was AMAZING. Awesome food. Will most definitely be back soon!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We hadn’t been to Al Di La In awhile, but glad we stopped in Friday. We were seated at a great little table in the front window. Waiter was attentive and let us take our time ordering. Food was excellent. Have some new (at least to me) items on the menu, so hope to be back soon to try them out. Great little neighborhood date spot.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Delicious mussels! Pretty lighting. Quiet enough to talk!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful food, great atmosphere. Service not quite as attentive as hoped, but it was Race weekend so it was very crowded. Would recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic service and food. My second time here and LOVE it!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went with Out of town family members who were here for a long weekend.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a wonderful experience (as always). They were very busy but were still able to accommodate our request to sit outside on the patio, as it was a very desirable and pleasant atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was exceptional. Our server was very knowledgeable and his suggestions were great. It was excellent Italian food! I highly recommend!

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2.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service lacking. Disgusting bathrooms. The food was OK to pretty good

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very nice experience. A fine meal, pleasant service and good advice regarding the wine list.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Always a great dining experience

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was delicious as always, but the service was disappointing. Our server was distracted, slow and he seemed to disappear on us! The noise level can be overwhelming when it’s busy, making it difficult to have a conversation and almost impossible for anyone who has difficulty hearing!
I love the food, but may wait to return when we can eat outside where it’s much more peaceful.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great gnocchi and risotto dishes. Excellent server. We were in a bit of a hurry and they accommodated us.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always wonderful fresh food. Excellent service!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent service. Fantastic Italian food. My new favorite!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful, as always!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was amazing! I highly recommend the mussels!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I’ve been many times to dinner here. It is always awesome.
One of the gems of West Ashley .

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a great time. The food was very good and the wait staff was on point even though it was very busy.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We eat here a few times year and always enjoy it. Our last experience was not up to our normal expectations. They forgot one of our appetizers and didn’t bring our table the bread and olive oil. Once we brought it to their attention they immediately brought us bread (but it was ice cold). We cancelled the missing app (mussels) b/c we didn’t want to delay our main course or have main course come out as same time as the mussels. Our server comped us some biscotti as an apology. Hopefully it was just an off night for them (they were busy). It was disappointing but they tried to make up for it and we’ll give them another chance.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Al di la is a fanciful casual and comfortable venue where the service is attentive and the food very tasty. Our lunches were so tasty that I took two friends there for dinner the next evening and our meals were equally superb. Because of our schedules, the restaurant opened early for us agreeing to seat us at 4:30 p.m. in lieu of their regular 5:00 p.m. opening. We were greeted like "regulars" although I had only been there for the second time in awhile. Every restaurant has a sub par evening now and then but it is obvious to me that the negative reviews are no longer applicable. The restaurant has corrected those sub par servers and the chef has either been replaced or vastly improved his skills. There is simply nothing not to like at Al di la!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great food and service. Charming atmosphere and attention to detail.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

I really enjoyed my dinner at Al Di La. My friend’s pork shoulder was very tender and tasty and my gnocchi and shrimp was excellent. The wine choices were good and the prices very reasonable. I’ll definitely return.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service and food are very good. Another local gem that is every bit as good as downtown with a significantly smaller bill😃👍

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Waiter seemed overwhelmed

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Authentic italian restaurant (even our waiter was Italian) with good food and pleasant outdoor dining.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food and service was excellent

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great Valentine’s Day

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious Italian food. Hands down.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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