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Al Di La
Italian Restaurant$$
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Ashley Shoppes 25 Magnolia Rd Charleston, SC 29407
25 Magnolia RoadUSSouth CarolinaCharleston29407
(843) 571-2321aldilarestaurant.com
$$Italian Restaurant, BarToday Closed
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:30 – 10:00 pmSaturday 5:30 – 10:00 pmSunday Closed
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Al Di La is a neighborhood restaurant in Charleston serving simple, delicious Italian fare made with fresh, local ingredients.
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Intimate retro trattoria for simple Northern Italian fare & wood-fired pizza, plus craft cocktails.- Google
"Most recently I ordered the duck confit pasta dish and it was extremely salty."
"Try the gnocchi."
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Liam Bulkley
11 months ago
One of two or the best Italian restaurants in the area. I've been here many times over the last several years and it is pretty consistent (the last time my tried and true ricotta gnocchi and shrimp wasn't up their normal standards with the gnocchi being a bit under done... but they made a new one which was far better). Try the gnocchi. It's the best I've had anywhere.
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William Matthew
5 months ago
Amazing handmade pasta. Delicious wood-fired pizza. What more need to be said?
Scott Branham
11 months ago
We just arrived home from Al Di La- 2 1/2 hours after our reservation. We were served the wrong meal (twice), the correct one (cold), charged for a party of 7, when we were a party of 2, and comped for absolutely nothing. When we asked that part of the bill be comped, we were told that although the night manager was able to do so, he refused. He advised we could call later next week and deal with it. Worst dining experience I have ever had in Charleston. I am local and will absolutely never go to this restaurant again. Awful and humiliating service with mediocre, cold food at best.
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Barbara Douglas
2 years ago
Over priced and mediocre food. I do not recommend wasting your money here. Uncomfortable seating and odd seating arrangements. I paid $28 (NOT including tip) for a small personal cheese pizza, glass of wine and a martini. The pizza was soggy and greasy- too much olive oil drizzled on it. (Im still trying to figure out how a plain cheese pizza ends up soggy!?) The sauce lacked any spices or flavor. Tasted like they took it straight from a can and put it on the pizza. First time I ever had to salt a pizza so it had flavor. Please don't waste your money here...better options close by!
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Elyse Miller
8 months ago
I've been continually disappointed in al di la. The food is only okay and the service has been awful on more than one occasion. There are so many great places to eat at in Charleston I wouldn't waste my time here.
Iris Silk
11 months ago
I met seven friends for lunch there and found the service to be inattentive at best. Most had sandwiches and I had a small pizza and it took an hour and a half for the process. We waited a full 15 minutes for our orders to be taken and then another 40 minutes for the food to arrive. No tea is offered so unless one orders wine all there is to drink is water. When my pizza arrived, the asparagus was shriveled and it was extremely salty. The thin crust was nice but I would not order it again. There was just one waiter for the entire restaurant and he must have been the chef as well since he would disappear for long periods of time. We were finished for quite a while before he came to take our plates and then we waited for our checks. I would not go back.
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Paul Linn
a year ago
Fantastic food, service and atmosphere... Excellent meats and cheese, handmade pasta dishes and array of exquisite entrees. Very resonable and always one of our favorites in Charleston without having to deal with a busy downtown.
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Greg Hart
3 years ago
This has gone from being my favorite place to eat to a place I prefer to avoid. The food and service have declined greatly. I took a group last night and the experience was so bad I dont plan on returning. After speaking with the young man who claimed to be the manager, it became apparent he was more interested in telling me why it was bad instead of fixing the problem. Pronto, pronto, pronto I hope the owner makes some changes before it is too late. I will miss the old Al Di La. One bit of good news, there seemed to be no problem getting a table anymore. From 6:30 until we left around 9:00 the restaurant was half full.
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