One of my favorite treats in Park Slope, Brooklyn is the Tagliatelle al Ragu at
Al Di La, which is just absolute perfection. The restaurant itself is a crowd pleaser and has never been a disappointment. They do not accept reservations so arriving before they open for dinner is key. Brunch crowds are a little more manageable before 11 am.
I love this dish so much I once ordered it for Friday dinner ($16.50) and again for Sunday brunch ($12 – score, and a bigger serving!) on the same weekend.
I am usually more adventurous than ordering pasta with meat sauce but I cannot resist this one. It’s just all sorts of heavenly and more.
(While at Al Di La, order the Seppia Oxtail appetizer – a stew of cuttlefish and oxtail over polenta – for a rendezvous with flavor and surprise.)