Hours: Lunch (Tues.-Sat.), Dinner (Mon.- Sat.)
Seasonally inspired Northern Italian fare is served in Al Di La’s bright, contemporary dining room. The West Ashley restaurant has a cheerful, expansive outdoor patio from which you can tuck into a plate of the duck confit tagliatelle with cremini mushrooms and crème fraiche. The risotto del giorno is made with cherry tomatoes, arugula, and a spicy saffron seafood broth then topped with pan-fried shrimp in a symphony of carb-y delights. Additional standby favorites include the pillowy soft ricotta gnocchi and cannoli siciliani. In the corner there’s a cheerful wine bar offering a wide array of varietals. —Vanessa Wolf (Dish, Winter 2019)
This Northern Italian trattoria is a staff and reader favorite, offering fresh pasta and a reasonable wine list. Voted Best West Ashley Restaurant and Best Italian by CP readers.