Do Cozy Italian and Arcade Games With Drinks In Park Slope
For a dive into authentic Northern Italian cuisine, check out al di la Trattoria. This cozy corner restaurant is fairly low-key on the decor, but its simple digs position all the attention to its menu. With options like seppia and oxtail (stewed cuttlefish and oxtail with garlic, chili, and creamy polenta), malfatti (swiss chard and ricotta gnocchi with brown butter and sage), and spaghetti neri alla chitarra (homemade black spaghetti, octopus confit, basil, and hot chili peppers), you’ll both fall in love. Just be sure to follow up your meal with some dessert (we vote in favor of the Frittole, which are ricotta fritters served with warm chocolate sauce and vanilla whipped cream).
After dinner, head over to Mission Dolores. This bar (a converted tire shop) feels like a well-kept secret in Park Slope—namely on account of its unique location (a grungy garage door that leads patrons down an equally grungy foyer). The bar itself is an indoor/outdoor atrium with a fully glassed-in ceiling, classic arcade games, graffiti-covered walls, and a patio squeezed dead-center between the bar and the entrance. Once you’re able to fully absorb the colorful industrial aesthetic, drink your way through their equally colorful craft cocktails.
al di la Trattoria
248 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
249 4th Avenue, Brooklyn