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Bringing the spirit of Italy to the heart of West Ashley

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After leaving Italy in the early 90's, Giuseppe and Fabio spent two decades immersed in the world-class culinary culture of Manhattan. Now, they've brought their Italian roots from the Big Apple to West of the Ashley.

We invite you to enjoy a delectable glass of Italian wine at Bacaro - the bar at Al Di La - before being whisked away to the Italian countryside on a gastronomic tour of the motherland.

From our delicately crafted specialty drinks to our signature fresh handmade pastas, your palate is sure to be awakened.

Dinner Menu

pizza - pasta - steak - seafood - dessert

Today's Specials

  1. Pesce Del Giorno

    $ 18.50

    pan-seared trout, sauteed potatoes, arugula, corn, lemon butter

  2. Prosciutto Meatballs

    $ 9

    pork, marinara sauce, gorgonzola cream

  3. Strangozzi Spoletina

    $ 13 / 17

    house-made hot sausage, pancetta, lemon zest, nutmeg, cream

  4. Gorgonzola Stuffed Figs

    $ 9.50

    crispy prosciutto wrapping, balsamic fig dressing

  5. Chilled Corn and Mint Soup

    $ 6.50

    chili oil, creme fraiche

  6. Grilled Watermelon Salad

    $ 9.50

    cider-pickled rind, mescalun, cucumber, feta, lemon vanilla vinaigrette

Antipasti

  1. Zuppa Del Giorno

    $ 6

    creamy tomato basil soup, parmesean

  2. Bruschetta

    $ 8

    fresh mozzarella, tomato salad

  3. Beef Carpaccio

    $ 9

    wagyu beef, lemon olive oil, fried capers, and smoked salt

  4. Steamed Mussels

    $ 10.5

    charred tomato pesto, white wine, arugula

  5. Roasted Beet Salad

    $ 8.5

    arugula, goat cheese, toasted almonds, honey sherry vinaigrette

  6. Caprese Salad

    $ 8.5

    tomatoes, hand-pulled mozzarella, basil, balsamic reduction, smoked salt

  7. Watermelon Salad

    $ 9.5

    grilled balsamic watermelon, cider-pickled rind, cucumber, toasted almonds, lemon vanilla vinaigrette

  8. Chilled Corn and Mint Soup

    $ 6.50

    chili oil, creme fraiche

Primi

  1. Ricotta Gnocchi

    $ 13 / 17

    ricotta and marscapone gnocchi, shrimp, grape tomatoes and basil

  2. Fettucine Bolognese

    $ 11 / 15

    fresh egg pasta, traditional ragu

  3. Tagliatelle

    $ 14 / 19

    duck confit, cremini mushrooms, crème fraiche and truffle oil

  4. Penne Vodka

    $ 12 / 16

    genoa salami, italian sausage, ciliegine mozzarella, basil, spicy vodka sauce

  5. Eggplant Parmesean

    $ 14

    fried eggplant, mozzarella, tomato sauce, parmesean

  6. Strangozzi Spoletina

    $ 13 / 17

    house-made hot sausage, pancetta, lemon zest, nutmeg, cream

Secondi

  1. Pesce Del Giorno

    $ 18.50

    pan-seared trout, sauteed potatoes, arugula, corn, lemon butter

  2. Chicken Parmigiana

    $ 18

    pomodoro sauce, fresh tonnarelli pasta

  3. Crispy Duck Leg

    $ 22

    goat cheese polenta, roasted rainbow carrots, preserved orange sauce

  4. Risotto del Giorno

    $ 19

    seared sea scallops, sautéed spinach, mascarpone

  5. Grilled Ribeye

    $ 29

    12-14 oz ribeye, sugar snaps, mashed potatoes, mignonette butter

  6. Grilled Pork Chop

    $ 24

    mashed potatoes, confit garlic, cherry tomatoes, veal demiglace

Dolci

  1. Cannoli Siciliana

    $ 7

    fried dough filled with sweet creamy ricotta

  2. Ricotta Cheesecake

    $ 7.5

    amaretti crust, berry coulis

  3. Tiramisu

    $ 7.5

    ladyfingers, mascarpone cream, espresso

  4. Chocolate Torte

    $ 7.5

    toasted walnuts, dark chocolate ganache

  5. Affogato

    $ 7

    vanilla gelato, espresso

  6. Gelati

    $ 7

    Vanilla, Chocolate, Pistaschio

Hours

Come taste Italia!

Lunch

Monday - Saturday :    Noon - 2:30p

Dinner

Monday - Wednesday:    4:30p - 10:00p

Thursday - Saturday:    4:30p - 10:30p