Al Di Là Trattoria
Neighborhood: Park Slope, Brooklyn
Address: 248 5th Ave.
Why It Received a "B":
1) Eggs found dirty/cracked; liquid, frozen or powdered eggs not pasteurized.
2) Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.
3) Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation, food storage or dishwashing area observed.
Why It Doesn't Matter: Still believe that the "B" grade is a damning scarlet letter pinned to the chest of a scandalous restaurant? Try and get a table at Al Di Là on a Friday night. We'll check in with you Saturday morning, after you'll have waited over an hour for a table with the other slobbering Slopers, only to be rushed to a tiny spot in the corner, right when you thought you couldn't wait any longer. Then the staff brought you hanger steak, braised rabbit, and ravioli plump with winter squash. You ascended.