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Al Crostino

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1926 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4108
+1 202-797-0523
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (12 reviews)
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1926 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4108
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seated in the largest dining area at the back of the second floor for our first (and last) visit to Al Crostino, we managed to endure the assault of an outrageous din that halted conversation as the room filled, only to be rewarded by utterly...More

Thank longtimefoodie
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This was a casual dinner with our out of town friends. I have to say I haven't had this good pasta since we have returned from Amalfi Coast in Italy last year. Well done!!! All four of us enjoyed our dishes. I had the beef...More

Thank Michaela J
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Super nicely decorated restaurant. We had the window table. Service was great. Food was delicious. Pricey: $150 with tip for three people with one glass of wine, one beer, one bottled water, no dessert or appetizer.

Thank OceanAndy
Reviewed 19 September 2017

My party of 5 had an amazing evening celebrating 2 birthdays at Al Crostino. We have been frequenting this restaurant for many years and consider it to be the best Italian restaurant in DC. Owned by a mother-daughter team, they consistently deliver fresh, authentic dishes...More

Thank jtmurrayrealtor
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This place has great food and excellent pasta and competent service. I recently had parpadelle with lam ragu which was excellent.

Thank chrisV9772TA
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We ate here this evening. Small family owned & run Italian restaurant. I almost never give 5* in every category however this place was wonderful. Service, food everything. If we lived in DC we would be regulars. Definitely worth trying it out.

Thank Boggio
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Went on a recommendation and were not disappointed. Staff were friendly and efficient. Food selection was limited but our choices were good. Portions were small by American standards and quite expensive. It is more of a special occasion venue.

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We celebrated a friend's birthday here and had a great experience. The upstairs was reserved for the party, including the upstairs bar. The menu had VERY authentic Italian food so hard to chose. I was tempted to simply order two appetizers, the oven-roasted octopus with...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Al Crostino is just one block off of bustling U Street, and it's easy to walk right past its unassuming exterior if you don't keep your eyes peeled. Walk through the entrance, and you're met with a cozy, bright dining room, friendly staff, and simple,...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Selected this restaurant after my son had tried it via Uber Eats. He ranted and raved so much about the octopus he ordered, he insisted he wanted to experience it first-hand. Glad we did! Wonderful experience! Warm and friendly staff happy to assist with food...More

Thank Cynthia S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 32
Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1926 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4108
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighbourhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-797-0523
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Family-operated, Al Crostino is an intimate Italian restaurant located in Washington D.C. That exudes a 'la famiglia' atmosphere. This Neapolitan family offers a collection of flavorsome dishes, priding themselves on their homemade pasta, fresh fish, desserts, and their assortment of exquisite Italian wines.
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