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Al Crostino

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian
1926 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4108
+1 202-797-0523
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (13 reviews)
“maltagliati” (2 reviews)
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1926 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4108
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We went for my birthday. The apps were very good--grilled octopus, flatbread and meatballs. Mostly pasta for mains--irregular shapes with mushrooms was the best. Otherwise, portions were somewhat small and pricey. Desserts were also very good, including the gift of tiramisu. Parking not so easy....More

Thank RonFG
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Excellent attention and you feel in family all time. Good selection of wines and you can accept recommendations from the owner and you go safe.

Thank José Odalis O
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This family owned and run restaurant has excellent food and service. The neighborhood is a little sketchy so I recommend that you take a taxi or Uber to and from.

Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

If you want to get a feel for Old World hospitality and fine Italian cooking, visit Al Crostino! The service was friendly and efficient (all the waitstaff is part of the same family), and the food was excellent. Would definitely come here again.

Thank David S
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I took my daughter to this restaurant and we had a wonderful meal. Her raw swordfish appetizer and my scallops wrapped in italian bacon were fresh and delicious. The table upstairs was cozy and the service attentive but not hurried. The dinner entrees were fresh...More

Thank Herb I
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I was very disappointed in this restaurant. My expectations were high, given the good reviews I had read on Tripadvisor and other sites. We visited the restaurant on a Friday night, and the kitchen is visible from the dining room. We saw the cooking and...More

Thank wendy b
Reviewed 1 April 2015

What a discovery in this rapidly upscaling area of DC. Food and décor were wonderful. We were greeted by the very friendly owner/chef. Saturday evening, full restaurant, AND very prompt service. Prices are consistent with the high quality of the food. Bread was nice and...More

Thank bblfoot
Reviewed 27 February 2015

That's the answer you'd expect from an authentic Italian restaurant... and Al Crostino is Authentic. It reminded me of a family run trattoria in Italy where mom cooks, and the kids serve. And boy oh boy does mom know how to cook. Gnocchi gorgonzola is...More

Thank DCInsider
Reviewed 6 December 2014

For the prices charged, one would expect better. Food was average at best and service was indifferent. When we asked the server for some parmesan cheese (to enjoy with our olive oil and bread), she replied, "what for?" The wine list is very limited, but...More

Thank P W
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We were here for the Marine Corps Marathon, a family of five, looking for some major carb loading. Al Crostino fit the bill with more traditional Italian fare than the heavy, American style of Italian food (Olive Garden etc). Their dishes are straightfoward and simple,...More

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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
  • E-mail
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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