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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average3%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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1926 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4108
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

This place is a gem. You can get great Italian food, good wine, and the staff are always very friendly. It is a great local place where you can always get a great meal.

Thank Kaluah23
Reviewed 17 November 2011

As always, very very happy with my most recent meal at Al Crostino. Went there with three others for a special occasion, and we were all blown away by the amazing food Juliana cooks up in this "hidden gem" on U Street. Started off with...More

Date of visit: November 2011
Thank Zack L
Reviewed 30 October 2011

I went to Al Crostino with a group of friends for a birthday celebration. The organizer had set up a prix fixe menu and we estimated costs with wine per person (including covering the birthday girl) to be $80. It came out to be $120...More

Date of visit: September 2011
Thank leslievansant
Reviewed 14 June 2011

This is a super neighborhood restaurant, small and gem-like with a lovely atmosphere, fine food, and an excellent wine list. I have dined here many times since they opened, on occasions both ordinary and special, and have never yet been disappointed in the food. Meals...More

Date of visit: May 2011
Thank ryan61562
Reviewed 19 March 2009

I am a regular at Al Crostino and have never been disappointed with a meal. The pastas are all excellent, and I will never tire of the papardelle with lamb ragout. Also very impressive is the lobster risotto, in which the grains of rice were...More

1  Thank gomerpet
Reviewed 15 November 2008

This place has outstanding food. Both the specials and the regular items were all excellent. They do tell you prices for the specials if you ask and they were not unreasonable. The wine selection is all Italian but excellent. The menu is imaginative and specials...More

1  Thank tf2073
Reviewed 25 May 2008

This place should be out of business. First off, the food is absolute crap. I tried all the dishes my table ordered (5 people) and each one wasnt worth paying for. I would have been comfortable sending each one back, if I were at a...More

1  Thank thefoodiemaster
Reviewed 30 March 2008

The selection of dishes on the regular menu is pretty small, so most people go for specials which are much more expensive but the management does not tell you their prices until the end. So you can end up with a huge bill w/o knowing...More

Thank nad11
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Reviewed 12 January 2008

If it's Italian and it's U street, it's Al Crostino. Sit upstairs or near the back.

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Reviewed 10 December 2007

The friendly Diotaiuti family ("God help you") has opened a lovely restaurant on DC's lively U Street. Focused on the basics, Al Crostino outdoes a lot of DC's fancier, fussier Italian eateries with its high-quality renditions of classics. Try the Caprese salad, or a 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
Child-friendly, Romantic
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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