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Al Crostino

1926 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4108
+1 202-797-0523
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • 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 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here last night and I felt like I was transported back to Italy. The restaurant is mother- daughter owned. Momma is in the kitchen and daughter runs the front of the house. All the pasta is homemade and delicious....More

Thank Debbie Y
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Great little Italian restaurant owned & run by an Italian family, very upscale, skip the menu & listen to the specials, the saffron risotto was cooked to perfection with large portion of shrimp, the meatball starter was great to share. The service was excellent

Thank Kellie C
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

You can’t go wrong with Al Crostino, whether it’s a date or catching up with a good friend. The service is great - the proprietor and serving staff treat you like a guest in their home. The specials are always enticing. If sea scallops are...More

Thank mickjddc
Reviewed 27 January 2018

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 11 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
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Restaurant Details

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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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