Owners and Chefs, Juliana & Lina Nicolai transport you and your guest to the city of Naples in a intimate, cozy setting with one of the best service in the city.
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Offering a three-course set menu from August 12th-September 1st 2019.
$33 per person (excludes 10% D.C. sales tax and gratuity).
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: August 21, 2019
Ends: August 22, 2118
Availability: Mon-Sat 5:00PM-8:30PM
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
We will be serving our regular menu for New Year's Eve along with dinner specials.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Always great food. It is a pleasure to dine there.
Delightful restaurant. We go frequently. We very much appreciate the warm welcome and personal service we receive.
Feel in love with the restaurant and owner.
It's always a treat to dine at this family-run gem of a restaurant. Unlike the corporate-run places, Al Crostino offers a warm, welcoming experience...like dinner at a friend's house, that is, if your friend is a genius in the kitchen. The atmosphere is cozy and calm; it's the kind of place where you might strike up a conversation with other diners.
The mother and daughter team create delicious, authentic Italian fare, using the freshest ingredients to be had. They happily guide you through the menu they have crafted, helping you find a dish to suit your palate. And be sure to pay attention to the specials...whatever they are, each one is sure to be a winner!
ALWAYS an excellent dining experience!
Quaint and authentic restaurant, where you sort of feel like family
Quaint, inclusive, welcoming hidden gem. I just love this place.
We drove from G’burg, MD for a dinner date and from beginning to end everything was PERFECT. It’s a small, quaint place loaded with personality. The one female server was excellent with her timing & recommendations. The food was authentic and reminded us of our trip to Italy years ago. The food was sooo good we actually ordered another meal “to-go”. We will be back.
Thank you for an excellent experience.
Amazing fresh pasta. Great dishes. Excellent service. Everyone enjoyed!
The food as always was amazing. I took old friends from Puerto Rico there - it was there first time! I had the homemade pasta - ravioli's . My friends had meat - the lamb special and the steak. They said it was definitely their best meal in DC! Al Crostino is definitely a restaurant that should not be missed! Food & Service are simply amazing.
Al Crostino has quickly become one of my favorite go-to restaurants in Shaw. The food and service is both authentic and fantastic. I could eat here every week!
My experience at Al Crostino was just simply lovely! The food was insanely delicious and the service was spectacular. You can really tell that the family that owns this small restaurant puts so much pride in their craft and the service they offer to guests. The space is great to bringing visiting family (which was the reason for my visit) or a date night. We had a lovely night here and will definitely be back – especially for the Rigatoni! :)
Great place for a date night. We enjoy coming back, again and again.
Absolutely my favorite Italian restaurant in DC! This is not my first nor will it be my last time to Al Crostino.
Fantastic find in Shaw. Service was attentive, polite, professional. The chef came out and greeted everybody several times and created absolutely delicious dishes: our table enjoyed tender calamari skewers to start served on mixed greens and a touch of house olive oil vinaigrette, main courses were a handmade pasta in a light and flavorful cream sauce, lamb “lollipops” (chops, phenomenal!), and a veal chop special in a porcini cream sauce. The sauces all complemented the dishes without overwhelming and the meats were cooked perfectly rare/medium rare with outstanding grill flavor. They were out of the wine that we asked for but offered a better bottle at the same price to compensate for inconvenience. Limoncello, ricotta cheesecake, and homemade sorbet to finish. Overall delivered and I highly recommend!
Great birthday celebration!
Great neighborhood spot; really good food and attentive service. Limited number of tables made it feel intimate and homey. Chef came to every table and clearly is very passionate about the dishes. Would definitely go back!
Food was adequate, setting nice. But price was high for what we got.
It was hot in there and the food was mediocre. The server was good though. Overall it wasn’t anything special.
Exceptional food and service! The unlimited mimosas make the brunch even more amazing!
Always predictably an excellent meal ! Service outstanding and personal. Our favorite by far !
Amazing food, amazing vibe. Probably best Italian dinner in DC. Definitely a hidden gem.
We have been to Al Crostino many times and it never disappoints. We will be back again soon I'm sure
Outstanding, as always.
Always terrific!!! Couldn’t have enjoyed our meal more!
Great authentic Neopolitain cuisine. Always get a great meal and great service.
one of DC's best kept secrets. I'm torn between wanting to keep this exclusively as a neighborhood gem and wanting the whole world to know how fabulous Al Crostino is.
The best Italian restaurant in the Washington Metro area. Fabulous in every way. Family owned with amazing staff. A Must stop.
Great food in a lovely old rowhouse. Hidden gem - not crowded on a Saturday night so I hope they continue to do well.
Decent service, food tasted great, but we left hungry and went elsewhere for more food right after - small portions and low value for the high pricepoint.
Brunch was VERY well prepared (choice of available entrees, Groupon used) and the mimosas were yummy. Calamari was really tasty and NOT at all chewy. Will definitely be going back.
I always love going to Al Crostino! Never had a bad meal & the owner is wonderful! I count it as a regular haunt! Guaranteed good meal! J’adore Lemoncello to end the experience!
Phenomenal restaurant. Terrific service and amazing food. Great for special occasion or romantic dinner.
Superb cooking, extremely pleasant setting, service is outstanding…..you’ll definitely get to talk to the owners. We have been many times and have ALWAYS had an excellent meal. In particular, you can tell the ingredients have been selected with care by the owners, who, are ALWAYS there. Great place!
Delicious food and amazing service! Such a cute little hidden gem - definitely planning to come back.
Great groupon, great atmosphere for a small intimate group. Food was good and bottomless mimosas was a plus. I would recommend it to a friend.
What I will always remember is the joking and helpful staff. 3 of us found the restaurant, tucked under a club called "Secrets.' at 8:30, just as a couple we know also came in. The owner set the 5 of us up at a great table by the window. Good food, wine. 3 orders pasta bolognaise, 1 stuffed red pepper and one chicken Milano, all very tasty and presented well.
Al Crostino is a bright and cheery place with delicious and authentic Italian food. We received a warm welcome and everyone enjoyed what they ordered: stuffed roasted pepper over beans, focaccia, seafood grill, lamb chops, pasta, apple tart.