It was the third stop of the night for two of us (a so-so dinner and drinks with friends at a nearby club). We didn't feel like ending the night and were looking for somewhere quieter to talk. With a texted recommendation in hand, we walked into Al Crostino. Cute place, lots of little tables, it was night-time so not as bright looking as the website pictures, could be really romantic. We sat at the bar and had hazelnut gelato, tiramisu, and cappuccino; all perfect. And then I tried my first grappa; it was serious! I think I lost a few taste buds on the first sip and at one point the roof of my mouth was totally numb.
Anyway, we got chatty with the owners (a mother and daughter team) and found out that while they don't make the sorbet or gelato in house (they found a great vendor), they DO make the tiramisu and pasta, Now this place is looking like a date night option. Both ladies were charming and gracious hosts; not rushing us and letting me finish my grappa without having to chug it even though it was after 10, the place was empty (except for us) and they were ready to close.
We're definitely going to try the the rest of the menu soon.
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