plural noun
cros·​ti·​ni | \ krȯ-ˈstē-nē How to pronounce crostini (audio) \

Definition of crostini

: small slices of usually toasted bread topped with a spread or other food

Examples of crostini in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First course is Caesar with beef tartare, quail egg, crostini and aioli. Susan Dunne,, 6 Jan. 2022 At Lady Mendl’s, the finger sandwiches range from classic to daringly unconventional, including a crostini topped with butternut-squash purée and Boursin cheese. David Kortava, The New Yorker, 17 Dec. 2021 To serve, remove from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving with flatbread crackers or crostini. Beth Segal, cleveland, 3 Dec. 2021 In this easy dish, the sauteed mushrooms go onto crostini with a creamy cheese., 20 Apr. 2021 One dish trumped the next from the assorted crostini to the red and yellow beets and stuffed eggplant with confit vegetables. Shivani Vora, Forbes, 23 Oct. 2021 Order an avocado crostini, halloumi salad, or gluten-free buckwheat pancakes, and recharge with a chai latte made with homemade almond milk. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 6 Aug. 2021 Either of these sauces also works well as a bruschetta and crostini topping for an impromptu happy hour with snacks. Casey Barber, CNN, 6 July 2021 The crostini that start off dinner are beautifully decorated with colorful petals from roses and calendula. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 28 June 2021

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First Known Use of crostini

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crostini

Italian, plural of crostino, from crosta crust, rind, from Latin crusta shell, crust — more at crust

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12 Jan 2022

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“Crostini.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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