Winbigler also noted that the "wrong type of crowd" was patronizing the restaurant on Friday night. "We wanted to be a place for families to come," he explained. Instead, customers were "loud and obnoxious."
The family-oriented Italian restaurant opened at the western edge of Forest Park Southeast's Grove district at the beginning of September. However, George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine reports that when he tried to visit Crostini for lunch yesterday, October 19, not only was it closed during its regular lunch hours, but the liquor bottles had been removed from the shelves of the bar -- a bad (though not necessarily terminal) sign.
Meanwhile, my Post-Dispatch counterpart Joe Bonwich published his review of Crostini just today, but if his schedule is anything like mine, he likely paid his final visit to the restaurant a week ago, if not longer.
More as I learn it.