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A baked tart, either open-faced or topped with a lattice crust, that is filled with fruit, jam, ricotta cheese, or other ingredients.

[Italian, from crosta, crust, from Old Italian, from Latin, crusta; see kreus- in Indo-European roots.]
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For dessert, dine on berry crostata. It's $75 per person.
Main course 16oz crostata di manzo rib eye steak cooked on the bone, handcut chips, portobello mushroom and vine roasted cherry tomatoes 271118Milano_09
The Crostata de Frutta Fresca e Crema Pasticcera was a tantalising tart featuring fresh fruit swimming in a vanilla custard.
Our favourite dessert was the Lemon Crostata with a tangy fresh lemon cream filling with an equally tangy and sweet raspberry sauce.
Try ribollita, a hearty soup made with bread, beans and vegetables, and 'crostata', Italy's answer to jam tarts.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini were the guests of honor during the event, which featured a decadent Italian menu filled with Mario Batali ( curated goodies like warm butternut squash salad, agnolotti with butter and sage, beef braciole with horseradish gremolata and green apple crostata with thyme caramel, according to reports.
Their recent pop-up, for example, featured torched Utah goat cheese, mesquite-grilled Rocky Mountain trout, sous vide Double R Ranch rib eye, local cheese and Amano chocolate and Utah apple crostata.
Beautifully illustrated in full color throughout, the thoroughly 'kitchen cook friendly' recipes range from Chicken Legs Stuffed with Blue Cheese and Walnuts; Rhubarb Crostata with Chestnut Honey Ice Cream; Salmon with Cucumber and Mint Fettuccine; Farmers' Market Risotto with Squash Blossoms; and Lavender Lime Souffle; to Moroccan-Style Lamb Burgers with Cucumber-Ginger Yogurt; Spiced Papas Bravas with Avocado Crema; Oaxacan Chocolate Milk Shakes; Sparkling Rose Petal Sorbet; and Friday-Night Potato Pancakes.
After so hearty a main course, she wanted no dessert whilst I progressed to crostata di nona - that very traditional Italian dessert that translate's as ''granny's tart.'' This was the only disappointment for the tart itself was rather dull and the plate was more over-dressed than a transvestite at a Dolly Parton gig.
To find out more about the sisters, visit or their You Tube channel, THECHIAPPASISTERs ULMA CALLED Crostata, this is a classic Italian jam tart guaranteed to be found on every bakery counter in northern Italy.
I decided to have a caffe latte (PS2.25) instead of sweet, but Fusspot wanted to try the crostata al limone (PS4.50) - lemon tart.
Happily he chose the crostata al miele (PS5.25), an apple and ground almond tart with amaretti crumble and creme Anglaise, which I would have gone for too if I hadn't already been full of rice.