Great food, good location
This restaurant was recommended by a friend, and I would recommend it forward! Great location, with a patio for outside dining. Intimate atmosphere, with cordial service. The food was DELICIOUS. We had the mussels which were a special of the day. Very yummy! The bread was warm and delicious. Both of our salads were great - the salad misto and the ceasar. I had bowtie pasta with mushrooms and proscuitto. Delicious and just the right serving size, food left on the plate, but not enough to be considered wasteful. My husband had the fettucine with meat sauce and it was delightfully original and tasty. Now that we have been, we would go back.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm always "at home" when dining at La Tomate. The food is the best in DC.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a fabulous restaurant. I have eaten here each time that I travel to Washington, D.C. Wouldn't miss the opportunity to eat here again. M. Adams
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good and affordable Italian
Good and affordable Italian in the heart of Dupont Circle
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food. The first dish (Trenette al Nero di Seppia “La Tomate”) was a tad salty, and without asking the waiter offered to take it back and bring a new/different plate. The second dish was the Paccheri con Salsicce, Porri. The pasta was cooked to perfection and the sauce was delicious. The host was very friendly and easy to talk to while I waited for my friend to arrive.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This our new "go to" spot
This our new "go to" spot when we have guests in town. Last visit was a Saturday night they were busy but we never felt rushed.
Everyone loved the food and the service was outstanding!!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
La Tomate has provided top-notch
La Tomate has provided top-notch food and service for my clients and me for over a decade
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was the first time we made
It was the first time we made a reservation online and it was so convenient. We were seated right away. The food was very good and the server was very nice. I would definitely go back.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyable Meal and Service
We had a wonderful meal and service Monday evening at La Tomate. A very nice dining experience!!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Who knew there was such a
Who knew there was such a thing as a prosciutto bar? It's a great opportunity to try artisinal salumi.
The butternut squash soup was excellent.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my girlfriend's parents
I took my girlfriend's parents (who are from Spain) to the restaurant. The owner spoke to us and was very welcoming. The service was prompt and friendly. Most importantly, the food and wine were excellent. Especially the prosciutto, and you know how Spanish love their ham.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, well presented
Excellent food, well presented and served in a pleasant setting. All this at a moderate price point. What more can one ask?
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food in a nice setting
Great Italian food in this small restauarant. There is a nice outdoor patio, and since the restaurant sits on a corner, it is a great place to watch people. We were seated promptly, and served by a responsive, friendly waiter. The food was excellent, and the wines were reasonably priced. Portions were moderate -- not so huge that they can't be finished, but not so small that one feels cheated.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Less formal than it used to
Less formal than it used to be, it's still a neighborhood gem that finds lots of out of towners. Best are the waiters who have been there for centuries. Like being in the old country.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Found this place while visiting
Found this place while visiting DC. Reviews were right. It's a nice Italian place. Everyone in our party liked their selection. Fresh calamari was really good. Branzino was excellent. Tiramisu was perfect. Highly recommend it.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bravo! La Tomate
Exceptional! Bravo! Made our special
Occasional very special. Great food. Great service. Neighbohood feel. Reasonably priced. LOVE this place. Real gem.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lively location and atmosphere,
Lively location and atmosphere, especially if you like Dupont Circle. Enjoyed eating outdoors. Pleasant experience--would go back and would recommend. Cost favorable. I can imagine being comfortable taking children.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service from the wait
The service from the wait staff was the best ever! The only downside was the my reservation was not ready at the specified time of 8:30. Other than that, excellent restaurant!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was tasteful and portions generous. Would definetely return.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time dining at this restaurant and it was still fantastic! The host/hostess were really wonderful and were able to very graciously accommodate us with our 2 last minute additions to our reservation. We were seated outside after being asked if that was amenable. From the time we sat down to the time we left, the outdoor seating area was well-lit and quite beautiful. Wait staff was very good - attentive but not overbearing. Food was fantastic! Will definitely be coming back here whenever I'm in town
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jonathan continues to run
Jonathan continues to run a top notch, first class place.
An absolutely wonderful evening.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, well prepared,
Good food, well prepared, very attentive staff. I brought a young Canadian chef who was...impressed.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, too noisey
The food was SUPERB, but it was the loudest restaurant I've ever been in.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food at a good price
very good food-not too expensive for a big city. Waiter was very helpful with my multiple dietary restrictions. Everyone was very happy with all their food from appetizer to dessert
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything's great, but....
This is the 3rd time I've eaten in this restaurant. The last time was a late lunch snack in their outdoor patio. The weather was perfect, the wine was very good, the salad and bread excellent. But the service was not. This time was with a friend from Lebanon whom I haven't seen in a year. Lots to talk about and an inside table was great, except for our noisy neighbors, but really, the ambience is excellent. No loud music, nice and quiet. The food was great, the bread and the wine excellent. The service was again, rushed, disconnected and not good. The hostess was lovely, and really accomodating, but the sous cadre of servers, as well as the waiters, don't seem on the same page, and the service is the problem in this restaurant.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food
From the Orzo with Squid Ink, to the ravioli based in a light cream sage sauce, the food was and always is excellent. This was a special occasion and my friends, one who hadn't been to La Tomate in years were in love with everything that lavished in their mouths. My favorite libation is their Bellini, a fantastic compliment to what ever you're having to eat.
I would recommend La Tomate in a heartbeat!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, great service, right pri
Had been talking about coming here for years. It didn't disappoint. Good food in the heart of DuPont with top-notch service and at the right price. Will definitely be back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great For Sunday Brunch.
Was great for a quiet Sunday Brunch and catching up with a friend. Service was very good, it was quiet, food was very good and a lot of it for brunch.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Tomate is an awesome Italian
La Tomate is an awesome Italian restaurant. This is our second time here and both have been a delightful dining experience. The chef's specials are always delicious.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. The
The food was excellent. The restaurant has wonderful outdoor sitting or you can sit indoors and have a great people view. The cost was very reasonable the and the service was good.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Go To Place
We had our rehearsal dinner here. We had my birthday dinner here last month. I asked my best man to be my best man here. This place is a gem. Jonathan is the best! Service is always amazing and professional. The food is exceptional. We love this place and try to get there as often as we can. I can't say enough good things about La Tomate!!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Tomate is prized for its
La Tomate is prized for its fresh and tasty food, good service and attractive setting.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service and good food! Loved it. Fresh ingredients
Really stand out. We were a group of 13 an no one
Was unhappy with their meal.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is in a great
The restaurant is in a great location for dining by the window and watching the activities around DuPont Circle. The food is as consistent and authentic as my best friend's 90 year old italian Mom's homemade pasta - simply awesome . The staff are excellent and very prompt. This restaurant is on my weekly dining list.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Go-To Place
It's perfect for all occasions. Great food, great service. I can't say enough good things about La Tomate!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Do not recommend for large
Do not recommend for large groups. Part of the charm is the relative quiet
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's clean but unremarkable
It's clean but unremarkable in decor. The staff is very friendly and professional. The food is very good for the price.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Especially liked the calamari with a basil olive oil dressing, in fact I enjoyed it so much I went back the following evening. The noise level was much lower than on the Friday night I was there. The host was most charming and remembered us from the night before.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The calimari and the squid
The calimari and the squid salad were fresh and tasty. I had the special veal short ribs, very delicious.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, efficient, great service
Three of us went here for a quick dinner before an event. The staff handled us perfectly. The food was great. I had trout. I'll be going back to have it again. Everyone left happy. I'll be taking groups there again. We better service and food than most of the places I've been to in DuPont Circle at this price point.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice variety of people. Relaxing
Nice variety of people. Relaxing outdoor atmosphere (indoor also available). Excellent selection of Italian dishes prepared with a modern twist. Flavorful and pleasing to the eyes as well as the palette. I will definitely return, for any occasion or none at all.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious find, great time
While visiting DC for work, I took a group of colleagues out for dinner and we had an amazing time at La Tomate. From the prosciutto plate we shared as a table, which was ample and delicious, to the salads, entrees and dessert, overall wonderful time was had.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A place to eat with friends
In a great location on Dupont Circle this neighborhood Italian restaurant has excellent food, good service and reasonable prices. It also his the virtue of being quiet enough to allow conversation, which seems to be a rarity these days. I particularly liked the prosciutto sampler.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Experience Over All
We really enjoyed La Tomate. It's in an excellent location right by DuPont Circle, and the food and service was great. We went there to get a late meal after seeing a play and found it relaxing and very enjoyable.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful lunch!
I met an old friend for lunch, requested a quiet table, and we were able to spend 3 hours there, with just a wonderful plate of pasta, a glass of wine, and mint tea.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our go to place
We have been enjoying this neighborhood gem for years. Great food, fun people, and Jonathan always makes us feel welcome. This was our first choice to hold our wedding rehearsal dinner. Many special occasions have been celebrated here. Highly recommended!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM