Al Tiramisu

4.7
701 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Al Tiramisu is a cozy friendly neighborhood restaurant. Chef Luigi Diotaiuti has been serving authentic Italian cuisine in Dupont Circle since 1996.
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BR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

A got a piece of snapper and it’s was so bad—soggy and over cooked. I told the waiter it was bad, and all he said was “oh, sorry”. Didn’t offer to bring me a new piece, another dish, nothing. Just the check at full price. I think he could have cared less. Really bad meal—avoid this place. One interesting thing—barely anyone there under 60. I think they have this old clientele, who keeps going there for some reason, and that’s how they stay afloat. Definitely not a young discriminating, crowd. If you want to blow $100, eat half the meal, and leave hungry, this is your place.

H
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Al Tiramisu is a great restaurant. We ordered two pasta dishes, and both were good, but I recommend ordering today's special.

NC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Wonderful food and service! The fish and pasta are particularly good.

KS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good customer service. Server went into detail which I appreciated since i was new To the restaurant. My only suggestion was that the restaurant should start selling wine by the bottles since we did not get a lot for the price for the glass.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

great service, good food, nice atmosphere

JB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner at Al Tiramisu. Thank you for plating for my mother in law. Very good food and excellent service.

JS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing. Beautifully and freshly prepared. Great bar and great service. Best Italian food in DC.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Restaurant week - disappointing and I wouldn’t return to try the main menu. Several empty tables but felt the meal was very rushed and they want a quick turn around with customers in and out. Food had very good portions sizes but the quality wasn’t there.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Avoid at all costs. One of the worst restaurants I have ever been to. They are rushing you out at every spoon you are taking. The food is terrible. And it is very pricy.

J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had never been to Al Tiramisu, but I cannot wait to go back! The food was fantastic and the service was wonderful. I think I’ve finally found excellent Italian in DC.

o
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good!!!!pleasant experience

R
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I was fairly disappointed with the restaurant week deal food. Both of our mains (the pasta dish and the chicken one) were just average. Honestly, tasted like an average dish you’d make at home (which is exactly what I hope to not feel when I dine out). Not good, not bad food. The service was very good though.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Everything was delicious and service excellent!

RF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Al Tiramisu continues to be one of our favorite DC restaurants. Menu includes well prepared standard fare, as well as interesting daily specials. Wine list spans a range of prices and offerings from different regions of Italy. Tables are spaced well in the cozy dining room. Service is attentive and professional.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the linguine with lobster. Sauce was excellent! Great service start to finish!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Consistently good and fresh food. A bit pricey, but servers are great and it never disappoints every time we are in town.

JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance! An all-time favorite experience.

D
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cozy setting and unbelievable pasta. Dessert - the flourless chocolate almond cake - was amazing. Excellent food.

F
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a great experience from the food to the service!!

O
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great authentic Italian restaurant. The food was excellent all the way to the super chocolate mousse. Lobster pasta, Burrata, outstanding grilled octopus…. This restaurant feels like being in Italy with a good friendly service. We brought our own wine. Corkage was 35$.

w
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening at Al Tiramisu. Everything was delicious. Service was excellent . Very popular place .

K
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve love Al Tiramisu and have celebrated special occasions here. The food and service are always excellent! We feel that we’re in Italy every time we dine here. Thank you for the amazing experience and wonderful service! We look forward to coming back!

AG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always. Great relaxed atmosphere. Food was very quick to arrive to the table even though the place was full.

LC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have said it before, but if you want a true sense of how food is prepared and served in a small, Italian trattoria, this is the place.

MG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing and the service outstanding. I wish it were a little less noisy but everything else was great.

j
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worthy of its Michelin red guide review. I never looked at the menu--had the daily specials starter to dessert, and the recommended paired wine.

HK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent service enjoyed the meal.

S
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, excellent service. Very noisy due to a large party which shortened our stay a bit. Normally, noise level is fine

TA
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has to be one of my favorite meals of all time. We are from St. Louis, known for The Hill (condensed number of top notch Italian restaurants), Al Tiramisu blew every one of those restaurants out of the water. I started with a half order of the gnocci, it just melted in my mouth. The texture was phenomenal. Then I had the sea bass which was grilled perfectly. Not over seasoned so you got the true taste of the fish. We ended up splurging on three desserts because we couldn't decide, the passion fruit custard, frozen zabaglione and the tiramisu. All I can say, is splurge. Their desserts are out of this world.
The service was phenomenal. And the atmosphere was wonderful. I wish we were in DC longer because I would definitely go back.

MF
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the veal ragu is outstanding as is the tiramisu

MP
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

My husband loves this place and we went for Father’s Day. He now agrees we do t need to go back. The food lacks flavor and at times too oily. He did get the spaghetti and meatballs which were good. Everything else from appetizers to entrees were not good.

MW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite Italian restaurant in the DC area. The pasta is superb, the fish is fresh and delicious, the waiters very friendly and solicitous. For dessert, as you might expect, the tiramisu is the best. Although it's slightly cramped, I would say that provides an atmosphere of intimacy.

d
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my husband's birthday dinner and it was lovely. Great food and service in a very charming location. Yes the space is small, so it's probably not best for big parties but for a date night it's perfect! Had the octopus and lobster special.

MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was excellent, and the octopus (often chewing at places) was tender and flavorful - the best I have ever had!

LM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Al Tiramisu never disappoints. The food, staff, atmosphere, etc. are always consistently excellent and I visit the restaurant at least once if not twice every time I am in DC on business.

VS
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, wonderful server and friendly customers. Will visit again when we return to Georgetown.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite cozy delicious Italian in DC.

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TP
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was a diamond find. The service is awesome. Very attentive to detail. We had the fresh catch (bronzini). The appetizers of lamb prosciutto and soft shell crabs were excellent. Finished it with of course but what else Tira-Misu. Great place to go. Fills up quick.

AL
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and the staff is awesome! Pasta is the best in town. I live close by and have dinner there at least 2x's month. They are very accommodating with trying to fit you in and very cognizant to not disturb or burden other dining guest with last minute diners. Recommend the Pappardelle pasta with mushroom ragu sauce-my favorite!

LM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The chicken was subpar. Overcooked and tough. Not enough green beans on the plate. Overpriced.

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