Al Tiramisu

4.7
638 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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BA
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First soft shell crabs of the year. Good selection of homemade pastas, seafood and beef. Everything was fabulous. John had the entire table laughing hysterically. The custard like desert special was outstanding. Will definitely be back.

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V
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great meal here. My husband had the lobster and pasta with red sauce. He said it was just like his family’s Christmas dinner of lobster and pasta his whole life growing up in New Jersey. It brought back wonderful memories of his Italian family. My linguine and clams was delicious. The clams were so fresh and tender. A simple dish but very well done. Just what I had wanted!

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RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place near DuPont Circle. Unlike most of the places in the area, this feels like a family owned and run, classic Italian. Staff is very warm and accommodating, and food is delicious! I was lucky enough to sit outside on a warm spring night, but the interior was cozy and pretty - if a bit noisy.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Expected a Michelin standard, was disappointed with the food. It was good but not great.

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E
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an early reservation and the food was brought out quickly. The food was delicious and well worth the value.

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OT
Washington DC
183 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great fish and appetizers. A real neighborhood gem.

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SY
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Al Tiramisu was a great find on an awesome weekend in D.C. The service was attentive and helpful. I asked about the Nebbiolo, and the waiter confirmed my choice, giving us information about the winemaker. The wine was excellent. I tried the arugula salad with crab and was pleasantly rewarded. My wife's salmon and my lamb chops were both outstanding. Of course, we tried the tiramisu for dessert. Unfortunately, we felt
it would be improper to lick the plate.

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RS
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Al Tiramisu offers absolutely wonderful Italian cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood. I love this place! Every dish is flavorful. There are creative touches, but at the same time a wonderful exposition of traditional Italian cooking. I recommend the grilled calamari, grilled branzino, and the mushroom gnocchi with ground pistachio.

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S
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent restaurant, so cozy and the food was awesome. Had a noisy kid at one table and some loud adults at the other, Still love this place. All 5 people at our table loved their meal

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Italian food, great and friendly staff. A definite return-t place.

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b
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the very best places to eat in Washington DC. Luigi manages the kitchen perfectly. We eat here frequently and have always enjoyed the authentic Basilicata cuisine.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Alerted them it was our anniversary, but they didn’t do anything except overcharge me. Rattled off the specials in a heavy accent..never alerted me that the one I picked was $48!! Also charged $10 for a small bowl of mediocre spaghetti. My husband’s fish was tasteless.
All in all a disappointment.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we want in a dining experience. Amazing food, wonderful cocktails and wine offerings, excellent waiters, always warm greeting. Charming small bar for waiting at. Perfect.

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T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service topped with amazing food - fresh pasta was divine and fresh branzino and red snapper was delicious. Such a cute find and well worth it!

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SM
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a first class outstanding experience. Every trip we make to DC, Al Tiramisu is at the top of our list. two nights in a row with family, friends, and colleagues. The cuisine is outstanding, the service professional, personal, and welcoming. We wish you were in northern California. Regardless, we get to DC 2 to 3 times a year and Al Tiramisu is fondly anticipated.

Thank you.

San Martin

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food. Enjoyed the community feel of the restaurant.

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JD
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We gambled about dining here but we were tired. It was close to our hotel and we liked the Open Table recommendation. We found a very small and cozy space, great ambiance and a lovely greeting from the hostess. We were seated near the back of the dining room, not the greatest location, but fantastic service. The waiters helped us choose lighter pasta dishes, I even had a half portion of the delicate mushroom fettuccine. So good. It was preceded by 6 of the most wonderful baked razor clams. We ordered a bottle of a featured rose with the help of the server. Also a good choice. Coffee was excellent. We shared a slice of the dense carrot cake. One piece was enough for two. We can’t wait to go back.

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TK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful creative food

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Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Mushroom ricotta gnocchi, short ribs and homemade ice cream were great.

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RR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere perfect for date night.

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GS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! Delicious - wonderful service and a great place to catch up with friends.

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Wonderful services. It is just magnificent place to have a dinner albeit very expensive.

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LH
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My sister and I picked this restaurant based on reviews and proximity to our hotel. We were both very pleased with our meal, the best we had on our trip. I would certainly come back, if I'm found myself in DC again.

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L
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is perfect! I love this place. We went for a nice quiet lunch, four of us. That is exactly what we got a nice quiet lunch, excellent food and excellent service.

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way as usual. Our go to place to take guests!!

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 3rd time in the last 60 days, can't go wrong here!

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JB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb restaurant that offers only the best in Italian fare and great service. You cannot go wrong in selecting this very special restaurant for a GREAT experience!

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p
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a big birthday and the Al Tiramisu made everything special and memorable. Appetizer specials were fantastically prepared and unique - Prosciutto di Parma hearts with mozzarella di bufala, etc. Pasta courses were amazing with veal ragu and risotto parmigiana with freshly shaved black truffles, followed by a superb veal chop with mushroom sauce, sea bream simply baked with lemon and olive oil. Deserts included, of course, tiramisu and a fantastic semifreddo, with a complimentary muscato toast! Well done Luigi!

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J
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the other night we went to Al Tiramisu for a date night dinner. The food, atmosphere and service were outstanding. We have made Al Tiramisu our special restaurant for a romantic dinner and special occasions. I would recommend Al Tiramisu to anyone looking for a special place to have a wonderful Italian dinner.

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

It was expensive and food was pretty good but not five stars. A man claimed to have forgotten his wallet and there was a big emotional scene / disturbance with manager yelling at him and several staff escorting him out. Ruined the ambiance. Could have been handled more professionally and discretely.

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LG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!

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O
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My beloved and I celebrated my birthday at Al Tiramisu, and we had a wonderful time. We were seated at a lovely table for two, and moments later, the proprietor presented me with a rose in honor of the occasion. The service was the best we've experienced in a long time, from the moment we arrived until we left. Our server knew just when to check that all was well, and he was also witty and charming. And the food? Excellent. My companion ordered a pasta special, which he enjoyed, and I had the grilled octopus. It was perfectly cooked, tender, and flavorful. (Our salads and the tiramisu we shared were also delicious.) One of the unexpected pleasures of the evening was that everyone at the surrounding tables was enjoying themselves as much as we were. Good spirits prevailed everywhere we looked. We have decided that we'll be celebrating all our special occasions at Al Tiramisu!

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CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a delight! I cannot wait to return. Loved the ambiance, food, service.

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B
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved Al Tiramisu!! Have eaten all over the city and this spot has moved to the top 5 for sure

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BS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing as alway, the specials make it impossible to order off the menu. Can't wait for next trip to DC, it is a must go for anyone that hasn't been there. Every trip to DC Al Tiramisu is on my itinerary.

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always, excellent . Fresh, original and fun choices

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time going to Al Tiramisu and every time we loved it. It’s impeccable service, food is super delicious and it’s a cozy ambiance.

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VA
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been going to Tiramisu for close to 20 years. It continues to be a wonderful restaurant...wonderful food, great wine list, fine service. A little loud perhaps and tables can be a bit tightly spaced, so that (as happened this evening) you can hear next table conversations like they're inside your head. And when people are loud and dropping f-bombs...well, we're not shy but it's not exactly the kind of 'ambiance' we're looking for. Still, a favorite restaurant and a lovely place to celebrate Valentine's Day, as we were.

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RI
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb ingredients and preparation for raasonable prices.

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BV
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Pleasant atmosphere for an enjoyable evening out. I would definitely return.

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