Al Tiramisu

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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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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The busboy was extremely rude in the way the food was delivered and when the plates were picked up. He also put the bread in front of my husband instead of putting in in the middle of the table. A shame because the food was good.

OT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & atmosphere!

T
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh pasta, great portions, nice selection of food and wine. Staff was top notch from the second we walked in the door. We will definitely be back

OT
Washington DC
243 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta, fish and steak. A truly wonderful meal with the usual top-notch service. Grazie!

JE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every Italian restaurant pales in comparison. We eat here maybe 4-5 times a year but the fact that they remember us, remember our wine, anticipate our orders means a lot. Beyond the service the food is by far the most outstanding representation of Italian cooking in DC. We've never had a bad meal here. It is always fantastic and anytime the truffles are in season go ahead and splurge - they are absolutely sublime.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Perfect food and frIendliest staff & manager

J
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant for a special occasion with great food and service

S
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were pleased the hostess responded and changed our table. The bread and lobster with linguine was outstanding. Wine pour was so-so. Ambiance is like an Italian grotto and very cozy and atmospheric. Many waiters to assist. We've recommended Al Tiramisu in the past and will come again.

p
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant from start to finish.

M
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I eat here often. Clearly something went wrong. The quality was absolutely missing. Sent my first meal back.... I have never done that before! Anywhere. The second choice was also below par.
Sad. This place is convenient and has always been so reliable.

JP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Washington. Excellent food and ambiance. Luigi is an artist and Najia is sunshine.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful!!

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TG
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in and being greeted with “buona sera” we knew we were in the right place. We sat down and were greeted by Chef Luigi. After speaking to him and wanting the full experience we handed over our palate to him and let him work his magic. Each course was incredible and we left delightfully full. I highly recommend Al Tiramisu and we will be frequenting Chef Luigi when we are in town. Thank you Chef

D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian Restaurant in DC. Luigi and the staff are wonderful. Great food in cozy setting that reminds me of a small ristorante in Italy. Pasta dishes and fresh grilled fish are superb.

S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply this is the best restaurant in DC. They offer simple food perfectly done, which is extremely difficult. Most restaurants fancy themselves to be "creative" or "new," but 99 out of 100 simply provide you experimental junks. Being Japanese, I appreciate Tiramisu's approach of reduction like visiting a beautiful zen temple.

A
Washington DC
213 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the gnocchi, which were excellent. I got them with the veal ragu rather than the cheese sauce. My wife had the polpette, which she said were only fair. We shared the salad of the day, and had glasses of a red wine recommended by the waiter. It was good, but not quite great. It was a pleasant meal on a quiet Sunday night.

W
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best restaurants in Washington!

E
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant. It’s a gem near DuPont circle. It does get noisy so go early.

D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointed. Wait staff was nice but somewhat robotic and lacked ability to engage customers. They were focused on running through talking points on specials. Also, I ordered the gnocchi and it was not good. The dish was drowning in a light cheesy-like sauce. It looked and tasted like a heavy Mac and Cheese. That’s not the way gnocchi should be prepared. My guest ordered ravioli for a main course and although good, very small portion. For a place that’s been around for quite some time, very disappointing. Sad. We were looking forward to a really nice meal.

MD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

As an Italian, spoiled by my grandmother's cooking growing up, I think the pasta at Al Tiramisu' is made well. I have been several times now, and would recommend it to anyone. The only thing that surprised me on my last visit is that one of the dishes was significantly smaller compared to the others. The ravioli were delicious, but 6 rather small pieces of pasta aren't exactly filling, and also probably not worth $25.

Aside from this minor issue, I like this restaurant and think they make good pasta.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!!

s
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

L
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gnocchi, branzino, clams linguine & pasta ragu. Empty plates by all.

KU
New England
66 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, but not spectacular. Appetizer scamorze was tasty, pasta with fungi and wild boar stew also good, just not mind-blowing. Service was average. Because the restaurant is small tables are placed quite close and we had the unfortunate experience of being seated too close to a couple whose conversation was piercing.

MS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, quiet and intimate. You will love this place.

a
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great place produces a great dining experience

R
London
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Great food, knowledgeable and attentive wait staff.

BH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about it. It’s tucked away in a space I’ve walked by before and never noticed it. Spectacular service, delicious food.

KS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al Tiramisu is THE BEST Italian in Washington, DC. I'm still dreaming about the lobster fettuccini.

H
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and flavorful Italian food. Very carefully prepared pasta and gnocchi, all homemade. Reasonable wines

D
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service.

BH
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I always love going to AL Tiramisu. The food and the service is outstanding.

RB
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love the food there. Last night I had sweet potato gnocchi with pecans. It was heavenly.

DT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We are neighbors and comparative regulars at Al Tiramisu and looked forward to taking friends visiting from New York there for dinner. Al Tiramisu's two biggest draws are its food, which is consistently excellent, and the wait staff, which is personable, attentive, and usually charming. To our surprise and disappointment this time, the service was slow, inaccurate (two wrong orders for four people), and slap-dash. The bussing staff was rough and disinterested, shoving plates at us and reaching across the table repeatedly when it wasn't even necessary. We hope it was just a really off night, but it was a bad enough experience that we won't be going back to Al Tiramisu soon.

L
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is hard to find a top Italian in DC comparable to a fine New York City one. al Tiramisu accomplishes it. From the hostess with her warm welcome, to the helpful and knowledgeable waiter and staff, the environment pleased in every way If it was a little less expensive, I would come here often.

AH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Good good, but rude staff. They made us feel unwelcome , removing plates before we finished eating, and got annoyed when we didn´t want appetizer. The restaurant was very noisy.

PG
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exhausted after a transcontinental flight, I enjoyed a 6:30 dinner surrounded by attentive staff and a charming manager. What more could a person want! The food was delicious and not too salty. The white truffle was fresh and the aroma enticed me to eat every morsel.

EW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was welcoming and we loved it all. Great suggestion for wine even when we didn’t want the most expensive wine.

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