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About Al Tiramisu

Al Tiramisu is a cozy friendly neighborhood restaurant. Chef Luigi Diotaiuti has been serving authentic Italian cuisine in Dupont Circle since 1996.

2014 P Street
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thu: 12:00PM to 2:00PM and 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Fri: 12:00 to 2:00PM and 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Sat: 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Sun: 5:00PM to 10:00PM

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 467-4466

Website:
http://www.altiramisu.com/

Parking Details:
$10 Valet parking available at dinner every day.

Public Transit:
Metro stop: Dupont Circle, on the Red Line.

Executive Chef:
Luigi Diotaiuti

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact for information.

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (202) 467-4466

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wine

Al Tiramisu Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Cozy (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
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Special Occasion (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Authentic (16)
Romantic (14)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a lovely dinner at Al Tiramisu. All of the staff were incredibly accommodating and exceedingly professional and knowledgeable. The food was excellent, flavorful, and memorable. Pasta dishes can be done in half portions, so we got two half portions and one full entrée dish to share and experience as many things as we could. Overall excellent experience.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

We were so impressed with the service and the outstanding food we were served tonight. The starter was a plate with 5 different tastings from the menu and the duck was the best I’ve ever had. My wife had the Risotto and I had a Ravioli plate that was perfect. Definitely seemed to be a local hideaway and we highly recommend. Can’t wait to return for another meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Superb food and solicitous service. One of our favorite places for a special occasion.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Simply the best restaurant in town. It offers authentic food without any frills. None of those fake creativity nonsense.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Familiar with this restaurant, husband picked it for his birthday celebration. Food was excellent. The service, inattentive at best. We were not told about the specials of the evening...overheard a lengthy and delicious-sounding menu recounted to other diners...AFTER we had ordered from the rather skimpy printed menu. Had to ask for bread. Our (very expensive) wine was never poured for us...other servers or hostess ran over, seeming aghast, to help, as I repeatedly refilled our glasses. So I think the service overall is not bad. I guess our waiter figured us for poor tippers. I obliged! thanks to his behavior. Normally I tip well, but was offended by being ignored on a special-occasion event.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

A Dupont Circle gem. I've eaten here many times.The fish selection is always excellent, as is the wine list. The menu is both quite innovative and authentically Italian. My main course was charred octopus with roasted farro. Very good!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Third time here. Duck prosciutto and burrata appetizers were outstanding. Gnocchi was good, but a bit too chewy; lobster risotto was good. Chocolate mousse was disappointing. Still, my favorite dish is the pasta with mushrooms sauce- which I will order the next time.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

What a gem in the heart of DuPont Circle. We went for dinner on a Friday evening and the service and staff could not have been more kind and attentive. We had an amazing pasta with white truffles from Italy. The presentation was beautiful as they hand shaved them at our table. We enjoyed the experience so much we went back the next evening just for drinks! If you are looking for an authentic Italian mean in an intimate neighborhood setting- this is the place!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Quiet Italian restaurant, delightful contrast to the many fancy, showy Italian spots in DC. Excellent food, gracious service, cute little 1/2 flight down restaurant right off Dupont Circle. Listen to the servers, they know the menu and chef well and can guide you. John is one who is very helpful, but never had a bad server here.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Really nice overall experience; Friendly and not pretentious. Very good food and service; As with most places waiter does not give prices as he recites specials; 2 salads; 2 pastas; 3 drinks; 1 dessert was $125 before tip

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

What a wonderful place. My husband and I came here for date night. The food was amazing. The wonderful staff made us feel like part of the family, and we had such a lovely meal. Price-wise it's definitely more for special occasions, but what a wonderful night we had. This is now officially our go-to for a nice night out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great service. Very attentive. The fish (arato) was fresh and cooked perfectly but too bland for me. Brussel sprouts were very good. Tender but not mushy. Potatoes were a tad bit undercooked for my taste. Nice menu. Will definitely go back and try something different.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This was a fantastic experience! I had the pasta with white truffles special and I savored every bite. My sister -in-law had the pasta with lobster special. The guys had pasta with white clam sauce. They were all beyond delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Al Tiramisu has been one of our Washington favorites for years. The food has always been top-notch. The service is attentive. And they introduced us to their Espresso Martini, an after dinner must. Our first meal was in 2008, our most recent this past weekend, and it’s been consistent every time

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I eat here at least once whenever I am in DC for business. When my wife is able to travel with me, it is a must. You truly experience Italy in the graceful and unhurried service, the creative takes on traditional dishes, and a sense of belonging.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I love this place. Great food and great people. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to eat good Italian food

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The wild mushroom ragout and the specials of veal chop and lobster linguine were excellent! Very attentive wait staff. Nice dining ambience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very crowded and noisy. One table of six in the middle of the restaurant made conversation impossible throughout the room. Very disappointing. Hard to imagine why it was Justice Scalia's favorite!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, excellent service, and especially exquisite desserts. Would appreciate more vegetarian options. But overall wonderful find!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The lamb shank was out of this world! Of course service ALWAYS the best!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The gnocchi had the freshest most tasty tomato sauce ever. The mushroom soup was subtle and delicious. The caprese need more basil, but the tomatoes and mozzarella were excellent. And the pear poached in wine was a sweet delight to end the evening. Service was attentive and friendly, and the setting made conversation easy. Couldn't ask for much more. I almost never give 5's, but this place deserves it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

We had an absolutely amazing experience. This was not our first time eating at Al Tiramisu. Each time it is wonderful. Service was perfect and the food and atmosphere were really great. It was a totally positive experience and really a great value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

As always, Al Tiramisu was absolutely delicious.The atmosphere is warm and cozy. The menu is a wonderful assortment of delicious choices.
We

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The best Italian restaurant by far in DC. Nothing is even close second.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Fresh White Truffles!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a bottle of wine, an app, two dinners and a dessert. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Would definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. They should tell you on the menu that you can order half of Secondi items.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

This restaurant gets better each time I dine there. The wine list is extensive, fair and balanced with a wide range in varietal and price. The food is amazing. Staff is quite knowledgeable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Excellent place. Food was amazing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Outstanding across the board - manager, food, waiter and staff! A great experience! Highly recommend! Can't wait to return!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Good food, good service. Good location. Will return!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Took our Granddaughters ages 13 and 15, menu was way to diverse and unusual for them. Definentley adults only

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The pappardelle strappate su ragu di funghi was incredible!! Cute neighborhood date spot. Service was friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Absolutely superb! We had such a great time our first night we returned the next night for another elegantly prepared me. The serving team was friendly and helpful with recommendation and the food was divine. If you find yourself in Dupont Circle Al Tiramisu is a must.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Many choices for every taste/diet; excellent preparation with appropriate seasonings that produces wonderful, mostly southern Italian dishes. Very nice and affordable wine selection; it was a great place to enjoy a wonderful dinner/evening with friends. Valet parking made it very easy to come to this busy Dupont Circle location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I loved the cozy atmosphere and the staff's warmness. The food was delicious and we'll be coming back. The noise level increased once the regular dining crowds arrived, but otherwise we had a nice time. Being in a small restaurant also meant we could hear the neighboring table's conversation.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Amazingly authentic and delicious Italian food. Whenever I am in the DC area I go there for dinner, including back to back nights this past weekend (Friday and Saturday).

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I hate to tell everyone just how good this restaurant is. I am so sad I did not know about it before. Third time there and I highly recommend it. The food is sensational and the wine list expansive and well priced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The food and the service was outstanding! The food was fresh and the ambiance was relaxing. Great place for business meals at lunchtime.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

This place never disappoints. Not flashy or glitzy. Just wonderful warm service and great food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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