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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.
Washington, DC 20036
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
$10 Valet parking available at dinner every day.
Metro stop: Dupont Circle, on the Red Line.
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact for information.
Private Party Contact:
Manager: (202) 467-4466
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wine
Al Tiramisu Ratings and Reviews
Best Italian in the city. Have tried them all and this restaurant does not get full recognition it deserves. Pastas amazing and both fish and meats outstanding. Service by Benjamino was excellent and Chef Luigi couldn’t have been more gracious. Happy New Year.
We traveled to Washington for the arts and theater; we will return to visit Al Tiramisu. Oh, my, what can be said; for us a meal is based on food, wine and service. Missing any one can end a meal, Al Tiramisu excelled at all. We love Italian food and here it was outstanding. We visited three times on our trip, one evening we mentioned a food we love that wasn't on the menu. The next evening as we started our dinners, a small portion was brought out for us to enjoy with our meals, and it was outstanding. We come from New England so for us seafood (fish) is something to have fresh, normally at a seafood restaurant. Al Tiramisu just set a new standard; one evening we both had the fresh sole. It was as good as the fresh Dover sole in England fresh from the boat. The wines that were suggested to pair with the food were all perfect, including a couple of new wines for us. They are not only knowledgeable of their wines, but have the selection to match your needs (and price). Service was exactly as we like it; professional but relaxed, everyone worked as a team so we had the opportunity to meet much of the staff and they were all wonderful. I must say that when we ordered a special as a primi which was perfect homemade pasta with a little oil and reggiano, then so perfectly enhanced with fresh truffles, we were surprised when the chef (Luigi Diotaiuti) came to our table to discuss the food and wine and personally add the truffles. When we travel we normally don't return to a restaurant on the same trip so that we can try new places and then choose the best. Three of our four nights were spent enjoying Al Tiramisu and we will return to Washington to dine with them, and then plan the rest of the trip. We would like to thank the concierge Leire of our hotel (lovely heritage hotel across from the White House), who recommended this gem. Wonderful, lovely, a perfect way to spend an evening. Bill and Julie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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