Al Tiramisu

4.8
801 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Al Tiramisu is a cozy friendly neighborhood restaurant. Chef Luigi Diotaiuti has been serving authentic Italian cuisine in Dupont Circle since 1996. Sourcing the best ingredients available to produce the most authentic Italian fare possible.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 801 people are saying
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4.8
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food and service and ambience were fine (although the white fish at $35 was rather bland and tasteless) until the bill came. I noticed that I was overcharged, just by a dollar, for a grappa, but mentioned this to the waiter. He came and replied in a way that I didn't quite understand but didn't change the bill. (Okay, I'm a hardass to notice a tiny overcharge, but I'm also a guy who tells waiters when I've undercharged, which does happen from time to time). So to check my memory, I asked to see the menu and confirmed that I had indeed been overcharged. At which point the owner came an slammed down a dollar on the table with the attitude of "okay, take your lousy dollar, your cheapskate". So I in turn was greatly put off by this attitude and won't return and will recommend others to avoid a place where the is such an off-putting attitude.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant on DC. Not even close

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GelaneW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tiramisu quite on point!

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CandaceK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta with lobster sauce is phenominal, as is the risotto with lobster. Al Tiramisu is an underappreciated gem.

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vipJeffH
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, a neighborhood gem and thank you for telling us about Father’s Day in Italy!

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vipSharonB
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our special anniversary place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Al Tiramisu for over a decade now, it’s my favorite restaurant- I’ve never had something for didn’t like here. The service is impeccable and the attention to detail in preparation and presentation are unparalleled. This restaurant is higher in price than many others, but well worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Very disappointed as there was no vegetarian options at all which was very odd
And extremely noisy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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THdude
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was only in DC for one night, so glad our dinner was superb. This place was amazing!

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viphappymom
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience at Al Tiramisu was fabulous. The food, the people and the ambience was perfect. Chef Luigi was a delight! We will be back!

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CandaceK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black truffles were delectable! Spaghetti with clams tasted like they had just been plucked from the sea. A wonderful resaturant if you are looking for a memorable meal.

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GageH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal Italian restaurant. The food is made with talent, excellence, and love. The staff are genuine and will do anything to make sure your time with them is amazing. Its a must to go!

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ShariffM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Italian restaurant I’ve ate at in the DMV.

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Valerie
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was AMAZING!!! From apps to dessert it was top level!!!

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KhaleedB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything. Food, service, ambience, location...it was a great Valentines Day dinner.

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CandaceK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luigi's food is wonderful. The restaurant is welcoming and extremely enjoyable. Patrons feel appreciated and special.

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Razan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, everything was excellent. Highly recommend this gem in the heart of DC!

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HannahJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food, cozy atmosphere, the service is excellent (no one rushes you out the door)

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vipMarkB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wanted a truly special dinner before DC restaurants close for indoor dining next week. My wife and I really enjoyed the meal. We both had the lobster linguine. We were very impressed that the lobster was cooked to perfection.

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AdamC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and Luigi is a wonderful host!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place, literally one of the biggest hidden gems in DC! The staff are amazing, the food is delectable just everything. I can’t stress enough on how amazing this restaurant is.

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vipWill
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience - love coming back!!!

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vipcaptexpress
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service....personal attention from the chef and everyone else. Love this place!

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vipMilano
Washington DC
311 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We are usually quite pleased, but this was a lackluster experience.
We will be back and try again at some point

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vipOmnivore
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Al Tiramisu is our favorite special-occasion restaurant, because the food is delicious and the service excellent. On Friday, we brought another couple to the restaurant for the first time. One person ordered a whole fish, the other two ordered pasta dishes, and I ordered the grilled octopus. Everyone was happy except me. My octopus was chewy, chewy, chewy--to the point where I had to swallow a few bites whole to avoid fishing them out of my mouth. I know that cooking octopus isn't a snap--I've never even attempted the feat--but the texture of this dish just wasn't right. Everything else about the evening was just perfect, though, and Al Tiramisu will remain our favorite restaurant. I just won't order the octopus!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al Tiramisu is one of our favorite restaurants in DC - Another great dining experience for my wife’s birthday. Outstanding service and food.

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vipFrancescaE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Italian dishes, perfectly executed, fresh and just varied enough that you can always find one to match your mood.

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vipLocalMcLean
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The setting was perfect and our waiter was fantastic. Food and drinks were great. We had a wonderful time.

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vipRC44
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impromptu Sunday night dinner. Fresh and delicious ingredients. Sunday meatballs are unbeatable. Prompt and friendly service. Always have fresh seafood entrees too! Hands down favorite place for a nice meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Fettuccine was delicious, as was the tiramisu. Duck and ossobucco were also excellent. Service was very prompt.

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Karen
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in early before the opera. It was our first visit. The risotto with truffles nearly had me in tears. The wine was excellent, fish splendid, service impeccable. We want to go back when we have more time to linger.

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Emsepower
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Bus waiters were extremely rude and pushy. Kept pressuring us to finish our plates. They were very loud and uncareful when taking plates from the table.

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vipElisaA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I believe the amount of side dishes provided is too low. It’s not the first time that I point on this issue

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vipLisaB
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was quaint. The service and food exquisite. Really enjoyed our experience there. Was in town visiting and would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Good food. Parking was hard to find.

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vipLaurenceCarbonetti
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful. I get a kick out of some of the reviews that have compained about rude service. This is astonishing. I have eaten here more than 1000 times in the past 12 years, and i have never witnessed anything but grace and ease within the wait staff. Of course, the food is consistently outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great fancy experience which trumps the above average food.

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vipBAM0913
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1st time dining experience at Al Tiramisu was exquisite. It exceeded our expectations. I can't recall the young man waiter we had but he was fabulous, knew all about the menu items, was personable and witty too. We ordered variations of the Risotto specials as entrees and they were phenomenal. Hand shaved truffles on our entrées! Chocolate martini's wonderful. Appetizers to dessert all delicious. I already recommended this restaurant to many of my Northern, VA friends. Can't wait to go back! Thank you for a memorable dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
267 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, classic Italian food with excellent service and fun staff. Only minor issue is that I wish they had more mid-range wine choices - the prices jump to multiple hundreds quickly. But still a favorite overall. Thank you.

FAQs

Al Tiramisu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 467-4466.

Al Tiramisu is rated 4.8 stars by 801 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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