La Tomate

4.6
823 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Since 1987, La Tomate has been Dupont Circle's neighborhood bistro, featuring affordable regional Italian cuisine in a warm ambiance.

A window-clad bar and dining room offer charming avenue views onto Connecticut avenue . Enjoy an extended season of “al fresco” dining on our lush outdoor patio.

La Tomate proudly inaugurated La Tomate Caffè adjacent to its current Bistro in which serves up brioche and homemade sweets, espresso, coffee drinks , traditional breakfast as well as artisanal-cut domestic and Italian charcuterie and panini.

We are committed to providing quality service and excellent food in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We invite you to join us for breakfast a casual lunch, happy hour, dinner, weekend brunch or group events.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 823 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.7
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPomegranad
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As if grandma had cooked for us today! Delicious!

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MaddieK
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute place with a nice patio and lots of indoor seating in little nooks so it doesn't feel crowded. The salmon was very good; will be back to try their pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was very good. The outdoor patio was wonderful on a gorgeous evening. The service could not have been worse.

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georgem
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Came back after a long stay away feom DC and found it better than before!

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vipNeighbor
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy neighborhood place for fresh pasta. Interesting and relatively varied menu. Nice presentation and good service. Misses the mark on a few basic things, like Caesar salad. Wine menu could be better, especially by the glass. That said, it has a lovely outdoor space and more than meets neighbors desires for good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Got a table in an uncomfortable part of the restaurant. The waiter made the best of the lousy location & experience. Food was excellent.

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viphiphop
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Tomate is a wonderful place to dine! I had their Caesar Salad with salmon, and it was excellent. The salmon was perfectly grilled. We ate outdoors and while the day was a warm one, the area was covered and had fans. We were very comfortable. I would highly recommend La Tomate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite spots in DC, great food, atmosphere. I bring here all my out of town guests.

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AngeloXX68
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, pleasant and kind service the owner a very classy woman, I was lucky enough to meet the cook, brilliant and very friendly person, certainly a place to recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants!

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vipMonicaC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food at La Tomate is wonderful, but overpriced. The service was slow and the manager/owner was rude and unkind to her waitstaff.

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DioneC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing meal, very good food! Two in our party had the Pasta A Nero, which I would highly recommend. Attentive service, staff made you feel special without it being overkill.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing we will def be back again. The food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with ubniwue options and lovely ambiance

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Diner1
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had the beef & the risotto, salmon starter. Would recommend, nice to sit outside, cool place.

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vippatricias
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had the mozzarella and prosciutto plates. Very generous portions! Excellent gelato, would prefer bread without garlic snd oil.

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Alex
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice light food outside dining friendly prompt service.

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AnneGleaves
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Tomate is a great favorite. The food is delicious the service attentive but laid back 9no rush, no planting the check at the table as soon as dessert is delivered), the location excellent, and outside seating comfortable and not right on a noisy street.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow and the food was average.

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vipBailey
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! The cacio e pepe was the best I've had in DC. The pasta was fresh, the service was wonderful. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

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JakeM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and affordable 7-course brunch special. Our waiter was fantastic and attentive. Love the outdoor seating. Would go back again!

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
503 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took friends for their first visit. Everyone enjoyed La Tomate. All of us had cocktails and salads to start. Dinner was pasta Nero, beef and pork dishes were outstanding. Great time catching up and nice to see a full house under the good covid rules that are slowly loosing.

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vipSteveP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother's Day meal. Food was excellent. Outdoor seating was great. Service was very attentive.

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
503 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see a full restaurant, or at least getting back to normal. Great COVID protocols and everyone have a good time. Cocktails, salad and salmon were perfect way to start the evening. Rigatoni and Pasta Nero were the dishes. Staff was very nice and everything was nice !

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vipMeredithD
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday dinner for my friend and I who share the same birthday! I had delicious saffron risotto and we were gifted tiramisu for dessert! Great ambiance on the patio where we sat!

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vipCarol
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this local gem. I enjoy the food, the ambience and the atmosphere.

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vipAndreagpn
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner. La Tomate has totally upped their game. Plan on going back soon.

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artwire
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant afternoon meal (late lunch) , tasty meal, genial waiter, potent negroni. We were having a catch up after a year, so didn’t mind the really slow pace — in fact very much appreciated not being rushed- but most of the other customers seemed to be having “brunch” so they were in all you can eat/drink mode that kept the staff busy. If you’re hungry or in a hurry and are there on a lazy afternoon, you probably should mention it. We weren’t, so didn’t, and we were happy to wait an hour for our food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic quality and selection for appetizers, main course and desert. Wine was delicious as well. Service was top notch

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
503 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a visiting friend to La Tomate and we had a great time. Good time relaxing over some beer and wine. We started with salads and each later have calabrese pasta which was perfect. Great flavors! Staff and service always helpful.

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NancyG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met two friends there for our first ever restaurant visit in a long time. The food was delicious, the three course lunch menu was such an amazing deal, the service was superb and the decor nothing short of charming. We had such a good time and made it just in the nick of time for our visit to the Phillips practically across the street. We will be back!

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vipCarolAnn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy. The only thing that could be improved ... the bread. I'll be back!
Carol Ann

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AdamsMoorhen
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

La Tomate is the best! The porch was comfortable, and it's almost free-air season!

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LovesItalian
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch!
Love the prosciutto and cheese boards. Melt in your mouth good with delicious bread and olive oil.
The ravioli was outstanding.
This will continue to be a favorite!

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ZR45
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative food options. There isn't fried calamari but rather a mixed fried/non-fried calamari dish with capers and other vegetables and broth-based. It was tasty! The menu is a bit away from the norm of Italian food, and it's good!

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vipDeeDeeB
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise- a true gem! We will return again and again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Staff was very attentive and helpful. Food was delicious. Everything you could want from an Italian bistro!

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
503 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled Octopus was an excellent starter as well as the Burrata. Excellent cocktails and a relaxing start to dinner. Cacio e Pepe and Pasta Nero were the main dishes. Prepared and served perfectly. Staff and service always great.

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vipAmanda
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food we ordered was fantastic and not rushed. COVID protocols in place both inside and out, and the staff was phenomenal!

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ThomasC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As someone who loves trips to Italy, La Tomate makes me feel like I am in Italy.

FAQs

La Tomate does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. La Tomate also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 667-5505.

La Tomate is rated 4.6 stars by 823 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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