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La Tomate, Washington, DC

La Tomate

4.7
4.7
1072 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.

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.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 27 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Bistro, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 667-5505

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Domenico Apollaro

  • Catering

    A perfect solution for your catering needs, La Tomate a wide variety of catering solutions, from pastas, to entrees and salads, as well as individual or mixed platters from our Prosciutto Bar: select imported and domestic cured meats. Vegetarian options including fresh and creamy buffalo mozzarella, are also available.<br /><br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    La Tomate is the perfect space for intimate group functions (in accordance with current CDC guidelines) such as birthdays, showers, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and retirement parties. Customized or set menus are available. Our dedicated staff are ready to provide our guests quality service and excellent food.

  • Private party contact

    Catering Director: (855) 617-1197

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Cross street

    R

  • Parking details

    Laz Parking<br /><br>2001 S Street NW<br /><br>Washington DC, 20009<br /><br>(Between Connecticut Ave. & 20th St.) <br /><br>Hours: Weekdays after 5pm, Saturdays & Sunday is closed (However we offer a six dollar credit to park at a garage of your choice)

  • Public transit

    Red Line, Dupont Circle

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,072 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    Italian

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  1. AS

    AnnmarieS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We visit La Tomate every time we come to DC. We love the small restaurant atmosphere, the great wines and meats and cheeses. The location works well.
  2. KJ

    KevinJ

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent local gem in Dupont Circle. Incredible food and service. Very homey atmosphere delicious traditional Italian cuisine. Parking is a little difficult on the street.
  3. M

    Michael

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Tomate never fails to impress. It's always exactly what I'm looking for.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there to celebrate a special occasion and from the moment we arrived were treated beautifully. Great food. Great service. Can’t wait to go back
  5. SA

    SarahA

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had made a reservation for lunch but discovered that La Tomate was also doing an all-day prix fixe 7-course brunch. I'm SO glad we all decided to do that. While each of us had specific preferences, we ALL agreed that the petite filet mignon with a quail egg was by far and away the best item on the menu. What a find this place is.
  6. GD

    GaDa

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good but if you are expecting authentic Italian food you might be slightly disappointed.
  7. MM

    MariaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always enjoyable! Nice ambience, professional service and delicious food. Most of all is the warm welcoming!
  8. RO

    RobO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The restaurant was really nice, with great personality, and pretty quiet--which was great for conversations. The food was very good. The service was too good in that we had two people who were serving us, but not coordinating in their service (room for improvement there). I would go back again.
  9. AG

    AGordon

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Tomate made me feel so welcome. The food was delicious. I loved the ambiance and the friendly service. I look forward to returning!
  10. AK

    AaronK

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Struggling with this one. Mixed drinks were fantastic. Food was above average. Wine menu so so. Glass pours were listed by type not producer, (listed “Super Tuscan” or “USA Pinot Noir”) only way to know what you are getting is to ask. Decor reminded me of an Italian grandmother’s house. Service was phenomenal. Clientele mostly 60+. Would go back for casual dinner, not date night.
  11. I

    Impresario

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My friends always enjoy the endless Sunday brunch option at this restaurant. Tasty food, excellent service, lovely ambience, and a good value. Highly recommended.
  12. CH

    CynthiaH

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food. I had the avocado toast (they have a fancier name for it). The bread basically melted in your mouth. My sister had the ravioli and my friend had the eggs benedict. They had nothing but great things to say. Highly recommend.
  13. SK

    SteveK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Small portions Overpriced
  14. d

    danindc

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Tomate is consistently great for dinner. Service was just right. You won't be disappointed.
  15. JL

    JenL

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  16. H

    Henny

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food drinks and service and not too too expensive
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and friendly service. Great option for lunch or dinner
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    quality is down bad
  19. GW

    GaleW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Inside and out (fall colors were seen and enjoyed) ambiance was perfect for a midday meal! Four in our party and two enjoyed lunch and two enjoyed breakfast entrees - all delicious! Will be there again with out of town visitors or just my husband and me. Thank you.
  20. MG

    MattG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish is a knockout! The cacio e pepe is my favorite.
  21. L

    Lynn

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch at La Tomate - great food, lovely service, lovely ambiance. We'd highly recommend!
  22. C

    Chief

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, fine service, a wide range of selections on the menu and a great bartender. Highly recommended to either a business lunch or a private dinner.
  23. a

    artwire

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant, as always
  24. c

    clevelandparkguru

    Washington DC

    557 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    557 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Started with excellent red wine and shrimp app. Main dishes rigatoni bolognese! Excellent flavors. Staff, service and especially food are always wonderful.
  25. H

    Highland80211

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Food was good. The service was surely.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Written by my 10 year-old daughter: This restaurant that I went to last night was the best! The spaghetti that I had was Amazing! You could tell it was homemade with a lot of love. And they gave you BLANKETS. On top of that, the setting was gorgeous! There were statues everywhere and the lighting and plants were so well thought out! It looked like a movie scene. And inside was the same. You’ll find that a lot of clocks with the wrong time are stationed on your way to the bathrooms. Overall, this restaurant couldn’t have been better.
  27. D

    Desigirl

    Washington DC

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Enjoyable evening!
  28. c

    calder

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pleasant lunch at outdoor tables on a gorgeous day. Cooking is solid and service excellent.
  29. AK

    AlexK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We have been coming to Le Tomate for many years. We love the food.
  30. BD

    BrianDC

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food is good, and reliably so, to the the point that this used to be our neighborhood good-to. The pasta is especially good, and homemade. However, menu prices have increased up to 50% recently, and it just isn’t worth it.
  31. TM

    TwinMomBaltinDC

    Baltimore

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service from start to finish; from the host to the wait staff. My guest loves this place and the waiter knew his order by heart. It's a lovely place for lunch and my food was good. I had the soup. We were not rushed. It is a bit pricey but will def. go again.
  32. NR

    NRM26

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic pasta, fast service, delicious dessert, nice ambiance, and reasonable prices - looking forward to going again soon!
  33. a

    artwire

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant, as always. One of our favorite spots for a leisurely catch up. Good food, nice service, pleasant atmosphere.
  34. b

    betarace

    Washington DC

    82 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Been going since the beginning, it was just OK this time. Wasnt "wowed" like in prior visits. Covid is over, please up the game!
  35. MB

    MBear

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food always. Fantastic and favorite neighborhood spot for us. Always high recommend!
  36. MA

    MAKT

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful branzino dish with green beans and truffle mayo . My friend had the bolognese sauce with cascarrece and loved it! Service was excellent!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything at La Tomate!!! Had the special last night, monk fish, and it was so delicious. The atmosphere is always really relaxing and lovely. We were so happy to sit at our favorite table,inside where it’s cool, but right near the window looking out at the beautiful patio with red umbrellas. Everyone on the street seems to stop and touch the very interesting, fury looking, cactus plant on the patio. Can’t wait to go back to La Tomate where everyone is so very sweet.
  38. J

    Jerome

    New York Area

    162 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place is great. Started with Caesar and Polpo octopus. Entrees were Spaghetti Astice with lobster and Ragu Bolognese. All the food was AMAZING. Some Titos and Menabrea Ambrata added to the evening. There is a reason why this place has been in business for 36 years. All around outstanding. Can't wait to go back. Thank you
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wait staff was kind, accommodating, knowledgeable, and helped create a great atmosphere for me and my date.
  40. FB

    FirsttheBread

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My brother and sister-in-law were in town for a rare visit, and I knew that after Washington sightseeing La Tomate would provide a comfortable spot for a great meal and the chance to talk about the day. We were not dissappointed: we never are at La Tomate!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

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 4.7 stars by 1072 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for La Tomate

1701 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    R

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Bistro, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Laz Parking<br /><br>2001 S Street NW<br /><br>Washington DC, 20009<br /><br>(Between Connecticut Ave. & 20th St.) <br /><br>Hours: Weekdays after 5pm, Saturdays & Sunday is closed (However we offer a six dollar credit to park at a garage of your choice)

  • Public transit

    Red Line, Dupont Circle

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Domenico Apollaro

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 667-5505

  • Catering

    A perfect solution for your catering needs, La Tomate a wide variety of catering solutions, from pastas, to entrees and salads, as well as individual or mixed platters from our Prosciutto Bar: select imported and domestic cured meats. Vegetarian options including fresh and creamy buffalo mozzarella, are also available.<br /><br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    La Tomate is the perfect space for intimate group functions (in accordance with current CDC guidelines) such as birthdays, showers, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and retirement parties. Customized or set menus are available. Our dedicated staff are ready to provide our guests quality service and excellent food.

  • Private party contact

    Catering Director: (855) 617-1197

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