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La Tomate, Washington, DC

La Tomate

4.6
4.6
992 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.

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Booked 12 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Lunch Promo, Three Course $30. Enjoy a Selection of Coffee Specialty Drinks, Espresso & Cappuccino Prepared by our ILLY Trained Baristas. We proudly serve local & naturally raised products whenever is possible

Antipasti

  • Zuppa del Giorno$12.00

    Soup of the day served w/ warm garlic grilled bread

    • La Tomate's Caesar$12.00

      Our much-loved version of this classic salad, creamy dressing, anchovy paste, garlic, parmesan

      • Insalata Mista$12.00

        Mixed greens, frisee salad, radicchio, fresh herbs, cherry tomato, radish, honey balsamic dressing

        Prosciutto Bar

        • Affetati

          Hand sliced imported cured meats served on a traditional charcuterie board, served w/ grilled bread, pickles & olives: Selection: Parma, 18 months - San Daniele, 24 months - La Quercia - Mortadella - Finocchiona - Coppa - Speck - Pancetta - Guanciale - Capicolla

          • Choice of 3 for$18.00
          • Choice of 5 for$30.00
        • Formaggi

          A monthly selection of special cheeses imported from Italy served w/ home-made preserves, fruits & grilled bread: Selection: Quadrello di bufala - Parmigiano - Pecorino Crotonese - La Tur - Cacciocavallo Silano - Ubriaco - Gorgonzola - Pecorino di Fossa

          • Choice of 3 for$18.00
          • Choice of 5 for$30.00

        Secondi

        • Pesto Genovese or Salsa al Pomodoro$20.00

          Genovese style pesto, pine nuts, shaved ricotta, OR Classic Marinara sauce; Choose one: homemade caserecce OR egg fettuccine OR linguine OR rigatoni

          • Ragu' Calabrese or Bolognese$24.00

            Calabrian style spicy ground pork OR beef Bolognese style ragout. Choose one: home-made caserecce OR egg fettuccine OR linguine OR rigatoni

            • Ravioli$24.00

              Home-made ravioli, stuffed with Swiss chard, ricotta & parmesan, sage, brown butter sauce

              • Pesce alla Griglia$24.00

                Your Choice of Grilled Fish: branzino, salmon, shrimp, mix green vegetables, black garlic mayonnaise

                • Pollo alla Milanese$22.00

                  Breaded chicken breast, four cheese spread, rich Mediterranean salad, Parmigiano, balsamic reduction

                  • I Freschi$20.00

                    Mozzarella, burrata or buffalo mozzarella served over arugula tossed in w/ pesto & tomato salad & Prosciutto San Daniele

                    Contorni

                    $8

                    • Veggies$8.00

                      Sautéed greens, asparagus, beans, peas

                      • Patate$8.00

                        Fried fingerling potatoes, garlic, parsley, spiced oil, gratin w/ "Quadrello di Bufala" cheese

                        • Carote$8.00

                          Pan seared heirloom carrots, mint, garlic & lemon, served w/ gorgonzola sauce

                          Dolci

                          • Tiramisu'$9.00

                            • Chocolate Mousse$9.00

                              • Panna Cotta$9.00

                                Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                What 992 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                4.6
                                4.6 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.6Food
                                • 4.4Service
                                • 4.6Ambience
                                • 4.2Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                1. MK

                                  MKGaver

                                  Philadelphia

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We will be back! A wonderful meal in beautiful setting, with warm, professional staff. We had to eat quickly because of some graduation commitments and the staff not only understood but were gracious and kind about it. Meal was lovely and we hope to be back soon to more fully enjoy another great meal and the wonderful setting.

                                2. C

                                  Carol

                                  Washington DC

                                  53 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  53 reviews

                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I love the luncheon specials. I particularly enjoy the Branzino, Caesar salad, pesto fresh linguine, and the tiramisu. Great fresh veggies. Good brunch as well. Nice atmosphere.

                                3. R

                                  Robert

                                  Washington DC

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I have loved La Tomate for years and it is even better now. Enjoy being treated graciously by a professional staff to great food.

                                4. HC

                                  HelenC

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                                  overall2food3service2ambience2

                                  The hostess (who we later found out is the owner and has been for 34 years) is the rudest person I have met. She never once smiled and treated my partner and I, and other diners, like we were an inconvenience. This set a bad tone from the start. The food was OK and the waiting staff were good, if a little novice. We had to ask for napkins and were kept waiting with empty plates in front of us. Really, the hostess should move over and let someone fresh take charge. She got involved in everything and seemed to spread her sour attitude throughout the establishment.

                                5. c

                                  constantine

                                  New York Area

                                  43 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  43 reviews

                                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  La Tomate has been a favorite for years and it seems to be getting even better. The atmosphere, as always, is warm and friendly, the food excellent, the service good. Both indoors and out, a wonderful place to dine with friends/and or family, or for an intimate meal for two.

                                6. MT

                                  MTA63

                                  Washington DC

                                  6 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                  Great terrace, nice ambiance, good food!

                                7. PV

                                  PanchoVilla

                                  Baltimore

                                  13 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  13 reviews

                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                  We have visited here several time with consistently great food. We shared the buffalo mozzarella salad, ravioli, fettuccini, and pasta al nero. All wonderful. Service was attentive as well. My only concern was the hostess was unfriendly and acted like we shouldn't be there though we had reservations.

                                8. LM

                                  LizM

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 10, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Tables outside are lovely and street noise is not bothersome. Staff, service, and food were all excellent!

                                9. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  West Palm Beach

                                  5 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent food and service. Beautiful place for dinner.

                                10. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall1food4service1ambience3

                                  Awful customer service. Hostess was very rude, the waiter was having a bad day. Food wasn’t bad. I hope they will do something about customer service and attitude. We won’t be back.

                                11. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New York Area

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                  overall4food4service3ambience5

                                  Service is a little lackluster but the interior is beautiful and the food is great.

                                12. j

                                  judy

                                  New York Area

                                  20 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  20 reviews

                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                  Good food and nice employees. But waiters here are either untrained or poorly trained. One put his thumb in my food. Another had no idea who ordered what Ladies room needs improvement. Peeling walls

                                13. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Indiana

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  My absolute favorite restaurant.

                                14. YO

                                  YoshiO

                                  Washington DC

                                  10 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  10 reviews

                                  Dined on May 3, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Thank you and thank you for your consistently good service.

                                15. MM

                                  MrMeowMeow

                                  New York Area

                                  5 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Ate with friends and had a splendid time on the patio area (a must!). Cheese board was great for a light starter. Will def be back

                                16. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Denver

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  Delicious from the bread to the dessert. Very friendly service, but was also very slow even when there were only 3 tables.

                                17. LV

                                  LauraV

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Nice place and waiters. We had salmon carpaccio and the omelette. Both were good.

                                18. SB

                                  SusanB

                                  Raleigh

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Lovely spot for any kind of gathering - romantic, with family or for business. I ate there alone and was perfectly comfortable. Delicious food and excellent service by friendly staff.

                                19. GB

                                  GemmaB

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                  overall3food5service2ambience3

                                  The food is great but let down by an undignified hustle with service. I took my parents as I love the pasta. My father is 83 and suffers from Parkinsons. He does things a bit slowly, gets flustered. At the end of the meal he left a $20 cash tip and the bill was returned with the tip percentage amount circled in pen. He was being hustled for another $5. Is it really worth humiliating a clearly frail older man for the sake of $5? Will not be going back after that.

                                20. FB

                                  FirsttheBread

                                  Washington DC

                                  8 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined on April 19, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  La Tomate has an extensive menu (as well as a reasonable wine list), although we are always happy to circle back to favorites like their cascio e pepe, branzino, and risotto. Service was spectaclular. We are always happy to go there for special occasions, as well as a reliable spot when visitors come to town. We are very happy to recommend it.

                                21. B

                                  Bianca

                                  Indiana

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 19, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I loved La Tomate. It felt like going to dinner at your Italian grandmother's house, from the décor, to the plates, to the delicious food. The service was wonderful and the food/wine incredible. I would absolutely recommend La Tomate and I will definitely be back!

                                22. AS

                                  ASMA

                                  San Francisco

                                  11 reviews

                                  vip
                                  3.0

                                  11 reviews

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                  Not a lot of options in the menu, the food is good, the service could be better, may be it was eastern sunday

                                23. MA

                                  MAKT

                                  Washington DC

                                  15 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  15 reviews

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The Easter Sunday lunch was terrific! The salad with citrus imaginative, the risotto with mushrooms and raddicho outstanding and the lamb in a red wine sauce very good. A very enjoyable holiday lunch.

                                24. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New York Area

                                  6 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent authentic Italian food. Great service.

                                25. d

                                  danindc

                                  Washington DC

                                  49 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  49 reviews

                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  A great location on Connecticut Ave. Food and service won't disappoint.

                                26. PM

                                  PatriciaM

                                  Caribbean

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Best meal and service in DC!!! We had to wait a bit because we wanted a table inside instead of outside. However, the staff more than made up for it with complimentary drinks and service. The meal was well worth the wait and we had a fantastic time with the whole family!

                                27. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Chicago

                                  21 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  21 reviews

                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We enjoyed our time and meal.

                                28. JC

                                  JennyC

                                  Wilmington

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 14, 2022

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Interesting menu. All of us enjoyed our food and wine. The waiter was attentive. There was no feeling of hurry, so we had a very relaxing meal.

                                29. J

                                  Jeff

                                  Atlanta

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on April 14, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great for lunch after the Picasso exhibition. The fish and ravioli were wonderful.

                                30. a

                                  artwire

                                  Washington DC

                                  5 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on April 12, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  As usual, a very pleasant dining experience. We had lunch on the patio — the salmon was tasty and the chocolate mousse was to die for.

                                31. SC

                                  SallyC

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                                  I love La Tomate. It's welcoming, comforting. Pasta dishes are the best.

                                32. N

                                  Nancy

                                  Washington DC

                                  7 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  So enjoyed your special Sunday brunch offering for our table of 3 and have recommended it to others!

                                33. WR

                                  WillR

                                  Washington DC

                                  69 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  69 reviews

                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We have been regular customers for years and have consistently had very good experiences. But our last meal there was above and beyond what we had previously experienced. The food was absolutely outstanding. And the service was very nice. This will keep us coming back for a long time.

                                34. J

                                  Jay23

                                  Toronto

                                  12 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  12 reviews

                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                  overall4food5service2ambience5

                                  The food is outstanding, but the day we went the waiter seemed to be in a sour mood. The owner/hostess and he looked like they really did not want customers bothering them. However, the waiter perked up after a while, and was actually civil. We had a very good time and would certainly recommend this restaurant.

                                35. c

                                  calder

                                  Washington DC

                                  12 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  12 reviews

                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Vegetarian ravioli pasta was excellent as was the small smoked salmon appetizer with microgreens. Good soup too. All good.

                                36. KP

                                  KP27

                                  Washington DC

                                  35 reviews

                                  vip
                                  3.0

                                  35 reviews

                                  Dined on April 8, 2022

                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                  Decent food, good service

                                37. A

                                  Allison

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had a wonderful time celebrating my partner's birthday here! We sat upstairs in a window so it was very quiet. We enjoyed our courses and had great service including a complimentary tiramisu for his birthday. A sweet spot in the heart of Dupont Circle!

                                38. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New England

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on April 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We enjoyed everything about this dining experience and will return repeatedly. This was truly the best dining we have had in DC. The atmosphere is casual, but elegant. The service is attentive but not intrusive. The food is fresh, uncomplicated but simply delicious as if in Italy. Loved it!

                                39. L

                                  Lucybooboo

                                  Washington DC

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The staff were very welcoming and extremely accommodating to a last minute change. We were seated in the tented outdoor area and we were the only ones in the space. The staff never forgot about us though and came very frequently to check on whether we were ready to order drinks or the meal courses. Staff were also very knowledgeable about the menu and provided superb recommendations. Food and drinks were delicious and I can't wait to come back again!

                                40. P

                                  Paul

                                  Washington DC

                                  105 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  105 reviews

                                  Dined on April 3, 2022

                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                  Brunch at La Tomate is a good deal. The food is excellent and bountiful. The one price that includes an all you care to eat provides a on-going sampling of the menu. Add a beverage package that covers alcohol or spiked coffee and all things are great. Enjoy yourself and get a reservation. Parking on weekdays is validated but not weekends so see the web site. Bathrooms are upstairs and there is no accessible way up if that is needed.

                                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 4.6 stars by 992 OpenTable diners.

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

                                Make a reservation

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                                Booked 12 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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