La Tomate

4.6
927 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 927 people are saying
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vipJamesonL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service, and ambiance. I would absolutely recommend to those visiting or looking for a new Italian restaurant!

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vipcarolgalaty
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Tomate is always a treat just for a get away and excellent food as well as for formal meetings to impress your guests, family gatherings and all special occasions. The decor is very warm, interesting, and unusual, with plenty of space between tables and lovely antiques tastefully arranged between tables. The service is upbeat and friendly. This is no spaghetti and meat ball Italian restaurant but a fine dining experience, with authentic, yet innovative Italian dishes from an outstanding, creative Italian Chef!

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HeatherH
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and so were the decorations for a special New Year’s Eve. It is a great date spot and the food was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful and the food is amazing. Our waiter was very nice. Me and my friend are gluten free, we ordered the cheese and meat tray and instead bread since they don’t have gluten free options, they prepared a nice plate of veggies for us!
The only thing I have to say is that at the end the waiter asked if we wanted dessert, we said no and asked for the check, and then he asked me if we were celebrating my birthday, I said yes and he goes “okay, I’ll bring you something” very kindly he brought a tiramisu with a little candle (looked very cute) and even though we are gluten free I had a bite because I felt bite and saved the for my husband. When the check comes… they charged me 9 dollars for the tiramisu… that I didn’t even ordered and that neither of us could eat since we are gluten free… that was just crazy, that never happened to me before and I have had complementary champagne and even cakes in other restaurants, but the funny part is that I wasn’t even expecting anything, and they charged me!!!!!!

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DCKate
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely Christmas dinner for two! Will be a sweet memory.

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Bob05
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This has been a Christmas day tradition for many years and it never disappoints. I've never had a bad meal here and will keep going back.

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vipCarol
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this neighborhood gem. The food is excellent, the service excellent, fair prices and nice atmosphere

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Foodfinder
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love dining at La Tomate! It's a neighborhood classic in Dupont Circle with a view down Connecticut Ave. Always dependable quality Italian fare with friendly and accommodating service.

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
527 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a group of friends and we relaxed with cocktails and vino while everyone was arriving. Shrimp and burrata were our starters and they were outstanding. Dinner varied from Bolognese rigatoni, pork dish, salmon dishes were our main meal. Food was outstanding and service and staff were excellent!!

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GJ9000
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was amazing, especially the wild mushroom pasta.

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vipAndrew
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always great service and food.

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vipMcLean
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was very nice lunch we had there. The receptionist was so nice and friendly. We really enjoyed our meal. We were 2 girls. We both ate lasagna but a little bit salty otherwise it was very good meal.
We loved the 3 course with $30.

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
527 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend for their first visit and dinner and drinks were outstanding. Salads were the starters and salmon for dinner as well as rigatoni bolognese were cooked perfectly!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was great the service was not as alway!

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Mahn
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very nice service. They kindly held our table even when we were late due to traffic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful people; great fish, great homemade pasta; great desserts. They also have. Lot of heated outdoor seating.

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vipSusanM
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burrata arugula salad was the best we’ve ever had. Amazing! The beef bolognese was excellent as well. Wish we had ordered the cannolis - I expect they were amazing as well.

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vipAlissaD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This quickly became a favorite for my friend and I to have dinner. This was our first brunch and it did not disappoint! Vincenzo (our server) is always amazing and hospitable. Natalina (the owner) is fantastic and invites us in to “her home” with a smile and warm greeting every time she sees us. It is clear this lovely place has a set of regulars (always a good sign) and is full of charm.

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LouiseC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

La Tomate did not disappoint. I had the best Caesar
Salad ever. My companions were also impressed with their appetizers: mixed greens for one and an arancino for another. Pasta dishes were impressive. We will be back for sure!

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vipOscar
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately, the restaurant was not enjoyable because the inside was COLD - it was a cold and freezing day outside with cold wind and inside it was barely 67 or 68 degrees. So we had to keep our coats on. The food was greasy, the waiter was obviously new and had no idea (even didn't know of they had cappuccino after our lunch - the whole thing was so so.

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AnnmarieS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at LaTomate whenever we are in DC. It is small, the food is always great and it is quiet. Great for those with hearing aids!

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MarilynW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we found this place. We were visiting from WV and were going to some of the attractions around the restaurant. It popped up in our query and was so wonderful the first time, that we've gone back this time.

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
527 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up with friends. Wonderful time sharing vino and rigatoni pasta made perfectly. One friend had the pork disk which was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the experience and the food were amazing! Authentic Italian food and great wine selection. Highly recommend!

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vip14thStreetFoodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, 5 star restaurant. Provided free dessert tiramisu for birthday and complimentary limoncello. Completely perfect proportion. Felt perfectly full after even though it may seem small at first. Service was outstanding and the patio was amazing. Definitely recommend and is one of the best restaurants I’ve been to. Ravioli was the best.

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Noname
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had consistently good food at La Tomate, but last night had one of the best dinners I have had anywhere in DC, better than several of the most highly rated restaurants in this city. Many thanks to all involved.

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MIZP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience! They gave me free refill of coffee :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great price. We really enjoyed and will be back.

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vipCarol
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Tomate is a great neighborhood restaraunt. I love the food, good wine list and lovely atmosphere.

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MarilynW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about this establishment -everything!

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foodie41
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our picks from the extensive menu and appreciated the attentive, but not overbearing service. A nice restaurant with the feel of home.

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MAKT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious—-burata/arugula salad and pasta so good. Service attentive and excellent.

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JCor
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was terrible. 3 cockroaches climbing everywhere from the floor to the wall. Food was bland and the service was terrible. Our waiter had an attitude and was visibly annoyed. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Big waist of Money!

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MayzieO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staffs were very courteous and accommodating! A pleasure! Food was great! I had the bronZino. Great location! Indoors or out. Service was excellent !

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PatM
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers and exquisite desserts. Main course was delightful. A great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Very much on the authentic Italian
side versus Italian American so quality is high

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vipCraig
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always!

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vipNina
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific, and so was the service, but did take a while to receive our main course once salads were finished. But the food was really good.

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vipRyan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Server was short and particular. Potentially they were short staffed this night. I’ve gotten larger better quality portions for less and less sass.

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 927 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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