La Tomate

4.6
912 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 912 people are saying
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vipAlissaD
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
521 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
41 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
50 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
2 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.

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BetB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outside seating was lovely with very good service.

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KentonK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Usual high quality. We chose to dine outside because my guest was bribing his dog. Weather turned out to be unpleasantly windy, but didn't really detract from the experience.

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had no problems. Waiter was nice and food was good and drinks was good.

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JustinM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Such good food and service. Not huge portions that many americans seem to expect but more than ample. We will come back.

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JustinG
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and caring staff! Thanks for a lovely night.

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Ingoc
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a truly inspired meal. Every aspect of the food was just outstanding. I read about complaints on the service -- and having been disappointed at other places recently, I don't agree. They had good service, and knowing how hard it is to get good wait staff, not the case at La Tomate. We will return

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vipSusanM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, including home made ravioli, grilled branzino and gelato for dessert. The patio setting is charming and so nice that it is on the quiet side, fronting on 20th street instead of on Connecticut Ave. The service was superb.

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vipCarol
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere, the food and the service

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vipres2raunter
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent.

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
522 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great start to weekend. Negroni is prepared perfectly! A Must. Started with mixed salads and dinner was outstanding salmon and pasta bolognese ! Great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I went here on a date night with my partner. We already had tickets for a movie after dinner and it took about an hour between ordering and getting our entrees. But for this delay, I would have given 5 stars.

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Historyteacher
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Eating outside at Le Tomate whilst safest in these uncertain times, wasn't the best choice on my part as the outside dining area is surrounded by very busy downtown D.C. traffic. Very difficult to hear one another (3 of us) without raising our voices. If I'm feeling braver, next time I come, I'll sit inside.

The food from the Prosciutto bar meats and cheeses for antipasti, to the ravioli were all delicious. Perfectly seasoned so you can taste all the ingredients. The apple crostata dessert was marred by a stale-tasting crust that was soggy. Otherwise a good meal.

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vipLisaM
Phoenix
95 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific evening. Food was wonderful. Service and ambience great. Lovely evening out on the patio.

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vipLawrenceC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood pasta! The outdoor seating was perfect on aan early Fall day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They brought us a free tiramisu for a friends birthday! great service, better food, la tomate is for you.

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vipKateM
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine, service and atmosphere! Lives up to its reputation. Gluten free friendly was a big plus for me! I’d definitely come back here again.

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SamanthaP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for a quick drink and light dinner with a friend for the night. Very quick service, probably the best caesar salad I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to go back and try the other dishes.

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 912 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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