La Tomate

4.6
888 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 888 people are saying
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BetsyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outside seating was lovely with very good service.

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KentonK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
38 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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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
24 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
94 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
21 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
2 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner

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mike
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently reliable food, service and value.

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Boyd
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. Loved it and we will definitely be back!

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CAMILAS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The menu is very limited for an Italian Restaurant.
The servers are super polite.

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KayT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor seating. Good food. Very nice staff.

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Christian
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome Ragú...desserts are delicious. 100% recommended for family or business meals.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu. Quality of food. Beautiful presentation. Perfect service.

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Thanks
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit back to this favorite spot after the pandemic. They were splendid and the experience was flawless. I'll be back!

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Nancy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely stellar - gourmet highest praise - delicious and beautifully presented!

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CharleneP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We really enjoyed this evening. Food was elaborated.

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vipJean
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Pasta I ordered was in a grainy watery sauce. The waiter was pleasant but never checked in. Disappointing because I like the restaurant. Food quality is spotty. Great the prior time I was there whereas disappointing on this occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The host was rude. The server checked on everyone repeatedly but us (yes we were the only black couple there) 100% not worth it. Food was okay. Should’ve went to RPM

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vipNonamereviewer
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was nice to visit an old favorite and find that it is pretty much the same.

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
515 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner with some friends. Salads and burrata were great and at to start dinner as guests were arriving. Very nice Chianti as well. Dinner was Salmon, pork and pasta neri dishes. All good as well as service and staff!

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vipDCfoodfan
Washington DC
164 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed a very nice afternoon lunch on the patio. The lunch menu is simple, but offers good options. The gazpacho soup was delicious, as was the ravioli and mozzarella and pesto salad. The iced coffee was also very good. We never felt rushed or ignored. Great service and lovely outdoor space.

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jlp306
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, ambiance, and food was all above and beyond excellent at Tomate! We enjoyed our entire experience.

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vipVBW1
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed the setting outside. The delivery from the kitchen of food was slow, my mom filled up on bread and almost lost her appetite for the ravioli she had ordered. Nice wait staff.

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vipEliza
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service and food! The complementary prosecco was such a clever touch. I do think it would be really well received if gluten free pasta were offered :)

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DavidW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent experience. We'll return, maybe for lunch next time, since dinner, though outstanding, is a bit pricey - not crazy pricey - but too much for us to be regulars. Good place for special dinners.

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StephenF
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal with my son and daughter-in-law. Very attentive service, excellent food and wine. We'll be back for sure next time in DC!

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artwire
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch out on the patio. The waiter was very friendly and accommodating, the grilled salmon was delicious, and it was a very pleasant way to spend the afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table of three ordered the Buono Buono Brunch and it was fantastic. The many courses included homemade chips with a roasted eggplant spread, a fantastic frittata, chicken Milanese topped with a poached egg, perfectly cooked steak, and baked rigatoni. The dessert of Italian ricotta cheesecake topped with raspberry gelato was superb. Our server, Juan, cheerfully guided us through the courses. He was very attentive and helpful, offering us seconds of the courses we fancied. An excellent experience overall. We highly recommend La Tomate for brunch or dinner!

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
515 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wines and Italian meats to start as we relaxed before dinner. Dinner was pasta dishes with meats sauces! Perfect. Everyone enjoyed. Staff and service always wonderful.

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Ashlee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

the host station and greeting was very awkward. they asked who I was and I said my party's reservation info and then they just stood there like they didn't hear me. thne the manager(?) came over to me in kind of a rude way to ask who I was. very weird. everything else was excellent. would recommend to a friend for a lovely meal. the outside setup was well done. they kept us fairly comfortable even though it was an scorching hot day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The pasta was delicious and everyone enjoyed their food. The charcuterie board was equally as delicious, but they only have you three tiny little pieces

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 888 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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