La Tomate

4.7
802 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 802 people are saying
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vipSteveP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother's Day meal. Food was excellent. Outdoor seating was great. Service was very attentive.

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
498 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see a full restaurant, or at least getting back to normal. Great COVID protocols and everyone have a good time. Cocktails, salad and salmon were perfect way to start the evening. Rigatoni and Pasta Nero were the dishes. Staff was very nice and everything was nice !

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vipMeredithD
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday dinner for my friend and I who share the same birthday! I had delicious saffron risotto and we were gifted tiramisu for dessert! Great ambiance on the patio where we sat!

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vipCarol
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this local gem. I enjoy the food, the ambience and the atmosphere.

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vipAndreagpn
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner. La Tomate has totally upped their game. Plan on going back soon.

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artwire
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant afternoon meal (late lunch) , tasty meal, genial waiter, potent negroni. We were having a catch up after a year, so didn’t mind the really slow pace — in fact very much appreciated not being rushed- but most of the other customers seemed to be having “brunch” so they were in all you can eat/drink mode that kept the staff busy. If you’re hungry or in a hurry and are there on a lazy afternoon, you probably should mention it. We weren’t, so didn’t, and we were happy to wait an hour for our food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic quality and selection for appetizers, main course and desert. Wine was delicious as well. Service was top notch

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
498 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a visiting friend to La Tomate and we had a great time. Good time relaxing over some beer and wine. We started with salads and each later have calabrese pasta which was perfect. Great flavors! Staff and service always helpful.

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NancyG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met two friends there for our first ever restaurant visit in a long time. The food was delicious, the three course lunch menu was such an amazing deal, the service was superb and the decor nothing short of charming. We had such a good time and made it just in the nick of time for our visit to the Phillips practically across the street. We will be back!

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vipCarolAnn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy. The only thing that could be improved ... the bread. I'll be back!
Carol Ann

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AdamsMoorhen
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

La Tomate is the best! The porch was comfortable, and it's almost free-air season!

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LovesItalian
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch!
Love the prosciutto and cheese boards. Melt in your mouth good with delicious bread and olive oil.
The ravioli was outstanding.
This will continue to be a favorite!

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ZR45
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative food options. There isn't fried calamari but rather a mixed fried/non-fried calamari dish with capers and other vegetables and broth-based. It was tasty! The menu is a bit away from the norm of Italian food, and it's good!

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vipDeeDeeB
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise- a true gem! We will return again and again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Staff was very attentive and helpful. Food was delicious. Everything you could want from an Italian bistro!

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
498 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled Octopus was an excellent starter as well as the Burrata. Excellent cocktails and a relaxing start to dinner. Cacio e Pepe and Pasta Nero were the main dishes. Prepared and served perfectly. Staff and service always great.

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vipAmanda
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food we ordered was fantastic and not rushed. COVID protocols in place both inside and out, and the staff was phenomenal!

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ThomasC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As someone who loves trips to Italy, La Tomate makes me feel like I am in Italy.

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annr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great classic Dupont Italian restaurant. Never dissappoints.

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GailG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Tomate is our family's favorite Italian restaurant. The chef is innovative and always updating the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great food, great waitstaff, great atmosphere...front of the house could use some work. And don’t advertise you’ll be offering your usual brunch menu when you won’t be. ;)

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JonC
Toledo
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Typically a great Italian Easter brunch. This year, it was average. I can get lasagna anytime. I was looking forward to unique. Waiter had too many tables.
Owner never smiled... not even at the guests.

We’ve gone here for Easter for 4 years. This will be our last.

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Scott
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipLaureng
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious! One of the best Italian spots in DC. Love the ambiance as well.

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StephenF
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Terrific food, superslow, inattentive service. We had plenty of conversation time, but were left wondering if we'd been forgotten too.

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MarthaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam the bartender is awesome! The food is phenomenal!

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
498 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends all met up and had a great time with drinks, eggplant and Italian meats as starters.
Pasta dishes were the choice s and each was outstanding!! Excellent service

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Nadia
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO GOOD AND SO UNDERATED, my roommate told me about La Tomate, and I was skeptical when walking up. It looks a little like a hole in the wall, but the food is amazing. I am Italian and my family loves to cook. Because of this finding good Italian restaurants is hard because they do not always live up to my family's standards. All of this to say, I would take my Nonna and Nonno here!! SO yummy!!

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JoseG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good location and great service. It's a great place for a quiet dinner.

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BonnieN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Definitely will go back again and recommend to family and friends.

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vipLeoM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as always

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vipCobraA
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were craving good pasta and were very pleased with our meals and the super Tuscan house Sangiovese. Delicious!

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LisaS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED our dinner. Alcove window table. Delicious dishes in just the right sizes. Warm ambiance. They kept us waiting a few extra minutes to order - no big deal - but brought us a delicious complimentary dessert at the end to compensate. Unnecessary but tells you a lot about their standards and why they have survived so long. If we lived in DC this would be a regular spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly what we were looking for. The food (including taste & presentation) was perfect. Everyone there was very friendly & helpful. Plenty of covered or exposed outdoor seating. And there are heaters & blankets for colder days, which I wish more restaurants had. Very cute interior. We had the full experience. Definitely going again!

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vipGemmy
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor space, COVID-conscious staff and patrons, DELICIOUS food and drinks.

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vipCityprof
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Still one of the best choices for outdoor dining: quiet, excellent service just off Dupont Circle.

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AJRL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant spot for outdoor dining in DC. Wine and pasta were great

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BillW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Elegant Sunday brunch was beautifully prepared and attractively presented.

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SuzieP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaTomate has a sweet, quaint atmosphere while right at Dupont Circle. Fun to people-watch from the window while enjoying a wonderful 'old-world' Italian meal.

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vipjudy
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great small restaurant. Wonderful food and kind waitstaff. Love going there. Courtesy exceptional

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 802 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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