La Tomate

4.6
878 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 878 people are saying
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vipKateM
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 7 days ago
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.

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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
9 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

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
515 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met some friends for early dinner. Cocktails and grilled shrimp were excellent way to start follow my pork dishes and salmon! Meals were cooked perfectly and flavorful! Thanks!

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vipDCfoodie
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Tomate is one of our favorite “go-to” restaurants in DC. We love to sit out on the patio and enjoy a cold crisp bottle of white wine on a hot Summer day. Service and food is always perfection. Truthfully we have never had a bad dish. The chef is creative and develops amazing Italian cuisine. The waiters are attentive and personable and always ensure we have a fabulous dining experience.

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DaneM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a lovely spot for an early Saturday lunch. Comfy patio. Great classic Italian plus perfect brunch items. Eggs Benny!! Crazy upstairs with antiques for sale.

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vipfoodfans
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch outdoors with guests and everyone enjoyed their meal and appreciated the good service.

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SherriA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed a weekend birthday celebration lunch at La Tomate. The food was delicious and so were the cocktails. What made the lunch fabulous was the excellent service. From the maitre d' to the server to the busboy, everyone was hospitable and helpful.

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AnneS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal, all the food we ordered was well prepared and tasty, the ambiance on the patio was delightful and we had a charming and attentive server. We will be back!

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Rich
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

La Tomate is a wonderful restaurant. I have enjoyed this Dupont DC gem for over twenty years!

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HereforF00d
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst dining experience I have ever had! Waited over an hour for food that we barely touched because of how horrible it tasted. Had an extremely ridiculous bill with one bottle of water taken off as our discount for our troubles of the night….wish I had never even come here

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John
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambience was terrific. The calamari appetizer was exceptional as was the charcuterie plate.

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CharlotteH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had both a good waiter and one we didn't think was so great.
But this is a hard time for getting a wait staff and overall, a terrific
meal. C.

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vipCoachjeff68
Pittsburgh
40 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a lunch near a museum we were going to. My wife picked La Tomate and I’m glad she did. We asked for a window seat and were seated in the corner facing the patio and street. Great for people watching. We had the 7 course brunch special,that wasn’t advertised. We were so glad we did. Ended up getting a second round of prosciutto and were given an extra ice cream and some lemon cello. I highly recommend eating here.

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vipKateInDC
Washington DC
193 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Just the place for a charming lunch with friends. A short lunch menu but with several excellent items. Three of us each ordered something different and all three of us cleaned our plates! We finished with cappuccinos and an espresso and lingered chatting long after in those comfy chairs as the lunch trade petered out. Relaxed, delicious and welcoming, I will start bringing other friends to return often.

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FCJF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time, service and food was wonderful.

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 878 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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