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1701 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1108 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #533 of 2,710 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $0 - $26
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: R
Transit: Red Line, Dupont Circle
Description: Since 1987, La Tomate has been Dupont Circle's neighborhood bistro, featuring affordable regional Italian cuisine in a warm ambiance. Our new Prosciutto Bar, equipped with an imported Italian artisanal hand slicer offers a connoisseur selection of domestic and Italian shaved cured meats and cheeses. La Tomate is committed to providing quality service and excellent food in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Join us for a casual lunch, happy hour, dinner, weekend brunch or group events.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I arrived mid-evening on a Friday, fresh off a plane, tired and hungry. They found me a table (for one) right away - upstairs, where there are many more seats. Service wasn't the speediest, but it wasn't so slow either (given that the place was really busy). The food was fine: I was tired enough that I don't recall what... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is a must for me every time I visit DC. Always a very pleasant experience. Good food, great cold cuts - love the olives. It is not trying to be cordon bleu and therefore priced accordingly, but that's not necessary for a great food experience. The staff that care and the ambiance is wonderful.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The service was excellent and very attentive. We sat in the windowed bar area and it was so, so pleasant there. The food was some of the best italian that I have had outside of Italy. A kale tortelini was delish and the Caesar was excellent. We almost didn't go there because of the garish sign that makes it look... More 

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Centerville, Ohio, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stopped in for an appetizer and a couple of glasses of Chianti. The meat and cheese platter was delicious. I experienced some new types of cheeses and salami (new to me at least) and was very happy. Sitting there with a window seat watching the hustle and bustle outside on a rainy day was delightful. The service was very... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited La Tomate after reading the reviews and were disappointed to find mediocre service and poor food. Our waiter was surly (and seemed to take pride in it) - we ordered pasta mains which were fine. Nothing to write home about but perfectly acceptable. Throughout the entire meal our waiter was seemingly perfecting a brutish persona - and succeeding!... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I met our future daughter-in-law at La Tomato on December 1, 2014 for a late lunch - 1:30. We spent 2 1/2 hours there with an unrushed and delicious meal. My wife and our son's fiancé had seafood linquini and I had the free range chicken. All were good size meals and all were fantastic. I really... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

La Tomate at Dupont Circle is an authentic Italian dining experience. I met two friends for dinner, and it was a perfect dining experience. I had the tortelli which is homemade ravioli-style pasta with a filling of Swiss chard, ricotta & parmesan; butter & sage sauce. Excellent and filling. One of my friends had Tagliatelle which also looked very appetizing.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Wonderful service with casual dining in or outside on veranda. Diverse menu with excellent appetizers and cocktails. Carlos bartender is old school with charm and a smile for every guest, rare these days. Fine service is propelled by GM Jonathan. Consistent quality.

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We are staying near Dupont Circle and found this place while out walking. I thought the food was really really good. The pasta was perfect - al dente and the sauce or filling perfect. The finale was the dessert we chose, a simple greek yogurt with fruit and honey. I've fixed this at home, but this was superb.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great service and atmosphere! Friendly, helpful waiters & staff. Great food too at a reasonable price!

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Additional Information about La Tomate

Address: 1701 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1108
Phone Number: 202-667-5505
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 26
Cuisine: Italian

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