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Hot Tomato's

1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103-1490
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Ranked #50 of 402 restaurants in Hartford
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Asylum Street
Description: Welcome to the New Hot Tomato's! The newly renovated, casual restaurant features and open kitchen, multiple dining areas, an old world wine cellar, and charming outdoor stone patio. The bar is a lively part of the restaurant where guests may enjoy specialized cocktails, exceptional wine or choose to have a full meal. Our extensive wine cellar offers wines from regions all over the world, making it easy to pair a glass or bottle with your meal. We strive to give excellent service at all times and will set the pace of your dining to your needs. Trying to catch the next train out of Hartford or grabbing a quick business lunch? Just tell us and we will speed it up to accommodate you. We are located in the heart of Hartford, CT adjacent to the historic landmark, Union Station, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. We look forward to your visit. Buon appetito!
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107 reviews from our community

52% Recommend
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English first
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I were very pleased! We had tickets for XL Center and they made sure our meals were served timely. The calamari was the best I have ever had anywhere - lightly floured and crispy served with fried cherry peppers and ailoi sauce. Our dishes were freshly prepared and delicious, I had Shrimp Malta and my husband had... More

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Hartford, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Used their Online Ordering feature to pick up food on the way home after work. Loved not having to wait on 'phone hold' for placing the order.....much easier and my order was accurate too. Family thought the food was great so we'll be picking up dinner there again.

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Bonn, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Remarkably friendly and helpful service, a good salad with a beer. I did not have to wait long. Nice ambiance. I liked it here.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The calamari appetizer was very good the pasta dish was very poor. Good service. The prices were very high - $39 for a person who had one beer, app and pasta entree. Will not be going back,

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West Babylon, New York, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

freshly cooked pasta with veg. Large portion. A family of 4 opposite me had these enormous bowls of pasta, all of them took doggie bags.

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Henderson, Nevada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

In town on business. Restaurant convenient to Hotel. Was debating about seafood or Italian, being in between New England and New York. Food sounded good on paper. Ordered simple Pasta dish (Brooklyn Ragu, I believe). Was shocked that 1 meatball add on was $6 but figured it must be good and huge to cost that much so I added one... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A few blocks outside the core business center at Union Station, this glass fronted site had jazz music playing outside. It was a cold sleety night but we were warmed up once inside. With 2 levels, one with a large bar and one with an open kitchen arrangement we were seated up a few stairs in a booth on the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Food was typical, pretty basic pastas. Not to many to choose from either. Called hot tomatos but the whole menu only had to mild spicy ingredients. And most were wine or cream sauce so why the tomato name. Anyway. Good but basic food especially for the prices, i dont usually care about cost. But since it sucks ill mention it.... More

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

I have been here before and this place has gone way down hill. I will never go back. They need serious help in their wait staff department. The food was OK at best. I went on a Saturday night when you would think they would be on the ball. Empty restaurant and still managed to have some of the slowest... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Nice food, very friendly service, nice for a date. Its very empty most days but it's because it's in hartford. It would be a nice place to visit for a date, business or family thing. Bartender is very nice and accomodating. They should probably be in Glastonbury, because the wannabe rich people in Glastonbury would love to spend there money... More

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