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Hot Tomato's

1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103-1490
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Ranked #51 of 401 Restaurants in Hartford
Price range: $20 - $25
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I like Hot Tomato's always have. The local and decor leaves me a little cold. I liked it better twenty years ago when it was a hole in the wall. The food is good, even kind of interesting for an italian place.

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North Haven, CT
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109 reviews 109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were able to get back to Hot Tomato's for lunch last weekend. I am sorry that we did. My friend had the eggplant tower and she said it was not very good. I had the chop salad and it was the size of a side salad, without much in it. Very disappointed that it is not as good as... More

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Tara R, Public Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

We take customer feedback very seriously here at Hot Tomato’s and appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience. Our Eggplant Caprese tower is made with the fresh tomatoes, eggplant, and mozzarella cheese, and we are disappointed to hear that it did not meet our usual high standards. We will be sure to share your feedback with... More

Prospect, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I went to this restaurant with my husband for our anniversary. We had avoided the place for years because they had changed the menu and removed some of our favorite items but noticed they had been added back so we tried it again. Overall the food was good but the service was just ok and i got the vibe that... More

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Tara R, Public Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

We always welcome feedback from our guests in order to continuously improve and better our team. It is disappointing to hear that your service was not up to par during your recent visit. We value high quality service and work hard to make sure our guests are well taken care of each and every visit. We will certainly take your... More

Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food was quite good, as was the wine list. That being said, it didn't quite come together. It was noisy. It was drafty. It's not that easy to park. And the prices are a little high. No one in our party ate more than half of what was on the plate. There is just too much food, in an... More

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Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I ordered takeout online from the Homewood Suites which is about a block away. The food and service was impeccable. Good size portions at a fair price.

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Newington, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hot Tomato's used to be a family favorite for a reasonably priced very good meal in downtown Hartford. The garlic bread was to die for! We ventured back recently on a Saturday night. My husband and I arrived a few minutes early. We had a 5:30 reservation and when we arrived the dining area in which we were seated had... More

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Tara R, Public Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

We apologize if we fell short of providing an enjoyable experience during your visit on Saturday. We strive to provide only the best service and highest quality food each night. All of our dishes are prepared to order with only the freshest ingredients, and it is disappointing to hear when plates don’t meet that expectation. Thank you for your feedback,... More

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Great selection of pasta dishes. Even some of the other entrees were served over angel hair. In town for the marathon and they had a great special for runners, Half off pasta dishes. Elegant casual, cool chandeliers. Friendly staff and great food!

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Middletown, Delaware
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I was welcomed by the hostess who showed us to the room for canvas art class. This was a business gathering so I was among a group consisting of 35 people. We did art on canvas while eating snacks and drinks. After art, we had a buffet style dinner consisting of chicken, beef with mushrooms, salad and potatoes. Dessert with... More

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Tara R, Public Relations Manager at Hot Tomato's, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we’re always happy to host fun events like paint nights. Glad to see that you enjoyed the buffet dinner as well! We’ll be sure to share your kind words with the Hot Tomato’s team. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I recently went here for dinner and was impressed by everything. Ridiculously good food and drinks, friendly and fast service, ambiance, and value make this place 5 stars! They also have an awesome patio where they feature live music. Authentic Italian meals around the area are hard to find, so I am so excited to find this gem. I will... More

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Statesboro, Georgia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Excellent, non-chain Italian food! I've been going here almost daily since moving to Hartford last month. Sit outside, at a table, or at the bar with one of the "J's" (Jordan Janelly, or Justine) and you get great, prompt service and fabulous food. I have not had a meal or an appetizer here yet that has not been great. I... More

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Additional Information about Hot Tomato's

Address: 1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103-1490
Phone Number: 860-249-5100
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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