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La Tomate: your neighborhood Italian Bistro since 1987

Restaurateurs since the early 1970s, Natalina and George Koropoulos opened La Tomate in 1987, when Dupont Circle was an up-and-coming area of Washington D.C.  Family-owned and operated, La Tomate has been a landmark in Dupont Circle - a neighborhood bistro proudly serving our local, out-of-town, and international clientele.  

Originally conceived as French bistro, since 1988, La Tomate has featured regional Italian cuisine, complimented by friendly service and warm ambiance. 

Our menu is characterized by fresh, simple, but flavorful ingredients. We serve local, naturally raised products whenever possible, and favor no-frills recipes, to offer bistro style comfort-food “alla Italiana.”  

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Why is La Tomate a Local Favorite?

For almost 4 decades, we have been committed to providing quality service and excellent Italian food in a warm and familiar atmosphere. 

Enjoy our fresh, hand-made pastas including  ravioli, linguine and tagliatelle,  prepared in-house using artisanal techniques and the finest ingredients.  Our clients adore our homemade bread, crafted in-house, along with all of our desserts and gelato.  

Occupying an iconic, triangle shaped building flanked by windows,  our dining room is a cozy corridor for people watching onto Connecticut avenue.

La Tomate's outdoor patio offers splendid vistas onto Dupont' bustling neighborhood. Covered for winter months, enjoy outdoor seating on the patio year-round. 

We are committed to being your local Italian bistro and invite you to join us for a casual lunch, dinner or our weekend "Buono, Buono" brunch. Stop in for an "aperitivo" and light-fare or a La Tomate signature cocktail, coff-tail or mock-tail.

Location & Hours

View La Tomate at 1701 Connecticut Avenue,
N.W. Washington, DC 20009 on Google Maps

Call La Tomate by phone at (202)-667-5505

Get Directions to La Tomate via Google Maps


Indoor & Patio Seating 

Monday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.*

Friday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.*

Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.*

*Closing times may vary  due to COVID19.*  

Events & Catering


La Tomate has decades of experience of bespoke catering services. We offer simple, elegant catering options for events at home, business lunches, cocktail parties, dinners and more. Our dedicated culinary team is happy to create a menu customized to your specific needs and each kind of special event. Contact us using the form below for more details.

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Private & Semi Private Dining Room

We've had the privilege of hosting your private events for almost 4 decades in the heart of Dupont Circle.  From wedding rehearsals to retirement parties, graduations to cocktail parties, corporate dinners to birthdays, our experienced team is ready to create a unique and bespoke experience.

We offer a variety of event spaces and atmospheres.  For parties from 10 to 50 guests, enjoy cozy, private or semi-private space on our second floor, with avenue views and vistas onto our downstairs atrium. 

La Tomate's iconic outdoor terrace  and our triangular shaped, window-clad dinning room also offer suggestive venues for your special event.  

On the ground floor, our light-filled Red Room, accented with Fornasetti wall plates and marble decoration is the perfect space for small parties, business meeting, wine tastings, aperitivo, and intimate events. 

Contact our dedicated team using the form below  for more information.


Our Patio - Summer through Winter

The Washington Post recently called our patio one of the best in the city! 

La Tomate's terrace is a suggestive and elegant setting for people-watching onto Connecticut Avenue.  Partially covered during the winter months, the patio is transformed into a a cozy winter garden.  A delightful spot for a private event, dinner, lunch or an aperitivo. 


 call us to learn more at 202.667.5505 or

Our second floor with avenue views

Did you know La Tomate has an entire 2nd floor available
for hosting family gatherings, holiday cocktail parties,
birthdays or corporate events?

Reach out using the form below and our events manager will contact you. 


Connecticut Avenue and R Street

Conveniently located 2 blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro, Q Street exit (Red Line, Dupont Circle North Metro).

1701 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20009


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Conveniently located 2 blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro, Q Street exit (Red Line, Dupont Circle North Metro).

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