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La Tomate: your neighborhood 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 is 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 pastas including  ravioli, linguine and tagliatelle prepared in-house using artisanal techniques and the finest ingredients.  Our clients adore our oven-baked bread, prepared from scratch with love each morning, along with all of our desserts.  

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


We offer a  a range of catering services your 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

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

For private or semi-private space for parties of 10 to 55 seated are located on our second floor, with avenue views onto Connecticut Avenue.  

Our outdoor patio offers another suggestive venue for these special events. 

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


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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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