Al Tiramisu

4.7
939 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Al Tiramisu is a cozy friendly neighborhood restaurant. Chef Luigi Diotaiuti has been serving authentic Italian cuisine in Dupont Circle since 1996. Sourcing the best ingredients available to produce the most authentic Italian fare possible.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 939 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Nikita
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was really good, authentic Italian. However, our server was very rude and judgemental. I didn't know the name of a dish and he was very rude about it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience at Al Tiramisu, from the main courses to the dessert (tiramisu). The wait staff was knowledgeable and helpful. A nice cozy spot for a date night in D. C.!

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FedericoM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great service last night and we enjoyed an excellent meal. The Al Tiramisu team was accommodating and their multilingual capabilities very useful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, authentic Italian food. Professional and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall1Food4Service3Ambience3

The chef was incredibly rude to us and we should have left. there were no heaters in the outside area. I asked the chef who happened to be there about this and he said no there was sunshine. Then I inquired about eating inside and said that I was concerned about Covid and he said that I should start by putting a mask on. Then I asked if there were many people inside and he said I should hope so, it is a restaurant. I was very surprised as there was only one other table in the restaurant. He would’ve thought he would have wanted more customers. He was rude condescending and I will not return.

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Russwin
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Al Tiramisu serves consistently delicious food and provides impeccable service in a beautiful space.

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vipJsrwmr
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was wonderful. Food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Plan to return.

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vipLiindaB
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a lovely evening snd a wonderful dinner. Always a delightful experience…

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vipchapo
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection!

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GeorgeW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This is our favorite restaurant. Always a great time with great food and service.

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vipMikeParkerCRS
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner prepare by Chef Luigi!
Five course meal top off by a great bottle of wine, by far the best Italian restaurant in DC, Yanni great waiter! Will be back for sure!

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wait staff was friendly, fun, and helpful. Food was fantastic. Outdoor area in the winter is decorated with lights and clear plastic to block wind.

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GregoryS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious specials, nice wine selection, very friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Exceptional dining….. we were 2 foodies wanting to share entrees…. Ordered fish and lamb chops with 1/2 orders of different pasta for first course. Server offered to bring us food in 3 courses… pasta, lamb then fish…. Wonderful idea…. I love opportunity to savor each entree separately.
Server anticipated our needs….. We’ll be back… Andrea

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vipBrianDespard
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful warm and cheerful traditional Italian restaurant. Food may be a little on the heavy side (no nouvelle cuisine here) but pasta is freshly made and the mushrooms were exceptionally flavorful. Excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in D.C. Chef Luigi and his team are fabulous. Warm, welcoming, accommodating of special requests. And the food is phenomenal!

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vipMarioB
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

How can you not loooove Al Tiramisu?!?! Luigi and his staff of experts are the ideal hosts for dinner whenever you can get to DuPont Circle. If you have never been, you simply must go! If you have been, you know exactly what I mean and you need to go back again. White truffles are in season for only a little bit longer and they are worth every penny! Thank you, Luigi, for sharing your talent and care and love with us. We will be back soon!

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vipMartin
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The restaurant is - for me, after two years spent in Washington- the best option in town.

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Shonan
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best restaurant in DC by far. The food is simple but done right. That is much harder than pretentious “creative” dishes. I guess that I am a Japanese so I appreciate the reductionist food done right than the gimmicky food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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AnanthK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food. We ordered the duck, lamb chops and steak. All were excellent.

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CathWakefield
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely and delicious lunch including yummy pasta dishes and tasty lamb chops. The bottle of Sancerre was delicious, too! The five of us were seated at a lovely corner round table. The staff were very attentive and nice. All round a lovely experience!

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vipSSPa
San Francisco
162 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Italian food we’ve had ever!!! outside of Italy. Totally fabulous. We will return whenever we are area.
Fresh grilled fish & pasta with veal ragu

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LoulouB
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Discovered this place by chance on a Monday at lunch. It was so delicious that we came back for dinner 3 days later. The best restaurant I have been in DC so far!

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EmilyS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was AMAZING! It is truly a must do if you are in the DC area. There wasn’t a single bite of our meal that wasn’t delicious. We will be back!

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Amanda
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

owner is rude. service spotty. used to be soooo much better. covid definitely hurt them. i’ll never go again because of rude and unwelcoming owner

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vipEuvites
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We have been here many times before, and we always enjoyed the experience. This time was also good, but the pacing was off. Within 3 or 4 minutes of placing our order, our first courses came out of the kitchen. We had hoped to have a few minutes to settle in with our wine before the meal began. And again, within 1 or 2 minutes of our first course dishes cleared away, the main dish came out. We had been seated at 7:15pm and by 8:00 we had finished our main course (which was fish, so we couldn’t eat terribly slowly without it turning cold). Immediately, we were presented with dessert menus, but we still had 1/2 bottle of Franciacorta to finish. So we spent the next 30 minutes or so sitting with our wine. Had there been 10 or 15 minutes between courses, we would have been much happier.

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Saphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food!! Love coming here! The staff and chef are incredible.

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ASHLEIGHB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Italian food well worth a visit whilst in Washington DC

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Annoyed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Food and service were excellent.

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SteveS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food, excellent service, cozy ambiance (just a tad too warm).

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vipLuigi
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The truffle risotto and lobster risotto were just incredible good! We will be back!!

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ACo1
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific as always. Looking forward to my next meal there. The risotto special was particularly magical.

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PedroD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not our first time. Always amazing food and service. Not cheap, especially when you splurge a bit on that bottle of Amarone like we did. But it's upscale casual fine dining, and it's one of the best places in the city. My wife vividly and fondly recalled her ricotto gnocchi cacio e pepe for days after with closed eyes and a yummy grin. We'll be back again.

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Lucron
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went here for a date night and was very satisfied. Was even able to have a conversation in Italian with the waiter! Would be happy to go back.

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vipDirkDiggler
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always amazing Italian food.
Host and wait staff are there for you.
Food is consistently top tier.

Highly recommended for locals and tourists alike

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Regina
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We love going to Al Tiramisu--it's our fave Italian restaurant in DC. The food has always been fantastic, and I would have given this visit 5 stars (as I always do in the past) if my Lamb Chops had not been a bit tough and chewy, and a little undercooked (I asked for medium, and I got medium-rare)--I could only eat two of the 4 pieces. As always, the ambiance and service were excellent. Kudos to Chef Luigi. We'll be back!

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vipNateG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Al Tiramisu is consistently fabulous. The servers are top-notch professionals; the food is well executed; and one feels that there is true care and pride in the experience. This sort of restaurant is rare in Washington.

FAQs

Al Tiramisu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 467-4466.

Al Tiramisu is rated 4.7 stars by 939 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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