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Hot Tomato's Ristorante

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1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103-1490 (Asylum Street)
+1 860 249 5100
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Bethlehem, Connecticut
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We made a reservation through Open Table today to have dinner there before a show tonight at the Bushnell. Got to the restaurant to find it dark and empty with a handwritten note on the door that read, "Sorry, we are closed. Moving out! Thank you for your support." It used to be a great spot to go for a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We came here with 35 other people as part of a big party- kids and adults. I had called ahead and set the reservation- Service was OUTSTANDING. The food was also totally fantastic- Don't think this us just another high volume Italian joint- The food was fresh, hot and delicious. The front room looks great too- we were sat along... More 

Thank BaltoGal333
Louisville< KY
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I attended a company function recently and the food and the service could not have ben better. I don't know how our wait staff kept everybody's wine preferences straight but I assume she has been at it awhile. I really enjoyed the calamari and the chicken pasta dish. Everything was very well prepared!

Thank LiveWellDineWell
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

A dear friend and I plan a December luncheon at Hot Tomatoes annually. Each visit we order the same thing: Decoy Merlot, blue cheese garlic bread and chopped salads with grilled shrimp. We have yet to be disappointed! Service is attentive, the restaurant is festively decorated and the food/wine delicious. The cheesy garlic bread is sinfully decadent. The cheesy dipping... More 

Thank Theresa B
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We started with the calamari which was okay. The sauce with it I didn't like. The mac and cheese was good but could have been a little more cheesy and flavorful. The best part was the tiramisu for dessert! They have live music and not sure why on a Wednesday as totally not needed.

Thank Nicole K
Omaha, Nebraska
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243 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The food at Hot Tomato's was good, but the space was freezing! Although the server acknowledged that it was cold and said she would see about adjusting the thermostat, it remained very cold! That being said, we enjoyed a huge antipasto salad that could have easily served 4 people. The best and the biggest we've ever had. The fried calamari... More 

Thank Nomad062_10
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Staff, Laurie and Janelly did an exceptional service for our party of 14. It was a mixture of 6 boys ranging fro 15 years to 4 months plus adults. Manager Laurie was there to insure our needs and check on our satisfaction. Waitress Janelly was quick, accurate and attentive to the requests always making sure we were satisfied. We thank... More 

Thank Ann Marie T
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Delicious food. Very friendly staff. Lovely ambience. Great location, easy walk to Bushnell Theater. We had a leisurely lunch and had plenty of time to walk to the theater. The Apple Walnut salda with shrimp was outstanding.

Thank Anne A
Sherwood, Arkansas
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130 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I was in Hartford, exploring the city and capitol grounds. When I went back to my car, in a parking lot, I noticed Hot Tomato's restaurant directly across the street. It was lunchtime, and I thought that would be a perfect place to eat, before continuing my long journey. Hot Tomato's has a very nice menu. I am partial to... More 

Thank Walklady
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent menu with many options. The wait staff is very friendly and efficient. Downtown and close to trains and buses.

Thank PokerAce

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103-1490
    (Asylum Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860 249 5100
Welcome to the New Hot Tomato's!
The newly renovated, casual restaurant features an 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?