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Hot Tomato's Ristorante - CLOSED

1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103-1490
+1 860-249-5100
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good23%
  • Average27%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“hot tomatoes” (11 reviews)
“calamari” (13 reviews)
“tortellini” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103-1490
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1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 19 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...More

1  Thank meggieluna
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...More

Thank BaltoGal333
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...More

Thank LiveWellDineWell
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...More

Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank Nicole K
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...More

Thank Nomad062_10
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Ann Marie T
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
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Walklady
Reviewed 12 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

Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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
  • E-mail
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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