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Hot Tomato's

1 Union Pl. (Asylum St.) Send to Phone
860-249-5100 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Hot Tomato's is far more sophisticated than its name would suggest.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Open late

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Hot Tomato's, Hartford, CT

Hot Tomato's Restaurant Review

: Hot Tomato's offers upscale northern Italian fare with a contemporary twist. The atmosphere is lively, and the wine list is about an arm and a half long. Folks have been known to come from miles away just to get a taste of the "world-famous" garlic bread. But they first encounter the vibe: an open kitchen and vibrant pop art murals lend warmth and whimsy to the long, narrow, bi-level dining room, where nary a table lacks a basket of the aforementioned garlic bread, smothered with four cheeses. While the menu includes chophouse classics like New York strip and grilled North Atlantic salmon, we're partial to the pastas, especially the three-devil shrimp, a sausage and seafood feast atop linguine with a red sauce that is not falsely advertised as "fiery." For the fainter of taste bud, lobster pinchiori (lobster, portobello and asparagus in a lobster cream sauce over tagliatelle) is a richly satisfying alternative. We also suggest the melanzana, breaded eggplant over baked ziti with ricotta, marinara and a basil pesto. As much as we love to linger, workaholics can call ahead to ensure lunch is already on the table when they arrive.


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