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The Tomato Palace

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10221 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044-3423 (Little Patuxent Parkway)
+1 410-715-0211
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Columbia, MD
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318 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I go to the Tomato Palace often for two main reasons. One: We live two minutes away by car, or 10 minutes away if we walk as we live just above the lake, and Two: The food and service at the Tomato Palace is awesome. We love this place!

Thank LordThomMohr
Gaithersburg, MD
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278 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tomato Palace is really "Clydes"! They are next door to each other, share the same restrooms!, the same management (?), and when you pay your check, the receipt says "Clydes" That being said, the food is standard good - nothing bad, and some dishes close to terrific. One weird example was a seafood pasta dish (ordered with linguine). It... More 

Thank Anbrugo
Cheverly, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking into this new (to me) restaurant with a friend who highly recommended The Tomato Palace, we were first greeted warmly at the door by a gentleman who ushered us to our table, and then we met Amari, our server, who was also five-star quality. The food was over-the-top. I had the seafood linguine, and it was perfect, fresh, and... More 

Thank Saralmagundi
Mitchellville, Maryland
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived at 12:07PM for a lunch meeting with an old friend. My friend was already seated and I joined her in the booth. Within a couple of minutes our server greeted us and asked if we would like to place a drink order. We ordered a bottle of wine. I explained that we wanted a leisurely lunch because as... More 

Thank MJS658
Ellicott City, Maryland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and cheerful. Food not wonderful, low average, fresh out of the can. Although in all honesty (there should be a 3.5 on the scale) I can't rate it a 4, so 3 it is. Properly fine to take the kids. However the food is straight out of the frozen dinner section of your local supermarket. However, not a total... More 

Thank Irfsc
Columbia, MD
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318 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My wife and I stopped in to the Tomato Palace before the Trick or Treaters started coming around on Halloween around 4pm. The place is quiet then and service is usually very good. We started by ordering a $10 bottle of Villa Pozzi, a Merlot from Italy, and an order of Bruschetta. Both were very good. I ordered an order... More 

Thank LordThomMohr
Baltimore, Maryland
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712 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were in the area and decided to stop into the Tomato Palace for a light dinner. The restaurant was not busy, so it was very quiet which we like. Yancy, our server, came over right away and greeted us. We decided on one of their $10.00 bottle of wines to start – a Pinot Grigio from Sicily called Villa... More 

Thank Maggi713
Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A really unexpected find. At first glance it looks nothing special, maybe a place to bring the kids. But go deeper. Every meal is cooked to order as is every pizza into the wood fired oven. Consider every meal a palette that if you suggest adding or asking for an extra something they are happy to do it. I am... More 

Thank TJKubancik
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Outdoor dining beneath the vine-covered roof at the edge of the mirrored lake...beautiful and romantic. For unobstructed view, request table on outer edge. Cuisine is Italian preceded by fresh garden salads and warm bread for dipping in cheese-enhanced olive oil...delicious...especially with a small glass of wine! Perfect for families, friends and lovers as music from nearby venues often drifts softly... More 

Thank Sue H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Love the seating outside, inside is cheery; food is the most affordable on the lake with great selections. It's a go-to place. Service can be mixed.

Thank Ann v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10221 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044-3423
    (Little Patuxent Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-715-0211
The Tomato Palace, opened in 1993, is the family-style Italian restaurant adjacent to Clyde's of Columbia on Lake Kittamaqundi. The popular menu is affordably priced and includes pizza, pasta dishes and salads. The atmosphere is casual and fun, with colorful graphics enlivening the walls and menus. Seating is ample for families; and the whimsical tomato chairs by furniture maker Peter Danko are always a favorite. In warm weather there are 50 seats beneath the arbor for outdoor dining by the lake

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?