da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana

4.9
500 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The idea of master chef Filippo Russo is to bring the Italian culture of gastronomy to Somerville, New Jersey. Through his philosophy, Da Filippo's Ristorante is recognized by European patrons spanning as far east as Japan and Singapore. With his profound knowledge in the culinary field Filippo Russo is able to present a level of authenticity through his dishes, replicating his mother's recipes as...well as the environment Filippo was exposed to in Sicily.

Over the years Da Filippo's Ristorante received numerous reviews from the New York Times, New Jersey Monthly Magazine and Zagat survey, The Star-Ledger and The American Academy of Restaurant and Hospitality Sciences. The most honorable recognition presentated to Filippo Russo is the Luigi Veronelli Award of Northern American fine Italian dining and Ignazio Miceli from Regaleali Winery Sicily. When guests arrive at Da Filippo Ristorante they are welcomed with European hospitality while finding themselves in a rustic ambiance

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 500 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
HS
HaroldS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was impeccable! The stellar reviews are spot on.

PT
vipPattiT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fabulous as always. The fried arugula appetizer as well as the bruschetta appetizer are both standouts and I always get them when I dine there. While the entes are expensive , you get what you pay for. Here you get fresh made-to-order, high quality food..and that is what you are paying for. I highly recommend this restaurant.

TO
TaraO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with friendly, make you feel like family service! Highly recommend!

FR
FrancescoR
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Somerset County. You will not be disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and flavourful food that can’t be beat! Very friendly owners and host!

d
vipdianaandneil
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem. It is tucked away on the outskirts of Somerville with parking in front and back. The food is terrific and it was recently renovated thanks to Hurricane Ida. If you haven't been here in awhile it is definitely worth the trip. It is owned and operated by a lovely local couple that make you feel like you were invited to their house for dinner. Food is great with reasonable prices. Bring your own wine.

JC
JohnC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners and staff are great and the food is delicious.

AF
AlliF
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming establishment. The staff was very professional and attentive without being intrusive. All the dishes we ordered were excellently prepared and ver tasty.

SV
SalV
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE_ LOVE_LOVE!!!! Best Food and Staff!!!
SO HAPPY THEY ARE BACK!!!!!

P
Pcfrazz
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Going for 20+ years and great every time.

NC
NaumanC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food and good service, great value and authentic food

j
jc22
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food. Family business! Will definitely return to this BYOB.

Pleased with the entire dining experience!! Had the pan-seared Mahi-Mahi w/jumbo shrimp. My husband had the braised beef and one of my friends had the eggplant w/pasta (her husband had what I had, then he finished every bit of her pasta). The bruschetta was a winner too.

KT
KimT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back went everything was great from start to finish

P
Peter
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had an excellent meal just not sure if it was worth the cost. For example, Cafe Graziella offers you bruschetta when you first sit down at no additional cost, while da Filipino charged you $10. I had the baby octopus and risotto with cuttlefish in its own ink, it was very good. My wife had the pan seared swordfish with a small salad, very good but not worth $38. Reserve for a special evening not a regular Saturday night.

PP
PatP
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the restaurant and the service was great. Although the food was very good we thought the portions were small for the price. The menu was also very limited.

V
Vballmom
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, we were treated like family! The service was great and the food was fantastic! When inside, you feel like you are in Italy. There is a piano and anyone is welcomed to play. The outside needs a little updating to be more inviting.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and the owner was so sweet!! Best place ever!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great - would return

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Owner is the best.

T
vipTommy1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent the hosts are gracious and the ambience is wonderful.

EC
EricCruz
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and great service. Family owned and family atmosphere. 5 stars all the way.

ML
MsLondonNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was authentic Italian. If you grew up in an Italian home, you will feel at home with the best food here.
The service was excellent and I see why you need to reserve in advance.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars across the board! From the moment

SC
StephenC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A gem. Great Italian served with lightness and fun. A must go.

A
Antonio
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a family owned restaurant and it's wonderful. The owner played the piano and sang while all the diners ate. The restaurant is very clean and the waiters are very attentive. I'm definitely going to go back. The food was delicious and came out quick.

KS
KathleenS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been there for quite a while but will go back soon. Food was excellent!

JS
JerryS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance and wonderful service... perfect

SR
StevenR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant!

Report
TK
TomK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is just old school great Italian. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The seasoning is just perfect in every dish I’ve had there the seafood is incredibly fresh. Pricing is very reasonable. Will plan to go back often

GR
GeorgeR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time there. I was pleasantly impressed. I highly recommend it and will come again.

TY
TYan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really enjoyed the service! The owner and his team are the nicest people and really care about their customers and their enjoyment of food. Definitely a good choice!

SY
SaraY
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This waitress messed up our order and did not take any steps to improve the service after the error. She even failed to give us the normal bread basket. Just not a good experience.

da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana
Responded on 20 July 2021

No mention how good the food was? not fair! After all your negative remarks on the waitress and srvice you left 33% gratuity? this is strange! We tried to call you, but you left an invalid phone number!

Report
g
giovannaq
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always. Great experience when dining at da filippos

M
vipMargie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous meal and friendly people!
Highly recommend!

MJ
MeghanJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and amazing family atmosphere. I loved when the owner came out from the kitchen and played the piano for the dinning room. Just a nice relaxed home feel.

R
Rocco
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and inventive Sicilian cuisine served by a very friendly staff. Filippo is not only an accomplished chef, but also a great host. He adds a welcomed personal touch to a fine dining experience.

c
christinel
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Birthday dinner…food was good, not great. Probably would skip another visit. They are very attentive, but there is a pretentious air..

da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana
Responded on 26 July 2021

Hi, what do you mean by saying "there is a pretentious air"??? are sure this review you wrote belong to our restaurant? if yes let us know what was your problem. Filippo Russo Chef/ Owner Da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana Est. 1988

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Filippo is simply amazing. The ambience is a ten, food always spectacular and the service the best. We always feel like we are eating at someone’s home-not a restaurant.

AR
AndrewR
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of, if not the best, Italian restaurants in the area.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere warm

FAQs

da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 218-0110.

da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana is rated 4.9 stars by 500 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 bookings at the moment.