Filomena Ristorante

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Celebrating our 36th Year! Established in 1983 Filomena is one of Washington's most Landmark restaurants located in the heart of Historic Georgetown overlooking the C&O Canal. Voted one of Washington's Top Best Italian Restaurants. Named in Forbes 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers. Featured on The Travel Channel and Food Network. Lunch or dinner, our old-world cooking styles and recipes brought to America by the early Italian immigrants, carefully passed down from one generation to the next, alongside the culinary cutting edge creations of Italy's foods of today.

Filomena is perfect for the business luncheon or the elegant candle light dinner.
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Western NC
1 review
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food with crazy portions

TA
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in DC! Everything is perfect. Excellent food, excellent service, pasta mamas are fun to watch making the pasta. They have their Halloween decorations out now and they know how to decorate. I love this place!

LS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Alberto went above and beyond. Recommended some great entrees and wine. His attention was top notch. For friendly and attentive servers like Alberto is one of the reasons we keep coming to Filomena. The food was delicious as usual.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Peter was so attentive; A sincere and genuine waiter who loved his job. Looking forward to seeing him again!

D
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my wife’s 45th birthday in Washington, DC. The restaurant was recommended by some gentlemen that we met the night prior enjoying some drinks. The restaurant was decorated with Halloween decorations. When I say decorated that’s an understatement. Food and service both excellent. We enjoyed ambience...lovely experience! This just made my wife’s birthday that much better. Thank you to the Filomena team!! By the way they will give you plenty of food.

J
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food as always!

BG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and ambiance! Loved the Halloween decor.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only thing we didn’t like was the disturbing and gory Halloween decorations.

MB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was Peter and he was such a joy! We love this place already but he just made it that much better!

JG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always - fourth time going to Filomena. Just got an assortment of appetizers for lunch with family. The meatballs, arancini, and fresh burrata mozzarella were amazing!

CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I've ever been to-- perfect food, service and ambience- don't hesitate, you won't be sorry!

L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was very crowded and noisy for a Thursday night. The wait staff were excellent. The lobster ravioli were slightly undercooked, but still delicious.

S
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian, a great experience and excellent service.

PF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lasagna is to die for, fresh hand made pasta, will melt in your mouth. This is our second time here and hope to come again. We live in Greenville NC and like to visit DC. It's an amazing place with ambience that is exciting. I cant say it's a quiet romantic place but full of life and fun and inviting! You will need a reservation ahead of time.

m
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, portions large, staff friendly, experience perfect.

RA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. We got to sit in the back in the family kitchen. Everything was awesome

J
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a most special place. The attention to detail and personal interest in your enjoyment of the experience is clearly their priority. The seasonal decorations are worth a visit all by themselves. But beware, the food is incredible and the portions are crazy generous.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food that tastes like you are in Italy. Big portions. Should have shared everything. We had the rice balls to start and they were delicious. We each had a salad. Mine was the Cesar and it came with 2 garlic cheese toasts. It was very good but too big. My husband had the spinach, strawberry,
Candied pecans and goat cheese salad. It was also plentiful and good. He had the shrimp risotto with lobster sauce and it was the best he had ever had. Very creamy. I had the Sunday sauce with 2 meatballs 2 sausages and 2 short ribs. It was amazing but again too much. We shared the strawberry cheesecake and it was very creamy. The dinner was capped off with amaretto shots. The whole dining experience was excellent. Will definitely recommend to family and friends traveling to DC

A
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Everyone loved what they ordered. Service was excellent. Portions are HUGE. Way too much for any of us to finish, and since we were from out of town, we couldn't take home leftovers. Next visit, we will definitely share. We got three desserts and shared them - they were also amazing. We love eating here whenever we're in DC.

k
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an exciting time, best Italian food I've ever had. We went two nights in a row. They end the night by putting a carafe of sambuca and a carafe of amaretto on your table and say basically go for it, all free. Never seen anything like that.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Incredible food. Only downside was the decor for Halloween was not kid friendly.

AM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came on a recommendation and I’m so glad we did. What an amazing

LU
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hell yes, I would recommend Filomena to my friends and family. Maria was exceptional- I will always come back. Even if it’s just for an appetizer.

PF
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was well prepared and true to the central-southern Italian cuisine. However, the restaurant was Very Noisy with tables extremely close to each other on a Saturday evening. Trying to have a conversation with my guests was a contest to who could yell louder to overcome the voice of the people at the next table. Not the right ambiance to enjoy food and company. I don't think I will go back and certainly I will not invite people to eat at Filomena.

JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Impossible to talk with your partner . Loud , loud , loud . The portions are ridiculously super sized . Nothing Italian with this place . The left overs can feed a lot of hungry people.... even for US standards ( super sizing ) gross

DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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KA
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally the best food I have every tasted and the experience in general is worth it!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

DW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place to go when I go to DC. I always take people that have never been there and every time they really enjoy it.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful time, Peter was just fantastic he made our experience one more time incredible.

AE
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks Nico for your excellent service...

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal place! Love going whenever we visit

L
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing unique place. I loved the pasta "mama" in the front window making pastas. The ambiance is over the top. They are really into holidays and it was if all of Halloween was placed in their restaurant. The server also said they decorate for most holidays. The food like every one else has said - great, but one serving is almost for 4! Service was wonderful.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Halloween decor a little early was off putting. Service was above average but could’ve been better. Food and drink were incredible. They seem to overfill restaurant which leads to high noise levels and some discomfort moving around

TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a unique and fun experience! The seasonal decor/decoration is over the top...which maybe too much for some, but the service, food and overall experience was excellent. Portions are huge so take home is a likely outcome. Our waiter Daniel was a true professional. A must if you love classic Italian!

LF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pasta ever! Great ambience, amazing food and good service.

YR
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great waiter Peter. Food is too rich, service was way too quick feel like rushing to finish our dinner. The restaurant is very dark.

c
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD IN THE DMV! I CAN NEVER EAT ALL OF MY FOOD BUT I MUST HAVE DESSERT!

p
Denver
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Very loud - could hear the person across from you. Too much food!

LN
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 8 and this restaurant in Georgetown did not disappoint. It is charming from the moment you walk in and pass the sweet, smiling lady making fresh pasta in a little room off the stairs. The dessert display is stunning and makes you want to eat less dinner to save room but don't do that because the food is probably the best Italian I have ever had. Our entire group agreed. From the amazing focaccia bread to the pasta entrees the food was just fabulous. We also had an amazing Italian red wine. Service was friendly and prompt. For the record, we all had dessert and it was delicious. Next time I am in the area I will definitely go back to Filomena's.

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