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Filomena Ristorante
Filomena Ristorante

Filomena Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.filomena.com
  • Phone: (202) 338-8800
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily M-Sat: 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Dinner M-Su: 3:30pm - 11:00pm
    Lunch Buffet: Sat 11:30-3:00
    Brunch Buffet: Sunday's: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner Menu All Day: Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, Christmas Eve
    Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day (except if falls on Fri, Sat, Sun)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Daniele Catalani
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Filomena introducing our Corporate/Home Catering Division!

    If you have a home or office party, let us do all the work. Choose between picking up your order or having us delivery (min order and delivery charges apply)

    Also we can cater your next event complete with our own staff.

    Contact Anton at 202-338-8800 or anton@filomena.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: M Street
  • Public Transit: Every ten minutes, from 7 a.m. to midnight, ride the Georgetown Metro Connection. Ridership is open to everyone! Picking up from the Rosslyn and Dupont Circle metro stations every ten minutes makes getting to Georgetown quick and easy.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Most convenient parking is located directly across the street at Georgetown Park Mall. There are also several parking garages throughout Georgetown.
A word from Filomena Ristorante
Celebrating 30 Years as one of Washington's most Landmark restaurants in the heart of Georgetown overlooking the historic C&O Canal. Voted Washington's Best Italian Restaurant by AOL Digital City past several years. 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. Try our spectacular lunch buffet on Friday's and Saturdays or our Sunday Brunch Buffet.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "We dined at Filomena to celebrate our daughter's 16th birthday while vacationing in DC. The experience was exquisite from start to finish. Gracious and attentive wait staff, indulgent food exceptionally prepared, decadent desserts - can't imagine a more memorable way to celebrate this special occasion. We will definitely return when we are back in town."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Colleagues have recommended this restaurant several times when I have made trips to DC. This was my first opportunity to go. I felt just a little underdressed but as I looked around the room I felt better. Staff members are all in ties as well as many guest but it is a tourist town so you had some in jeans. It isn't cheap food and one you taste it you can see why......AMAZING. Can't do this kind of meal everyday but you have to treat yourself every once in awhile. Purpose to take home a doggie bag :-)"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We were greeted and served with old fashioned hospitality. Like the kind we remember from our old Italian family. Beautiful"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I have previously fined at Filomena (with a large group) several years ago. Thoroughly enjoyed THAT experience, so I brought my wife and daughter there to show them. We were placed at a very small table (for 2) so out experience wasn't what I had hoped. Food and service was nice - but not what I would call the best. We were also given a nice after dinner drink - and that was appreciated. I'd go back - but I will likely look for other places first."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. Fresh pasta and the vodka sauce is to die for!! Highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is now my #1 Italian restaurant of all time. The food was outstanding. We shared four dishes and all were fantastic. We especially loved Grandma's Gravy."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Filomena Ristorante is a great place for a special occasion. The location is great, and the food is some of the best Italian food in the area. The homemade Gnocchi is a must have."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I wanted to take my wife here since I saw it featured on TV. It's hard to get good Italian food in Northern VA; since she loves pasta I thought this place would be perfect. The food didn't disappoint, we are both from Northern NJ and it was as good as the restaurants in NJ/NY. The meatballs were really good and her raviolis were fresh, creamy and rich (not too rich). The price is a little higher than what we would normally spend, but I think it was reasonable for the neighborhood; the portions though were really high making the night a decent deal. I would recommend thinking about getting a main dish and maybe a side or two and eating family style (for a party of 2). The decor was a little outdated (30 years outdated), but I enjoyed it."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was my second time here, and I loved it as much as the first time. The wait staff are first-class, and the food is fantastic. I'm not a drinker, but my dinner companions all were very pleased with the options. Another plus is that the servings are so big that you end up taking leftovers home, which means you get at least two meals out of it. And their desserts are to die for. Also, as part of their Italian hospitality, after dinner they provide you with liqueur glasses and two decanters with Sambuca and Amaretto, complimentary. Again, I'm not a drinker so I can't say from my own experience, but my dinner companions tried and love both. Two thumbs up. Definitely hope to return and try more items on the menu."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My kids and enjoyed the food very much, the service was great and the atmosphere was nice as well. Would definatly go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant is amazing! The food and deserts are to die for. If you are in town or looking for a place to splurge for a special occasion. Filomenia is the way to go."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "High-quality - incredible food -Gorgeous restaurant! It's impossible to leave hungry. Filomema is my all-time favorite restaurant! If you want an added treat, they do a cooking/wine tasting class which is out of this world. Don't leave without tasting a piece (or two) of their cheesecake! Heavenly!!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "After seeing a segment on Food TV, my interest was piqued. The women making fresh pasta in the window, was only the beginning of a great I rushed dinner. Quality food matched by quality service, was evident throughout the evening."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Visiting DC for a conference and Concierge recommended Filomena. The food was solid-daughter had shrimp dish-said too much soupy sauce but flavor was good. Prosciutto appetizer was very good. Server was terrific. The AWESOME part of the experience was the CANNOLI! Glazed pastry shell with the smoothest ricotta filling I have ever had. Not too sweet. A bit salty with bits of pistachio. OMG! Excellent coffee-sometimes a rare find even at the best places. Would go back for dessert any time."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed being back in DC and visiting Filomena's again. One of my favorite DC restaurant's. Brought friends who went for the first time, and they loved it, too. Cheese ravioli with meatballs--my favorite."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We had a party of four and were seated right at are reservation time. Tables are close together but once seated it is not an issue. The food is outstanding!!! Portions are very good."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of dining at Filomena's. Our Dinner was superb and the service unmatched in Wash, DC. Our meals were delicious and the portions were HUGE! We dined early so crowd noise wasn't an issue. We will definitely come back for apeci occasions."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful restaurant! Great food & excellent service. Make reservations as it is usually very busy. It's a tight fit, so it can be loud. However the strategic placement of flowers, etc keep the tables private. We will go back again next time in DC!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I am a very blue collar person, and live in memphis where theres not real Italian food. Filomena was the real deal. You immediately walk in to watch them home make the delicious pasta and see an extravagant dessert case. The ambiance was wonderful, the food amazing, but a bit pricey. You get what you pay for though. I h ighly recommend it if you can afford it. Two huge thumbs up."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Everything about the restaurant feels like your grandmother's house. From the placemats to the mash up of decorations on the wall oh and the food is blow me away outstanding. Filomena should never change so people can enjoy what it was like to eat in an authentic east coast Italian American home."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We love Filomena and we have been dining here for 29 years and it never disappoints us. Try the calamari as an appetizer if this is your first visit. We also recommend the stuffed mushrooms as well. Check the daily specials. Frequently they are spectacular. Tonight we tried some of our favorite entrees. The ravioli Matrimonia is delicious and one of our favorites. The gnocchi are also a great recommendation. We love the desserts here. When in season try the strawberry shortcake! The eclairs are also delicious and huge. The staff at Filomena are so great and they make you feel so welcome."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The pictures in the men's room make a wonderful statement to describe the restaurant. They are pin-up calendar pictures from 67 years ago, from the days the women were still wearing clothes. The staff, food and ambiance are similar. Food is notable mostly for gigantic portions and classic recipes. Sauces are all very similar, and based on tomato sauce, oil, herbs and not much more. Meatballs and sausage similarly classic. Really quite good, but will be a disappointment to anybody expecting innovative or leading edge experience. Desserts looked wonderful, but we were way too fully having finished most, but not all of what we were served. The place is loud."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is one of the old stand-by restaurants in DC (Georgetown), but my wife and I, for all our years in the DC area, had never visited. We arrived early for our reservations and had to wait just a little while, but were still seated before our actual reservation time. Service was terrific throughout the meal (we got great recommendations from our waiter on several items). The portions (at dinner) were huge! My wife had ravioli with meatballs and I had the Festivale in Venezia: a Black Fettuccine in Brandy Tomato Sauce with Fresh Shrimp, Sea Scallops, and Lobster Meat. The flavors of both dishes were amazing - we had the strawberry-topped cheesecake also. It is a little loud inside, and I would recommend reservations for dinner."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went here for a late night date. The wait staff, the good selection and taste, and ambiance were all absolutely phenomenal. We had such a great time and already plan on coming back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Filomena's is largely hype. The decor is antiquated and rather tacky. The service was slow - it took us 45 minutes to get an appetizer and bread. They didn't serve the bread when we came in. Moreover, the ambiance is terrible. It was incredibly dark. We could barely see the menu or each other. The worst part is that it is so loud. We were just four people, but we had to shout at each other across the table. Although it seems like a fancy restaurant, people come in wearing casual clothes that do not match the decor or the price range for the food. The food itself is really nothing special. The only thing good was the tomato sauce. Otherwise, it is quite unremarkable considering the price. Also, the portions are far too big."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "PE mussels..out of this world. Not an inexpensive restaurant but you def get what you pay for!!!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food is very tasty though I'm not entirely sure it is worth the price. I find the kitschy ambiance pretty adorable and fitting with the old school Italian charm. I'd been before and the service was fantastic but this past time the waiter was very inattentive to the point that it took 25 minutes for us to place a drink order. They were busy but I got the impression he just thought we weren't worth his time. Oh well."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "If you are in DC you can't miss eating at Filomena's. It's the BEST! Outstanding food and service."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere, delicious Sunday sauce and wonderful service. A must try when in Washington D.C."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The food, service, and atmosphere are consistently good. Portions are large, but tasty. Waiter very friendly and the wait-team kept water glasses full. Felt a little less rushed than last time, but main course did seem to come out just a few minutes after ordering. We all had leftovers that tasted great the next day."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I've been to Filomena's many times and it has never disappointed. The food first and foremost is always filling and oh so gooood. I've tried several different dishes in my visits and I've enjoyed them all. The menu seems to have something for everyone, from Pastas to Veal to seafood dishes. The food always tastes fresh and flavorful with plenty to fill you up. I had the seafood cannelloni during my last visit and it was great, the sauce was out of this world. I also had the fried mozzarella, which tasted so fresh; unlike any other fried mozzarella I've ever had. This time I had the tres leches cake, it was awesome. Service is always top notch, everyone is friendly & attentive. The ambiance is on the loud side so don't expect a quiet meal"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was my 3rd time there eating at the restaurant. This last time was Very disappointing. I asked five different waiters to bring me chili peppers flakes. EVERY waiter said “ okay I will be right back" they never came back! Finally the 5th waiter brought what I asked for and my food was cold. It’s too bad, because they had so Many waiters running all around."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "There are so many delightful choices on the menu, it is hard to decide: Linguini Cardinale, Vitello alla Marsala, Cannelloni Frutti de Mare, Costoletta di Vitello. Our party of four made these choices! Appetizers were funghi di spinaci and calamari alla Sicily. Gino was our server, patient and helpful on the menu, even took our picture--always had enough time for us without hovering. Vernaccia di San Gimignano was a good wine choice too."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Had read good reviews as to its Italian authenticity and popularity. Most peripheral services - wait staff, ambiance, convenience of location, etc were reasonable. The food however was quite another thing; it was simply awful. Our party of four ordered 3 dishes between us - the servings are rather large. The rigatoni with sausage - apparently made in house and a dish that had U2's Bono wanting more - was inedible; sharp underseasoned tomato sauce, tasteless sausage meat, and “al-dente” pasta that was just undercooked. The same tasteless drivel was apparent with the meatballs. My daughter described the lasagna as tasting as she imagined cat food would. In summary this was simply awful food! Not worth the higher than average prices."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our family, having heard about the 4th of July decorations, decided to make Filomena part of our celebration of the holiday this year--a great decision! The restaurant was, as promised, decorated fabulously, with Uncle Sam everywhere and a flashing version of Old Glory up on the wall. And the food was abundant and delicious! Our calamari appetizer was lightly breaded and perfectly fried, our entrees--swordfish and chicken--were delicious and beautifully presented (if we hadn't been heading to the fireworks afterwards, we probably would have, or should have, taken some home). With a great location for walking down to the waterfront, Filomena on the 4th likely will become our newest holiday tradition!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "A memorable experience begins just off the curb & at the front door where you'll see Nona's, greeting you with a kind smile, rolling out fresh pasta! The hostesses at the foot of the entrance are happy to see you & will show you to your table. A ood lovers paradise awaits with a couple of my favorites: a fantastic appetizer of mussels fra diavolo and then my hands down, favorite meatballs over freshly made raviolis or a deliciously grilled swordfish over amazing pappardelle. There are no wrong choices here! If you're not full as yet, the tiramasu should not be missed. Filomena, makes a perfect Italian cappuccino. I LOVE this restaurant & never miss it when I'm in DC!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Ordered item waiter recommended. It was horrible. Lobster was extremely overcooked. Tasted like rubber. Ate the noodles only - left all the lobster untouched on the plate. When I mentioned to the waiter that the plate he recommended was inedible his reply was "ok". Didn't offer to bring anything else or anything. Waited 15 minutes for a cup of coffee with dessert. Very loud - hard to talk at the table."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I was super disappointed in my visit..... I guess this place has seen it's hey day and has now gone downhill. I had the Eggplant Parmesan, which was salty and tasted like it was out of a grocery freezer section. The salad bar is basic, good enough. The Tiramisu was the best thing about the entire lunch. Excellent service."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Worst Italian food we have ever eaten Embarrassing !"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The dinner was a special occasion for my wife and I. It was on a Monday so it wasn't hard to get a table but the service, food and overall experience were all amazing. Easily the best dining experience I have had in DC in the four years we lived here. Can't wait to get back."
    Dined on 6/30/2014