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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
  • "Excellent food. A bit noisy and poor lighting, but overall a great family restaurant. Large portions, may want to get appetizers and share a dish."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Made reservation 2 days ahead. Had to choose alternate time. We were seated against a mirror. Many customers and service staff walked by and couldn't help but knock into the back of the chair. Restaurant was crowded. The food was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Filomena is my favorite restaurant in the world. The service is unbelievable. The food never disappoints me. Try the linguine cardinale!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Hands down the best Italian restaurant I've ever been to, if you are in the Washington DC/Georgetown area, go there!!!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Once again a great meal, great environment, not quiet - lively, but everyone makes you feel special and my wife and my favorite spot to celebrate special events in our life. A great night and we enjoyed our huge portions the next day for lunch :)"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I am from NY and pretty picky about where I eat Italian food. Have never had a less than excellent experience at Filomemia. Out of town friends always want to return!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We've heard great things about Filomena, but never tried it before. Though I'm normally not a fan of higher end Italian restaurants, Filomena proved unusually worthy. The level of service is exceptionally high. We initially sat with 3 out of 4 in our party. Our server did not rush us, but waited patiently until our 4th joined us to take our order. He knew the menu well and made great recommendations. The food is wonderful from the homemade pasta to the variety of sauces to the outstanding appetizers to the incredible desserts. We particularly liked the gnocchi and lamb ravioli as entrees; aranchini and polpette as appetizers. The shell of the cannoli was so light and delicate and the cream filling is the best I've ever had. Just go."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Traditional Italian amongst silk flowers. Great complimentary after dinner drinks. House wines good but no real advantage if you buy the bottle"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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
  • "All of the food here is delicious! Many of the pastas are homemade and the sauces are decadent."
    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
  • "Filomena serves lovely Italian food in large portions. Their cakes are delicious. It is a very busy place and very noicy but with a Nice atmosphere."
    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