Filomena Ristorante
Filomena Ristorante

Filomena Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.filomena.com/
  • Phone: 2023388800x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Filomena Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
614 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (385)romantic (277)fit for foodies (263)neighborhood gem (252)good for groups (200)notable wine list (147)hot spot (93)great for lunch (58)kid-friendly (57)great for brunch (38)late-night find (26)vibrant bar scene (9)scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • The Best Italian Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The restaurant is charming and romantic. The waiters are very attentive and the food is without a doubt the best Italian food I've ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IRONMAN
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    EXCELLENT OVERALL!! WILL DEFINITELY EAT HERE AGAIN WHEN VISITING D.C.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place for Special Celebration
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have gone to many restaurants in DC but this one stands out not only as a great place for food, but also a fun place to eat. The space was decorated for Halloween and was done tastefully with whimsy. The sauces were heavy but delicious and our waiter was very personable and efficient. Prices are up there, but for a special event it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delizioso!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fantastic service. The decor felt a little dark and dated. But the food and wine were amazing. It was an absolutely fantastic culinary experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic!
    AndyP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    In a word, fantastic. Everything our group had was delicious, all appetizers, entrees, and desserts. We will certainly be returning again, and hopefully soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food & service were outstanding. Noise level abit too high. Seating on a Friday evening was fairly tight.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food, OK Service
    StayAwayVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    That really says it all; the food is amazing and they give outstanding portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was horrible.
    Larry
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The pasta was only a small step up from Chef Boyardee--make that very small.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner and the service was very attentive and since it was our daughter's birthday, the waiters made it very special for her.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm, welcoming and wildly fun!
    Kari
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    A perfect setting for our lively group of 8! Delicious home style Italian food served by a charming waiter, Gino. Complimentary Amaretto following dinner....and lots of leftovers to eat the next night.....need I say more?!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food, hated fellow diner.
    CaliGalley
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    People! Manage your children! Filomena's is too special a place for you to ruin with bad mannered, loud, just plain rude children. The food is always amazing every single time I come here, and the service leaves you wanting for very little. However, the ambiance was unfortunately ruined by a family unable to control their three daughters. How hard is it to instill the notion that you don't put your knees on the table?! I suppose I really shouldn't expect much from a mom who's bra hangs out of her shirt. No, not the shoulder straps...the cups. But I digress. Bottom line: if you like Italian food, you MUST try Filomena's. You'll love it! If you don't like Italian food, I'm so sorry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tad disapoint
    JohnD
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Seated in a high traffic waiter zone despite many empty tables. Bread cold. On the positive: very attentive staff - almost too attentive as felt rushed - this is a very busy place. Nice touch - gratis sambuco and amaretto. Hugh dinner servings - enough to take home for next day's lunch. Overall all satisfied but so expensive will likely limit return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never fails to delight
    Goodcook21
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food is excellent just like mom used to make The chocolate hazelnut cake is heavenly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Filomena's never disappoints me!
    SuzieQ
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Filomena's excellent service delicious food, and exciting atmosphere never disappoints ne! I visit this wonderful restaurant every time I am in DC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    shova
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The pasta, while fresh, was so completely covered in cheese and sauce that it was nearly indistinguishable from the cheese. I didn't realize the restaurant was below ground with only 2 windows, making it very dark and drab. The decor was also odd. Decent value for lunch (pasta and full salad bar), but I was disappointed that I could not taste any flavor other than cheese.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Divine
    Amir
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This place never fails to amaze me, the food is just outstanding, the service is one of the best in town and the atmosphere is just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SPEEDY SERVICE
    INOUT2FAST
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    THE RESTAURANT WAS NICE WE WERE SEATED BUT YOU ARE RIGHT NEXT TO THE NEXT TABLE IT WAS LIKE YOU WERE EATING WITH THEM NOT SO GOOD. THEY BROUGHT OUT OUR FOOD SO FAST YOU DIDN'T HAVE TIME FOR SOME DRINKS AND TO TALK. THE FOOD WAS GOOD NOT GREAT. WE WERE IN AND OUT WITH IN 50 MINUTES IT WAS LIKE SPEED DATING BUT WITH FOOD.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best lobster linnguine in town!!
    erliVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent italian restaurant, great food, the portions are huge; the lobster linguine was the best. Friendly service. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Fantastic food, but the Halloween decorations were out of place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Restaurant
    Diningelegance
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband & I decided to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary at Filomena...everything was superb!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo!
    Sophie88
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Fun entry into Georgetown scene. Authentic Italian ... Large servings.... Great servers ... A bit loud if you are looking for an intimate experience. Great open table reservation experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quintessential culinary gem!
    CdkatzVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Amazing authentic Italian food! This is just like your grandmother would make. You can taste the love and attention to detail that has been given to each dish. Bite after bite, I couldn't put the fork down and kept going back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something from the past
    minicooper
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Filomena has great food and huge portions. The staff is always very nice and they always give you a little something extra with your meal. The decor is over the top and almost tacky, but it works.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Italian
    Kat295
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    First time there this week, we love Italian Food…this restaurant did not disappoint us, I had the eggplant that was one of the best…Plates are huge and more than enough for a couple ti share…..My husband had the Seafood Mix with red sauce it was one of the best…Fish is extemelly fresh, sauce is amazing. Now the desserts are gourmet and delicious. We had the mixed fruit cheesecake, the lightest tasty cheesecake ever , melts in your mouth…...
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was awesome but waiter wasn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I love the food here and come here everytime I visit DC. It's just a shame that our waiter wasn't too into his job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, strange decor
    Ckrink
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food and service were excellent, but the over abundance of strange Halloween decorations was off-putting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I am no food critic, but I do love to eat and try new restaurants. That said the food here was hands down the best Italian food I have ever eaten. The service was very friendly and attentive, but not over the top. All around I live 4 hours from dc and was on vacation, but would easily drive the 4 hours to eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old school italian in georgetown
    jeff
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    we really liked this place, great ambiance, you walk down stairs to the lower level of a building that is canal level in georgetown, but they dont use the canal for any outdoor dining, but doesn't matter, the food and wine didn't disappoint, great service from a 30 plus year server, that should tell you something right there, we had they shrimp and artichoke app and our still talking about it - cant go wrong w/ this place
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • incredible food - excellent service
    illomendnb
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great traditional fare, prompt and friendly service. If you leave hungry or disappointed, I question that you were even there. Our server was well versed in the wine and food which always makes it easy to navigate a sizable menu. Can't go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love2eat
    nodirtydishes
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Excellent food. The Lobster Linguini dish, the Caesar salad, and the tres leches were all excellent. Our waiter Sergio was great. Fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Abundance of great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The portions are very large so going in larger groups and sharing would make it easier to taste more of their delicious options. The complimentary Sambuca and/or Amaretto are a very nice touch too. Fabulous food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    AdminofAllTrades
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was absolutely excellent and the portions were huge!! The only draw back is the decor is a bit outdated. It felt like a thrift store. Regardless, the food outweighs the decor. Would dine there again without question.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Amazing food, service. A little loud but that is part of the charm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't Miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was the first time I'd been to this restaurant but had read a lot of positive reviews. Being somewhat of a skeptic I cautioned my two companions that I'd read a lot of good reviews but that we'd have to see for ourselves how good it actually was. Well the reviews were right on. Great service, great food, hopping place with great ambiance although not a place that I'd go for a romantic, quite dinner. My party had three different entrees and all were top notch. They do a little thing at the end of dinner that's a nice touch but I'll leave that as a surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely loud/noisy.
    0smiles
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Paula Dean must have been in the kitchen adding cups of butter to everything. Salmon and vegetables dripping in creamy butter sauce. it's a shame that there were no healthy choices. Cute romantic looking place, but so loud we couldn't hold a conversation. and very expensive. There are many other restaurants in Georgetown with better food and less expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptionally Loud
    bruno
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The fine food - a little pricy - was overshadowed by the deafening roar of the restaurant. Excellent seafood pasta dishes (we had 2), calamari, foccata, and more. Like the finishing touch of sambuca and amaretto shots.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food bad vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Noisy and crowded. Put at a table for five. My chair was in isle and every person that passed banged into the chair. Wouldn't go again except food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nnaa
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was very good. The service fair . The waiter was not attentive. Very slow
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  • Absolutely Amazing!
    CarolinaGirl89
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was my second time at Filomena and it was amazing. The mushroom manicotti was the best dish I have ever had. The meal was absolutely perfect and the ambience was outstanding. I highly recommend this for authenic Italian!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Italian Meal.....
    PittGirl83
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent experience! Filomena fits in beautifully with the eclectic neighborhood. Parking is plentiful in the garage across the street. Food was superb but leave some time to stroll around after dinner - you will be full! The dessert case was loaded with options, but we were too stuffed. We're definitely returning to try the tiramisu. Glad we made reservations as it was already jammed by 5 on a Saturday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet