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
618 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (397)romantic (280)fit for foodies (257)neighborhood gem (253)good for groups (196)notable wine list (148)hot spot (97)great for lunch (61)kid-friendly (61)great for brunch (39)late-night find (27)scenic view (10)vibrant bar scene (9)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely loud/noisy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
  • Great Pasta
    LizBostonVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Pasta is handmade on the premises. Servings are huge, and the pasta is swimming in thick creamy sauces. This is the Italian food grandma used to make. Service is very gracious, old world style and the setting is authentic faux Italian with trellises and silk flowers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoy it everytime we go...
    Outtoeatoften
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food...almost too much food...stuffed each time we visit. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian heaven
    Lillian
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    If you like Italian food you will absolutely love it here. I was blown away by how wonderful the food and service was. If you leave this restaurant unhappy you have absolutely lost your mind!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food And Service
    Hapemann
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    All pasta is homemade by the "pasta momas". Generous portions. Exception taste. Great wine list. Elegant atmosphere. Exceptional service by skilled wait staff. I visit this restaurant every time I am in DC. It is that good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    GusP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were on trip to DC for pleasure. Many of our friends recommended Filomenas. We were definitely pleased with their recommendations and our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You will not leave hungry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The servings are huge and the food is amazing! Save room for desert!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This was a very nice place. When you walk in, before heading down the stairs, is the room where they make their pasta daily! Both of our main dishes were delicious. You can taste the freshness. Their portions are very large and the desserts were fantastic! I was told ahead of time that their prices are higher but for what you get in quality and quantity I wouldn't complain at all, it was well worth it. I will go back next time I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience -every time!
    schecky
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I travel quite a bit and this is one of my favorite restaurants not only in Georgetown but anywhere...period. Absolutely fantastic homemade Italian and wonderful fresh seafood. This is a hit...from the minute you approach with ladies rolling homemade pasta to the final gratuitous taste of either Sambucca or Amaretto, it is absolutely phenomenal. What is great is that it is the same experience whether a party of two or 15. Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently the best
    Andrew
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Filomena is consistently the best restaurant in DC, in my opinion. The food is flavorful and fresh (you can see the women rolling the pasta in the front window), the service is great, and the portions are huge. I will always recommend Filomena to anyone.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mike
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I have been to this restaurant 8 times. I has always been fantanstic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FANTASTIC
    BMWlson
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    One of the best restaurants I have eaten at in a long time. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great recommendation!
    IluvDCVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Filomena's was exactly as recommended. My husband and I stayed in Georgetown and we wanted a neat place to eat where the locals love . The Rigatoni Salsicce was delicious. Servings are more than enough to fill you up. Great ambiance. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Filomena
    BanashreeVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    First time at Filomena -- we had high expectation and all of which were satisfied. The server was very helpful and friendly (exchanged my cocktail since I didn't like). Food was very generous quantity and tasty. The dessert and final sambuca/amaretto offering were unexpected and greatly appreciated. Definitely will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible edibles!
    Dave
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My wife had made reservations based upon memories of the location from many years gone ago. She also wanted a nice meal for a very close friend that was visiting. After lloking at the site, a reservation was quickly made. We enjoyed the Sunday brunch and were impressed with the variety and quality. Nobody in our party left hungry or wanting. The ambiance was nice and relaxing on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Last, but by now means least, was Tony out waiter / wine steward for the establishment. He was very helpful and informative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Drummin101
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    One of the best meals I have had in a REALLY long time. Our server was very helpful and did a great job helping is pick some delicious food. I had the short rib tortellini and my wife had the gnocchi bolognese and both were amazing with fruit tart for dessert. Everything was made from scratch and you could tell that everyone there took pride in their work.The portions were quite large and still delicious the next day. If I am ever back in the DC area I will make it a point to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Georgiawoman
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Went here for a birthday dinner. Service was excellent. The rockfish was beautifully prepared. Desserts were wonderful. The restaurant was a bit loud for conversation, and had too many tables crammed in the space and this greatly compromised the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AllaVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food, service and atmosphere was absolutely amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Tripfortwo
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner! It was gluten free friendly for those who prefer gluten free and our waiter was knowledgable with the menu. Amaaaaaazing food! Top favorite places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    DCFoodie
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My husband and I came here for our anniversary. Our waiter was amazing, the food was amazing and fresh. The pasta was perfect and the cakes are yummy. Excellent place for dining I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite for over 20 years
    RayL
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Yes it can be crowded and noisy at times, but it is still my all time favorite and a mandatory stop when I am in town. Must try cheese balls and the gnocchi, but I assure you all dishes are outstanding. You won't be disappointed. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!!
    DPHA
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food at Filomena is amazing along with the service and ambience. This restaurant is really beautiful and i can't say enough how good the food was. Also, each dish is a very big plate so be prepared to bring your appetite! The lasagna was awesome. Desserts are amazing as well! We had the tres leches cake and the hazelnut chocolate cake, both delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food...a bit loud but worth it
    Foodiecritic
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food and service is great! Comment that it's no better than Olive Garden is FALSE! It's a bit loud, but if you reading this, then you will be informed before you go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The tops
    NYJK1989
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I could not recommend this place enough if you're in the mood for some excellent Italian food in the DC area. Nearly everything about it is a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classico and delicioso!
    Terrylene
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Classic Italian food at its best! Service couldn't have been better and it's old world charm was special. Something for everyone in a delightful setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    FloridaGirl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is the second time I have been to this place and it has been fantastic both times. Excellent food, friendly staff. Best Italian food ever!! You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't get any better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This place was absolutely wonderful. Everything from the service, to the food, to the dessert... No complaints at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Hard to find italian food that is not so monotone, filled with cheese, pasta and sauce. Combined with great service, Filomena's food will fill your taste buds. From the 2 sauce amazing lasagna to the lobster sauce ravioli with scallops and shrimp...it is all amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    yUMichVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife and I dined at Filomena per a coworker's recommendation and loved it! The food was delicious and served in large portions as well. The server was very helpful and offered great recommendations as well. We will definitely return if we find ourselves in the DC/Georgetown area again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but rushed
    popster
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went for an early dinner on a Friday night and it started out pretty empty but was quickly filling up by mid meal. The food was good as usual. However nearing the end of the meal I was feeling rushed as if they wanted the turnover as quick as possibly. We were hardly loitering having been there for less than an hour but the service staff kept coming over to ask if I was finished, interrupting conversation and the taking away any relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food and Great Service
    mike
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It was great to walk past the window to see the pasta being handmade, and the taste was even better. The sauces were a bit heavy but I absolutely loved it. Friendly staff and exceptional service. Definitely going back and will recommend this place to all.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great for a special occasion. It is loud so i do not recommend for a very first date.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    First time at Filomena's and it was outstanding. Our servers Sergio and Santos were great and the good was amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Terrific
    FoodFan
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I find that Filomena Ristorante is one of my favorites...one I take visiting guests to experience. I feel the food is always delicious, the service is great and, what else could make it any better. I'm waiting for the day when I don't eat too much entree and can sample their desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet