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
648 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (410)fit for foodies (301)romantic (292)neighborhood gem (283)good for groups (238)notable wine list (166)hot spot (107)kid-friendly (61)great for lunch (60)great for brunch (35)late-night find (33)scenic view (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Excellent Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    My husband and I have made it a tradition to celebrate our anniversary at Filomena's. The food is amazing and the quality of service is amazing. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for authentic Italian food! Plus, I consider this a fancy place so I get to dress up when I go here :)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than your neighborhood Italian
    MisterG
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    From the entryway, where you see 'mama' making pasta, down to the dining room, where you are enveloped in a 'time far gone', this is a special place. The portions are fit for a king, the service makes you feel like a king, and the food is well prepared and delicious. I will add Filomena to my DC favorites list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food was phenomenal, service was exceptional. The halloween decorations were spectacular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Filomena
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Overall food was fair; very large portions. Went for Anniversary celebration with family (3). Arrived and checked in with host. Even though we had reservations, we weren't seated until 20 minutes later and he didn't tell us how long we would need to wait; felt like an afterthought. Not the best way to start but was hoping that the food would make up for it. Calamari alla Sicily - nice, tender w/ right amount of sauce; toast had smoky flavor & texture that was very good Polpette Classico - meatballs flavorful but not hot enough; almost like it was ready 10 minutes before it was brought to the table Pastas - all pastas were great; cooked just right w/ perfect chew. Unfortunately, they were all drowning in too much sauce
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had made reservations for Sunday evening. The restaurant was less than 10% occupied by customers. We were seated at a table right by the kitchen area. (we were the only people in the area that we were seated in) When I asked if we could move they did move us to a better table. We sat at the new table for approximately 5 minutes when a bus boy came and took away our dinner plates which confused me. We sat there for another 5 minutes waiting for the waiter who was assigned to our table to come. He never did, even though there were many waiters and few customers. We finally left. I had eaten at Filomenia's several times before and was looking forward to another memorable dining experience. This one was memorable, just for the wrong reasons.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simplistic goodness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    There isn't much one needs to say in favor of Filomena but great food and wine and the atmosphere is conducive to having a nice dinner with your loved one or ones.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must go!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    When in D.C., Filomena is a must. Creative Italian dishes, exceptional sauces,rediculous portions, attentive service make this ultimate Italian old world establisment an experience to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fiola
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I always feel like the staff at Filomena think they are doing me a favor.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great dinner
    Bigguy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Awesome dining experience. Good was excellent, service was wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Italian Cuisine in DC
    Denise
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I dined here this past Sat w/my sister, mom and nieces for my mom's birthday and our dining experience was amazing! Our waiter was a really great waiter to our group...especially w/the kids...very good service!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Georgetown Must
    FoodFun
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've been wanting to try this for a while ever since I saw it on Pasta Paradise years ago. I wasn't disappointed and it was worth the wait! The food was phenomenal and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    Counselor
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent dishes. Superb service. Amazing desserts. Stop looking around and just go.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parents Weekend
    Noneen
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were in Georgetown for Parents Weekend. Took our daughter there and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    hungrymissourian
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The atmosphere is great! I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent service, amazing food, and an overall wonderful experience! I can't wait to go back and would recommend this restaurant with high regards!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent experience
    Sinefula
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went for lunch to Filomena. It was wonderful. Quick and high quality service. The food tasted great. The portions were huge. For me personally one appetizer (excellent breaded mozarella) was already enough. The calamari portion was also very big and palatable. Risotto (ordered for the first time there) was amazing and consisted of great amount of seafood and a bit of rice, which was quite a pleasant surprise, as usually we get more rice than seafood in other places. Homemade wine was very good, too. Thanks for great job! We'll definitely come to Filomena again. I would recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My boyfriend and I decided to go to Filomena for his birthday to celebrate and I must say we were both very satisfied with our experience. Our waiter was great, he explained the menu to us, he was prompt and very friendly. The atmosphere was great. They decorated for Halloween which we thought was pretty fun yet did not kill the mood. And of course the food was delicious and their pastas and sauces are homemade. Overall it was great experience. Next time we visit D.C. we will come back here.
    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.
  • Excellent!
    Cabalou
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The service is always very good, and the food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    Renski
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Ate here on a Tuesday night and it was packed full of patrons. We were seated quickly once tables turned around. Really enjoyed seeing all the halloween decorations too! Service was efficient and helpful without being in your face. Starters shared so could fit in their amazing desserts. They did this well. Mains were huge and very good but came with too much sauce which overwhelmed the foods and was too rich. Pity as they were good. Portion size was off putting but that probably us non-Americans not being used to them nor requiring a doggy bag to take home! Dessert was an experience worth making room for though. Everything looked fantastic it was hard to decide what to have. We were not disappointed!! Would visit again for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in DC
    foodcrtic
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Iconic restaurant that continues to be the best Italian restaurant in DC. Great menu, great wine list with an outstanding list of Borolos. Service is the best you can find anywhere. No wonder the restaurant is still packed with diners at 11pm in the middle of the week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old world
    Steven
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Heavy sauces with lots of cream, noisy, even on a Monday night, and definitely don't ask for anchovies on your Caesar salad, unless you too want to spend $16.95. Thought the Halloween decorations were the best I've ever seen at a restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big groups are treated well
    docprof
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had a group of 8… ended up having a 9th join. They were VERY accommodating. Service was outstanding and didn't push us to leave to turn over table. Enjoyed the ambiance and decorations for halloween. Food was amazing. This will be new go-to favorite in DC
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Filomenia's had phenomenal food
    luvgr8tfood
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Unbelievably great Italian food like mama makes. The atmosphere is fun and the staff is fantastic. You can't get a better Italian style meal in DC. I highly recommend Filomena's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and Consistent
    Aec2
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Always have a wonderful meal here every time we come to Washington for business. Service is very professional and the food quality and portions are amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!!
    Clefoodie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone who wants authentic Italian food. I am Italian and used to my mom fantastic Italian cooking. Moms is always going to be the best but this is definitely the closest you can get. Rice balls were incredible and the pasta dishes that we got were awesome! I can't say enough about how excellent the food was. The service....Preston was our server and took very good care of us. Never needing to ask for anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    CBoston
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was outstanding, some of the best Italian we've had. We gave our waiter the choice of choosing the wine which was a moderate price point. We enjoyed that so much we asked what he'd recommend for dinner without even looking at our menus. We were more than delighted with our meals. He also took the time to explain why so many Halloween decorations, the fresh gladioli, antique cash register and many other unique points about the restaurant. I'd just recommend, make your reservations, sit back and relax for an outstanding meal. My only complaint, I have to wait until we visit DC again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Italian Food
    Anonymous7064VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I don't normally care to go out for Italian food but Filomena is a game-changer. I would return here often for their amazing pastas. We split the ravioli appetizer and it was incredible. The pasta was light and slightly crispy and the sauce was equally delicious. For entrees we had the lobster linguini and beef brisket tortellini -both of which were amazing. The food is very rich though so come hungry and pace yourself! We had heard about how over-the-top the decorations are for holidays and they did not disappoint for Halloween. There were "scary" decorations all over the restaurant - which we found funny and charming!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ease up on the spooky stuff!
    Talulah
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    There was a nice variety of food and it was all well prepared. The place seems to have an interesting history and old world charm. Unfortunately it was jam-packed with junky decorations that you could see at any Halloween store at the mall. You couldn't see what the room really looks like and it gave it a very cluttered feel. Other than that it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 50th Birthday with Girlfriends
    Vino4life
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We celebrated our girlfriend's 50th birthday last Saturday night with all the fun we could possibly have. Reservations made on open table a month out. Greeted with open arms like we had been there many times but it was our first experience. Seated us without a wait. Crowded and a little loud but so were we! Service and food and wine exceeded expectations. Did not rush us out. Would go back just to see the decor change with the seasons!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over the top - not necessarily good
    TrialnorepeatVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Over the top Halloween decor and over sized portions with high prices make for a less than stellar experience. No repeat from this group of 4. Even the waiter treated us as a transaction, not a customer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A perfect family dinner
    Rosie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Filomena's is a wonderful place to spend an evening. The over the top atmosphere is lively and fun. Most importantly, the food is outstanding. Every dish ordered by our family of five was prepared to perfection....al dente pasta, delicious sauces, fresh ingredients. Service is friendly and fast. It's become a family tradition!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing on the menu I wouldn't eat
    new2DC
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was amazing. The hard part was picking just one thing to eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    hhaera
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Filomena is one of the best restaurants around. It is a family favorite for sure. When we come to DC, we have to come to Filomena. The food is excellent. A special is the women in the front of the restaurant making pasta. What a delight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    BaileyH4VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Filomena was wonderful! The staff was very attentive, and the food was amazing. We got the caprese as an app and ended up splitting our entree (the spinach and cheese ravioli) and we left stuffed. Filomena is a great neighborhood gem, and we would recommend it to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Food Ever!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This place was incredible. Amazing food and great service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to eat here again!
    MMouse3
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were visiting Washington for the first time in 5 years and couldn't wait to return to this restaurant. Everything was amazing! The food, wine, and service were better than many fine restaurants in New York City. We highly recommend Filomenas to anyone who wants a great meal in DC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    LadRichard
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The homemade pasta is so good! Don't skip the before dinner bread! Wish we could have sat and enjoyed a long evening here...but had to go to the theater. The wait staff made sure we didn't feel rushed and still made the curtain!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed with the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    After reading all of the reviews I chose this restaurant, hoping for an authentic Italian meal. Starter was fantastic but main course was bland, lacked flavour and very disappointing. Tasted like pasta I made at uni.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointingly Mediocre
    rfar
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The place is overrated. I have to give it to them though, the Halloween decoration was spot on. It was well done. The food on the other hand, not so much. My friend and I ordered two things of the menu: TORTELLONI DI MICHELE, supposedly the 1st Place Winner of the People's Choice Award at the Taste of Georgetown, and LINGUINI CARDINALE, what they labeled as One of President Clinton's Favorite At Filomena!. Neither of which was impressive. My friend and I ended up picking at the food, and taking the rest to go only because we didn't want to leave $80 worth of pasta on the table. It's not the worst meal I've had in my life, but I don't see myself going there again. At best, the food at this place can be described as mediocre.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Filomena Ristorante is one of the best Italian places in the U.S.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet