deliciousMy husband and I went here for our 11th wedding anniversary and it was truly an experience. The earlier you go the less crowded it is but even with the energy of the restaurant we still had an awesome dining experience. We will definitely be back!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian Delightful ambianceThe food was outstanding - best Italian food we have experienced. Excellent
wines and delectable pasta.
We felt a bit
under-dressed (casual wear) - so definitely business casual or better works
best given the somewhat fancy atmosphere.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian RestaurantFirst time at Filinena and the good was wonderful. The atmosphere and service was beyond the expected.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFour of us had dinner on aFour of us had dinner on a busy Saturday night. We each had a different entree -- fish, meat and pasta -- and all were delicious! The service was excellent -- very attentive, but not intrusive. The desserts were amazing - we had the strawberry shortcake and tiramisu -- all homemade. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMalways greatthe food is always excellent and the service is top notch. the calamari and gnochi should not be missed.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is Phenomenal!My husband and I went here for my birthday while we were visiting DC. I cannot say enough nice things about this restaurant. Sergio, our waiter, was phenominal. He was very attentive and gave great recommendations. From start to end, each course just got better. We started with Arancini, then had Caesar and Burrata Mozzarella Di Caprese. The ricotta and mozzarella on the Caprese was excellent. I had Fusilli alla Pesto and my husband had La Familia, both outstanding. I had the award winning Strawberry Shortcake for dessert, which I definitely recommend. Needless to say, I was in pain from all the excellent food I devoured, but it was worth it. This will definitely be a favorite spot for my husband and I when we move to DC.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for allThe Travel Channel had featured the restaurant in a comparison of D.C. and Boston. It looked interesting and we were looking for a place to celebrate my son's brithday while we were visiting D.C. This turned out to be a wonderful experience. The food was great, the service was excellent, and the complimentary after dinner drinks were a lovely surprise. Everyone was friendly and cooperative in satisfying my grandchildren's picky palates. Good find for sure.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe most wonderful Italian good!A classic for many years !
Signature homemade pasta is wonderful ! If you enjoy a lively atmosphere and love enjoying great food with Large portions and wonderful deserts.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMYum YumI had never been here before but tried it out with a group of us (6) and we all enjoyed every bite. I plan to eat here again and would recommend it to others.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSome Things Shouldn't ChangeFilomena's has always been a special occasion restaurant for my sister and I. This time the occasion was my 59th birthday. She had read online review about the tortellini with braised beef and they were not wrong--even better than our usual dishes. Service though busy was very good, recommended Merlot was delicious. Desserts are great too. Another lovely evening. Happy 30th Filomena's!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDC's taste of little ItalyNew York's little Italy has a special flavor that it's hard to find outside New York. Filomena is about as close s you can get here in DC. I can't wait to go back. The pastas are made fresh by the "pasta mammas" in the front and everything else it's just as mind blowing.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite DC spotAnother great meal. Had the aroncini and the cavatelli special. Delicious. Consistent and reliable. I know I am going to get a great meal. If I only have one night in DC, I go to Filomena.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMINCREDIBLE!!!The food is incredible. The best Italian food I have had. Service was top-notch-the best I've had in years. They cater to your every need. I highly recommend Filomena to anyone in the D.C area.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMReturning againEvery time I am in the DC area, this is my first choice for a great place to eat. I entertain clients here or just take an intimate group. And I tell everyone I know, that might be visiting DC, to head to Filomena for a wonderful evening.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGeogetown GemI stumbled across Filommenas in the Fall of 1984 while in DC on a Business trip and was delighted with this then 1 year old Gem. The Pasta Mama's were hard at work then and they remain hard at work as you walk in the entrance. Amazingly they have not aged a day. Dinner this week was once again was just as delicious as it has been each time I have visitied over the last 29 years. As a group of 5 we ordered different dishes and everyone was delighted with their meals but only one emerged with room for dessert as dinner portions are not skimpy. I asked about an old favorite that is no longer on the menu and was pleasantly surprised when the waiter said he would be glad to have it prepared for me, no problem.
Best Italian in DC
Deano-SF6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent FoodThe food here is always great and the service is too. We have been here before and it is always good. We will be back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHomey feel, good good.The atmosphere was great, felt like I was in my Italian mama's kitchen. Food was good, very hefty portion, and dessert (tiramisu) made the night!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceThis restaurant is an institution in Washington DC. The food is quite delicious with very generous portions. Good selection and service.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!From the moment we were seated, we were made to feel very special. The service was impeccable. The food, second to none!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and theExcellent service and the food was great. I had the Osso Bucco and was quite pleased. The last time I at at Filomena's was in 1984-- shortly after they opened and it is every bit as good now as it was then.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in DC!Filomena is our go-to for dinner with out of town guests. The food is consistently remarkable. The space is comfortable, and the noise level is low enough to enjoy conversation - even when there's a full house. The staff is attentive and knowledgable, accommodating special requests and making perfect recommendations.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNice, large portionsThe place was quiet until about 630pm when it started to fill in. Large portions, very filling!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfecto!!Our dinner at Filomena was superb! The service was impeccable and the food incredible!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable evening outWe had several "gluten free" request in our party and this was done easily with excellent pasta meals. The ambience of the restaurant is great and like in Italy there was no rushing through the meal. We spent much of the evening at the restaurant and never felt the staff was wanting us to leave. All in all this is a great Italian restaurant in Georgetown.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food; the bestOutstanding food; the best table service I have ever experienced in Washington DC.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGrandma's Italian GemDelicious food, great service! Felt like I was at grandma's house for a home cooked meal.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodThere is only one Italian restaurant that I judge all others by and that is Chef Vola in Atlantic City. Filomina was on a par with Chef Vola. The salads were spectacular and the veal parm (pounded veal chop ) was excellent as well as the pasta and special sauces. Save room for desert. Outstanding selections. Highly recommended.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPasta excellentGreat home made pasta dishes, memorable actually. Little noisy but great place. We would return.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly negative comment - Filomena'sOnly negative comment - Filomena's does not offer OpenTable dinning points - this should not be the case if you make reservations via OpenTable and the restaurant accepts it, points should be given.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Italian food andExcellent Italian food and service. Has a Victorian vibe to it. The dining room is large and the tables are fairly close together. The noise level is fairly high. For this reason, I would not suggest it for a romantic dinner however I did not inquire about a more quieter table. There were other areas which have been more quiet. The good was fantastic and the desert choices was overwhelming. We had the tiramisu and it was outstanding. The portions were nice size! Most patrons were dressed nicely.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTook our daughter there forTook our daughter there for her birthday and completely enjoyed the experience. The waiter was informative, helpful and not over bearing. The food was excellent and the ambience was perfect!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was terrific withThe food was terrific with generous portions. It was a bit noisy not a romantic location. Although you are asked if you are in a hurry and you say no the courses are brought to you quickly.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVery generous portionsThis was my third time here. Always so much food. I took home e nought for two more meals. The risotto special was amazing...generous lobster tail, mussels, rockfish, and calamari rings. Service was spectacular. Our waiter Tony new the menu and made appropriate recommendations. In addition he was attentive and very professional. I clearly will return for the service. The food is good. If you are looking for creative talented chief, not certain if this is the right place. If you are looking for good homestyle food, lots of it, and great service, then this is the place.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Pasta!Absolute great experience and some the best Italian food in the area. Great service. Excellent desserts!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousThis restaurant lived up to the bill. The execution of the food was excellent and the service great. The staff really worked together to make sure that guests needs were taken care of. I will visit Filomena anytime I am in the area.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Sicilian style foodI would swear I was back in Sicily! Grat food, perfect family ambiance.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDC TraditionHas been in DC for over 35 years that I know. Great food in a historic neighborhood. Complimentary Sambuca after dinner is a nice touch.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPasta loverI have regularly gone to Filomina whenever I am in the DC area. It became a tradition with our group. We have been making a point of having at least one meal here each year for over ten years and i an from Arizona! Pasta is excellent!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!We were in DC for a graduation this past weekend! This was our first visit to Filomena, we loved it so much we returned the following
night. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys great food!!! The spinach raviolis were absolutely amazing. The veal chop was incredible, rice balls were delicious. We'll certainly return to Filomena on future trips!!!!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBuffetThe buffet is great, you get a very good selection and a pasta entree cooked to order. Everything is fresh and very good.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMJust like Grandma Makes ItIf you are seeking home-cooked style Italian meals, this is it. You can taste the care that has been put into each dish. You'll see pasta being made by hand in the front window. This is the real deal.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMScrumptiousWhat a wonderful dining experience! Food was so good and the wait staff is so attentive. Love Filomena!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFABULOUSAte twice that same week. Will be back when I return next year for National Association of Realtor Mid-Year Convention. Your waiters are the best!!!!! Fantastic food, will recommend always, thank you for an awesome experience, Jan5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian GemThe service at this restaurant was outstanding. The waiter was funny but not overbearing. He was very well-versed with the menu and helped to make dietary accommodations. He was appealing to all age levels. The food was outstanding as always! Save room for dessert!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFilomena. Molto bene.I am a fan. The ambience is enchanting. The service is perfect. The food is extraordinary. We schedule a reservation every time we visit GTown. Exceptional.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Italian restaurantWhat a wonderful evening Filomena provided for my son's graduation from Georgetown University - steps from the college, wonderful food - you just wish you had room for their generous portions, wonderful wait staff - our waiter was lovely and could have been a double for Mitchel out of Modern Family -lol. The atmosphere is amazing, a bit like arriving at the home of a happy exuberant Italian family. What is there not to like. My family will certainly be going back .5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian Grandma in the kitchen.Simply arguably the best and freshest Italian dining experience I hav ever had. It's a must everytime I'm in DC.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!We've become regulars here - almost every special occasion, we come here! Absolutely love it!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian food around!When in the District one must make a trip to Filomena Ristorante. If you don't remember DC by its monuments then certainly you will remember DC from your experience at Filomena!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day waitMy wife and I took her mother there for an early Mother's Day dinner. Our reservation was for 4 o'clock and as we walked in a few minutes early it was obvious they were running behind. The main host was very pretentious and only responded to an aggressively rude gentlemen that demanded to be called "Dr." when he was addressed. Not only did his party of three get seated before us, he also got the window he repeatedly said he should get. So, I guess the moral with the host is to be as inconsiderate as them and they'll reward you. As for the food and waitstaff, it was amazing. Great servers, amazing food. I can't recommend the food enough. The calamari appetizer and the lobster linguine were the best I've ever had.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM