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
Filomena Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
639 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (417)romantic (275)neighborhood gem (267)fit for foodies (256)good for groups (201)notable wine list (158)hot spot (96)kid-friendly (63)great for lunch (62)great for brunch (49)late-night find (33)scenic view (11)vibrant bar scene (10)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Bad service and oily food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The waiter was very arrogant, no smile and frequently interrupted when we were enjoying talking. The quality of the food is below average. If you are looking for food very heavy, contains a lot of sugar and fat, this is the perfect place for you.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Terrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was good enough. Unfortunately, even the best of foods can be ruined by terrible service. We went for Sunday buffet brunch. How can you ruin brunch service? Well, our waiter seemed to know how to do just that. One of the people in our party ordered off the menu. The order was never placed. Indeed, only after we asked him about the order did he remember. This was already 45 minutes later. The rest of the group had eaten off the buffet already. Our drink glasses were not refilled. Only after we asked for refills did we get his attention, and it still took a while for him to refill our glasses. Truly unfortunate because I do like the food there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's the best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is our second visit to Filomena and it certainly won't be our last! We will make a point of visiting each time we visit Washington! The food, service and ambience are all 4-star and I wouldn't change a thing! It's a great experience each time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pasta Made Right on the Premises!
    FoodGem123
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Absolutely delicious. Love all the pasta dishes, and the meatballs in red gravy are a must try. The best I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    When we know we are traveling to Washington, DC, we make a reservation at Filomena's each time we come. The restaurant is always busy - and full of all sorts of great surprises! It is always a wonderful experience - the food is wonderful, the service is professional, and we are always treated with wonderful Italian hospitality. Thanks to everyone at Filomena's for some great memories!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovetodineout
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent food and service. The homemade bread was yummy. the ravioli was over the top delicious! The portions are generous so be ready to eat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing food
    tryitout
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    if you want amazing authentic Italian food then you must try Filomena. The atmosphere is outdated grandmas house and is very crowded where you sit very close to your neighboring tables. The price is also a little high. Even with those two things my husband and I keep going back because the food is so good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh my that sausage
    eiknarf
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went for restaurant week, and we'll definitely be going back! For our appetizers, we had the meatballs and the arancini, both amazing. The meatballs were juicy and well seasoned, and the arancini, just wow. For the entrees, we had the sausage and the chicken with vodka sauce. The homemade pastas were perfectly cooked. The chicken dish was good, but nothing to write home about. The sausage though... Oh that sausage. I will go back and back again just for the sausage. Get it! We tried one of each dessert, the triple chocolate cake and the strawberry shortcake, and though we both love chocolate, the shortcake was our fave, absolutely devine. And our server, Vittorio, was awesome!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have been wanting to try Filomena since the Gerogetown food fair and I was really disappointed. I came for an early dinner and was seated near the kitchen. It was super loud and there were dirty dishes sitting on trays near my table. The ambiance was cute but very dusty and I felt like I was eating in someone's basement which, is ironic because the restaurant is below street level. The food was just okay and our server was nice. Good thing I went during restaurant week because I would have been upset to pay full price for this experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious and unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very interesting and unique ambiance created by the decor. The food is AMAZING and always a favorite of ours during restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Filomena - best Italian experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It is one of our favorite Italian restauants and we take lots of out of town guests there including many who have travelled to Italy- we all agree that it is the best Italian did outside of Italy and better then most Italian restaurants in Italy- I love that they serve my favorite wine - Amarone and their desserts are to die for so make sure you leave room... And finally they serve ( on the house) sambuca and amaretto to ensure you walk away with good breath😄😃
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mass produced food, rushed service
    jen1jmu
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We usually love Filomena but it was a bad experience. The food for restaurant week seemed mass produced and was richer than normal. The waiter rushed us through the meal and we did not even have a minute between courses. The waiter dropped my to go box on the floor upside down and didn't even apologize or offer to get me replacement food (I checked after he walked away and the arancini balls had exploded). Two of the three bathroom stalls in the restroom had no toilet paper. My husband and I both had stomachaches as we left and we only ate half of our meals.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Italian food at its best
    Naomi
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    From the "Pasta Mama" making pasta in the front window, to the Pasta Mama making food in the back, it was amazing. I kept reading about their "famous pasta sauce" and it is the best. Accompany that with the most flavorful meatball and cheese ravioli and you have a great appetizer. The food was delicious. The ambience was very romantic. It was a little dark but once my eyes got used to it I was comfortable. The location was perfect as it sits in the heart of Georgetown shopping off M street. I would definitely go back to try other dishes and desserts. Thank you Pasta Mama's!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Precious and Romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Filomena offers an exquisite dining opportunity. Although you will find a younger, Georgetown crowd there, the experience certainly warrants the wear of a jacket. I would certainly recommend you and your date to split a meal thereby saving room for one of their scrumptious desserts! Bon Appetito!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, friendly service
    jstavish
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Took my family here for Restaurant Week, it was the first time for 3 of them - the waitress was exceptionally nice and even let us taste test two different wines before ordering a bottle. The food was delicious, and everyone was able to take home leftovers. The place is a cute little restaurant in Georgetown, unassuming from the sidewalk, but lively and vibrant as soon as you walk in. It can be crowded inside, but we never felt ignored or unattended to. Wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everything on the menu was delicious! I had never heard of the restaurant and was looking for good Italian food. Filomena Ristorante was a great find! I recommend it and will come visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Meal
    goodcats
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We went to lunch at Filomena's during Restaurant Week and our meal was delicious. Unlike many of the other restaurants participating in Restaurant Week, Filomena's had a very good selection of appetizers and entrees and the portions were full-sized. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable and the decor is very romantic. I am planning on going back with my husband for dinner and I am very much looking forward to it. I highly recommend Filomena's. Even thought it's in Georgetown, parking was readily available and fairly priced for DC.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent, Authentic Italian Food
    PAR59
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great service, great food, huge portions! Could not have asked for a better server than Mr. Soprano!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Absolutely fantastic experience. This is my favorite restaurant in Georgetown and I must pay a visit every time I travel to the DC area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    seabreezeVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    They sat us almost immediately and assigned the perfect waitstaff that ensured the courses were separated properly and we never felt rushed. It was restaurant week however we went with standard fare...captures, risotto balls and lasagna...what could be better
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food was great! And Free shots after dinner! It was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This restaurant has a very comfortable yet romantic atmosphere but it could be in the middle of a trash heap and I would still give it five stars!! The food is divine and the service is magnificent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food!
    Mimix2
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We enjoyed the bountiful table of food.... serving sizes are large! Three of our guests had not been to this resaurant and truly enjoyed the food. The table we were set at was right by the host desk and was difficult to have a conversation with our guests due to the noise of guests waiting to be seated. You may want to request being away from the front of the restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • REAL ITALIAN
    benjaminzz
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR GREAT AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOOD, FILOMENA IS THE PLACE TO GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Restaurant Week Menu
    Foodieindisguise
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    What a way to kick off restaurant week! The menu did not skimp on quality or portions and quality of everything was nearly perfect. The server was a bit cold, but the food and drinks were perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Rated
    Doodles
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Ambience was nice. Quality of food was good but quantity was excessive. Service was rushed and there was no time to relax between servings. Got the feeling they want to turn tables as quickly as possible. Bartender cannot make a decent martini yet charges $20.00 for it. Complimentary amaretto and sambucca was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tight Fit
    dcdiner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Filomina had decent reviews but we were disappointed in the experience. First after waiting 15 minutes for our table (we had reservations) we sat at the bar to find they had no drink list other than wine. The bar tender pointed to their spirits and offered to pour us something. Then the tables were crammed in worse than an airline seat. They had a banquet seat with too many tables crammed in. We had to move our table every time someone next to us wanted to get out and every time the waiter came to serve people would bump my wife and I. The wine steward was excellent, he was the best part. The food was average, nothing special in our opinion. We could barely hear ourselves talk due to the open dining room concept with way too many people.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Italian food in D.C.
    WorldTravelingFoodie84
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It'll make you miss your nonna! I always get the misto di mare, and it is top notch. The server was very accommodating to our special requests and very upfront about additional costs we'd incur for our meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service were amazing!
    Happy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    They were very gracious even though we were late for our reservation. The staff was so friendly, the portions are HUGE and our waiter was an absolute joy. I would definitaley go back and tell my friends visiting the Washington area it is a must do dining experience! It is a little noisy, but not too bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Rated
    ViaRoma
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It was recommended to me by two different people and again by the hotel that I was staying @ so I was very much looking forward to the experience. I'm a foodie and dine @ the best from LA to New York with San Francisco in-between and I have to say this was like eating @ Epcot Center, the Italian pavilion. Atmosphere - loud, waiters - over done, food - too much on the plate! It tries to be authentic but it comes across as a generic version of Italy, and I'm Italian. After a week in Rome prior to this trip, I think Filomena needs to go back to the mother country to call to mind how it's suppose to be done!!!!!
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  • Ask for Gino
    WVGirl
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Anything with the lobster sauce will be delicious. Gino was our server and couldn't have done a better job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Jackie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food never lets me down! If it wasn't pricey, I would go back more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not responsive
    PhillyJohn
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I had a 6 pm reservation and requested a quiet table. After I was seated, another party with a baby who cried frequently was seated at the table right across from me. In addition, the service was inattentive. To make matters worse, I got white stains on my pants from rubbing against the table in the cramped seating arrangement. The food however was superb.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic evening out.
    NightOut
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I visited this restaurant for the first time for my birthday. It was extremely romantic with the low lighting. We arrived for dinner just after 5pm which was perfect on a Friday evening because as we were leaving the restaurant was becoming more crowded. The food was excellent, and the service was second to none.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dinner
    Kate
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our first time eating here, but easily could have ate here for the rest of our vacation. Portions are very generous. Food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dreaming of veal-stuffed ravioli
    Cheryl
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Have been raving and dreaming about roasted veal-stuffed ravioli since the first time I had them 3 years ago. I was not disappointed; this dish is as wonderful as remembered. My friend had a wonderful seafood pasta dish. We would have had dessert ... if we had the room! :0)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Tradition
    mgatlantaVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food is fine, not outstanding, but go for the overall experience, especially the welcoming atmosphere and the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but waiter pushy
    DelightfulDiner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was very good and the special after dinner drink was a nice touch. Would recommend their meatballs for an appetizer and a pasta/fish dinner for the entree. Waiter was too pushy and we had to let him know about 1/3 way thorough our dinner or else the experience would have been awful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prepare to bring a doggie bag
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Filomena is a destination restaurant - if you are visiting DC, it's a must try. But beware - the portions are extremely generous! This is fabulous if you live in the city, but disappointing if you are traveling and have to leave it behind. You will be thinking of the food left on the table for days b/c it's that good. The service is top notch and the pastas that you watch being hand rolled as you walk in are exquisite. Dinner is topped off with your choice of sambuca or amaretto on the house.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing food and rude service
    AZinWashingtonDCVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Returned to dine at Filomena many years after my first visit, and am sad to say that this will be my last visit. Rude staff, from the maître d' to the waiter. Unfriendly, condescending and unpleasant. Food was mediocre, though the portions were very large (especially the dessert) and not worth the high price tags. Needless to say, we will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic