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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Filomena Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
634 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (410)romantic (284)neighborhood gem (258)fit for foodies (254)good for groups (193)notable wine list (152)hot spot (94)great for lunch (67)kid-friendly (63)great for brunch (48)late-night find (33)scenic view (13)vibrant bar scene (9)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Good food...a bit loud but worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
  • 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
  • favorite restaurant
    Mica
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Perfect for a date night or special occasion, Filomena's is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. The food is outstanding (and don't skip dessert) and the service is excellent. I love coming here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It's the trifecta--amazing food prepared with care in the classic fashion (there's a little old grandma upstairs who hand-rolls all the gnocci!), outstanding service by professional waiters, a fabulous ambience from a bygone but not dated era. I've been there with the family for a good meal, and for a special occasion. The staff does not disappoint and the food is incredible. Nothing particularly fancy but all prepared just right. We went most recently for my friend's 40th and they surprised her with a sparkler in her dessert and complimentary amaretto and sambucha for "good luck". Oh, and the vodka sauce was incredible!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to be my favorite place
    Veggiegrl
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I used to love filomenas restaurant!! They treat you like your someone important, the ambiance makes you feel like your in an Italian grandmothers dining room, and the food is so delicious!!! The only reason I'm not giving this place 5 stars is because my absolute favorite dish that I can't seem to recreate or find anywhere, they took it off the menu! My favorite vegetable lasagna! I dot eat meat and there are only 3 other options and it's basically just pasta an sauce. I ended up getting the ravioli with spinach in vodka sauce. It was definitely yummy but it didn't have that special taste. Bring back the vegetable lasagna and I'll give it 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy and crowded but yummy!
    FoodieFan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We dined at Filomena's on a recent trip to DC. The restaurant was very busy and very loud but the service was attentive and friendly. The portions were huge and very well prepared. A great evening overall.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delightful find......
    vivaItalia
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We heard about Filomena from neighbors. So, the next time we were in D.C. we thought we'd give it a try. When we entered the restaurant we watched two ladies making ravioli in a glassed room next to the entrance..... and visible from the street. They explained their process and were very cheerful. This was the beginning of a lovely evening. The place was packed. I'm glad we had reservations. The waiter was very professional and elegant in serving us. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and made sure that our experience was a good one. We will certainly go back during our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    PJA1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent food with very large portions and highly attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Melissa
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Absolutely loved Filomena's! We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection and tasted delicious! The service was impeccable to say the least. This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Weewilly
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have been to this restaurant twice. Abundant servings of tasty food served by a professional wait staff. Just excellent. Noise level was such that we could not even carry on a conversation this time. VERY ANNOYING but there were at least three birthday parties. Dining experience is worth it despite the aggravating commotion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    DCVistors
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My daughter and I were celebrating her birthday, a few days late. Food was fantastic and the service was even better. The place was packed yet, I felt like we received special attention from the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • August 2014
    Jeddacooks
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We loved everything we ordered! The portions are huge! The sauce is amazing. Great wine, great service and outstanding food! My only complaint is we had to wait to be seated even though the dining room was empty and we had a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice looking food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Not very tasty. presentation is NOT everything. Waiter did his best.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, HUGE portions
    rachelk
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    entrees were pricey for pasta ... $25-$30 BUT the portions are enormous. if you don't frown on doggie-bags, there is enough food for multiple meals, so it's worth it! friendly service, even when we did not order wine or dessert...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!!!
    RobEck
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Absolutely the best Italian food I have ever eaten at a restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Noisy but Good Food
    LFK1
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went with a party of 7 on a Wednesday evening, 7:30. The restaurant was pretty crowded, and we had to scream at each other to be heard. It was incredibly noisy, but as the night wore on, it got less so. The food was good as was the service. We were somewhat charmed by the woman in the window Making Gnocci. I will say, their red sauce was outstanding. Although I don't care for Sambucca or Amaretto, it was a nice touch to serve them at the end of the meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud crowd
    sk8ladyVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Moderately good Italian in a Georgetown basement. However, the food was overshadowed by the incredible noise level. My husband and I literally had to shout to be able to hear each other. In addition, we were seated at a table so small that the menus and wine list barely fit on the table at the same time. I had to apologize to the guy behind me when I put my raincoat on my chair as I could not shift around without hitting him. Not a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I was in Virginia moving my daughter in for school. This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel. This would not be a place we would be returning to. Their food is marginal...(Olive Garden). So many other places to eat.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Ravenwood
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a wonderful meal at Filomena's. Food was out of this world. Attention to detail and fresh pasta was to die for.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great !!
    EatMeatVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I was visiting friends and on business in DC when my company said that we were going to Folomena. I was very pleased. As usual the food was great and the service was excellent. They did forget an appetizer we ordered but it didn't make any difference - we had pleanty of food. All was excellent. Will return again when I am in town - my girlfreind was home and could not make the trip and she was jealous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food subpar, too loud
    Anonymous11VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I truly don't understand the raves about this place. No way is this a high end Italian restaurant; the vodka sauce was one of the worst I've had. Flavors overall were bad. Portions way too big. Tables so close together that we were basically in the other table's conversation. Would NEVER recommend this restaurant as it was really a disappointment and in no way worth the prices. One can do much better for Italian in D.C.
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  • Excellent Italian
    PeteEats
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Probably the best Italian food in the DC area. Been there for dinner and brunch both are outstanding
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A waste of time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went for lunch on a Sunday afternoon during DC restaurant week. The restaurant was not busy. We were only offered the limited 'restaurant week' menu – the server didn’t think to show us the other menus. The food was mediocre at best. The service was poor. The only time our waiter spoke to us was when he handed my husband the check. There are far better restaurants in Georgetown to patronize. We will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad service and oily food
    DGhhh
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Terrible Service
    HighFidelity
    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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love!
    foodcomaVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Filomena is one of my favorite restaurants in DC..their restaurant menu was awesome and the quantities made it worth every penny..Loved the triple chocolate mouse cake, the rigatoni with vodka tomato sauce and the mouth watering calamari...a special mention to our server who was absolutely delightful..we were so pleased with him that we ended up tipping him 25%..can't wait to go back to Filomena!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's the best!
    foodexplorer
    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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    Montana
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.