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Filomena Ristorante
Filomena Ristorante

Filomena Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.filomena.com
  • Email: info@filomena.com
  • Phone: (202) 338-8800
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Filomena delivered everything I expected and more. From the pasta mam'a's to the fabulous Easter decor I felt like I was in wonderland! The food was delightful, the table romantic, the ambiance just so! The wait-staff was incredible I felt like I was in Italy! The food was to die for so delicious. Yet another surprise, after dinner wine on the house to help the food settle! Surprised and wonderful experience from the time my hand touched he door until we left!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I celebrated my 30th birthday with my very best friend here and enjoyed delicious Italian gourmet meal and wine. Maybe i'll come back every year!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. My advice - order from the menu and do not eat the buffet. The food was VERY salty and tasted overdone; meatballs were okay, but full of sodium and the chicken was dry-dry-dry. There was no real variety and it was mediocre and disappointing, considering it's a DC mainstay. I had a Groupon for Sunday Brunch and realized it was only for Sunday - I will use the value another time, but only to order directly from the menu!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Pretty good food, very nicely presented. Salads were especially good. Complimentary sambucca at end of meal was great. But they try to cram in too many diners so you're constantly bumped by everyone passing by. The current Easter decor is a site to behold – you've never seen so many bunnies – but some of it's creepy (bunnies with human baby faces, for instance)."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Our appetizers were god , sautéed calamari and the stuffed mushrooms. We shared the veal saltimbocca, there was plenty of food for two. Dessert of chocolate mousse was excellent. Good dining experience in quaint Georgetown ."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "everything we've tried here has been good, some of it excellent. traditional italian like ravioli and meatballs were superb, shellfish was fabulous, lasagna was a little too ordinary -- good but not outstanding. the complimentary sambuca and amaretto are a treat! don't ever go here without a reservation; the problem is, even with your reservation be prepared to wait … and wait … to be seated. it is very popular and clearly they overbook consistently because waiting is not the exception it is the norm."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Pretty bustling restaurant. Food was good and the service was very good. We were a party of 3 squeezed into a spot in the restaurant where the very busy wait staff continually brushed by the back of the outside chair to service other patrons, not a very good practice if patrons are there for a nice relaxing dinner experience."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Always our go-to place for dinner when we are in WDC. Awesome food, service and atmosphere!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Delicious food and certainly a lot to eat. The brunch buffet was really very good."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Buffet had lots of options but everything was just mediocre. Way too crowded for my liking. Couldn't even back out of my seat without bumping into the next table."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We took advantage of a Groupon offer to try Filomena's Brunch last Sunday. We already know the Filomena's is one of our favorite dinner venues and were confident the Brunch food would favorably compare. We were not disappointed. It is a buffet, so if you are put off by that, skip it. I'm not a big fan of buffets, but this one rocks. The salad starter is fresh, offering toppings such as Italian seasoned garbanzos, a fresh vegetable medley, beets and grilled vegetables that were terrific. Leave room for the minestrone soup which was the tastiest I've ever had. Desserts were on a separate table and I passed on the temptation. It was a very enjoyable deal and traditionally decorated for Easter."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC and the best Italian food by far. My parents were in town this weekend and we came for dinner on Sunday. We are at a lot if restaurants and when I asked my dad his favorite was Filomena! He is 1/2 Italian and grew up in an Italian home so he knows good food!! I personally have been searching for great Italian and when a friend brought me here a month ago I knew I had to come back! You can't go wrong with anything you order. It's ALL good!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was mouthwatering! I could tell it was freshly prepared and we'll seasoned!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great food , great service. Top notch of Italian food .go with a huge appetite because there is so much food Deserts are for 2 also . If you order anything with cream it is very rich and very filling. Had a great experience ."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The service during our visit was outstanding! Thank you."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Filomena's is one very popular restaurant. Absolutely packed both times we were there(last visit was a weeknight this time was Friday night) yet somehow they move people through and it all works. We had an army of waitstaff assisting us captained by the most excellent Gino! Fabulous calamari & antipasto for starters along with a Caesar Salad served table-side. Stiff drinks with a nice wine list rounded out our first half. Main dishes are huge and absolutely spot on. Tremendous flavor & food quality. I had the Veal Ravioli in a brown butter sage sauce and finished every bite. My wife had Lobster Cardinale and it was perfect. My son's Penne & Sausage dish was his favorite pasta dish. World class desserts and we just love this place."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Me and my wife went there for her birthday. This was our 2nd time going and we are always impressed with the food. We both go pasta dishes with the lobster sauce. Yummie. Good portions also. We took some home and it was even good the next day. most pasta doesn't taste good reheated but this one was."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I have been frequenting Filomena since early 90s. Best Italian food in DC. Menu is endless. Wait staff is beyond professional. I have never had a bad meal or experience at Filomena. My go-to birthday venue for 20+ years!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Authentic Italian food and great service. Everything on the menu is delicious."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "While traveling to DC for work a coyote times a year I get the opportunity to eat well in our nation's capitol, however there is only one restaurant that I return to EVERYTIME - Filomenas. From the wine, to the food , to the spectacular service and ambiance and their MUST HAVE desserts - this is my pick for the best of DC! I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This place was like a child's museum. Way over the top with Easter decorations. Food was fair at best. Tourist trap for sure!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food is ok, sold to many groupons for Sunday brunch. There are many better places for brunch."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Grandparents came to visit with my mom and I took them to dinner here on a Thursday night. The place was incredibly crowded and very loud, but we had a great time. Everyone loved their food, though the portions were massive and nobody finished their meal. The spinach ravioli was absolutely divine! The best part was the dessert drinks they brought out after we ate. Nice touch and very tasty."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants in the world! We go every time we're in DC. This time I brought a group of friends and they all loved it, too!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I travel extensively. This is one of my favorite restaurants on either side of the Atlantic."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Three of us came for dinner. The place was absolutely packed at 6:45. This was a good sign. The waiter was a little curt and not the friendliest, but efficient nonetheless. The food was absolutely amazing. I had the frutti di mare, it was full of seafood. A little heavy on sauce. Kind of like the sauce was a little heavy for this dish. My guests had the meatballs and ravioli. Fantastic. A bottle if wine for about $40.00 in Georgetown? Even better! We will go again and again. Great food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food was so great! They had it decorated for Easter & it was so over-the-top. We were a little overwhelmed & it made me claustrophobic!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have eaten here many times, however always get the same dish. This visit however I went "outside the box" and ordered a different pasta. The taste was just "OK" and slightly overcooked. Its usually quite excellent so maybe they had an off day. Still would go there if you haven't been."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Been here a couple of times so I took a couple of coworkers on business knowing they'd like it. The food didn't disappoint - for an appetizer I tried the calamari alla sicily, pure heaven. It was like a puttanesca soup filled with grilled calamari, they could have brought me a larger bowl and I could have eaten that as my main meal. Speaking of main meals, I tried the osso buco because, when osso buco is on the menu at any restaurant, you just have to get it on principle. Very tender and the risotto bed was very creamy. Skipped dessert because we were shot but of course saved space for complimentary Sambuca which I still have never seen at any Italian restaurant, even in NY or NJ. Do yourself a favor when in Georgetown and just go here."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The food here is fantastic and authentic. When you enter the restaurant you can see grandmas rolling out fresh pasta for the day. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and quick. I never had to ask for a refill or to have dishes removed from the table. This place is definitely a gem. I've been about 20 times and I've never had a bad experience. The decor is a bit overwhelming during any holiday but it's kinda funny. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The cardinalle sauce is spectacular. The Easter decorations were great! Foments is just a happy place to be- the food and the staff are great! I always have dinner there when I am in DC"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The brunch was probably the worst brunch my wife and I have had in a long time. Walking in and seeing all the beautiful decorations was the highlight of the meal. Out of all the food items, only the rice, potatoes au gratin and bread we would consider good. Everything else was below par, for instance the roast beef was very tough and could hardly be sliced, even the man carving had a hard time with his big knife! Being an italian restaraunt we expected the pasta sauce to be very good, however it tasted like it came out of a can. We would never recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The brunch was good overall. They have a pasta station where you can get custom orders of pasta that was fabulous. The meatballs, lasagna, and carving stations were great, too. The salad bar and desserts were only ok."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Sunday brunch is always fun, especially when there are many dishes to choose from. There were some food options for everybody, including desserts! The only sad thing is their interior decorations. They were celebrating "Easter"last weekend, so there were stuffed animals and colorful eggs were everywhere, top to bottom of the whole room. When I visited here last time, there were so many Uncle Sam hanging from the ceiling. I always wonder how it looks like without any holiday decorations here. I bet it's very beautiful. The music was very nice, and the service was SUPER. :)"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Crowded brunch buffet, but food did not disappoint."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Filomenas but was surprisingly disappointed. The restaurant was very small and very tightly packed with tables and guests. To walk thru the restaurant from your table to the buffet area took some strategy. The tables are so tight that you are constantly bumping into guest chairs, knocking guest coats off chairs and constantly saying "excuse me, pardon me." Its so dark in the place that you can barely see the food. To navigate around the dessert table was stressful. To pass by a guest you were either belly to belly or back to back. This made the dining experience very frustrating. The food was okay, however, I do not think I would return because of the reasons I just mentioned."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great pasta station, plenty of delicious Italian dishes, and a nice mimosa to start the meal. Filomena's Sunday brunch is a must"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I've been wanting to go to Filomena's since it opened, yes, thirty long years ago! Shame on me for waiting so long. We took advantage of the Groupon Brunch offer. The Easter decorations were inspired, creating a glorious ambience for multi-generational family get togethers where youngsters up to six or seven would be absolutely entranced, adults, too! The food was overall good. Very nice custom pasta station. There were enough vegetarian offerings to create a satisfying meal. Good roasted vegetables and a divine custard base in the bread pudding. Very polite and efficient wait staff. We will come back to try the regular menu to sample the homemade pastas and/or gnocchi."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The sauces were too heavy for the pasta. Traditional pasta is just "dressed" with a sauce not drowned. However, the Sicilian style calamari was very good."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I have come to Filomena's before for the lunch buffet on Fridays and for dinner. The brunch that I had on Sunday was not quite as good as I have had in the past; however, I still very much enjoyed it! Our waiter was very attentive and the desserts are always excellent!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014