da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana

4.8
495 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

About

The idea of master chef Filippo Russo is to bring the Italian culture of gastronomy to Somerville, New Jersey. Through his philosophy, Da Filippo's Ristorante is recognized by European patrons spanning as far east as Japan and Singapore. With his profound knowledge in the culinary field Filippo Russo is able to present a level of authenticity through his dishes, replicating his mother's recipes as...well as the environment Filippo was exposed to in Sicily.

Over the years Da Filippo's Ristorante received numerous reviews from the New York Times, New Jersey Monthly Magazine and Zagat survey, The Star-Ledger and The American Academy of Restaurant and Hospitality Sciences. The most honorable recognition presentated to Filippo Russo is the Luigi Veronelli Award of Northern American fine Italian dining and Ignazio Miceli from Regaleali Winery Sicily. When guests arrive at Da Filippo Ristorante they are welcomed with European hospitality while finding themselves in a rustic ambiance

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 495 people are saying
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Pcfrazz
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Going for 20+ years and great every time.

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NaumanC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food and good service, great value and authentic food

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jc22
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food. Family business! Will definitely return to this BYOB.

Pleased with the entire dining experience!! Had the pan-seared Mahi-Mahi w/jumbo shrimp. My husband had the braised beef and one of my friends had the eggplant w/pasta (her husband had what I had, then he finished every bit of her pasta). The bruschetta was a winner too.

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KimT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back went everything was great from start to finish

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Peter
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had an excellent meal just not sure if it was worth the cost. For example, Cafe Graziella offers you bruschetta when you first sit down at no additional cost, while da Filipino charged you $10. I had the baby octopus and risotto with cuttlefish in its own ink, it was very good. My wife had the pan seared swordfish with a small salad, very good but not worth $38. Reserve for a special evening not a regular Saturday night.

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PatP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the restaurant and the service was great. Although the food was very good we thought the portions were small for the price. The menu was also very limited.

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Vballmom
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, we were treated like family! The service was great and the food was fantastic! When inside, you feel like you are in Italy. There is a piano and anyone is welcomed to play. The outside needs a little updating to be more inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and the owner was so sweet!! Best place ever!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great - would return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Owner is the best.

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vipTommy1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent the hosts are gracious and the ambience is wonderful.

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EricCruz
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and great service. Family owned and family atmosphere. 5 stars all the way.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars across the board! From the moment

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MsLondonNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was authentic Italian. If you grew up in an Italian home, you will feel at home with the best food here.
The service was excellent and I see why you need to reserve in advance.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A gem. Great Italian served with lightness and fun. A must go.

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Antonio
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a family owned restaurant and it's wonderful. The owner played the piano and sang while all the diners ate. The restaurant is very clean and the waiters are very attentive. I'm definitely going to go back. The food was delicious and came out quick.

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KathleenS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been there for quite a while but will go back soon. Food was excellent!

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JerryS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance and wonderful service... perfect

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StevenR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant!

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TomK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is just old school great Italian. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The seasoning is just perfect in every dish I’ve had there the seafood is incredibly fresh. Pricing is very reasonable. Will plan to go back often

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GeorgeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time there. I was pleasantly impressed. I highly recommend it and will come again.

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TYan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really enjoyed the service! The owner and his team are the nicest people and really care about their customers and their enjoyment of food. Definitely a good choice!

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SaraY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This waitress messed up our order and did not take any steps to improve the service after the error. She even failed to give us the normal bread basket. Just not a good experience.

da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana
Responded on July 20, 2021

No mention how good the food was? not fair! After all your negative remarks on the waitress and srvice you left 33% gratuity? this is strange! We tried to call you, but you left an invalid phone number!

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giovannaq
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always. Great experience when dining at da filippos

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vipMargie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous meal and friendly people!
Highly recommend!

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MeghanJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and amazing family atmosphere. I loved when the owner came out from the kitchen and played the piano for the dinning room. Just a nice relaxed home feel.

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Rocco
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and inventive Sicilian cuisine served by a very friendly staff. Filippo is not only an accomplished chef, but also a great host. He adds a welcomed personal touch to a fine dining experience.

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christinel
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Birthday dinner…food was good, not great. Probably would skip another visit. They are very attentive, but there is a pretentious air..

da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana
Responded on July 26, 2021

Hi, what do you mean by saying "there is a pretentious air"??? are sure this review you wrote belong to our restaurant? if yes let us know what was your problem. Filippo Russo Chef/ Owner Da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana Est. 1988

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Filippo is simply amazing. The ambience is a ten, food always spectacular and the service the best. We always feel like we are eating at someone’s home-not a restaurant.

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AndrewR
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of, if not the best, Italian restaurants in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere warm

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vipPatrickL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent family run establishment. True hidden gem. Food is deliciously authentic and service is outstanding! Our server, Andrea was wonderful. If you’re looking for authentic Italian and a feeling of dining with your favorite family members, this should be high on your list! Fantastic!!

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Irvi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Friendly couple, though they were a lot more chatty with the other tables than us. Appetizers were amazing especially the octapus. Long wait for food. Food was great, portion size good and all dishes very tasty. Pricey though and a bit too much salt for me. No service after our dishes were cleared. No dessert menu offered. Had to get up and ask for a receipt. No singing but we came at 5:30pm and left by 7. I personally would not go back, the hype in the reviews did not justify the price for me.

da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana
Responded on June 14, 2021

While we appreciate constructive criticism regarding our food and service, you implying that we "cater more to the white crowd," is not only appalling but also gravely insulting as your implication is false. Your defamation of our character has prompted us to forward your review to our attorney.

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KarenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Somerville! Excellent ITALIAN FOOD and the owner is a knowledgeable chef, world traveler and pianist.

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MeghanK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing. Fillipo and his wife always make you feel so welcome!

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jeffspo57
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a nice quiet meal. Family atmosphere makes it very comfortable

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DeborahM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started the evening having a lovely dinner with my friends from college and the evening ended singing around the piano singing with Filippo! He played many songs we could sing with him from the Beatles to Frank Sinatra! Can’t wait to go back again! And the food and service was great too!

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StephenV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food (which is spectacularly) is outmatched by the charm of the owners. The cheapest evening in Italy that money can buy! Not to be missed.

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JohnF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their owners and staff are so wonderful and kind, and the food was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time back to Di Filippo’s and they did not disappoint. The service is impeccable and you feel like family. The food is also phenomenal. The orichetti pasta with sausage is a must!

FAQs

da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 218-0110.

da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana is rated 4.8 stars by 495 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.