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da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana

4.7
4.7
558 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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

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2 people

10:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Swiss

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: RESERVED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS

  • Phone number

    (908) 218-0110

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Filippo Russo

  • Catering

    Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly.

  • Private party facilities

    Private room available. Please contact the restaurant directly.

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Cross street

    Meadow Street

  • Parking details

    Shared with other stores.

  • Entertainment

    Live piano music Friday and Saturday evenings after 9:00 pm.

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 558 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - Central

    Fit for Foodies

  • New Jersey - Central

    Romantic

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  1. PK

    PatriciaK

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food!
  2. DD

    DavidD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good but almost every dish lacked something. salt, sauce flavor etc. Very expensive
  3. L

    Lovegoodeats

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My husband, daughter and I ate dinner here for the first time and were very happy with the food and service. The food was absolutely delicious, from the homemade bread to the meal. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The husband and wife are sweet people. I love how they walked around greeting new and old patrons. Engaging everyone, including my family, in small chitchat. I cannot wait to return.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best food in NJ! And great piano playing entertainment by Mr. Filippo Romeo, chef and owner…even after landing earlier in the day from Europe! Great inspiration!
  5. D

    Dave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice, small restraunt authentic italian dining. Owners came out and made sure everything was to our pleasing. A very nice experience!
  6. T

    Theresa

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have frequented this restaurant with family and friends for over 30 years now. Filippo and his wife are nothing short of amazing. Throughout the years, they have always made us feel welcome and have prepared absolutely delicious and authentic Italian meals. Fyi, It can be a little pricy, but worth every penny!! Whether you consider yourself a foodie or not, this is a must dine! #Italianfinedinning@itsbest
  7. PF

    PatriciaF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owners went above and beyond to make my mom’s birthday special. All of our food was amazing.
  8. RR

    RichR

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience at a family restaurant where they really care about their customers and treat them like members of their own family. Bring your wine and enjoy the people you are with because this is not fast food. It is cooked to order and well worth any wait you may experience. Relax and enjoy!
  9. GL

    GildaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The restaurant was noisy even though it wasn't full. The woman who greeted us was very friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious but the prices were high - perhaps they should include a small, simple salad.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a much to long hiatus (due to illness) I was finally able to return to my beloved da Filippo. This time with my Life Partner Firenze together with a childhood friend retired Chef Alfredo. We were welcomed with pleasure by Berti & Filippo. Our meals were superbly prepared. Service impeccable. Accolades to Filippo for playing the piano while he sang a love song in honor of a couple nearby. Both myself and my childhood friend have traveled throughout Italia many times. He many more than I because he conducts tours throughout. Even so, we will return to da Filippo. Grande appetito! Jerry <> 732 272 7676 (my cell if you wish)
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful experience!
  12. n

    neilr

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious is the best description
  13. ET

    ETM22

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I love going to da Filippo's. You're always greeted as if you were family when you arrive. The décor is lovely, the food is amazing, the service is outstanding, it's a BYO and, if you're lucky, you'll get a piano serenade from the owner/chef. What's not to like!!
  14. JM

    JoeM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent the food was delicious & the ambiance was perfect
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Over priced for quantity and quality. Dumpy part of town. Probably was nicer 20 years ago. $20 for one artichoke heart as an appetizer , crazy. Food was tasty but not worth the price.

    da Filippo Autentica Cucina ItalianaResponded on July 31, 2022What can I say? go to the store buy an Artichoke clean and cook it with all the ingredients were mention to you then serve on china plate and white table cloth to your dear one. Let me know if the Artichoke was served to you if is still not worth $20. Ciao!

  16. PT

    PattiT

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The quality of the food is outstanding! This is my favorite Italian restaurant in central NJ. The owners, Filippo and his wife are wonderful people who take great pride in their restaurant and they even take the time to go around to every table and greet their customer. If you are lucky, you get to listen to Filippo sing and play the piano....he has a great voice ad plays the piano beautifully. The La Puntarelle appetizer is fabulous, especially if you like anchovies. The Risotto con le Salsiccie is a delicious entree. This restaurant is on the expensive side but worth it... and like anything in life, you get what you pay for...and in this case you are paying for fresh, high quality good, and great service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best and fresh food. Chef and wife are extremely nice and attentive and it feels like home when we have dinner there.
  18. IC

    IdaC

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have wonderful meals here. Owners are so nice and friendly and we enjoy talking to them. We are definitely repeat customers.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first night out in quite awhile. So glad we chose daFilippo!
  20. EJ

    EdandJoyce

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A treasure in Somerville. Great family owned and run restaurant. And if you are lucky Filipino will play the piano while you are there!
  21. s

    sandysmom

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Service was excellent. Noisy place and it wasn't even half full occupancy. Food was just ok- small portions for price and lacked much flavor. Homemade bread was great but not worth $100 for 2. Not willing to substitute anything in entrees. Disappointed - won't return. Lots of better Italian restaurants in area.

    da Filippo Autentica Cucina ItalianaResponded on July 24, 2022Thank you for your True connoisseur of Italian Cusine feed back. Ciao.

  22. T

    Travelfiendnj

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We had high expectations because of the reviews but we were sorely disappointed. The food had too much garlic and not much taste. We didn’t experience the warm and welcoming service the reviews had promised.. we went out of our way to try the restaurant but won’t be back.

    da Filippo Autentica Cucina ItalianaResponded on July 24, 2022Well! Here we go again an other connoisseur of the true Italian cusine, who didn`t bother to respond to the restaurant question! Ciao

  23. l

    larrym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Returned to an old favorite after moving away. The food was absolutely delicious!!! Fillippo continues to impress.
  24. PM

    PatM

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Owner serenades the patrons with Italian music while playing the piano!
  25. DC

    DCNJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was unbelievably good! The owners also were extremely nice. They both talked to all the patrons and made sure everything was to their liking! It felt like a homemade meal, and the quality was top notch.
  26. PM

    PaulaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! The fried arugula appetizer was delicious as was the braised beef! Owner was super friendly and checked on us often! Very nice place, small, perfect for an intimated date or small gathering. Will definitely be back.
  27. VV

    VinoVeritasZZ

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were so pleased with our initial experience at da Filippo. Although the restaurant may not appear like much from the exterior, the space itself is warm, inviting and rustic. The food is the real star, though. Everything we ordered was terrific - antipasto, pastas and entrees - all served hot and prepared using very fresh ingredients. We will definitely be returning!
  28. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nothing is more important to a dinner out with friends than community and comfort. On both levels da Fillipo hits the mark. Greeted by what seemed to be a life-long friend, attentive details to make sure the evening was right and the food is just spot on as if cooked in nonno’s kitchen. The cantanto provided post meal while it made it difficultly to talk at times was mitigated by the joy of the A+ musician that Fillipo is. Best BYOB we’ve been to in years. (Except for Chamber’s Walk Cafe in Lawrenceville.)
  29. T

    Theresa

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    as always, da Filippo does not disappoint!! Amazing food and fabulous owners❤️
  30. ML

    MaryL

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a wonderful night!
  31. R

    Rocco

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent Italian cuisine prepared by a chef and his wife who treats everyone like family.
  32. DE

    DamonE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Somerville! Will be back.
  33. A

    Andres

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food in the area, Berty was so friendly and attentive with all customers, Fillipo stop by the tables to greet everyone and also played piano in Italian felt like I we were in Europe. Thank you for a wonderful night !!
  34. j

    janiso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our dinner was delicious! The arugula fritters are a MUST! The chef and his wife are terrific and make the dining experience fabulous. We thought it was the BEST Italian restaurant in NJ.
  35. A

    Alberto

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food spectacular. Genuine Sicilian cuisine. Pleasant surroundings. Excellent service. A must go-to restaurant.
  36. w

    whileinphoenix

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delighted to be back after so long. Amazing amazing food.
  37. WS

    WarrenS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    awesome! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  38. EX

    EveX

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an very cute homie place for private conversation or date night. Lovely staffs and great food. Highly recommended!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food relaxed and un-hurried service gap between Anti-pasti and main course was a little short but we sat and enjoyed chatting for a long time after. The food was good but bordering over priced. The staff were excellent and we had a great night
  40. B

    Bill99

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is and has been a real gem. The food has been very flavorful and just the right quantity. Service was great and Marcus was very knowledgeable about the menu. He also watch and provided services before we needed to ask. Go there and experience a great restaurant as it should be run. We actually were there 25 years ago and knew it was great then.

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

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 4.7 stars by 558 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Google Map for da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana

132 E. Main St., Somerville, NJ 08876

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Meadow Street

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: RESERVED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Swiss

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Shared with other stores.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Filippo Russo

  • Entertainment

    Live piano music Friday and Saturday evenings after 9:00 pm.

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (908) 218-0110

  • Catering

    Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly.

  • Private party facilities

    Private room available. Please contact the restaurant directly.

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