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da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana

4.8
393 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm;

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm;

Sunday: RESERVED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS
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Phone number
(908) 218-0110
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Filippo Russo
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Catering
Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Meadow Street
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Entertainment
Live piano music Friday and Saturday evenings after 9:00 pm.
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Takeout
What 393 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, though the portions were small. 2 apps, 2 dinners and tip $90. I don’t mind those prices if I’m getting good portions. Overall very pleased 🤗

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Our dinner party traveled from NY, PA and the Jersey shore to meet for dinner. We did not know it was a BYOB and so the owner/chef personally went to the liquor store and bought us a bottle of prosecco per our request. Outstanding service, great food (ravioli was excellent). Definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always great!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Another wonderful dining experience as per usual! We love this place. We usually come for date night but we brought my parents who were visiting from out of town. They loved it too!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food, intimate atmosphere, warm and wonderful hosts!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Somerville’s best restaurant period.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Been there once before. Such a nice place to go for dinner. Food is very good. Owners are so delightful. You will not be disappointed

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent menu. We thoroughly enjoyed our entrees and appetizers.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Came highly recommended by local Italian families and it turned out to be wildly underwhelming.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We had a terrific dinner at da Filippo. The fried arugula appetizer was particularly good.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We really enjoyed our meal and the restaurant in general! It was not busy as several people had canceled reservations due to a snow storm. This being said, we expected the service to be 100%. They forgot one of our appetizers and the waitress apologized and said it was her mistake. We really enjoyed the meal! We give the food 5+ Stars and the ambiance the same BUT the service could have been a touch better. We would definitely return. The price was right and we always love BYOs because our wine is affordable!!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The food is amazing and the service is even better. You may get lucky and hear some live piano music! From appetizers to coffee and dessert, da Filippo’s is a great choice. BYOB I recommend asking the servers for help if you’re unsure what to order.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Beautiful atmosphere. Family owned. Chef phenomenal!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

The owner and his wife are always friendly and accommodating. They explain the menu carefully and offer suggestions. The atmosphere is very friendly and I love listening to the piano when he sings and plays. Love this place

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent, unusual Sicilan/Sardinian dishes and BYO!

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Love the Ambience , the food and the loving hospitality of the owner Couple .Owner also plays the Piano and has a great voice 👍❤️

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Always a great dinner a t Fillipo's! Been going for many years and never dissapointed!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our first time at the recommendation of a friend. We were greeted by the owners who made us feel welcomed and like we were family. The food was outstanding and different from typical, even upper scale, restaurants. Service was excellent and not rushed. Atmosphere is warm and relatively quiet. In short, it is outstanding and we’ll definitely return.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

We always have a good time and a great meal at Fillipos. Highly recommended. The owners are very friendly and always stop by at the table.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a wonderful time celebrating my husband’s birthday with our son and daughter-in-law. The staff was so welcoming and made sure that we were well taken care of and comfortable. The food, from appetizers to desserts, was fantastic! We truly enjoyed our dining experience and are looking forward to our next visit. We highly recommend dining here, you won’t regret it!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

A great meal with great service!!

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

This is our 'go-to' restaurant. I had the pasta special, which was delicious. It had a hint of mashed broccoli in with the red sauce. Outstanding, I hope they offer it again. As an appetizer, I tried the special which was a lentil soup with sausage. Again, outstanding. The bread is always fresh from the oven and we eat so much bread we had to bring part our entrees home. The owner's are friendly and want to ensure the customer's experience is pleasant.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Great meals and wonderful service!
The owner (wife) meets you at the entrance, the owner play piano (husband) and the staff is just so friendly and attentive BUT they let you sit back and savor your meal - never a feeling that they are rushing you - in fact, I think they would stay for hours after closing time if you were relaxed and enjoying yourself! It is a BYOB - which is nice and prices are also very reasonable.
Baby octopus was grand!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The owners made us feel like family! Food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere- always a joy to celebrate at da Filippo

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Always great. Really special when Filippo plays live music on piano.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Used Open Table to find a restaurant in Somerville. da Filippo Autentica was selected based on reviews. We did not know what to expect. We are so happy that we chose this restaurant. It is "warm" and very comfortable. The hostess (owner) is friendly, conversational and her background is interesting and made us feel at home. The menu is extensive, creative and authentic. Everything is cooked to perfection, with what I can only describe as love. This is a new favorite restaurant, well worth the 30 minute drive. Oh, and her husband, who is the chef, later came out and played the piano.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Da Filippo is a very friendly restaurant with an excellent menu that never fails to delight.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Always a wonderful meal.

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2.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was disappointing after all the hype we had heard about the restaurant. Wine was apparently self serve (unlike any other BYOB in the area) and the service was so slow it lead us to believe our order had been forgotten. Would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Always a beautiful experience. Personal, intimate and cozy. The food is, arguably, the best Italian food you’ll find in the area. Without question, our favorite for so many reasons.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

All around great experience. Food is delicious and the service is excellent!

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent original recipes, Food was amazing and the service was perfect. Will be going back to this place over and over again!

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Slow service but enjoyable food and ambiance

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2017

excellent experience and wonderful service was provided!

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Filippo never ceases to amaze. I’ve had dinner there many times over the years and always ask for the tasting menu. Filippo creates and cooks a five course meal that he thinks you will enjoy. I have never had the same meal twice! The other night he created two entirely new dishes that were spectacular!!! Always excellent!

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4.0Dined on October 11, 2017

Eating at Filippo’s is a gift. We don’t go as often as we should as after every meal I say “wow”. His food is first rate and so authentic. It’s a special evening especially when he plays the piano for guests. Such a gem!

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana is superb! The owners interact with guests as if you were in their own kitchen. The hospitality is warm, the food is delicious and it's a bring your own. The restaurant has its own parking lot behind the building. It is just outside the main area of downtown Somerville. Prices are a little high but the quality is worth it.

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4.0Dined on September 18, 2017

Great dinner! Food is always outstanding.

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