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About da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana

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

132 E. Main St.
Somerville, NJ 08876
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm;

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

Sunday: RESERVED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS

Cross Street:
Meadow Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 218-0110

Website:
http://www.dafilippos.com/

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

Catering:
Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly.

Executive Chef:
Filippo Russo

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Takeout

da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.7

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (9)
Special Occasion (8)
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Authentic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Live Music (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A great meal with great service!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a wonderful meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Slow service but enjoyable food and ambiance

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

excellent experience and wonderful service was provided!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Music, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great dinner! Food is always outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Although the food was very good, the menu is extremely limited. Also they were out of some items on the menu which made the limitation even worst.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

If you are looking for a casual restaurant serving authentic Italian food this restaurant is a good choice. It's a mom and pop business. The owners greet you and share the cousine for the evening. A real old world style.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Drove 2800 miles to have dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant. Always have the tasting menu and haven't had the same combination of courses twice in over 20 years. We live in California now and it's never disappointing to visit Fillippo's!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

This is an outstanding local Italian/Sicilian BYOB restaurant! Attention to every detail of food and service. Free parking in rear of restaurant. Best experience: Let the chef "cook for you." It will be wonderful!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food. Everything was on point.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

It is a authentic Italian restaurant . I really recommend the bruschetta and padta.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

What a fantastic experience at da Filippo! The food was excellent. The owners were unbelievably welcoming and accommodating. After we realized it BYOB, Filippo actually ran out to get us a couple of bottles of wine. Now, that's service! Looks like a perfect for everything from a business dinner to a dinner with old friends to a romantic date. The octopus appetizer was unbelievable and the risotto had homemade sausage that was amazing. We'll definitely go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The atmosphere is beautiful and relaxed. Food suberb

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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Our first time and we will be back! The food was fresh and delicious. The service was attentive and timely. The owner and his wife are very friendly. Each of the 5 of us enyoyed our entrees and the bruschetta appetizer was fantastic. We brought our own wine . Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was excellent - shrimp on cabbage, ravioli pomodoro, flounder, and saltimbocca. Service not so - 'family' seemed to be uncertain of who was doing what. We sat down at 7:30 and other than bread, water and our wine, saw no food until 8:30. Excuses made - 'it's coming', 'we're busy' (place half-full), 'got orders confused'. Not so charming when you've got to wait and wait and wait...

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 23, 2017

If you want to try an excellent dish, order the Fregula. Very tasty. My husband orders the veal (always) and thoroughly enjoys it. For dessert, we share a dish of profiteroles (two each) and the only reason we share is to watch calories. They are delicious! I always start with the mixed salad, which has a delightful and unique taste. As always, a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Attention​ from entire staff was excellent

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 9, 2017

This restaurant is our special place. We always have great food and the owners are wonderful. I had a special, orechiette, which featured the tastiest sauce. We always save room for dessert, which is always terrific. My husband had a veal dish and he said it was fantastic, as always. We love dining at da Filippo's.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Two couples relatively early on a Friday night received friendly and attentive service and had well prepared and taste meals for a reasonable price. Plenty available parking help make the whole evening very relaxing.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

I have been coming to Filippo's for over 20 years and it continues to be delightful and one of my favorite places for a either a romantic dinner or even a group dinner. The service was attentive, the food spectacular and the atmosphere is very warm. I almost always get fish here but this time tried the night's dinner special (porchetta) and it was spectacular. Somerville has a lot of variety and good places to eat but to me Filippo's truly stands out as the best.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food, great service, fun entertainment, awesome night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The restaurant is pleasant and comfortable. Not what you would expect from the exterior. The menu is a bit limited, and the portions are on the small side, but all of the dishes were very enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We came to this restaurant for Mother's Day and the food was outstanding! We were warmly greeted upon our entrance and sincerely thanked when we left. There were unique dishes and it was obvious that all food was fresh, including the bread, which we were told is made on site. Definitely worth a visit!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Enjoyed the family touch. Food was very good and BYOB is a nice plus. Over 30 yrs if great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

App's were ok. Dinner was very good and reasonably priced. Make sure to bring plenty of patience because you will be waiting for a while to get your food.

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