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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
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Romantic (4)
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Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Warmly welcomed to a choice table. Many gluten free options were available and delicious. Spontaneous piano and vocals capped our evening. Will definitely return.

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

Another great meal! We love this place.

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

Great restaurant. The owners have been in business for over 30 years and still care about making your dining experience wonderful. The food is excellent and it is an intimate setting. I am already looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

If you like southern Italian, Sicilian, and Sardinian cuisine, this is the right place for you. Authentic and delicious dishes prepared with skill and love .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Da Filippo's is our favorite upscale Italian restaurant. Fiiippo and his wife Berte are warm and gracious hosts. The dishes are always well prepared with fresh ingredients. The atmosphere in the restaurant is intimate and cozy. We've enjoyed every meal there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Always so good - wish it weren't as far away as it is from us! Very charming, authentic Italian, delicious food, very pleasant owners. Hope to go back soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

da Filippo's is one of my favorite go-to local restaurants. You are welcomed as a member of the family as soon as you walk through the door usually by Bertie, the wife of Filippo, who remembers you and what you talked about every time you return. The food is consistently good, with our favorites being the rustichella, batter dipped arugula, and saffron risotto with sweet pork sausage and parmigiano reggiano cheese. A surprise item on the menu is the delicious beef stew and my partner claims their panna cotta is the best outside of Italy. Wait staff is very attentive and it is a BYOB establishment. If you are lucky Filippo may come out and play and sing at the piano. Overall, a consistently good restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great selection of Sicilian cuisine. The Sardines were so good you could taste the ocean! Wonderful host and friendly formal service all at the right price. BYOB makes it even better! See you again soon Filippo.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Decent restaurant. The main drawback was the very bad service. We were largely neglected by the wait staff. The owner's wife came by three times to take care of things after the regular waitresses blew us off. We tipped generously which was probably a bad message to convey.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Very friendly family-run BYO Italian restaurant. Good half-way point for us, coming form New Hope and meeting friends in New Jersey. Reliable food, lots of variety on menu, friendly staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great meal from appetizers to dessert. Everyone is super friendly.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2017

What a Gem. Went here on business dinner for 8. Superb service and attentive staff.
Food was awesome - highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Always outstanding. Friendly family run restaurant with innovative and seasonal menu additions. Very warm and welcoming,

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