Filomena Ristorante

4.7
10694 reviews
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Celebrating our 35th Anniversary! Filomena is one of Washington's most Landmark restaurants located in the heart of Georgetown overlooking the historic C&O Canal. Voted Washington's Best Italian Restaurant by AOL Digital City past several years. Featured on The Travel Channel and Food Network. Lunch or dinner, our old-world cooking styles and recipes brought to America by the early Italian immigrants, carefully passed down from one generation to the next, alongside the culinary cutting edge creations of Italy's foods of today.

Filomena is perfect for the business luncheon or the elegant candle light dinner.
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KC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Large portions of mediocre food. Only veg option starter for restaurant week was caprese. A bad choice if you can’t get a ripe tomato. Eggplant parm main was a tad salty. All in all disappointing food.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, traditional Italian restaurant. Very attentive and capable staff. Excellent food and very generous portions. The only thing that is at all negative is that it is very crowded (small tables spaced very close together) and a little bit loud. But, all in all a very good experience.

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T
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to town to see friends... awesome experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Service was very good!

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OP
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant and never disappoints. Great vibe and service and the food is to die. Everything is perfect

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j
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for restaurant week. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. They didn’t skimp on the selections for restaurant week like some places do. Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is always delicious. The service is excellent too.

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E
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Filomena was excellent. We went for the Restaurant Week menu and will be back to have more from all of the menu!! Thank you Filomena for a fantastic night of food and service!

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NK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It is pretty salty for non-Americans so you'd be better to say "less salt" when you order.

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G
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome meal at Filomena’s. It is our favorite restaurant but our friends had never been there. So we decided to take advantage of Restaurant Week to introduce them to Filomena’s. It did not disappoint, we each had a three course lunch that was wonderful. The server was attentive and the food came out hot. All in all it was an enjoyable afternoon.
I am glad they have decided to continue to offer a luncheon 3 course menu.

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WI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filomena is one of the best Italian restaurant outside Italy. Delicious, authentic and plentiful dishes. We had the fried calamari, Ravioli and Lasagna and they were all extremely delicious. The desserts are worth making space for so plan to take home some of the plentiful main course meal to eat their delicious desserts.

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PW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Restaurant week - so definitely very busy. Only reason I put a damper on ambiance. Food was legit though.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always good, just

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Delicious food, cozy restaurant and great service. Everything you want at an Italian place.

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HH
New England
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing food, enormous portions, tastes like Nonna just made pasta for you. The best ravioli and penne alla vodka I’ve had in a long time.

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the restaurant experience! So much food for the price. Would recommend visiting

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s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't go wrong with any of their pasta dishes. All amazing! And great portions as well.

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PB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. Great portions for lunch. We each had leftovers for the next day. I had the Cannelloni Fruttie Di Mare. It had a generous portion of large shrimp. I requested a spoon so I could make sure I was not leaving any of the Lobster sauce on my plate.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I’m not sure if they were understaffed or what was going on but I wasn’t greeted for over 15 minutes and the restaurant wasn’t full. I hate to complain but it was kind of ridiculous. The food was great as always but the service was poor.

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KC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hate to give rave reviews for a restaurant that I really like, since one of these days I won’t be able to get a reservation because everyone just loves the place. But that’s Filomena’s, I love you guys, this is a cant go wrong restaurant.

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VE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is excellent! We went during Restaurant Week which had a variety of options for $35! Our waiter Peter was very efficient, friendly, had a great personality and made us feel welcomed and special, even though he was waiting on many tables. Wear stretchy pants when you go here, you’re going to need them with the volume of food you get!

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S
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Lots of delicious food but our server was a bit inattentive. Room was dim.

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GM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filomena never disappoints! We’ve been coming here for my wife’s birthday for years since it’s her favorite Italian restaurant. Food, drink, service, and ambiance is the full package at Filomena!

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C
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It's a bit campy, but the food is absolutely wonderful. Expect huge portions, heavy sauces, and full bellies. The server (Peter) very friendly.

Aside from an embarrassing timing issue when our entrees landed on top of our appetizers, I wouldn't change a thing.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Loud, cramped, so so food.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great nostalgic place that holds an important place in the DC food scene and continues to produce consistent food.

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VA
Louisville
41 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had the Osso Bucco. It was delicious. Great dining experience. Will definitely be back!

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F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food around. Tony is awesome. Got a whole tres leeches cake to go. Fantastic!!!!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and ambiance of Filomena Ristorante was exceptional. The wine, appetizers, and homemade pasta transported me back to Rome where I had my first real Italian cuisine experience. A brilliant wine selection, incredible pasta dishes, and one of a kind desserts. Highly recommend the mozzarella in carrozza, gnocchi with any type of sauce (I chose Vodka sauce) and the cannoli. 10 out of 10 experience.

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g
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved it. Special ambiance with fantastic food. We had to get to the theater, so couldn't order desert or coffee and asked for separate checks. Both I'm afraid didn't make our server too happy, but we'll definitely be back. Thanks so much.

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W
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always- a wonderful experience!

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S
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious with leftovers for tomorrow as always!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, thank you Tony, awesome food, great detail as it was a birthday and they took care of the singing

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i
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Tables too close together so it is very noisy. And my chair was constantly knocked by someone chair table behind us. The portions were way too big.

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AS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is the best Italian I’ve had in the US. Nothing fancy, but legit traditional Italian fare, as it was prepared by my nonna! Including the huge portions!!
The sauces were the highlight, although it was hard to single out one element.
Not many places offer cannelloni, and we found them here!

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P
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is truly Italian-American cuisine served in the type place that is uniquely Italian-American. You will not find meals like this is Italy or many restaurants like this there. Here the food is based on heavy sauces, heavy ingredients and enormous portions. The taste of the food is good and the quality of the ingredients used is quite high, but it is not Italian cuisine which is almost the exact opposite (i.e. small portions, simple/few ingredients, and relatively minimal "sauce")
The risotto I had was well prepared and appropriately al-dente. So no complaints there. The balsamic vinegar used on salads and appetizers is good as well. My dining companions had pasta dishes which were tasty but overloaded with heavy, creamy sauces.
Our waiter was a bit harried at times but certainly more than attentive to our needs.
If you want actual Italian food this is not the place, but for Italian-American food (a whole different cuisine) this place is quite good. The wine list had some nice choices Italian wines and some were quite reasonably priced. Wine but the glass is quite expensive so if more than one are drinking at the table better to order a bottle here.

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AC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the food, as always. It was a lot noisy, as always.

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LC
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filomena's is an authentic Italian restaurant with over the top decorations and large plates of very good Italian food! I love that the put a bottle of amaretto and anise on the table at the end for the final salud!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lasagna and cannoli were AMAZING! We cannot wait to go back

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