Filomena Ristorante

4.8
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Celebrating our 36th Year! Established in 1983 Filomena is one of Washington's most Landmark restaurants located in the heart of Historic Georgetown overlooking the C&O Canal. Voted one of Washington's Top Best Italian Restaurants. Named in Forbes 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers. 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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Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here for restaurant week. Really enjoyed the timeliness of all our food and the service level. Food good as always and got to take home a lot of food for leftovers.

b
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food at Filomena is always good. More than enough to eat in one sitting. The only issue is the place is small and all of the tables are so close together. Barely enough walking room. I like this place best on the weekdays at lunch time.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing from the food to the service! Will def be back :)

LK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

TT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I dined here for the first time last night for my birthday. All of the host and wait staff were very polite. Additionally, Mr. Peter, our waiter took such good care of us. He even sang (belted) HAPPY BIRTHDAY for me when bringing out my candle lit cookies and cream cheesecake. Soo stuffed we had to bring our entrees and half of our slices of cheesecake home.... A+ in my book!!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came with a group of 8 people during restaurant week for lunch and it was one of my most memorable experiences.

The bread was fresh, the calimari was enjoyable, the meatballs were great, and the Oreo mousse cake was one of the best cakes I ever tasted.

And our waiter, Tony, was fantastic. He was very friendly and accommodating. For a great and affordable time, come at lunch during restaurant week.

N
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing! Delicious 😋 Would recommend for any occasion! Dessert is a must

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, especially because of the server, Peter. We wish we could find people like him, with his attention and professionalism, in every restaurant we go.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1st time at this restaurant. I have heard many good things about it. So I decided to try it during restaurant week. My reservation was at 2pm but after trying to find parking didn’t get inside the restaurant till 2:20pm. I was told by the host that my table was given away. He told me to let him know when my guest arrived and he would try to work us back in the schedule. Once my guest arrived it was about a 10 minute wait. This restaurant is very fast paced and busy. If you don’t have a reservation you can forget it. The inside of the restaurant was smaller than I expected and the seating is very intimate and close. Proceed with caution if you get anxious in large social settings. The food lived up to expectations for me. I was pleased with all my meal options. The calamari was delicious and the Italian sweet sausage was so good. For my entree I had the lasagna. The portion was huge and I could not eat the entire piece there. The lasagna was very flavorful and cheesy. I loved every bite of it! When I returned home I ate more of the lasagna and it was even better than in the restaurant. The seasoning and spices were able to settle more and that made my tongue do a happy dance. For dessert I had the cookies and cream mousse cake that was yummy. Overall I enjoyed my time and experience here. I will definitely be returning for a date night.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire meal was so lovely. I really enjoyed this restaurant week special. I walked away with so many left overs. The portions are HUGE!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

they sat us 15 minutes late, restaurant week menu is a good deal

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend has been wanting to bring me here for two years now. We have small kids so the timing never worked out, but we finally got a sitter and it was lovely! This is definitely an experience and I can’t wait to come back. Thank you for a relaxing evening.

g
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went back three times in four days. It was just fabulous. Every bite was better than the one before it. Perfect food, great atmosphere. Only drawback is that it does not appear to be handicap accessible. Which would prevent me from bringing family on my next trip.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (and portion sizes!)
Really nice ambience for a short lunch date

J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great old-school Italian eatery! Tasty, rich traditional dining room, huge portions. Amazing value for Restaurant Week, esp. lunch - with dinner-sized portions. Decent pricing anytime. Food is heavy, not the healthiest.

DP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, charming decor. Great price for lunch.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Filomena for restaurant week and had a great time! Everyone was friendly and nice, service was great, and the food was delightful! The atmosphere was also very lively.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always excellent.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service is good. Tasty dishes, portions are big. Values for money.

S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lunch was great!

PB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lasagna was spectacular! We lived in Italy for 3 years and never had pasta as good as they make here consistently! The portions are large and over the past many years we have visited Filomena we have never left without a to-go bag. In fact we had a great left over lunch at home today.

All positive but one warning: the restaurant is down a flight of stairs and if you are mobility limited you might have trouble getting to where the great food is.

As we age, we are wondering how we will be able to get downstairs when we are in our 90’s? Any ideas?

MK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hector is an amazing server! I would definitely request him. He was friendly, considerate, and very knowledgeable on the history of the restaurant.

AT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noisy, good food, regular service

KS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Big portions with very kind staff. If youre looking for a quiet environment, this is not the place. But beautiful decor and incredible food.

M
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! You have to get the lasagna...it's to die for. Also a great place for restaurant week - an amazing deal for so much food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a failed attempt at getting friends together for a dinner at Filomena during restaurant week, I decided to go by myself for lunch. Best decision I made. Not only was the food amazing but the service and management team was welcoming and gave the experience a “homey” feeling

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

d
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in DC, a semi-hidden gem for great italian food and environment. Truly a special meal every time we go.

LW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our restaurant week lunch. It’s an expensive place otherwise, but it’s hard to beat the old fashioned atmosphere and vibe. The food was delicious, the pasta in particular was just ethereal.

AU
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly the best, most authentic Italian cuisine in the area. The Food is always impeccably prepared, very generous portions, and insanely tasty. You really can taste the authenticity. I went during Restaurant Week so it was even more busy than usual, and the service was still fantastic and timely. My favorite spot in Georgetown by far!

PG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only problem was the steps and no elevator for my friend who has difficulty. Otherwise good experience

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went there for lunch by myself! Also for restaurant week!
Food are great, the cheese are extra fresh and the amount of lasagna and chocolate cake is HUGE!
I didn’t finish the main course and the dessert cause I am too full.
This place is so popular that it is even crowded during week day’ lunch time, but the service remains good. The waiters change my plate and dirty knifes promptly. And they didn’t give weird look to me a lonely customer.
Cost me 28 in total includes the tips.

YW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Very friendly server.

EO
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was my first time dining at Filomena. The restaurant was much louder and more crowded than I expected (especially at 9pm on a Monday) . Luckily, they sat us within 15 minutes of our reservation time. We loved our entrees and the dessert. The portions are very large so we took most of our meals home. I'm glad I got to try the restaurant during restaurant week. It was a great value.

GR
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never miss a restaurant week! Service is always courteous and the food never less than ridiculously delicious.

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

FABULOUS. THANK YOU.
Very poor acoustics, can hardly hear each other so good for first date when you don't have anything to say to each other, or for people you know and love and never listen to anyway.
but SO very worth it for the fabulous food

JA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for restaurant week. Food was delicious. It's just pasta though so the normal prices are wayyy too expensive. But restaurant week was a nice way for us to try it out in a less unreasonable way. Rice arbio balls > meatballs. Cheese sauce that comes on 1/2 of the lasagna is amazing. If you have a sweet tooth, the cake is great!

LN
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable experience for restaurant week. Food was amazing and very generous portions! Service was fantastic!!

SG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious. The menu selections for restaurant week were excellent, really unbelievable.

AL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!!! This was my first time to Filomena's but I will be returning and often. I was with a group of four others and everyone raved about their choices. I ordered the calamari which was some of the best I have ever eaten. My seafood pasta dish was delicious and quite plentiful. Service was impeccable from beginning to end. I look forward to returning!