Filomena Ristorante

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11425 Reviews
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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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HT
Glasgow
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food delicious but very rich, had very attentive table service and great ambience. Unique experience

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SM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food and service was terrible to the point meal was complimentary. Avoid

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FD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We ordered the Risotto Agli Scampi and Manicotti al Quattro Formaggi. The food was just horrible and flavorless. The portions are massive and the ambience is wonderful but I cannot recommend an Italian restaurant that messes up it’s Risotto.

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

Best Italian food I’ve ever eaten! Reservations are a must.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was the first time in 13 years that i’ve come in here and did not have a good experience. first problem was that my water cup came to me half full and the server did not treat me as if i was going to be tipping him well. The chicken on my pasta was also cold in places. there was also a lot of people there for a wednesday evening...

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CT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and great desserts. Will be back again.

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

my husband and I were there celebrating our 37th Anniversary. We’ve been there several times before and have always had a wonderful experience. The food was great as always and so was the service. Everyone was so polite and courteous and wished us a happy anniversary several times.It is a great place to eat which keeps us coming back and bringing family and friends. Kudos Filomena for being a great place to dine.

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

Our party of 8 had a fabulous evening at Filomena’s. Our waiter took care of our every need with ease. Each of us ordered something different & each dish was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant for an excellent dining experience!

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m
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Fantastic service.

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RN
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a nice authentic Italian restaurant. I go here a lot when I'm in town. I always get the lasagna but I have noticed that it is not usually that hot. This place is pretty expensive for it not to be serving hot lasagna.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place ever. Ernesto is the greatest waiter. Request him!!

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L
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, however please note they’re portions are large & you could easily split a meal.

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

Always a great time at Filomena's. The food and the service are just outstanding!

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RF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the Sunday sauce it’s excellent. Service is very professional and old school.

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N
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the Best Italian Restaurants in DC. Fabulous homemade pasta and sauce! Been going there for years.

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d
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Traditional Italian feast! Love this restaurant, my favorite is the lasagne (unique recipe).

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W
Washington DC
213 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We celebrate a lot of special events here and the food and the staff never disappoint us.

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GA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Waiting 25 minutes to be seated for 8:30 PM reservation. Waited 15 minutes for a glass of water. Waiter was rude & indifferent. Food was good, but the rest left much to be desired.

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DD
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Even with a reservation we waited more than 20 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. The food was outstanding but it took a long time for our waiter to even take our order. The noise level was so loud it was difficult to have a conversation.

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MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent experience at Filomena!
The food was delicious and fabulous!
Our waiter was very kind, professional and efficient.
The only thing I would improve would be the noise level.
We will definitely be coming back to Filomena to eat again in the near future!

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T
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Already planning to come back. The veal parmigiana (all 20 oz), bone in, could be cut with a fork. Have a healthy appetite, the portions will not disappoint.
Bravo!

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L
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a lovely dining experience and menu was quite comprehensive! Food was very good and service was stellar. We shall return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was unbelievable... I love eating here when in town and had the chance to share in with my daughter and niece. The staff made them feel special!!

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great anniversary dinner!

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CD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful !!

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VB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filomena Ristorante never disappoints! The ambiance is perfect for a date or celebratory meal and the food is superb. There is no other Italian restaurant like it!

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove over to Georgetown from Baltimore to visit a friend and introduce her to Filomena’s restaurant. As usual, we had a fabulous meal. The three course specials were a great value and delicious. I wish we lived closer so that I could go more often.

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m
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the area. Great good and fantastic service.

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Extremely expensive for average food and a below-average experience. We were seated at a wobbly, tiny table they had squashed into the aisle where the servers come out from the kitchen. This made the entire dining experience loud, distracting, and a bit stressful. The linguine Cardinale — touted as Bill Clinton’s favorite — and sausage rigatoni were decent, but not worth $45, and the portions were unnecessarily huge. We’ve had better pasta in Italy for 10 Euro. The wine smelled a bit musty — almost corked. Unlike other tables in the room, they didn’t bring out an ice bucket for the wine and instead just plonked the bottle on the table. Overall we got the feeling that we’d been pegged as less important customers who wouldn’t know the difference. We had chosen dinner at Filomena to celebrate a special occasion, so this was disappointing.

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S
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS! One of the best Italian restaurants I’ve ever been to and I’ve been to plenty! Lorenzo- our waiter was OUTSTANDING, food was incredible, dessert was insane and the overall atmosphere and professional wait staff made for a truly memorable evening. We’ll return to DC just to go to Filomena’s it was that great

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PO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ravioli de langostino

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DA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and a must if you are in the DC/Georgetown area. Classic Italian done perfectly!

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MT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place! Always awesome food and service. If I had to recommend one thing to change, it would be something to cut the ambient noise a little more, but I suppose it is understandable considering they are bound to be popular considering how great everything is.

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m
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in DC area. Our first stop when we are in town.

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CS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Expensive but tasty. Plan to share entrees. There’s enough for 3!

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BY
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere, definitely an A+++
Service was excellent

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GW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent. It was so noisy it was hard to converse. And there were seven birthdays! I was expecting a quieter atmosphere.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and healthy portions!

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R
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every regard! Waiters made fabulous recommendations! Food was freshly made and a delightful experience!

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N
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always amazing food and service. Wish the tables were a bit further apart, but what can you do? There’s only so much room!

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