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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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AJ
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. It was really tight in the restaurant but our daughter loved celebrating her birthday there.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

SW
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. The noise level is ear-shattering.

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! We are definitely coming back!

D
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic, as always!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

ML
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a wonderful place to take my family, including my little ones, for a birthday lunch! Food was delicious!

PP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So much food, but so good! kind of old school decor, but didn't mind it.

CL
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly there is so much to say about Filomena that it is hard to know where to start. So I will just sum it up in one word. PHENOMENAL.

d
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Impeccable service, food was good but not quite what I expected after everyone raved. I got lobster ravioli, absolutely swimming in sauce, far too much, ruined the dish. Others enjoyed their meals, but again, not overly impressed. The star of the show was the service for sure.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience3

I finally made it to Filomena after hearing so much about it from friends for months! I was able to make a reservation and we were seated shortly after arriving. The waiting area was jam packed, so I was glad I was able to reserve a table in advance. It was pretty loud in the restaurant and the tables are pretty close together. Other than that, the ambiance was nice, Valentine's decorations GALORE. The food was really good, but I think the portions could have been a little bigger for the price. The strawberry cheesecake was probably the best I've had! Overall, I enjoyed it and would go again.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We have dined here many times before, this experience was quite disappointing. Mainly based on service. Please note we were dining on a weekday at a non-peak time so the restaurant was not even very busy. After taking order all the menus were just left at the table, I had to return them myself. Not the level of service I would expect at this particular restaurant. After taking our order our waiter basically seemed to forget about us entirely. My husband sat the entire meal without ever being offered a drink refill. No one came by to check on us and see how our food was. When we finished we had to wait forever to receive boxes for our leftovers and then waited forever once again to receive the check. We were dining with three children so this really put a damper on what should have been an enjoyable meal. I spoke to someone at the front desk towards the end but they seemed to busy to care. Quite disappointed with our experience and we will likely not be returning.

LB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as always.

JR
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The tables are REALLY close together - the waiters kept bumping into our chairs trying to pass through. I don't know if it is normally that way or if it was just for Valentine's Day weekend. BUT THE FOOD!!!! Outstanding! We must have been hungry because we wanted one of everything on the menu! Everything tasted so fresh! The portions are huge, so either be really hungry or be glad you won't have to cook for a few days! So good!

DM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

well worth the cost, the food is delicious and service is great!

P
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were seated almost 30 minutes after the reservation despite tables for 2 being empty. The food was good but service was not prompt nor timely. I was disappointed for sure. We almost walked out to opt for other restaurants in the area.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing! The service was a little slow and my drink was never refilled. Our table was really close to the one next to us so it was hard to get up from the table or in to sit.

c
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Ambiance was great. Highly recommended for a romantic date

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony the manager was great!

SV
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Filomena Ristorante for our "Galentine's Day" Dinner this past Saturday. The Staff was very kind and accommodating. The dessert displays had our mouths watering and our meals were heaven on earth.

KW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been 15 years since I have been to Filomena’s and it was as good and romantic as I remember. 1st Time was back in 1984 when I was a college puke and had no money, we would go there for their lasagna special $4 with all the bread you could eat. The best.

Today, it is fantastic, we ordered the fried lobster tail appetizer - so good and we both ordered an entree - delicious but we could have easily shared an entree. We had to get a dessert and the pistachio chocolate mousse cake was so good.

It’s busy, its friendly and it’s loud like a great Italian restaurant is supposed to be and we are going back.

A
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food I’ve had. Fresh! Fresh! A little on the pricey side...I’ve seen bigger portions at Carmine’s for roughly the same price but here, you’re paying for quality and authenticity. Will be back again!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as it has been every time we have been there.

JG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my firs time at the restaurant. The food was amazing. Looking forward to going back soon.

MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with outstanding food. Very extensive wine menu!

MW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, even on Valentines Day, one of the busiest days of the year.

LB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time here food is amazing and the decor is over the top highly recommend

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my 11 year old daughter to Filomena for Valentines Day. As usual, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was great!

A
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

BM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.. Veto's the best!! Food was OUTSTANDING!!

BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant!

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H
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love this place and come here quite often. The food is great, best pasta in the DMV area.

KN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing! Friendly staff, and fun environment!

B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the best authentic Italian restaurant in the tri-state area. Rich in heritage and culture. Only the best homemade pasta served and very affordable. Definitely will return again because it’s my wife’s favorite place to eat Italian food.

CL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch on Valentine's Day. It was wonderfully decorated. We got the lunch 3 course menu. The food was delicious. The caprese salad was amazing - no idea what kind of balsamic they use but it's delicious. The portions were generous, the glasses of wine we got were quite tasty and paired well with the food. The tres leche cake at the end was perfect.

This will definitely become a regular place for us.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always!

f
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic food, HUGE portions, and a nice surprise aperitif at the end. They also over decorate (in a fun way) for every holiday and season.

MB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST!!! An absolute must stop if you’re craving some Italian!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rava our server was exceptional!