Filomena Ristorante

4.7
11197 reviews
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Celebrating 36th Years! 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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PK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Quite friendly, very good food choices and nice ambience- had new chairs that were very comfortable

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Would have been nice to be earned how huge the portions are as my 9 and 11 year old had full orders. We had enough to feed 4 homeless people with over $100 worth of left overs. The food was good but come on waiter that was just not right.

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F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

We have been eating here for years. The food is always great, if not a bit pricey. It has become such a tourist trap that it is nearly impossible to get a table. This past experience was not what we are used to. When we arrived, we couldn't be seated because one of our party was not there yet. I wanted an appetizer and a bottle of (expensive) wine while we waited. Nope, couldn't do it. After 20 minutes, he arrived and we were allowed to be seated. With no menus. No water. No server showed up for 7 minutes. I timed it because by this point I was ready to leave. Not sure if we'll try again, or go to another favorite nearby by the ball park.

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LK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome. The place was decorated for Easter. Tony was Great!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter dinner with family

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mom. We enjoyed the customers, the employees, and certainly the food. No complaints!

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

Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The service was excellent. Was a little crowded due to Easter, this the noise level was high. But I highly recommend this restaurant!

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

The service is always impeccable from the moment you walk in the door. The staff and the attention to detail is outstanding.

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

Filomena is the best Italian restaurant we have ever been to. Service, food, atmosphere is exceptional. Have been coming here for 25 years and will continue to come for the experience. Being Italian my mom's cooking was the best until I dined at Filomena. Thank you.

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

Great food!!

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I
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter family weekend

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SC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful evening at Filomena. We split the Gnocchi and Lobster Cardinal are were not disappointed. Service was great as well. The atmosphere here is very warm and inviting. We will be back soon!

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

My wife and I went here for one of our anniversary dinners while in DC. The atmosphere was wonderful and lively. It was packed but in an extremely inviting way. The bartenders made a great Old Fashioned and my wife had some house wine that was delicious. Even though we were packed in the restaurant like sardines, it wasn’t uncomfortable. It actually reminded me of an old Italian get together with my entire family. The bread was delicious, our entrees were executed phenomenally, and there was no way I was stepping out that door without a dessert. Their cannoli is a non traditional cannoli, but I would absolutely recommend. It was a deconstructed cannoli with 2 layers of flat shell and a pistachio filling that blew me away. It is a little pricey but worth every penny in my opinion. For drinks, 2 (massive) entrees, dessert, and a decent tip we walked out with only a $160 bill. We don’t brush off dinner bills like that often but in this case I had no problem doing it. Would go right back tonight if we didn’t have reservations for another excellent restaurant tonight already. Take my word and go enjoy.

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TA
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We saw Filomenas on the food network a few years ago and finally got to try it. It is by far, the best Italian we have ever had. Service was really quick. Ambience was terrific, all decorated for Easter. Only disappointment was that we were so stuffed (note after eating only about half of the huge portions) that we couldn't eat dessert.

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

Great! Just a bit dark. Would appreciate a bit more light, especially as the Easter Decorations are delightful and we would love a better look!

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C
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Filomena is one of my favorite places for Italian food. This visit in particular was not the best, I may need a break. We were seated right away, the restaurant was very crowded and loud. It took quite a while for the waiter to come and greet us. He barely spoke which I found odd, until my husband returned to the table then he spoke to him.

When I ordered my food, the waiter shook his head (not a word out of his mouth!!). And I said, “you don’t have it” then he shook his head again. I found this to be so rude. He didn’t offer an alternative, didn’t say a word! Suffice to say that I did not enjoy my meal, not only did they not have my favorite dish but I found the waiter to be flat out rude and disrespectful towards me.

I don’t plan to return to Filomena any time soon.

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

The best value around and delicious high quality food. Portions are huge!

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

Delicious!

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

Charming atmosphere! We were greeted by a woman making homemade pasta in the window display as we arrived. Bustling, fun, city feeling. Easter decorations were everywhere. It was loud but it wasn’t off putting. Instead it reinforced we chose a popular place. Service was awesome. Waiter went above and beyond. Even found me reading glasses since I forgot mine. Food was perfect. If you’re looking for Italian American - little Italy type food- you found it! Sunday sauce so similar to my family’s! Portions are CRAZY HUGE!! Consider sharing an entree, especially if you’re having fun appetizers or salads before hand. Took my daughter for her 13th birthday, and the whole staff and entire restaurant sang and clapped. Plan to visit every time we visit DC.

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Memphis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Italian restaurant in. D.C. !

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

This place is the most awesome Italian Restaurant I have been to in the United States. I have been visiting them off and on for over 20 years. When I am in Washington, I always try to go there. The service is always excellent. The food is superb. I have never been disappointed.
I seldom pay attention to decoration, but my wife pointed out that the Easter decorations were very nice.
This is a fine dining restaurant. Expect to spend some time there. An hour and a half is reasonable. Anything less and you are rushing through and won't get the full effect.
Make sure you leave room for dessert. They have an phenomenal bakery. I love their cheesecake.

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

Food was great and the portions were huge! My husband had a sea food dish that could have easily been split by three hungry adults. I ordered two side dishes and couldn't finish them. The cheesecake was to die for and one slice was more than enough for two people. They also brought complimentary after dinner drinks of sambuca and amaretto. It's very noisy and crowded because it's so popular. So service is a bit slow. But we would go again in a heartbeat.

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CM
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic old school Italian—- massive menu...enormous portions...superb presentation! Felt like Grandma musta been in the kitchen. And what a room. Decorated in our case for Easter. Can’t imagine a more festive atmosphere.

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D
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The place is a bit eclectic. There were doilies one the table
like my grandma’s dresser. The calamari was too salty.

The rice ball didn’t have much flavor. The mixed seafood pasta was
Much more pasta than seafood and mostly mussels. The scallops in the pasta dish was tender and some of the next scallops I’ve ever eaten. The chicken parmigiana was moist and tasty. We also had lasagna and a vegetable dish with risotto that had way too much wine. The service was very good.

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BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So great to be back here after 18 years away from D.C. Every bit as good as I remembered. Delicious!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Ambiance was wonderful. It was a great memory. We will be back!

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SD
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Filomena but not our last. What a wonderful place and the food was delicious. Our server James was great and we loved the after dinner drinks.

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A
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had to wait 30 minutes past our 7 pm reservation to get our table, but everything was outstanding after that!

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BW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always amazing. It's a staple in Gerogetown. Definitely recommend.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. EAster decorating was over the top. Borderline creepy

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k
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My food was amazingly delicious and the portions were huge

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an awesome place.

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CQ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing wait staff & delicious food with large portions! The shrimp risotto was the best risotto I’ve ever had! The sambuca & amaretto at the end was a sweet touch! Seeing someone making fresh gnocchi in the store front was charming and all the bunnies & decor for Easter was top notch!

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I are in town for business and were told we HAVE to go to Filomena, and my goodness was it the best advice! Everything was scrumptious and the service was top notch. Each time we visit DC we will be stopping by! I just wish we had room for dessert!!

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LN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I’m sorry. I think you you’ll need a stent after eating this food. High in fat and sugar. The tomato sauce is sweet 🤮

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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going to Filomena. It is like going to my Mother's house for a holiday or Sunday dinner. Very comforting.

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PC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a go-to restaurant for us at Easter and Christmas. The food is amazing, service tops, and the decorations are over the top.

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Great service! Just a LOT of Easter decor I hasn’t expecting. Overall amazing experience and will recommend to friends in the future visiting!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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