Filomena Ristorante

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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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JT
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous on every level ❤️ Our server was so great in guiding us to our menu choices. Best ❤️

JL
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very fresh and delicious. Best Italian food we've had in DC. Definitely recommend.

DI
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, had to wait for a check, prices were good. Portions were huge. The bread was delicious as was the ravioli & meatball entree.

SV
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Noisy, tired, overpriced tourist destination. Gnocchi with broccoli was bland and swimming in a gelatinous cream sauce. Salad bar was totally unappetizing. Not on the repeat list.

L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!!

f
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They not have brunch that is a mistake from open table .

JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing taste! The best lobster pasta that i ever try!

KM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, from the warm breads to the main course, was delicious! It was very noisy making conversation difficult.

BA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the food is amazing and portions are huge. The price is on the higher end but they use quality ingredients. Its super busy all the time and tables are crammed next to each other. had a 9 PM reservation but they were able to get us in 20 minutes earlier.

JL
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is old school Italian restaurant. It is like walking into an Italian restaurant 50 years ago, but in a good way (friendly, open and welcoming). Great food, great wine and great service. Our waiter, Peter, was funny, nice and very attentive, even though the restaurant was packed my wife and I felt his service was outstanding. His recommendations were right on target and there was no upselling on his part. Everything was perfect from the appetizer (fried Mozzarella) to the main course (Rigatoni, with the Sunday sauce and meatballs) to the dessert (homemade strawberry cheesecake). Everything was fresh and homemade. The manager stopped by a number of times and he was very friendly and helpful. This is the best Italian restaurant in the city.

MF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Even 20 yrs later, FR doesn’t disappoint. Will be back soon from Chitown!!

PM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We always have fabulous meals at Filomenas. Large delicious portions with lots to take home and enjoy as leftovers. Desserts (cheesecake!) are amazing too. My only complaint this last time we were there, was the tremendous overcrowding and noise level. There was literally no space between our table and the table next to us which made any kind of private conversation difficult. I know this restaurant is popular, but I wish they would limit their reservations so the atmosphere could be more enjoyable.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was amazing and the service was some of the best. I would definitely come back here, as well as recommend Filomena to friends, family and co-workers.

K
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I made a reservation a week in advance for my daughter’s 10th birthday. She loves Italian food and many people recommended I take her there. I took her, her friend, my youngest daughter and mom for dinner. We showed up 5 mins before our reservation and they didn’t seat us until 30 mins later. We were hungry, but it wasn’t a big deal, we were excited to be there. As soon as we sat at the table the server came to us and asked for our drink order. Didn’t tell us anything else or ask if we had been there before or if we needed help with the menu. He came back and since it was our first time there we asked if there was a kid’s menu. He immediately got annoyed with our question and stated no. So, we asked if he recommended anything for the kids and he annoyingly stated, either an appetizer or split a meal and walked away. I was furious with his attitude and rudeness. Ok, they don’t have a kids menu, not a problem and I completely understand, but take the time to at least show us where the appetizers were on the menu or suggest what you have seen other families order. I know kids go there because the restaurant was filled with families eating there. I wanted to walk out because he was so incredibly rude, but it was my daughter’s birthday so we stayed. The food was amazing, but the service was awful! I sat by a tray they put in the middle of the floor next to my table where they stacked dirty dishes while I ate. It was awful. I couldn’t even get out of my chair because the tray with so close to my chair if I had moved I would’ve knocked it over. For the price of our meal I would’ve expected better service and more attention to where they stacked dirty dishes. The food was amazing;however, I am not sure if I will go back after that experience.

N
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, fantastic service, loved everything about it. The dining room is dark and not easy to navigate because the tables are so close together. The food and service make it worth the squeeze!

AS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer here and it met all expectations. Restaurant is a little loud but that’s only because everyone is enjoying themselves. Our server was polite and even though he was busy he was excellent our whole visit. Food came out super fast and was top notch. Don’t forget to try the turtle cheesecake yummm! We will definitely be back.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time at Filomena (I’m from out of town) and I stuffed myself again because everything was SO GOOD. Peter was the best waiter and we particularly loved the baked ravioli appetizer.

LJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Georgetown Classic, not to be missed!
Make your reservation early or you’ll regret it!

UW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make sure to go here every time we are in DC and it never disappoints. Portions are huge and I’d rather it be a smaller portion at a more reasonable price but this is as good as red sauce Italian gets.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great experience!

E
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant. I had the ravioli and meatballs which was excellent. It was 2-3 meals worth of food. The Oreo mousse cake is the best dessert I’ve ever had. The finishing touch of complimentary sambuca and amaretto was simply divine. Can’t wait to return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent!

BT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food great service was loud in there but it’s a big restaurant with a lot of people and we are loud people as well so it was a great experience.

F
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

G
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent. Very large portions can - or need to be - be shared.

One negative was they had to wait 30 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. Surprised the restaurant was so backed up at 7:30 pm on a Tuesday night.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We waited for 1/2 hour for our 7:30 reservation --in a big crowd of at least 30 people waiting for tables. No room to stand---so noisy. I had a headache from the crowded tables, noise, etc. There were 4 of us and none of us will ever go back.

SM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing food. The calamari, sweet chili shrimp were so flavorful. The pasta were fantastic. Large portions to share. They made a vegan vegetable Risotto that was out of this world.

H
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Was given the incorrect check for the table next to where we were sitting and brought it to the attention of waiter who quickly brought the correct check.

RS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant decorations were good, the ambience was good, the service was very good, the taste of the main course could be improved, the welcome on entry and the small reception area on entry was rather chaotic, the cost of the meal (even without any alcohol) was exorbitant.

JP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING! Huge portions. Our waiter, Tony, was very helpful and a delight to talk with.

OT
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I shared lasagna with a friend so we had room for cheesecake. I had the mixed fruit cheesecake which was outstanding. Definitely worth the trip. Need a reservation.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere, & service!

IW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Not the quiet place it was years ago. Tables are on top of each other, expect to wait even with a reservation. More of a tourist spot than a local place.

LH
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, wonderful ambience, fantastic experience.

A
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my 21st birthday and it was amazing. This is a real OG Italian Mafia Restaurant. Nothing but the purest Italian dishes. I had the Broccoli Gnocchi and it was phenomenal. 10/10 recommend this place!!

J
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decorated to the hilt for Halloween- we had to walk around and see everything !!
Luckily we had a table against a wall and we were able to enjoy one another’s company and chat.. very cramped and noisy.
We still so enjoyed our meal and the setting. The maitre d was delightful.
A must if you are in the area.

DK
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love our host Geno! He is absolutely the best! Always a wonderful experience!

C
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and try to go every time I visit D.C.!

BS
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They consistently deliver great food and service! The Halloween decorations were extra spectacular too.

SB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, delicious meal and dessert and wonderful service and conversation from Peter!