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Filomena Ristorante

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12953 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Celebrating our 37th 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 & foods of today.

Filomena is perfect for the business luncheon or the elegant candle light dinner.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 12953 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was excellent and the food never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time.

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KayB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , they should consider actual family size portion and maybe have a certain night for families

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Whitney
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The food was amazing and the service was great.

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RebeccaV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had such high hopes! We ordered a salad and three dishes to split amongst four adults. The salad was delicious and the bread was wonderful. We kept saying how we could barely wait for the main courses! While everything was delectable, NONE of the three dishes were warm. The middle of the one meatball was actually cold. The scallops and shrimp were warm, but every ravioli was lukewarm at best. We were quite shocked. Although the food itself was very good, we were quite surprised to find nothing at an enjoyable temperature.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Everything we had was delicious. Will go back.

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LarnieB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time
This restaurant is off the chart
Staff and management has excellent service ,food and decorations are amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Filomena three times over the past 20 years and are impressed with how consistently excellent the dining experience has been. Little of anything has changed. The service is outstanding; we had a table near the kitchen and watched the food being prepared. Our portions were generous, and we took almost half of the food home. Our waiter helped us pick a bottle of wine from their truly Italian and truly outstanding list. And the desserts.... all are handmade originals, and most feature a healthy dose of chocolate. If you dine here, save room for the desserts, which are unique. I would highly recommend for any special occasion, or just a welcome night out. Reservations are required, and you will need to book in advance due to the consistent popularity of the venue.

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GenaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For good food and good ambience, you can’t beat Filomena.

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vipGuido
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Mixed feelings, for Filomena, which definitely is more Eyetalian than authentic Italian. Take the saltimbocca, a classic Roman dish. While the veal itself was tasty, it was drowned in an inappropriate sauce and topped with mozzarella, neither of which you'd ever see in Rome. Agnoletti in a cream sauce, likewise, were inherently good, but again (despite asking to go light on the sauce) were drowning. The salsiccia, while tasty, should be browned/grilled (they looked more boiled/German than Italian. The one outstanding dish was the rugola salad: perfectly balanced with excellent ingredients. In all, while the food is good, it seems that there's a more is better mentality.

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PhoebeA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING dining experience! The atmosphere was SO FUN, we loved the halloween decorations and the entire staff was incredible. Not to mention, food was INSANE! 12/10 experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was outstanding.

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Jonah
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Tony) was exceptional. He took time to walk us through the menu, cracked a few jokes, and provided his recommendations. The food was phenomenal, not to mention good portion sizes as well, and the drink list of great.

As everyone else has mentioned, the decorations were awesome! The entire restaurant is decked out for Halloween, while maintaining COVID health protocols. Tony told us all about the tradition, which was great as well. We will certainly be returning next time we're in town.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filomena is always a favorite of ours. The food is truly outstanding and the service is incredible. Peter is the best waiter!

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vipSteveL
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filomena never ceases to impress me with their excellent services and simple outstanding dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fave restaurant in the DC area! Outstanding service, delicious Italian cuisine, desserts and wine! We can’t wait to go back!

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SergioO
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We normally love the food but this time around we were not happy with the Ravioli w Meatballs but this time around were horrible! Wife couldn’t eat them so we returned them and we still got charged for it smh... I’ll go back again and give them another shot but unfair to paid for something that wasn’t tasteful.

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goodnightlink
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and impeccable service! Our meal was earth-shatteringly amazing- definitely the best fried calamari we've EVER had! The cheesecake was unbelievable and not to be missed- but everything on the menu was perfect. Our waiter was so attentive, kind, and friendly as well. The safety measures to make sure everything was sanitized for us were wonderful. We had the first truly happy evening in the months since this pandemic started, and we couldn't be more grateful!

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ArringtonK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is AMAZING!! Very rich sauces, great portions.

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Regular
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, i’m a regular. Food and service is always great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Huge portions so make sure to split!

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Shaahn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and impeccable service!! Our waiters were excellent and I couldn’t have had a better birthday celebration

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ROCK
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took wife out for a nice dinner

DC
DontaeC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter was the best thing they could of done. I will be back next week and I will only let peter be my friend and server.

The best time me and my staff had in a long time , I have found my new home.

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Lovespasta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was absolutely wonderful! The social distancing and sanitation practices were great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

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vipJulia
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was very good. The waiter had a good knowledge of the menu and the wine list. We enjoyed his recommendation on the wine. The food is always delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a surprise for an individual who doesn’t like surprises..let me start ... the BDAY BOY had to be at l’east 20 minutes late... regardless FILOMENA accommodated and it was the best BDAY!!

PETER not his actual name on his name tag ...PIEOR? He was phenomenal!!! He was very attentive and we never had to wait for anything Peter made sure that we enjoyed Mr.Harris’s experience..this was the BEST!!! COVID is real and FILOMENA made sure it was compliant!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halloween decorations were an amazing surprise! Top notch.

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KimL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Service was impeccable. Halloween theme amazing! Social distancing in force and we will be going back in December!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter college trip

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. So accommodating foe our party. Thank you for a wonderful evening. So much food!!!

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vipAdamJ
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Very safe and we loved the table dividers.

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samo
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small celebration for an 8 month wedding anniversary as newlyweds. First time we’ve really been out of the house since the pandemic started and we decided to come to Filomena’s. The staff followed all safety precautions and everyone in their staff wore a mask and gloves. The staff was superb per usual and everyone wished us a happy anniversary throughout our dinner. We’ve been to Filomena’s a million times and will continue to come back a million times more! Thank you guys for a wonderful evening and even more delicious food!

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LilyC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I drove from Buffalo to Arlington for a get away. We looked up restaurants and made reservations not really knowing much about this Restaurant besides it’s Italian food.
When we were there we were blown away! The ambience was so tasteful, the decor for Halloween was so incredible, the food was exquisite and out of this world! Coming from an Italian part of WNY I’m speechless! I would drive back in a heartbeat for another phenomenal dinner. Our server Gustavo and Fabio were magnificent! So kind and professional, very welcoming for us! Thank you for such an amazing experience! I truly hope the restaurant and staff get to see this !
Thank you soooo much everyone ! Also to the BOH chefs too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Passing through DC on our way to Florida,we wanted to dine on some Italian food. The portions are generous . We started with special house meatballs , house Cesar salad with a delicious creamy dressing that was light and flavorful , veal Marsala and a rich desert . Wonderful evening‼️🍷

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MollyH
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was amazing. Great ambiance.

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food...expensive DC prices, but the portions are so big, you'll have leftovers for 2 days! Best Italian in DC so far.

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vipCharnelleB
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a magnificent meal we had. Santino made us feel like family.
I will definitely be back

FAQs

Filomena Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Filomena Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 338-8800.

Filomena Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 12953 OpenTable diners.

Filomena Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://filomena.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.