Filomena Ristorante

4.8
13099 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 13099 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCatherineD
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Made a 9:15 reservation for 2 for desert and drinks (there were plenty of reservations open). The guy at the door basically said if we are coming for dessert and drinks he wouldn’t typically sit us and we would have had to make a later reservation (what’s the point in telling us that if you’re going to seat us) anyway, we are seated and order a bottle of wine and 3 desserts. However because of the mayors mandates all alcohol has to be taken off the table at 10. By the time we were seated and ordered it was just after 9:30 and it wasn’t until the bottle was opened and poured that the server told us we basically had to finish our bottle in 20 minutes. We felt taken advantage of because if we would have been told that at the time of ordering the bottle then we obviously would have just ordered 2 glasses. Nonetheless, I had the server hovering at 9:58 having me chug my wine.

I understand there’s nothing that can be done about the mandate but it was all handled inappropriately...and back to the guy at the door...how much later of a reservation would I of had to make since I already was rushed out?

Our server was great and very kind but definitely took advantage of the situation.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in DC for that ‘special’ evening. Peter was a great host and the Osso Bucco was perfectly done.

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vipLadylion
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic place and was recently recommended to my husband. I can’t believe we didn’t know about this jewel! The food and service were impeccable! We will, without a doubt, be back soon!

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JoeC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, nice atmosphere, helpful staff. Will be back for sure. Everything is delicious but the Linguini Cardinale is truly special (if you like lobster).

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was very positive as it was my 40th birthday. The entire service and our waiter were very kind, helpful and fun! They sang me happy birthday. Thank you so much for being there for my milestone birthday celebration! The food as always was excellent!

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VladimirK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and amazing food. I wholeheartedly recommend.

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vipFinnegan
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most beautiful Christmas decorations of any restaurant in DC. So happy we were able to be there before the shut down. Awesome service and food was wonderful. Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal and wonderful experience.

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cah4food
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!!! Our favorite time to visit the restaurant when it’s all decorated for Christmas!! Food, service and atmosphere are all great!!!

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vipKarenR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. So glad we were able to enjoy our regular holiday tradition

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SharonD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Filomena’s but it won’t be our last. Food was excellent. We also wanted to eat at a restaurant with lots of decorations! It did not disappoint! Everything was outstanding!!

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EmileeW
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian and service in DC. Filomena never disappoints

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vipAndrewB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas meal

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JillD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at Filomena’s. It was phenomenal. The atmosphere was just perfect for Christmas and the food was outstanding! Service was top notch. Highly recommend. Will definitely be eating here again.

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PamK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was an excellent experience all around!

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HopeH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience.

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vipFoodie123
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place at Christmas time! Authentic Italian

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vipMaryB
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friend’s Holiday Dinner

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vipShawn
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filomena was definitely a hit. The food was fantastic, and the service was very good. It’s a great place for a date night, especially around Christmas time as the restaurant is amazingly decorated (probably the best in DC). Overall, would highly recommend.

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vipNancyS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleased we were able to continue our annual tradition of a family Christmas dinner at Filomenas. I was impressed with how they had spaces the tables and installed barriers between tables. Always love the decorations, delicious food and complimentary after dinner cordials

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vipSusanD
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. The Christmas decorations were beautiful - the food the best ever as was the service.

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vipPamelaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening for my daughter's 18th birthday! Service was great, food delicious, Christmas decorations amazing as always and they did a great job with social distancing and creating a safe environment considering the current situation. Highly recommend Filomena! Oustanding authentic Italian food! Filomena offers a dining experience.

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Great
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in DC. While their prices are not the lowest, their portions are some of the largest you'll find. Highly recommend to anyone looking for good, quality pasta dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food never disappoints and service is impeccable.

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JohnR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good once again. The food is fantastic, service was spot on. The decorations for Christmas made the place fell festive. The entree's are huge, enough for 2 people. Keep that in mind when ordering.

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ShelbyH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best customer service, amazing food, great experience

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vipJenniferG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Ever hung was great but the servers weren’t very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

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TomC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

To me I thought the restaurant did not adhere to social distancing. I felt uncomfortable the entire time. I think tables should have been skipped or spread out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG; definitely the best Italian restaurant I’ve ever been too. Our server Peter was awesome, knowledgeable, & gave great recommendations.

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DianeR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is always exceptional. COVID protocols being followed with some extra precautions at the table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a highlight when we visit from California. LOVE Filomena dining!

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vipMargieF
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A District tradition! Great wine list, wonderful food, all things with lobster are divine. That with the ambiance and friendly, fun interaction with our waiter made for a delightful late lunch.

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BillieD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will not be disappointed. Perfect venue for whatever your occasion. Absolutely wonderful.

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vipDCfoodie1234
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing Italian food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoy coming here; it’s more of a yearly tradition than anything. Although times are different they managed to keep the vibe the same...with safety and cleanliness evident.

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vipAlma
New England
78 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, ambiance, and feeling like family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Filomena was, once again, amazing. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holidays, the service was fantastic, and the food was incredible.

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CorinneB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual, food was super tasty, our server was amazing. The holiday decor was so geleeat as usual. We love FILOMENA'S!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filomena is a great restaurant. The food is special and the waiters are great. We go every year for Christmas and are always delighted.

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 13099 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.