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Filomena Ristorante

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12898 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 12898 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The shot was great at the end but the Halloween decorations was to much

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KateW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food, and very clean atmosphere. One of my all-time DC favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten 3 times. I wanted a special place to get engaged, so we went there. The food is as amazing as the staff. This place is spectacular.

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LoveDesserts
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We arrived around 10:40pm, the waiter was nice and professional however he didn’t inform us until 10:59 that the kitchen closes at 11pm leaving me scrambled to order at the very last minute. I’m not an avid wine drinker but I was not a fan of the 2 house wines that I tried. I ended up ordering chicken parmigiana and was not impressed. For $34 I expected to be wowed by the taste and quality of the food. It was decent. I tried their version of the cannoli and couldn’t eat more than a tiny spoonful of the cream as it was too sweet and, mind you, having and trying desserts are my favorite part of going out.

They had a lot of creepy Halloween decorations which I found strange and it didn’t contribute anything nice or positive to the ambiance, but I guess this is their way of being festive, and to each their own.

I was underwhelmed by my experience and feel we overpaid by a lot.

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KDfoodie
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best experience ever. Could not breathe afterwards we were so full and the staff are EXCEPTIONAL. They were so kind to me my husband and puppy even! We will be back when in DC. Highly highly recommend

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StacyS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Filomena! It's one of our favorite restaurants in all of DC. The food and service never disappoint

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AmberD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! The atmosphere , service, food and wine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing... as a native Washingtonian I am kicking myself .. service was excellent in the midst of COVID-19, they provide hand wipes upon being seated in clear bags, paper table cloths and menus... the Lobster ravioli is to DIE FOR !! I shall return

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GlyneseH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dino and Peter made us feel welcome. They both were accommodating and that made our dining and celebration experience delightful. 🌸🌺

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PhoenixJ
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a very cute date night. Servers wore masks and patrons were seated a safe distance apart. Food was amazing

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vipnickwc72092
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents were visiting from out of town and I wanted to take them some place special, but also safe. The staff at Filomena handled everything flawlessly, and even included additional sanitation wipes for guests to use at their own discretion. Disposable menus were provided but still had the infamous list of celebrities who have dined there. Food was exceptional as always, and you still get to indulge in the Sambuca & Amaretto at the end. Halloween decorations are already up which made the night that much more fun.

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vipGabi
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Halloween decorations were a bit strange.. but overall the service and food was very good!

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darrelly
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The social distancing was great. It was quiet, the server was very informative, and the most important part the meal was fabulous!

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the dining experience was great. We were celebrating a birthday and the food was great plus the wait staff could not have been more attentive. I would highly recommend the restaurant, especially for a special occasion

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colleen
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Several people have recommended Filomena to me for years but I was never able to get a reservation. Finally got in and very much enjoyed the food, the service and I appreciated the sanitary measures they have put in place due to COVID.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

If you like pasta, seafood and flavor you must try the “misto” dish. It’s out of this universe.

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LauraH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Warm and cozy atmosphere with amazing waiter and delicious food.

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ZacharyC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. My wife have gone for every anniversary, but this time it was our 1st wedding anniversary. They made us feel very welcome and the food was excellent. By far, my favorite restaurant in the DMV/DC area.

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Jessn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I really love Filomena. The ambiance, food and service is always spectacular but when I went to dine this past weekend, it was extremely busy and our table was quite close to other tables so I did not feel comfortable while I was dining there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience overall.

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vipNatP
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very disappointed after having read so many positive reviews. I am French with Italian blood. My granny used to cook us very Italian-oriented dishes, pasta, where simplicity and tastefulness were beautifully blending into our palates.
When I read all the reviews and marketing materials from Filomena, I thought I could experience this warm feeling again.
How disappointed I was when I saw my plate coming: a huge amount of food, with no delicacy, where pasta were soaked in ounces and ounces of tomato sauce. I then thought the taste must be better than the look, but I was sadly wrong... The tomato sauce was not so tasty (I was looking for the taste of the meat who would have melted slowly into the tomato sauce), the pasta were okay, the meat around was good but still not authentic to a genuine traditional Italian dish.
Then I realized, “of course, I am in America”.

PS: I indicated in my booking that it was my birthday celebration. The staff seemed to have completely missed that element 😂

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MaricetteP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing and impeccable service, great experience 4 years in a row!

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vippookiehead
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always as well as service. It felt so good to be able to go out again during the COVID and feel safe! Filomena was safe and welcoming!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vito was an incredible waiter.

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vipNewGoToSpot
New Orleans
49 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From appetizer to desert, hands down one of the best meals ever! Lobster pasta is amazing and packed with lobster. The lasagna elevated this dish to a new level of delicious. And the cannoli!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in DC. Hands down.

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LissetteP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and desserts were outstanding! Large sharing portions. Our server, MARIA, was the best. We will definitely go again and highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitor from out of state. It was a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always!!! The strawberry cheesecake is awesome‼️

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always so good!

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vipKyerrah3
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The food, service and ambiance are always perfect at Filomena's. We have been dining here for many years and they are consistently great!

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CecilyS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Dinner was great, huge portion sizes. A really cute cozy spot. The only “issue” we had was our waiter rarely checked on us and took forever to bring us anything. Would come back for the dessert above anything else

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vipPaulH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always top notch and they have stepped up and are providing safety measures that rival their food/service.

Thoughtful but not overbearing protocols are in place. Simply fantastic all around.

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MichelleY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in dc! Amazing.

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NatalieC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Many restaurants don’t wow in flavor, but Filomena did!

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Nati
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fuimos para restaurant week. Todo estuvo delicioso

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vipvjdantone
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just our 2nd time dining in since places have begun to slowly open, so we were a little worried how this big and bustling restaurant would handle things. Well, we were impressed! Moveable partitions, spaced seating, and hand sanitizer stations everywhere (as well as mask reminder signs). We visited for Restaurant Week lunch and while a few of our favorite appetizers and entrees were not on the menu this year, it was still GREAT! Leftovers enough for another dinner! And totally wonderful service, from beginning to end. We are SO pleased we went!

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vipBeefycake
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful classic traditional Italian

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 12898 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.