Filomena Ristorante

4.7
11773 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good good good

NJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience at Filomena was fantastic. I cannot remember the last time I thoroughly enjoyed an evening out at a restaurant. I’ve never had better service anywhere. Portions are very generous, and every stage of our dinner (appetizer, meal and dessert) were wonderful. The complimentary after dinner amaretto was a lovely touch. I will definitely return!

SH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a classic Georgetown restaurant. We shared the stuffed mushroom appetizer and as well as the lobster ravioli and a special pastry wrapped salmon. All of it was delicious. Our waiter, Tony, was fantastic and recommended a great Italian white wine blend. Great experience!

c
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t have the words to do justice when describing this restaurant. Excellent! It’s a must!

j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I very much enjoyed the experience, the food was awesome, and the service was prompt and professional. If you love Italian you will love this place...

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't been there in 15 years and nothing has changed. Great food, great service and beautiful decor. Homemade pasta was and still is outstanding. Won't wait another 15 years.

LB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filomena is one of my favorite places. It seems pricey but you get ALOT of food and could probably share two dishes between four people. The quality of the food is excellent, the service is superb. The ambiance is old style, not for Hipsters, but is just what you want if you want traditional Italian food. Highly recommend the veal chop (enough for 4 people), anything with the Cardinale sauce, the fried calamari and the desserts are sublime!!

CZ
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I must when you are in Georgetown! I will go back when I am town. Best Italian food and the sauce was amazing also the meatballs were the best!

N
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! The best Italian food in the USA.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a restaurant not to be missed. The atmosphere makes you believe you are in Italy. The food is excellent. Items at the salad bar are in small quantities and are replenished frequently. Our main courses were absolutely delicious. The bread served at the table was a nice quality Italian bread. Our portions were enough that we had leftovers to bring home so we could enjoy the delicious food even more.

Filomena's also offers a prix-fixe lunch menu.

DW
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Overall ok solid meal.
Very large portions.
Food is good but heavy.
Ok for casual lunch.
Very nice service.

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

The food was amazing and the service was even better!!! We brought our kids and they loved it too!

F
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The service was terrible. The food was good after we sent it back. Waited for over 30min for my entree. My food came out cold and had to send it back. Hot the Manager Kevin and he took care of us from that point.

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

You could tell from the smell when you entered that you were in for authentic, delicious Italian cooking. And the smell undersold just how amazing the food would be!

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

Amazing food! Authentic Italian cuisine with a home style twist

MP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to restaurant for RAMW restaurant week. The appetizers and main dishes are AMAZING! This is a Georgetown "must visit". Excellent all around.

DD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Filomena is my favorite Italian restaurant in the area, and maybe of all time. I went with a group of 6 for restaurant week, as we do every restaurant week. We split all 5 appetizer options, and doubled up on the Calamari. All were spectacular. The entrees were all amazing as usual, and so was the dessert. You have to expect going in to Filomena that seating will be a bit cramped, with low lighting and moderately loud venue, but neither of those are big factors for our group to enjoy dinner. Getting such a delicious 3 course meal for $35 is such a great deal. We will be back in the Winter!

JL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!!!!

n
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We went to this restaurant for the first time for s special anniversary dinner with our family. We were disappointed in the noise level and crowdness of the restaurant. Definitely not for an intimate dinner experience. It’s like a factory in there! We were at a table for 6 and couldn’t hear across the table. The food was very good and fresh.

JB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very rich good, restaurant extremely busy, hard to get
waiters' attention.

AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great a little salty. Though did not have good service. The server was rude and gave us faces. Also, we were rushed and could not even finish the meal as they kept offering to box it up before we were even done.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband took me here for my birthday while we were staying in Georgetown. Everything, from the friendly staff, to my espresso, was fabulous.
I had the risotto with shrimp in lobster sauce which was to die for. My husband ordered the sausage rigatoni in an amazing classic tomato sauce. There was so much food...these are definitely family style entrees, we (as well as everyone else) left with a HUGE portion. There is no way 1 person can finish these massive plates. But you’ll be happy you have left overs the next day.
Their desserts are incredible, their wine list is amazing and I’m so happy we decided on Filomena’s, it was such a wonderful dinner with my love.

WR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visit every time I am in DC! This time was just as terrific as past visits.

b
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filomena is one of those places that never disappoints.

AV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filomena is the absolute best!

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love visiting Filomena Ristorante! The meatballs and lasagna are out of this world.

KS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and great service. I will definitely be returning

EK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian Food I've eaten in years! Can't wait to go back.

SU
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good but took sooooo long to come out.

F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our all-time favorite restaurant in DC. We went for lunch during Restaurant Week and it was amazing as always. I ordered the fried calamari and lasagna. The calamari is some of the best I've ever tasted, it just melts in your mouth. The lasagna is also incredible - it's a huge portion. When we've come for dinner, we usually can share an appetizer, entree, and dessert and still sometimes leave with leftovers. For dessert, you have to try the tres leches! It's the best I've had anywhere and we've tried it many other places. It's so light and delicious. You really can't wrong with anything on the menu.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

our server nico was trash. our busboy juan took care of us most of the night.

AD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a great experience here, and the best pasta in DC. You can really tell the difference between pre-made pasta, and homemade. And Filomena definitely make their pasta in house.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality food with huge portions. Great waitstaff too.

S
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great value especially during restaurant week. Best Italian I've had in the DC metro area. Substantial portions and very authentic. The deep complex flavor profile really comes through in their lasagna and meatballs.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peter was an excellent server.

YZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The portion is worth the price, the dishes are very creamy! If you like cheesy, creamy Italian dishes, don’t miss this res!

JH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and highly recommend! The quantity and quality of food was outstanding. Having been to Italy, this is the real deal.

s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Huge quantities, best lasagna I have had out of Italy and outstanding service and price.

J
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always make Filomena a must stop when in DC. We had a family dinner Thursday but half did not make due to plane delays so only half the group was able to make it to Filomena that night . The next day, we we happened to get dropped off by taxi directly in front of restaurant and we all said this is not a coincidence!!! We entered the restaurant and the lovely man who greeted us heard our story from the night before and graciously found us a table!!! It was packed as usual but were seated at the same table as the night before!!! Thank you Filomena!! The food and wonderful wait staff made for again another fabulous trip to DC.

PN
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filomena never disappoints! I make it a point to come here whenever I’m in DC. The food and service are excellent and we were there during restaurant week so got a price fixed menu for $35. A bargain!! I can’t recommend a visit to Filomena enough!!

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