Filomena Ristorante

4.7
11169 reviews
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Celebrating 36th Years! 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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Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had to wait 30 minutes past our 7 pm reservation to get our table, but everything was outstanding after that!

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

This place is always amazing. It's a staple in Gerogetown. Definitely recommend.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. EAster decorating was over the top. Borderline creepy

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

My food was amazingly delicious and the portions were huge

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CQ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best.

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

Amazing wait staff & delicious food with large portions! The shrimp risotto was the best risotto I’ve ever had! The sambuca & amaretto at the end was a sweet touch! Seeing someone making fresh gnocchi in the store front was charming and all the bunnies & decor for Easter was top notch!

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

My friend and I are in town for business and were told we HAVE to go to Filomena, and my goodness was it the best advice! Everything was scrumptious and the service was top notch. Each time we visit DC we will be stopping by! I just wish we had room for dessert!!

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LN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I’m sorry. I think you you’ll need a stent after eating this food. High in fat and sugar. The tomato sauce is sweet 🤮

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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going to Filomena. It is like going to my Mother's house for a holiday or Sunday dinner. Very comforting.

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PC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a go-to restaurant for us at Easter and Christmas. The food is amazing, service tops, and the decorations are over the top.

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Great service! Just a LOT of Easter decor I hasn’t expecting. Overall amazing experience and will recommend to friends in the future visiting!

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

Amazing as always

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Fantastic waitstaff. Wonderful experience overall.

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

Great food!! A bit loud but very enjoyable

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

Amazing food and overall experience. Pricey, but we knew that going in. Will be a regular location to celebrate big life events from now on.

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

Hands down the best Italian food in the DMV area. I'm always blown away with how good it is. Even after having been there so many times

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

Great service, great food, and very cool decorations!!! We really had a fun night sharing laughs with the people next to us and the wait staff.

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New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come from out of town often. I make reservations way in advance. For the “Filomena” experience. I have been doing so for over a decade. I plan to be back this coming July and will make my reservation soon.
No other Italian Restaurant compares to Filomena. The staff add their friendliness to the supreme culinary experience, Bravo a thousand times.

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KS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Easter decoration overbearing and cheapens the atmosphere

Crowded

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

This restaurant came highly recommended by hotel staff at The Darcy. Exceptional food, great waitstaff in a beautiful setting. I can’t say enough about this five star restaurant and certainly would come back next time I’m in the area.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waiter was ok but not very personable.

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JF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great family meal. I had the lasagna (again) and it is just as delicious every time. The wait staff is usually great but or waiter this time was just ok. Everyone loved their meals - meatballs were great. Save room if you can for desert. Four Leches cake is the best.

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E
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nice restaurant very dark

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was decorated beautifully for Easter. House wine was delicious as was the bread and oil. The pasta was slightly expensive but worth it because of the huge portion they serve you and it was delicious! I had enough for 3 meals! The service was fabulous, always available if we needed something. The chocolate cake for dessert was unbelievably good. I will definitely be back!

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AY
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in DC area. I took a colleague and we both ended up ordering the same thing - Vitello Saltimbocca. Very, very good. We each ordered a different dessert to sample the offerings: cannoli, and mixed berry cheesecake. OMG. The complimentary after dinner drink (amaretto or anisette) is something you will remember, a very nice touch. We could hardly walk out of there.

This was my 6th or 7th visit. I've never gotten anything that I didn't like. Even basic dishes like chicken parm or lasagna, that I've ordered in the past, have been absolutely super. You will make a memory if you eat here.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I travel a lot for work and have had the opportunity to eat in amazing restaurants all over America, but Filomena is far and away my favorite restaurant. It’s a must is you are visiting the DC area.

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HF
Houston
71 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG....This has to be my favorite ultimate fabulous Italian Restaurant of all times.
This is my 3rd visit... and over the past 20 years...it's what I remember as nothing less than amazing.

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FA
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The restaurant was not what I expected. It was very noisy and the tables were so close together even the wait staff had trouble getting through. The Easter decorations we a bit much, they were everywhere. The ceilings are low and they had baskets and bunnies hanging from the ceilings, it felt like they were on top of your head. I had pasta with a meat sauce and my husband had calamari over a salad. The mail course was ok. For dessert we had their version of a cannoli and it was fantastic!!

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TC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely! Not a chance you're going home hungry!

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BJ
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. First rate wine list.

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable dining experience highly recommend this restaurant for people who like hearty Italian food. Noise level a bit high because we were there at a peak time, hard to hear conversation over all the noise.
However, noise did not diminish dining experience. Food consistently very good. Decor quirky but fun.

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t
Sacramento
55 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant food, experience and service! The recipes always delight and the portions are meant for that truly Home style experience! The incredible service with so many guests is a site to behold and at Easter the decor is so charming and authentic. Truly love our trips to DC just to ensure a night at Filomena

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Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

The food is over priced and not authentic. This is American Italian food.. (ie Maggianos/Olive Garden). Heavy sauces. Huge portions. We were expecting something else given the recommendations that we got and the price of the food. Very loud. Very crowded.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter was excellent in assisting us with wine and dinner selection.
Great time!

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EL
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to DC once a year, and would never miss going to Filomena’s! The best Italian we have ever had!

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third visit and it’s always amazing. Food, service, and all they have to offer is wonderfull.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Easter decorations were outstanding! Although the portions were extremely large, they were delicious. I started with the Arancini, the CANNELLONI DI VITELLO as the main dish and the Filomena cannoli for dessert. All were memorable. Waitstaff was wonderful. A very special meal.

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MY
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, even better food. When you walk in someone is making gnocchi in the window. Everything is delicious. Loved that they gave us after dinner amaretto!

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filomena's has hands down the best Italian food in Georgetown! My husband and I always have wonderful service when we are there and the food is phenomenal!

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c
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good but the portions are very large. Can be considered family style. We were only 2, get one pasta and main course and share. And the meatballs are amazing. I am a snob as I make my own and these were really good.

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