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Filomena Ristorante

4.8
12979 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
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 12979 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were running super late but the maitre d was so professional and understanding, thank you for seating us immediately after we arrived.
Service was knowledgeable and professional. Portions are huge, great value, I had to take 95% of my entree home because it was just so much pasta! *I am not complaining lol
Thank you Filomena!
PS Amaretto was a delicious, nice touch!

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MaryF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing ever disappoints here - repeat customer whenever I’m in DC

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LindaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and atmosphere are fantastic. The only issue was the time it took to get our entrees. Our bread and drinks came quickly, followed soon by the appetizers. However there was a really long delay before the entrees arrived. The food was great so I’ll still return.

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PeterB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filomena never disappoints! Our family of 5 had a fantastic dinner. All of our pasta dishes, some with Sunday sauce and some with cardinale sauce, were outstanding. Yes, it's not inexpensive but you know that going in.

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vipManny
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been going to Georgetown every year for about 12 years now, and whenever we are in town we make it a pint to go to Filomena. We love the place, the food is amazing, and the staff are ok. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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RoboKei
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Home made pasta is good. The lasagna dish was too salty for me but the sauce that my husband had tasted good.

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PageL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted a pasta dish that was not on their menu and they made it for me! I wanted something on the lighter side for sauce and they made me angel hair pasta with roasted garlic, shrimp, basil, lemon and olive oil. It was perfect! I highly recommend the cannoli (not what you would expect)

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vipNikkiF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved loved everything about it! The food was AMAZING! The ambiance was just right and I felt comfortable enough to eat indoors despite the current situation

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend for the first time for hi birthday. Everything was perfect. He loved it and we will go back soon!

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edsmith
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the Best!! Can't wait to come back again!

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ChristineD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filomenas was wonderful! Food was hot and delicious! Service great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices seemed high at the beginning but dishes are big!! 2-3 can eat from a single dish. Having said that, dishes were amazing!! Really great food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Hermoso sótano. Muy buena experiencia. La comida es muy rica.

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Cmorto
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food amazing but the service was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in all of DC. Everything on the menu is amazing and the atmosphere is so inviting, but upscale at the same time. I come here as often as I can!

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vipChristinaR
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor for Halloween was outstanding!! I’ve never seen a restaurant decorate like that outside of Christmas. The food was decadent and the portions huge. They gave us complimentary amaretto it was delicious. We were impressed with the service and how attentive they were. We’re definitely going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My girlfriend loves Italian food, so I took her here for her birthday. It has the classic feel of a family-owned restaurant and a quaint interior. The food is reasonably priced and delicious. It was definitely a highlight of the night for her!

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Starfire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Filomena! It is a good experience everytime we come here and they have taken great precautions to make it Covid-19 friendly. Highly recommend coming here and trying everything on their menu.

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ANTHONYN
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Book the restaurant for desired time requested we arrived and greeted and sat down at available open table of choice , our waiter Marco was awesome start to finish , food was hands down , the 20 oz pork chop was a meal for 3 , the sauce. Was old school taste ,Tiramisu and cheese cake , along with the double expresso and after dinner drinks , will be returning back ,
Keep up the great work

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BarryH
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our opinion, best Italian food on the planet, bar none!

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GregC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service I’ve had in a very long time.

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jeffreyg
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Celebrated a bday and everything was perfect which rare even at the best restaurants. The homemade burrata and veal was amazing. Peter our server was top notch and has an amazing voice as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The experience was fun because of the ambiance / decorations. Unfortunately I didn’t love the food but I also didn’t think it was bad whatsoever, just not great. Service was meh. Felt safe in light of COVID times!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

anniversary

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening! Great food & Service! We loved all the Halloween decorations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was excellent and the food never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time.

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KayB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
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 on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RebeccaV
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
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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Michelle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first authentic Italian restaurant and I don’t think it could’ve been any better. Food was outstanding. The service was fabulous. And the the Halloween decor was absolutely perfect. Can’t wait to go back for Christmas!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LarnieB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
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
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
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 on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGuido
Washington DC
91 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.

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 12979 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.