Filomena Ristorante

4.7
11566 reviews
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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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RD
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat when in the DC/Georgetown area. The veal Marsala was amazing and cannoli even better.

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great experience as always!

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ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filomena NEVER disappoints. The food and service are always fantastic. It’s a very cozy restaurant so you are likely to make new friends with your table neighbors.

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

As always outstanding, food, service. so glad we had a 5:30 reservation, we were not rushed and I noticed many people sitting waiting for their table as when the table is ready then you are seated, so my advice is make an early reservation!

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

First time. Our waiter Peter made our dining experience very special. Such good service.

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U
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Craving good, homemade Italian food and Filomena did not disappoint. Service very good...ambience a bit kitsch, but fun....Loved the homemade meatballs which my Husband ordered with ravioli....My Son and I shared lobster linguini which was a bit rich, but delicious and sharing it made it do-able. A glass of Barolo made it complete. We’ll be back.....

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

Great service, amazing food.

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OT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food! However a word of caution which will save you a few $$. The plates are designed for family style dining and the waiters do not tell you. In fact mine denied it. He said “everyone takes home a bag!” This is more tolerable if you are a GTown local but problematic if a DC visitor. It’s a must visit.

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CW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, enjoyable service, memorable experience overall.

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AH
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Historic Georgetown establishment. Huge portions. Enough to share. The food was pretty good but not great. Service was attentive. It’s so loud that it made conversation at our small table very difficult. One server collided with another and spilled sauce on my pants and shoes. Manager was very apologetic. Frustrating nonetheless. Next time I’ll seek out a quiet neighborhood spot and avoid this scene.

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

Plates were so big you could easily share them, service was great. I’d definitely go back!

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ML
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had heard great things about this restaurant and overall we enjoyed it, however, I can’t give it five stars for these reasons. Our server was difficult to understand and we felt rushed towards the end of our dinner. We weren’t even there an hour so that seemed off for a supposed fine dining restaurant. Also, the pasta is simply not worth the prices here, homemade or not. It was fine, but I’ve had better at half the price. We were also seated too close to other parties and the noise level was high, so hard to have a conversation. The restaurant was beautiful but I would likely not return on a future trip to DC.

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

The food was delicious. We all said we would go back again. Friendly staff attended to our every need! Homemade pasta was amazing! The ambiance was perfect. Highly recommend!

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

This is one of the best restaurants in DC—if not the best one. The food is great, the ambiance is marvelous and the service impeccable.

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LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service we're amazing! The prices we're a bit high

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OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our Waiter, Peter, was amazing!

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V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice and romantic restaurant... food was wonderful my only Gripe is that 1 of the dishes we ordered was Served lukewarm.

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The linguine cardinale was outstanding! I can't get it off my mind and hope to return soon.

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MM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and huge portions. Share meals and have two desserts! Crowded dining room but we were not overlooked. Beautiful flowers filled the room.

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K
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A review can’t possibly do justice to how fabulous Filomena really is. If there is a better Italian restaurant on the east coast please tell me who that would be. Perfectly cooked vegetables, pasta and sauces to die for , fish, poultry and any meat served there is done to perfection also. Try and leave room for dessert, because their selection is heavenly ❤️

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JD
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was excellent as well. Just needs a bigger lobby!

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TM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Filomena was absolutely phenomenal. Excellent service - Germano and excellent food. This is a great spot. Make a reservation!!

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences in DC! Can’t wait to return!

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filomena's was absolutely amazing and met every expectation we had. The restaurant and waiters were so authentic to the Italian culture. Everything we ordered tasted fresh and homemade. I would give the restaurant 10 stars if that was an option. I would recommend making a reservation as it was super popular.

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CD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with food that takes true Italians back to their Nonna’s cooking in the kitchen!!! Had a wonderful time and a wonderful meal.

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IC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salad bar at lunch was a nice addition. Entrees were good sized portions and wait staff was very attentive about refilling beverages and ice water. No room for dessert as meal was very filling but the desserts looked very very good (maybe next time). Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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KL
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BE sure and make a reservation and then go early and have a drink at the bar - the bartenders were awesome (you need to try the Italian Handshake)! The food is wonderful and plentiful! And you have to try a dessert!

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RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

My friends and I had a very unpleasant experience at Filomena. All the group in theirs 30’s and carrying our Brazilian drivers license. The problem here is that our documents, although accepted to drive and rent a car in the USA, is not a valid document at Filomena as a proof that you are older than 21 and can consume alcohol! The waiter and the very stubborn manager keep us telling we should have our passports. Tourists are not recommend to carry their passports, for security reasons. My point here is, if passport is mandatory, please advise customer when calling to confirm the reservation. My friend and I were very stressed by the experience, ordered our dishes and left as soon as possible of that unpleasant and, as a matter of fact, very tacky restaurant. Oh, and the food.... not even worth it!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is a little pricey but the portions are! I think I have spaghetti for three days. Food was great, my husband got chicken parm and loved it! Overall a great experience!

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r
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was excellent. Portions were abundant.

Service was top notch.

Will definitely eat here when I return to DC.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very noisy. And very dark. Food was excellent. Wish I had room for dessert.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING service and equally amazing food!!!

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GC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is good but too expensive. Portions are generous. Our server was less than amiable.

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z
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Food is really tasty, the service was just ok. The waiter was not very friendly and seems to be in a hurry all the time. Busy restaurant (at 4:30 pm). Reservation is needed.

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BP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal! The salmon was fantastic and the chicken marsala one of the best I've ever had.

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AF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant offers a great 3 course meal for lunch. They have a very delicious Chicken parmigiana, an amazing fresh salad bar, and the best strawberry cheesecake in the country!!!

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FF
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose to go to Filomena’s because we have exhausted all the favorable dining options near the Kennedy Center and have had mixed results. The short journey paid off very well as we discovered a hidden gem...at least hidden to us! The lunch deal options were excellent; my wife had the mushroom appetizer and the chicken Marsala entree while I had the sausage appetizer and the manicotti entree; everything incredibly flavorful and quite plentiful that we were not sure how we would manage the desserts; a whopping slice of cheesecake that was so incredibly rich and creamy we could not help from enjoying some. Their dessert options all looked good; see pics attached. Our waiter Peter was perfectly attentive without being a nuisance and our brief conversations with him. Truly a great pre-show option if you plan ahead and don’t mind the short walk. Highly recommend Filomena’s; we will be back!

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TI
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Italian food, enough said. When you walk in you see the old Italian grandma in the window making the pasta that you will eat later on (if you order what she's making that is). While this is an expensive restaurant for pasta; the portions are HUGE, I brought my dinner home and ate it for 2 more days, so it's relative in terms of cost. This place is ALWAYS busy, so reservations are recommended, and because it's always busy, it's loud, this is not an intimate place, you can see what your neighbor ordered and in some cases lean over and sneak a taste (kidding, don't do that). But definitely a destination restaurant if you are in Georgetown and want to spend a little extra money.

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AW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2year anniversary

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Best Italian restaurant I have ever been to.

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