About Filomena Ristorante

For almost 35 Years Filomena is one of Washington's most Landmark restaurants located in the heart of Georgetown overlooking the historic C&O Canal. Voted Washington's Best Italian Restaurant by AOL Digital City past several years. 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.

1063 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily M-Sun: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Dinner M-Su: 3:30pm - 11:00pm

Please note: Dinner Menu All Day: Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, Christmas Eve
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day (except if falls on Fri, Sat, Sun)

Open New Years Day, Saturday January 1, 2016!!

Cross Street:
M Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 338-8800

Website:
http://www.filomena.com/

Catering:
Filomena introducing our Corporate/Home Catering Division!

If you have a home or office party, let us do all the work. Choose between picking up your order or having us delivery (min order and delivery charges apply)

Also we can cater your next event complete with our own staff.

Contact Anton at 202-338-8800 or anton@filomena.com

Parking Details:
Most convenient parking is located directly across the street at Georgetown Park Mall. There are also several parking garages throughout Georgetown.

Public Transit:
Every ten minutes, from 7 a.m. to midnight, ride the Georgetown Metro Connection. Ridership is open to everyone! Picking up from the Rosslyn and Dupont Circle metro stations every ten minutes makes getting to Georgetown quick and easy.

Executive Chef:
Daniele Turchetti

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Filomena Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (167)
Comfort Food (142)
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Fit for Foodies (119)
Fun (112)
Worth the Drive (104)
Notable Wine List (103)
Good for Groups (101)
Cozy (87)
Business Meals (78)
Hot Spot (67)
Pre/post Theatre (57)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Casual (47)
Great for Lunch (44)
People Watching (35)
Seasonal (32)
Sunday Lunch (31)
Local Ingredients (24)
Kid-friendly (23)
Tasting Menu (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Late-night Find (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Waterfront (11)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (7)
Scenic View (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Organic (3)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing. Carlo hosted us and he was fantastic!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

The best for EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

This is the one restaurant I miss after moving to the west coast- every trip back to DC- I make sure I return to this place time after time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Our server Mario was fantastic! Dinner is always on point and so filling! My favorite part is the cordials at the end!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Very fun setting and ambiance! Festive holiday decorations! Food is good, large portions so be prepared to take food home! Noisy but we could still hear each other at a large table. We really enjoyed our meal.

Had a few issues with allergies that had been clearly communicated but they were all quickly resolved.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food, large portions.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Love this place and it was my second time!!! A little pricey but meals are so huge, 2 can share. Don’t forget dessert!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Over rated tourist trap. Should have read more of the reviews because I can’t remember the last time I had such an unpleasant dining experience. They are more concerned with turning the tables than ensuring a positive guest experience. My manicotti was inedible. They have a woman in the window making pasta but she must be taking it home with her because the manicotti was definitely not fresh pasta. I only took 2 bites and no one inquired how it was or why I didn’t eat it. Waiter couldn’t tell me the brands of their wines by the glass. I ordered the Chardonnay but a Pinot Grigio was on the bill. Avoid this place at all costs,

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Good experience.
Good ambience and service.
Food was good although some shrimps of the risotto were burned.
Prices are high.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was wonderful and the Christmas decorations would blow you away. Really a lively, fun spot with great Italian dishes.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

I felt a bit rushed and it was crowded but overall excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

This place was amazing.
Service team was attentive and the restaurant was very decorated.
Loved it, anxious to return.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Made reservations, still had about a thirty minute wait. Food was excellent and had leftovers to take home with me. I ordered the linguine with lobster sauce which was delicious. I also highly recommend the meatballs and the cookies and creme cake. In addition, the waiter was super nice and personable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

It was a disappointment. Though I'd reserved two days earlier and arrived 15 minutes ahead, the restaurant either overbooked or was short staffed and kept me waiting for 35 minutes. There were at least 20 others packed in the tiny foyer also waiting for a table. After two protests, my guest and I were finally seated. There was no apology for the delay. Service was slow and not attentive. The tables are small and close to each other, but it's possible to have a conversation. The cooking is heavy. My guest and I decided to split the bill with two credit cards, and here again, the wait staff couldn't manage to deliver all the receipts. On the way out, there was no thank you and come again greeting. I wouldn't return. The restaurant management should get its act together.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was outstanding and friendly. Wine list has an excellent selection of Italian wines, making our evening that much more entertaining. Food was absolutely wonderful, followed by the complimentary sambuca and ameretto with desert. Don’t skimp on the house-made pasta and gnocchi!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

We live in New Orleans where there unlimited choices of great restaurants and this one ranks up there with any of those. My family’s favorite restaurant in D.C.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

We love everything about Filamena especially for the holidays. However, the hostess wouldn’t allow our friend to enter the dining room to come join us for dessert so she left the restaurant. We had a friend leave before dessert and her seat would be taken by our late arrival friend. We shared this with the service staff but our friend was denied entrance.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This was my second time eating at the restaurant while visiting DC. I love all the Christmas decorations. It’s a nice cozy place. It’s definietly busy so make a reservation. I had the shrimp risotto with lobster sauce. The first I had the gnocchi. Both dishes were great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great Christmas decorations
Good waiter terrific meatballs

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We absolutely loved our meal at Filomena! Our waiter was incredible (darn it if I didn't forget his name due to my full belly and great wine)! The restaurant was packed and fully decorated for the holidays. Definitely looking forward to returning!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Filomena fulfilled all expectations. A wonderful meal was had, the service was terrific, and we really enjoyed the appropriate décor for the Christmas holidays.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food is spectacular and the decorations for the holiday was beautiful. You get a lot of food for your money. Totally worth I.T.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service, food, atmosphere- excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Filomena’s, I’m sorry to say, was a big disappointment. The food was over-sauced, lacking in flavor, & generally unremarkable - definitely not worth the cost. Atmosphere was noisy & tired, and interrupted intermittently by workmen carrying large boxes through the restaurant (they don’t have a side door?). My waiter repeatedly placed food and drink down, not in front of me, but on the other side of the table, so I had to reach over to get it. There’s more, but suffice it to say that I’m sorry I used my limited time in DC to return here for dinner after many years away from the city - should have just kept my memories and gone elsewhere!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We loved the food and service. We felt the Christmas decoration was a too much. Apart from that everything was great.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overbooked. Overcrowded. Tables entirely too close. Waiting/bar area unable to accommodate guests who have been waiting long past reservation time (45min+). Waited a very long time between appetizer and entree. Limited wine list.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We arrived and were told there were no tables until 10 PM. I then went online and was able to book a table for an hour later at 8 PM. The hostess was very rude. When we came back, we had to wait 30 minutes past our reservation time. Our waiter was nice, but the whole process was just over-complicated and not worth it.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious food, efficient wait staff, lovely atmosphere.

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 (México)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Muy buena comida y porciones abundantes. El servicio cuando se llena tiende a ser lento. Muy buena opción !

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We loved Filomenia's! This would be a great option for a date night or a family dinner. It seemed like a step in the past with a maitre d and the servers in tuxes. 5/5 would recommend. Heads up it was very busy and slightly cramped.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a blast... terrific server, hostess. If you come to DC, like great Italian food.... have to eat and drink here. We shall be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Every time I visit DC, I make it a point to dine at Filomena's. I have been to Italy several times and can say that the food at this restaurant is the best Italian food you can find outside of Italy itself - astonishingly authentic. Filomena's also has an incredibly hospitable, friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable staff that will add to the fantastic atmosphere. Simply put - it's a meal you cannot miss out on.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Here's my thing. I will never understand why most DC restaurants are so loud and seemingly stuffy, you might notice this here. However, do not let that deter you. Filomena has a fairly good ambiance overall. The food was out of this world, and the service was excellent! I've dined at many Italian restaurants in and around the DMV but this will remain my favorite. Your taste buds will be rocked and you will leave very satisfied.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Enjoyed the veal Marsala, sea fish canneloni was large but the sauce did overpower the seafood. The restaurant was busy and very noisy. Overall a good experience and good value.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We love coming to Filomena. I think the only negative for the restaurant is how crowded it gets, but of course that's good for business!!! This is truly one of the only Italian restaurants worth going out to. So many places are underwhelming; I feel like I could make all the food on the menu myself. Not here. Their specials are well thought out, their staples are delicious. It's sometimes hard to get a new item off the menu, the things we've had in the past are so good, but I was glad I did it this time. I got one of the featured items, a chicken breast stuffed with spinach, artichokes, mushrooms and cheese. It was HUGE and delicious. Price wise, it was two full meals for me (wonderful warmed up the next day), so in the grand scheme of things, it was very economical. The staff are always welcoming and right on top of things at each table. Recommended for anyone who goes to Georgetown and will be a favorite for special occasions for as long as we live in the DC Area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Filomena is our favorite restaurant. Living in Florida, we try to fly into DC at least once a year to visit

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Delicious and wonderful!! Wonderful momma Mia shrimp with delicious fresh salad and main entre linguini cardinale was so good we came back and ordered exact same dish as last time!! My favorite Italian restaurant anywhere...cant wait to come back!!! Waiters are very attentive kept glasses full and our food came out promptly...love the over-the-top decorations kinda tacky but very festive....just love this place!!!

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

What a wonderful piece of Italian in Georgetown. The food was delicious, portions are huge, prices are good considering the amount of food you get, and the staff was all very nice. The only thing I could say is the lighting is very dark, but that only sets the ambience to be romantic. Will definitely recommend for friends and will visit again on my next trip to Washington D.C.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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