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

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (185)
Good for Birthdays (169)
Comfort Food (144)
Neighborhood Gem (144)
Romantic (144)
Fit for Foodies (118)
Fun (115)
Worth the Drive (107)
Notable Wine List (106)
Good for Groups (101)
Cozy (87)
Business Meals (78)
Hot Spot (70)
Pre/post Theatre (58)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Casual (47)
Great for Lunch (44)
People Watching (37)
Seasonal (37)
Sunday Lunch (33)
Kid-friendly (24)
Local Ingredients (24)
Tasting Menu (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Late-night Find (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Waterfront (10)
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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

We had a lovely lunch in the absolutely festive surroundings. Food was great. The gluten option for one of our diners was terrific. Loved all the Christmas decorations! It was magical.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was great, service was wonderful, and the holiday decor was so festive! Sat right at our reservation time. Crowded, but lovely restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful as always. We come every year to kick off the holiday season. We will be back on the 22nd with family that is coming into town.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fun
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·Dined 2 days ago

Overall, we had a good experience. The place was packed on a Saturday evening. We had a 9pm reservation but still had to wait about 10 mins. It's extremely busy and loud but we didn't mind. The seating is a bit tight but we made the best of it.

The menu offers a variety of dishes. Our rice balls had to be sent back because they were under cooked(the waiter apologize but didn't take it off the bill). The food was good and the portions were generous. One entrée was enough to feed 2 people.

The cheesecake was absolutely amazing!!! I would definitely go back.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was AMAZING! We were in heaven not just that night but the following as well because the portions are huge. This is our favorite restaurant in the greater DC area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner surrounded by beautiful Christmas decorations! The food was delicious and service was exceptional! Will definitely return and recommend to our friends and associates. Love our time at Filomena's

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 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 3 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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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

This is my all-time favorite restaurant. It is spectacular at Christmas and Easter because of the over-the-top decorations. It is a great place for reuniting with friends or family. Authentic Italian food is delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Good food, large portions.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 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

Had an extremely positive experience wining and dining here! I was in town for an interview and decided to take myself out, Im sure glad I did! The food and the staff are excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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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 6 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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vip
 (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 on December 5, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

Great place.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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 on December 4, 2017

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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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great Christmas decorations
Good waiter terrific meatballs

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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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service, food, atmosphere- excellent!

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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