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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (255)
Authentic (217)
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Good for Anniversaries (190)
Good for Birthdays (184)
Romantic (156)
Neighborhood Gem (138)
Comfort Food (136)
Fun (125)
Worth the Drive (118)
Good for Groups (109)
Cozy (107)
Notable Wine List (105)
Fit for Foodies (105)
Seasonal (81)
Business Meals (76)
Pre/post Theatre (66)
Hot Spot (64)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Casual (52)
Great for Lunch (47)
People Watching (44)
Sunday Lunch (37)
Kid-friendly (27)
Local Ingredients (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Tasting Menu (18)
Late-night Find (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Scenic View (11)
Waterfront (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Healthy (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Pasta was amazing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Truly an incredible experience. Bring someone you love and watch as you struggle to choose which items to order because everything looks so good! But don’t be worried because you can’t make a wrong choice here; the food is DELICIOUS. Rich and decadent or fresh and scrumptious; make your choice. To truly put the icing on the cake, we had impeccable service. I’ve been to some of the best restaurants in the world, and the team at Filomena ranks with the best of them. We had Ramiro as our main server and he has been my favorite server I’ve had in a long time. Thanks, Filomena! We’ll be back soon!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere. Food was outstanding but recommend a table along the wall because of noise.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service. This place never disappoints!

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 (Savannah)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding food. The flavor was exceptional! Best Italian food ever. I had waited for some time to go here and it exceeded my expectations. Plan to go to Filomena’s when you are in Georgetown!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed our meals. Large portions so go hungry or take home leftovers. Seating by window was a bit drafty but they reseated us upon request.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was amazing - portions were gargantuous - noise level was high. Eclectic decorations for Christmas but great for people watching (or listening).

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Honored our reservation. Waiter was very professional. The portions were larger than I would have liked and the menu clearly is southern Italian. It was a bit heavy but delicious. Good value and would go back and maybe split a full portion.

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·Dined 7 days ago

I travel the world in the course of my business and I eat in many different establishments. Filomena's is by far my favorite. The food is fantastic, the portions are over the top and the atmosphere is family-comfortable. BTW I love the Christmas decorations. Well done, JR

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (México)·Dined 7 days ago

Best restaurant in DC. I make it a point to come every year.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

We walked in and the staff was very friendly and greeted us immediately. We were sat within minutes of arrival. The server went well beyond to recommend and to even select the best dishes for our table. I have recommended this restaurant to several colleges who will be traveling in the area in the next couple of months. I will definitely be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food is always excellent and plentiful! I visit it at least once every trip to DC.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Arrived 15 minutes late and they cancelled our reservation and then said they'd accomodate us but then made us wait 1.5 hours later standing in the reception area. Then after describing what we were looking for in a bottle of wine, we took the waiter's recommendation and it was one of the worst tasting wines we'd ever had and when we sent it back, the waiter had an attitude with us and said he would not give another recommendation again because we would not be allowed to return it if we didn't like it. We chose another bottle and again it was horrible but we didn't send it back. It just sat there. So we did not have a good experience at Filomena. The atmosphere is great but to be honest, the food is heavy and don't get me started on the ravioli... Pasta isn't supposed to be like a cracker. I'm not sure what happened with that but just don't order the ravioli appetizer if you're expecting pasta...

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is a fantastic Italian joint with great food, huge portions and immaculate service. Make sure to get a reservation because it is always packed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a great experience— food was superb and the servings are more than generous! Great service— cozy atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The wine was very good, especially for a house wine at $45 a bottle. We had the Oysters for app. and it was outstanding. I had seafood, shrimp, lobster, etc in their Sunday red sauce - to die for. My wife had the same Sunday sauce but with meat. Waiter was outstanding very attentive but not over bearing.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

As always the food and service do not disappoint. Will be back for sure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Filomena is the best italian ever. Food is delicius and so does the dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The place is nice. BUT THIS IS NOT ITALIAN FOOD. The waiter are Mexican and nobody is Italian there, neither the cook.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The staff and service was very good. The food was excellent. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere. Even though it was very crowded it was not very loud.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing!!! From the host check in to bartenders to wait staff everyone was friendly professional and prompt. Never felt rushed and the whole dining experience was worth the trip. The food portions were very large and it was honestly the best food quality ever! Come hungry and enjoy your evening, it’s a MUST do place in DC!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Dining at Filomena is always a pleasure. Always enough food for lunch the next day, exceptional wines, and deserts that stand no other can begin to compare to. The holiday decorations alone justify setting a dinner date at Filomena.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Had a Christmas/New Year dinner celebration was fabulous!! So authentic and delicious!! Professional staff and beautifully decorated for Christmas.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

all was very nice our waiter excellent but my berenjena was a little raw and dry

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The sides of the plates are huge, enormous, but they did not tell us from the beginning so we where trying to eat all, it was to much. The decoration is scary, seems like the Hobbit movie. The food is good but not outstanding.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wonderful, incredibly delicious food, impeccable service, and great atmosphere!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

So amazing!! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an evening of great food, ambiance and great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2018

A lovely restaurant with an accommodating wait staff and all are good Company. Food delicious and plentiful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been to Filomena on many occasions and have always enjoyed their food and great service. This time was not that great. They are celebrating the holidays and wedged a huge christmas tree in the middle of their dining room. That is fine, but it felt like they didn't remove any seating, they just squished all the tables closer together. It was very uncomfortable sitting and listening to so many conversations around me.

Also, the service seems to be slipping quite a bit. When our server brought the sambuca and amareto to the table at the end of the meal, he reminded us THREE times that we were on the honor system and we were only allowed one glass full. Maybe they have had bad experiences of system abuse, his remarks came across a bit harsh and accusatory.

Not sure if we're coming back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was excellent except we were there to celebrate my daughters birthday of which I notified them in advance and on the way to the table to the hostess and they failed to follow through. Disappointing

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fui a la cena de fin de año. La atención excelente,muy atento el personal. La comida excelente de muy buena calidad. Pasamos una noche inolvidable

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Dined at Filomenas for New Year's Eve. The night was a lot of fun - we had 10PM reservations and enjoyed the festivities at midnight. Service was excellent and we had a great time. However, the food is average at best. We have dined at Filomenas for years now. But it is not the food that brings us back. It is the atmosphere and service. Pasta dish was so-so, but the veal marsala was pretty good. All told, pretty pricey for the level of food presented, but it is always a special atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We been going to Filomena’s for over 30years. Being raised in NY in an Italian neighborhood I grew up on great Italian cooking. Filomena’s has great Italian Food. Best Italian restaurant in DC. It’s one of my all time favorites....It’s always decorated beautifully for all the Hoidays. it’s a must if your living in the DC area or visiting. It may appear a little pricy but the portions you get are plentiful for a couple of meals. Filomena’s is a must for any foody that enjoys good Italian food.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance. I have been here several times and it was really nice on New Years Eve. Traditional Italian meals.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner. The portions are large so our take home bag made a delicious meal the next day.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We loved, loved, LOVED Filomena's! It was the perfect place to celebrate New Year's Eve. Outstanding food, a great wine list (Italian wines only, but expansive!), first-rate service, and a wonderful atmosphere with all of the Christmas decorations. This was a great find, and we will be back again the next time we are in DC!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great menu. Lovely decor for holidays

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Authentic Italian - SO delicious! Expensive, but amazingly good. Our go to spot for birthdays, anniversary, or special occasions. We love Filomena! Always beautifully decorated - especially during the holidays. And, you can watch "grandma" making pasta in the front entrance window.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was a recommended place that I didn't want to miss. As a first-timer, it was just great! So much energy, fun and over the top decorations! The service was friendly and attentive and the lasagna was the best my husband had ever had! Although it's too pricey to be in our regular dining out rotation, it's a special place and we are planning to go again for our next special occasion.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved it, great food, wonderful service, flavor and atmosphere.

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