Filomena Ristorante

4.8
13031 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 13031 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went by myself before going out of town for thanksgiving. So
Good that I bought three desserts to go!

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LauraZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barriers for covid protection between tables, sanitized everything, masks and social distancing, and ALWAYS delicious food! I go to Filomena every time I’m in town

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vipChefmarc
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove ftom Atlanta on way to NJ and had to stop for dinner. As usual it was fantastic. Service great food great and overall experience a 10. Caesar salad veal Marsala pasta w lobster. 2 very happy people. House cab was excellent and always enjoy after dinner amaretto and Sambuca. Highly recommend

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early1
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. One of the best Italian Restaurant in the DMV!!

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LaurieO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite special occasion restaurant! It’s amazing every time!

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vippaulineg
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hector was amazing!!! He made suggestions and they were right on point. The food was undesirable. Let just say it was heavenly. I will go back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic setting the waiters and waitresses were splendid!

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Madison
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 recommend this restaurant! The food was amazing and the service was great. The ambiance felt homey but also had modern touches. They also had great Christmas decorations :) I also saw someone get proposed to which was so heartwarming

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Levine
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here in ten years and it hasn’t changed. Amazing food and service. Super safe table setup if worries about dining in during the Pandemic. Still my favorite DC Italian Restaurant.

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KristineA
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The food was amazing as always. The team has been there for 20 plus years which makes it such a great family atmosphere. Every time I go to DC this is a must. You will not be disappointed.

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ShaunM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for my boyfriend’s birthday, we are from Ohio so I did everything online. Both of us couldn’t have been more pleased with our experience, we would definitely go back when we are in the area again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely meal and service. Amazing Italian food.

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Kate
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

I was very surprised to see how packed they have the restaurant during COVID. On top of that, they brought out the wrong dish for someone in my party and forgot his drink a couple times, and didn't end up comping either. When you're spending $500 on a meal, I would hope it would be a safe and hospitable environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING!

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vipc2000hokie
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service. The veal Parmesan and pistachio cannoli is amazing

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was great, just like last time. But service was very sub-par, especially considering the reputation and supposed "fine dining" experience. Server stood behind me and very close, almost leaning on my chair, which was uncomfortable. Started setting and clearing plates without announcing their presence, just appearing out of nowhere. Verbally not very responsive. I gave my order, and I wasn't even sure if he was listening.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. It’s a classic. But extra good service.

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Houg
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent as it always is. I try to eat here anytime I’m in DC and unfortunately it’s been a while due to COVID, but they didn’t miss a beat! They’ve done a great job with COVID mitigation and i felt very safe. I highly recommend Filomena’s to any lover of Italian cuisine!!

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CodyZ
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant! Anyone who likes Italian and spending a little money, must go here! Worth every penny!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great as usual, no word for our birthday boy though.

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vipCAITLINH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filomena never disappoints! A DC staple, classic Italian experience. The shrimp risotto with lobster sauce is my go-to, amazing! Don't forget to save room for their amazing desserts. Portions are always large

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food

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vipMare
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t usually write reviews but I absolutely could not leave a more raving review about Filomena’s!!! One of the absolute best dining experiences I have ever had and I attribute a lot of that to our incredible waiter, Nicola. Right from the start, he was super attentive when my friend and I explained to him that we both had a peanut and tree nut allergy. As someone who has struggled with dining out with food allergies for many years, I’ve become very cautious (and sometimes embarrassed) with my allergies for a variety of reasons. 9 times out of 10 it’s because restaurants are unfamiliar with the proper safety protocol or they are straight up lazy and make you feel like an inconvenience. Moral of the story, I’ve been served nuts at several restaurants because of this incompetence. Well...I am proud to report that none of this happened at Filomena. Nicola was extraordinarily respectful and very knowledgeable of both the menu AND proper allergen practices. I cannot express enough how SAFE I felt eating here. He might light of us constantly asking about nuts and always smiled, letting us know it was no. big. deal. SO REFRESHING!! He even brought us new drink glasses just because the original ones touched the amaretto (an almond alcohol) bottle because he didn’t want to risk cross contamination. When we asked about dessert, we weren’t very hopeful just because my friend and I normally are unable to consume desserts at restaurants because of our allergies but we still like to ask, just in case. Nicola explained that anyone else would tell us we were safe to order certain items but he could not because he could not guarantee that a new knife had been used to cut the nut free items. Like WHAT?!? I’ve never had a waiter be SO honest so we just commended him for being so incredible. This is how all waiters should be!!! 20/10 for food and atmosphere, but most importantly our service! Will definitely be back, just to request a table with Nicola. :)

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MarianaF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so so so good! Service was great and food was absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to come back again!

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TomL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a great and unique menu! Been trying to get a reservation there for awhile but it's almost always booked up! Got take out twice during COVID and loved it. It is pricey but portions and service are superb. If you like seafood dishes, they have a great selection, along with different pasta entrees. The oreo mousse cake was also good!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for pasta!! Good for special occasions, dates, and business dinners.
Great restaurant and it’s a Georgetown Gem!
If you are visiting DC or just looking for a great restaurant this is the place.

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Sofia
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered came out very fast even though it was a crowded night. All the food was soo flavorful. One of the best dishes is the tortelloni di michele!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous!
The food was awesome!
The service was great!
I would highly recommend it!!

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MariB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional and our server did an outstanding job. He was very attentive and timely in serving our meal and ensuring we had everything we needed to have a wonderful evening celebrating my daughter's engagement.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petro was an amazing waiter with knowledge and personality. He made our experience all the better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable.

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Meff
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service we have ever had in a DC restaurant! Food was outstanding. This is our go to for anniversaries and other special occasions. Drive is almost 90 minutes each way and worth it every time !

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vipAlsvball
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very clean and took many precautions to keep us safe and healthy during our visit (wipes provided, tables distanced with paper table clothes and plastic barriers between tables, etc.). The service was impeccable and the food delicious as always, with generous portions and fresh ingredients. We will be back again and again!

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vipKC22
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filomena’s is magical! It was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday. The service was exceptional throughout the evening, a perfect complement to the cuisine. I look forward to returning to see the Christmas decorations!

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vipGeorge
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always and amazing service.

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vip40andHolding
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Filomena!! Have been going here since 1984 and now that my daughter is older, its her favorite restaurant as well.

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vipJake
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back for the decorations, service, quality of the food and drinks. If you haven’t been to. It is a real Italian dining experience.

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ClaireT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go every year for our anniversary—we even got engaged here! My husband and I have never been disappointed.

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vipSalman
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing, they handled everything really well with Covid guidelines, felt very comfortable and safe and the ambiance is lovely, the staff is incredibly professional and considerate, we all had an amazing time and plan to do a monthly dinner here.

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 13031 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.