Filomena Ristorante

4.8
13606 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
VALENTINE’S WEEK AT FILOMENA - FEBRUARY 12TH THOUGH FEBRUARY 21ST
This will be Filomena's 37th Valentine's Day Celebration like no other restaurant! No doubt this year the most unusual! One day is just not enough to celebrate with those we Love and those we Cherish especially this year. Therefore, Filomena is celebrating Valentines Day for a whole week so you can share your feelings with everyone on your list!! This Holiday is the perfect time to thank those people in your life for being there for you and helping you get through this COVID madness or their kindness has in some way had significant impact on you or your family.
JoAnna Filomena

Support Filomena Ristorante during COVID-19

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 13606 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , great service , and they even added a candle to my dessert for our anniversary.

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Neecee
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and amazing food! Look forward to eating there again on our next trip to DC !

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jody
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unforgettable dinner!

Took my daughter here before a show at Kennedy Center and it was one of our Top 10 favorite meals ever. The service is top notch and every bite was better than the last. The oil for the bread was amazing and our dishes were memorable and plentiful. Don't skip dessert! We opted for the cannelloni and I have never tasted anything more delicious. The complimentary amaretto after dinner was cherry on top!

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Chuck
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, and a neat atmosphere! We’ve been eating here for 25 years and it’s so consistent and never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just delightful! The food is so unbelievably good, the service is amazing, the atmosphere is wonderful. I loved all the Halloween decorations! Will definitely be back

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Reginas
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make time to eat every time we are in the area (we are from Chicago). We try to order different entrees each time. No disappointments. The service is awesome, all professional, nice and funny at the same time!

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VCinDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Not impressed with the food. The calamari was not flavored, the risotto was not cooked thoroughly (rice was a bit hard) and on the dry side, ravioli was too sour. If you're looking for traditional ambiance and cooking, I think this is an ok option. But if you are looking for more upscale and improved recipes, I'd recommend trying other restaurants.

Also, the place does not have outdoor seating. The place was crowded. The seats and tables were too close to each other and nowhere near social distancing guidelines. It was too dark too. If you are claustrophobic like me, this is not a place for you.

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sonny
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, the ambience and decoration is awesome. Hostess seated the group promptly. Waiter was great and perfect attention to detail. Meals were delicious to include desserts and wine selection.

Highly recommend if you are visiting DC/George Town.

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AndrewT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service. Portions big enough for leftovers

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vipTraci
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was delicious. Portions are over generous, so we shared. Heavily decorated and cluttered atmosphere, but clean.

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MarianneD
Galway
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and delicious!! Lived up to all the accolades!

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ChristineK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was very delicious! We also ordered house Merlot and desserts. We will be back!

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vipTimT
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent traditional Italian with great personable service.

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JohnR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night we saw the Halloween theme decor which was a great compliment to the previous Easter & Christmas themes. Next time Valentine’s !!!

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MargieV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and ambience were outstanding. The food was very good, however, quite pricey. I enjoyed my risotto but was it worth the almost $50 I paid for it??? I’ve had comparable risotto for half the price. Their cannoli isn’t the typical presentation - more like two very crisp Florentines with filling sandwiched in between. Good but I prefer a more traditional cannoli. 5 star service but definitely a splurge meal.

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SandraA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has soul. This is the statement my waiter said to me, repeated from what a customer told him. I cannot disagree. I was alone- a party of 1, but from the host’s welcoming on, my single reservation was celebrated. I had a great table with a view of the kitchen. Food was superb, service even better. Make sure you put Filomena’s on your list of places to visit.

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MaricetteP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always, Portions are generous, and service was impeccable.

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RichF
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This team is on it! Even during a packed Columbus Day, they had our table ready on time. This was especially important as we squeezed this in between soccer practice and bedtime for our kids. It is important to celebrate this day with family, and they made it happen. Everyone worked together to ensure glasses were full. One of our children has a dairy allergy. They adjusted the recipe so we could have the sauteed calamari. We were so grateful, especially since they were the most fresh and tender we had in years. The main dishes came out with lightning speed and perfect. I highly recommend the Osso bucco. There was so much food with all of the dishes, but it was most difficult putting the fork down with this one. The meat only needed a fork, but not so overcooked to be stringy. It paired perfectly with the saffron mushroom risotto. It was a really fun evening and the Nonna's dining room vibe was truly felt!

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Croquetman
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We’ve been visiting Filomena for over 30 years about once a year, or every other. A long relationship. But I hate to say success and popularity seems to have forced the management to add tables, reduce Waite staff, and try to churn a bit faster. The food remains excellent, but service this last time was poor, we were rushed, and our waiter was too busy to bother with an old couple in the back. Sad.

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vipMaryF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filomena never fails . Always excellent food, service, and ambiance.
The holiday decorations are always a hit.
I always recommend this restaurant to others.

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vipHeatherD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filomena never disappoints! Whenever we’re in the D.C. area we try to dine there. Halloween decor was so much fun!

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anilaa
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The best part of the dining experience was the service-exceptional
The food was very good and the portions are more than generous. I don’t like calamari but I liked it here. The shrimp pasta, ravioli, anti-pasta were all very tasty and plentiful. The cannelloni I was not very sweet and felt too thick to swallow. That’s where improvement is needed. All in all is was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing!! My only complaint was how loud it was and how crowded the tables were squished together.

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vipEvanS
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Filomena is a fun and popular (if loud) Italian restaurant in Georgetown. You frequently need to make reservations well in advance. The food and service are outstanding but be advised that portions are huge. I strongly recommend splitting entrees with another person unless you want to bring home leftovers.

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Steph
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this restaurant. I have been many times. Large portions and great taste. Worthy the visit.

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BirgitA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We did not enjoy our dinner. It was very noisy and almost impossible to have a conversation.
The food was very heavy with cream and portions enormous. No vegetables with the chicken Marsala which was two big pieces of chicken with mozzarella on top. Not at all the dinner experience I had envisioned. Un peccato!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable meals as always. Three of us had different dishes and all were fantastic. I have been to Filomena’s 3 or 4 times over the years and it has always been a memorable meal. All the dishes are great. The service is impeccable. The food is a little pricey but worth the experience. For special occasions or if you want outstanding Italian food, this is the place to go!

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SecretFoodieatHeart
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service; warm welcome. Unbelievably good food. Def going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was really good and the restaurant was decorated for Halloween!

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Annon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

food was ok. the ambiance was terrible. quality has gone down

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vipSteve
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit since the pandemic started. As good as ever. If you're a light eater, one main course will suffice for two. The octopus salad is fantastic. We had the lasagna and sausage cannelloni as main courses and the fruit tart for dessert. All were great. You can't go wrong ordering anything on the menu. The staff is composed of PROFESSIONALS. Go!

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MaurineLiuzza
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great way to celebrate another year of life!! The staff and the food were outstanding We loved all the wicked decor celebrating Halloween. It’s been 15 years since I’ve been to Washington but the trip would not be complete without a meal T this fine establishment. Thanks for an unforgettable meal..
Maurine Liuzza, New Orleans

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BrittanyZ
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in DC! Every time I visit DC, I eat here.

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ElaF
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great experience! My children and family loved the restaurant. Excellent service and delicious food.

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vipZachL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. But they pack you in. If you don’t mind knowing exactly how much your neighbor is enjoying their meal, everything about Filomena’s is fantastic.

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vipAndreaM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish!!

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MichelleC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service very fun Halloween decor
Portions are huge! Should be shared

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!!

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vipskipl
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

great choice for special Italian food- great ambience- while the entrees were all outstanding as was service- the calamari was no better than your average bar food and the Caesar salad was disappointing. 2 blips in any otherwise wonderful meal.

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LindaG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in an Italian restaurant I ever had. Traditional dishes done with exceptional care. Meatballs and the sauce amazing.

FAQs

Filomena Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with 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 13606 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.