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

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4.7

service

4.6

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4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (247)
Authentic (213)
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Good for Anniversaries (183)
Good for Birthdays (182)
Romantic (151)
Neighborhood Gem (136)
Comfort Food (131)
Worth the Drive (119)
Fun (115)
Cozy (109)
Fit for Foodies (107)
Good for Groups (106)
Notable Wine List (104)
Seasonal (76)
Business Meals (75)
Hot Spot (65)
Pre/post Theatre (65)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Casual (50)
Great for Lunch (43)
People Watching (42)
Sunday Lunch (33)
Kid-friendly (26)
Local Ingredients (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Tasting Menu (17)
Late-night Find (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Scenic View (10)
Waterfront (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Healthy (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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Great Beer (1)
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vip
·Dined 2 days ago

Been coming here for years. Best Italian food besides my Italian grandmother's. Pasta mamas rock!!

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vip
·Dined 4 days ago

This my first visit to Filomena and I will definitely be returning. The wait staff were very attentive and helpful. The food was amazing!! I got the gnocchi and broccoli... the gnocchi were so light and fluffy and melted in your mouth! This restaurant is the closet thing to Italy that I’ve found. Thankful this was recommended to me and I will be spreading the word as well!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing experience all around. Cant wIt to go back

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Always busy, always good! Can’t have a trip to DC without visiting this gem. Food is excellent!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful restaurant. I have been there several times and recommend it to friends and family that travel to Washington DC.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
·Dined 5 days ago

Great staff!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food. Great service. The best Italian restaurant in DC! Hands down.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent. Our waiter was horrible. The Waiter was standing in the back talking with the other staff most of our time there. He was short when ordering our meals, did not bring the bread out(came with the meal), after our Togo bags were sitting at the table for 10 min we had to find him to get the check. This is our first bad experience here. Will make it tuff to go back anytime soon.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

This is the second time we have been to Filomena. The first time was on a New Years Eve and we expected it to be all decorated up for the occasion and it was. This time it was no particular occasion, just a nice dinner after seeing the Vermeer exhibit at the National Gallery. Well it was still all decorated but not for New Years. What is so impressive about this place is that it is not just beautiful but also has the best Italian cuisine, even better than Italy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great Food. Waiter was very attentive at the beginning then we needed to catch up. We ordered the sauted calamari which was tender and delicious. The bread basket was amazing. Then since we were still talking and hadn't placed our order the waiter disappeared for 20 minutes at a time. Typically they fill your water glass after a mouthful but we went empty. Thank gosh we ordered a nice bottle of wine.
Maybe the waiter was trying to turn the table over fast but to have someone disappear for so long was disappointing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome food, awesome service! I will be back again!!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food, amazing service, great experience every time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

This is my bf account and he wanted me to share my experience. This was my first time at Filomena Ristorante. My boyfriend rave how great the food was and I was very excited to try it with him. We arrived at 10pm and were seated next to the entrance which unfortunately was very, very cold and and even when I put my coat on, I still was freezing. By the time my meal arrived it also became too cold to enjoy. I had the President Clinton special dish. Very tasty but turned cold within minutes so I asked for it to be wrapped to take home. We also got desserts to go ( Tira Mi Su and Cannoli). I think my bf felt bad about the temperature conditions, he offered his coat to me several times. (such a sweetheart.) I played it off as best as I could so I would focus on the celebration of my birthday and not the condition around us. May I suggest to the restaurant to add some heater alternatives near the entrance seating area. The group of ladies sitting along side of us were also wearing their coats so clearly additional heat is needed. The restaurant is also located in the lower level (basement) of the building which is another factor that contributes to the cold. I may try them again but most likely it would be in the day time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great atmosphere, amazing food. Filomena is a must try in DC. This is down home old school Italian in its best form. Our service wasn’t great, but I think it was probably just our waiter that evening. We will definitely be back!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

It was superb from beginning to end. We'll be back soon.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Pasta was amazing!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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·Dined on January 12, 2018

El pastel de macadamia es lo mejor!, excelente servicio muy cómodo y recomendable!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Awesome Italian food... The tomato sauce is delicious and all the main courses that we tried were really good. They are well served as well. So is the desert.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Nice. Authentic. Good food. Even good-er desserts! I took home three, as I could not make up my mind. :) I had a moscato that was divine! Very sweet like I like them. A quaint and cozy feel. I felt a bit like I was in Italy again. A nice choice, and a staple of the Georgetown community, I'm sure, as they've been in existence now for 35 years! Our waiter (sorry, can't remember his name) was very gracious and accommodating.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food and service. This place never disappoints!

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

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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vip
·Dined on January 10, 2018

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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·Dined on January 10, 2018

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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·Dined on January 10, 2018

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 on January 10, 2018

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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·Dined on January 9, 2018

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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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·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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·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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·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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