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Filomena Ristorante

4.7
9569 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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!!
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Phone number
(202) 338-8800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Daniele Turchetti
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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
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Cross street
M Street
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Parking details
Most convenient parking is located directly across the street at Georgetown Park Mall. There are also several parking garages throughout Georgetown.
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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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 9569 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Always fabulous!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Incredible atmosphere, food and service. You don't be disappointed. A great night out.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

It wasnt the 5 star service it normally is. Food was 5 star though.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing and the desert was to die for. This restaurant is definitely one of my faves in the DC area.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

What can I say???!!! I was highly impressed with the restaurant's layout, dining decorum and interior design scheme. The tables were set in style. From the time I stepped in the dinning room...I felt like a celebrity. I was a bit disappointed with the level of service provided by the hostess ,server and bartender.They acted a bit standoffish and shady. I guess we did not LOOK like we had enough money to dine there. The food runner was however very delightful and expedient in bagging our left over food. I would suggest you don't bring children. They do not have a kids menu. Come with a READY TO DEVOUR your food appetite, because the portion serving amount is on 1000. The plate my daughter had could serve a family of 8. Please be sure to pay your rent, mortgage, past due credit card bills, taxes, etc before coming here. When I looked at my bank account balance, after our night out of eating here, I felt like I was in Filomena's balling like one of there consistent celebrity patrons...King Lebron James. Over all I was pleased and will consider giving the staff another chance at providing better service, by coming and referring others to d the same.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

If you want a classic "red sauce joint" style of food - good pastas with lots of sauce and a kitschy atmosphere, this is a fantastic choice. It is the type of food your Italian great grandma made, with a few modern touches, served in Grandma's dining room, sans the plastic seat cushion covers. Right down the the grandma's making the pasta in the front window. Friendly staff - if you engage. Saw plenty of tables that chose not to and I think we had a much better experience. Had a few outstanding dishes, and plenty of left overs. Liked the take on cannoli, which was cannoli cream in fresh crispy pizzelles instead of the classic shell. This is not the place to go if you are a person who wants precise presentation and totally fresh takes on Italian fare. Go in with the right attitude and you won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Go here for great italian. My husband had the osso bucco, my son the saltimbocca, and i had the chicken parm. All 3 dinners were sooo good. The vodka sauce on the penne was excellent. The appetizers were good, the bruschetta was cold and the toppings were just ok - i wouldn't get it again. The fried calamari (no legs!) was good as well. Desserts here are huge my husband and i split the tiramisu and the cannoli was so large my son could not finish it. Its crowded and lively on a saturday night so don't expect a quiet spot.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Dined here as a respite from a conference

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

worth every cent! fabulous food and service and atmosphere

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Awesome food and service. A bit too dark for me! We asks to be moved to where there was more light but still needed a flashlight at 1:00 pm. That is the one super negative. The lighting. Is not even about the mood of you can’t see anything!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Best ever. Always for a special occasion, as well as a nice day out. Service impeccable. Food wonderful.

Have been there many times, never a disappointment.

The salad bar was new to us and was a very nice touch. Very fresh.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Crowded, but amazing service and huge portions of delicious classic Italian dishes. So good that after having dinner on Friday that we returned for lunch on Sunday. We had the delicious Arancini both times to start. Linguini Cardinale and veal Marsala were both fantastic for dinner. Both large enough to share. The linguini cardinale had the amount of lobster found in an entire lobster including both claws.
For lunch it was their lasagna and chicken marsala. Attentive, professional service is the standard. No wonder it is so difficult to score a reservation here. Worth every penny.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Filomena will fill you up with yummy homemade pasta. The stuffed mushrooms and linguini cardinale are the bomb!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful meal with my son and his housemates. The server helped us a great deal by recommending a wonderful red wine that wasn't expensive. Also he helped us pick main courses. We shared all so we could taste all. The pasta was so wonderful and fresh. A wonder evening. It was busy, a little noisy with close quarters. Surprisingly easy to talk though. No question we will return soon.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Always great

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The best Italian restaurant i’ve Had in my life. I will return in the near future.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

While I’ve been coming to Filomena’s for years, I was a little disappointed this time around. The food was wonderful as always, but since my table declined to order any alcohol, the service took a nosedive from there. I’m not a big fan of establishments where the wait staff treat you poorly/ignore you because the table doesn’t order any alcohol. It was also strange that it was a birthday celebration and they still charge you for dessert. Most restaurants give the birthday person a free dessert, especially when they put a candle on the cake and sing happy birthday. The next time there’s a special occasion, I’ll have to think twice about spending it here.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Bday celebration. It was wonderful. Food was superb!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

What a gem!! The staff were perfect, not overbearing, right on the mark. The atmosphere was romantic Italian, beautiful. The food was amazing!!! Handmade pasta was perfect, as good as promised. Very large portions, more than enough for sharing. My husband and I will definately return!!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was amazing, our waiter was friendly and the place was nicely decorated and set up. In general, we had a good experience. However, we did have the following issues: (1) it took 15 minutes for someone to provide us with a hair chair even though we expressly requested it when we reserved; (2) the male hostess was not kind and seemed to be In a permanent bad mood; (3) service was very friendly but incredibly slow; and (4) even though the place is frequently referred to a kid friendly, they don not have a changing table.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Filomina's never fails to impress, with quality Italian Fare and a very attentive staff, they are the best in DC!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The portions were insanely large and it was very loud inside. Wasn’t crazy about the manicotti or my husbands vodka rigatoni. Wouldn’t go back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely amazing Italian fare. We all ordered differently and it was all delicious! Will be back on my next visit to DC. Don’t forget to make a reservation. It’s hopping!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Filomena's was an awesome dining experience. Wait staff was attentive and helpful. Even though the restaurant was filled, we were able to have conversation at our table. Food was delicious!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing !!!

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Over priced. Incredibly loud. Mediocre italian food

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Another great dinner at this vibrant Italian restaurant. From the made on site pasta to the wonderful deserts, this place is special. Lots of energy and not a place for a quiet conversation. However, if you want a wonderful dinner, this is the go to restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Fantastic food - consider sharing.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great food. We were in a rush to get to the theater and our waiter picked up on that and stayed right on top of our changing courses. Look forward to our return when we are in DC next.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

My favorite restaurant in DC! Been there many times and never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant. I will visit every time I visit DC.

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2.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We should have known but we were pretty disappointed in the ponderously heavy food. Fried calamari was a highlight in an otherwise old-school-not-in-a-good-way experience. Sticking to the simple red sauce dishes is probably the best course of action if you have to go.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We had been told to visit Filomena if ever in Georgetown. She did not disappoint. Large portions of impeccably prepared dishes. I had the shrimp risotto with their famous lobster sauce and it was marvelous. My daughter had the mushroom manicotti and was equally pleased. Thank you Filomena.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Very tastefull food, italian ambient and recipes, big big plates, to share if you are not too hungry! I recommend the ossobuco and ngocci ! Very good restaurant , a must be experience when in D.C !

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Best Italian food and unbelievable cannoli!!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great food. Way too much in each serving. I wish they had half plates. Good service. Love the after dinner drinks! (Order the Sunday Sauce.)

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Amazing dinner. Prices are high and Portion sizes are very large. I wished I had known this because I would have split a meal with my mom or daughter. Since we were flying home the next morning, taking home leftovers was impossible. Regardless, it was easily the best Italian restaurant I’ve ever been to. The brisket rigatoni was outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great place for a supersized delicious meal. Trully italian sauces in an unforgetable experience!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Best traditional Italian dinner ever!!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Amazing as ever! Took a friend visiting from out of town and Filomena per usual did not disappoint

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