Filomena Ristorante

4.7
11321 reviews
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Celebrating 36th Years! 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's foods of today.

Filomena is perfect for the business luncheon or the elegant candle light dinner.
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JF
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding - my new all time fave in Georgetown. The food, the service and the ambience totally on-pointe. Loved everything about this charming and authentic restaurant.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Filomena for lunch. The food was very good and the ambiance was classic Italian. The serving size for the entrees is huge so be prepared to take some home or share with a friend. The servers were very friendly. Overall, an excellent experience.

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B
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great old-world service and fantastic food. Lots of choices, but portions are huge. Wish we had split an entree - will remember next time. Veal parm and ravioli matrimonia were outstanding. Could have fed 5-6 people with those two orders.

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RE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian food I’ve ever had. I make it a point to visit Filomena’s every time I travel to Washington DC.

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WT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had. Our server was excellent, the food was spectacular, and every single item that passed across our table was wonderful. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for the weekend and was. Recommended as a must go!

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D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian experience! From the pasta being freshly made to the kindness of the staff you can’t go wrong with visiting this restaurant every time you come to DC! I’m a southerner but felt like I was part of an Italian family.

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DR
Tulsa
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter's graduation lunch celebration from GWU. This is her favorite restaurant in D.C. and I can see why. Authentic and delicious food with reasonable prices.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place with really good service!

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A
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I am so glad I tried Filomena. I had been wanting to try it ever since moving to DC, but needed a special occasion to rationalize spending those kinds of funds on dinner. It was so disappointing. The restaurant packs way too many people into their space, resulting in basically sitting on top of the table next to you. I ordered tortellini, which was just drenched in cream sauce and my dining partner ordered the lamb. While the lamb was good, it was definitely not worth the price tag. While the portions are large, overall, I would say this restaurant is way overpriced for what you get, and the food isn't worth it.

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JK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Caesar Salad & Eggplant Parmesan was delicious.... It is noisy there because it is so popular. The desserts as you enter look marvelous. Absolutely love the lady making the pasta as you enter the restaurant. The area in Georgetown is very walk-able. Will return when next in DC.

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ND
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and definitely you will need a bag to go!

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TW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was a little dark, but otherwise it was fantastic! They don’t show lunch prices on the menu but they exist.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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LG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambiance and service! I would recommend and come again.

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MJ
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very much enjoyed our meal. Restaurant was very crowded and noisy but ambiance was fantastic

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MK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service, food and value was excellent. The atmosphere and dishes are charming. It is very noisy so a little hard to hear-not quiet and intimate. The servings are huge-but it is the best Italian food I have had. Fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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JM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants. Great food with impeccable service at a leisurely pace. If I won lottery I would fly to DC just to go to this restaurant

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MC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is amazing. Pasta has a great texture and mouth feel, the sauce well balanced and expertly prepared. Meatballs and sausage are exceptional. Only down side is the noise level makes conversation difficult.

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TA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food for any type of gatherings. I would truly recommend to anyone.

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KM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate alone, as my husband was busy with business. Attentive and friendly staff. Excellent salad bar, ravioli entree, bread, and iced tea. Lovely treat in between Georgetown shopping.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Filimena’s. Extra attentive this evening! I eat here everytime I am in DC!

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always have a good meal there. Service is excellent

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BM
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must stop for anyone visiting DC for the first or 100th time!

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RA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome. It’s crowded and it’s loud but worth it. Probably the best Italian food I’ve ever had

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NH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a must when I come to the Washington DC area. The food is outstanding ever time I come. Service is terrific. Peter was our server this time and took great care of us. From the start to the finish, it was great. Don’t forget the dessert. Yum!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

1st time...had a terrific nite
Maitre De was fanstastic + all staff so welcoming

Food fab..a little noisy

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NA
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always service the best food delicious atmosphere wonderful treated always special delightful desserts always enough for a take home

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JR
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you go to Washington DC and don’t stop at filomenas, you are depriving yourself of the best meal ever

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best experience ever! We went on Mother’s Day and I can honestly say it was wonderful. Wonderful serve, wonderful staff, and wonderful food!!!! Would definitely recommend and will be back next time I’m in town. All of the food was fresh and the pasta was made in house !!!! Don’t forget to order the tiramisu, will blow your mind !

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for Mother’s day

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AM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. It's like weekend dinners at my Italian grandmother's home. Great food, friendly service, and lots of noise!

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AM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time there and they continue to set the bar with quality food! We went for Mother’s Day late lunch and we had a wonderful time! Thank you to all of the staff there! We will be back:)

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MC
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The waiter left and never came back. We were always waiting for service and staff were generally unhelpful and those who stopped to help also seemed unhappy to serve us since they were not our assigned waiter/waitress. Very strange and noisy experience. Food was good but the experience was awful.

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IS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, randomly chose this place never been too and a friend recommended for mothers day. My family and I loved it!

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LB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was fantastic and the waiter was even better.

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m
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came in to celebrate my birthday and everyone at Filomena made this the most amazing dinner possible. The people you have working for you are truly the absolute best!!! Food was amazing as always!!! This is my ultimate favorite place! Thank you for never changing!

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L
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good. Ambience is fun and eclectic. Busy late into the evening. Large portions, enough to share or take hoe for lunch

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My family and I came for Mother’a Day celebration on Saturday. It was a late evening reservation, which meant that everyone in the party was pretty hungry having worked up an appetite for dinner. The total experience was great except the fact that we had to wait ~20 minutes for our table upon approval. I imagine it was due to the fact that it was Mother’s Day weekend.

Once we sat down we immediately received service. The entire family left adequately filled and some food left over to take home. On top of that, we shared some really good laughs and Mom enjoyed herself.

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EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been waiting a year to get to filomena - totally worth the wait! I hope I don’t have to wait another year to go back!

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