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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (248)
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Good for Anniversaries (179)
Good for Birthdays (167)
Romantic (150)
Neighborhood Gem (145)
Comfort Food (139)
Fun (111)
Fit for Foodies (110)
Good for Groups (104)
Worth the Drive (104)
Notable Wine List (99)
Business Meals (80)
Cozy (79)
Hot Spot (64)
Pre/post Theatre (57)
Creative Cuisine (50)
Casual (46)
Great for Lunch (43)
People Watching (38)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Kid-friendly (24)
Local Ingredients (24)
Seasonal (23)
Late-night Find (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Waterfront (12)
Great for Brunch (10)
Scenic View (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Healthy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 18 hours ago

I went with a party of 6 and although the food was ok, the service was not good. The first waiter was rude and acted mad.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

This D.C. restaurant was full on a Monday evening--a good sign of how good the food is. I had Lasagna Alla Bolognese, a house specialty, and it was fabulous. My wife had Penne Con Salsicce, which also was excellent. Main courses are most generous and we had great service.
The only negative about the restaurant is the noise level, which makes conversation difficult. We will definitely return to this gem, which cooks food like an Italian mama!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The food is good but very overpriced. Service is helpful but you feel like you are on a dinner treadmill. The complimentary sambuca and amaretto at the end of the meal is a nice touch.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Dark, loud, over cooked pasta, unreadable menu, very overpriced. Well past it’s prime.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant receives consistently high ratings for a reason. It's simply that good. Filomena's is always a 'can't miss' choice for a fine dining experience or for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious as always. I especially loved the salad bar. It was my daughter's 13th birthday lunch with 3 friends and the girls all raved about the food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food is amazing and the presentation matches the food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

No trip to DC is complete without a visit to our favorite restaurant, Filomena Ristorante. The food is outstanding. The staff is friendly and professional. The portions are huge. My favorite is the La Familia. Save room for dessert - chocolate truffle cake is the best!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Such a great restaurant...amazing seasonal ambience, great food and wonderful service. We took my parents from out of town and had a wonderful time...will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

Thank you so much, Filomena’s! My favorite Italian restaurant in the United States—it’s alwats a joy to come visit your restaurant.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Very good food but very crowded and noisy restaurant. We had reservations and waited in a very crowded area for almost a half hour. Very noisy as well. High prices for pasta and oversized portions. Two people could easily share one entree

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined 6 days ago

Had a fabulous time with my son. We are very Italian and the food was very authentic. I finally broke away from the osso bocco which is one of my all time favorites. I got the 20oz veal chop which was excellent. My son got the homemade ravs which are a must for first timers. The fried calamari is outstanding and the sauce is like home. The service was impeccable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience! Old style restaurant, big portions, amazing desserts. Will definitely go there again!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful restaurant. Huge portions. Great service.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was good, but if we had known the portions were so large, we would have split an entreé and ordered 2 salads. The portions were enough for 3 people to share.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

The food and the ambiance of the restaurant was awesome. I enjoyed the nightly setting.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

This place is beyond awesome! Everything from food, service an ambience was excellent! The desserts are to die for. ..we had the terimasu and the cannoli...never had better, each is enough for 2-4 people. Wish I could take This place home with me!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

New job. Great food, but very noisy. Don't like the fact they wouldn't seat meet until my daughter arrived.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Amazing food, service and ambiance ! Be hungry because they give you plenty. Just how you would expect from an Italian Restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Super! Delicius placê and the food was wonderful

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

My date and I had 5:30 reservations on a Wednesday before seeing The Book of Mormon at the Kennedy Center. At 5:15, the restaurant was nearly empty, but by the time we finished eating at 6:30, it was packed. It took a solid five minutes for a host to appear and seat us, but after that the service was terrific. Our waiter was extremely friendly, and the food came out incredibly fast. And the food.... WOW. I got the linguini cardinale from the Hall of Fame menu and it's one of the only meals I've ever had where the first bite caused me to audibly exhale with a "wow!" My date got a special, some sort of smoked chicken ravioli, that was also extremely flavorful. We finished the meal with the tiramisu. Of note, the portions are huge, so while this restaurant is really expensive, you do get a lot for your money, unlike at newer places where you pay for the presentation of small samples. I'd highly recommend Filomena and I can't wait to return!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very tasty cooking!! Excellent italian cooking!! Great wines and grappa!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Lots of chaos at the check in point with people waiting for a table. But overall, very crowded and noisy. Not the place for a nice quiet dinner

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Dinner before a show at the Kennedy Center!

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

family event

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Filomena's is not wheelchair accessible, but makes no effort to communicate that at any point or place. I directly requested a wheelchair accessible table for my companion in my online reservation -- no attempt to call or email me was made to indicate they had no wheelchair access. A flight of stairs is only access into restaurant. There is no statement on their website that they do not have wheelchair access.
The food is excellent, but not worth the massive fail and lack of respect toward anyone in a wheelchair manifested by their total neglect in communications on their website and reservation non-response.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Had the absolute best birthday dinner for my dad with my parents visiting! They were very accommodating to my gluten intolerance, our waiter checked on multiple menu items for me and knew all of the gluten free desserts (I ended up with the gluten free penne with vodka sauce and chicken, and we all split the triple chocolate mouse pie!). Overall a fantastic meal and evening.

Note that the restaurant is not ADA accessible, I have a broken foot and had to hop up and down the stairs. Everyone however was so helpful and accommodating!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

As in the past, this is a great place for some traditional Italian food. Mario was very attentive and made us feel welcome. Good food, families enjoying each other.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delightful evening. Wonderful food with great home-made pasta. Scrumptious large desserts.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I’ve been multiple times and have had excellent food every single time

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Filomena won’t disappoint! Superior Service and amazing, delicious, homemade, authentic Italian food in DCs Georgetown neighborhood. You cannot go wrong here. The only negative feedback I have is for the overly dim lighting. No normal person (without super hero X-ray vision) can read the menu without a flashlight. We noticed everyone around us was using their smart phone lights like we did.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Filomina's, always an excellent choice. Lots to choose from, fish to black fettuccini,; you can't go wrong here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Simply one of the best restaurants in the city. Traditional Italian, huge portions, great atmosphere. Will come back over and over again!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a reservation for 7pm. I called at 6:45 to let them know we would be late, about 7:15. We did not arrive until 7:30 and they seated us right then. There was a huge wait. It was a party of 2 so easier to seat but I was impressed they did not give us a hard time. Come hungry!

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was a great experience. I️ can’t wait to go back
The food is delicious. The device was outstanding. It was a great time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This restaurant was perfect. Service was impeccable and food was absolutely delicious. The decor was adorable, felt like we were eating in our Italian grandma's home. If you are in DC, this is a must visit!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was excellent and a lot. Waiters were very attentive and helpful.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I have not been there in many years. Came to DC and wanted to come back. The food was acceptable. Very noisy hard to have a conversation. Lighting was poor.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Heard great things about this place and we were not disappointed. Interesting atmosphere and Great food.

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was a bit off this evening. I have been here many times, and been treated a little bit better than this current visit. Pacing was a bit off with appetizers coming quickly, main course following rapidly after that, and then a long wait for the complementary amaretto and Sambucca. Desserts took even longer than that. Overall, good food, big portions, but not the usual stellar service I have come to expect from this restaurant. I’ll chalk it up to an off night by the waiter. Regardless, still one of the favorites on my list.

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