Filomena Ristorante

4.7
10876 reviews
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Celebrating our 35th Anniversary! 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.
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New England
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't make it to DC very often, but when I do, I try to stop by Filomena. Food is consistently great, service impeccable, and the experience is always memorable.

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BR
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious! We had a great meal.and good service. Will be back again!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filomena’s never disappoints! Always phenomenal food and fantastic service. My favorite restaurant, ever!

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j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there, and it was awesome. Best calamari I’ve ever had. Wish I lived closer, I would frequent it more often. Food is second to none. Highly recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service and the food is always perfect!

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An amazing dining experience! The team of servers really makes you feel pampered and every dish that comes out of the kitchen looks and tastes amazing! While the prices are higher than most, the portions are overly generous and the hand made quality pasta and sauces make it well worth it. I aways take home leftovers, making it two delicious meals for one price! Desserts are incredible and to top the whole experience, the amaretto at the end is a palate pleaser for sure!

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TT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lasagna amazing!

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

Great food and environment!
Best lasagna ever, the environment is great

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AI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful character, superb service, and even better food - make a reservation though! Despite the crowd, at our table of 6 we had no problem hearing each other talk in normal volume, which is also huge. I'd go back for the character, or the service, or the food, or the volume - to have all attributes be stellar guarantees we will be back. Not to mention that each plate contained enough food to be 3 separate meals!

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

We go to Filomena's a few times each year - always a great experience. Fantastic service and food!

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

I am from NY and Filomena is as good as any Italian food I've had, at any price, in any city!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It appears that they have packed in too many tables in small space. During our dinner we felt like we were having dinner with the people sitting next to us. We were even able to listen to their conversation as they could ours as well. Also, food was too salty and it actually made me sick. Not best experience. Very disappointing as this used to be one of my favorite restaurants in DC.

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and service was superb and quick. This was for Valentines day and they really packed the place out which contributed to more noise than I really cared for but we still had a great time there. I'd definitely go back.

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TK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First trip to Filomena's. We loved it! We will definitely be going back.

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

Dino is the most wonderful man in the business and Alberto the server is world class. They treat my family like their family .

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

The tables are a bit close but other than that it was wonderful food, service, and ambiance. We went on a Saturday.

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

Amazing food and great service. We come here every year for the past five Valentine’s Day dinners. it it always well decorated and quick to seat us (with a reservation). This is one of the best Italian restaurants around the DC area.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very generous portions if had known the size would have share the dish but definetly return

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RH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it. Best pasta and meatballs ever. So interesting. Love Georgetown also. Stay and walk around after.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing place to visit in Georgetown. The portions are huge, staff friendly, and you literally cant go wrong with any dish!

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

Great dining experience. The misto de mare is my favorite

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KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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CF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was AMAZING. Loved the oysters Vesuvio, bread, pasta, wine, ambiance. So good! Can’t wait to take my parents there when they visit.

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JK
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very crowded and very loud. Most likely related to being so close to Valentines Day. Although the portions were very large it seemed a little overpriced (it was a special Valentines menu). Will try it again away from any specialty holidays and hope for an improvement.

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d
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

While the quality of the food is great, I find it to be over priced...pasta or rissoto; three shrimp and scallops; and lobster meat (not a tail)...for $48/plate and add "house" wine (again, like the food, very good) at ~$12/glass. Two entrees, three glasses of wine, tax, and tip - $170.

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

The best Italian food I’ve had, and I’ve been to Rome, Florence, and Venice.

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

Lovely decorated, great food and service , great complimentary bottles at the end

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PS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

The service was adequate, however the food was horrendous and mostly tasteless. Don't be fooled by the Italian grandmother's making things. I don't know if it was because it was Valentine's day but I would look elsewhere for good Italian.

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

Amazing food with great service. Waiter was lovely and helped make the experience even better.

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

Ask for Peter he was amazing and super helpful!!!!!

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

My girlfriend and I have been going here for years. Travel Channel did a review on this place a few years back and inspired me to take her. We love it! The food is great and the service is as well. I believe the food marinates in the sauce if you get pasta, so it tastes even better when you take it home. Portions are generous!

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SH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Went for Valentine’s Day lunch, best Italian in DC.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

9:00 reservation. Sat at 9:30

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s
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm not sure what got into Tom Sietsema of The Washington Post, but this restaurant is more than a two-star establishment. The pasta is incredible, rich, perfectly cooked and judging by the size of the crowd, a wonderful place to go in the city for exceptional pasta. The wine list is extensive, the desserts phenomenal, and the service impeccable. Do not hesitate to go based on the review that cited portion sizes that were too large as a reason for two stars. Give it at least 3+

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

The service and food was outstanding as usual and we loved the decorations for Valentine's Day!

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

This is my second time at this restaurant. The food and service were unbelievable. Would highly recommend!

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

Peter was an excellent server, great combination. Of professionalism and treating us like family!

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AL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. I had a business lunch with clients and they absolutely loved it.
Heading back tonight with my wife for Valentines dinner.

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

Went for my wife's birthday lunch. We have been going for this occasion for the past couple of years. The place has not changed much over the years, the Pasta Mama was making gnocchi in the window when we left. I maybe mis-remembering, I feel like the place has become more business like then in past years. No warm greetings, smiling waiters

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RP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. It is loud though so not the sort of place for an intimate convo!

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