This will be Filomena's 37th Valentine's Day Celebration like no other restaurant! No doubt this year the most unusual! One day is just not enough to celebrate with those we Love and those we Cherish especially this year. Therefore, Filomena is celebrating Valentines Day for a whole week so you can share your feelings with everyone on your list!! This Holiday is the perfect time to thank those people in your life for being there for you and helping you get through this COVID madness or their kindness has in some way had significant impact on you or your family.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
This "Past meets Present" version of a Italian Classic features the same old world recipe cream just like mamma used to make (and all the mammas before her) but with a delicious "shell" . It will only take one bite to fall in love. It's our staff's favorite
Tender white rings of Calamari (marinated for 24 hours in milk) lightly dusted and quick fried. Served with Spicy Sunday Sauce
The food was so delicious. As others have stated in previous reviews the portions are large so you may want to consider sharing a meal. Our waiter was helpful with recommending a dish which we appreciated since the menu is large. He had great energy and we enjoyed the service as much as the food. The only detraction is the tables are very close together and it was a challenge squeezing into our seats. Over all we loved it and can’t wait to return on our next visit to DC.
Worth the trip, especially for the special cannoli. Reminded me of fond memories of little Italy in NYC. The Sunday sauce is outstanding. We will be making this restaurant on our regular rotation.
Awesome food & service! Large portions & food was very fast considering the quality of the cuisine! Highly recommend!
Great food. A little noisy...
Wait and host service outstanding!
Always a terrific experience. Our waiter, Franco, was great and the food was excellent.
Nico was our server and he was fantastic!
Amazing service and food!!
The food was delicious, and the service was great! This is the best Italian food I've had in the US. The ambience was very lively, but at times it was a bit hard to hear people talking at our table.
Food and service were excellent. However, it was incredibly loud in the main dining room and very difficult to carry on a conversation across our table.
Bday.great food and service
Food and service were outstanding!
The risotto was hard! Unacceptable. Spending $40 for shrimp risotto and the risotto is not edible is not ok.
It's a tourist trap. Main dishes were quite good, but overall not work the fuss and cheezeness of the place. I would definitively avoid.
This was the third or fourth time eating here. FABULOUS!!! Everything tasted Great. Coming back again on our last day of our vacation, Friday.
Filomena is amazing, great food, perfect service, awesome ambiance and located in a fantastic area.
Food was phenomenal and outweighed the fact that service was a little slow.
My friends and I had an amazing experience at Filomena. We ordered the calamari, the gnocchi, and the vodka pasta (all of them were delicious -- great portion sizes, flavorful, and arrived at our table quickly). For dessert, we had the tiramisu, which was wonderful (creamy, light, and not too sweet). Filomena is truly one of my favorite restaurants in Georgetown. We will definitely return!
There were so many flies!!
The waiter asked us if we wanted water. He asked it so fast. We didn’t realize it was $7 water bottle until the bill
Amazing food! The waitress Maria was very helpful and kind!
The restaurant itself had a comfortable feel and the waiters and staff were all friendly so we were super excited. The main issue I guess I had was I didn’t feel as though it was classic Italian food, rather my family and I found the food disappointing as it came suspiciously fast for fresh food, and it never really tasted super fresh. The portion and plating as well
Catch up with Old friends
Our waiter was great - had a good sense of humor, not too intrusive, not too distant. The food was good, if a bit heavily sauced, and the portions were incredibly large - easily two servings per person, so it felt like a good value. The desserts were delicious! The only downside was the space felt like it hadn't been renovated since they opened in 1983 - very dated interiors - mirrored walls, very dark, dim lighting, not taking nearly enough advantage of the windows onto the canal. Feels like an old-school "Italian" restaurant. And reservations, including 2 changes we requested, were a breeze!
Came here for a birthday celebration and it was perfect— the food, service, and ambiance. It was a bit loud as the dining area was packed, but definitely worth a visit.
Pasta is too soft, not al dente. Makes flavors bland.
Lovely service, fabulous food.
The service was top notch. We started off with 4 appetizers, because it was too hard to choose just one. They were all delicious. Food portions are rather large, could have definitely split a meal. It was extremely nice to finally have good service in Washingtom DC. Up until this meal, service as been medicore.
One of our favorites and great for special occasions.
Always a great experience at Filomena! Food and service was amazing per usual! 😁
Excellent food but noisy. Would definetly go back!
Wonderful food and attentive service. The Calamari Fritti was excellent.
The food is absolutely incredible but be warned the atmosphere is less than ideal. The tables are extremely close together and it is super loud, It’s very hard to have any conversation.
However, amazing food and really great service from the staff.
Filomena’s nailed it! Authentic Italian cuisine to fill any appetite and taste. Make sure you’re ready to eat and leave room for dessert, which our off the chart tasty.
Excellent! We make Filomena our to go to when in town.
It's hard to imagine better Italian food. The service was excellent. The wine list reasonably priced and the desserts were creative, particularly the cannoli. It was a bit noisy, but not so much that having a conversation was difficult. This will be one of our regular go to restaurants.
The food is Fantastic! And the service is superior. The restaurant was packed on a Monday night and more people arrived at 9pm. I must have heard “Happy Birthday” sung 6 times. I would say due to the buzz, not a great place to hold a conversation. However, I recommend this restaurant 100% for any other opportunity!!!!
The foods are phenomenal as usual. The waiter (Peter) was good and he was kind to sang a birthday to me. I was slightly disappointed that he did not offer us the drinks at the end (peppermint and licorice // I forgot what they are called). I know it’s a tradition at Filomena, otherwise that may change that I wasn’t aware of. The light is very dim/red that’s difficult to take good pictures of foods. The noise level is extremely loud.
Filomena Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Filomena Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 338-8800.
Filomena Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 13568 OpenTable diners.
Filomena Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://filomena.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.