Filomena Ristorante - Georgetown

Filomena Ristorante - Georgetown

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Hours
Sun
11:30 am - 3:30 pm3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon
11:30 am - 3:30 pm3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue
11:30 am - 3:30 pm3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed
11:30 am - 3:30 pm3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu
11:30 am - 3:30 pm3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri
11:30 am - 3:30 pm3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat
11:30 am - 3:30 pm3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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About
Filomena Now over 40 Years and counting!Filomena is a Washington DC landmark restaurant now with over 40 years of serving some of the finest Italian food you can enjoy. Our Pasta is fresh made by hand just like it was done for centuries in Italy. Our bakery is in-house, and we make over 20 different desserts to choose from. During Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas you can experience some of the most incredible decorations you can find! Four decades of making not just a great dining experience but a memorable one. Filomena has recently introduced a full line of homemade pasta, sauces, desserts that can be shipped nationwide too!
PRICE RANGE
₹2,510.00 – ₹2,510.00
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,779 reviews
Excellent
1,773
Very good
575
Average
248
Poor
101
Terrible
84
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

DLP
New Jersey3667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
One hundred percent Italian girl here, and Filomena’s is the real deal! Every dish is prepared to perfection with the freshest ingredients. The pasta mama’s can be seen upstairs preparing the fresh pastas. The entrees are a bit pricy but portions are large and worth every penny. Service is impeccable and ambience is comfortable....just like grandma’s kitchen! The complimentary after dinner drink of sambuca or amaretto was a superb way to end the meal. Filomena’s is the best meal you’ll ever have in The DC area!
Written 26 February 2020
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403SSQuinn
Baltimore83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We love this restaurant... If you want old school, true food Italian - this is your place. The whole experience is fantastic. It's crowded, it's loud, and the decor is straight from the 80s and you will love it all. Great menu - something for everyone. Get the calamari and anything with the lobster sauce. The lunch prices are much more reasonable if the price is concerning, but the dinner menu has many more options. Enjoy!
Written 13 January 2020
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GREG F
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Should make Reservations, Not a large Restaurant, Great menu selection, This is my go to restaurant when you have a couples or family night, From the moment you walk in you see the lady making the homemade pasta to the table service of making fresh Mozzarella. Great service and huge portions . A must try is the Veal Chop. I have been coming here for 20 years and it is the same great service and food,
Written 12 February 2020
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SPM
Cheverly49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
As a Washington, DC tour guide I've been recommending Filomena to my customers for 18 years and, I'm embarrassed to say, had never eaten there - until now. For our 21 year anniversary my wife and I dined there this evening and it was everything I had heard it was. The food was delicious - more than plentiful - and the ambiance and service were top notch. The prices are what you would expect from a restaurant such as this so be prepared. But for an evening out, a celebration or a dinner to impress someone you couldn't go wrong with this wonderful and historic dining gem! My wife and I had Broccoli with Gnocchi, Chicken Parmesan with Tres Leche for dessert. The gnocchi was spectacular and Tres Leche was exquisite! Face masks are required for patrons entering and are worn by all the staff. The wait staff also wore surgical gloves, which we thought unnecessary as regular hand washing ought to suffice (in our opinion). Our waiter, Alberto, was attentive and thoughtful. He eagerly took our photo and brought us two complimentary glasses of liqueur after dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Filomena could become our default celebratory dining establishment!
Written 19 May 2021
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mikelynxx
Manassas354 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We had a pre-Kennedy Center show dinner here last weekend. I really had no expectation of this restaurant. You enter at street level then descend into the restaurant. It was very busy but you got to look at all the desserts while waiting. After being escorted to our table, the staff quickly arrive to take our drink order. Dimly lit but very romantic. Noise level was a bit louder than we like it but it is an Italian place. We shared a delicious Ceaser Salad (no anchovy) and devoured the warm bread basket. Our meals were true authentic Italian dishes with delicious pasta and sauces. The portions are large and doggy bags are a must. Didn't have time for dessert but we will return to try them out.
Written 5 February 2020
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Murfee
Winchester156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
We went to Filomena's the night before New Year's Eve and it was delightful. The holiday decorations were in abundance and although the tables are close together there is only a feeling of energy and enthusiasm rather than crowded. The entire evening felt like a celebration. We had salmon with stuffed spinach shells and it was all delicious (if you wonder why people seem to all leave with a bag, it's because the servings are very large. You won't go home hungry from here. I highly recommend it and we will certainly return. Service is outstanding and very friendly. A special shout out to the wonderful Nico (Nicola) who expertly served our food and gave us wonderful advice. He is tops!
Written 9 January 2020
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MrGaucho1987
Santa Barbara949 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
We loved dinner at Filomena. It’s everything we love about upscale Italian joints. The decorations for the holidays were stunning. Over the top perhaps, but why can’t the room be part of the show. This is a family place but great for business too. Our waiter was a long time employee. This is the type of place where you spend your career. The food was all delicious. Epic proportions. The plates are expensive, but you can easily make two meals out of any entree. My wife got three full meals out of her seafood pasta dish (misto di mare). The desserts are memorable too. Plus they give you a tasty aperitif to close the show. There is plenty of competition for your dining dollar in DC. We will return to Filomena.
Written 24 December 2021
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Andres C
Newington546 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 friends
This was highly rated and recommended by a friend while visiting so we made reservations in advance for a restaurant that’s frequented by regular folk, celebrities, and politicians. When you first walk in, you’ll be overstimulated by the abundance of decor or at least we were. This particular weekend the interior has adorned in a pink tint (lighting) and more Easter bunnies than I could count. Admittedly, it was overdone and a little cheesy, but we carried on. The menu is long and will certainly have something for everyone. My advice is to take a peek at it before arriving or you’ll be overwhelmed. The service was great; certainly no complaints there. The table ordered drinks and this left a question mark for me. I ordered an old fashioned and specified Basil Hayden. I’m not sure I actually got Basil Hayden, but drank it anyway. My friend ordered a dirty martini with kettle one and he also questioned the authenticity of his alcohol. The food was great across the board. I ordered pasta with spicy Italian sausage, someone else ordered it with salmon, and I can’t remember what the third person ordered. The menu makes sure to mention their famous tomato sauce and it did not disappoint. One person ordered dessert and it was huge. Even with the table sharing it, we didn’t finish it. All in all, I do recommend this restaurant. The items are middle of the road to expensive in pricing so it can certainly satisfy a variety of budgets. I do emphasize making reservations, especially during prime dinner time because we saw many people get turned away. There wasn’t even an option to wait. What sold me on the restaurant, ultimately, was when we walked out and saw someone making pasta by hand. This place definitely seems authentic when it comes to food and it’s worth a stop in to decide for yourself.
Written 28 March 2023
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sharon s
Washington DC8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
Well, if you want authentic Italian, and you are in D.C., this is it. We saw the old woman hand cranking the pasta in the window and were immediately intrigued. The server, Nicola spoke to us in Italian, and then translated what he was saying in English, making the experience more fun. We had a sauteed calamari appetizer with lasagna and a gnocci with meat sauce for entrees and the dessert was a tiramisu big enough for four people!!! Absolutely delicious Italian food.
Written 13 April 2021
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dsnave
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
We had dinner last night and the food was superb. The COSTOLETTA DI VITELLO filled a serving dish and was prepared extremely well. Tender and not overcooked. My wife had a special pork dish that the chef only prepares twice a year. Again, excellent. The only negative for me was that the angel hair pasta was overcooked but our waiter corrected that immediately Our waiter, Peter, was very attentive without being overbearing. Some of the best service I have ever had in a fine restaurant. The Sambuca after dinner was a perfect final touch.
Written 11 May 2021
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Michael H
Bethesda118 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
Although having dined here more than a hundred times on many different occasions, mostly for work, I had a feeling when we were greeted by the very unfriendly, officious host Mr. Wong that things must have changed not for the better. There were too many flaws to mention . We kept looking around at the sensational decorations to try to remember this as a nice experience for our 25th Anniversary. The antipasti offered the rinds(!) of the once great Italian cheeses, meats so dry they ended up on the floor in trying to cut them and teaspoons of accompanying garnishes that were once generous. Pastas were melting into tough globs of cheese. We missed the olden days of true al dente . Seafood cannelloni came and went untouched when I choked on shrimp tail shells in the sauce. In Italy we do not normally eat a lot- if any- cheese on seafood. I was surprised the waiter offered it and although I declined , I ended up with a mountain grated cheese. The actual cheese would have been better on the antipasti where it was expected. Lasagna was reminiscent of the original recipes even though now gigantic. Being our anniversary and having celebrated with others here many, many times there was always glasses of Prosecco for the couple and a dessert to share for two. Ours was never mentioned although birthdays and anniversaries were being saluted by the wait staff all around us. In asking Mr. Wong if maybe perhaps we were overlooked, I got the feeling gay couples weren’t in the same class. Disgusting, unnecessary abuse on such an auspicious occasion for us. Shame on them. Our experience would break the heart of the beautiful, gracious JoAnna who once provided one the top ten dining experiences in the world.
Written 4 January 2022
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The Adventurous Diva
Trafford188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
First time here. Walking in the door your reminded of old world charm. Our waiter was very knowlegable and extremely helpful in deciding what to order. I decided on the lasagna and my niece had the salmon. Both very generous portions. Started off with salad and bread. The lasagna was amazing. Each cut of the fork sliced thru each bite very easily. It melted in your mouth. Topped with both red sauce and white alfredo on half. Ending the meal with a chocolate truffle cake.. layered with spongy rich chocolate cake and ganache between each layer and over top and sides. Absolute highlight of our trip. We loved it so much we are coming back in July just for dinner.
Written 18 June 2021
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THN_DK
Vaerloese491 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 couples
Had lunch here. We shared a starter and then had 2 pasta dishes + two cappucino. It was a “meeh” experience. It kind of says it all the the cappucinos came in tall glasses. I was not really bad - more kind of bland and quantity over quality. That this should be the highest rated italian restaurant in DC is stunning. The food was just very heavy, large portions and without much taste - more cream and no tomatoes, spices etc. kind of taste.
Written 29 November 2021
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lisa
Mountain View3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
Host was very accommodating, we arrived 30 mins earlier than the made reservation, no problem, seated promptly. Luigi, our server was amazing. He helped us customize our order. We had the seafood pasta with vodka sauce. Pasta and seafood was so fresh and big serving. Dessert was sinful-tiramisu. It was moist and not too sweet, it melts in your mouth. We really had a great experience here.
Written 27 August 2021
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lalocadr19
Falls Church6743 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 friends
Went here for lunch, first of all the restaurant required reservation. If do not have a reservation you probably will no it get a table specially during dinner time. The restaurant is very cozy and romantic definitely beautiful to bring your significant other. The food was great I order the lagsana alla bolognese which taste fresh, plenty of meat and sauce to enjoy every bite. I also order the tiramisu dessert which melt in your mouth. I will definitely come back to order dessert again in try a different plate. Be advised restaurant have very narrow staircase, I did not see wheelchair accessible, also restaurant does not have a kids menu. Price for food range from $15.00 appetizers to $50 and up for one person dinner. The restaurant does not have parking, there a city parking nearby which you have paid $12 for 2hrs or parallel park wherever you can find.
Written 7 February 2022
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