Filomena Ristorante

4.7 based on 1960 reviews
Cuisine Type Italian
Price Range $31 to $50
Neighborhood Georgetown

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About Filomena Ristorante

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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  3. Desserts

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4.7
Excellent
Based on 1,960 reviews
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Moderate
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Much slower service than usual, but it was a busy Friday night. Food was incredible as always, and staff was top-notch and kind.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, have to try the lobster sauce would go back any time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice ambience, service and great meals!!! Perfect for lunch, dinner with friends, family or business meals.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We cannot recommend Filomena's enough. We've been eating there for almost 30 years. We don't live near DC, so our only regret is that we can't get up there more often. The homemade pasta's, seen as the pasta makers are making them fresh in the front window, are to die for. ❤

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simply Amazing. You must experience the food at this restaurant. Make reservations a week in advance otherwise you'll be out of luck.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomeno's is an outstanding choice for any special occasion. We were there to celebrate my daughter's 24th birthday. The Easter decorations are enchanting, menu extensive, and every bite of food was amazing. They surprised the birthday girl and us with a celebratory cordial for us to toast to 'Love, Health, and Wealth.' We are looking forward to returning to bring other family members. Thank you Filomeno's for a wonderful celebration.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Busy place with eclectic but fun and fitting holiday ambiance. Took a while to be greeted, but service was great afterwards. Food was decent, my dish having a lot of intact meats (la familia) apart from the sauce that was unexpected and too heavy. In retrospect I'm sure I would have liked something else a lot better. My wife's dish was very good. The complimentary amaretto and sambuca after the main course is a nice touch. This place was packed with many waiting, testament to the fun experience and (I'm sure overall) excellent food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful...simply wonderful. Franco was the best waiter ever!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena'a never disappoints. Food is magnificent!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Super Great food. The place was decorated for Easter. Very busy, crowded and very very load. Had a reservation for 7pm and finally was seated at 7:30pm . Worth waiting for as the food was great. Servers seemed rushed wanting to turn the table as quick as possible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the food! Come here every time I am in Washington. Took some business associates a few years ago and now the group has grown to 8 with more wanting in. Portions are huge, do not over order.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service for a large hosted group as always.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

So much food!! Of the 5 people dining, 3 of us had enough to take home for another meal. Everyone enjoyed their entrees--from the seafood risotto to the cheese manicotti.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice restaurant for families and couples, terrific authentic Italian food, highly recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service. Very satisfied with the customer service. I absolutely recommend this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful food made even better by the staff. A must for anyone in DC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been coming here for over 15 years and never been disappointed. Their 'cannoli' dessert changed my life!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best Italian restaurant in the DC area!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomenas was excellent. The wait staff was friendly and truly cared about your dining experience. The food was the best authentic Italian we've ever had! It was a great recommendation by a friend!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Although on a prior visit to Filomena's my husband and I were disappointed by the noise level and cramped seating, the food and service were good. We recently decided to give it a 2nd chance and were utterly disappointed. Again, the food was good but the service was not. Our waiter & his team were completely inattentive - examples include not taking our order for 15-20 minutes, only checking in on us a single time during our meal, not noticing that my husband's water glass was empty (for 15 min.) after I flagged him down to take our dessert order. Additionally, the waiter made no attempt to 'connect' with us. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and had hoped for a different type of memorable dining experience. Dinner didn't ruin our evening. It just didn't add any 'sparkle.'

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We took our son a new D.C. attorney and couple of his buddies. Food as always was fantastic. Service very good. Nice people. Our favorite spot to dine in D.C.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena is a great romantic date night to share with your significant other. The quality of food is over the top and compliments well with their large portion sizes. The atmospherics in the restaurant were low lighting (but still very visible), vast amounts of people (but sill quiet enough to have a conversation), and overall a great fancy date/responsible family gathering dining area. The price was great too comparing to the portion sizing - 2 glasses of wine, 1 appetizer, and 2 entrees yielded to $110. Finally, towards the end of the meal you will be offered to drink a shot from a fine Italian tradition!\n\nP.S. Wear your fat dress pants

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I celebrated my birthday at Filomena's and loved the entire evening. Food was great, service was great, overall great evening of fine dining.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food! Best Italian I've had in DC. But the bread must be better (Cold and gives the feeling of not being freshly made).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is a Washington must-do! How great to see the pasta mammas making the gnocchi in the front window and then to taste it minutes later. The portions are huge and the sauces really tasty. The service is top-notch, too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This might have been the best linguine I have ever had, which saying a lot as I have eaten more then my share of pasta. Perfectly prepared with a lobster and sauce that rivaled the best thing I have ever tasted. If there where 6 stars, I'd give it a 6th. Not the cheapest, but worth it. You owe it to yourself to try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I might move to dc solely because of filomena . it is amazing. only downside is its not near a train stop

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome experience, very accommodating . We had reservations, but added others, they did so with no problem. Was visiting DC, will surely go back to Filomena's on our next trip back into town

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful food almost as good as mom's\nBut there is nothing like mom's\nGo and enjoy

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I visited on a work trip. We really enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere. The portions were very large. I recommend sharing especially if you order multiple courses. Dining here is an experience. I wish I could have taken my whole family. I recommend checking it out. Save room for dessert!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delicious, the ambiance was inviting and the experience was authentic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I recommend you make reservations for this restaurant. The service and food was excellent. They are famous for their Christmas decorations and for making their fresh pasta. A must go if you are in the DMV area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of our favorites. Every time we go to D.C. we try to have at least one meal there

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely AMAZING !!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a true, authentic, NY Italian restaurant. For those of you who grew up with NY Italian mothers and grandmothers, you know what I mean. Do yourself a favor and eat the ravioli.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, a great experience. Service, food, etc was like it always it, great.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I think that I got food poisoning from this place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We both got food poisoning, called the next day and the Restarant said we were the only ones to report it so it could have been something else. They made us feel like it was our fault. Also, the waiter actually admitted to having an upwelling competition which felt really tacky to know about as a patron.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The pasta was fresh and it was fun (if a bit odd) to watch the Mamma in the window. Portions are crowd pleasingly large and it is fun but not fine dining. Also, light deprived (basement) with tacky decoration left over from Valentine's Day. Didn't bother us , I'm just reporting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Superb food. Overly generous portions (That's a compliment...) Outstanding, attentive service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We recently visited on the occasion of my wife's birthday. We both are vegetarian and wanted to eat Italian food. Most of the Italian restaurants we have been in the past did have very less vegetarian options. This restaurant has so many options in appetizers, main course and everything ! The food was fantastic ! The cost is little bit on higher end but it's worth it ! We both loved the food , ambience , service everything and will definitely go again !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Restaurant is very crowded and noisy. But if you don't mind that, it has a NYC feel to it, pasta is homemade and portions are large. Nothing light however so go hungry. Service is good, but the tables are so close together that the waiters could hardly fit through.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service at the table was satisfactory but the meet and greet left a lot to be desired. Our table of 8 was in fact a table for 6 & we were very squashed with two additional seats which were two low for the table and finally the tables of different heights which meant that the plates did not sit straight when they were placed flat. Furthermore the restaurant was so crammed that I was constantly being jolted by the waiting staff. I would not rush back in a hurry.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Let me first say the service was horrible!!!! This is not one on the best Italian restaurants shouldn't even make top ten even with the pasta being freshly made.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious - service was atrocious! I've been hearing for years that I should go to Georgetown and eat here so, along with friends decided to take the plunge. MISTAKE!\n\nThe idea of a reservation with OT is that you have a reservation. I was 15 minutes early and they seated us 20 minutes AFTER the reservation. No explanation - no apology. The place is incredibly dark and most people had to use their flashlights on their phones to see the menu. \n\nAfter getting to our table we had to wait another 10 minutes for our server to come by. He wanted to know why our table was set. Good question. The busboy comes over and literally throws the dishes and utensils in front of us then plops the menu down.\n\nAnother 5 minutes. Server comes by. 'What do you want?' You should know this is a VERY expensive place to eat. Maybe they can train their waitstaff to be a little more friendly about taking your order. We asked about specials and he opened the menu and pointed to a page saying, 'You can read about them here.'\n\nWe could never get our water glasses filled. Finally, I said to the server why we couldn't get water and he said, 'Seems like my busboy is pissed off at me for not taking care of you.' And then he doesn't come back with a water pitcher. I had to ask another server for water and he didn't even get a pitcher - he sent over another busboy.\n\nFood portions are huge - no one can finish one and you will have enough for 1 or 2 leftover portions. Food came out as prepared and was good. Wine list is very good. But again, this is an expensive restaurant, so maybe it is a good thing you get a few extra meals from it. The 'grand finale' was them giving you a bottle of sambuca as a complimentary drink after your meal. Whoopee!\n\nNeedless to say, one and done with this place. Too many other restaurants with great food and GREAT service in G-Town to go to.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible incredible incredible! Had the 'matrimonia' dish- cheese ravioli and meatballs- and it was to die for! Don't think I can eat pasta anywhere else!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lovely place, very authentic, great lunch. We will return!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great and the cheesecake for dessert was the best I ever had.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena Restaurant has been in business for over 30 years and has a wonderful menu\nof authentic Italian foods. Service is great with cheerful and upbeat staff. Portions are very generous and served prompty at the best temperature. We enjoyed our experience and look forward to returning with friends.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waiter never smiled and barely apologized for forgetting to serve appetizer

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A fun, and quirky dining experience. Food is very good and the restaurant is cozy and unique. Although the food is good it is also pricey. Definitely would save this restaurant for a date or a special event.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I live in Chicago, but whenever I'm in DC I have to go to Filomena's. the service is always top notch and the food is superb! It is my favorite Italian restaurant in the U.S.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had an absolutely beautiful Valentine's Day date here! Everything we ordered was delicious. I had the bread, calamari and eggplant parm. The tomato sauce was to die for! Very pricey but a great spot for a special occasion or date!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had always enjoyed Filomena and looked forward to going however we went for an early New Year's Eve dinner and was rushed out (literally told at check in they needed the table back in 90 minutes) and the staff was not the most friendly. We decided to try again this past Sunday for again another early dinner and as we were not as 'rushed' the wait staff was mediocre and I honestly felt the food was not worth the price. Don't get me wrong, the food was very good - I enjoyed the shrimp risotto but didn't feel it was worth the $35.00 charge. I do love the atmosphere and am saddened that we don't have a desire to go back but just feel the value is not worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was amazing, and the decor (Valentine's Day at the time) was spectacular.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service was amazing as always. We both had the 'Ravioli Alla Matrimonia' (Ravioli with Meatballs) and walked away full and happy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fine tasty food, interesting decorum, good service. A place to experience, but a bit too noisy for conversing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Truly a special place with excellent food and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena was recommended to us, and we absolutely loved it. The atmosphere had an old school, Italian feel. The food was just delicious. The calamari was the best we've ever had. Our server, Giuseppe, was great. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I shared an appetizer and the veal marsala. We love Italian food. We have frequented NJ's most well known Italian restaurants. To our surprise, the food and the service at Filomena was unbelievable! The veal and gravy were exceptional. I will certainly return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love the food here and the ambiance is always amazing around holidays. Our most recent visit left a lot to be desired in the way of service. Our waiter took 10 minutes to initially stop by our table and was not readily available throughout the night. I couldn't flag him down for water for quite awhile and we only saw him four times the whole evening. It is understandable with it being a holiday weekend in February, but even when he was at the table he didn't seem interested in providing us with his time in order for us to have a nice evening . To top it off I handed him the check with the card and when he came he ignored my hand out stretched and gave it to my husband. It was my card, but he didn't care to look at when he swiped it or acknowledge me when I reached for it. Not the end of the world just not our normal enjoyable experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made reservations online & stated we were celebrating my sons birthday but there was no candle or singing brought out with his dessert.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place never disappoints! Just the perfect place for a dinner before a show at the Kennedy Center!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely wonderful restaurant, cannot recommend it highly enough. We took our 1 year old and they staff were so accommodating to our needs. Tables are close together but the food is beyond exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful experience with friends and coworkers. Lasagna is surperb and white chocolate macadamia cake to die for. When in Georgetown, don't pass this restaurant up.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our favorite restaurant! We always make it a point to go there when we are in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in DC for a few days and booked it by others comments. We were not disappointed. It was a Friday night and we booked for 9:30 knowing we would get a table earlier. We arrived at 8:15 and were told a table canceled and we could sit at 8:30. Still decorated for Valentine's Day was a nice touch since we didn't go out that night because of the crowds. Perfect. Drinks at the bar were good. A cosmo and Goose on the rocks started the experience nicely. We were met within 2-4 minutes at the table for drinks, water and provided a wine list. Menus were given out when we sat down. We ordered to share four courses, the fresh mozzarella, followed by arugula salad and then the meatballs and raviolis for a pasta dish and ended with veal parmianna. All met out expectations for a Resturant in this price range. A nice touch is the complimentary sambuca and amaretto at the end of the meal. All in all a very nice time.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took my girlfriend here at 6:30 on a Friday night to celebrate Valentine's Day. \n\nPros: Great food, fresh, hot, perfect.\n\nCons: This restaurant is very Loud, No chance for a romantic night here. \n\nThe space was pretty dismal, there are very TIGHT quarters, the wait staff was constantly flying by us, brushing by us the whole dinner. I did not enjoy that.\n\nFor $130.00 meal, I want an area where I can sit back without feeling like I'm in the way. NOT FOR DATES :)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I always love coming to Filomena. The only thing I'll say is that it took longer than expected to get a waiter for our table. Granted it was busy, but after the waiter came to our table everything went smooth from there and on. \n\nAnother general recommendation is not having the tables too close to each other, but more space in between tables. We had to squeeze through tables to make our way out. \n\nOverall, love it!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We often come to this restaurant when we visit DC and have always had a good experience. Unfortunately this visit was very disappointing. We had made our reservations almost 2-3 months prior to our visit yet we had to wait almost an hour for our table. We witnessed another group come in later than we did-clearly spoke to someone who was a manager and was seated before our group. We knew a member in this group who disclosed that their reservations were later than ours. Extremely disappointing to have to wait an hour WITH a reservation and have another party with a later reservation be seated ahead of our party. Too many wonderful restaurants in DC to be treated in this manner.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loud and over priced. Poor service. Would not go again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food, service, ambiance. My ravioli dish was melt in your mouth good, you can't go wrong.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena Ristorante is one of the finest places at which I've ever eaten. In fact, it is the best Italian restaurant ever - and I've been going there since the 1980's. I live in Iowa but travel to the DC area 2-3 times a year and I almost always treat my family and/or friends to Filomena. The food has never been less than outstanding and the service is impeccable. Dino always greets me with a wonderful welcome and has been very helpful. I highly recommend Filomena to anyone who visits the DC area. You cannot go wrong.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We just got engaged!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

2nd time at restaurant when visiting DC. Worth the drive from Capital Hill area. Outstanding food and service. Will be back when next in DC

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was wonderful . Looking forward going back to try other dishes.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Cannelloni Frutti Di Mare was too salty. \nVongole , one of their lunch menu items, was not available for lunch. They already ran out of clams at noon. Ugh.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I absolutely love this restaurant! It's a bit crowded and the tables are a little too close for my liking but overall the food and service are great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Valentines Day

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of our favorite spots in DC. Great food. Great service

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good but not as great as it is at dinner time. Not sure if they change recipes ingredients or just that it was the first thing in the morning. Server was OK very busy doing other things versus attending to us. That is not typical for this place. Staff congregated near my table just outside kitchen using a lot of foul language. Wasn't a fan of that as I was with my five-year-old. Overall price of food to expensive. Dessert was always good but price is way too high

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great, the atmosphere was great, and so was the service! Was our first visit and will definitely be back! Highly recommend this place!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is always excellent but the service is suffering. There are a lot of service staff but it appears most are there only to fill water and takes empty plates. The main waiters seem rushed and long periods go by without any inquiries on satisfaction. We didn't order another round of drinks because the waiter didn't come by in a timely manner and we were about ready to leave. \nFilo's is a staple but the service is really suffering and I hope they can turn it around.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good was delicious and could not have been happier with our valentines celebration there. Definitely going again soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Valentines day

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for lunch for my wife's birthday with my 2 year old and in-laws. The meal was great and my father-in-law wanted to come back for my mother-in-laws birthday. They came out and sang Happy Birthday when they brought out dessert.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had lunch with family and it was fabulous. Had the strawberry cheesecake for dessert and absolutely the best I've had in the area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Birthday experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place was amazing. Great food, large portion and awesome service. I would recommend to everyone. Book early, like months in advance in order to get a good time to eat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The absolute best dining experience all around!! From the moment we walked in the door until exiting, the staff is completely on point and the food is by far the best Italian ever.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ate a wonderful dinner earlier in the week so decided to come back for lunch the weekend before Valentine's Day. BIG mistake. It was over crowded, servers were overwhelmed, food quality went down and we could hardly talk over the roar of the crowded room. The tables were so tight my husband kept being bumped by the person behind him. I wasn't jolsted because the chair behind me was used for customers coats. WOW! Never again! Good experience the first time, won't do weekend lunch ever again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful meal. Although a little on the pricey side, you get what you pay for, and this place delivers. The menu is incredible. The mushroom caps were delectable. The ravioli is so incredibly delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have no complaints about the delicious food or very friendly and nice service. Only feedback is that they were really packed to the point it was hard to hear people at my own table. They were understandably busy due to Valentines Day approaching. We were seated at a small table that constantly got bumped into and we were too close for comfort (maybe an inch away) from the table next to us with a couple on a date.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Big portions great ambiance and most of all, lov the decorations. I would definitely go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have lived in DC since 1988. It's our favorite.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a reservation and we were promptly seated. Our food was delicious and hot. We absolutely loved the homemade olive oil that came with the bread basket. We shared the canoli..it was fabulous. We will definitely be back..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great time as always here. Friendly staff and super food, kind of miss they took away the buffet, but still well worth the trip.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Some of the best, authentic Italian food I've had.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food served old world style. Tables are packed close together. The staff is very fun and attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing. Fairyland deco and the haunt of many a president. So memorable. Some of the best Italian food we have ever eaten. So good. Recommend the pasta. Portions gigantic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ate a pre valentine dinner. Large delicious and very rich meal. Amazing desserts. Our waiter was friendly & service was great. Beware of ordering too many courses. You get more than your money's worth.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great food. Love this place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena is my favorite Italian restaurant. The decor, holiday decorations, and cozy atmosphere remind me of dining in our family home. The homemade pasta and amazing desserts are delicious. Also, the servers are very attentive and friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Business dinner on 2/7/17 - host seated us promptly. Had the beef brisket wrapped in tortellini shells covered with mushroom gravy - thought I died and went to heaven! Highly recommend for business or casual dining! Make sure you check out Mama Filomena as you enter the restaurant - she was making my dinner!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Date night as part of restaurant week in DC

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing authentic Italian! I walked in and felt I was in an old school Italian NY restaurant. A place that people have been going for for years - almost like being in a mafia movie ! Our server was excellent. I had the osso bucco with the mushroom and Parmesan risotto. Even though my Mom's osso bucco is better ...it was excellent. The risotto was like having a taste of heaven with every bite!! I loved the complimentary after dinner drink (amaretto or Sambucca ... with the 3 coffee beans. ). Run ...don't walk to this restaurant!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Five star, Extremely romantic, Excellent service, low lights, perfect for anniversary, Valentine's Day, advanced dating. Highly recommend

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My birthday was awsome!! The waitress Maria was very helpful and efficient. \nEverything was perfect! The food is absolutely delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good and service were as good as it gets. Will definitely go back

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Food ,service and menu .absolutely will return !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is so amazing! The server anticipated our needs and was very attentive. Best cannoli cream I've ever had! I highly recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I went to the restaurant for restaurant week at lunchtime on a Sunday. It was extremely busy! Nevertheless, we were seated promptly at a table within close proximity to the ones on either side of us. The service was adequate especially considering how packed it was. I ordered selections from the three course special menu while my spouse ordered one of their individual pizzas . He gobbled up the pizza and declared it excellent. My combination homemade cheese stuffed ravioli and homemade beef meatballs was wonderful. If you like southern Italian red sauce and pasta type food, this is the place for you. My only complaint was how dark it is. Bring your penknife size flashlight.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Over all great experience and would definitely go back. However, our reservation for four was for 6:30 and we weren't seated until 6:50 even though we were all there and checked in on time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. It was pricier than I would normally like, but I got at least two meals out of the dinner, and it was a wonderful experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ingredients, the preparation were so authentically Italian. Fabulous!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Atmosphere was nice, they had it decorated for Valentine's Day. Great deserts!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Can't go wrong here. It's always busy!\nSave room for dessert.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just excellent in all aspects, despite the large crowd. One of our favorite restaurants!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

From the first step through the door you know you will be enjoying a great meal. Just inside you will see ladies making fresh pasta then a few steps down stairs you walk into a little piece of Italy! A waiter shows you to your table and you begin to smell the great aromas that make this experience wonderful. Don't take my word for it, go and enjoy it for yourself.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Each time I eat at Filomena's, I am reminded of what a lovely dining experience should be. Everything is just right each time, with fabulous food and excellent service. Such a pleasure.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and staff was amazing. Will absolutely return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena never disappoints! The food is excellent and the service is top-notch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We tried this restaurant during restaurant week. Food GREAT! Service AWSOME! We will be back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The reservation system, the ambiance, the service, were all to the par. I always go to this restaurant with special people in my life. Our server was very attentive. As I had asked not to offer alcohol since my fiance does not like it, all the protocols were followed. Even the waiter (I can't remember his name, tall little heavy fellow) offered her the vegetarian choices on the menu. He even wished her Happy Birthday. It was so wonderful. I have never ever been disappointed in past 20 years.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is always amazing! Crowded but the staff knows how to work with the small space and high volume

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place. Excellent food and service. The prices are very affordable and the portions are very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. The food is always perfect (ordered Gnocchi de la mamma al pesto). The service was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went with my boyfriend and it was super romantic. The service, food, and atmosphere were great. Definitely worth going.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place. Such nice people. Hustling and bustling atmosphere. Service is quick and friendly. Food is delicious. I always try to go when I'm visiting D.C.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful place. Food is amazing and the service outstanding.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I used restaurant week as an excuse to finally dine here. The food was good, but it wasn't the best Italian food we've had. The cookies and cream cake was the best part of the meal. The best Italian food in the area is Ristorante Bonaroti in Vienna, VA.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overhyped. Food is good, portions are big. Good value for restaurant week. Ambience not so good. Very noisy & loud, very dark & dim. Red lighting & hearts everywhere for Valentines Day. Felt weird for a friends' get together occassion. Tables too close to another, no space. 20 min wait with reservation. Waiter forgot about us for long stretches of time, 3 hr dinner on a weekday!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for Restaurant Week. Great value, and outstanding as usual!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for restaurant week. Everything was delicious, especially the cookies and cream mousse.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is wonderful and portion sizes are large. I typically get one to two more meals out of every entree I've had there. The seating process however needs improvement. You need a reservation, but really the time of the reservation means nothing. Be prepared to have to wait 10-30 mins in my experience beyond your reservation time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a great experience all around and plenty of food. The service was outstanding. A hidden gem!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food at Filomena is authentic and delicious Italian food that you'll be talking about for days after eating there. Be prepared for large serving sizes but it's worth taking the leftovers home!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went here for the restaurant week lunch. It was $22 for the amazing three-course menu. The appetizer, entree, and desert were so great taste and so generous portion. Everything was go great and the best Italian Food for my life. Highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a total and wonderful departure from the ordinary. Life offers so few pleasant surprises and Filomena's is one of them. Prepare for outlandish decor tailored to the upcoming holiday, fabulous service, and delicious, if not superfluous, food. I suggest selecting Italian wine from the list as it was made to be enjoyed with this cuisine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server Germano was excellent! The portion size was well worth the money and time. The food was fresh and HOT when we received it. Oh, the oreo cheescake taste like cookies and cream ice cream!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The was the first time to eat at Filomena after living in the DC area for 30 years and I want to go back in the near future - went during Restaurant Week and the menu had enough variety to satisfy our palates and everything was top notch! Service was great and the place was decorated up for Valentines' Day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a really delicious meal for a date night downtown. DC restaurant week is what got our attention but once we were in the door we decided to order off the regular a la carte menu and wine list as well. The service was top notch and all the staff was very friendly. Portions were very generous and we had plenty of leftovers. The complimentary sambuca and amaretto after dinner were a nice touch. All in all a very successful date night.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very delicious food. It was a bit crowded but overall a good experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous authentic Italian food! The ambiance was spectacular and very unique. Food was delicious and the portions were so generous.... Felt like we were transported to Italy when we walked in the door. We would go back again in a heart beat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service. Ravioli and meatball combination was very tasty. The seating arrangement was a bit uncomfortable with people constantly walking by behind the chair. The restaurant was completely filled with people, so the noise level was moderate.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant was very crowded. Maybe it was because of restaurant week. The noise level was so high you could barely hear your table mates talk. In order to get to the restaurant you had to go down a stair case. This would be impossible for someone in a wheel chair. Maybe there was an elevator but I didn't see one. The portions were very generous and the food was pretty good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for restaurant week and we got way more than we paid for. The lasagna was incredible and rich! The pumpkin cheesecake and chocolate mousse cake melted in our mouths!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service. Amazing food. My only complaint is that we had reservations form 7:30pm, arrived at 7:20 and were not seated until a few minutes before 8pm.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved my dinner! The atmosphere was lovely and the food was plentiful and delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing serving sizes of authentic Italian food that is made from scratch! The prices may seem high, but with large portions of quality food and great service - you can't go wrong. Our stomachs were distended by the end, since we didn't want to leave a single bite on the plates. \nThe complimentary breads with herbed olive oil were delicious, featuring a trio of breads (including pumpernickel and some kind of pizza-inspired dough twist). \nThe complimentary serf-serve amaretto and sambucca at the end of the meal was a nice touch \nI will definitely be back again!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for eating family-style with large groups of people. Pricey menu, but the $35 Restaurant Week deals are more than worth it! Highly recommend the cookies & creme oreo mousse cake from the dessert section of the RW 2017 menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice place

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was very cheesy! The seating was fairly tight. It was a nice restaurant but not upscale ritzy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food here is fantastically delicious!!! Their sauces are amazing!! I ordered the veal cannnelloni and it was awesome! Get tiramisu for dessert, you won't regret it. The service is perfect. I love this place!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent as always! I bring a group here every time I visit DC.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Completely blah food, overworked waiter staff, kitschy decor, and over-the-top noisy made for a 'no thanks' for our group.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lobster ravioli is a must!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant is conveniently located near the Kennedy Center, so we went before a performance. While the decor is a little dated, it is very fun and cozy feeling. The food was fantastic and the service was great. They did not rush us through dinner and the server was able to provide helpful wine suggestions. The Italian food was delicious, but a bit on the heavy side, with generous portions. I would definitely suggest this for a special night out!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is very good and the ambiance is very friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing as always!! Food and service was great! Get the veal chop!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always try to make it here when visiting D.C.! It is THAT good! Great hearty Italian food that has never disappointed. Excellent choices for every course!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place was decorated for Halloween in every corner, crack and cranny. The place was packed. The food was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible food, fantastic service, my new favorite restaurant in DC!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really like coming here every once in a while. The food is always fresh and tasty. It is pricey, but the amount of food you get on the table is very generous! Be prepared to take home tons of leftovers (esp. if you order an appetizer or two). Despite the size of the main dish, the taste of it is still quite incredible!\nIt can get busy and tight, and depending on what table you are seated at, some guests and wait staff may bump into you every now and then.\nDo make a reservation few days in advance if you want to be done there at prime time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the most authentic Italian meals I've had! We went to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday and everything was fabulous-- from the wine to the entrees to the dessert (we opted for the oreo pie!). They also were thoughtful to put a candle in my boyfriend's dessert for his birthday. We will be back for our next special occasion!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena's is a stimulus overload! Plenty to see and hear and taste. The place is packed with tables and every table is taken! We 4 had a fun evening and everyone enjoyed their meal - lasagna, chicken Parmesan, meat raviolis, and cheese and spinach raviolis. It is a little bit pricey so better to only go once in a while, but certainly worth checking out.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great fun for a different, classic vibe - classic Italian dishes and good selection of Italian wines.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for lunch to celebrate my sister's birthday and we had a great time. It was so nice to have a long lunch and catch up with friends without feeling pressured to free up a table plus the food is always fabulous. would highly recommend this to anyone who wants homemade pasta!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my work team to Filomena for dinner the night after an all-day meeting in Georgetown. The food was very delicious, and the portion sizes were over-the-top! Absolutely no one went home hungry, and almost everyone left with a to-go box of leftovers. The tortelloni di Michele was a stand-out; a sumptuous dish of ravioli-type pasta filled with slow-cooked short ribs in a mushroom cream sauce with pine nuts. WOW!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife chose this restaurant for the final dinner of our 'Washington Weekend of Culture.'\n\nI am glad she did!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service are always top notch at Filomena!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A beautiful setting for a special meal. The meal was presented beautifully and delightful. Leftovers galore !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrated my birthday with my mom and girlfriends. The servers were very attentive and the food was good!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena's is such an old world, Italian meal experience. It brought the comforts of my lovely trips to Italy back into my life. The food is fantastic. Get a few entrees and share, though, as they are gigantic! But also worth it, then take it home and eat it again the next day. <3

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena never fails at making any evening a special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just Awesome! That's all I can say. The food is amazing, with pasta dishes that will knock your sox off, and fish and meat dishes that are beyond compare. Wait staff is friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is crowded, busy and frenetic, but only because it is so popular.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is so easily accessible in Georgetown. We parked under the bridge by the waterfront and walk there less than 5 min. Amount of food and quality of food are amazing! Love the salad bad and taste of everything here. Love the service too. Attentive and efficient. The restaurant is a bit darl though, maybe unsafe for elderly and people who have weak eyes. Overall we ll love to come back for sure.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Cool Italian place and it is a famous restaurant. The pasta we had that day was not cool well tho

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was very good. The lighting is horrible!!!! The lighting is to DARK!!! way to DARK It's annoying.. So hard to see...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Some of the staff gives an attitude, not always very pleasant.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just returned from Washington, D. C. and could not wait to review this place with the torn/soiled booths and cold service/food. I went to Filomena twice last week, just happened that way..1/16 and on 1/22 which will be my last, unfortunately. The service on the 16th was okay and food okay (cannoli and manicotti), but not like what I experienced before on my last trip. On the 22nd we had cold service and cold food! I am only reviewing my order. The server threw our bread on top of my bread plate-cold bread! Our red wine was too cold!! My raviolis were cold as well. They tasted previously frozen because the chicken inside the ravioli was cold and basically, just did NOT taste fresh. The amoretto liquor tasted and looked watered down too and served in sticky glasses and decanter. Our service was rushed as it appeared that our food was thrown at us (runners). They should be more attentive on how they place our food in front of us. All in all, I will not be returning. What a waste of a dinner and money!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Of course this restaurant is an excellent choice for GREAT Italian food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The complaint that I have about Filomina is that the portions are super-sized. They must do that to justify the cost? I seriously had enough food for a full meal for three people, on my plate. Yes, you can take it home and have leftovers for 3 days but I was from out of town and couldn't take my food to go....so I had to throw most of a perfectly delicious meal away! That bothered me.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Server was not attentive. Food was good. Portions are huge, so be cautious when order.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our first visit to DC and the meal at Filomena's was definitely a highlight. From the 'pasta mama' making homemade ravioli in the window, to the fabulous dessert table that greets you in the lobby and the amazing smells of the finest Italian food, the restaurant is a treat for all the senses. The staff is so friendly and attentive. The atmosphere has a family feel, while being elegant enough for any special occasion. The portion sizes were enormous and the quality of the food was outstanding. I would definitely visit them again anytime I am lucky enough to be in DC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing. The seafood dish I had was so good

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for my birthday dinner craving chicken Parmesan and was not disappointed. For packing a lot of people into a small space, service was fast and attentive through the evening. The pesto served with the bread when you sit down was incredible. Chicken Parmesan was cooked to perfection and with plenty of cheese - and the plate was so big, it made for 2.5 meals when I finally finished my leftovers. While all the desserts looked amazing (and huge) as they were brought to the tables, the dark chocolate mousse cake was the perfect chocolate-lovers birthday treat to end the meal. Also enjoyed the on-the-house cordial at the end of the meal. The only downside was having to wait until all members of the party arrived - one guest was stuck in traffic and the rest of us would have rather been sitting at our table drinking wine rather than waiting in the small lobby area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

VERY VERY Loud, but very good. Lots of fun, great food, great service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is wonderful as is the service - however the tables are too close together to the point of close to uncomfortable

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely great Italian food. Burata said was delicious as well as the mixed salad with all the fruit (not sure of name). The black linguine with shrimp lobster and scallops was cooked to perfection and so delicious I could not stop eating until it was gone. The happy familia was eaqally as impressive. The desserts were scrumptious. The eclares were so huge and tasty and the tres Lethe cake was unbelievably good. We were so impressed with the food and service that we left a 50% tip. This will be a new favorite stop with guest when I get the chance!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved, loved, loved it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best Washington DC restaurants and reservations are a must. Topped off our great weekend in DC for the Trump Inauguration .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed our experience at Filomena's. It was the perfect setting to the end of a very exciting and busy day. The food was fabulous and everyone should experience Filomena's when you are in the District. We will go back - I usually bring friends there when they visit DC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

On vacation & heard of the pasta mamas & homemade dishes. Once there this was an upscale dining experience & you felt welcomed into an Italian family. You could really dress up for this night out. Excellent service & pasta is amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

There is a reason this gem of a restaurant in Georgetown has won many awards for excellent authentic Italian food. It's simply amazing. In addition, the staff is professional and friendly. We liked it so much we went for lunch one day (the salad bar is splendid) and returned the following night for dinner. While eating dinner, the owner stopped at our table to chat. What an overall great experience. Can't wait to return. And did I mention the parking deck is right across the street?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was fantastic - service, food, atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love, love, love Filomenas!\nAmbience authentic, festive, celebratory.\nAlways accommodating-\nSuperb service, varied Italian menu-\nHand and home made pastas.\nDesserts to die for!\nTruly not to be missed, Old Georgetown/ \nOld Italy 🇮🇹

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food at a great price!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very good but too rich for me. Perhaps I should have made a different choices as I had the shrimp risotto with the lobster cream sauce. Service was impeccable. Ambiance was a little conservative but not overwhelming.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bad service. A lot of noise. I had to wait a lot of time for be seated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filament's food is authentic Italian and every dish we shared was equally delicious. The staff members were delightful, the salad bar plentiful and the cheesecake incredible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The deal for Restaurant week was an amazing deal for really great food! I was more than satisfied with the food and the experience was very positive. Space was a bit crammed on the table but otherwise it was a good experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely awesome meal and excellent service, even on a very busy night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have dined around the world------- this is one of the 10 best. We would fly back just for dinner. Everything was great. Excellent wine list. The meatball paste was sensational. The free Cordials after dinner are an extremely nice touch.\nVery reasonably priced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We really like Abdul and as always \nVino was wonderful

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and great service. You can't go wrong eating there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best Italian experience in DC....be sure to put this one on your dining list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed an excellent meal - the pasta was amazing! The service was impeccable! We were seated at a comfortable table in the back which worked well for our family since we were dining with a baby and a toddler. We were treated like family by Dino and our server Maria. It was a special evening for us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have not had such good Italian food since I left Milano. The sauces were flavorful, the pasta was cooked to perfection, and everything was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, our date night at Filomena was wonderful. The meal itself was fabulous. My husband and I shared the caprese appetizer, which was more than enough for two. We both enjoyed seafood entrees. He had a lobster ravioli special (loved it!) and I had the festivale in venicia (minus the lobster meat). Entrees are generous, so we had plenty of leftovers to take home. For dessert, we both ordered cheesecake to go. It took 2 days to finish those tasty desserts -- a nice way to start the new year.\n\nWe love going to Filomena, especially for date nights and special occasions. The celebratory atmosphere always brings smiles to our faces. Staff is always welcoming and, even though we don't have the same waiter each time, we're fondly greeted and remembered with each visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best!\nThe best!\nThe best!\nThe best!\nThe best!\nThe best!\nThe best!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my 3rd time at Filomena's......and it never disappoints! I'm Italian, so it is absolutely my 'go to place' for Italian food!\n\n-Joey M.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is outstanding and delicious; however, it is unnecessarily expensive. $30 a plate for pasta is overpriced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely outstanding in every way! Mathew, their manager, couldn't have been more gracious and accommodating in finding us a special table for our anniversary. A friend recommended Filomena and I will do the same. As someone who has been in the business for over 25 years, I can be critical of service or food. Both exceeded my expectations! There is a reason they have been successful for 34 years because they treat you as a guest rather than a customer.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Way too cramped. I didn't enjoy having other patrons so close to me. It was too loud to be able to carry a conversation and it was too dark to be able to read the menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food and really good portions for the price. Truly authentic Italian. Fun atmostphere!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Seated right away.\n\nEveryone enjoyed the food.\n\nTables are a little close together.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was great, from appetizers to the dessert. Entrees were outstanding, felt like there were 8-9 things I wanted to order. Service was great. Only minor issue is because it is so busy, tables are a bit too close for my preference.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena is my favorite Italian restaurant in all of DC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always - fantastic! Save room for desert and amaretto!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved our Filomena experience. Food was delicious and portions huge - made for tasty leftovers. Gino, our waiter, was attentive, friendly and fun. 3 of our party had the ravioli and meatballs and said the meatballs were fantastic. Nice touch to have the pasta mama making fresh gnocchi n the window. Ordered them for lunch and had a preview of heaven. Definitely coming back !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic as usual. Had the meatballs, gnocchi, and salmon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Since I'm on a budget, I prefer going at lunch. The dipping oil for the sourdough bread is amazing. My friend and I each had the soup special, which was the best chicken vegetable soup either of us have ever had, and we also shared the Arancini appetizer, which was sooooo good! A trip to their salad bar comes with most meals and it's packed with a good power greens mix and veggies and has side salads like tuna salad, pasta salad, potato salad, egg salad, etc. I was so full by the time my Ravioli Alla Matrimonia arrived (“marriage” of two of their most asked for favorites...three huge meatballs with mamma’s cheese ravioli in their slow simmered rich tomato sauce) that I had to take this huge portion home and was able to make two meals out of it (and added spinach and mushrooms, which I always prefer with my pasta). \n\nI highly recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere is great for meals with friends, business or dates. It's cozy and cute. When I went in mid-January, it was still decorated for Christmas with a huge tree in the middle of the restaurant, which made it even cozier. I can't wait to go back and take friends who come in from out of town. Since the portions are huge, it's obviously a great spot for bigger groups since you can make it family style.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We put in the reservation that it was our anniversary and when they called to confirm I asked if they knew it was our anniversary and they said yes we have it on the reservation. When we got there, there was no mention of our anniversary or anything. We ordered the calamari, sandi ravioli and chicken ravioli. The calamari was the best we've ever had. The sandi ravioli was good but nothing special. I didn't like the chickens ravioli. I'm sure other things in the menu would be good. We just didn't try them. I didn't like the noise level or the crowd. It was way too crowded. I felt sorry for the wait staff. They couldn't get around the tables. They need to take out some tables to make it more intimate. Definitely not a place I would go for our anniversary again. We could barely talk. Overall a decent restaurant. I think they're trying to pack too many tables in and not trying to make it enjoyable to the people already there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic all around. HUGE portions, so come hungry!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and outstanding service Definitely a place to go bac to

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

BEST Italian I have ever had

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food!! The complimentary fresh bread and pesto is so good. Got the eggplant Parmesan and it was fantastic. Very attentive staff. Definitely make a reservation!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and tastety food. Loved the homemade pasta and sauces! Only draw back is cramped spacing at the tables when eating.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just inside the entry, in a small glass enclosed side room that you can observe a chef preparing pasta. We were in D.C. for business in early January so the restaurant was still decorated in holiday dress. The restaurant is understandably popular, so reservations are suggested. The wine list is quite extensive and very good. Portions are generous so depending on your appetite it would be completely reasonable to share a salad and entree just so you could enjoy a dessert afterwards. As is their tradition at Filomena's, they serve decanters of licorice and amaretto liqueur following dinner. Prices are certainly in line with service and quality of food. I would definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We brought our daughter here for her birthday. She thoroughly enjoyed herself. This is a place that you do not mind driving to especially knowing that you will be enjoying some really good food. The service was great and the atmosphere was fun. We will be returning.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Don't bother booking a table here. The table I booked wasn't ready for 40 mins after the time booked. No apology or anything offered. Mediocre food and slow service for top prices. Go somewhere else!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena never disappoints, everyone must try the squid ink pasta it is the best!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great as always......and fun, love the decor, love the service and so friendly

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful Holiday decorations and friendly staff.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved our meal here. This place knows what they are doing... run by pros and has evidently been here for years... their experience shows. Our first visit, but won't be the last. Now we know not to order as much was we did... the portions are very large.\n\nYou may see someone making pasta as you enter the restaurant... all the pastas are great and highly recommended. That said, everything we had was excellent... the chicken parm, the pasta bolognese, the lasagna. Loved the caesar salad and meatballs too.\n\nThe place is very busy, tables close together. Waiters are very good and aim to please but you can see a little 'going through the motion' aspect to their work.\n\nDesserts looked great but we were too full to indulge.\n\nThe complimentary decanter of sambuca and amaretto placed on the table at the completion of the meal was a nice touch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love Filomena! The pasta is DELICIOUS! So fresh! I'm a vegetarian, and I appreciate all the options. My favorite is the cheese and spinach agnolotti.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Festive decorations, fine food, good complimentary salad bar at lunch

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

In love with Filomena. Came once in December, again in January. This is my new favorite place for dinner. Amazing ambiance, fantastic service and excellent foo

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena's is always exceptional!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is always on point, be it appetizers, main course, or desserts. The portions are very big though, so people should consider sharing (2-3 per order).

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place was bizarre. It was still fully decked out for Christmas, well after New Years, and full of tons of tacky junk. It was completely packed at 5 pm, but we couldn't figure out why. It is a pretty cheesy experience--waiters in tuxedos, menu referencing celebrities eating their food, and cartoonish desserts. The food was pretty good, but the portions were huge and over priced. There really aren't many good restaurants in Georgetown and perhaps this place just subsists on the tourist trade.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dinner as usual. This place must be experienced to appreciate. The decorations are so over the top. Food is delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service were great! Décor is a bit dated. Prices are a bit high IMO.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food...everything was wonderful! Noise makes intimate conversations virtually impossible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

wonderful experience! haven't been in many years and still terrific. beautifully decorated for the Holidays. Pasta Mamma was so nice, took a photo with daughter. highly recommend!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

everything was fantastic as usual. The only thing we didn't like was the creepy bartender working the little bar when you first come in. Caught him numerous times licking his lips and winking at any woman who would come up and order a drink. This is a place couples go to enjoy eachother not get hit on by skeavy bartenders.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Let me start by saying the food is outstanding. What was not outstanding was 5 people crammed into a table for 4 even though I had made reservations on Open Table several weeks before. Service was mediocre. However, my biggest complaint was the absolute lack of acknowledgement of the special occasion (21st birthday) we were there to celebrate. I noted the birthday on Open Table when I made the reservation. I also mentioned it when the restaurant called to confirm that day. Not only did the maitre'd or our server fail to acknowledge it when we sat down, they didn't even bother to put a candle on one of the two desserts we ordered. Earlier in the year, we celebrated another birthday at The Palm. There was a birthday card from The Palm staff waiting at the large booth they reserved for us and they brought a free birthday dessert for the honoree. Filomena gave us a hefty bill accompanied by a total lack of caring. I didn't think I would have to remind a restaurant of this caliber a third time to simply acknowledge us. We will go back for the food, but will look elsewhere to celebrate special occasions in our family.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent, large portion sizes. Made reservations on OT and Filomena called day of reservation to confirm.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

delicious and delicious\nhad the familia dinner (pasta and meat)\nyum\nvery nice waiter and lots of fun

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great evening, food was delicious! We definitely recommend and will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a wonderful experience. Thank you for the memories and the amazing food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've been coming here over the 9 years we're living in DC. Great food, service and ambiance.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food portions are too big. Heavy food. Lasagna had too much cheese. Dessert was also very huge and heavy. Service was excellent. Far from what I expected.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Strong smell of cheese in the restaurant. The food was average. The decor was over the top.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautifully decorated for the holidays. I have dinned here several times in the past. They do serve you large portions - probably better to share unless you are a big eater. My food was served cold - not even warm a my partner's was served piping hit!! Lovely desserts. I like the atmosphere and would go back a but next time food is served cold - I will speak up.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lovely experience. Great hand made pasta which absolutely contributed to the wonderful meals. Fun vibe. Attentive service. Every dish was properly seasoned and delicious. Definitely make reservations.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I would like to start with the the food. It was very delicious and the portions were huge! What didn't appeal to me was the service. Took my girlfriend here to celebrate her birthday, and it felt like we were a nuisance to them. The restaurant was extremely busy which I can totally understand. Just didn't feel a warm welcome vibe there.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very noisy, crowded and dark, like and extended basement full of strangers and noise. We started with calamari appetizers, which were a bit soggy and luke warm, not crisp and hot. The ravioli dish was big gobs of pasta with huge firm meatballs. I ate about 1/10 of the dish and later took it home for the children. Wine selection was fairly limited to Italian wines, with the cheapest at about $35, more than twice the retail price. The place was way overpriced, over $300 for four without the tip. I think it has a reputation on which it is capitalizing as are so many Washington eateries. The Christmas decorations were impressive, perhaps overdone, but very festive. Good luck.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We been to Filomena Ristorante a number of times, love their food. The food taste great and authentic. Service always good, the waiters are friendly and attentive and will explain the dishes. The dishes are big portions and taste are spot on. Only complaint is they no longer offer the Sunday buffet, which was great for trying out different selections in small quantities. Now, they only offer Sunday brunch menu and a la carte salad bar when you order off their Sunday menu. Must try their lasagna, so cheesy and big.\n\nThis is our go to restaurant when we want to eat Italian.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Makes me think of good Home cooked italian food. Not spectacular as I've been hoping for. Very good, tasty, nothing really fancy, especially for the price. Would I eat there again? Probably with friends and family, though for the price there are better Italian restaurants, though this really good southern Italian. Expensive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been coming here for years. One of my top picks nationwide. Great experience every time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The three of us were there New Years Night. The joint was surely jumping! We were seated on time and served with care and good humor. We started with stuffed mushrooms and a caprese salad. Out of this world. The cheese on the caprese salad was soft and fluffy -- just an outstanding dish. The bread basket was overflowing with warm soft selections and the bowl of olive oil and pesto was abundant and flavorful. My entree was the sausage with penne pasta, my husband ordered the gnocchi, and our friend ordered the ravioli and meetballs. All of it was outstanding and all of us took plenty home for the next day's meals. This is simply one of the best places around consistently day in and day out. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena's in Georgetown is a personal favorite. I have only missed dining there once in the last 25 plus years when traveling to the DC area. You can expect great service, a friendly atmosphere, and outstanding authentic Italian dining at Filomena's. Highly recommended!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had Rez on Sunday at 5 pm to meet 2 friends I haven't seen in a year . Our waiter was rude and pushy , it ruined the whole experience . Obviously he was more concerned turning the table over instead of allowing us to enjoy our time and meal . It was so crowded and loud I didn't stick around to talk to the Mgr to voice my displeasure but I did email the restaurant and still haven't heard back from them . We even chose to have coffee at another restaurant after dinner . Food was pretty good but I would rather go somewhere else where I can relax , enjoy my meal and not be pushed out .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious. I had the Gnocchi. Portions are large. Service was acceptable, nothing particularly good about it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome food, best Italian!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were on vacation in DC, and wanted to take our sons (15,12& 10) to a nice dinner. Filomena was perfect. The food was out of this world great!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena never disappoints!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena's is our favorite Italian Restaurant. Amazing food and for a great price. We love coming here for special occasions. The service is top notch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful service as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our meal was very enjoyable-ambience, food & service; however, my pasta w/lobster had entirely too much sauce!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect event MG ringing in the New Year!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything thing was terrific from the service , cook time to table , drinks , and the desserts were incredible !!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filamena was just wonderful. The restaurant was in full Holiday mode with abundant Christmas decorations. It was delightful

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unfortunately our experience was pretty disappointing. We have dined several times before and had a wonderful time however this was the case for our recent visit. Wait staff was not at all friendly, felt rushed and the food just didn't seem up to normal standards. Maybe it was just an 'off' day, we will give Filomena another shot but it won't be anytime soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful meal and service!! Filomena's is the best Italian food in the area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always ten stars !!! Wish I could actually give them that ~ you really feel like you transport to Italy ... my all time favorite restaurant. I always get the manicotti && chocolate mousse cake for dessert ... 😻

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've eaten at Filomenas many times over the past 10 years or so. The quality of food & service have been consistently excellent at every visit. Portions are definitely generous enough to share-think one appetizer or dessert for 4 people! Dino, the general manager, is the consummate professional. He is always so personable & acts like he remembers us, even though he probably doesn't really 😊. The only con is the expense- it can get pretty pricey- which is why we only visit on special occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dined here on Friday night for the first time and loved it. The Christmas decorations are incredible, as is the warmth and welcoming nature of the staff. I don't eat much pasta, so I couldn't wait for my rigatoni and sausage. Spot on. My husband ordered the enormous stuffed chicken breast in a dark cream sauce. He inhaled that, plus two meatballs. I will say one drawback was where we sat and that was right where the staff enter and exit the kitchen. We would have liked to have been seated in the main dining room. Also, the family of five right next to us had a horrible fight which was very uncomfortable given the close proximity of our tables. Our waiter, Fabiano was great and very professional. Would we eat here again? Absolutely.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My partner and I have dined here many times. The restaurant is beautifully decorated for the season. The staff are some of the friendliest, most accommodating people ever. The food is delicious. I have ordered the risotto, the manicotti, and the linguini cardinale, and my partner has had the shellfish cannelloni and veal marsala with the arancini antipasti - we've never been less than thrilled with the food. Make sure you save room for a cheesecake slice. An amazing touch at the end of the meal is the complementary amaretto and sambuca toasts at the table. For almost ten years, this place has been my family's go-to for special occasion dinners, and I recommend it to anyone who likes quality Italian food.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ambience is awful very noisy and tacky decor.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Old world ambience , impeccable, attentive service, but with the feeling of family. Food is rich, delicious and abundant. The Italian tradition of treating guests to Sambuca and Amaretto is lovely.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Convivial and festive atmosphere with fine dining service and attention to detail

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our first time here. They give huge portions that my spouse and I will share next time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this restaurant. Prices seemed to increase a bit, but still LOVE this place. Delicious food, excellent service, wonderful decor.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Special!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best Italian restaurant in the city hands down.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second visit and always worth my 3 hour drive. Tried gnocchi, seafood/veal/eggplant lasagna with friends and definitly recommend! The house wine is aromatic. Food comes in huge portions and so really worth the money. Authentic in everyway!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a beautifully seasonally decorated experience! Everything was perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, we had a great experience at Filomena's. We have dined here a number of times over 20+ years and have never been disappointed! We were promptly seated and enjoyed the great bread, good wine selection, and especially, the excellent food! This was our first lunch visit and the menu was limited compared to dinner. However, the tortellini, manicotti, and chicken parmagnia we had were all delicious! Will definitely be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, and the decor is beautiful for the Christmas holiday. The deserts are amazing go every year around the holidays. A++

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best Italian ever.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, excellent dining experience. We always celebrate our anniversary with our kids and grandkids there and they are very accommodating. The wait staff is professional and very helpful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall, we were pleased with our visit. I had linguine with lobster. Good taste but a lot of the lobster pieces were chewy. Was a very busy night a few days before Christmas so the place was hopping! Great seasonal decorations. Waiter was adequate, seemed very busy. My husband had pasta with shrimp which was very good. We shared a dessert -- a spumoni mousse cake which was quite good, but I wished they served sorbets and ice creams, something a little simpler than the very rich, large desserts they serve.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is worth a visit. I can't wait to return

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing home-style Italian. My wife is Italian and is a ravioli connoisseur. She said the ravioli and meatballs were outstanding...so there you have it!\n\nThe place was packed for pre-Christmas parties and families. This is a typical, authentic Italian restaurant...bustling and energetic!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

An all time favorite. Everything in the menu is superb. I recommend having the table all ordering different entree's and share each one.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Definitely a must for a food lover tour of D.C.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First ate at this restaurant about 30+ years ago and try to eat there when in the DC area. Never disappoints and is especially nice to visit during Christmas time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went to Filomena on my last night in Washington DC as a denouement to my Christmas holiday there. Personally I'm a sucker for good family Italian restaurants and Filomena definitely hits the mark on that. Large, bustling, complete with great food, great alcohol and staff who would go the extra mile for you. Got the Carbonara for dinner even though it was a lunch-menu only item; the waiter very kindly passed my request on to the chef who was more than happy to whip it up for dinner! Every diner also got free-flow of Amaretto and/or Sambuca for after-dinner drinks in the spirit of the Christmas season, definitely made what was a good night with them even better. Reasonably priced; a restaurant of same quality would probably cost twice as much if you found it in London! Will definitely visit again should I return to Washington DC in future!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomenas was amazing for our Christmas Eve day dinner at 2p.m. We were seated right beside the tree which was lovely and our one year old was fascinated by it! Our food was perfect and most of us had enough to bring some home! The atmosphere was very jolly and put us right in the Christmas spirit! Service was excellent! We were treated to amaretto and sambucca at the end of dinner! What a classy gesture!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best Italian food in Georgetown if not all of DC.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was really looking forward to dinner here as we have heard so much good about it. Presentation and atmosphere was good but my waiter recommended the veal parmigiana. It was beautiful but cold in the middle. I brought it to his attention and he offered to 'rewarm' it? I finished my pasta and left the entree. We also ordered cocktails yet the arrived after we had completed our entrees. I then ordered coffee with dessert but never received the coffee. I am said to say I was let down but the experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very crowded,noisy. We were packed in with little room to move

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

2nd experience just as good as the 1st! Excellent food, excellent service, excellent experience! Will definitely be returning. (Party of 7 - all were pleased)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

They do not have disabled access at present which is a problem for my husband but we love the place so much he makes a rare effort to climb stairs to the entrance. I understand this is something management is trying to correct. Food, service, ambiance is a Washington treasure, especially at Christmas time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love entertaining at this restaurant. The staff is great and the ambiance is wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful!!! Best Italian I have ever eaten and I lived in Naples, Italy for 18 months!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent meal for our annual Christmas time visit. The staff takes wonderful care of their guests and the ambiance is always festive and unique to any restaurant in the area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is absolutely the best. The Osso Bucco is unmatched anywhere. Christmas time is a must for a visit as the ambiance and decorations are unparalleled! Great wine selection. Great service. Great for a small intimate dinner or a large wedding party. Filomena's is always a must-stop for at least one meal everytime we come to town. Do yourself a favor and treat you and your loved ones to a dinner experience they'll never forget!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful Italian food and service. The cannoli dessert was the best ever! We really enjoyed\nour dinner experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A festive start to our Christmas Eve. Great food, good wine and great service. The team at Filomena did a fabulous job especially in light of the number of big parties in the house.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing decorations, delicious food & wonderful staff. We will definitely go back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent Christmas Eve outing. This Georgetown classic always delivers. Service was exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great holiday experience, love the food and the professionalism of the waiters, they are warm and friendly but efficient to get folks in and served. It's becoming an annual tradition for us and already can't wait for next year!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Favorite restaurant in DC. It's our special occasion place. The food is always wonderful and the staff is excellent. Great location too. Highly recommend the Tortellini di Michelle!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Definitely worth a visit during Christmas time. The decorations are impeccable and put you into the Christmas spirit. Not to mention the food and service is wonderful. Absolutely a must try!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderfully decorated for the season! A must see for all. Delicious authentic Italian food. Very knowledgeable wait staff

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Christmas decorations were something to behold. You couldn't help but take pictures with the life size Santa or video the panorama! Food was splendid and the wait staff outstanding! While expensive, the dining experience was well wort it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I went to Filomena's for our anniversary! It was amazing, we went around Christmas time and the Restaraunt was decorated beautifully! The plates of food are huge portions and taste great! The employees are really nice and care about how our experience was! The homemade bread is amazing too! We had an amazing experience at Filomena's!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is most busy at Christmas time. Decorations all over the restaurant. So I would say it would be a nice place to take young people out for a special holiday lunch. My husband had the seafood dish, linguini with shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels and calamari. He thought it was very good. I had gnocchi in a tomato meat sauce. I wish I had thought to ask for the sauce on the side. The gnocchi were very good, tender and obviously made with potatoes. However, the sauce was a bit too much for a pasta that has a more delicate flavor. As for dessert, we has some kind of hazelnut layer cake. The fillings were fine, but the cake itself, was hard and tasted stale. Not a good finish to the meal. My glass of wine was excellent. Coffee could be a bit stronger. Sorry about the review but as an Italian from a long line of cooks and a chef, I tend to be critical of meals at Italian restaurants.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

For our small group of women business owners there is no better place for a Christmas season luncheon that Filomena! Decorations extraordinaire, many delicious options and accommodating servers make it our annual tradition.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simply outstanding! The food, the ambience, the wait staff - absolutely fabulous! Keep up the great work!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding food and fantastic Christmas decorations made this lunch a rare treat. It was rather noisy even though not all that crowded. I'm afraid that it would be too noisy when full at dinner time. Prices also pretty much double at dinner, but they were very reasonable for a lunch. We still got so much that we took half of it home in cartons.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We return every year for our Christmas celebration dinner and we talk about it for weeks afterwards. Incredible food, service and atmosphere. Always a favorite!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We came here a couple weeks ago for our anniversary and enjoyed it so much, that we brought our daughters back for lunch. The food is outstanding and their Christmas decorations are delightful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena is such a special place to go at Christmastime. It's like walking into a movie set and seems like it's from another era. A great holiday tradition sort of place. So many delicious sounding choices on the menu that it was a challenge to pick just one. Our waiter was terrific.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena's is a traditional Old World style family owned Italian restaurant. The food is terrific and the service outstanding. At Easter and Christmas the restaurant is done up with over-the-top seasonal decorations that are not to be believed. The complementary after dinner ouzo and amaretto is a nice touch. The restaurant is always very lively and crowded. The meals are rather pricy but for a special occasion Filomena's is just right. A visit at Christmas has become a regular part of our holiday.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena never disappoints! Starting with fantastic service from the long-time staff - they are like extended family - always happy to see us and take such great care of everyone. The atmosphere is always festive, the holiday season explodes in the room - tons of lights, all the santas, elves and of course the amazing tree in the middle of the room. The main event, the food is consistently amazing. The portions are plentiful, which means another tasty meal for later - it reheats very well for lunch the next day. Always save room for dessert - no matter how full you are from the wonderful food, the dessert is worth the splurge! Hands down, one of my favorite places in DC. I come here for all my special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, celebrating good news) and make sure my out of town guests make a stop here when they visit. It's that good!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous as always! Always a great meal ...The server was excellent !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

AWESOME PLACE! I've lived in DC for 30 years & am Italian American. The food is Southern Italian offering big portions & great options. But the best thing about Filomena besides the food is the fact that this is a well run business w/ an old school Maitre de & professional wait staff. They don't skip a beat! Super festive for Christmas! It's not a quiet & romantic but It's Italian so go and have fun! Eat...drink and be merry!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful place with delicious cuisine and friendly staff )))

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is always excellent!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lovely as always during the holidays however the amount and size of office parties can and should be limited - we were sat between two parties and the back and forth and huge sizes of the parties were ridiculous

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It has been several years that Filomena has been falsely advertising a Sunday brunch. PLEASE UPDATE THIS!\n\nThe table next to us received great service from their server...polite, extremely professional and attentive. Our server VITO was rude, short, not accommodating. Horrible service!! A bad experience...which isn't the first time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always my favorite place, especially Christmas. The decor , the , food and service outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been going to Filomena's for many, many, years. Love the Christmas decor, excellent food and service. This year we took our new grandson! Another generation loving the restaurant. We usually celebrate birthdays and anniversaries there. Highly recommend Filomena's!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was an amazing dining experience. The Christmas decorations were so eclectic and festive. Wait staff was amazing!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was extremely slow. The waiter showed up only twice. Had to wait about 15 just to get another drink once I was done with the first one. The place was full, but it seemed like a normal state. Considering all the rave reviews, this place is just average, and just too hyped up for what it truly is.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been to this restaurant a few times but this time we went with a group of friends that had never been there before. It was our holiday celebration and our friends could not get over the atmosphere, festive decorations and quality of the food. I believe that this will now be our annual holiday treat to each other.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you want good, homemade old-world Italian, this is definitely the Washington DC restaurant to visit! Aside from the delicious food and wonderful service, you must visit around any major holiday, most especially Christmas, for you can't believe your eyes when you walk into Filomena's. The decorations are not to be believed -- you feel as though you are in a Christmas wonderland!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Repeat Customer . This time food came out to quick for a special occasion meal. Not yet ordered any drinks. Waiter assistants can be to aggressive at trying to take plates while still using them. Had to resort to hand signals for them to leave plates several times. One assistant offered coffee refill and quickly claimed regular coffee pot was decaf when asked. It was not. No sleep by customer proved it was not. \nMiss the old unique decorations on the Christmas Tree. Looks More like Valentines Day than Christmas. Just a Comment

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious old school Italian food in a very festive setting for the holidays

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A lot of chaos when we arrived and lobby was out of control. Very concerned about a fire emergency as it was very difficult to move through the crowded space. We were visiting from Pittsburgh with friends and I had told them this was my favorite restaurant. They thought it was alright but would not be at the top of their list. I'm sure I will return when traveling to the DC area, but this was not my best visit to Filomena's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I keep coming back to this restaurant. The food is uniquely delicious and the staff members are great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our second visit to this restaurant. The food was fantastic -- and the portions were not skimpy. Our server made sure we enjoyed our visit and we loved all the festive Christmas decorations. We will definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service were great. However extremely disappointed that we had to wait 30 minutes before being seated at our table for our 6pm reservation with very little room to even stand and wait. This was after arriving 20 minutes early for our reservation too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This Restaurant was by far amazing. I do not remember the last time I attended a well rounded restaurant. The Service , Food and Ambience were extraordinary. I would suggest this place to anyone. The Veal Parmigiano was very hard to top.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place. Please place reservation about fifteen minutes before you want to seat. They tend to run behind. Great place with large portions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena was amazing. Went during the Holidays and they had decorated exquisitely. The portions are huge, so you can get at least two meals out of your plate. And the service was amazing, my wine glass was never empty!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was excellent, and the service was great. Our waiter was very attentive, and the staff was always sure our drinks were refilled.\nThe only drawback for lunch is that the menus indicate that certain main entrees come with a salad. We did not get salads, and there was a good gap of time while we waited for our main meal when salads could have been brought. We noticed that none of the other tables got salads either. Therefore please remove 'comes with salad' from the lunch menu, or offer it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena's is the most decorated restaurant for the holidays in the DC area! With the HUGE Christmas tree in the center and the over-the-top decorations, it is the best location for a festive holiday lunch with friends or co-workers! Very good food (but be warned, the salad bar that normally accompanies entrees is not available during the holidays due to space restrictions). It would be nice if Filomena's offered side salads as a substitute, since it seems lacking when you are paying the same prices but for less food. Fantastic service, good food, great desserts, AMAZING decor!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service and delicious food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful ambiance, excellent service and fantastic food across the board. Be prepared to take home doggie bags

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena was excellent. Everyone in our party of five loved their food! We all exchanged bites and loved every dish we tried. They were great about substitutions, even offering extra options. Giacarlo was an exceptional server- so attentive, fun, and helped us all enjoy a fantastic first time at Filomena!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful time, as always! Christmas at Filomena's doesn't get any better. Food, atmosphere, and desserts...holiday treats! Thanks, Filomena!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A great time was had by all. The food and service were very good. It was 2 of my friends first time to the restaurant and they want to return. We sat next to the tree which allowed us to have some holiday spirit. \n\nWe felt the value was very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time here and absolutely loved it. Took my girlfriend here for our anniversary because she loved this place and now I love it too. The portions are huge, so expect to take some home with you for a second meal. Or split a pasta dish if you are looking to save some money.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went here for dinner with a couple of girlfriends before a show at the kennedy center. Very festive atmosphere. Completely decked out for the holidays. The food was delicious, wine was tasty, and the service was great. I would definitely recommend Filomena for any special occasion or just a nice dinner out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant was recommended to me. The decorations for Christmas were outrageously tacky yet remarkably tasteful. We walked in and there was an older lady making fresh gnocchi and we were greeted by a man wearing a tuxedo. This restaurant was reminiscent of a mafia restaurant straight from the Christmas party in 'Goodfellas'. The food was expensive but the price made sense when you got the portions. One dish could easily be shared between two or three people. If you managed to eat one plate by yourself, your stomach must be huge. But who doesn't like a solid bang for their buck. The service was really good too. He was funny and conscientious but not over bearing. He made sure we had everything but we didn't feel rushed, even though there was a line forming out side. They packed up our food to take home, which I love. I really do not think guests should have to scrape off their leftovers ands box there food themselves! But here, they took care of that. Only complaint, they need bourbon soaked cherries for their Manhattans. Go check it out! You won't be disappointed, unless you're just an unhappy person in general. :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful food and service. We split two pasta dishes between 4. The cheese ravioli with meatballs and the rigatoni with home made sausage. They were excellent and the pasta is superbly made by the pasta-mamas in-house. Save room for their wonderful desserts. The cannoli is unbelievable. This is a Georgetown institution for a reason.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great time! This was a pre-concert, late afternoon meal, so restaurant wasn't jammed, and we were seated in an otherwise empty section in a corner banquette. Pasta was other-worldly. Best I ever tasted. Only down-side is that the price of the pasta is too high.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nico is an amazing server. I will request him next visit!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to Filomenas for our Dept Holiday Lunch and everything we had was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A perfect authentic Italian experience! The food is delicious... and the LINGUINI CARDINALE is to die for..YUMMMMM!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really could not rate the food since we were never able to order. Waited 5 minutes to be seated in a empty restaurant. Once seated waited 20 minutes to get a drink order, another 15 minutes to order appetizers. After 2 hours and no one stopping to get the rest of the order had to leave. It appeared they were more intent on serving several large groups who were there for holiday parties than a small table. Too bad, since the appetizers we did get were quite good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food, wonderful service, fun atmosphere!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have started a tradition of celebrating special holidays at Filomena. This has included Halloween and Christmas. We absolutely love the decorations for each occasion. We have also truly enjoyed the excellent food as well as the very attentive service that we have received. The wait staff has always made us feel very special. There are many great choices on the menu, and the specials always make the choice tough as we want to try them all. Our family is already talking about our next visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Italian. Hard to beat in DC. Fabulous pasta. Tough reservation. Servings good for a hungry man (except elders ... for whom there's enough for a take-home second). Linguini Cardinale (a Bill Clinton favorite back when he was fat, and President) contains a whole 'chicken' lobster. Great fried calamari. And sambuca and fruited cheesecake afterwards: perfect conclusions. \nCome hungry and enjoy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I visit whenever I can. Wonderful experience. Always excellent food and service. I tried the 20oz veal chop this time and it was outstanding. More than enough for 2 meals.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really heralded the festive Christmas season with it's over-the-top fabulous decorations! Very comfortable, welcoming. Desserts absolutely the best part of the meal!!\nWe expected Sunday brunch, which is still on their website and was discontinued some time ago, which we learned when we arrived at the restaurant. Allover a fun, festive time ; just don't go for brunch!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome is the best word to describe this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been to Filomena on four occasions. It is a family favorite whenever we travel to D.C. We all love Italian cuisine, and Filomena has a wonderful variety of choices. The food is delicious, the service is exceptional, and the holiday decorations are phenomenal, both at Christmas and Easter. Dining at Filomena is a truly magical experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was very good. Unlike previous visits the service was very slow and the waiter was very inattentive. We had to look for someone to bring us another soda. This was not the service we usually receive and have grown to expect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ambiance was very festive, fitting for the Holiday Season. Food and service was GREAT!.\nWill highly recommend to friends and family. Need a little bit of lighting though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The absolute best place to go around the holidays- amazing food, incredible atmosphere, top notch service and just an awesome experience in general. Would highly recommend it to absolutely everyone who loves great food and a good time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible. We love everything about Filomena's. The ambiance, the service, the food, the energy, etc. The Christmas decorations are a big bonus!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best place to go near the holidays, the restaurant is always decked out with decorations! Food is delicious - a little pricey but good quantity. Good for special occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food, service, and atmosphere were outstanding despite a busy Saturday evening in December. Our server Maria, and Dino the Maitre D were especially helpful in making the evening special.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Friends and I went to Filomena a few weeks before Christmas and were delighted by the decorations, the friendly staff and overwhelmed by how delicious the food was. It's definitely a little pricey (especially if you order 3 courses + wine like we did), but worth every penny! I will be back and would absolutely recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I always love dining at Filomena...the food is so delicious and service is wonderful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved the Christmas Decor and ambience with bells as the background music.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food, as usual, was outstanding. The service, usually impeccable, was not up to par.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Traditional Italian Dishes. On the pricey side and kind of jam in between tables due to the holiday dinner on weekend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food, service, and experience were all fantastic. The interior was a bit noisy, but I have no other complaints. The wine and cocktail selection was wonderful as well. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the neighborhood.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A great evening was had a Filomena. A Christmas wonderland, as it is decorated to the hilt. Food was excellent and service was even better. We travel somewhere different each year for our shared birthday and we were very happy to have spent it here. Thank you

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love the food here, and being able to see the women in the front window making the pasta as you come in and leave is also great. The desserts are just as good as the food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unbelievably delicious. Best tomato sauce I've ever eaten. Cheese ravioli in any sauce is amazing. Can't go wrong here!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's pretty loud and very dark in the restaurant. It's best to go with more than 2 people so you can share - portions are large, and for the price, you're better off sharing. The food is good, but not great - definitely overpriced for what it is. Our server was more interested in bs-ing with people than with actually serving. We waited 10 minutes from his first greeting to the time he took our order, and it didn't get better from there. I'd go again with more people, but this place wouldn't get a spot in my regular rotation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants. The delicious food is worth the trip! We were just there and the dining room was fabulously decorated for Christmas. You must go!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My third time visiting Filomena all the way from Miami. Excellent place, Amazing food!!!, beautiful decorations. I had the opportunity to see my favorite actor Denzel Washington. What else can I ask for?

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

the Christmas decorations were very festive and made me very glad to have selected this restaurant. however, the food, which was good was not spectacular. surprised at how cold the focaccia was. the deserts looks wonderful and i can vouch for the Cannoli which was the best ever.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious, but the portions were way too big and a little overpriced

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely outstanding. Great food, large portions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous Meal! Christmas Decor over the top! Will definitely put on my must do list every time I'm in DC

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

An absolute must try if you're in the DC area. Ask the wait staff their favorites. Their recommendations are trustworthy. Every part of my experience was enjoyable. And save room for dessert!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Terrible - food overcooked, underspiced, of low quality ingredients. Meats were bland and over-breaded; pasta was limp and tasteless. Pleasant service but jam-packed tables make for excessively noisy and intrusive conversations from neighboring tables.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

You can't go wrong if you love Italian. The portion sizes are big enough to share or just have your own and be prepared for a doggie bag.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you need a holiday pick me up, this is the place to go just for the decorations alone. As a bonus, the food is so tasty, very hot and fresh ingredients. We came out of town for a birthday dinner for our college student on a Sunday at 3 with reservations. The lunch menu was in service at that time. The service is excellent!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

the food here is very dated. Its not bad per-say, but its not great or even good. Its no better than thousands of other middle of the road italian places you can find all over the usa. the prices are really really high. I think it cost $9.99 for two medium sized meatballs...thats pretty steep. The service was rushed, and a little sloppy...the decor was over the top, but fun. I dont think i will ever eat here again. the 'cannoli' was just gross. It came out with a huge blob of creamy goo between two disks of sugar. We were walking to our car and a homeless man asked for food, I said, 'Oh. we have some meatballs'...he said 'from Filomena?' I said ' yes' he said 'no thanks, their food makes me sick to my stomach.'

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic food, service & atmosphere. As good as what you will eat in Italy. Save room for dessert- it's worth it! Service was excellent- waiters do not hover like some places which we like. It was packed on a Sunday night & everyone seemed to be having fun. We all got a different pasta dish & all cooked to perfection. Enjoy!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were highly recommended this restaurant by our friend and had a 6:30 reservation for Friday night. The line was long when we arrived but we were seated immediately. Unfortunately, right next to the huge Christmas tree and totally in the way of every waiter. They didn't any other table available. The ambiance is cozy but in general it is extremely loud inside the restaurant and one has to like the very bright Christmas decoration. Our waiter Roberto dropped the menus at our table and only came back to take our order. He didn't make small talk or gave us the feeling we were welcomed. He seemed stressed and made no recommendations. He took our order, served a bottle of wine, never refilled our glasses and made us feel very uncomfortable when we sat for a while to enjoy our wine after dinner and other guests were waiting for tables. It seemed as if he wanted us gone in no time. Another waiter brought bread and pesto as a dip which was absolutely delicious. When I asked what he had brought, he gave us an unfriendly look and rushed to explain quickly. \nThe portions are HUGE and a little over-priced. The food quality though is amazing and it's real great Italian food! Not a place for a quiet date night with personal service. While the pasta was great, I wouldn't go back to somewhere where I felt not welcome at all.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our table was given away in less than 10 minutes despite my confirming our reservation. Then we waited almost 20 minutes which really was annoying since we had a show to get to.\nThe place is so crowded and the tables so tightly squeezed together, it was uncomfortable.\nAlso, the meals are SO HEAVY and filling, I felt so bloated by the time I left (which felt like 20 minutes). The food came out too fast (almost within 5 minutes of ordering- we didn't ask our waiter to rush) I felt rushed.\nThe decor is over the top Christmas so that was something to see, but the whole place felt\nclaustrophobic and dated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding meal, generous portions\nrecommend sharing a meal and dessert.\nWill definitely return soon.\nMake Reservations!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was amazing. So fresh and flavorerful. Our waiter Vito was attentive and informative.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Arrived a little early and had to wait until it opened to be seated, but definitely worth it. The pasta was fresh and the cream sauce was truly delicious. Highly recommend it to my friends.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had to wait almost an hour to sit down even though we had 7:30 reservations- booked almost 2 months in advance. We did have seats near the bar area but seating is limited and it was very crowded so bit of uncomfortable wait. Once we were seated at the table though - service was fabulous. The food is very good here. Large portions and rich - great for leftover. However it is also quite expensive. Definitely for me this is restaurant only for special occasions.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife makes better Italian food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing dinner-ambiance-warm atmosphere-totally put us in the Christmas spirit. But seriously amazing food. Save room for the killer desserts. Loved the francellico with their to die for coffee.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing restaurant! Loved everything, will be back sooner than later

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

AMAZING! We heard from a friend who visited DC that Filomena was a great date night or birthday celebration place. We were so excited to try it! It was unbelievable! The portions were enough to share and bring some home :) I loved all the Christmas decorations all over the restaurant! I couldn't be happier and can't wait to go again! We are from Florida and wish there was a Filomena here!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, service, atmosphere. Best Italian restaurant in Georgetown.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is very good. Portions are very large. Quality is very good. Come hingry. \n\nEnjoy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best Italian place I've ever been to. A HUGE must do if you're in town.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

great Italian food and cozy, festive holiday ambiance... excellent service ! I would come again. Also LOVE that the noise level is very low, even when the dining room is full

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love coming to Filomena every year around the holidays. The decor, ambiance, quality service, and delicious food always make it such a lovely experience! The gnocchi is my favorite dish with the hearty meat sauce - - delicious!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service and food were very good. I was disappointed in our seating. The restaurant is almost empty for lunch at 3:00, yet we were seated next to the salad bar with a view of all the waiter activity. The salad bar was even dissembled while we had our lunch. I wish that I rejected the seating. Next week, I will be coming again. This time I hope the seating is much better.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice and welcoming restaurant. Was a little over decorated for Halloween which took a little away from the ambiance. Food was very good, but a little expensive for simple, traditional Italian food. If it was in NY rather than DC, not sure it would be considered one of the top restaurants in its genre. Overall very good experience, but didn't quite live up to the hype...wife and I won't be rushing back for seconds...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Although the tables are set up pretty close to one another, you don't get that overcrowded feeling when being in this restaurant. It is perfect for a party of two, or a party of 10. The servers are experienced, courteous, and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious.\n\nTip: Be sure to understand the portions of the dessert before ordering. The eclair can easily feed two people, maybe more.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and superb Italian dining. Every nook and cranny was filled to overflowing with Christmas decor which was a plus.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went to celebrate my wife's birthday. Even after being told of the occasion twice, they were callous and did not come out to sing birthday song. They did remember to sing for quite a few other guests though. Small gesture comes a long way. I am never going back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

always a place 2 dine when n D.C., excellent service, food & ambiance , dined there twice this visit 2 the city

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

always a place 2 dine when n D.C., excellent service, food & ambiance

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was excellent; highly recommended. Will go back again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time! Waiter was pushy, very dark everyone around us needed to use their cell phone to read menu. Food was outstanding , best manicotti I have ever had. Prices online were much more affordable than when we received menu at restaurant. Almost left but very glad we stayed!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Can't beat the atmosphere, especially around the holidays. Love the decorations! The food has been incredible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place actually lived up to the hype. It was cozy and decorated for the holidays, which was charming. Loved the salad bar and the strawberry cheesecake. Glad we had a reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere . We will go back with friends.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have a gluten allergy. I requested the gluten free penne pasta and received regular, wheat pasta. It's my fault that I didn't realize my pasta wasn't penne and therefore wasn't gluten free until after I had already eaten but if a restaurant is going to offer gluten free options, they should do a better job of making sure the correct item is served.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, excellent service, but extremely crowded and uncomfortable room. Although the entire experience was very good, I have to say the room is uncomfortable, crowded and noisy. Definitely not the place for an intimate meal with conversation, but all in all a good time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A truly unique experience. One of a kind atmosphere, terrific food, and impeccable service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

visit to Washington DC for Thanksgiving Weekend. Tough to get reservation but well worth it . Choices were abundant, service excellent , portions were huge and very caloric . Not a place to go if you are watching your weight. Fun evening , all meals were served hot and tasty.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was terrible. The staff was very cold, acted like we were a bother and it became a joke because there were a lot of staff but the were distant and rude. \n\nBoth my friend and my Food came to table cold and when asked to heat it up the waiter got mad at us. Then the neighbors on the next table asked the same thing and the staff looked at them and walked away. The people next to us got up and left in the middle of their meal. \n\nIn the next table they said. 'Sir my food is cold' and the waiter said. If we hear it. It will get mushy. It's best to eat as is.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant - service was not as good as I was used to

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a restaurant for tourists, nothing impressed me and food was below average. \nI would not recommend this restaurant to people who are looking for good food which is what matters after all.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed myself at this restaurant. I have and will always recommended.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Kitschy decor, solid food, spotty service. A good once-in-awhile type place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dinner was exquisite and customer service was good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I will return again. Great for kids too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

All was great but they had no record of the reservation. It seemed to be an open table problem. Fortunately, they worked hard to seat our group of 6.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've been dining here for years when we want a special dining experience. We love the decor--lots of flowers--and the food and service are always up to expectations. The desserts are scrumptious and huge--large enough to share. The strawberry shortcake was unbelievable. After dinner bottles of Sambuca and Amaretto are left on your table to enjoy. We had a reservation but many walk-ins were waiting in hopes of being seated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was deicious and service was excellent. Although the restaurant was very busy, we did not have to wait long for our food and everything came out just right. We can't wait to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our favorite restaurant in Georgetown always delivers top notch food and service. Will continue to be our go to for special occasions!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic! It's a birthday tradition now. I feel like I'm in my Italian grandmothers kitchen when I'm there.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Way overrated and unbelievably overpriced. Wish we went somewhere else.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I stumbled across Filomena while we were visiting Georgetown on vacation to DC. We were unable to get in as walk-ins on Friday night without reservations...so we made sure we made reservations for Sunday night. So glad we did, the food was phenomenal and the atmosphere was terrific. Will definitely go again...next time we are in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hands down the best italian food in DC. The added salad bar for lunch was a perfect addition

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What A Hot Spot!!! This Authentic Restaurant is a must dine!!! The very best Italian Food I have ever had!!! They started off with the BREAD!!!! Totally awesome!!! My Family was in town and this was recommended to us. We all ordered something different so we could taste a variety of dishes. Glad we did!!! Everything was great. Found out this Restaurant has a history of a long list of Celebrities who have dine here. This will be a must stop every time we are in town!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I am from the Boston area and always make it a point to get to Filomena's when in the DC area. Outstanding food, ambiance and wine list. A bit crowded and noisy but that does not take away from the fantastic food. I have had many dishes and none disappoint. I highly recommend this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our second visit. Fun decor, like an Italian grandmother's dining room. Attentive but not hovering service. Plenty of choices. The light level is low so take a small flashlight to read the extensive menu. A happy place. Everyone is smiling.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food had excellent presentation and great flavor.\nUnfortunately, our server was almost non-existent and by the time we did receive our food, it was lukewarm. \nEveryone around us that ordered after us got our food, but we waited over 30 minutes to receive ours.\nWill definitely go back, just hope we get a different server.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We recently had dinner with the restaurant decked out in all it's holiday glory! Really pretty. The food was excellent too. My husband said his 'La Familia' dish was just like his little Italian grandmother used to make. He wants to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, the food and service at Filomena's was superb. My wife and I have been dining here for 31 years now and it is our 'go to' dining destination. My wife had the crab cake special and they were excellent, very little filler and loaded with lump crab meat. I had the Festivale en Venezia with the cardinal sauce instead of the brandy marinara sauce and it is superb done like this. I've gotten several acquaintances to get this dish prepared this way and they love it. We'll be back in a couple of weeks for my birthday.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to Filomena while visiting DC from out of town. In typical US tourist fashion, we were trying to do it all, so we arrived at 5:00 for dinner knowing that we needed to be back in DC proper for an evening tour of the monuments by 7:00.\n\nWe informed our waiter of our deadline, and he made sure we got our food fast without sacrificing the great service experience. In the end, we wished we had canceled the tour so that we could have lingered at this hospitable restaurant.\n\nI'm not a foodie, but I had the mushroom manicotti, and it was exceptional. My husband loved his swordfish and the young adults were happy with their chicken parm.\n\nDessert was to die for and the Amaretto was the perfect end to the meal.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I just visited Filomena's while on a weekend trip to DC. I hadn't been there since I moved away in 2008 and was excited for the Sunday brunch. The place was busy, but they honored our reservation time and we were seated promptly. Unfortunately the buffet was not what I remembered. Three of the serving trays were completely empty and it took the server several minutes to replenish them. Same was true for the dessert table. The food was good, but the service was only fair. Perhaps there has been a change in management or they were understaffed that day. Regardless, the buffet should have been closely monitored and replenished before the trays were completely empty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena was an amazing dining experience! Everything from our server to our dessert made our dining experience fabulous. I was there on a double date, and both parties loved every single part of our experience. We were there for Restaurant Week and all three courses had excellent choices to represent the restaurant. We will definitely be visiting Filomena again. I absolutely recommend the lasagna. It was simply delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, Filomena's never disappoints. Great food, service and atmosphere. This is our 31st year dining at Filomena's.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fried mozzarella, lobster fettuccine, and fresh bread with homemade pesto were outstanding. Authentic decor and ambiance added to a real Italian experience. Service was exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Now into our 32nd year of dining at Filomena's, we have always enjoyed terrific food and service. Try the Festivale en Venezia but have it done with the cardinal sauce instead of the marinara - outstanding!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best Italian food in DC!! The who's who of customers is overwhelming including Presidents and actors.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food quality is excellent for a 'red sauce' restaurant. Appetizers (arancini, sausage & peppers) were very good. Pasta likewise was very good, though - like most things at Filomena's - is over-sauced. Wine choice, a primitivo from Puglia, was very good as well.\nTables could be a little further apart to avoid bumping elbows and probably nothing can be done about the loudness.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Would give this 10+stars. Nothing like it. Felt like I was in Italy at my grandmother's fancy dining room\nThe best of everything and then some

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was very interested in this location. I had hear so much about it and had visited once before. It was a pleasure to share this establishment with my friends. We all enjoyed the cuisine and the atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Consistently great food and superior service. The perfect place to go on a cold night when you want to relax with friends over a bottle of wine and a bowl of pasta.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant was raved about by several friends and acquaintances, but I found it mediocre at best. It was very cramped with many tables in close quarters. The service was great, but myself and dining companion found the food to be average, not really any better than we could prepare at home. The portions were huge, but the prices were high. Probably would not return here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love Filomena every time I go! Great atmosphere with superb service. The food is to die for and I always have leftovers! Splurge and get some dessert too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

While on the pricey side, Filomena is well worth it. I went with my boyfriend for a night out and small celebration and it was prefect. Everyone that works there is there to ensure your dining experience goes well. the food was fast, service was pleasant, and everything tasted phenomenal. I would recommend to anyone!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was actually pretty good. Took some time for some of the food to come but no longer then anyone else. What happens when you enjoy home cooked meal I guess. Lol

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We flew to WDC from Milwaukee in order to take a retired Colonel (friend) to Filamena's for Veteran's Day. I made the reservations well in advance. My friend lives in VA, but has never been to your restaurant, and since I've had numerous meals at Filamena's in previous years, I could not wait to share a wonderful dinner with him and his wife. Unfortunately, this was not the case. We had an early reservation (5:30 p.m.), and we were seated immediately. Our waiter appeared to be rushed, and became a bit testy when we were not ready to order immediately since we were still sharing a wonderful conversation. I've not met his wife, and we were engaged in a conversation. After dinner the bus boys reached over us a number of times clearing our napkins and glasses which became a bit embarrassing since I spoke so highly of your restaurant. The table where we were seated was next to another table the staff was preparing for a large dinner party. I can only believe they needed out table of 4 to add to the long table they were preparing for the next dinner party, which took away from our once-a-year Filamena's experience on this occasion. Since we only get to WDC once per year - I am hesitant to bring future guests and fight traffic across town from Andrews AFB in the future in order to receive such poor service. I know we will return since my husband loves your Osco Buco, but I don't believe we will be bringing any guests. This dinner meant a lot to us, and I gave your restaurant high praise when telling my friends about your restaurant - unfortunately, on this particular evening your staff did not deliver. Sorry for the poor review - but for such an expensive dinner I expected more.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Probably my favorite Italian restaurant in the DC area. I've never had anything but a great meal with excellent service each time I've been. Great for any occasion. Highly recommend giving it a shot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant is one of the nosiest fine dining restaurants I've been to in DC and the decorations are kitschy, but you'd be hard pressed to find better Italian food in Washington, D.C. We've been here several times and each time we've been well taken care of and the food has been excellent. \n\nOn the appetizer menu, we recommend the ravioli and the stuffed mushrooms. On the main menu any of the seafood dishes. \n\nFor dessert, the Tiramisu. As a treat, you will be served Amaretto or Sambuca with your dessert free of charge - our favorite part of the meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our service was amazing and the food was even better. My husband and I went there for lunch on a Sunday because we were too late to make reservations for the evening before. If you want to make reservations for weekends, book early! We were visiting DC for a kid free weekend and this was one of our stops. The town of Georgetown is so nice. Plenty of shopping and traffic! Parking couldn't have been easier as there is a parking garage right across the street. The rates were a bit high for my liking.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

How is it possible, 3rd gen Washintonian 50+ years old has never eaten here. What a gem. Foodies would probably say otherwise . Fome

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The 'cannoli ' inspired dessert is a lifetime favorite- not like a regular cannoli. Very well done and sinful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect restaurant to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. Menu selection, from appetizers to desert, is extensive. Wine selection is the same. Food sources include local vendors. Impeccable service. Crowded but well-managed. We were dressed 'business casual,' but saw a range of casual to formal attire. As many families as dates were there. Parking garage across the street. Pricey, but worth it---ambience, service, food were outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was fantastic and lots of it. Pasta, fish and traditional Italian was superb. The place was all done up in some outrageous Halloween decorations and was really something to see. Short walk from the Ritz Hotel.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such a special place! Very busy for a Wednesday night and our table was a bit close to our neighbors but it really was no problem. Filomena's still serves some of the best food in town! It's been years since my husband and I had been but our 20th anniversary was a worthy occasion for the splurge! They have the best tomato sauce and the 'Pasta Mama's' make the most delicious hand-prepared pasta's. The fish and veal dishes we had were amazing - cooked to perfection- and the cheese cake - heaven! The wait staff is top notch! Our server gave wonderful recommendations and was attentive without hovering. All-in-all, a fantastic evening that we are definitely looking forward to repeating for our next big event - our son's 18th birthday!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wow! Awesome Christmas Decor!\nThe absolute best red sauce I have ever eaten. The pasta was amazing and the cheesecake is a not to be missed treat. We can't wait to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding quality pasta! Service was excellent by Carmelo. He does a great job helping to navigate the menu and final selections. Overall, outstanding cuisine.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is amazing and the portions are massive! Two to three people can easily share a dish.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were at Filomena for the opening and have dined there every time we have returned to Washington. The food is just as good as opening night over thirty years ago. We were there for dinner last week. The service was excellent, the entree still too large, the desert elegent and the gladioli exquisite.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

There were 6 of us there and all of as were astonished with great food, very good service and cozy suroundings. Fabiano was serving us and he was excellent, knowledgable but unobtrusing. A bit noisy but that's the way with friends☺️. All in all great recommendations!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Expensive for what it was - a bowl of pasta for $30 😳. Portions are huge, so definitely share! Otherwise busy, hustle bustle restaurant with tables very close together.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant needs maintenance ASAP: the air vents are rusted and need paint, the main stairs to go down to the restaurant is in need of basic repairs, furniture is old, no table cloths. The restaurant is too loud, dark and the service is SO SLOW. Waited 15 minutes for a complimentary glass of water after a long wait for the table.\nThe food is ok but overpriced. Our bill was $150 not including tip for two people without any type of liquor.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Be ready to wait more than half an hour even if you made reservations. The food was very good though!!!! I'd go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not a place for romantic conversation but who cares! The place was packed during a week that every restaurant we visited was slow. Make sure to have reservations!\nService with JJ aka Fabio was superlative! Food was fantastic from the bread to Fig salad toShrimp risotto with their famous lobster sauce. The cannoli was the most unusual presentation yet the best I have ever had! Loved the food but wished the noise level was a few decibels lower.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

UNREAL Italian cuisine. Pristine service and fantastic ambiance. Will be back!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

A joke of an Italian restaurant. Only DC people would like it. If you are a NY'er forget it. Recommended by the Clintons (all you have to know).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I picked this restaurant at random.It has been a great and unforgettable experience.the food, the decoration and the service are great.\nOur only surprise is that we were not infomed of the size of the plates. They were huge.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

From Toronto but every time I visit DC I make sure we go to Filomenia's for dinner. The food is always amazing. Can never go wrong if you dine here. Something for everyone to love!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a MUST when we come to D. C. Love the Pasta Momma. Always have picture made with her!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant was very dark which I found unappealing. Service was good with the exception of our server. He was very unpleasant and did not explain anything well\nThe best part of the service was the lovely lady making pasta. She was very friendly and helpful

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We found this restaurant because supposedly it was Bill Clinton's favorite. Well Bill has wonderful taste and it was a great place to eat. Everything you could want in a restaurant experience was here. There are more servers than tables! Look forward to the next trip to DC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best Italian Restaurant in DC area. Always a treat to go to when we are celebrating almost anything.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Host Mack' was excellent. Some dinners arrived lukewarm. It was too big of a group (8) to make a fuss. Food not as great as previous engagements.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A reservation must be made 7 to 10 days in advance. We have been here at least four times and it has always been a great experience. It isa bit noisy with birthday parties and such but that does not distract from the total experience. The restaurant is always beautifully decorated and the wait staff could not be more attentive.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crazy busy ... Wonderful food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been dining here for more than 7 years and we have always had a terrific dining experience. We dined there recently for my wife's birthday the day after Christmas. The food was great. Service was terrific! Thanks again for a memorable experience.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wasn't a fan at all. Meals too big, heavy and stodgy. Most dishes very heavy handed with cream. Very old fashioned food not fresh, modern or light

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had a reservation for five at Filomena's for a Sunday evening at 7:30. I didn't expect it to be busy, but it was packed.....and loud. We weren't seated until almost 8:00. I must admit, I've lived in the area for 20 years, but this was the first time to this restaurant. On the positive side, the service was very good. Prompt, attentive, and courteous. On the negative side, the bar is very small and seems geared more toward getting drinks for the wait staff to serve than serving drinks directly to customers. So if you have to wait any length of time to be seated, don't plan on doing it at the bar. Also, the restaurant is downstairs -- literally down a long narrow flight of stairs -- which is a little awkward for the elderly and handicapped. And, lastly, the food. Although the food was definitely good, it wasn't the 'knock your socks off' good that one would expect for the price (it is pricey) and from a Washington, DC, institution like Filomena's. It was ok good. I got the distinct impression that Filomena's was THE place for the the Washington elite to eat at at one time. Then the tourists got wind of it and started to go. As more tourists came, the Washington elite went elsewhere. So where there was once excellent food, there's now ok food for the masses. Same thing happened with Tavern on the Green in NYC (now closed) and Old Ebbitt Grill in downtown DC. Anyway, I would go back for a special occasion or if someone was visiting from out of town, but wouldn't go for typical Friday night dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great italian food...fresh pasta, fresh bread, liveley atmosphere. I am ready to go back again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

3rd time visiting Filomena while we are in Washington DC. Food is great every time. Seven hungry college students in the group who all went home full wand happily with leftovers.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a delicious meal there last Sunday night. The restaurant was packed despite it being a Sunday. The tables are really packed in there so it is noisy and crowded but it doesn't negatively affect the service. We shared a prosciutto plate to start as well as a salad and then we had various pastas for our main courses. The portions were very generous and everything was delicious. We ordered a tiramisu to share for dessert and it would have fed 6! With dessert and coffee, our waiter brought out pitchers of sambuca and amaretto for complimentary after dinner drinks. We'll definitely be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great quality and variety. Menu is extensive and can be personalized. Service is top notch. Portions are HUGE--entrees can easily be shared. Love the complimentary Sambuca and Amaretto at the end. Always fun and always crowded.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

There were 3 of us. We all had specialty pasta dishes which were outstanding. All ingredients very fresh and cooked to perfection. On Sunday night it was packed and noisy but this seemed to add to the fun and ambiance rather than being a negative.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a lovely restaurant but very busy. The waiters do their best but service is brusque. The food is expensive with generous portions but is very heavy to a fault. Fish is drowned in butter and risotto or pasta so fatty it congeals once cold. One might not expect Heart smart but there is no need to have so much fat and cream that the flavor of the ingredients is masked

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were a group of 7 (including three kids) and we were seated right by the main entrance which was perfect. It was vibrant and active so no one noticed how loud our kids were. Lol! The service was amazing with all our extra requests (extra napkins, utensils, plates and spoons for sharing). Drinks were strong and delicious! The food ... I can't begin to express how delicious everything was. We ordered the meatballs and rice balls to start and it was so scrumptious!! I ordered the Linguine Cardinale and it was sooooo good and so much lobster meat! I was so happy to have leftovers because it was still so delicious the next day! (Leftovers don't skeeve me even though it was seafood.)\nI cannot wait to return and dine here again. There are more things I want to try on the menu and am happy to take all leftovers home to enjoy the next day. Desserts were decadent and beautifully presented. I especially loved that at the end, they gave us free servings of sambuca and amaretto. Very nice touch. Highly recommend this place. Say hi to the nice lady in the store front making fresh pasta!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ver active restaurant. The food was okay. I had the very pricey veal chop and unfortunately it was prepared in a fryer rather than panfried as it shoul be. The coating was thick and gummy with an overwhelming amount of sauce. Too bad that the delicate flavor of veal was totally lost. We have been coming here occasionally when visiting DC for over 30 years. I do feel the quality has gone way down. However the staff is fabulous, service almost too fast, and the end of the meal brings out Amaretto and Sambucca which is a really nice touch. Won't be going again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such an amazing place with wonderful Halloween decor. The food and service were both noteworthy! We will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I usually come here when I'm in DC. The food is consistently great and the staff are very very friendly! They make you feel like family.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Eaten here many times and each time, it feels like the first time. Went for dinner and between the Valentine's Day decorations and the warmth of the room, it felt cozy. The service was impeccable, the food mouth-watering and the wine was tremendous. Can't say enough about this restaurant. Been 5 times over 5 year period and it never loses its charm and the food has been amazing each and every time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What an amazing piece of Italy tucked into Georgetown. It's a little tricky to find but once you do you won't be disappointed. The portions are huge so if you can't take home leftovers, think about sharing. Hands down the best cannoli ever!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ate here on our last visit and really wanted to come back. Love the food and the portions are so huge we could have split one meal. The service was a bit disappointing. I had to ask a second time for the glass of wine that I ordered and my friend never did get her beverage although it was on the bill.\nAll in all it's a great place. The desserts look so good I only wish I had been able to try one. It I was too ful from the yummy meal.\nI was a bit surprised to pay for water. I know it is done in Europe but it was my first time in the US when ordering still and not sparkling water.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service! Food is fantastic. Price is right.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It could have been the best Italian dinner I've ever had!The entire experience was fantastic.Ive never been there before and the host made me feel like I've been his friend for 40 years.The wAiter was great,food great,desert was great.I cant say great enough.The best part was when they put amaretto and sambuca out on the table at the end.Every one should be able to have a great night out like we did.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed our experience greatly! The ambience, service and food was amazing! We will be returning very soon and looking forward to it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food. Very savory. Courteous staff. Professional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

great place to dine, I would recommend it for any event.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had the calamari as an appetizer which was absolutely phenomenal. The chef did something special for me. He made me raviolis with their special lobster sauce and chunk lobster meat. Also, very good. My husband had the Sunday sauce with pasta, meatballs, sausage and pork. We had a 7:30 reservation and were taken promptly, I did feel like they were rushing us a little. I asked to have my meal wrapped, but instead, it was disposed of. \nThe host came to our table and apologized and made me some additional ravioli. \nHe then offered us an after dinner drink, which I noticed was offered to everyone, prior to us having this problem. Overall, at little disappointed that we were rushed since we were celebrating a special anniversary, however, the food did make up for it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the meatballs! Definite a must have :) Delicioso !!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place ! \n\nFood was to die for!! Love the macadamia nut cake !! And the fried mozzarella and Parmesan mashed potatoes! \n\nI recommend this place !! Is definitely a place\nTo\nTry in the Georgetown area

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Big portions even for restaurant week and I would definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food, great service. Enormous portions. Wonderfully authentic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had not been to Filomena's for over 10 years, and visited to take a colleague. The food remains as spectacular as before. Since the Fettucini was made that day, I had it with their 'Sunday' gravy, which includes two short ribs, 2 meatballs and a sausage. OMG - THIS WAS AWESOME. I was raised in family of Italian restaurant owners, and the quality of this meal was great. The service was also exceptional, and very accomodating. Also, the salad before the meal was excellent. I only wish I had room for the awesome desserts on display. \n\nThe restaurant was decorated for Halloween - which is a big thing in Georgetown. I kind of wish it was tempered a bit, but that was the only issue. I continue to dream about going back soon - and I plan to. YOU MUST TRY THIS PLACE!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

excellent food and service once the table assignment got worked out. we made reservations for three and they put us at a table for two.\n\npumpkin cheesecake -- yum!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lobster pasta incredible. Amarone della Vallpolicella recommendation for wine was spot on.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Carefully prepared pasta dishes with unique flavors. European-style service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love this place; the food, ambiance and staff! My only warning is that it is difficult to hear when you are in a large group or have someone in the party with a hearing impairment because of background noise.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had already finished off the bottle of wine as we waited for an almost an hour after we ordered for our entries to be served. So the timing of the meal was horrible. Our Server only checked on 2-3 times during 2+hrs we were there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent BUT the size of the size of the servings were WAY TOO BIG!!!! In fact, each serving could easily feed 4 or more people comfortably. I should have suspected this by the prices, but I strongly feel that the server should have warned us so that we could adjust our order according. I guess the best way to look at this experience is that we had 5 good sized 'doggie bags' and enough food to meet our needs for the next week. \n\nBottom line: 'Would I go back?' The answer is 'yes', but with knowledge of how to order.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding seafood risotto. It was loud and the tables are too close together. But very tasty Italian and friendly waiters.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unique atmosphere and very friendly service, this was our first visit but definitely not our last!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were referred by a friend to dine here. It was fantastic and the cannoli was the best I've ever had!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always fun, always good food. A must when in G-Town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always fantastic food and great atmosphere. Love the complimentary Sambuca and Amaretto at the end.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal with excellent customer service! There are so many choices on the menu but I honestly dont think you could go wrong with anything listed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything is always amazing here no matter what you pick!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and tremendous service. Best Italian food we have ever had in DC.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have been there many times and the food an the service is very good. the home made pasta is outstanding. Portions are too large and better off served family style. Servers are gracious & attentive. We had reservations and still had to wait as people kept arriving. Thanks for another great evening!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was in the Washington, D.C. area recently, and tried Filomena for a Friday night birthday dinner based on all the great reviews you see online. On the positive side, the staff was all quite friendly, the service was attentive, the food was very good, and the portions were generous to say the least. I don't think I saw anyone leave the place without a 'to-go' bag. Dinner for two, and we both left with 1/2 of an entree to take back to the hotel fridge. The Sambuca & Amaretto offerings at the close of dinner are a fantastic touch as well - loved that. There are also nice notes on the menu telling what various notable celebrities & politicians have liked about certain dishes on the menu, which is fun to read. \n\nThe restaurant was decorated early for Halloween (in mid-September), which gave it kind of a quirky touch...the hostess explained that they decorate to excess for 4 holidays that were Filomena's favorites (Halloween, Easter, Valentine's & Christmas if I recall correctly). Not quite what I envisioned overall, but nothing wrong with it either. I would note that some of the tables are *very* close together, and the place is vibrant & loud. We were seated next to another couple, and could hear essentially their entire conversation throughout dinner....some of which they probably did not want us to hear. :)\n\nIf you are looking for a quiet, romantic place for a meal...my experience was that Filomena is not your place. If you want a good, authentic Italian meal & don't mind a bit of noise & being in close proximity to your dining neighbors, then the place will be right up your alley.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love this place. It's quirky and charming while still being romantic, with great lighting. The service every time I've been there has been really amazing, they have a great wine selection and the pasta is seriously incredible. HUGE portions, so you'll definitely have leftovers. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always excellent food - cooked to perfection and served with consistently impeccable service. \nThere's a reason it takes weeks to get a weekend reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great every time! Never disappoints, can't wait to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Seated promptly. Service right away. Food was out in no time, and great as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was tasty and had a good selection on the lunch menu. The dessert list was extensive and we had the 'open faced' cannoli with a crisp vanilla tasting shell and pistachio nuts & chocolate in the ricotta filling - excellent! The service was a bit slow on the hot teat and refill request but the food and pleasant wait staff made up for it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Remarkable place! Can't think of the adjective that fully describe this experience! Food is delicious and service outstanding!\nThank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Recently took a trip to Washington,DC to look at colleges for my son. Dining can often be a challenge as he is gluten and dairy free. This restaurant had great food and a knowledgeable server who was able to direct my son which foods were good choices. The meal was excellent and included a tasty gluten free pasta.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best restaurants we have eaten at. Always a go to for special occasions!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful as always. Tight space but adds to atmosphere. Glitzy decorations as usual.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our serving team was wonderful and very attentive to our table. However, the food is very lacklustre. Very American style pasta I presume - far from authentic Italian cuisine. I will take a pass next time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dining experience \nMy second visit and well worth it.\nFood is authentic, well presented and delicious.\nPortions large.\nService professional and prompt \nOnly criticism is that the table was too small for all the items. We had to put glasses on the floor to make room.\nWould return in a heartbeat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is some of the best Italian food I've ever had! The service was excellent and wine list was very good. The only two items that were a negative were the high noise level and weird, gaudy Halloween decorations.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Over priced! Charged extra $5.00 for butter & cheese on the plain pasta ($16.00) for our son

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dine here for our special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, holidays). My adult kids usually ask for it and we have always enjoyed the experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were a table of two. The tables were very close together, and there were loud people on both sides, making it almost impossible for us to hear each other. This was unfortunate, as there were other tables available, but we were all scrunched together in one area of the restaurant. I've eaten here many times, and have not had this problem. The manager on duty did not seem to care, though the server, Rafael, was very understanding and accommodating after we took it upon ourselves to relocate to a nearby table for two.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

While visiting DC, this place was recommended to us. Wanted to like this restaurant but it left us disappointed. Service started strong but didn't end well. After 30 minutes, it's like our server completely forgot about us. The positive, the food was pretty good and this is somewhat of a historic restaurant particularly if the story of Filomena is true. Portions are huge so if you must go, you can definitively split entrees and/or eat family style.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great italian food . Worth visiting when in D.C. Great desserts!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Impressive as always!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of our favorite Italian restaurants in the DC area. Food, drinks, service are impeccable. Never had a bad experience at Filomena's and we've been dining there for more than 30 years.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great and Gino, our waiter, was absolutely fabulous. The restaurant was loud and we were tucked into a high traffic area, but the meal was prompt and we never felt forgotten with several people checking in on our experience. We truly enjoyed the Amaretto cordial. True hospitality. We're now hoping to go for my daughter's graduation dinner.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Extremely bad service. Mediocre food. Overpriced. Over-decorated.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just wasn't the best experience. It's sometimes really good on all fronts and sometimes it is just okay. Good thing we had a coupon...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Some of the best Italian food I have had in any major city. The food and flavors were excellent and the portions were huge, but great for left-overs. Highly recommend this restaurant for authentic Italian food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fab restaurant. you dont need to get starter. main course is more than enough. lovely

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Considerably overstated but the long queues even early in evening say that people are easily persuaded. Lightning was 20% below acceptable and noise level 20% above. Food was good but prices too high. As first time visitors concerning examples of manipulation- missing pages of menu for standard pasta and wine by the glass. Overall a disappointment

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service at Filomena were both outstanding! We had a wonderful dining experience and would definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you want traditional Italian with lots of pasta and sauce, this is the place. Come with an appetite. The servings are plentiful with left overs all around. This is traditional I guess Southern Italian- pasta, red sauces, lots of food. Service is very attentive but they try to get you out as quick as possible. We had a good time and enjoyed the food but they're quick to get you in and out. Definitely make a reservation. There was a crowd on a Friday night at 9PM when we were leaving so it is a go to place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious! We enjoyed the entire experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food, great service, fantastic wine list, and totally authentic. Worth every penny. Definitely make reservations and if you're going to be late, CALL. Traffic was terrible and we were going to miss our reservation but we called and got right in, even 20 minutes late. Others were not so lucky because they didn't call. They got in eventually but had to wait.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

ANTON WAS FABULOUS! Best food around!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous!!! As Always!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The staff was wonderful. The food was very good and dessert was wonderful. It is a bit noisey and you are seated very close to others so it can be difficult to talk.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Aranci balls are a must. Place was wonderfully decked out for Halloween.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Coming from new haven with many authentic Italian restaurants just like this, the food is Over priced but very very good. Can't go there every week like you would be able to in new haven for the same Quality of food but would consider going back on a special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made reservations for Filomena's as my coworkers and I had to attend mandatory training in Washington DC had heard from a Nother coworker what a wonderful Italian restaurant it was . We dined there on Tuesday, November 1 so there Halloween decoration was up stale it was a little creepy but otherwise they had our table ready we were all comfortable the waiters were excellent our dinner was excellent everybody kept thanking me for making the reservation we walked quite away from Foggy Bottom Metro to get there and they all even said it was worth the walk . Most of us had leftovers if you had dessert I don't know how because the food was so feeling but the dessert was excellent also can't say enough and actually told some other people at our conference about it and they went later in the week .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena is a well-located establishment and the price/portion ratio is optimal. It is a great restaurant for couples and business eat-outs. The service was not on point the day we got there but it was still a good service. We didn't care for the pink lighting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is the second time that I have gone there win my friend. The food is amazing. The decor is very old times Italian, just like the food. Everything on the menu is delicious. I usually get the Canneloni Frutti di Mare which is phenomenal. My friend got the shrimp and scallops ravioli and she said it was amazing. The food never disappoints! \n\nThe restaurant is always hustling, which adds to the homey feel, but sometimes it take a minute for the waiter to come see you which can be a bit off putting if you are very hungry or need something. But when they get to you, top notch and grade A service. You never wait too long, and the wait is well worth it!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have been coming here for 30 years when in DC. Have always thought the food was phenomenal. I have not been here for about five years. Boy has the quality gone down hill. Ingredients did not seem fresh. The calamari once the star. Was greasy and tasteless.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a very not-special restaurant. As a NYer, perhaps I'm expecting too much, but the food was really pedestrian.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a great evening- from start to finish! Filomena's is one of the best Italian restaurants one could hope for. The holiday decor was such a surprise and added to the delight. Service was great, and food beyond compare. The wine list is extensive and be prepared to have a difficult time choosing from the menu as everything sounds delicious- and was. I'll never go back to DC without eating at Filomena's if at all possible!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best dinning experiences I've had in DC! I highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A great environment with a lively buzz about the place. Food is excellent with an extensive menu. Sauces are home made and gorgeous. Our waiter Giancarlo was friendly and attentive without being pushy. \nThis was the first visit for two of my friends and it was the gastronomic highlight of their DC visit. \nI cannot recommend Filomena's highly enough.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always love coming to Filomenas. Food is always the best.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

DON'T EVER CHANGE A THING. The gnocchi's are to die for but then again everything is authentic and delish!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always have a wonderful experience at Filomena's

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I'm very particular about my Italian food especially the tomato sauces. This is classic Grandma's old fashioned southern Italian food. Warning, entrees easily feed 2-3. Order accordingly. Bartenders were cheery and fun only downside was a waiter 'Alfredo' was aloof, a bit impatient, and could have been more attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always Filomenas gives the best Italian dining experience in DC. Period.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Go to Filomena! Great food! Great wine! Great tiramisu! Amazing! Portions are ENORMOUS!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The high noise level is the only downside...hard to hear our guests.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We make Filomena our go to Restaurant for all celebrations.. The best food, service, desserts, and decor. Thank you once more for another lovely time

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous east Coast old style hearty Italian food. Rice balls, meatballs, sausage and seafood ravioli were the highlights. A little noisy, bit a fun restaurant. Servings huge!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent, but the portions are way too big. \nI don't like doggie bags because of the non-recyclable packaging, but this time I had no choice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best Italian in the USA!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic! What more needs to be said. The ambiance, the food and wine, the service everything was fantastic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is amazing. The pesto pasta dish is SOOOO GOOD. The atmosphere isn't my favorite. It's dark and crowded. The waiters have not been very friendly the 2 times I've been. But the pasta and desserts are so delicious who cares.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the decor for halloween (and it's great for Christmas too). Food was excellent. Service was absolutely horrible. After our food was delivered we never saw our server again. We had to ask for the server to order dessert, and then we had to ask for the server again when we wanted the check. It still took at least another 15 minutes to get the check aftre we had to flag someone down. It really ruined an otherwise great meal. Too bad, because the prices are really really high.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filomena never disappoints. Homemade pastas and amazing desserts.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've gone the last two years before the Marine Corps Marathon and this year it was like a different place. The waiter was slow as molasses! We had planned on dessert but he took so long to get back to us that we decided we were full and skipped it altogether. We were shocked when we got the bill for $140 for two entrees and a small, mediocre fried calamari. Only one glass of house Pinot Grigio. I've had better calamari in big chain restaurants. It's super crowded inside, but the food was so good we put up with it. This year was highly disappointing and we most likely will not be back next year.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took son and grandson to dc for the first time and knew from previous visit about your awesome Halloween decorations! Lunch was delicious! Thank you for the experience!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was very very crowded, and the tables were too close. I would like to see all of the pasta NOT Dressed so heavy. I'm hoping the kinks happened because they were extra busy. I would like to try this place again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As usual, the dining experience, food and service was wonderful! We look forward to going back again very soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

How did I not know about this place? Delightful. Lovely yet fun. I don't really like Halloween but the best decorations I've ever seen in a rest. Superb antipasto salad bar. Lasagne, homemade pastas divine. Portions HUGE. Servers efficient, kind (I was dining solo, so many servers write off single women diners - BIG mistake). Fun for kids yet exposes them to elegance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful restaurant! Even better service and the food is best in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Superb Italian that never disappoints. The Lobster Linguini in the lobster cream sauce is EXTRAORDINARY. Love the breads and the complimentary pesto. The waiters are all pros. Order a dessert even if you re stuffed…they are so good. The Dulce De Leche Cake was fab. We always go to Filomina's when we are in DC and it always impresses.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding Italian experience. Portions are extreme but absolutely delicious and authentic . Totally recommend!! Great food and service!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been out to eat at many a place over my 51 years and this is in my top 3 restaurants of all time. Just perfect food and atmosphere. A absolute must!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good, not great. Service was great. Marinara sauce was a bit tart and salty. Meatballs were good, large portion for one person.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I am very picky when it comes to Italian cuisine. The food was not only delicious, but the actual dining experience was very pleasant. There was a lady making pasta in the front entrance window the entire time we were dining. The dessert was amazing. They bring a bottle of Amaretto and Sambuca to your table for a post dinner drink. Highly recommend for a date (although not necessarily a first date as it can be quite loud unless she is a snob for food and dining experience).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice restaurant; very good food; good waiters; love the seasonal decorations; wish there was more space between the tables.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We are from Indiana and this is our #1 place to dine when visiting DC. It's such great food , fresh and full of flavor ! and equally fun atmosphere . You will NOT be disappointed !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Salad prices are getting to be over the top. They are much smaller than they used to be and at $14 quite high.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had heard so many good things about Filomena's we just had to try it! They have a good gluten free selection of dishes that are very good! Be sure to save room for their really good desserts!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

There were flies all around my table which is so unsanitary! Make sure to specify you want the restaurant deal when ordering if that's what you think you are ordering!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food! Amazing atmosphere! Amazing staff!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our experience was every bit in line with most other reviews. The food was very good (although my veal was not as tender as I would have expected), the portions were very large which didn't do us much good as we were staying in a hotel, the service was fine, and the seating in the restaurant was very tight which is partially why the noise level is elevated. The entree prices weren't outrageously high but the drinks could stand to be a little more reasonably priced. A nice touch at the end of the meal were the decanters of Samba and Amaretto placed on our table for a gratis post-dinner drink. A visit to Filamena's is a must do while in D.C.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

On a recent trip to D.C. our son took us to Filomena for dinner. On a Monday night it was packed. The tables are a bit close and the noise level is pretty high, but it has a fun vibe like a big family get together. The portions are large and the food is flavorful. The calamari appetizer was a little lackluster, but our four different entrees were all very good and dessert was outstanding. The level of service was just right although the waiters kept bumping my chair because we were so close to the next table. Overall though a good experience and someplace I would return to and recommend to others.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Maybe I expected too much. Reviews I read were very positive. The good first. The decor & ambience was interesting & inviting. I especially liked the Halloween decorations. The service was pleasant & efficient. But the food! I was initially surprised by the lackluster offerings, much like you would find in any local diner or coffee shop. Our entrees were ok, nothing more. My lasagna portion was huge but lacking in real flavor. It was basically just fair. I certainly have had better. The bread was passable. So despite the pleasurable decor & service, I will not return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent!!! You can taste the love and Italian tradition in every bite. The Linguini Cardinale was to die for. Also, they went all out with the Halloween decorations, good job! And that was only Halloween, can't wait to come back for Christmas and see what they had come up with then.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Halloween décor was very well done throughout the restaurant. The portions are very large and the food is somewhere between okay and good. The amaretto and Sambuca brought to the table at the conclusion of the meal were a very nice touch. All in all, a nice experience albeit a bit overpriced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great Italian food, attentive servers, quick service. It's always crowded but that is part of the charm. Like being in an Italian home from the 40s.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I worked in a New York Italian restaurant when I was young, and thought the food their was great. Although there are many good Italian restaurants in the Washington, DC area, only one or two are great. Filomena is one of the great ones.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to Filomena couple times and this place never disappoints me. If you want the best handmade pasta in DC, Filomena is your answer. Keep in mind the portion is very big.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to Filomena once before, and had to try it again. The food and service was excellent as it was on my last visit. I wanted to try the Osso Bucco this time, and was not disappointed (although the price was high). I will go back again, and try a new dish.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and always such fun decor. The portions are massive. Definitely not conducive to quiet conversation if that's what you want.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The dining experience met and exceeded all my expectations. I will be going back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service and food. The waiters were very helpful in suggesting plates to try. The restaurant was also nicely decorated for Halloween. I enjoyed the decorations. They give large amount of food for one plate so I would suggest to try sharing a plate between 2 people.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have dine at Filomena's several times, this is the first time our table was on-time. Food was good. We ordered calamari as appetizer and it was extremely salty. We have had it before and it was not like that. All other food was good, as expected. The environment is adequate; however, it is extremely dark and I have vision problems so it was a struggle to be able to read the menu. Perhaps I am the only person with the issue, but if I am not something to think about.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing Italian meal! The restaurant is extravagantly decorated for Halloween. I can't wait to go back for Christmas. Service is excellent. They give you complimentary cordials at the end of dinner- awesome touch! Bread, homemade pasta, and desserts are just go great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was Perfection as always! We love this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic. The restaurant decorates for Halloween and it was fun. The atmosphere was fun and the food was delicious and plentiful. They also decorate for Christmas and 4th of July.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was amazing ... our waiter was very rude and annoying... but the food overshadowed him

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Four of us came for dinner the weekend of our reunion. It was a very unusual experience with all the Halloween decorations. The fresh pasta was good but servings were large. We wished that we had ordered several different dishes and shared them. Desserts were amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Terrific Montalcino wine at $41 followed with a superior Caesar and Fried Calamari. Bread seemed too much like ordinary wheat, multigrain slices, would have preferred foccacia or Italian Bread. 4 of us shared two apps and two main dishes. Our Seafood with spaghetti as al dente, flavorful and chock full of lobster. Dessert was worthy of ovations. The Cannoli was shipped in clam and crispy and the filling was perfect. the fruit covered cheescake is as good as any NY Cheesecake or Steakhouse. The Macadamia Nut cake was one I am still dreaming about.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We can here for my boyfriend's birthday and it was a great night! We had reservations at 9:30 (I booked two days before and those were the only times that were available). We got sat right around 9:30. The restaurant was packed, which I guess is normal for this restaurant on a Saturday night. Right when we walked into the restaurant, there was a little window where you can see the women making the pasta, which was fun to see! Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. We ordered the calamari to start - it was good, but the fried layer kept falling off the calamari, which was not as satisfying. I have had better calamari texture wise, but the taste was still great. He ordered the veal cutlet and I ordered the cheese ravioli with shrimp and lobster in a lobster cream sauce. Both dishes were very tasty and high quality. The portions were large and we both had enough for leftovers! I would definitely recommend for a date night or a special occasion because of the prices. It was well worth it and the ambiance was very nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic food and drinks. This has to be one of the best Italian restaurants in DC. After dinner liquors added a great finish.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Whenever I am in DC, I make a point to visit Filomena's for an exceptional dinner. Wine, service, and atmosphere are also top notch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic tasting food with excellent and attentive wait staff. An abundance of Halloween decorations, perhaps a little too much for some people. My biggest complaint would be that it has no elevator for the physically disabled. We brought my in-law who both have bad knees and hips. It was painful for them to go down or up the steps. Hard to believe that a restaurant in the present date is not easily accessible to all.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I wanna start off by saying that we love Filomena Ristorante. Our first time there was last November (not even a year ago) and this was our 5th time there (October 2016). Every time we have visitors from out of town, we try to take them there so they can experience one of DC's famous restaurants.\n\nUnfortunately, our last visit was very disappointing. The waiter was rude and always seemed in a hurry. When we were ordering, my girlfriend was trying to get alfredo sauce with her side of pasta instead of tomato sauce, and our waiter would not do that. We told him that she always orders it like this and they always make the small change, but he didn't care. Then once we ordered, the food came out in about 5 minutes. I had the lasagna, which is typically good, but this time was luke warm and felt like it had been sitting there for a while waiting to be served. My girlfriend's food did not seem too fresh either.\n\nAt the end, they always bring you a couple bottles of liquor (sambuca and amaretto) and some coffee beans and tell you a short story to go with it. This time, the guy just dropped them on the table and walked away. Again, we felt that this was just rude and the guy didn't wanna deal with us.\n\nThis is not the service I expect when paying $30+ per dish (not including drinks, etc.). Maybe if we had had a different waiter, things would have been OK. In any case, the whole experience seemed like they were trying to rush us to get out of there and was overall disappointing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love, love this place! Our friend suggested it and it truly was superb. I'd go back in a heart beat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant is truly amazing. The food is by far the best italian food I have ever had. The linguini cardinale is so full of flavor and real chunks of lobster. I have never had a pasta dish come close to how good this one is. I can not wait to go back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service started off slow. Had the La Familia which was delicious, loved the sauce. Large portions. Don't pass up the dessert cheesecake was really good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was amazing and the service was superb! Make sure you ask for Carmelo he's the best!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I had heard about Filomena's from numerous people, so we were anxious to give it a try. We were not disappointed. We split an order of the Arancini and a slice of Tiramisu (for dessert), for dinner we had the Rigatoni and the Tortellini; this was authentic Italian at it's best!\nThe only downside was that we were flying back to MA the next day, so we couldn't take our leftovers with us (which there was alot).\nA great place to go, very energetic to say the least.\n\nPaul & Judi Cape Cod MA and Naples FL

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Filomena's is a must-visit restaurant when you visit Georgetown. The atmosphere is amazing, and the staff is wonderful. They made our night very memorable, and we thank them for their hospitality. The food was delicious, and we can't wait to visit again next year!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome dining experience and food never disappoints. Large portions and sharing is an option. Great veal parm.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Busy spot with the feel of a big family celebration. Very busy yet great service. Authentic Italian food (pasta prepared by the Mamas on site - set up in the front window) and authentic place settings (doilies as place mats) and decorated for Halloween in a big way. In a trendy Georgetown neighbourhood with lots of shops so worthwhile to take time before or after to enjoy!\nFood was plentiful and received complimentary decanters of amaretto and sambucca (with coffee beans) at the end of the meal. Would do this again to share the experience with friends!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

What a great meal...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love this restaurant! All decorated for Halloween, food is amazing and the service can't be beat! Can't think of one thing I would change!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent service and food. And, the Halloween decorations are amazing. Overall, a special experience but save room for desert. We couldn't.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious, exquisite food. Wonderful atmosphere. Loved the Halloween decorations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always love this place. Dining room decor guarantees good conversation. Food is great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing! Everyone raves about their meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The lunch salad bar is a great addition to an already robust meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food, service, and ambiance! You will leave completely satisfied and delighted!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

8 of us went to dinner right after a great round of Golf at Congressional!\nThe service by Tony was 'favuloso' the wine 'Amarone de la Valpollicella' spectacular... but even better was the Rissotto and the Osso Bucco.\n\nWhat a great place!\nThank you!\nLister

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awful chicken Caesar salad. Seemed like it sat under a heatlamp for 15 minutes before it came out. Chicken was so dried out. Meatballs were good. Halloween decor is ridiculous. Do not bring kids during Halloween season. Kid at table next to us was terrified.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The best! Try the lobster sauce and cannoli!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I are absolutely in love with this restaurant. It is our favorite place to go for date night. Whether it be Vito or Gino or any of the other wait staff, the service is outstanding. The food is absolutely delicious from appetizer through dinner through desert. Authentic Italian cuisine at its best!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

From the awesome customer service to the seafood risotto, strawberry shortcake, and cappuccino, . . . Amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enjoyed everything from the moment we walked in. First sight is of a pasta kitchen making fatto de Casa pasta. Nice bar and enjoyable ambiance and seating. Service and staff were tops. Great Italian American menu which didn't disappoint. A special on the house after dinner drink capped a fun and excellent meal. Happy to recommend for a special evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

i'm still dreaming about everything i ate at filomena. The only reason I didn't give the ambiance 5 stars is that the place was fully decked out in halloween decorations, some of them highly unappetizing and quite frankly terrifying for children. I don't suspect you'd want to bring children here anyway as its quite elegant, but being that it is so elegant the decorations felt very out of place. \n\ncan't say enough good things about the cardinale sauce, the mozarella squares we had as an appetizer, the spumoni cake dessert, and the excellent service we received. A++++ on food

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Terrible service and overrated food

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food, generous portions, noisy

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great meal the service and food were both excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome as usual \nMy ONLY guaranteed stop when i am in dc

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I tried this place for restaurant week. I always heard good reviews and wanted to try it myself. The food was amazing and the waiters were very attentive. I'll definitely be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The atmosphere here is so much fun. We went in October and the Halloween decorations were fantastic. The food is terrific and there is so much to choose from, no one leaves hungry! The desserts are 'to die' for!! A must place to visit when you're in DC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First let me say that if you leave Filomena's hungry you should seek medical attention!! Portions are large, flavors are bold and the food is fresh and authentic! We had the best calamari we have ever had and that's saying a lot! It was flashed fried, but beyond tender and not greasy at all. Our pasta dishes were rich and delicious!! Service was prompt and friendly! The only disappointing part was that we couldn't take our leftovers due to staying a hotel with no way to reheat or keep refrigerated!! Antonello, who waited on us was personable, professional and very knowledgeable! He made our evening even more fun and special!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We celebrated a friend's birthday and we did enjoy our meal, the environment, and our attentive server

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place came so highly recommended....George Bush and Clint Eastwood(not personally, but written on the menu by the owners) and I can only surmise We must have caught them on a bad night. Great place but TERRIBLE food. Olive garden shines, no, possibly GLOWS, next to this place. Massive portions of glob. The sort of stuff they used to splash out in Boston's North End. Didn't know these cooks still got away with it, or even existed! Stay away if you know real pasta.\nWait staff were nice. I would hate to have to present this stuff to the unsuspecting public and expect tips, not that I didn't tip our man hansomely !!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best Italian food I've ever had and I'm Italian, born and raised with old family recipes. Keep up the excellent work!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love this place. From the authentic, seasonal Italian food to the outrageous seasonal decor, you are in for a good time. Service is wonderful from host to busser. You feel like part of the family when you're done. Block out couple hours to get the full experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Let me start of by stating this place is perfect for a date night. I made reservations because I heard it gets busy, which it did. The Halloween decorations were great. They did not take away from the overall good vibes. \n\nNow the 2 most important items, service and food!!!! Both amazing. The calamari was definitely the best I've had around the DMV. Food has an authentic Italian taste, as I just visited Italy this year and was in the hunt for a tomato sauce as good as. \n\nOverall I give the restaurant a 5 star. Please know it is a bit pricier than your common chains but it's worth it. With the portion size the price matches.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First visit to Filomena Ristorante; awesome overall dining experience. Everyone was friendly and inviting. Food was fantastic!!! This restaurant lived up to all the hoopla I've heard about it. Will definitely be going back for seconds and thirds!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Phenomenal. Rice balls and meatballs are a must. Had the lasagna and it's probably the best I've ever had. Portions are huge, get ready for leftovers. Impeccable service. You can't go wrong with Filomena.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our family LOVES Filomena's! The food is always top notch and, seriously, the Halloween decorations are awesome. I only give it 4 stars for food because it is Italian 'home cooking' - it is excellent, but it's not a gourmet restaurant. I had the Black pasta with the seafood in a lobster sauce (a specialty of the house) and it was scrumptious! Will we return? You bet! Is it noisy? Yup...just like eating with a large Italian family at Nonna's table!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We love to go to Filomena to celebrate special occasions but also just for a great family dinner. There is a great variety of Italian favorites, not just pasta. We do LOVE the pasta though. We recommend the gnocchi, the Festivale in Venice entree and many others. Go to Filomena around special holidays because they always have fabulous decorations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Please previous review\ngreat

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was great, even when the waiter knocked over a drink and water with a menu. The crew that helped clean up during a busy dinner time was fabulous and waiter was very apologetic and it did not ruin our evening.\nDinner and desserts were awesome!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food and service. A little pricey but that is easier to overlook when the food is really good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place has real Italian charm. Food was excellent, but a tad expensive. This was our \nsecond visit. We will go back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

First of all, make sure to make a reservation because this place is packed!\nWe arrived and were promptly seated within 5 minutes. Try not to be too distracted by the amazing dessert table before you. The restaurant is coszy, and packed with diners, but feels so classy with wait staff in full black tie dress. Our server was very helpful, and we enjoyed the burrata capresse and a lobster cream ravioli. The portions are huge! so sharing is a good idea.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First let my start with my only negative. There are many stairs to climb down to this restaurant. This can surely be a handicap for those with disability, which I have. I did mention this to management and was told that the owner too had difficulty managing the stairs. It was a struggle, but once down I was struck by the trendy, upbeat environment. The food was stellar. Huge portions and best red sauce. It was a crowded Friday night and Filomena's was buzzing and packed. I made reservations but the wait time I overheard was 2 hrs. So make a reservation. Staff was great and had a fabulous evening. No wonder this was a long standing favorite. GO!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding dining experience! Old school Italian, everything was delicious in a very unique atmosphere. What made our evening outstanding was Germano, our waiter, who truly cared that we had an enjoyable meal. He helped us decide on entrees and wine and was a very pleasant person. Many thanks Germano.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went for lunch on a Saturday and the place was a madhouse. While I empathize with the front of the house staff who were doing their best to keep things moving, they were quite curt and terse. Although we had reservations, serveral walk-in diners were seated before us. The decor is tacky but the food is good. Our waiter was skilled but the staff was clearly overwhelmed so service overall was slow and inattentive. This restaurant is a Georgetown staple but I'd only recommend going during off-peak days/hours.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were expecting great Italian food and we were disappointed. The lobster dish was fishy and drenched in cream sauce. The pasta special chicken ravioli was okay. Pasta was cooked to perfection but again, this meal was drenched in a red sauce that lacked flavor. Interesting experience but I wouldn't go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and excellent service , make a reservation early. You will not be disappointed

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Experienced a fabulous meal, excellent service - very attentive. The decor for the season was enjoyable to look at. The best date I ever had. :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time I have dined here. This is like the Italian food I grew up with in New York. Hard to find authentic Italian in the DC Metro area anymore. Service was good, food delicious. We were not rushed. Overall an excellent dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good food. Well prepared Italian classics. Service was outstanding despite the fact that the restaurant was packed with a wait outside. Portions were enormous and shareable (we should have). The restaurant was heavily decorated for Halloween which my children thought was amusing and didn't bother the adults.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Filomena never disappoints with the right level of energy and ambiance coupled with great service. The food is very good with substantial portions. Expect a solid meal with portions often left over for lunch the next day. Always expect at least a 30 minute wait to be seated but it's well worth it and just part of the overall experience. Desserts are the highlight of the menu.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice Italian dinner with festive Halloween decorations. The deserts and desert drinks are excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Over-priced for mediocre food. Nothing unique and certainly not traditional Italian but cheesy Americanized Italian. Ambiance was horrific-pun intended as every book and cranny was decorated for Halloween. Felt like I was on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were at Filomena's for lunch, and it was fabulous. OMG do not miss this treasure!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Filomena is one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we have ever enjoyed. Every menu item is fresh, flavorful and delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was fantastic. Hands down, best restaurant in DC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ask your server for recommendations......they never fail to come up with something wonderful. I love the Squid Ink Fettucine with Seafood, but with the Carnivale sauce. The veal parmagiana was huge, fresh, tender, and served on the bone. My Sicilian companion assured me that this dinner would have satisfied his grandmother! The baked veal cannoli, too, was excellent. A spumoni, chocolate cake was heavenly. Filomena's is expensive, but I always bring home at least two more meals and the experience is always a true treat. Enjoy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always love this place! Food is amazing and comes out quickly. Not the place if you want a quiet whispering type of conversation but a great place if you're looking for energetic fun times and great food and drinks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went here because of a Groupon but would definitely go back on my own at another point. Very good value for the price - especially the pastas.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of the worst Italian places that I have eaten at. Large portions that were doused in sauce. Slop on a dish. Stay away. This place is overrated to say the least.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a one of a kind gem that should not be missed. Amazing true Italian in a special setting served with pride.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely amazing! The food was the best Italian food I've had in a long time. The staff was so fun! Definitely will be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall, everything was very good. Excellent service, and the food was great. It just wasn't what everyone seems to rave about. The pesto dish was pretty much pasta floating in a pool of pesto. It lacked pizzaz and could use more flavor kick. The bread served with each meal is amazing, and that pesto is incredible. The wine menu is extensive, but there are only a few beers available. At the end of the meal, the server brought out the amaretto and sambuca. He just sat them down and didn't explain what they were. I love trying new things, but that required some explanation. The experience was good but underwhelming based on what we were expecting.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was not disappointed. Service was great, food was delicious and the only negative was that the restaurant was loud. It was busy that night but it was a great experience anyway.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding restaurant! Food was prepared with care and with attention to details. I would recommend Filomena to anyone visiting Washington who is interested in great food, attentive servers, and festive atmosphere. Looking forward to visiting again very soon!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful old-school Italian food. You get to see the ladies who are making the pasta from scratch. The food is delicious. The decorations in the restaurant are over-the-top, but it's amazing because the food is so good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always excellent

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was great. We did find the decor rather odd and overdone. I'm not sure if they match the decor to

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We chose this as a way of meeting up with old friends whom we hadn't seen for nearly a decade.\n\nOn the positive side, the decor, presentation,and service were excellent. At this price level, the food should be more interesting. We all chose pasta. One of our party really enjoyed the family-style pasta, but the other three dishes were all smothered in cream, and distinctly unsubtle. Portions were generous, almost to a fault. Won't be going back, because we were looking for a larger range of memorable special tastes.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We found a bug in one of our salads and quietly brought it to the waiter's attention. We just wanted to make them aware of the problem. Rather than offer an apology, we were told of how the salad bar was 'open' and how the bug was not a roach. We were not looking to discuss the species of the bug but rather to just have them get rid of it and maybe check the salad bar for any other uninvited guests. It was odd that they focused on being defensive and not on simply apologizing. The prepared entrees were very good, and the restaurant ambiance is very nice.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I drove from Philadelphia to Georgetown to surprise my daughter on her 21st birthday. Upon arriving, I asked the gentleman if we could be seated because she was pulling up. His response, 'we don't seat nobody until everyone is here'. I totally understand the policy, but the tone, demeaner and attitude of this man was unacceptable and really put a damper on something so special. There are much nicer ways to say things especially in a customer service industry.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was less than impressed with both food and service. The best part about it was the elaborate Halloween decorations. The food was mediocre and overpriced and the service was poor. I'm shocked it has such good ratings.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

My friend and I were on vacation wanted to go to Georgetown restaurant. The restaurant is overpriced and the food is nothing that I would want again. We had the calamari and that was terrible. I think the squid was spoiled. We had the beef tortellini for dinner. It was shredded beef that was drowning in sauce. I am from RI and Italian restaurants are a specialty there. This was the worst Italian restaurant that I have been to. I would never eat there again or tell anyone to eat there. The waiter and the wait staff were very friendly and the restaurant was decorated in a Halloween theme so that was fun.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a must go to kinda place! The pasta is out of this world and the service is impeccable! The brisket inside of the tortellini michaela is superb!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

greta food, great value for the amount of food they serve. Go Hungry cause portions are large\nMy favorite spot to dine when in DC

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I'm in DC once or twice a year and this is a must stop for dining anytime i'm in town. The food and service is tremendous . When making all my reservations to travel to DC, booking Filomena's is always on that list . Great Place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We come to this restaurant every time we hit Washington. It is most definitely our favorite restaurant in the Washington/Georgetown area. The atmosphere is great. The food is great. The service is great. What more can I say? Dont miss this experience!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love this place. I always try and make it a point to dine here when I am In Washington. The food was wonderful as always. However, I was seated on the corner of a table and my elbows were bumped by the waiters at least 20 times during my meal. I am a small person so it was not that I was in the way. Its just that the tables are so close. It became pretty irritating as the night went on. However, the food was excellent as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is always my favorite restaurant when I come to Washington. The food alone makes it the best but the over-the-top decorations are always fun. The Christmas decorations were fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The overdone decor and lady in the window making pasta just add to the fun of it. Delicious food and very large portions. If I am back in the area, I will go back but share a meal with someone!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Exceptional dining experience! One of the best we have EVER experienced.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant is lovely, the service is great. The food is good quality Italian food - with very large portions. It's very expensive for Italian food...ravioli and meatballs for $30. But, if you're not worried about price, it's a great, enjoyable place to celebrate something special.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was one of the coolest restaurants we have ever been to with the best Halloween decorations you will ever see! Wow, do they ever like Halloween! I had one of the best & largest lasagne orders I have ever had (and I LOVE lasagne!). If you want an awesome Italian restaurant, this is it!!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Filomena used to be great, but in the last several years it has gone signifiantly down hill. Instead of focusing on the food, they now focus on catering to tourists. The food quality has gone down, the service is down right abysmal and they have packed so many tables into this basement restaurant that you are consistantly dodging chairs, trays and other people while dining. It's sad, it used to be one of my favorites.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We really enjoyed this spot and it was unlike any other restaurant we'd been to in DC. But a 30-minute wait in a cramped space WITH a reservation is unacceptable. Everything else would have been five stars.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Now we know what the fuss if all about: great service, varied menu, delicious food, huge portions, festive atmosphere. We made a reservation about a week in advance for Sunday lunch, but they were great about adding a person the day before. Our waiter was helpful with suggestions, kept the bread coming, graciously wrapped our leftovers (which fed us for two more days), and generally made us feel welcome and pampered at every turn. We will definitely return and bring more family members, especially for a birthday or special occasion, even though this was a great place for a casual meal on a weekend too.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is very good, but I found the service poor. We had to wait a half hour for our table even with a reservation. Our server was not friendly. The restaurant was so dark with had to use our phones to read the menu. Also the portions were more in keeping with family style, yet our server did not explain this. So we wasted a lot of food since we were traveling and could not bring the food with us.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service, the staff was very lively. Decoration for Halloween was pretty amazing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and service at this restaurant are excellent. Highly recommended for a special occasion for two. However the noise level is very high and casual conversation is extremely difficult except if you're sitting right next to the person.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was amazing. Service was great. Rather loud and tables are close together.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic Experience...Authentic Italian Cuisine. A MUST if you're in the Dc area!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was by far the best Italian restaurant I have ever experienced. It was truly authentic, delicious, and the customer service was the best!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great old school Italian. Wait staff is quick and efficient. It can get very loud in the evenings as there are lots of tables and they are close together. Portions of food are huge,which is not a good thing if you are a visitor to the city. But we loved the food and the ambiance,especially all of the Halloween decorations!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This came as a recommendation from a friend who ate there on a business trip recently. Friends said it was the best - and it was! Incredible pasta!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of my favorite places in DC. The service is impeccable and the food is outstanding. Definitely recommend and make reservations early!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious as always. Tables are a bit too crowded. Desserts are yummy. Had a stroller and noticed there was no elevator. What do handicap people do? Bring back the weekend brunch!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our group overall enjoyed Filomena. I took off some stars because of two huge problems:\n1 - There was NOTHING for vegans. Most Italian restaurants have at bare minimum a pasta with marinara for vegans. I was told there was absolutely no way to accommodate, however.\n2- Our reservation was for 8:00 and we were not seated until 8:35. We were repeatedly told they were literally fixing our table up, but then nobody would come check with us. I understand running a few minutes behind, but 35 minutes is too much.\nFood was delicious though and service was good after we sat down.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome food, great service, intimate setting even in a packed room.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding Italian Food. This is what every Italian Restaurant needs to strive for. From the minutes you walk through the door and encounter the Pasta Mama's it's an experience. Old World Italian setting is on point. \n\nThe Food is amazing! Everything and I mean Everything is delicious. It is $$$ but worth it. The portions are much more than enough and dessert is heavenly! \n\nLove This Place!!! Abondanza!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've never been to a restaurant with as many Halloween decorations.\nThe service was good and the food was ok but not serious Italian food.\nnice people and great location.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Filomena is hard to beat. Great ambiance, good service and delicious food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wow, really fun. Excellent food and ambience. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Filomena lived up to its reputation.  No wonder so many celebrities go there over and over.  Had the rice balls to start, which were unique, excellent, and nothing I have seen before anywhere else.  I was recommended to have the La Familia (fusilli pasta, Sunday sauce, 2 sausages, 2 meatballs, and pork ribs).  Each item in the dish was delicious, especially the homemade sausage and it was big enough to feed two.  My son had the 20oz pounded out veal chop on the bone made parmigiana style and was almost hanging off the plate.  It was pricey but worth it.\n\nI would recommend anyone visiting D.C. to take a trip over to Georgetown and visit Filomena.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food! Nice service! Just a little over decorate for Halloween, my son was afraid.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was absolutely fantastic, prompt service. Everything you would want in a dining experience. Will recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome traditional Italian food with great service. After having been there only once before, we came in and Anton, our prior waiter was there to greet us. He remembered us, seated us and ensured that we were taken care of through the evening. Very much a five-star experience. \n\nThe food was rich and superbly prepared. Appetizers were the classic meatballs and fried calamari. The sauce on the meatballs was homemade with rich tomato flavor. The calamari was fried to perfection with tender squid and a light coating that was not greasy at all. For the main course, we had the veal osso bucco, seafood with ravioli, and meat stuffed ravioli. All well received and simply delicious. Dessert was the classic tiramisu and my son loved the chocolate mousse cake. I personally appreciate the nice touch of gratis sambuca or amaretto to end the meal. A great way to spend the evening. \n\nThe family has a new 'go-to' favorite in this classic restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've heard a lot of great things about this place over the years and it is worth the hype! Service was top notch and food was delicious. It is pricey, but so worth it! Next time I'm in D.C. I'll be back. Definitely do make a reservation ahead of time though, this place gets busy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great meal. Food was delicious. Authentic Italian flavors.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Still my favorite restaurant even thought I no longer live DC so I visit every time I can!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Filomena is never a disappointment - Great food, Great Service - a nice fun evening out with friends place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Only thing not good for disabled or those with stair issues:long flight of steep steps. When we went was done up for Halloween, well worth seeing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food (HUGE portions - you could easily share many of the meals between two people)! The menu and ambiance was very authentic Italian, I will definitely be back here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We are so happy we went to dinner here. This is the best Italian restaurant we have eaten in a very long time. Service and staff is fantastic also.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Once again the food was incredible, portions to large, but a readiness to provide a leftover bag

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our second visit to this treasure and we were not disappointed. Made reservations weeks ahead to celebrate an anniversary. Seated promptly and received immediate service. Our waiter Franco was able to guide us through the menu with ease. I dined on the brisket ravioli which was delicious. After dinner desserts topped the night off. This is a must visit spot if you stop in Georgetown.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great to be back at my favorite place to dine in D.C. The lasagna was excellent.y wife had the braised rib which was full of flavor

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Washington! Great service ad even better food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was absolutely delicious. The best Italian I've had since I moved to DC!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place was amazing, dimly lit and completely packed. The service was wonderful and the food did not disappoint. Very hearty delicious food, great place and a must try !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Filomena has been a family favorite for years! \nThe food has always been consistently delicious and of wonderful quality! So glad it has been a Georgetown landmark for all these years! Grazie mille!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and atmosphere are excellent. Bring your appetite as the portions are large and can be shared. Our waiter was not good. He was condescending, not friendly and acted as though we were interrupting him.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was excellent. However, we felt rushed and it was very crowded. It wasn't relaxing or that enjoyable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The ravioli and meatballs were outstanding! Our waiter was very nice and very attentive.\nTruly enjoyed the experience!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a great restaurant. The gory Halloween decor was inappropriate for a special family meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is so good you won't be able to wait to eat your leftovers. Generous portions and even the most common entree has been tweaked to perfection. I can't say enough how well our dinners were. You won't be disappointed in Filomena's!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delish! Great city ambience- gracious servers & gigantic portions

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We came here for my 33rd birthday. Seemed fitting since it opened 33 years ago!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was a little too hyped up for me. I went in expecting extraordinary food, but the only thing that I could really say blew me away were the meatballs. The rest, tasted like something I've had before at restaurants that had much lower prices. Good portion sizes though.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was ok and halloween decor was overkill and unromantic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall a great Italian dining experience! The service was perfect. The food was traditional and very tasty. Loved the ambiance, but the seating was a little tight for my liking.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Filomena has always been a favorite of my family's for years. The homemade pasta, delicious sauces, and constant innovation and striving for new, enticing foods is the main appeal of Filomena. Add to that the beautiful setting and outstanding, professional service and Filomena is a favorite for special occasions. I highly recommend Filomena to everyone.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to the restaurant on Saturday. The place was busy. Food was very good as well as the service. We will definately go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

From the Open Table review and our prior visits we thought we had reservations for Sunday Brunch. Found out after we arrived that they had discontinued brunch a year ago. Lunch turned out to be yummy even though there were no breakfast items. The salad bar was a nice touch, the entrees were delish, and the desserts were to die for. Our waiter was excellent and we will definitely go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is exceptional, portions are generous. Gets loud - more of a place to go with friends or family groups.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding calamari appetizer, and the shrimp risotto with lobster sauce was quite possibly the best risotto I have ever had.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

They have a strict policy on food sent back. One bite only or else you get charged full meal and they will not tell you if you decline to box up sub par meal. The manager argued about eating 1/3 of the meal and was not flexible even when he heard his staff forgot to inform us that we would still be charged. Very tacky for such high standard local recommendations.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tables were crowded together so you could hear every conversation of every table in the place. Average quality food for a higher than average price. I had a coupon for $30 off and this place was still a let down.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a wonderful evening the food, service and ambiance was great. Highly recommend the restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful old school red sauce Italian feast and service that is at once professional and familial. Molto bene in every way!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place for an after business meeting. The atmosphere was very lively and decorated for Halloween. We had an excellent waiter who made great wine recommendations, as well as entre and desert recommendations. I am glad I had the opportunity to visit such a well known Italian restaurant. If I am ever in the DC area again, I will make it a priority to spend an evening at Filomena's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My group did not come without it's issues- changing reservation number and late arrival! Filomena kindly accommodated us and had wonderful service. They helped us to celebrate the birthday girl! It was delicious and authentic. Thanks Filomena!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the food but did not like the lack of lights. I get romantic dining but this was just eating in the dark. The food was delicious but I could not see it. That might make some worry.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Some of the best Italian food you will have in the metro DC area. Large portions, great wine, and good ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was great, especially the service, for our birthday celebration. Our only complaint was that the wine seemed a little pricey considering the small portions. A big positive was the free salad bar which was fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dining at Filomena's is more than just a dining experience - it is a cultural gift to yourself. Close to any holiday, it is a visual work of art. The service is impeccable, the staff are all knowledgeable, friendly, and professional, so do not be shy about asking questions.\nThe pasta you see being made in the street front window may very well be the pasta you will be soon feasting upon. There is something for every taste on the fabulous menu, the sounds around you create a collage of happy noise. But, most importantly, dine there a few times and you are remembered, welcomed with open arms and a smile. For me, it is like coming home.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dan took good care of us at lunch time and I was amazed with the food service that I want to tell the world how well the food was and how we where treated

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

food was good and service was awesome i would definitely recommend this for anyone \n\n\nsalad was great and the desert was magnificent \n\n\nand most of all the way that each team member helps out every table even though if it was or was not your waiter ect...\n\n\ni wanted to have a drink but was so full it is no way that I could have sipped the wine and the food so i stayed with water

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

the food is awesome and the service is wonderful i have never been treated so well from the hostess to each and every staff member i am now suggesting that all our events at the office i.e birthdays ect... we try and hold here because of the service and the food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Spent a wonderful day in DC topped off with a delicious dinner at Filomenas! Excellent food & service!!! We will be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Table was jutting into aisle where servers and patrons were constantly bumping into my chair. Very annoying. They've crowded too many tables into the space. Also too loud - probably for same reason.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been here times and it never disappoints. Large portions. Make a reservation or expect a wait. Love the Ossbuco.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants since moving to DC nine years ago. This time, I was celebrating my birthday and the Easter decorations were up, rivaled only by their Christmas decorations. The service is always good, the food is delectable and the ambiance if fun. That's why I keep returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My daughter and I have been to Filomena several times but it was my husband's first visit. We were excited to introduce him to the restaurant. It did not disappoint! Food, as always, was delicious. Our server, Soprano (what was written on our receipt), was exceptional and made this visit especially wonderful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My daughter and I have been spending a weekend in DC about once a month. We always make a reservation to have dinner at Filomena, and were looking forward to seeing the restaurant decorated for Christmas (spectacular, of course). We were early so we ordered a glass of wine at the bar but had not finished it before we were seated. We set our glasses down on the table, not realizing that the table was very wobbly. The very heavy drink menu which was standing upright fell over when the table tipped and toppled my glass of wine, which was almost full. It made a mess of the table, of course, and unfortunately also splashed on the pants and shoe of the guy next to us (Filomena really crams people in). My daughter and I both got the feeling that the waiters thought the spill was our fault and they were not as gracious to us as they have been in visits past. In fact, we don't even know which server was ours. We had several but no one seemed to really be the server for our table. They did comp our appetizer, however, to replace the spilled wine. The food was excellent as always, but the visit had a little less luster than former visits. Maybe the cause was the spill or maybe it was just the extra pressure they are under with Christmas visitors.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

What a great DC restaurant! We had the best dinner here - both pasta dishes were out of this world! Their sauces are amazing. Friendly and attentive servers - you just can't go wrong with Fiemona

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our Most favorite restaurant in DC. We go to here every time we go to Washington

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My daughter and I love Filomena's. This was our second visit but it won't be our last! If we go back soon, maybe we will even try something other than the spectacular Costoletta Di Vitello Alla Parmigiana. Love the food, love the ambiance, and love the sstaff, so nice and so committed to creating a great experience for their guests. Make your reservation early!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant A/C was not able to keep up with the heat and overall it was very uncomfortable. Noise level was unbelievable and we were unable to converse across our table of 4. Food was excellent, but delivered rapid fire. Two courses (main dish and dessert) and they had us out of there in under an hour. For a planned night out to celebrate my wife's birthday, it was a let down.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love coming to this restaurant whether for a special occasion or any occasion. The ambiance, food and service are terrific. The portions are huge and we always get two meals out of a visit.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

All 4 dinners were mediocre. We were entertaining out of town guests and the evening was a complete disappointment. We will not return nor recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been here about 6 times now. As I grew up in NYC's Little Italy, the bar has been set high for great Italian food. Filomena's delivers!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is awesome, the service is great but it's too loud for a nice date, I wasn't able to talk with my girlfriend without repeat myself or ask her to repeat what she was saying.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Hall of Fame Ravioli was delicious!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We took friends to Filomena for my husband's birthday. The service was fantastic. The food was wonderful. Everytime we come here our experience is wonderful. One of my favorite DC places.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dined after a National Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert at the Kennedy Center. Found the brisket-stuffed tortolini, which I enjoyed on previous visits, a bit dull. Was considering sending it back when the waiter dropped the table's candle into my dish, saving me that effort. My sausage appetizer and both her dishes were very tasty, so we left happy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best dining experience! Food was amazing and service was outstanding! Cannot wait to dine again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you are looking for authentic Italian cuisine, you can't pass up Filomena's. I would swear Grandma was in the back kitchen cooking up these delicious meals. Great bread to dip in a basil oil sauce to start and each meal ends with a glass of either Sambuca or Amaretto -- just like what Filomena would serve her guests at home. The food portions are large - and great for leftovers. This restaurant is worth the drive into Georgetown if staying in the DC area. You won't be disappointed!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time for us. It was okay, but overpriced. I thought the Halloween decor was overdone and a turn-off. Food was okay, with large portions. Arugula salad and bread were yummy. I felt like the 'extras', bread, after dinner drinks, etc., built in about $10 into the entree prices. My salmon was worth $20 but not $30. Good size filet and side vegetable, but fish quality was average at best. Overall, it has a brand, but is not grand.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service, delicious food with large portions! We love the decor of the restaurant and the friendly staff is second to none.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was good, the service was good and decor is old school. However, it is very dark thus the menu was hard to read.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed the experience. My husband and I love this restaurant. This is the first time we had lunch there. We brought our extended family to celebrate our son's 9th birthday. On Sept 24th the halloween decorations were up and over the top. Every free space was overcrowded with gargoyles and goblins. The waiter was running around with too many tables but he did his best to provide good service. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the strawberry cheesecake is always a great end to any meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Although it was pricey, we had lots of leftovers for another meal. Decorations for Halloween were outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was second time here and the food was delicious. The calamari was cooked to perfection. Nice large calamari rings, definitely great for sharing. The penne eith vodka sauce is fantastic , and that's coming from someone who doesn't care for pasta sauce. The bread with pesto oil they serve is great. Service is excellent as is the ambience .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018