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Filomena Ristorante

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Georgetown, Washington
138 Tips and reviews
  • lively
  • romantic
  • pasta
  • ravioli
  • authentic
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  • Peter B.
    Veal parm is the way to go, but save room for desserts - they have an amazing assortment of cakes. A great place to visit during the holidays.
  • Nancy M.
    Veal Milanese is the best!
  • Søren L.
    Søren LouvApril 25
    If possible try to visit during Easter, Christmas or Halloween. This place will decorate the restaurant with the most elaborate themes I have ever seen - plus the food is great!
  • Cara
    CaraApril 9
    Filomena is a tourist and expense account trap slinging mediocre-at-best Americanized/bastardized Italian classics. The portions are gigantic, but you'll be left wanting less, not more.
    Downvoted Aug 3
  • Salim C.
    Salim ChachaMarch 31
    Good Italian food
  • Aureo T.
    Aureo ToledoFebruary 24
    No wonder is the number 1 Italian restaurant in DC.
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoJanuary 24
    Thank the "Pasta Mom" upstairs before your meal.
  • Adrian C.
    Adrian CheongJanuary 22
    Great pastas and huge portions
  • Michael G.
    Michael GoiteinOctober 14, 2016
    Georgetown mainstay for Italian American - definitely not authentic, despite the Nonna making fresh pasta in the window. Smelled pretty bad of some kind of cleaning fluid and mold/rot/bathroom stench.
  • Bassmah A.
    Bassmah AbdullahSeptember 15, 2016
    Highly recommend, try the Cheese ravioli with pink sauce and fried mozzarella 👍🏼.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RamseyAugust 30, 2016
    Food was good. Atmosphere is terrible. Portions are too big for any one person to eat
  • ryan b.
    ryan burkhardtAugust 19, 2016
    gnocchi! and plates are large so share a few things
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MinakowskiAugust 19, 2016
    Great atmosphere and amazing food
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PaganAugust 16, 2016
    Fresh home made pasta!!!
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGAugust 7, 2016
    Get the buffet and try everything... You will love it!
  • marcos z.
    marcos zekcerJuly 28, 2016
    Very good restaurant !!!
  • Jimena F.
    Jimena FrigoletJuly 15, 2016
    The portions are really big, not exaggerating, other than that everything is delicious.
  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsMay 16, 2016
    Very filling and tender. If there are multiple plates ordered, I recommend sharing this with someone. The veal chop will leave you stuffed but very satisfied.
  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsMay 16, 2016
    There's a reason this was an award winning dish. Best ravioli I've had of all my years eating this pasta. The sauce was incredible and the ravioli was stuffed with delicious brisket.
  • Bayan Q.
    Bayan QadriMay 12, 2016
    Best Italian food in DC... The shrimp risotto is to die for ❤️
  • memo r.
    memo ruizcornejoMay 11, 2016
    Romantic environment though a little loud. No TV so don't expect to watch any sports there
  • Ashita N.
    Ashita NageshFebruary 1, 2016
    The meatballs were delicious, we had the strawberry cheesecake and it's highly recommend, overall, a good experience!
  • Sarah A.
    Sarah ABDecember 26, 2015
    Best of the best!!! I did the right thing when I decided to celebrate my bdy at FR! I felt so royal!! Delicious food, great company!! Couldn't ask for more 😍
  • Kim R.
    Kim RaimondiDecember 15, 2015
    A staple for old school Italian. Seasoned perfectly. Happy Italian girl.
  • Missy A.
    Missy AnnNovember 29, 2015
    Everything is delicious! I had the butternut squash ravioli special and it was to die for!
  • Dorrian D.
    Dorrian DreadsNovember 19, 2015
    The risotto is beyond amazing. :-)
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren McCaffreyOctober 5, 2015
    The cannoli is delicious!!! All the food here is amazing!!!
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauSeptember 17, 2015
    All huge portions of mediocre food. Place looks nice but it's really not
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WatkinsJuly 28, 2015
    Best Italian food I've ever eaten.
  • Liz F.
    Liz FerreeJuly 28, 2015
    I love this restaurant; I sought it out with my son when I returned after over 15 years! The staff is amazing, management will check in on your experience and are super friendly, and food is amazing!
  • Howard C.
    Howard CJuly 12, 2015
    Huge portions of very tasty food. Great service, nice atmosphere and good desserts
  • Caio Weil V.
    Caio Weil VillaresJuly 9, 2015
    Meatballs and cheese ravioli are great!
  • Jose P.
    Jose PratiboèMay 26, 2015
    Fantastic and authentic Italian food!! Try the veal
  • Zozela
    ZozelaApril 23, 2015
    Filomena for ever!! Must go while in DC!
  • Ekaterina P.
    Ekaterina PodlesnykhApril 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing place!!! Fresh made pasta is die for! Desserts are simply gorgeous! Enormous portions. Absolutely love this place!
  • OMAR M.
    OMAR MukhareshApril 10, 2015
    One of the best Italian restaurants in DC
  • Hannes D.
    Hannes DahlbergMarch 8, 2015
    Bigger is not always better. No particular taste in the all cream based sauce but this restaurant seems to think the generous portions compensate for all that. Overpriced!
  • Eduardo K.
    Eduardo KorkesMarch 8, 2015
    Very nice italian! Make a reservation!
  • Samar H.
    Samar HamdanMarch 7, 2015
    Keep a space fir delicious sweet thing at the end
  • Samar H.
    Samar HamdanMarch 7, 2015
    Big dishes, good for sharing
  • Samar H.
    Samar HamdanMarch 7, 2015
    Best Italian restaurant I tried in dc . Futuchini with pink sauce is so yummy
  • Charmaine J.
    Charmaine JiaoFebruary 19, 2015
    Omg! This place is amazing! We got the misa de mare
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan ThomasFebruary 3, 2015
    Corny decor but fab food. Portions are LARGE and in charge. I suggest sticking with the classics b/c they do them well.
  • Tyler Irwin
    Tyler IrwinJanuary 27, 2015
    Ravioli and homemade meatballs it's a favorite
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SloanJanuary 23, 2015
    Everything is good here
  • Brett M.
    Brett MelilloJanuary 3, 2015
    This place is excellent. After dinner, they bring complimentary amaretto. It is a nice touch.
  • Mike
    MikeOctober 12, 2014
    The portions are huge!! Be prepared to bring some food home!
  • Yong K.
    Yong KwonOctober 11, 2014
    A dinner at nonna's. Cozy and homey feel with ridiculously large portions. Go hungry, come out bloated.
  • deenuhfoowad
    deenuhfoowadOctober 10, 2014
    overrated. robbed $80 for incredibly overrated pasta. bill clinton has bad taste. only redeeming quality was the cool Halloween deco. other than everything sucks.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillSeptember 28, 2014
    I am never disappointed when I come here. My favorite dishes are the Oso Buco & the Gnocchi Pasta. 😘
  • George T.
    George TorresSeptember 21, 2014
    Great food... Good waiter
  • Saibal C.
    Saibal ChakraburttySeptember 16, 2014
    Free pour after dinner amaretto and sambucca shots.
  • Christopher K.
    Christopher KopenecSeptember 6, 2014
    Get the bill Clinton special. It's the best!
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    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
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  • Autty C.
    Autty CrosbyAugust 23, 2014
    Omg this Italian is life changing. I don't think I had real Italian until I got here.
  • Laura C.
    Laura C.August 18, 2014
    The calamari was so tender and wonderful portion. Feel right at home and cozy here.
  • becca g.
    becca gibsonAugust 8, 2014
    Awesome brunch buffet!!
  • Tony W.
    Tony WaterlooJuly 8, 2014
    Wow, amazing Italian food. Portion size is large, next time we will share. The atmosphere was perfect, the food was great. The complementary after dinner Sambuco and Amaretto .
  • nonchalant
    nonchalantJuly 2, 2014
    Best Italian food around d.c. area highly recommend this place
  • Loreal M.
    Loreal MonroeJuly 2, 2014
    Best Italian Restaurant in the area. Meatballs melt in your mouth. Delicious food. Friendly servers. Warm Romantic Ambiance. If you are in the area worth tge trip. Tony is the best server!
  • Iuliia K.
    Iuliia KononenkoJune 1, 2014
    Amazing Italian experience. Time flies in this authentic place.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MinakowskiMay 23, 2014
    The best Italian I've ever had.
  • Princess A.
    Princess AguilarMay 18, 2014
    Awesome ambiance, delicious food, excellent service! Thank you Anton! We will definitely be back soon :)
  • Elva V.
    Elva VitolaApril 16, 2014
    Ask for Sergio
  • Ari S.
    Ari SchulerApril 6, 2014
    Brunch is good - dessert is the best part. Save room!
  • Judy T.
    Judy TarterFebruary 23, 2014
    What a wonderful experience! Had one of the best Italian dinners in a long time!
  • Didi M.
    Didi MarieFebruary 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Mack!!
  • Shelagh S.
    Shelagh SittersonDecember 24, 2013
    Go for the food and enjoy the decorations
  • Didi M.
    Didi MarieDecember 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You must see the Christmas decorations!!
  • Abhishek T.
    Abhishek TalwarDecember 9, 2013
    The deserts are a killer try the strawberry cake
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MurguíaDecember 7, 2013
    Excellent!! Everything was delicious! And dessert... Chocolate Dark Chocolate simply heavenly !!! :) great place to visit! Highly recommended!! :)
  • R.J.
    R.J.November 6, 2013
    The shellfish cannelloni is great!
  • Rochelle
    RochelleNovember 2, 2013
    Make sure you get Tony. Absolutely best waiter. Food and wine are superb!
  • Dana
    DanaOctober 5, 2013
    Absolutely amazing. The seafood cannelloni was excellent. The red sauce was perfect. A must try.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew StevensSeptember 27, 2013
    F-ing creepy Halloween decorations. A bit strange for a fairly expensive Italian restaurant, but I like it.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GraneSeptember 26, 2013
    Everything is amazing!
  • Dana ..
    Dana ..September 20, 2013
    Best authentic italian ever ♥ i would come here everytime i crave italian food
  • Mesha
    MeshaSeptember 15, 2013
    The place is very Italian and the food is so good and and made by nonnas
  • Didi M.
    Didi MarieAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    $35.13 for a full meal during Restaurant Week.
  • Christine G.
    Christine GemmellAugust 16, 2013
    Still my favorite after 15 years! Never disappoints!!
  • OMAR M.
    OMAR MukhareshJuly 2, 2013
    Good food and nice service
  • Bevin L.
    Bevin LandrumJune 17, 2013
    Take time to watch the Pasta Mamas work their magic. They are so talented and authentic. They make homemade pasta look so easy.
  • Mark A.
    Mark A.June 17, 2013
    The best pasta in DC! It is loud and can be a bit slow, but food and service are excellent. "Grandma" in the window on Wisconsin Ave. handmaking the pasta is neat also.
  • Ebrahim B.
    The vegetarian lasagna was pretty good !
  • David T.
    David ThompsonMay 27, 2013
    The ravioli app is a must. No really. Please order it. It's cheap. It's awesome. Don't miss this chance.
  • Vicki D.
    Vicki D.May 13, 2013
    If you don't get the Tortelloni di Michele or the Ravioli di Chiachiterri -- why did you even come to this restaurant?
  • Didi M.
    Didi MarieMay 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Veal (on the bone) Parmagiana tonight.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SandbergMay 4, 2013
    Great old world charm.
  • joye
    joyeApril 14, 2013
    The gnocchi is unbeatable!!
  • Meg S.
    Meg SprochApril 11, 2013
    Amazing customer survive. Large portions. Try the rice ball appetizer it has such a unique flavor. They also make their own sausage! If you want to customize a thing on the menu they will! PHENOMENAL!
  • Daniel
    DanielMarch 1, 2013
    Strawberry Cheesecake is the way to go. Sambucca and Amaretto shots after dinner also a nice touch.
  • Kristell F.
    Kristell FonsecaFebruary 19, 2013
    Food melts in your mouth
  • Ankush S.
    Ankush SaxenaFebruary 15, 2013
    Great Italian Restaurant that blends in great flavors and spices fresh from Italy, as advertised.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica C MFebruary 10, 2013
    Best braised beef tortellini in the world!!! You must order it!!!
  • Karen
    KarenFebruary 7, 2013
    Delicious! Everything was incredible, even the bread. The arancini was amazing and the service was fantastic
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SchwarczNovember 1, 2012
    The cheesecake is to die for!
  • Ana Cláudia S.
    Ana Cláudia SantosOctober 22, 2012
    Delicious, I recommend the ragu one!
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FarahSeptember 24, 2012
    Beef brisket (tortollini do Michelle) is absolutely amazing! You have to try it! Great food and awesome service!
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YarboroughSeptember 24, 2012
    The Tortelloni Di Michele is one of the most amazing Italian dishes I've had.
  • Steve
    SteveSeptember 9, 2012
    OMG. The veal Parmesan is awesome.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PaganAugust 16, 2016
    In Love 😍😍😍😍
  • marcos z.
    marcos zekcerJuly 28, 2016
    Ótimo!!!!! Sea food canelone !!!
  • Liz P.
    Liz PaniaguaAugust 22, 2015
    Toda la comida deliciosa, sirven pastas frescas hechas ahí mismo, la atención de los meseros, muy amables, imperdible
  • Cigdem O.
    Cigdem OzdemirJune 3, 2015
    Anlatılır gibi değil. Ortamı ve yemekleri şahane, fesleğenli zeytinyağı için bile gidilir, mutlaka denenmeli
  • Serdar
    SerdarFebruary 7, 2015
    DC'deki en iyi İtalyan lokantalarından birisi. Deniz ürünleriyle yapılan risottosuna toskana şarabı eşlik ederse hayat çok şahane bir yer olabilir. Yemek sonrası gelen likörler ise enfes
  • laura v.
    laura villalobosDecember 29, 2014
    Excelente comida!
  • Simone S.
    Restaurante maravilhoso! O nhoque da mama é espetacular, ela fica fazendo a massa na entrada do restaurante, agora o spaguette com lagosta que é o prato preferido de Bill Clinton é divino!
  • Carlton U.
    Carlton UnderwoodSeptember 23, 2013
    Best tera mi su ever
  • Tim G.
    Tim G.August 16, 2013
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