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“It won't disappoint” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Filomena Ristorante - Georgetown

Filomena Ristorante - Georgetown
1063 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3605
202-338-8800
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Ranked #27 of 2,564 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: M Street
Transit: Every ten minutes, from 7 a.m. to midnight, ride the Georgetown Metro Connection. Ridership is open to everyone! Picking up from the Rosslyn and Dupont Circle metro stations every ten minutes makes getting to Georgetown quick and easy.
Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“It won't disappoint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had heard a lot about the restaurant before our visit. We went during the Christmas holidays. The place was very festively decorated and the typical warm Italian atmosphere. The food was as good as we had been told. Portions were also too large for the average diner to finish. So it is entirely possible to share a meal and be satisfied.
The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. The only minor issue was at the end of the meal, when they offered the complimentary after dinner drinks. A waitress from another table picked up the two bottles after about two minutes on our table and asking if we were finished. We really didn't want any more and can excuse that because of the holiday rush.
I guess the best review we could give is that we plan to return next Christmas season.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Italian food this side of the Ponte Vecchio.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

It almost looked like my own grandmother was rolling the ravioli in the kitchen. The pasta tastes just as good. HINT: When dinner comes, ask your server for a box. Every entree can be split in half for lunch or dinner the next day. Don't even try to be a clean plate clubber at Filomenas. Why? Dessert menu and the complementary carafes of Sambuca and Amaretto.

Visited July 2012
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Virginia
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“Noisy, crowded, pasta disappointed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Granted it was a busy holiday Saturday night, (a mob scene) However as they are known for their pasta I was disappointed that the baked pasta with veal marsala was dry and somewhat tasteless. The waiter also was obviously pushing the most expensive dishes on us.
I would avoid this restaurant on busy nights.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Italia in DC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Great food, big portions, great house wine, very loud but is an Italian place, the services is excellent, and you most try dessert is forbidden if you don't try, ohhh the bread is out of this world.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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“Amazing pasta - worth every calorie and penny!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Filomena may not look like much when you first walk in the door but when you step down the stairs and into the check in/bar area, it opens up into a much bigger restaurant than anticipated. Around Christmas time, it is totally decked out, with every inch of it covered with decorations (literally every inch, even the ceilings have decorations). The pasta is amazing, it is some of the best italian food I have ever had. The portions are HUGE! We were there with a large group (around 16) and only one of us finished our meals. The rest took ours home and got to have it the next day for lunch, which makes it even more worth the money. Everyone ordered different things (gnocchi, a couple seafood dishes, ravioli, cheese manicotti, mushroom manicotti, pasta with vodka sauce, the meatballs, oreo mouse cake, triple chocolate mouse cake, etc etc etc) and I did not hear one complaint about anything. Everyone loved their food. We especially loved the mozzarella appetizer....fried mozz with fresh tomatoes and garlic olive oil and drizzled with a cream sauce. Seriously worth every single calorie. If you love italian food, this is a must try for you!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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