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“Consistently Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
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Da Filippo's
132 East Main Street, Somerville, NJ
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Ranked #1 of 66 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Meadow Street
Morristown, NJ
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138 reviews 138 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
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“Consistently Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

We have been customers of Felippo and Bertie for longer than I care to remember. Very memorable southern Italian food with a strong Sicilian seafood influence. Always a winner. Also try his son Alan's restaurant Sette Cucina in Bernardsville, NJ.

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English first
Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
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“Superb Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

I'm an out-of-towner who recently visited Da Filippo's with my family who live locally. I dine out at many restaurants around the country and can say that Da Filippo ranks right up there with the best. The food and atmosphere were exceptional and the service was excellent. The owner and his wife both personally visited our table and made us feel right at home. It was a 'great' dining experience.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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“Friendly restaurant with great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We were visiting during Easter 2012 and had a wonderful dinner At da Filippos's. The Bruschetta della Casa was a great beginning, followed by Spezzatino di Manzo, Scaloppone di Vitello, and Pesce al Cartoccio, all of which was exquisite. The owner, his wife and daughter are all gracious to their guests and make you feel right at home. We will definitely return for another outstanding meal.

Visited April 2012
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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“a delicious slice of authentic italy to not be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This Italian restaurant is truely fantastic!!! My husband and I have returned here weekly since the first day we visited this delicious, cozy and romantic restaurant, and have already introduced others to this great "find" so close to home. The owners are a warm and happy couple who somehow have imported an authentic italian evening straight to Somerville. We know that there is no lack of Italian restaurants in New Jersey, and the metro area, however how fortunate we feel to have the best so easily accessible and being BYO makes it even better (who doesn't like to have the added benefit of bringing their own wine if given the choice). When you walk in, it feels as though you have stepped into a european vacation, and from the first course, you realize that you may as well be in Italy it is so delicious. Favorites of ours are the escargot, risotto, and every fresh fish special he has made has been extremely fresh and perfectly done (I especially enjoy the pan-seared fish). But I must say there is not one dish that either we have ordered, or the owner/ chef has recommended that we have not loved, even down to the pillowy fresh mozzerella cheese (I don't know where he finds such quality?). And to top it off, the desserts are a delight and homemade by them as well. They always seem to add their own special touch to their dishes that make it better than anywhere else. And if that were not enough, to top off the evening, it is nice to have at least one occasion where you are there near the end of the night, because once the owner finishes cooking and getting out all the dinners, there are many nights (if not all, I am not sure) where he sits down to the piano and plays and sings a short concert, putting a quite enjoyable finishing touch on an already perfect evening. This place is terrific for a romantic night out, however we saw just as many, if not more, business people out to dinner their as well. We have really made Da Filippo's restaurant our one and only "goto" restaurant, and will continue to send our friends and family there...you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milford, New Jersey
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“Found Gold Mine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Found Gold Mine, The Personal touch from Filippo is beyond anything we have found in New Jersey, Food is un-common cooked by Filippo, very Italian, very busy on weekend, same great food during the weekdays. BYOB tab was just over $100, and we will be back.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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