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Filomena Ristorante - Georgetown
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Ranked #26 of 3,283 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Thought the food was below average. The chicken parm cutlets were very HARD to cut, tasted old and microwaved.
The sauce on the pasta was LOADED with red onions and not a true red color.
The bottle of wine cost a fortune and tasted like a $7.00 bottle.
Staff was pleasant but not attentive.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

It has the look and feel of what you expected an Italian restaurant to be maybe 20 years ago. Statutes greet you before entering different seating areas. Mirrors on the walls. Tons of lights and hearts hanging from the walls and ceilings in early celebration of Valentines Day. And yes, a loop of Italian restaurant musical classics playing over the speakers – O Sole Mio included. The only thing missing are photos of the various celebrities who likely have passed through the doors of this Georgetown classic.

We stopped in for lunch at the beginning of Washington’s restaurant week. We’d been eating at several of the Jose Andres restaurants and were feeling good about the small plates. Thus, we came to this meal with a little trepidation. But the aromas wafting through the restaurant made us forget about eating lightly and off we went.

We ordered as appetizers Arancini and Calamari. The Arancini was a ball of Arborio rice mixed with mozzarella and meat and then fried. It was serviced with a small gravy boat of the restaurant’s home made tomato sauce – this one had a little spice to it but was delicious. The calamari, our friendly waiter informed us, is soaked in milk for 24 hours before being cooked. That explained why it was so tender and tasty.

We moved onward to the main courses – the first was penne in vodka sauce. A classic dish perfectly prepared here. The pasta was the best cooked ala dente I have had in a restaurant. We also ordered a penne with sausage that was cooked with onions, mushrooms and herbs. All cooked in a nice red sauce that apparently had some Chianti tossed in!

The wine by the glass list was good – we had a Sicilian wine that was a little light but tasty. And a Super Tuscan that held up well to everything we ate.

As for the desserts – we are sure they were very good. But we had no room to see!

If you are in downtown Washington, it takes a combo of Metro and a good walk or patience waiting for the bus to get to Georgetown. But it is well worth the hike, especially if you stop by for a meal at this restaurant.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

We had a memorable and romantic dinner over the holidays. Our waiter was top notch and our food and wine was exquisite! Can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Enjoyed a delightful Italian dinner at this charming restaurant with a friend. Started by sharing the caprese salad...not the best season for tomatoes, but the mozzarella was so amazing it didn't matter. Entrees of ravioli with meatballs and veal marsala (some of the most tender veal I have ever enjoyed) and a very nice super Tuscan wine to accompany. All finished with a complimentary after dinner drink of Sambuca or Amaretto. Superb service throughout the meal. The only reason I didn't give it an "excellent" was that the noise level did ramp up as the evening progressed, and the desert menu lacks a lighter selection such as gelato or sorbetto.
Waiter did tell us that they hope to add gelato at some point. Definitely make a reservation. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank LP1247
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Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

I was in DC for conferences and went to Filomena a saturday night. We were a party of 8 & didn't have reservations. We were sent to the bar and in less than 45 minutes we were being seated. Wine selection & prices is very good. Menu is varied & portions are big; presentation is very refreshing. Price range for overall quality is good. Service is excellent. I will definitively return.

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