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“THIS is authentic Italian. Awesome food and experience”
Review of Da Filippo's

Da Filippo's
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Ranked #1 of 83 Restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Meadow Street
Reviewed February 20, 2013

I went here twice this month - once for lunch and once with a group for dinner. For lunch we had the bruschetta (very good) and then a pasta special with malanzane - excellent and fregula with shrimp and calms - also excellent. Mr Filippo does it all - cook, serve (though there are wait-people too), chat - and, as we found out at dinner - play the piano and sing (in English or Italian). For dinner we let him have his way with us - no menu, tasting menu. Started with a (1) panini-like app, followed by the )2) bruschetta (family style). Then individual plates from there. (3) was a plate of meats, fresh mozzarella (awesome) and very tasty marinated roasted pepper. The (4) was a arugula fritter battered and fried arugula with a mushroom/cheese sauce. No idea how he did it, but it was great. (5) was the tops of the night - a truffle ravioli in olive oil. Incredible taste. He gave us a choice of dinner (pork, chicken, fish). We all choose the cod with large prawn (6). Excellent again. For dessert (7) fresh strawberries with a hint of lemon and mint. Just an outstanding meal. Service spot on. Excellent!

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

A magical tour with Sicilian born chef Filippo. He will prepare delicious food in a beautiful setting. BYO. His charming wife will greet and seat you. Enjoy.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

The great family in the title is the Da Fillipos. Going to their resteraunt is like being invited into their home to eat dinner with them, that's how comfortable they make you feel.
And the food is fantastic.
Start with the brushetta or better yet the arugula fritters...fantastic
Each of the entrees is as good as the next....my choice the sausage risotto.
Only one problem; every time we've been here we never had enough room for dessert...hopefully one day, as I can only imagine how good they must be.

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Thank JLangs
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

This was our third time dining here, each time with a different couple. Food was once again outstanding!!. Being a BYOB only makes the experience better. The chef owner often plays piano so it can get a bit noisy however it's what makes this family owned and operated restaurants truly one of the best!! Get dressed up, go casual, date night or with others. This is what a restaurant should be!

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Thank Michael W
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Went to the restaurant with my husband when it opened later, I belive, after all the jazz and cafe stores started opening up.

Thank Melissa M
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