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“#1 resturant in NJ”
Review of Da Filippo's

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Ranked #1 of 82 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 23, 2013

Zaggat review claims that when you leave, you will feel "like you are a long lost cousin." This is very true. We have only been to Da Fillipos 4 or 5 times and we feel like we are family members. I dont open the menu. When I order dinner I ask Chef Filippo to cook whatever fish dish he feels like making. The reviews here are all correct and the only fresh comment I can make is there is a wood fireplace in the resturant that we sat near last we were in for dinner. This is a family that loves what they are doing. They exude this! Check out the picture above the fireplace....it is a picture of Chef Filippo's mother seated holding a freshly caught fish. His boyhood home was directly accross from the ocean in Sicilly hence, his love and knowledge of fresh fish is engrained in him.

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Thank drchico
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

The food is really great. Everything we had from appetizers to dessert was wonderful. Fresh bread, delicious bruschetta, the fish is excellent and the pasta is memorable, .The owners - chef and host - were incredibly gracious. I haven't seen service like this in awhile. They appreciate and earn your business in every way. A relaxing, welcoming, fun atmosphere. We went on a Friday evening and Filippo played the piano and sang. This is by far the best Italian food in the area. Don't miss it!!

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Thank Allie T
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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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Thank SelmerSaxman
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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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