Your best chance of catching a celebrity sighting in DC? Getting dinner at Filomena. The Georgetown stalwart has been around for over 30 years, and in that time countless stars—and multiple U.S. presidents—have gorged on the gigantic servings of Italian classics. Signs that this is the real deal include the pasta mamas who prepare fresh spaghetti, linguini and other noodles in a mock kitchen on street-level. Don’t forget about dessert, in particular the cannoli which is served in sandwich form for easier, crumb-free enjoyment.
|Venue name:||Filomena Ristorante||Contact:|
1063 Wisconsin Ave NW
|Cross street:||between M and Grace Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am-11pm|
|Transport:||G2 Metro bus, Circulator bus|
There are actually two older Italian women making pasta in the front window of this place. Once you're downstairs in the actual restaurant, you'll see this is a huge place dressed in typical tacky, traditional Italian restaurant style. Big murals in Italian vineyards on the wall, gaudy fake flowers, the whole deal. But the pasts is fresh and the helpings are large, plus there's a huge dessert window.