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1063 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20007

Daily 11:30am - 11pm



Filomena in Georgetown is an experience in itself.

They decorate for every holiday in the most unique and over the top way. As an example, during Easter, they probably have 1,000 bunnies and a tree decorated across every inch with Easter flare. The Christmas season brings the same energy and festive cheer. 

For a fancy, white-tablecloth restaurant, they are surprisingly wonderful with kids. Every delicious, authentic Italian food option is offered in smaller portions for kids. They have great family-style servings too. For that reason, Filomena is the perfect splurge for a family night out because it will never feel like a waste of money. They are one of a rare breed that welcomes the family-friendly label and really means it.

The restaurant is located in the heart of Georgetown, with a paid lot across the street. For obvious reasons, it can be busy during the prime holiday season, so reservations are recommended.

Georgetown has lots to do before or after your meal. Georgetown Cupcake is only a five-minute walk and is a great sweet treat for after your Italian dinner. Rose Park Rec Center is about a fifteen-minute walk away and is a good place to stop and play if you have some time to kill before your reservation.


Restrooms Good for All Ages Restaurant
Thoughtfully captured by:
Caitlin Iseler
Caitlin Iseler, happyly founder and CEO, was born in New York and is one of eight children. Her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and the chance to sit at one table with her favorite 40 people. Caitlin, her outdoor loving husband, Thomas, and daughter, Hanah, live in Virginia Beach. She is also blessed to be a bonus mom to 2 incredible humans, Max & Elizabeth. Being a mom has always been something she dreamt of and it brings her joy beyond measure. Before starting happyly, Caitlin spent 15 years working in executive search with technology companies, most recently with Korn Ferry. In what seems like a lifetime ago, she attended the University of Virginia and was a member of the National & ACC Championship Teams, a gift that keeps giving.
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