Choose Between Two Options
- $40 for Sunday brunch buffet for two with two mimosas ($67 value)
- $84 for Sunday brunch buffet for four with four mimosas ($134 value)<p>
Now serving brunch on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Filomena Ristorante offers carving stations with sizzling selections of pork, beef, and fish, a salad bar, dessert station, and plenty of pasta and fresh made mozzarella.<p>
Nothing trumped family for JoAnna, who left behind a career in New York City to return to Washington, DC, in 1980 to care for her aging mother Filomena. JoAnna's homecoming brought back memories of Filomena's grand family meals, and she was saddened to find that DC lacked a place to enjoy old world–style comfort food in a space that felt more like a home than a restaurant. She spent the next three years transforming two dilapidated buildings into the place she envisioned, replicating her family's old dining room with some of her mother's actual furniture, antiques, and knick knacks. It was only natural to grace the restaurant with her mother's name.
All of JoAnna's hard work paid off. With its eclectic assortment of Queen Anne–style dining chairs, hanging plants, and gilt-framed paintings, Filomena Ristorante couldn't be more inviting. The chefs continue the homey ambiance with Filomena's time-honored recipes for handmade pastas, mozzarella-draped chicken and veal, and rich sauces. This selection includes everything from veal marsala with shiitake mushrooms and shallots to linguine with lobster—a favorite of former President Bill Clinton, according to the Travel Channel.