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  • Italian
  • 1063 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC20007 38.90421 -77.06269
  • (At C & O Canal Towpath NW)
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  • (202) 337-2782
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Lunch

Antipasti

Appetizers (Or Small Meals)

Calamari Fritti tender white rings of calamari (marinated for 24 hours in milk) lightly dusted and quick fried. served with spicy marinara sauce   8.95
Arancini rice balls - the all time favorite of ny's little italy feasts. italian rice rolled and stuffed with mozzarella cheese and bolognaise meat, dusted with bread crumbs & quick fried. served with marinara sauce on the side   6.95
Soup Of The Day   bowl 6.95
Mozzarella In Carrozza creamy mozzarella cheese with bread and lightly fried. served with spicy marinara sauce or sautéed cherry tomatoes on the side   6.95
Sandi Ravioli cheese ravioli, made by our pasta mammas, oven baked and drizzled with bread crumbs. served with tomato sauce.   6.95
Funghi Alla Fiorentina white mushroom caps stuffed with a mix of sautéed spinach and italian cheeses. served with our popular bernini sauce   6.95

Insalata

Salads

Insalata Alla Cesare filomena's offering of the world famous caesar salad dressing with lots of freshly grated parmesan cheese, tossed with homemade croutons and romaine lettuce   8.95
Insalata Di Stagione mesclun field greens (organically grown and picked while still tender) tossed with tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles & toasted pecans. dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette.   9.95
Add: Whole Grilled Chicken Breast $4

Pasta

All Pasta's Include Full Salad Bar

Gnocchi Della Mamma once only eaten on special occasions, our potato-base dumplings are made lovingly by hand here at filomena, tossed in authentic bolognaise meat sauce of ground beef, veal, italian sausage, chianti wine & vine ripe tomato marinara sauce   12.95
Agnolotti Alla Panna one of our most ordered pastas - ravioli (made by our pasta mammas) stuffed with blended italian cheeses & sautéed spinach then tossed in a fantastic light cream sauce   13.95
Rigatoni Con Salsicce when musician bono of u2 ate this pasta dish here, he ordered seconds! whole link italian sausage pieces made daily here in our kitchen with mushrooms, onions, ground italian sausage, chianti wine & herbs and vine ripe marinara sauce. served with rigatoni pasta.   13.95
Ravioli Alla Matrimonia the "marriage" of two of our most asked for favorites....chef made meat balls alongside pasta mamma's cheese ravioli. served with our slow simmered rich tomato sauce   12.95
Fettuccine Alla Carbonara always a huge favorite, the famous alfredo based sauce with sautéed bacon, shiitake mushrooms & peas over house made fettuccine pasta   13.95
Cannelloni Frutti Di Mare (Shellfish Cannelloni) shrimp, crabmeat, scallops, mozzarella, parmigiana & ricotta cheeses blended and stuffed into black pasta sheets, rolled and oven baked. covered with our famous creamy cardinale lobster sauce ours exclusively!   14.95
Lasagna Alla Bolognese house made pasta sheets layered with ricotta & mozzarella cheeses and our authentic bolognese meat sauce of beef, veal, italian pork sausage and chianti wine with ground veggies- made in the same "old country" way for centuries.   12.95
Manicotti always a favorite- tubular house made pasta stuffed with a creamy blend of four cheeses, ricotta, mozzarella, parmigiana and provolone cheeses. baked in our classic "vine ripened" tomato sauce and topped with melted mozzarella   11.95

Sandwiches & Calzones

All Includes French Fries And Full Salad Bar

Chicken Panini grilled chicken breast, fontina cheese, sautéed mushrooms & caramelized onions on our house made bread toasted and pressed on the panini grill to mark & "seal" it. served with basil mayo on the side   9.95
Cheese Steak Panini angus steak sliced thin and sautéed with roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, mushrooms and melted mozzarella cheeses on house made bread, toasted on the panini grill to mark & "seal" it. toasty, warm, & meltingly delicious.   10.95
Meatball Hero the absolute favorite of first generation italian americans, the same meatball recipe used for over 100 years throughout italian sections in every large city across america. (made from scratch daily in our kitchen) oven roasted then simmered in our famous tomato sauce, topped with melted mozzarella cheese in our housemade bun and toasted.   10.95
New!! Mediterranean Whole Wheat Calzone a nutrient rich pizza dough made with whole wheat and garbanzo bean flour, rolled thin and folded over, filled with a blend of chicken breast, cheese, fresh tomatoes, red onion, roasted red peppers and arugula. baked on an oven stone and served hot.   11.95
Chicken Parmigiana Hero a lunchtime favorite of italians everywhere! breast of chicken breaded and baked with our famous tomato sauce. topped with melted mozzarella cheese in our house made bun and oven toasted.   9.95
Riviera Burger full 10oz king of a juicy burger made in house of certified prime black angus beef topped with sautéed portabello mushrooms, caramelized onions, bacon and yellow cheddar or white provolone cheese. served on a sesame seed bun made in our bakery with basil mayo on the side   10.95
Veggie & Cheese Panini a mix of roasted italian veggies, topped with mild fontina cheese on our housemade bread. toasted and pressed in the panini grill to mark and seal it. light but delicious.   9.95
Classic Calzone a popular standard all over italy and new york. pizza dough folded over and stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella and parmigiana cheeses, pepperoni slices and ham. baked on a oven stone, served oozing and hot with marinara sauce.   10.95

Pizza

All Pizza's Include Full Salad Bar

Pizza Margherita the standard of italy. made to order individual size pizza with fresh "vine-ripened" tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, sliced fresh tomatoes & fresh basil   10.95
Personal Pizza "create your own pizza" with any of our pizza toppings. ricotta, mozarella, cheddar, parmigiana cheeses. pepperoni, meatballs, italian sweet sausage, ham, bacon. roasted red peppers, mushrooms, spinach, red onions, black olives.   12.95

Entrees

All Entrees Include Full Salad Bar

New!! Fusilli Ala Pesto shrimp and chicken breast simmered in a pesto sauce of pureed basil, olive oil, fresh garlic and walnuts with a touch of cream and parmigiana cheese over spinach fusilli pasta.   16.95
Pollo Alla Parmigiana always a favorite! chicken breast lightly breaded, flash fried and finished in the oven. covered with our "vine-ripened" tomato sauce and lots of melted mozzarella cheese. served with penne pasta   13.95
Chicken Marsala scaloppini of chicken breast, pan seared with a rich sauce of shiitake mushrooms, marsala wine and veal reduction. topped with fresh melted mozzarella cheese and served with penne pasta.   12.95
Steelhead Salmone all the magazine "foodies" are raving about the delicate taste and texture of this steelhead salmon. oven baked and basted with local honey. served with our most popular basil-mustard sauce infused with brandy. served with cavatelli pasta in a sage butter sauce.   14.95
Eggplant Parmigiana there's just something special about this dish that makes you long to eat it every so often. eggplant slices layered with mozzarella cheese and our vine ripened tomato sauce, then oven baked. it is one of southern italy's oldest favorites. served with penne pasta.   12.95
"Butchers Choice" Steak this prime steak is known as the "butcher's tender", a lesser known cut because in the days of neighborhood butchershops, the butcher's often took them home for themselves because of its deep meaty flavor. grilled and toped with sliced fresh tomato, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil. served with thick cut french fries.   20.95

 

Dinner

Antipasti

Appetizers

Burrata Mozzarella Di Caprese burrata- a ball of buffalo mozzarella with a ricotta cheese center. served with fresh tomatoes, basil leaves and extra virgin olive oil   13.95
La Torre Di Melanzane stacked slices of eggplant breaded and pan fried when ordered. layered with fresh mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and fresh basil   8.95
Pizza Rustica this is fond memory food if you lived in an early immigrant home. once only made in early spring (or easter) and now available all year long. ricotta, mozzarella & provolone cheeses with eggs, chunks of ham and pepperoni. baked in a large pastry crust. then cooled and cut into large slices-just like nonna did in her kitchen.   9.95
Polpetti Classico our fresh daily made black angus family recipe meatballs served with their own tomato sauce, atop country polenta, finished with shaved parmesan cheese.   9.95
Funghi Di Spinaci white mushroom caps stuffed with spinach and italian cheeses. topped with our now famous bernini sauce.   8.95
Calamari Alla Sicily tender rings of calamari sautéed with garlic, white wine, capers, black olives & tomato sauce with garlic toast.   12.95
Antipasto Misto a platter of imported italian cold meats & cheeses with roasted peppers & mushrooms , prosciutto and cheese stuffed cherry peppers. served with bread sticks.  (for two) 20.95
Calamari Fritti tender white rings of calamari (marinated for 24 hours in milk) lightly dusted and quick fried. served with spicy marinara sauce.   12.95
Mozzarella In Carrozza creamy mozzarella cheese breaded and lightly fried, drizzled with a creamy cheese sauce and served with spicy marinara sauce or sautéed cherry tomatoes on the side.   8.95
Arancini rice balls- all time favorite of little italy’s street feast of san gennaro and in scenes from "the godfather". italian arborio rice rolled and stuffed with mozzarella and bolognese meat, dusted with bread crumbs and quick fried. served with tomato sauce   9.95
Sandi Ravioli cheese ravioli, made by our pasta mammas, oven baked and drizzled with bread crumbs. served with tomato sauce   8.95

Insalata $9.95

Salads

Insalata Di Stagione mesclun field greens (organically grown and picked when they are the most tender) tossed with bleu cheese crumbles & toasted pecans. dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette.   
Insalata Alla Cesare filomena's offering of the world famous caesar salad dressing with lots of freshly grated parmesan cheese and romaine lettuce. served with homemade garlic cheese bread.   
Insalta Di Cornucopia bibb lettuce and tender field greens with yellow corn, sundried cranberries, dates, pecans, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese and seasoned croutons. served with champagne vinaigrette.   

Pasta

With Vegetables

Manicotti Di Funghi pasta sheets rolled and stuffed with blend of shiitake, cremini & white mushrooms with ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. covered with a sauce of the fragrant and flavorful porcini mushroom.   21.95
Lasagna Alla Vegetali thin sheets of pasta, made by our pasta mamma's, layered with roasted veggies, ricotta, mozzarella & parmigiana cheeses and our popular creamy vodka tomato sauce.   21.95
Manicotti Di Quattro Formaggio harrison ford raved about our version of this italian classic. tubular pasta made by our pasta mammas stuffed with blended ricotta, parmigiana, mozzarella and provolone cheeses. topped and baked with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.   20.95
Agnolotti Alla Panna one of our most often ordered pastas! fresh ravioli pasta (made by our pasta mammas) stuffed with a blend of italian cheeses and sautéed spinach and tossed in a light cream sauce.   21.00

Pasta

With Meat and Poultry

Gnocchi Della Mamma germany’s equivalent of our president, chancellor helmut kohl frequently ordered our gnocchi. our pasta mamma’s potato based dumplings tossed in our authentic, old country-style recipe of bolognese meat sauce with ground beef, veal, italian pork sausage, ground vegetables, chianti wine & tomatoes.   24.95
Penne Con Salsicce when u2’s bono ate this pasta dish here, he wanted seconds! penne pasta tossed with roasted & ground chef made italian sweet sausage, sautéed mushrooms, onions, herbs and chianti wine in a abruzzi country style hearty tomato sauce with sautéed link sausage pieces.   24.95
Neopolitan Ragu Con Cavatelli a classical ragu meat sauce (with it's origins dating back to the roman empire). made with pulled beef, slow braised in tomato sauce and tossed with cubed mozzarella cheese and pasta mamma's ricotta dumplings pasta.   24.95
Lasagna Alla Bolognese layers of the pasta mamma’s fresh pasta sheets with ricotta & mozzarella cheeses and our thick bolognese meat sauce (beef, chef made italian pork sausage, veal & veggies) oven baked and topped with so much more meat laden bolognese sauce that it can hardly stand up!.   22.95
Cannelloni Di Vitello slow braised veal breast in white wine and mushrooms mixed with ricotta and mozzarella cheese then rolled in homemade pasta sheets, baked in an organic porcini mushroom and veal reduction sauce then finished with a touch of cream and white truffle essence.   24.95
La Familia sunday sauce was passionately italian and a time honored flavor everyone looked forward to. simmered for hours with this trinity of meat balls, italian sausage and ribs. the flavor these meats infused into this sauce made an indelible memory of taste. all three meats from the sauce are served alongside fusilli pasta and topped with "sunday dinner sauce."   24.95
Fusilli Alla Pesto shrimp and breast of chicken simmered in a pesto sauce of pureed basil, olive oil, garlic and walnuts with a light touch of cream, parmigiana cheese over spinach fusilli pasta.   28.95
Tortelloni Di Michele the 1st place winner of the people's choice award at the taste of georgetown! brisket of beef braised slowly for many hours with wine and vegetables in an overstuffed pinched ravioli with a light sauce of pine nuts, sage, crimini mushrooms, brown butter, veal stock and a touch of cream.   24.95
Rigatoni Con Pollo E Vodka when vodka is added and cooked with tomato sauce it serves to release flavors in the tomato that are normally inaccessible and results in a very delicious sauce. this creamy vodka tomato sauce is made with flavorful shiitake mushrooms and topped with grilled chicken breast over rigatoni pasta.   24.95
Ravioli Alla Matrimonia the "marriage" of two of our most asked for favorites-chef made meat balls alongside pasta mamma's cheese ravioli. served with our slow simmered, rich tomato sauce.   24.95
Some Pastas: Add $4 To The Price If You Would Like It Served In An Edible Homemade Bread Bowl.

Pasta

With Seafood

Misto Di Mare Alla Filomena a lavish presentation - fresh shrimp, large sea scallops, small sweet clams (cockles), cultivated mussels and tender calamari sautéed with shallots and white wine in a marinara sauce over linguine.   31.95
Festivale In Venezia a colossal seafood celebration from venice! housemade black fettuccine in brandy tomato sauce with fresh shrimp, sea scallops, lobster meat and topped with crabmeat.   37.95
add colossal jumbo lump crab meat   5.95
Ravioli Di Chiacchieri so good we put our family name on it! unique teaming of whole fresh shrimp & large sea scallops served in the same dish alongside large cheese filled ravioli in our famous creamy cardinale lobster sauce ours exclusively.   32.95
Linguini Cardinale president clinton’s favorite at filomena! lobster meat in our famous creamy cardinale lobster sauce over linguini pasta - magnificent!   35.95
Risotto Scampi Di Corrado italian aborio rice risotto simmered slowly with shrimp and herbs and our exclusive and legendary cardinale lobster sauce.   32.95
Cannelloni Frutti Di Mare (Shellfish Cannelloni) shrimp, crabmeat, scallops, fresh mozzarella and ricotta cheeses blended and stuffed into the pasta mamma’s rolled black pasta sheets. our original seafood lasagna recipe in the form of cannelloni. oven baked and covered with our famous creamy cardinale lobster sauce.   26.95

Carne E Pollame

Meat & Poultry

Costoletta Di Vitello Alla Parmigiana fun to see - great to taste! a 20 ounce veal chop, thinly pounded, crisply breaded and pan fried. topped with tomato sauce, melted fresh mozzarella and parmesan cheese. served with rigatoni pasta with tomato sauce on the side.   42.95
Pollo Alla Domenica whole free range organic chicken breast stuffed with italian cheeses, sauteed spinach with fragrant black forrest ham. baked and served with a white wine shallot cream sauce, sauteed mushrooms and pine nuts. served with veggies and sweet potato.   29.95
Vitello Saltimbocca scallopini of tender veal seared with shiitake mushrooms, shallots, marsala wine, veal stock and a touch of butter. served with penne pasta.   32.95
Pollo Alla Parmigiana tender whole breast of chicken breaded and baked with tomato sauce & mozzarella cheese. served with penne pasta.   24.95
Bistecca E Granchio ny strip steak and colossal jumbo lump crabmeat. the steak is rubbed with herbs and seasoning and grilled to order. topped with the larges lump crabmeat available-the meat equivalent of about 6 or 7 blue crabs. served with our famous cardinale lobster sauce and lemon, butter and fresh thyme sauce. sides are asparagus gratin, baked sandi ravioli and honey roasted sweet potatoes.   37.95
Osso Bucco Alla Costello slow braised 16 ounce veal shank "osso bucco style" in veal stock, tomato sauce, red wine and diced vegetables. served over saffron and mushroom risotto, then glazed with its own juices. (limited nightly availabilty)   36.95
Vitello Alla Marsala scallopini of tender veal seared with shiitake mushrooms, shallots, marsala wine, veal stock and a touch of butter. served with penne pasta" prima vera".   31.95
Pollo Di Matone half chicken (certified free range organic) deboned, seared and cooked in a cast iron skillet (as our grandparents always did) with a heavy brick on top to press the meat down and retain all the juices. served with veggies and sweet potato.   26.95
Costata Di Maiale moist 12 ounce pork loin chop brined and oven baked with a coating of crunchy coarse italian bread crumbs. served with brandy mustard cream sauce, italian baked three cheese pasta and broccoli agliolio.   29.95

Pesce

Seafood (Subject To Change Daily)

Salmone Alla Toscana grilled wild salmon filet with a tuscan style vegetable topping of cannellini bean, cherry tomato and grilled asparagus in a mustard vinaigrette.   30.95
Pesce Dorade pan seared dorade - a tender white fish so good it's beloved even by the non fish lovers. cooked whole then completely deboned and filleted for easy eating served with toasted hazelnut butter as they do all over the piedmont region, the home of hazelnuts   28.95
Pesce Alla Neptune fresh fillet of talapia with a king neptune stuffing of shrimp & 100% lump crabmeat, oven baked and topped with our famous creamy cardinale lobster sauce.   30.95
Gamberi Di Papa Antimo large shrimp grilled on skewers alongside huge lumps of colossal jumbo pure crab meat. served with pasta mamma's ricotta cavatelli in our famous cardinale lobster sauce.   33.95
Pesce Del Giorno macadami nut crusted striped pink cod filet topped with a garlic pinot grigio wine-butter sauce, served with asparagus and roasted potatoes   32.95

 

Buffet Brunch

Italian Lunch Buffet: Friday's & Saturday's 11:30-3:00. All Items Are Made Fresh In Our Kitchen. Filomena's Fabulous Sunday Brunch Buffet: Sunday 11:30-3:00. Menu Includes:

Pizza    
Meat chicken, and fish entrees   
Homemade Pastas with: meat, chicken, seafood   
Daily Variety Of Crostini    
The Freshest Salad Greens Available    
Variety Of Filomena Salad Dressings    
Homemade Soup For The Season    
The Chef's Mixed Salads with pasta, meats, & cheeses   
Our Own Italian Bread Baked Fresh Throughout The Day    
Fresh Hot Vegetables    
Bread Pudding rice pudding, and various cakes   
All Of The Above Selections Including Italian Style Egg Dishes, Bacon, Grilled Sausage, And More!

Desserts

Mixed Fruit Cheesecake there are cheesecakes, and then, there are cheesecakes! we baked and tasted almost 30 recipe attempts before we were rewarded with this masterpiece.   
Cookies N’ Cream our thick and creamy white chocolate mousse blended with almost two full pounds of chopped oreo cookies. fudgy flourless chocolate cake on top and bottom make it look like a huge cookie! decorated with whole oreos.   
Mixed Fruit Tart a rich buttery crust filled with a creamy vanilla custard topped with a variety of fruits. it's a delicious yet lighter alternative.   
Tira Mi Su a rich velvety cream flavored in the italian tradition with mascarpone and espresso. this heavenly cream is generously spread between layers of expresso soaked lady fingers.   
White Chocolate Mousse can a cake feel romantic? two thick and lusty layers of satiny white chocolate mousse with a thin layer of moist yellow cake in between. piled high with white chocolate shavings. love is in the air... white choco-love!   
Raspberry Tart perfect for raspberry lovers! our buttery cookie crust filled with a creamy vanilla custard and loaded with fresh raspberries on top.   
Raspberries N’ Cream a thick layer of intensely flavored pink raspberry mousse with center layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream and fresh raspberries. finished with a raspberry glaze. all the flavor comes from only the freshest raspberries!   
Strawberry Cheesecake everyone has their favorite cheesecake and this is certainly ours. super rich moist texture and taste, right down to the graham cracker crust! this wonderful cheesecake is topped with fresh strawberries and strawberry glaze.   
Chocolate Truffle a chocoholic’s dream! rich and moist chocolate cake between layers of the richest of chocolate-ganache. finished with more chocolate ganache over the top and sides. got milk?   
Macadamia Nut White Chocolate Mousse lots of exotic macadamia nuts toasted and swirled through two thick layers of our luxurious white chocolate mousse with just a thin layer of yellow cake between.   
Triple Chocolate Mousse can’t decide? three luxurious layers of solid mousse-milk chocolate, white chocolate and mocha mousse (with no cake in between!) atop a fudgy base of flourless chocolate cake and piled high with chocolate shavings.   
Hazelnut Daquoise a hazelnut cake made with a combination of toasted hazelnuts and a soft meringue. this lucious cake is then filled with a decadent hazelnut mousse and dark chocolate mousse. an extraordinary cake loaded with hazelnut flavor   
Raspberry Marquis "marquis" is a very lush european-style chocolate mousse. our variation is paired with layers of raspberry preserves, velvety chocolate ganache, fresh raspberries and rich moist chocolate cake. topped with a raspberry glaze.   
Dark Chocolate Mousse a little like chocolate ice cream! fudgy chocolate flourless cake underneath a thick and creamy dark chocolate mousse. topped with chocolate shavings.   
Coco Chocolate Cake if you like mounds bars then you'll love our approach. three layers of our moist, rich and fudgy chocolate cake with two layers of our thick and creamy shredded fresh coconut cream.   
Filomena
1063 Wisconsin Ave NW
At C & O Canal Towpath NW
(202) 337-2782
or (202) 338-8800
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