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Filomena Lakeview - 16 Reviews - 1738 Cooper St, Woodbury, NJ - Italian Restaurant Reviews - Phone (856) 481-7122

Filomena Lakeview


1738 Cooper St
Woodbury, NJ 08096

(856) 481-7122
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Enjoyed Dinner Here the other Nite with Family & Friends. Everything was delicious, in my opinion no restaurant in this area comes close to the food served here. They don't serve ...


There was no e-mail address on Filomena's web page so I first posted a lengthy (negative) review here. Pros: Good entrees! Cons: Bad house salad! Not so good service.

GREAT PLACE!! 11/29/2011

Enjoyed Dinner Here the other Nite with Family & Friends. Everything was delicious, in my opinion no restaurant in this area comes close to the food served here. They don't serve a lot of your typical Italian dishes, which isn't bad, it's what seperates them.\r We dined with Victoria that nite and she was excellent. She didn't skip a beat and the entire meal, soup to nuts was excellent! The Whole Bronzino was flavorful and the fried cheesecake at the end was superb. more

Best in Area!! 11/29/2011

Had a very nice dinner here. We were Early so dinner crowd hadn't hit yet. This place is always decorated nice. Our Server Michael came right over, informed us of the specials. He was very informative and efficient. Our Appetizers, Calamari & Mini Crab Cakes were great. Our Entrees, Oven roasted half chx and Chx and lobster al mauro, were even better. We split the Willy Wonka brownie, which was a chocolate lover's dream. We will be back...Soon! more

Great Shows & Events!! 11/18/2011

In the past 2 months we attended a Cooking Class & Comedy Show here. Both were tremendous. The Comics were surprisingly hysterical, Gemini was great! I have not laughed that hard in a while. The Cooking class was also very enjoyable. Great Tips, Funny Chef, and Fabulous Food. We have dined here and it has always been excellent. more

AAWWEESOME!!! 11/17/2011

I luv this Place. They have some nice specials at times, but their menu is very good. they have a lot of promotions going on these days. I dined there last Mon with a friend and we had the 3 Course menu, They Had an Excellent Wine Special "Primal Roots". Service was excellent, Kudos to "MICHAEL" Our Meal Included Apps to Dessert and Wine Special, we were out of there with tip for $70 and the food was Plentiful and World Class. If You haven't yet give them a try & join their mailing list, they, email some excellent Deals!! more

Best of The Best!! 11/8/2011

Have been going to this Restaurant Since they opened in 2002 & have never gotten a Bad meal or Service. Their Steaks are always Superb, Chops out of this world, Pasta always Al Dente, Appetizers are excellent and drinks are made to perfection. My Wife & I have dined at the Bar, Bar Tables as well as the dining room. Service is always on point, bartender Tom is always quick with a joke and the Meal is always delicious.\r Will be back Again & Again & Again. more

Would NOT eat here again 12/6/2010

I tried to give this restaurant zero stars, but the site wouldn't let me. My boyfriend and I had dinner here last Saturday. As it was our anniversary, he had made a reservation- and specified it was a special occasion for us. From the beginning, this would have been an anniversary dinner from hell, if we didn't have good senses of humor! Despite the reservation, we were offered the worst table in the house. Right on a main walkway and at a tiny table. All other parties of two were at larger, but set more intimately. Our waitress did not offer much attention, and even smirked and offered a rude comment when my boyfriend ordered water. Our food was slow to come out. So slow, in fact, that the melted cheese on his meal had already hardened by the time it arrived. My meal was also served cold. Perhaps it wouldn't have been so cold if it had been served with a cover, like all of the other tables. Oh- and, all of the other food came out on a tray, even at the two party tables where it wasn't necessary. Ours? Oh, just carried in the waitress' hands. And no- she didn't ask if there was anything else we needed after she plunked it down. I've never been the subject of discrimination before, but this was horrendous. There are two things they may have not liked about us: my boyfriend was the only non-white person there, and neither of us are 50 or older. Maybe they perceived us as only requiring second class service, or that we wouldn't tip well. We normally tip very well (20-25%), but after that? How could we tip well? No, thanks. Save your money, celebrate elsewhere. We always read Zagat reviews before choosing a new dining experience, and are appalled that this place made the list. more

Filomena Lakeview is not worth the cost 8/23/2009

I was very disappointed. The service was very slow, the food came out luke warm. It was close to 20 minutes between placing our order and the salad and then at least another 20 after we finished the salad for the meal. My husband and I both left there hungry after dropping $100. Will not return more

Upscale Italian 11/11/2008

Much nicer than your everyday Italian Restaurant. The menu is varied and the food is delicious. It is a also a wonderful place to hold a catered dinner. The staff is excellent. I have always had a great dining experience here. more

Filling! 10/19/2008

Filomena's serves you as if you were a member of their Italian family! The portions are enough for two to share. The service is wonderful, the view is amazing! more

good food 10/6/2008

I recently had a work luncheon at Filomenas lakeview and really thought the food was good. The Italian entres were very delicious and the service was friendly. more

Nice atmosphere. 10/1/2008

Very nice place for a business lunch or to meet with a special friend.\r Italian specialties and seafood are very good. Daily lunch specials with a wide variety.\r Service is quick and efficient.\r I have not had dinner there but am sure it is excellent. more

Okay - changing my review! Speak to the manager. 7/20/2008

There was no e-mail address on Filomena's web page so I first posted a lengthy (negative) review here. Pros: Good entrees! Cons: Bad house salad! Not so good service. more

Tasty warm food, long wait between ordering and food arriving at table, lacking customer service. 5/16/2008

Today's luncheon dining experience was a disappointment. There were three in our party. When we arrived at the restaurant at the early lunch hour, we became the fourth occupied table. After placing our orders and being served our salads and soup, we waited quite some time afterward for our platters to arrive. One could tell by the appearance of the salads that they had been previously refrigerated and were not freshly made. The crab bisque was quite tasty. I also ordered the Gemelli -- pasta with sauteed shrimp, asparagus, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and peas in a garlic wine sauce, also tasty. However, the soup and platters were served warm, not hot. There were only three medium shrimp atop the pasta. I could not eat the asparagus as it was on the raw side rather than being cooked to al dente. Nor could I eat the artichokes since they included the fibrous parts of the pedals. Our water glasses were kept full, but we were not asked if we cared for more bread and butter, or if we would like to have coffee and/or dessert. Our waiter seemed to be busy tending to a few other tables occupied with people who came in after we had already arrived and placed our orders. When the waiter brought our check I asked him if he was working the tables alone. He stated that graduates from two area colleges were coming in for lunch today, and they were busier than usual, although the dining room was not crowded. If the establishment knew in advance they would be expecting a larger crowd for lunch, they should have planned accordingly with adequate wait staff. I have dined here previously on two occasions, both lunch and dinner, and this was my first disappointment. more

Strike 3 3/24/2008

I've always held out so much hope for this place. The first time it was average and I thought it was because it was new. The second time the waitstaff was loud and obnoxious, having a full conversation with plenty of expletives right next to my table. It made it hard to enjoy. This time, the last time, had to be the worst. The waitress useless and unattentive. She asked if everything was ""okay"" and I responded ""just okay"". She said 'oh"" and walked away. I guess she was taking a poll, because there was no follow up with anything like ""is there anything I can do to make it better"" or ""do you need anything"". The highlight of the meal was the escarole soup, great flavors and not salty. The salad was bland. The entrees were room temperature at best and covered in onions. The juilenned vegetables, also full of onions, were limp, cold, and flavorless. I would suggest a filler other than onions, especially when the entree is served with onions. I am sure my filet was warm at some point because the gorgonzola topping was burnt to a crisp. I agree with the last review, the place has great character. But, I have had wonderful service at places with higher and lower pricetags. more

Best Meal for the Money and Gloucester County 1/17/2007

This place is amazing!! The decor and the ambiance is outstanding. The pace is beautifully decorated and the food is amazing. My wife and I have dinner here at least once a month it would be more but our wallet and waistline wouldnt like that. The risotto is to die for and the fillets are always amazing. They have these crab cakes that melt in your mouth. The only thing I would say is their wine pricing is a little over the top and their deserts could be better. Sometimes the wait staff is off but what place isnt nowadays. I highly recommed it for any occasion. Pros: Food, Ambiance Cons: Service sometimes. more

Bad Customer Service 7/12/2006

I had an anniversary dinner at Filomena's Lakeview in February. The food was excellent, but our server was extremely rude. She served everybody around us, while we sat unattended for about 40 minutes, did not check on us, did not offer dessert, and threw away the half of pizza I had left over without even asking if I would like it wrapped up, as well as being generally uninterested in serving us. To top it off, I emailed the restaurant twice to tell them this and never got a response back. Not only will I not ever come back, I will be telling friends and family that while the food is decent, it is not worth the bad service and management. Pros: Good food. Cons: Bad service. more
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  • Welcome to Filomena's. We are a family owned & operated restaurant specializing in authentic & creative Italian cuisine. From our imported wood burning oven we offer pizzas, steaks & fresh whole fish served to you by our professional staff. You can compliment your meal with our exceptional wine list by the bottle & by the glass, also offering flights.We also offer a menu in our bar area with assorted appetizers, pannini's & salads where you can enjoy our nightly entertainment.