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Filomena Cucina Rustica – Authentic Italian Cuisine & Ambiance

IMAGE64-300x199 Filomena Cucina Rustica - Authentic Italian Cuisine & AmbianceFilomena Cucina Rustica, South Jersey’s widely acclaimed upscale Italian ristorante, is owned and operated by Giuseppe DiVentura’s culinary kingdom.  Featuring sophisticated recipes originating from Abruzzi in central Italy, this beautiful establishment is renowned for its signature potato gnocchi (often prepared by Filomena herself), decadent desserts, and an extensive selection of award-winning wines.

IMAGE42-300x199 Filomena Cucina Rustica - Authentic Italian Cuisine & AmbianceFilomena Cucina offers a three-course Prix Fixx dinner special Monday through Friday from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, and Sundays from 1 pm until 8pm.  A delectable authentic Italian menu which includes Wednesday Wine Specials, Sunday Lunch, Brunch and Dinner Buffets, and daily happy hour and lounge specials, Filomena Cucina Rustica consistently draws regular patrons from throughout the South Jersey area and beyond.

Warm and Inviting Service

IMAGE8-300x199 Filomena Cucina Rustica - Authentic Italian Cuisine & AmbianceWith impeccable customer service always offered with smiles, Filomena’s is a beloved and stylish restaurant with authentic Italian ambiance.  Elegantly casual in setting, from the moment the freshly baked bread is served to the final bite of a delicious dessert, the cordial, efficient wait staff is just one of many reasons diners return again and again.

A Paradise of Italian Cuisine 

IMAGE54-300x199 Filomena Cucina Rustica - Authentic Italian Cuisine & AmbianceNaturally, the main reason for visiting Filomena Cucina Rustica is the dining experience.  Presenting the classic taste and style of Italian dishes with an innovative flair, Filomena Cucina offers a “classically new” dining experience.

IMAGE47-300x199 Filomena Cucina Rustica - Authentic Italian Cuisine & AmbianceDiners enjoy innovative antipasti offerings such as stuffed artichoke bottoms stuffed with ground lamb, feta and mint.  The Filomena Trio is a classic preparations of baked clams casino, crab-stuffed mushroom bacon-wrapped seared scallops. Another favorite here is the crab bisque soup, thick with sweet crab, in a creamy broth designed to accent he perfectly prepared seafood. The pork loin and the stuffed flounder are two additional flavorful dishes.

IMAGE56-300x199 Filomena Cucina Rustica - Authentic Italian Cuisine & AmbianceMany of the restaurant’s soup/salad selections feature traditional preparations such as the Pasta e Fagioli and Mozzarella and Tomato Caprese.  Yet the innovative chefs at Filomena Cucina also infuse modern preparations into several dishes.  The ‘Torre Di Pisa’ salad features grilled eggplant layered with fresh Mozzarella, oven-dried tomatoes, and roasted red peppers set atop mixed baby greens.

Lunch Italian Style 

IMAGE21-300x199 Filomena Cucina Rustica - Authentic Italian Cuisine & AmbianceWith selections like Filomena’s Chopped Salad featuring white beans, feta, oven-dried tomatoes, artichokes and more in a lemon-herb vinaigrette and the Pizza Arugula with bruschetta tomatoes and fresh parmesan, lunch at Filomena Cucina Rustica is classic Italian caffee style.  Most of the restaurant’s sandwich and wraps are served with an order of fries.  Meat lovers feast on the Soprano Wrap with Prosciutto, Suppresatta, Capicola, Sharp Provolone, Arugula and marinated tomatoes.  Uncle Vinnie’s Cheesesteak Sandwich is oozing with caramelized onions, mushrooms and Provolone on a long roll.

Ambrosial Dinner Entrées

IMAGE55-300x199 Filomena Cucina Rustica - Authentic Italian Cuisine & AmbianceFine dining aficionados have found their Italian home away from home at Filomena Cucina Rustica!  Braciole is an Abruzzi specialty, and Filomena has perfected the dish – delicate slices of beef are stuffed with Italian sausage and wrapped and braised in a flavorful sauce until tender, then served with roasted potatoes, broccoli rabe & Pecorino cheese with tomato demi.  The restaurant’s Rack of Lamb is lightly glazed with dijon and rosemary, then coated with breadcrumbs and cooked to perfection. Roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus and fresh mint demi complete the dish.

IMAGE53-300x199 Filomena Cucina Rustica - Authentic Italian Cuisine & AmbiancePasta and risotto lovers dine on dozens of entrée selections including Fettuccine Campagnola with Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe, Filomena’s signature Gnocchi, and Risotto Pescatore with delicately seasoned shrimp, scallops, lump crabmeat, tomatoes, and fresh herb.  Hearty appetites feast on a mouthwatering 14-oz. charred Ribeye with Gorgonzola-Shallot Butter, or the Frutti di Mare, a succulent mix of steamed clams, mussels, scallops, calamari and shrimp in either red or white wine reduction.

Authentic Italian Ambiance & Service

IMAGE35-300x199 Filomena Cucina Rustica - Authentic Italian Cuisine & AmbianceGuests of Filomena Cucina are greeted by a warm and inviting formal dining room featuring soft ambient lighting and a fireplace, a private 12-seat Chef’s table where diners can watch the chefs preparing entrees, a more casual outdoor patio and courtyard, and a 32-seat lounge/bar area. With superb guest services, highly talented chefs, delectable cuisine and exquisite Italian ambiance, Filomena Cucina Rustica has unquestionably captured the essence of quintessential Italian dining.

Filomena’s Lounge Calendar

Join Patti Lattanzi Billy Carlucci & The Gang Show every Tuesday evening from 8:30-9:30 in Filomena’s lounge. With live entertainment from the region’s best artists, every show is different and unique!  Arrive early for a great seat and great food and spirits!

Thursdays at Filomena’s are Karaoke night, so get up and sing from 7:30 to 11:30!  With host Vic Rubino, this is your chance to become a star!  Be sure to arrive early for daily happy hour food and drink specials, and the best seats in the house!

Filomena Cusina Rustica 

13 Cross Keys Road, West Berlin, NJ 08091

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  • Filomena Cucina Rustica — this place is for romantic nights. Every Tuesday night, I get hooked on it as they have several local celebrities and even those with national fame that grace the stage of The Patti Lattanzi Billy Carlucci & the Gang Variety Show which is taped live and then played the following Thursday night on Cruisin’ 92.1. Very nice!

  • Traditional Italian cuisine combine with a great atmosphere. What`s not to like?

  • Looks to be a very cool place to be for everyone loving Italian cuisine and culture. Nice article.