2016 Best of Readers Choice Awards - Voted a top banquet facility in the area

"Raising a Glass at Filomena's" - The Day 2015

4.5 Star Rating on Yelp

Award Winning Clam Chowder

"Restaurant Favorites Done Well at Filomena's" - The Day 2014

Named one of the Top Family Restaurants 2013 by Connecticut Magazine

Family Owned and operated


About the Owner

Michael “Mike” Buscetto III has dedicated his life to improving the region of Southeastern Connecticut. 

2016 Winner of "Town of Waterford Champion for Children Award"

Recognized as a genuine leader, Mike received the 2016 Boy Scouts of America Leadership Award.  In 2013,  the OIC Community Champion Award and the 2012 Leadership Award by the State of Connecticut’s Martin Luther King Jr.’s Holiday Commission, the 2009 Chamber of Commerce “Revitalization Leader of the Year” Award and the 2009 Elks “Citizen of the Year” Award. 

2012 New London Rotary Unsung hero Award Winner for Outstanding and Dedicated Service

Committed to economic development, he successfully developed New London, Connecticut’s first 55+ active adult community, along with Waterford’s Utopia Centre where he currently owns Filomenas Restaurant.

A staunch supporter of the region’s youth, Mike initiated the Annual “Bash at the Beach” Fundraiser, which has provided over $550,000 in donations to support 30 organizations that predominantly support youth programs.


It's important to our management and staff that our customers' experience is the best it can be. We understand that our customers have a choice and we are constantly striving to maintain excellence through every detail... whether that's with our menu, service, or catering. We're honored to be recognized for living up to our customers' standards as a warm, friendly, family environment where you can relax and enjoy a great meal in a great atmosphere. If you haven't already, please join us and experience firsthand a great Filomena's meal!

Mike Buscetto