Settepani
Settepani

Settepani

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.settepani.com/
  • Phone: (917) 492-4806
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Antonio Settepani
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: You can enjoy Settepani Café anywhere with our specialty catering service. From parties to corporate meetings to intimate dinners, Settepani Café can bring you an exceptional meal without any worry for you.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 119th and 120th
  • Public Transit: 116 St (2, 3)

    125 St (2, 3)

    116 St (A, B, C)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street or private lot.
A word from Settepani
Settepani Cafe is a gathering place for great food and conversation. The menu offers a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes and desserts. Enjoy Settepani cafe anywhere when you order through the specialty catering service. Whether it’s an intimate dinner party, a corporate meeting or a gathering with friends, let Settepani Cafe bring you exceptional meals without the worry. For fresh baked bread, delectable pastries, coffee or a meal, Settepani Cafe is the place to go.
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Settepani reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (4)neighborhood gem (4)great for brunch (3)fit for foodies (2)great for lunch (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Pleasant, delicious surprise!
    Harlemfoodfan
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Although I live in the neighborhood, I had not visited Settepani in several years. Some friends were in town visiting, and I suggested Settepani for dinner. They are world travelers and foodies, and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. First, the food was delicious, correctly proportioned and beautifully plated. We had the linguine with clam sauce, the eggplant and the lasagne. All excellent. The side of cauliflower au gratin was also wonderful. The butternut squash was good, but not as quite as special as the other dishes. Our wait staff was attentive, even through a change in shift personnel, and helpful and honest when asked their recommendations. I am already planning on my next visit to Settepani.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Meetings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The wait staff at Settepani don't bother you mid-sentence like those at other establishments. They also don't rush you off to clear the table. This, combined with a relatively low noise level makes it a perfect place for a meeting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So it says Mediterranean
    kitkatVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    but there is nothing Mediterranean about this place. The service is on the better side for Harlem , since most places around here lack the prompt service you'd expect downtown. The food is eh. no outdoor lighting , so we could;t really see our food , but it was ok. The inside decor is a bit peculiar and doesn't quite flow. There is room for improvement , but it def. isn't the worst place to eat along Lenox
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 57 reviews are from the Settepani reviews archive.
  • Did not impress...
    livetoeatVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We were here for brunch and ordered omelets. They had only one type of cheese as an option, the potatoes were not crisp, and no bread was served with them. With so many good brunch spots in the city, this one is not memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it.
    bellomoore
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Lobster risotto was amazing. So was the flour less chocolate cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Patch
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Lovely, friendly restaurant with great service by our server Tanya and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    YumYumSeeker
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I respect Settepani's consistent presence in the neighborhood, but our Father's day brunch service was not great. There were only 3 people on the FOH staff, all very nice, but with just 4 tables to cover, I was shocked at how slow and uneven the service was. My father and I got 2 different Egg benedict dishes, and they both came out cold. When trying to get the attention of my server to have the meal heated, she was lost in conversation with another table, so eventually I got bartender instead. My meal included a tea and mimosa, but my tea came about half way after my food arrived. I've had way better experiences for less than $25 a plate, so unless I'm starving and every other spot is packed, I will likely not be returning to Settepani.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We had a reservation for 10:00am, when the restaurant opened. They were not ready for us; they were confused about what menus to give us, and the tables were not prepared. We ordered pastries off the menu for an appetizer, and they informed us after our main dishes came out that they had not received the delivery of pastries yet. Food in general was non-remarkable.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Choice
    CJHarris1999
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I enjoyed the quiet dining. Very classy. My only negative is that they brought the bread at the same time as our meal. I would have liked to nibble on the bread before the food came. Nice wine list. Friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • superb
    enjoy
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Had a wonderful lunch at Settepani. The service was terrific and the food was delicious. Comfortable atmosphere and full bar were appreciated as well. This venue was great for a celebratory lunch and we look forward to returning in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wanted it to be good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have driven by the restaurant for years but it never seemed to fit into our plans. So we decided to celebrate mother's day there. I am so sad we did. The service was horrific and while the food was decent it could never makeup for the terrible service. The minute we walked in I knew the meal was going to be a disappointment. I tried to put a good spin on the event and everyone in our party was easy going but no one enjoyed dinner. Their were moments when I thought things would improve but the restaurant lacked good management and attention to detail.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place for a dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Was going to The Apollo Theater and this was perfect. The food was very good and the menu choices adequate. Full bar and a very nice and sweet hostess with excellent hosting skills. Waitress was a bit off and distracted so the hostess played backup as they knew we had theater to and needed to get out on time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fish soup
    StebbingsVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Fish soup was outstanding......................................................................................................
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood fav
    MrChuyVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Don't let the quiet crowd put you off. This is a delightful low-key Italian place that hits all the right notes in what ends up being authentic Italian fashion--great bread and olive oil, perfect seasoning, and solid handling of antipasti, primi, and secondi. The cocktails are both generous and well-made. Try it once and you'll be back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Neighborhood Gem
    LivCloseByVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I always like going to Settepani. They pioneered nice dining in Harlem and they consistently provide good food and service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service
    columbiagrad
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I had one of the best spaghetti bolognese of my life, with great people to serve and in this day there was a great singer.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great music
    Fatboy
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Italian food was delicious and a very good band called "Red Sahara" played great covers unplegged. It was awsome !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian that could do better
    Udon
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    With just warm plates and a bit more attention to the food this restaurant could be much better
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    spiderguyVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Went here for the first time the other day -- very good lamb meatballs, a little disappointed that the rabbit dish on the online menu wasn't available, but the Frutta di Mare I got was both excellent and inexpensive, compared to other restaurants. The table behind us was very loud -- they were obviously having a big celebration -- but this was hardly the restaurant's fault. Overall, a great dining experience!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    DCS51
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    always great, food, atmosphere, service & drinks -great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem of a Restaurant
    billl
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    One word to describe the food here: vibrant. We found this gem thanks to the 2014 Michelin Guide and plan to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Dinner
    Rojo
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had a quiet Valentine's Day Dinner there with my sweetie. The Prix Fixe special was delicious and affordable. All the selections were really tasty, even had my boyfriend wanting seconds, which is rare since he is a picky and conservative eater. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. They had a great jazz singer there that night, which made the mood perfect. I really enjoyed this restaurant and look forward to eating there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Valentine's Day Experience
    Dontnvme2
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Despite the many great restaurants out where we live on Long Island, my wife wanted to dine here after reading some great reviews. I do have to admit that it was an enjoyable experience despite having a waiter who was pretty lousy; it took him forever to take our order even though the place was pretty empty when we arrived. I also had to signal to him when we were ready to order dessert. Despite this, we enjoyed the food and the jazz trio who performed that night. It was a very nice touch on Valentine's Day! Our meal was very good and my wife enjoyed the two drinks she ordered. We were seated promptly even though we arrived well ahead of our reserved time. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    Marsha
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was an absolutely wonderful Valentine's Day dining experience at Settepani. The ambience, food and service was top-notch; and having the owner stop by to wish my partner and I a Happy Valentine's Day was very thoughtful. Also, the smooth live band serenading the patrons with love songs was a very nice tough. I highly recommend this restaurant. A truly romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once again terrific
    StebbingsVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Enjoyed a delightful brunch/lunch and found that this charming spot has regained its past charm and glory. Enjoyed a nice chat with its delightful co-owner Nino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for the neighborhood
    kzl1973
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Good food. Not the best, but good for the limited area restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great deserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The food was traditional Italian with a twist. The fish was fresh and prepared with a light sauce of mixed shell fish.. My favorite was the zabaglione cotto. One of my favorite deserTs which is hard to find in most Italian eateries
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Musicman
    Musicman
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Very nice experience. They had mellow live music that added to the evening without overpowering conversation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    EllieVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Delicious brunch with lots of unique options. Fun place to go with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The ambiance was nice, and
    Marjorie
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The ambiance was nice, and a relaxed atmosphere. The waiter was very friendly. The brunch was excellent. It was nice to spend time with friends family in a nice and not too overcrowded or noisy restaurant. It was just perfect. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food at Settepani was
    jazzymichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    The food at Settepani was very good. It was interesting and different; which is what I look for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian in Harlem
    yogaannVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    We ate at Settepani after Shakespeare at Marcus Garvey Park. They didn't offer a discount like many of nearby restaurants did, but it was close so we went anyway. The food was adequate, it was a beautiful night to eat outside, and if we were in the hood again, we would probably go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday night
    chowtimeVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    The food was REALLY good. The service was mediocre. The wine pours were stingy. The prices were like WV, UES, or any other high end neighborhood. I recommend the place based on the food, and the ambience is pretty nice, but they could have scored much higher with more alert service, being more generous with the wine, and don't charge $16 for an appetizer I could get in midtown for $13.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    The food was underwhelming and not a good value at all. We had high hopes that this would be a Harlem gem. The ambiance was nice but the meal was a disappointment. Visit nearby La Corsa for much better pasta, bigger portions and better values.
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  • Settepani dining
    jackdoc
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    The menu was surprisingly (to me) varied and the dishes were cooked as ordered. My order of Tuna Carpaccio followed by lamb chops was excellent and the others were equally satisfied. (We were ten). I recommend this restaurant. Very easy to get there with the #2 or #3 train.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Diamond
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Settepani is a true neighborhood gem. My daughter and I dine there fairly regularly. The food is really good and consistent. The service is warm, friendly and attentive. Harlem has seen a crop of restaurants open up but Settepani is still our favorite. The interior has been redesigned and is stylish and comfortable. The patio is still a terrific place to eat outdoors. We absolutely love this place!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They took great care of our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    They took great care of our large group. The food was delicious and the service was fast and courteous. Will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I think the problem was Mother's
    senoritaVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I think the problem was Mother's Day - they didn't have the usual menu so the selection wasn't so diverse and we both found our food so unsatisfactory that we went out and had a light dinner after the concert - the food tasted as if it had been cooked long in advance and left to dry until someone came to eat it - I had the frittata with artichoke and goat cheese which tasted like neither - was very heavy and dry - and my friend was not wild about her shaken eggs - the service was very pleasant - the atmosphere was quite delightful - it was a gorgeous day though there were no tables outside but unfortunately I couldn't recommend it - the included Rossini's tasted sort of like grape juice
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food but Service lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    This restaurant is an interesting little neighborhood cafe with a fairly broad menu of Sicilian items that weresurprisingly well prepared albeit a bit overpriced for the neighborhood. The ambiance and decor are lacking but the service was fair. The surrounding neighborhood a bit sketchy and limited safe parking options.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair food, nothing exciting
    ShabVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Based on the good reviews, I was expecting really good food. The food was fair, the prices a bit much. While nothing was terrible, there also was nothing excellent either. It may be a good option for the neighborhood, but having commuted uptown to try this place, I was totally let down.
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    • Noise LevelModerate