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Sette Osteria, Washington, DC

Sette Osteria

4.4
4.4
1454 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sette, meaning seven in Italian for that extra luck, is your spot for a fusion of comfort and traditional Italian vibes. Beyond a restaurant, Sette Osteria is a destination for locals and wanderers alike. Our decor is all about people, featuring an open kitchen with a wood-fired pizza station and views of vibrant Connecticut Avenue and R Streets. It's inviting, sophisticated, and buzzing with an international flair.

Dive into our $20 Bottomless Weekend brunch (2 hours) or catch the daily Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm, extended on Sun & Mon until 10pm. Sette isn't just a restaurant; it's a lifestyle. Come for the food, stay for the vibes, and let Sette redefine your dining scene.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 483-3070
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Fabio Slavatore
  • Catering
    Contact the restaurant at 202-483-3070.
  • Private party facilities
    Let us assist you in arranging your next special event at Sette Osteria. Our unique setting will allow us to accommodate any type of event from intimate dinner party of 2, up to large receptions of 125.
  • Private party contact
    Mehdi Zorgani: (855) 404-2352
  • Neighborhood
    Dupont Circle
  • Cross street
    Connecticut Avenue and R street
  • Parking details
    Nightly complimentary parking service after 7:00pm - Garage entrance on R street - SAT & SUN morning 11AM-5PM
  • Public transit
    Sette Osteria (Dupont) is located at 1666 Connecticut Ave NW on the southwest corner of Connecticut Avenue and R Street, two blocks north of Dupont Circle. The nearest Metro stop is the Red Line Dupont Circle stop. Exit onto Q Street (north end of the station) and walk one block north on the west side of Connecticut to reach Sette Osteria.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,454 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,454 Reviews
  1. AlanZ

    Orlando

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! We had a group of 10 and everyone enjoyed their meals. Every course course was severed hot and timely! I am not local, but if I were, I would dine there again!

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  2. dms4e

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    When we arrived for our reservation, the table was not ready indoors, so we were told we could sit outdoors at a table ready now. We sat there for 30 minutes without a server and almost walked out. We finally hailed someone down (and he was nice), but he was not technically our server and our food took forever. They gave us a free dessert but I would never come here again. Truly crazy/unacceptable dining experience.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, still a 20min wait with the reservations.

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  4. GerW

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our table was next to the main thoroughfare to the bar and kitchen. The food was decent, but nothing great and overpriced.

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  5. StephanieS

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined outside and it was perfect! The food was delicious and our server was so helpful. We will definitely be back!

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  6. NealLego

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    You can never go with fresh pasta. We got the gnocchi, cacio pepe and a pizza. The cacio pepe and pizza were both good but the gnocchi in the gorgonzola sauce was outstanding. Pillowy soft. We also had the pan a cotta and the tiramisu and both were excellent. I love pan a cotta in a cherry sauce and the tiramisu was fresh not frozen or refrigerated as it sometimes is inother restaurants. The only downside side was that our server was not very friendly but the manager, Gabriella, more than made up for it with her hospitality.

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  7. Patricia

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good. The service was good. The manager tried to get us the best table she could...but they let the bar congregate at least 3-4 deep which obstructed the servers and the noise level became unbearable. Also because of the bar backup, one of the servers broke a glass at one of our party's place at our table. They had to sweep up the glass at his feet. Also our table was scarred and broken (they need to replace it). All of this was distracting from good food and good service and the noise level was pretty bad. Sette Osteria has a chance to rival Cafe Milano or Sfoglina but because of the noise level and commotion, I don't think it will. However, food was good.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Prices increased too much compared to the food quality. Pizza arrived at the table cold and spaghetti alle vongole both overcooked and without salt.

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  9. jaym

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty food, service a little slow and inconsistent. Waited over 40 min for our food due to "kitchen issues "

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  10. KellyC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Easter brunch! Food and service were amazing.

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  11. Reieleye

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    For a big group they were very accommodating. Our server was very attentive and all of the food was so good! Even the complimentary limoncello at the end:)

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  12. MelissaR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a delicious dinner! Our food was cooked perfectly. They even gave us all complimentary Lemoncello shots at the end of the night.

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  13. ShaNel1992

    New York City

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I wanted to like this restaurant, but the noise level, the long wait past our reservation AND the mishap with my entree made it impossible. My initial conversation with the hostess was nice as we chatted about food & decor, but the almost 30-minute wait past our 8:00pm reservation was a warning sign of what was to come. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. The noise level was extreme - it was nearly impossible to have a conversation without shouting. Then came the entree mishap - the server “dropped” the wrong entree and just left. When I signaled to my waitress, she was visibly upset only to be told by the hostess - who was the manager - okay, just fix it. So, I guess I warranted an apology maybe 10 minutes later when she had a moment and after my appetite was gone and my husband nearly finished his entree? Not exactly sure what has changed in hospitality since I have been dining, but the right thing to do would have been to offer to remove the entree from my check or send over a dessert on the restaurant. None of that happened. The waitress made up for it in her own way - and that is why we thanked her personally. She understands customer service/hospitality. Such a shame - this could have been resolved in a more hospitable manner. Missed opportunity on many levels.

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  14. LauraS

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went with a group of 12. We had a reservation for 8 and we were not seated until 8:25 which was annoying. Our waiter was nice, but it was a busy night and we had our apps before we had our drinks. Overall the food was good.

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  15. AntonyC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the Carbonara and the Pera pizza. It also came in quick.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time. Excellent food, drink and friendly servers.

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  17. Cali50

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gabriella and her team were excellent! We celebrated my son’s white coat ceremony and the restaurant was able to accommodate our growing party of 22 people. The service was tremendous and the food was packed with flavor. Thank you for making this a wonderful evening.

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  18. ClevelandParkLover

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My colleague and I had a good meal. Warm greeting, comfortable table. A menu full of old favorites and a list of tempting specials. We ordered a bottle of Montepulciano and then we both ordered the arugula and fennel salad and the lamb shank with risotto. Both salad and entree were well-prepared, well-present, and tasty. At the end we had espresso and a digestivo. I'll be back again soon!

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  19. Fun2dine

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, fabulous service and very accommodating chef who made modifications for lactose intolerant allergy. Great selection of wines, appetizers and entrees. Homemade focaccia was yummy. We loved the lump crab-cake with salad and the pesto shrimp and pasta entrees. Baked to order warmed chocolate cake with ice cream, gelato, or sorbet was delish!

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  20. NickG

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love dining at Sette! Great food, outdoors in DuPont, and excellent service - Maura is fantastic! We're definitely regulars.

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  21. Softballfan

    St. Louis

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    First time dining experience—- lunch on a Saturday, around 1:00pm. Greeted by hostess and immediately seated ( we did have a reservation for 3). Small restaurant with tables situated VERY close to adjoining tables. Not a fan. It was EXTREMELY loud, making it near impossible to have a conversation or enjoy the food. Service was good, food was good— no complaints there. They even had GF pasta options, which I was very appreciative of, but paying $6-8 more for GF pasta is outrageous. Portions were average sized, but overpriced IMO. Just felt it was overrated overall. I wouldn’t go back.

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  22. AndyE

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had 7 people for the dinner reservation. The food, wine and service were all excellent. The mixed cocktail was so-so and the acoustics made it a little hard to hear at the table. Overall though, everyone very much enjoyed this restaurant and many of will probably be returning….

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    ハッピーアワーに利用しました。 価格が非常にリーズナブルで、料理も美味しかったです。 特にピザは12ドルとは思えない本格的な一品でした。

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  24. NEIGHBOR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SERVICE BY MAURA AND ALL THE OTHER HELPERS WAS OUTSTANDING.

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  25. anyquist

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and great food. We came here to meet our two friends from out of town. Our two infant children were well treated by the staff. The food was delicious, I had the gnocchi. Will come back for sure

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  26. WilliamC

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I've eaten at Sette Osteria 3-4 times recently. I like the convenience, there's a parking garage next door to the restaurant and it's close to where our friend stays when he's in town. Last night my meal was ok. I had the pumpkin ravioli with grilled chicken. The flavors were good, but the pasta seemed like it had sat under the heat lamp too long, and the chicken was a bit overcooked. Plus, my wife ordered the penne al nonna with shrimp but instead it came with fish. In sum, it was ok but not as good as my previous 3 times there. I would still suggest it.

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  27. JohnB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, authentic, Italian food--as always, at a very reasonable price.

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  28. CarterG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    That was quite possibly the best Italian food my wife and I have ever had! We did not get dessert this time, but the lasagna tagliolini con pesto were out of this world and even the fresh bread they served was spectacular. Definitely will come here again and again!

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  29. NoraC

    Greater Boston

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went at 5pm, not a lot of tables were filled. Nice time to come if you want to have a conversation. We ordered carbonara based on their description of pasta, pancetta, egg yolk and parm cheese. Then why did the dish come out with cream? Why not make as you said on your menu? What else do they make without divulging all the ingredients? They did fix it, and we ate is as carbonara should be, but i was soured already. Hate when restaurants do not divulge all the ingredients they use.

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  30. DennisL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hospitality is great, the staff is awesome, and the food is on point.

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  31. Sambree

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came here last Valentine's Day, and this year did not disappointment. The food and service are top notch. Our server knew about the wines and assisted us in picking the right one. The only thing I miss from last year are the hundreds of balloons that decorated the ceiling.

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  32. DwightG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was very nice inside and we were seated even though we were 30 minutes late. Everything was pretty average. A few times I had to almost scream at my waiter to get his attention as he kept walking past us and trying to get his attention the conventional way didn't seem to get his attention from everyone else sitting around us. The food was ok, not the best Italian food that I've ever had but definitely not the worst.

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  33. JenniferH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was authentic Italian. Homemade pasta was amazing. I had the Carbanara, and it was the best I had ever had.

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  34. Lauren

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was all good but not above average. The fries were great but we didn’t order anything to die over.

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  35. Gianetta

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My cousin and I ate outside-very pleasant and balmy. Our pasta dishes were great, recommend the pino grigio, and had friendly and attentive service.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I really liked the food and the BACON. Came for brunch and it was all really solid. Didn’t like how all of our food was deconstructed, forcing us to make our bagels, and avocado toasts as they came in just bread and the toppings on the side. It was also extremely cold and they brought out heaters as all of the guests in the place were wearing coats inside. Service was good and food was yummy but didn’t like how cold it was and having to make our food. Did bottomless and they never let us see the bottom!

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  37. BentonF

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's become a holiday tradition to dine at Sette on New Year's Day. The food is always good. The Bloody Mary is good. Service was not rushed but not laggard, either. The noise level can get a little loud.

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  38. RichardG

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was good, the food was very good and the value is excellent. Have been back many times and will continue to come back.

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  39. BruceB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a great place with many choices. I would highly recommend it.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal - great service, we had the sharing starter, pasta pizza and salad dishes. Very nice

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FAQs

Sette Osteria does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Sette Osteria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 483-3070.

Sette Osteria is rated 4.4 stars by 1454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sette Osteria

1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Connecticut Avenue and R street
  • Neighborhood
    Dupont Circle
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Nightly complimentary parking service after 7:00pm - Garage entrance on R street - SAT & SUN morning 11AM-5PM
  • Public transit
    Sette Osteria (Dupont) is located at 1666 Connecticut Ave NW on the southwest corner of Connecticut Avenue and R Street, two blocks north of Dupont Circle. The nearest Metro stop is the Red Line Dupont Circle stop. Exit onto Q Street (north end of the station) and walk one block north on the west side of Connecticut to reach Sette Osteria.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Fabio Slavatore
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 483-3070
  • Catering
    Contact the restaurant at 202-483-3070.
  • Private party facilities
    Let us assist you in arranging your next special event at Sette Osteria. Our unique setting will allow us to accommodate any type of event from intimate dinner party of 2, up to large receptions of 125.
  • Private party contact
    Mehdi Zorgani: (855) 404-2352
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