Decor: Sette Osteria has an open kitchen and an action station viewable by guests. Pizzas are cooked in a wood-burning pizza oven.
The best decor in a restaurant is people. Windows give guests a view of the active passing scenes on busy Connecticut Avenue and R Streets. And, people walking by are able to view a very inviting and appealing restaurant. The decor is soft and appealing but still carries a theme of sophisticated Italian culture and international buzz. Guests can view the young people going in and out of the chic clothing stores G-star and Emporium 2050.
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
OPEN 11:30AM-10PM We will be offering our regular menu along with festive specials, Butternut squash soup, creamy Burrata with homemade caponata, Lobster ravioli, Veal OssoBuco Saffron risotto, Sea scallops, Mediterranean Seabass, Chocolate Tartufo.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
OPEN 11:30AM-9PM - We will be offering our regular menu along with festive specials, Butternut squash soup, creamy Burrata with homemade caponata, Lobster ravioli, Veal OssoBuco Saffron risotto, Sea scallops, Mediterranean Seabass, Chocolate Tartufo.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
REGULAR MENU WITH FESTIVE SPECIALS - TUNA CARPACCIO, LOBSTER RAVIOLI, VEAL RAVIOLI, LAMB CHOPS, OSSOBUCO RISOTTO, SCALLOPS, BRANZINO....PARTY FAVORS...ETC
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Food was good and reasonably priced. Parking was made easy with a parking garage right next to the restaurant. Our waiter could have been more attentive concerning drinks but ok. Bartender was so busy during happy hour that when we arrived, dishes from prior customers were not cleaned off the bar area at a timely manner. Had to sit with dirty dishes for a while while waiting for our table.
Branzino was fantastic. Noise level on weekends a little higher but not ear splitting.
To be fair, it was a very busy night and the restaurant was clearly short of staff. To be critical, service was nearly non-existent, food was delivered late and cold (in one case, not at all - with a promise of "maybe in 10 minutes" while everyone else tried to wait), and there was little concern from management. In fact, our waiter completely disappeared after he took our dinner order and we had to track down help. We have enjoyed this venue several times before but we were totally disappointed for our group that we took there with high expectations.
From the food to the service to the value, the experience was just all around bad. The food was bland and tasteless, unless you get something with truffle oil, then they use the whole bottle and the dish is $30. Jumbo tv screens give it a sports bar feel if that's what you're looking for in an Italian restaurant. Waiters were not attentive and difficult to locate when trying to get the check. Bemused as to how this place has a 4.4 rating.
There weren’t many people there which was unusual. The food was OK
Day after Thanksgiving with family
I gave specific notes on our reservation, stating the number of people we have, that we are celebrating a birthday and that we have a baby. When we walked in, the table was not set for the correct number of people, they did not have a high chair per my request and they did nothing for my mothers birthday, even though we did order multiple desserts. Our server was nice but gave no introduction and we had to ask for more menus. Overall it was fine and the food was good, but due to the service and lack of care in delivery of service, I would not recommend this restaurant.
There were four of us and we ordered many different things. Every dish and drink was outstanding.
Great food! Great service and I will definitely be coming back in the near future. I will recommend this to my friends and family and I will visit there with them!
The food was good, but the service was disappointing. Once we were seated we sat for over 20 minutes before our waiter came to the table. It then took about 15 minutes to get my food after the rest of the table had gotten it already. As it turns out, my plate was sitting ready to be served but was not brought to table. There were 6 other groups in the restaurant so it was not busy at all.
Lowkey dog food
This was a very convenient place to take a client from a conference at the Washington Hilton. We had a very good meal, an excellent moderately priced bottle of wine, and very good service. The pasta dishes were very tasty and the portions ample. Our only complaint was the broccoli rabe which didn’t taste that great. The atmosphere was lively and casual which was a good fit for the purpose of our meal. We were too full to have dessert so can’t speak to that element of the menu.
We were rushed through our meal and never got a second glass of wine we ordered.
The food was good but the rush didn’t make it a very nice dining experience
We got bottomless mimosas, great deal, our server was amazing!
Food was average.
Still fantastic food!!
Lovely place. Server was great. Our lunches very fine. Wow, the ice cream!
Excellent food and a lovely place to meet sit outside and enjoy DC, but the service was poor. We had to work to get a waiter’s attention to order and to get our bill, but the food made it worth it. I would go there again.
Food was mediocre. We were three. Ordered chicken parmigiana, lamb shank and fettuccine bolognese. Service very slow. We chose this restaurant Basel on previous reviews and were disappointed.
Really lovely little Italian restaurant with excellent food and nice outdoor seating. I dropped them a star though because it was very un-Italian of them to not offer complimentary bread; my Greek/Italian fiancé was very disappointed by that. To get a bread basket to eat with the olive oil at the table costs extra. He also didn't like that they gave him a full sized spoon for his capuccino instead of a proper sized demitasse spoon.
Great place for Sunday brunch. Everything said their meal was great.
We were a group of 9 on a Thursday night. Excellent antipasto dishes served on platters, and main courses with ample servings and warm food upon delivery. The only thing that was not good was the Grappa we ordered. Old. Bad.
Pasta bland. Lacked seasoning. Bread ordinary. Deserts pedestrian. Whatever happened to the old Sette which I long for.
My cousin is in town for work and staying at the Washington Hilton. We decided to meet for dinner near her hotel and chose Sette Osteria after reviewing the menu and reviews. We were greeted quickly and seated out on the patio. Our waters were kept full without us having to ask for refills, and our drinks came out relatively quickly. The atmosphere was a step up from casual, but it was still relaxed. Everyone at our table enjoyed their meals. We all got pasta. I would certainly come back if I'm ever in the area again.
Food was very good. No complaints. Services was very slow and not as attentive as I would have hoped. Cappucino was never delivered but still on bill. Complimentary parking is capped at 2 hours. We went nearly 2.5 hours as it sometimes was hard to find our waiter.
Service was slow and unfriendly. Redemption of Dining Table Reward Card was unsuccessful
It pains me to type this review but Sette is not what it once was. Upon seating it literally took 15 minutes for the waiter to come and distribute menus. What followed was the serving of stale, yes stale, bread. After returning the stale bread, the manager told us that the bread was not stale but instead the hard Cristina’s and inedible center was the intended effect. Our pizza was mis-delivered to a table that did not order it slowing the delivering of our entrees.
The prices are simply not supportive of amateur night. Sette is no longer worth it. Messi, if you are reading this, you must fix this.
Outstanding food. Atmosphere urban without being to edgy. Service at just the right place. Would return in a flash if I lived in DC.
Food came out too fast. Salads has just been dropped and then pasta was out a minute after. Service was weak and seemed to be issue with other tables.
This is a dependable neighborhood restaurant for good Italian food at a reasonable price. Casual ambiance. WE come her often and it is our choice for a quiet Italian meal in the DuPont Circle neighborhood.
We love this restaurant and try to visit there at least once each time we are in DC. It is casual and the food is terrific.
What a great authentic Italian restaurant! We lucked out with perfect weather for sitting on the patio. Our large party of 7 was very well attended by an older gentleman waiter. Each person commented that his/her dish was the best of that type they'd had in the U.S. I had the Penne Margarita - just delicious!!
I had remembered loving this restaurant, but upon dining the other night, I wouldn't recommend it. The restaurant was fairly empty by the time we arrived, yet we were seated at a cramped table at the back of the place near the bar. The appetizer of tomato, avocado and burrata was fine but seemed like it had been prepared hours before, it wasn't particularly fresh. My ravioli (spinach and ricotta) was very bland, although my husband enjoyed his pasta with lobster. The wine and service were fine, but I will not be returning any time soon. I was disappointed.
The bread was stale and butter cold. Food was not very good. People were nice, but simply not worth it.
We really enjoyed our visit at Sette Osteria during a recent trip. The restaurant was more than considerate to rearrange our seating allowing us to enjoy the outdoor patio. When we travel to Washington DC the next time, we'll be sure to call them for another pleasant experience.
The appetizers were much better than the main dishes. I received a cold piece of chicken that was not enjoyable and I left half of it in the plate. Pasta's were enjoyable.
Al fresco dining in the vibrant DuPont Circle neighborhood was a very rewarding experience. Food was fantastic and the atmosphere is reminiscent of the finest sidewalk cafes in Paris. Relaxing and satisfying!
Waiter was very nice and helpful. Chicken on my son's gnocchi dish was a little dry but they removed it from the bill with no questions. The gnocchi and sauce were perfect. I had the scallop risotto with truffle oil and it was fabulous. Husband was very happy with the veal picatta. Tiramisu was wonderful.
Nice Brunch place with decent coffee, nice bottomless mimosas, and we love that they offer gluten-free pasta, but PLEASE make your HOLLANDAISE sauce WITHOUT WHEAT FLOUR!! If you make it with only a little cornstarch to thicken it, you can offer it to us g-f people too! (my wife has celiac, and I'm gluten sensitive). We LOVE eggs benedict, but were unable to enjoy them here at Sette Osteria, because of the flour in the H sauce. Scion and other places manage to serve g-f H sauce that EVERYONE (except vegans, obviously) can enjoy. Also, please improve the coffee, as we expect more from such a nice brunch place! Thanks!
We ordered ravioli, chicken tagine and a fish entree. Food was okay but there are better quality options for this price. Service was excellent