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About Sette Osteria

Sette is Italian for seven, the traditional "lucky" number. The restaurant design is comfortable with a traditional Italian tone, and with a great "feel and flow." Sette Osteria is a destination place for people as well as a place for people walking in the area to come in and enjoy.



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.

1666 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:30am - 4pm

Brunch: Sat & Sun 11am - 4pm

Dinner: Sun-Thur 4pm -10pm Fri & Sat 5pm - 11pm

Cross Street:
Connecticut avenue and R street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 483-3070

Website:
http://setteosteria.com/

Catering:
Contact the restaurant at 202-483-3070

Parking Details:
Nightly complimentary parking service after 7:00pm - Garage entrance on R street -

Public Transit:
Red Line Dupont Circle stop; exit onto Q street (north end of station) and walk one block north on west side of Connecticut to Sette Osteria.
We are on the southwest corner of Connecticut Avenue and R Street, two blocks north of Dupont Circle (formerly the location of the Janus movie theaters). Sette Osteria next to G-Star/ Emporium 2050.

Executive Chef:
Fabio Slavatore

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Let us assist you in arranging your next special event at Sette osteria. It will be our pleasure to help you coordinate all the essential elements of your event in order to ensure an unforgettable affair. Our General Manager Mehdi Zorgani will ensure that your experience is enjoyable and that the planning process is efficient.

Consider Sette osteria for all styles of events such as Birthday celebrations, corporate affairs, holiday receptions, product launches, Bar Mitzvahs, networking receptions and other special events. Our unique setting will allow us to accommodate any type of event from intimate dinner party of 2, up to large receptions of 150 guests.

Private dining and semi private dining available seven days a week brunch, lunch and dinner. Audio visual capabilities available.

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY 12PM-9PM
REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE ALONG OUR TRADITIONAL FESTIVE 3 COURSE PRE-SET MENU FEATURING: RISOTTO SHORT RIBS, VEAL CHOP & WHOLE FISH...$45.95 PP EXCLUDING BEVERAGES, TAX AND GRATUITY...REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE...

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

OPEN NEW YEAR'S EVE UNTIL THE PARTY IS OVER...
REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE ALONG OUR FESTIVE 3 COURSE PRE-SET MENU FEATURING: LOBSTER RISOTTO, NY STRIP STEAK & ROYAL BASS...$65.95 PP EXCLUDING BEVERAGES, TAX AND GRATUITY...REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE...

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Private Dining

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.

Sette Osteria Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (26)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
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Great for Lunch (15)
Good for a Date (14)
People Watching (12)
Fun (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Authentic (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Business Meals (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Romantic (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

After a great visit to the Phillips Collection this was a perfect spot for lunch

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Perfect place for lunch! Pizza for all of us and two first timers at Sette. They were sold. Great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We decided to give this restaurent one more chance after extremely bad service and bad experience a few years back. We were pleasantly surprised. Service was good and our server looked after our table. Happy to report positive change.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The one place in the DC I can vouch for us as legit, authentic Italian food. I lived in Northern Italy for three years so I'm always looking for that authentic taste I miss. This is the one place I love! They know how to make a Spritz Aperol : )

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A hidden gem! Surprisingly good pizza and service. Bright interior. Affordability and variety of options makes it good for groups.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was delicious. Service was friendly and the food was delivered quickly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fun restaurant in the heart of Dupont Circle. Delicious stone -fired pizza, and great atmosphere.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I have eaten here before but found the food and service lacking this time. My salmon was undercooked and the salad dressing had little flavor. Our waitress did not come back to ask how our food was until we were almost finished.

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food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I've been to this restaurant on three separate occasions and each time was a great experience. The fisrst and last times I was there the location of our seats left something to be desired but I enjoyed my company so it was not bad. Most seats in the place are fine there are just a few two person tables that are stuffed in odd places that either leave you stuck between a wall and passing waiters that occasionally walk into your arms as your eating. That is my only complaint. in the summertime the outdoor seating is a joy so do try it out if you get the chance. Food is delicious and all the pasta is hand made but please go in knowing that this restaurant is much more authentic than other Italian places (right down to mostly Italian servers) so you will not be receiving ungodly Americanized-olive gardenized monstrosities as dishes here. No endless bread sticks here.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Ann the bartender was wonderful. It is always fun going there, no matter what the occasion.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

My boyfriend and I had an amazing time and we happily go again! the food was exquisite

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Hosts were matter of fact, not welcoming. We were told to wait at the bar even though we arrived on time for a reservation. We waited thirty minutes. The hosts never apologized or gave us a wait estimate. We debated leaving at twenty minutes. At thirty minutes I went up and inquired as to the wait time. More rudeness. No apologies again. The food was fine but obviously I have no desire to go back.

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food3
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We waited over 45 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. They continued to tell us it would be a few moments ... it was 45 minutes of waiting.

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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food and ambiance are very good. Outdoor dining is very enjoyable.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good neighborhood restaurant hits all the marks -- good service, well-prepared dishes from a wide-ranging menu, fresh ingredients, nice wines by the glass or bottle, and seating that is not crowded.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Booked the restaurants as it was close to our hotel. The food was good and so was the service

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Lackadaisical service, undercooked fish that had to be sent back, wilted lettuce on the salad, and worn interior spaces made for a just okay dining experience.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wait staff were very attentive, although it was at an off hour and not too crowded. Food was okay. Home made pastas were very good but the sauces were just ok... Not bad but nothing special. Great location and validated parking are big pluses.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This is a go-to for our group of friends. Delicious food (especially the homemade pasta dishes), good portions, amazing bread, and nice selection of cocktails and wines. The service is always on spot: warm, professional, accommodating. We ate outside this time which was lovely. They even give you blankets on each chair to ward off the chills. We'll definitely keep coming back!

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food5
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 (Kent)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Brunch here is excellent. Menu is comprehensive and very well executed. Staff attentive. Have dined here twice - the first experience not so great (manager - July)....this more recent experience in October was very good !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We sat outside on a beautiful night. I had one of the special pastas, which was great. My son had the carbonara and they were kind enough to modify it to his taste. So all in all a surprisingly good experience.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We enjoyed their Salmon and Swordfish and the Merlot went well with our meal!! And Meti is the best!!!

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I would rather have a quiter place to eat. Great spot, but again, not for a quite dinner.

Tags: Late-night Find
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food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The place was nice, the service good. For the value paid one can find far better places in this restaurant rich area. Do not waste your money on this one

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Finally found good Italian that would match good Italian food from NYC. Definitely coming back!!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Settle Osteria consistently provides a high value and highly enjoyable dining experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great food. Get the mussels!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent Service. Food was very tasty! If you are looking for a quality place in Dupont that is reasonably priced, this is the place!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food and very good service. Very large menu. Great specials. Generous portions. Plan to come back sometime.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Awesome food and great place for a group of friends to gather and have a good time!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The prices seemed high for our pasta entres. But we enjoyed the food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our favorite Sette in the area. We always go when the weather is nice and we always ask to be seated outside. Completely different atmosphere from the inside. Service & food are always good. We love the carpaccio , fried calamri, pizzas and the best linguine al vongole!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We dined outside on a lovely day; always adds to the ambience and good food.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

As usual, outstanding food, exceptional service and great people watching from the outside dining area.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Sette is our neighborhood go-to place when we want to meet folks staying in Dupont Circle. You can just do drinks and small stuff or share pizza, etc. Outdoor seating is a big draw during nice weather. Well located for people without a car and close to Metro.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

A decent option as one can get something small, a personal pizza or a complete meal.
It is most enjoyable when you are able to eat on their patio on a lovely summer night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I was so surprised by how cute and comfy the patio was on a chilly evening! The heat lamps and blankets were a great touch, the wine list is reasonably priced and the food was great! Will definitely recommend Sette to others and will be back for sure :)

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food and service were great; however there was a table of three that were very loud and one could not carry on a conversation. Thought the restaurant should have hurried them out. A number of tables were affected.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Excellent experience with everything! I went here for my mom's birthday dinner and we had a wonderful evening. :)

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Delicious brunch on the patio with four friends for book club. Totally enjoyed the setting for catching up with friends.

Tags: Good for a Date
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