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Sette Osteria

4.4
834 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

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

Brunch: Sat & Sun 11am - 4pm

Dinner: Sun-Thur 4pm -10pm Fri & Sat 4pm - 11pm
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Phone number
(202) 483-3070
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Fabio Slavatore
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Catering
Contact the restaurant at 202-483-3070
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Connecticut avenue and R street
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Parking details
Nightly complimentary parking service after 7:00pm - Garage entrance on R street -
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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.
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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.
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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

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be serving our regular LUNCH/BRUNCH MENU along with festive specials - Lobster...Lamb shank risotto...Mediterranean Seabass....etc and of course our Famous Chocolate Tartufo !!!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 834 People Are Saying
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent dinner on Saturday night. Service and food was great. The atmosphere is lively yet relaxed to enjoy a nice meal with your group. Definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Good. Lots of families.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Dined al fresco on what must have been the sunniest April day in DC for years. Well worth the experience! A people-watchers Elysium with great food and a an intelligent ambience

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great menu with lots of options! The bottomless mimosa option was perfect!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Favorite place in Dupont Circle. Great food & even better staff. Never disappoints. Al fresco dining cannot be beat -- lite, easy fare & atmosphere. In winter, the small tables & booths near the windows have a bright, comforting warmth & energy. Bonus: They are super great with dogs on the patio -- set you up near the edge so you're dog can be close & legal (your dog sits just outside the little iron garden fencing) give you a water bowl, etc. It's perfect.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Very good food; good variety of food on the menu; good service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

EXCELLENT food and service

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very popular with millenials, noisy and tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The meal was delicious and the service was excited excellent.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Was sat 15 min after my open table reservation. Service was terrible. Was told we couldn’t get more bread at our table without getting charged. Generally seemed like we were an inconvenience to the staff the whole time. Food was really good but not worth the awful service.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Wonderful place, very accommodating to our large crowd. Very tasty as well.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was mediocre especially for the price. Drinks were strong. Other food we tried...waffle was good but overpriced. Server made order mistakes. Didn’t check on us much but was in a rush to get us out. Had much higher hopes

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Love Sette. Come back here often and it never disappoints. The service and ambience is great. And the food is always good. We ordered four orders of the whole branzino . Spaghetti, steak, and buratta ands several salads. All was amazing!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This was our first time coming to this restaurant. It was convenient for an after work business meal and the menu offered many choices. The wine selection and suggestions were good. Overall, the service was good and it is a place that I will put on our list of restaurants and I will come again.

Arlene M

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Varied menu; fresh and tasty. Very good desserts as well. Place gets filled quickly, reservations recommended.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Everything was great but they sat us 20 minutes after our reservation time. There was also another big party who decided they were going to take over the entire restaurant and insisted on hovering over our taxable at times.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We were a party of eight and our table was ready when we got there. Our waitress was great- patient and knowledgeable about the menu and had good recommendations. The white wine sangria was delicious and reasonably priced. It was a perfect spot for us w 3 adults and 5 teenage girls. I would definitely go again w my kids as there are so many choices in the menu. It's a nice place to eat w a large group and it won't break the bank. The one thing they could improve is their bread .

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

This is the second time I have been to Sette Osteria for lunch with business associates/friends. The food is delicious and modestly priced. Service was friendly and efficient. Will definitely return!

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food and drinks were good when they finally arrived. Slow and inattentive service to my party of 13 people for a business meal. Restaurant was barely half full don’t understand why service was so slow.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I love this place. Happy hour is the best- menu is full of small plates and drinks around $5 each, and they even have it on Sunday’s. You need to be at the bar though, so on some weeknights, spots at the bar are hard to find. Also love brunch there. Super quick service, we were in and out of there in 45 minutes. This is definitely one of my favorite spots in DuPont Circle.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Grrrat Food
Great service
But bathrooms looked so beat up and dirty and looks like they have to remodel and update the place !!

I say the place have seen better times !

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Absolutely FAB!! Delicious, delicious food and drinks. Gluten free pasta was outstanding! I want to go back already!! Yumm-o!!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Wonderful restaurant

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

The food was amazing! The service was top notch and the outdoor seating was very comfortable. I can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This was a great place for bottomless mimosas. The meals were very good and so were the mimosas!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I am always amazed at the amazing value at Sette Osteria. It's the most reasonably priced brunch spot in Dupont Circle! The service is reliable and efficient. The food is very good -- I've been here both for weekday lunch and weekend brunch, and both were excellent. I'm hesitant to recommend it too much, only because it's such a hidden gem and love that I can always get a table there! I will continue to come to Sette for lunches and brunches with friends.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Service was very prompt and courteous. The food came out quickly and was very good.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Dined alfresco. Delicious food! Very good service.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We had an enjoyable dinner there. The tables are very close together because the space is a bit small but the food was delicious and we had a nice evening.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Meh. Kind of perfunctory in atmosphere, menu, food. Nothing special except it’s not stupid expensive for that location.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

It was painfully loud making conversation at our table nearly impossible. The salad was soggy with dressing and appeared to have been made awhile ago...not fresh, wilted. The olive oil on the table for dipping was delicious but the bread was super doughy, as was the pizza -not crispy ..disappointing. The penne margarita was ok-pretty average. Overall we weren’t impressed.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Sette Osteria is a chain of yummy, basic Italian food. We had not been before but were pleasantly surprised. Good menu and wine list, good service, and comforting Italian food. Very vibrant location in Dupont Circle.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great location; near hotel. Good food and service.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was good but the restaurant has closely packed tables and it is hard to carry on a conversation. In addition, after I had selected a wine, the waiter brought an additional lst and tried to push wines that were twice as expensive and disproportionately high compared to the food prices.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

This is a go-to place that doesn’t disappoint. We shared the fried calamari and zucchini, done perfectly, tender and tasty. We each had a pasta, done al dente and sauced in the Italian way. The service was attentive. All in all, a wonderful Sunday evening.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We loved Sette Osteria, with a great special and yummy treats for afterwards. Good service, but lucky for us we were in a far table in the corner. The noise level in the main part of the restaurant was over the top. Other than that, we'll be back for sure. Excellent food.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Fabulous food, good selection of wines. Very lively, while still being able to easily have a conversation.
We were significantly delayed for our reservation and the staff were exceedingly accommodating. I plan on returning often, and highly recommend you do as well!!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

They were very nice, the drinks were strong, and the food was good! Upset that we missed brunch, but rules are rules.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Always good service and a lovely place to be.

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3.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Sette is a favorite with one of my friends, so when she decided to celebrate her birthday there, we were thrilled to return to this restaurant. The food has always been very good, ranging from the delicious bruschetta to the excellent pumpkin ravioli. It tastes homemade and fresh, and should remain on the menu!
Our server was excellent - very attentive, and also brought out a candle on the panna cotta dessert as requested.

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