Sette Osteria

4.4
1283 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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 Cove
Bottomless Weekend brunch $15 (2 hour) and daily Happy Hour.
Complimentary garage parking after 7pm.
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Tita
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my birthday and we had a fun time. The 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAKE" was on the house

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RachelC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was delicious, especially the burrata starter. There was little to no attention paid to us during our service experience, and we were not met at the hostess stand... A server waved us down and asked how many. I think they might have been understaffed. The indoor ambience left a lot to be desired and the patio was nice, but quiet.

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Leecey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

it was a really busy day but those two waitresses were getting the job done!! I wish I had gotten their names. They did a great job!

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vipMAKT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and despite being busy, the service was excellent!

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SamK
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I like your restaurant and come often but the cappellini was overcooked and
had minimum taste. Service is always good and you are convenient for me and
my friend to meet there but this is the firs time that I have shared with you my
general feeling about the food. Sam Kilpatrick

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! We enjoyed the homemade pasta which was cooked perfectly.

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AdrianaF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went for brunch! The food was great and they were very attentive with refilling glasses for bottomless brunch!

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EllenF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So accommodating and lovely! Food was delicious and everything was terrific!

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YoshiO
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for being where you are. A very good place to come to.

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MoustafaS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

They are out of many items on the menu. Also they have a wine list and they were out of 90% of the wines listed. All the people with us were not surprised about that as if they had expected such performance. They need to pay close attention since they have a great location

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Julietita2014
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but the pizza oven was down so I couldn’t order pizza.

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vipMackinac
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient service. Food is delicious. Beautiful patio with lots of passersby.

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vipscott
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

What a tragedy to witness this slow death of a once outstanding restaurant. There was no maitre’d or greeter and no operating ovens on the day we ate there. They should have just shut down. So unnecessary. That said the salad and pasta I had were delicious and the waiter somewhat professional. I just don’t get what happened here.

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Madtown
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The staff was overwhelmed. I don’t think there was even a hostess working. Twenty minutes after ordering we were told they were out of one of the entrees we ordered. Once the food arrived it though was pretty good.

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Rios
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was good except we asked to sit indoors but the doors were left open and there were mosquitoes biting us all throughout dinner. The service was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish!! Prices were super reasonable and the portions were big. Love their patio too - will definitely be back for brunch!

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Tobagogirl
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a bit biased because we’ve been coming here for years; everytime we come to D we have dinner here and it’s consistently good!

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vipJenL
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love Sette! It took a long time to get our drinks and food, but everything else was good besides that.

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vipJeremyB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I’ve been going to Sette for 16 years. This was the worst experience I’ve ever had there. My pasta was mediocre, my wife’s chicken was over cooked. The server forgot to put in our appetizer and disappeared after delivering the lackluster entrees. We had to ask the woman refilling our water for a second drink and for the check. They were not particularly busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sette Osteria was just what we were looking for Excellent homemade pasta, delicious desserts, and attentive service. The fresh mozzarella alla caprese was a standout. I enthusiastically recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ordered a pasta with chicken and they forgot the chicken, but the chicken that eventually came out was so delicious I didn’t care that they initially forgot it. My mouth is still watering for more.

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vipCarlaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went for a large family gathering. The food was really great, and although they seemed a little short staffed, our server was wonderful - very friendly and accommodating.

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GaryG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Family get together. Lots of different dietary restrictions and preferences. All were able to get a good and enjoyable meal.

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XiaofeiW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and good service,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & lovely ambiance inside & out.

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viptoutoften
Washington DC
162 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food here is good, but overpriced. The service is mediocre and not very attentive. The indoor ambiance isn okay, but could use some updating.

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MAKT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service excellent—perfect place for a going back to school lunch with my niece!!

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vipMcLean
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I went to there many times. Most times I enjoy but i dont on the last time. Because the pasta I ordered a little bit over cook and tasted not good. No smell of tomato and garlic.
Also, I’ve got 3 mosquito bites even in the restaurant. I saw it but couldn’t hit it.
This time was a little bit disappointing.

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JaneP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Eating outdoors at Sette is very nice. We had a group of 6, each eating something different. We could hear each other talk, the food was better than we expected, and the service was very nice. I think it is an ideal place to have dinner or lunch- you won't break the bank doing it, food is reasonable priced for the quality.

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vipDining
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food. Great staff.

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NatalieR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed lunch outside. Service was great, and we didn’t wait long for our orders.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Overall, dinner was fine, but the Scialatelli sauce was orange, did not have much eggplant, and had very mediocre flavor. The bruschetta topping was good although its white bread base was soft, standard, and boring. Service was good. The last time I visited, several years ago, the food was better.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buenas pizzas, masa fina, hechas a la leña y sabrosas.
Servicio excelente. Sin duda, repetiremos.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homemade pasta and bread. The best lamb shank I've ever had. I never regret coming here. I crave the white sangria. 10/10!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Visiting. My waiter was friendly and efficient.

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DiedtraH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I reviewed two menus. I wasn't certain the web menu was updated, so I scanned the qr code. That menu said a lot of entrees were not available. I asked the waiter for a pasta with seafood and he brought over a laminated menu which had entrees that weren't on the other two. I'm so glad I did because I spotted a linguini with shrimp and calamari I didn't see on the other menus...

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vipDeanI
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot, with outdoor seating. Friendly wait staff and good food at a good price!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loooved it

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DeborahB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good brunch. I would definitely recommend. I would go back

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PaulaL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant surprise, friendly service, good food and drinks.

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You can order delivery directly from Sette Osteria using the Order Online button. Sette Osteria also offers delivery in partnership with 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 1283 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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