Sette Osteria

4.5
1164 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Except for the fact that they ran out of gas tanks and it was pretty cold outside, everything was perfect. Very friendly staff and amazing food. Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed lunch in the tent with a couple heaters. Food and service was great!

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vipTameraL
Washington DC
146 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

An appreciated way to eat out, with very friendly service and good food.

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vipJames
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Last couple of times at Sette have been mediocre. Lentil soup was served lukewarm
and sour. Bread plate included no crusted bread.

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vipBentonF
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Has been our 'go to' place for many years. Food is always good and generous portions.

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MayaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food was funky spoiled I sent it back. Bottomless mimosas were awful I had either food or alcohol poisoning that night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

All of the food was very poor in taste and preparation

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RakanJ
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A neighborhood favorite made even more special in this time of Covid-19 by its large heated outdoor seating.

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RakanJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food is consistently good with favorites such as pasta alla bolognese, chicken milanese and any of the pizzas worth making a trip here specially for. Outdoor seating is ample, essential and a treat these days.

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Bobbie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to dine outdoors with tables separated from others. I wasn't even aware off the other people seated outdoors with us. It was the good old Sette, with social distancing.

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vipDeanI
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood favorite. Great food and service at a reasonable price.

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vipTechfoodie
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The veal scallopine was thick, overcooked and o accompanied by a very mediocre sauce.

The spaghetti bolognese was very bland

The grilled calamari was thick, over cooked and tough

The only redeeming course was a mushroom flatbread.

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vipPatriciaK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very happy to have met family at Sette Osteria on Connecticut Ave for appetizers and cocktails. Food and wine were excellent, as was our server.

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vipCallie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour! The food is great and there's always plenty. The price point is great.

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TomM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hope they will be able to provided heated outdoor seating during the cold weather--this is a really nice place.

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vipSeleneB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday meal and happy hour was the best! Two rounds of gnocchi and pumpkin ravioli, the prosciutto pizza, the sausage, everything was AMAZING!

DC
vipDCCDG74
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Seated at 655pm for 7pm resy. Server first approached at 715pm and we ordered cheese plate and Montepulciano. Wine was significantly warmer than room temp but gradually cooled in outdoor setting. Both were tasty. Entrees (medium rare filet mignons) arrived before soup / salad. Of course, when we finished soup/salad, we received same steaks that sat beneath heat lamp and were a solid medium well by time of first bite. Server apologetically offered comp desserts which I readily accepted in the hopes of saving the “just meh” experience.

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PattyS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. The atmosphere is a little chaotic, but fun and the wait staff all help each other out. They are making the best of the outdoor dining situation with table spacing and heaters. Good wine selection.

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MariaO
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service so friendly, and the drink prices are such a great deal! It just took us awhile to get our check and often times things like our food and plates/ silverware was almost sent to wrong table. Outside can be alittle loud because on Connecticut but honestly such a wonderful time!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Mad average. Good wine list but food is mediocre. Service fantastic do not sleep on these days waiters.

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vipJillF
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Restaurant did a good job with safety protocols. Liked that the menu was on an app.

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Andrei
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn’t even acknowledge us we were sitting at the table for more than 20 minutes... very disappointed... it was a really awful feeling

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Spokane
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent. Very nice outdoor seating. Delicious Chicken Milanese with arugula.

DC
vipDCinDC
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the great meal and service Emilija - The outdoor patio is great!

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vipnaz415
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a solid choice!

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Soozie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our only problem was that it got very cold. They will need to get heaters and maybe curtains if they want to stay open once it's cooler outside. (We didn't want to eat inside.) I think the city might provide heaters for restaurants so they can stay busy.

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ValentinM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to stop for italian food on our trip to Washington DC and came across to Settle Osteria.
From the first step in we were immersed in a warm wood burning smell of a pizza stove. Service was fast and very friendly. Food was like we are back in Rome. Pasta, pizza, salad... Every dish was so delicious. I regret I did not make any pictures...
Highly recommend.

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vipDcdecorator
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sette makes me feel safe and welcome during the pandemic. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bottomless mimosa brunch.

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WilliamG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We return to Sette Osteria every time we visit Washington, at least twice annually. The food is always good, and the Dupont Circle location is perfect. The outdoor dining area is just right.

Only problem this time was that our server brought one wrong entree. It was quickly fixed.

We'll be back next visit.

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vipSarahmuseme
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was not authentic, not fresh, half of it wasn’t even good, bad service, lots of excuses

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vipLucaA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great place for outdoor eating, while the weather lasts.

JL
vipJenL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine at Sette Osteria a few times a year and love it! I definitely recommend it.

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vipSteveS
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Decent outdoor space. Good service. Calamari Fritti was nice. Veal piccata really good.

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vipHannah
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and it was amazing! Outside and all tables safely distant!
Bottomless mimosas are $15 which is a great deal in DC and the waiter was very timely and definitely got full value.
The food was also great which is shocking for brunch places with good deals usually.
My friend and I split the half portion of gnocchi (big size still) and the breakfast flatbread with sausage, mushroom and artichoke.
Both were great and good size!
Really enjoyed it a lot!
They do a great brunch! Really fun and definitely felt safe with covid rules and all.

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MaxT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating, pretty reasonable COVID precautions. Even though the menu is pared down for COVID, pizzas and flat breads were pretty good. Lunch service was quick and attentive.

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Mmg2020
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for Labor Day brunch and the food was honestly very mediocre. They burnt the crab cakes and I ordered a brunch burger which came with absolutely nothing other than the meat and egg. It was not the best food in my opinion.

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vipLucaA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Great outdoor seating. Quiet but at the same time very close to busy area.

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VitoG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hector is the best server I've ever had. The whole staff communicates and works together as an amazing cohesive unit. Best brunch place in DC

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AMFA
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food is dependable, always very good. Outdoor seating was well spaced. The only negative was our server, who was distracted, forgetting the drink one of us ordered, serving spoons, not checking in tosee if we needed anything. It was still a good evening but more attentive service would have made it better.

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Sette Osteria does offer 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 4.5 stars by 1164 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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