Sette Osteria

4.5
1268 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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Rios
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 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!

JB
vipJeremyB
Washington DC
3 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.

CM
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
161 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.

MA
vipMAKT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

ML
vipMcLean
Richmond
3 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.

JP
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
11 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
2 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.

DH
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
33 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

DB
DeborahB
Richmond
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, delicious food. Excellent service. Wonderful outdoor dining. Drink prices very high.

EE
vipEricE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, efficient service, pleasant ambience, reasonable price

ML
vipMcLean
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s sad that a couple of times I could not get what I wanted to eat.
I don’t know why? There is no demand?

But others are perfect.
Food is delicious, service is nice and they put customers have distance.

MC
MClark
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Love the patio. The pizza and tiramisu were good but my capellini was a bit lack luster. Bottle of Prosecco was tasty and prices were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Had a reeer

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CandaceK
Fort Lauderdale
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were delightful. The food was excellent. Chicken Milanese was crisp and juicy.

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Clydesdale
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both wonderful. Authentic Italian dishes with great prices and fun atmosphere. The pizza and homemade pastas are simply outstanding. Good for all types including dates, families and friends. Casual atmosphere and light touch service make for a great evening.

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vipPeeM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Outside dining was perfect. The shade sat at our table and shielded us from the bright sun. The salads were fresh and fantastic. Our server paid attention to detail and made great recommendations.

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vipDixie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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NiceVoyageur
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lentil soup, the cannelloni and the fettucine alfredo all hit the spot. Eating outside was a delight and very roomy with three rows of tables. The bottle of Nero Davola went perfectly with our pastas. We are never disappointed at Sette.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to brunch spot in DC. Love these guys!!

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vipPooja
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The gnocchi in vodka sauce was melt in your mouth good. The peach Prosecco cocktail was also very delish. Cheesecake was ok.. nothing to write home about. Recommend trying the apple tart for dessert.

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vipTameraL
Washington DC
165 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A nice return visit to sitting outside. Our server was especially enjoyable and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The service is great, the staff are friendly and fun. Best spot in DC!!

SL
SarahL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat outside for brunch. Great gluten free options. Loved bottomless apple cider champagne drink!

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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 4.5 stars by 1268 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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