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7:00 PM
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Sette Osteria

4.4
862 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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What 862 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was delicious. Waiter service was very good. My complaint is with the hostess who was quite rude. It was a day with rain on and off. The hostess asked if we wanted to sit inside or outside. There was only 1 table left outside and it was under the edge of the big umbrella. I asked if that table stayed dry in the rain. She said i have no idea im not a meterologist. After discussing with my group we decided to try outside. The hostess then added if it rains and you are getting wet i cannot guarantee a table inside. I hadnt suggested that or expected that. She did not make us feel welcome there.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very accommodating of family with toddler

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Extremely noisy, excellent cuisine and service

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Very very noisy!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food and service were excellent. We wish the weather had been a bit warmer so we could have eaten outside.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

They charge $3.99 if you request another small basket of flat bread which is rediculos. The bread is not that good and is hard as a brick after a few minutes. The tuna special was over cooked and we should have sent it back for $32. Our waitress was not very good, overwhelmed and slightly confrontational. Overall the food is average with above average prices. Not impressed. Best value is the bar happy hour. This was our second time dining here and will go elsewhere next time.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Ordered the salami pizza for brunch and bottomless mimosas. Service was ok, no complaints. Food was ok too, but nothing special. Mimosas was the best part of course.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went here for brunch because it was Mother's Day and we could get in! Nothing really wrong with it, just nothing we had that was worth going back for in a town with many good restaurants. The food was ok, the presentation a little sad, the service quite delightful actually.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Nice place to have dinner with the family. Sat outside on a nice evening and enjoyed the passerby . The service was good and the food tasty. I would recommend this restaurant o a friend.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Was visiting DC and the Inn we were staying at nearby recommended this restaurant. We were really happy that we gave it a try. We arrived around 5pm on a Saturday afternoon and were seated (3 in our party) immediately. We had a choice of inside or outside dining. We had a stone fired pizza, bruschetta, grilled asparagus as a side, a side salad and an arugula type salad ordered with grilled chicken and spaghetti and meatballs. We ate every single bite of everything --it was fantastic. The staff kept our water glasses filled and empty plates taken away. We also ordered their warm chocolate cake with vanilla gelato. It was one of the most delicious desserts I have ever had. If I lived in the area this would be one of my favorite restaurants I am sure.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food. Slow service.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We went to Sette Osteria for my fiance's birthday and they were extremely accommodating to our large group. We had a good time, with great food, and good company. Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The folks here were very nice and so I hope they understand this is intended to help and not hurt them. The food was mostly quite good, but the overall experience was not so great because the service was frankly not good at all. The trainee spilled more than one drink on the table, and the staff was very slow to bring us new drinks when we asked. It was also very, very hard to get anybody’s attention when we needed something. Both of the specials I ordered were out (at only 7:30), as was the dish my wife wanted. My wife’s salmon was way undercooked. Also, the dance music coming from the bar was silly and annoying; this is supposed to be a restaurant and not a disco. There were many families there who were struggling to hear each other talk, as we were.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great dinner. Efrain was an outstanding server.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great Fagioli soup, average gnocchi and out of the world sorbets. Ate outside and it was delightful although it started to get a little cool as the evening went on. Service was good.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Was in DC for the embassy open house and capped off our day with an early dinner. Homemade noodles, genial staff, relaxed setting and regular attention to our needs made it a great experience. Would definitely return.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Advertises gluten free but options are limited.
Also, $4.99 upcharge for GF pasta is too high even for this neighborhood.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

My wife and I had an early Saturday night dinner. The food was extraordinarily good (both the branzino dinner and the Greca pizza). Open friendly atmosphere. A bit too noisy inside; would have sat outside except for the weather.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Great food, great service. No non-sense. A great experience all-around.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Always a great meal at Sette!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food and service. Someone in that kitchen definitely knows they are doing. Highly recommended

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great food, excellent service. Will definitely return and recommend to others!

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

A nice gem in the neighborhood. Great pizza.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great Saturday night dinner and drinks. Relaxed at bar as I waited for guest. Flatbread was excellent starter. Seafood salad, pizza were great meals! Service always excellent

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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 on April 14, 2018

Good. Lots of families.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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 on April 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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 13, 2018

Made reservations and specifically was told to do so to sit outside and upon arrival we were told we had to sit inside or wait 45 mins. It was so hot inside! Everything else was good but just annoying that we specially came to sit outdoors.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great! We sat outdoors and it was a beautiful experience!

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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

Delicious onsite made pastas! Very attentive service with great food.

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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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