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For 2
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Sette Osteria.
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Sette Osteria

808 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem (21)
  • Casual (15)
  • Great for Lunch (14)
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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Hours of operation

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

Brunch: Sat & Sun 11am - 4pm

Dinner: Sun-Thur 4pm -10pm Fri & Sat 5pm - 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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Contact the restaurant at 202-483-3070
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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 808 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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mompi (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

vipadl625 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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.

4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Dined alfresco. Delicious food! Very good service.

Admd (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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

vipIssyjane (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipoutoftowner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great location; near hotel. Good food and service.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipClevelandParkLover (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipRosemary (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined 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!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipFilmmakertoWatch (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipwesailanddine (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Always like coming by here when we are in the neighborhood. Our server was extremely attentive. Our food arrived promptly. There are several daily specials as well as a nice pasta, pizza, and entree selection. The wine list is extensive with several affordable by the glass or by the carafe options. We will be back!

BentonF (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Third year in a row that several of us have gone to the restaurant for New Year's lunch. Food is always good, as is the service. Price point is right on.

vipRJ42 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We've been to Sette Osteria before and we weren't disappointed on New Year's Eve, despite the enormous crowds (to be expected on New Year's Eve). Nevertheless, food was quite good and service was excellent. Truly a neighborhood gem.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Fun time! Great nye deal

Randy (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and service. Many vegetarian options clearly marked on the menu.