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Sette Osteria

4.4
834 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be serving our regular LUNCH/BRUNCH MENU along with festive specials - Lobster...Lamb shank risotto...Mediterranean Seabass....etc and of course our Famous Chocolate Tartufo !!!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 834 People Are Saying
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Fun time! Great nye deal

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Great overall.
Lamb shank and Risotto was AmAzing

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

We go there frequently. Delicious! I have never heard anyone say anything bad about it.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

After a great visit to the Phillips Collection this was a perfect spot for lunch

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Perfect place for lunch! Pizza for all of us and two first timers at Sette. They were sold. Great service.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We decided to give this restaurent one more chance after extremely bad service and bad experience a few years back. We were pleasantly surprised. Service was good and our server looked after our table. Happy to report positive change.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The one place in the DC I can vouch for us as legit, authentic Italian food. I lived in Northern Italy for three years so I'm always looking for that authentic taste I miss. This is the one place I love! They know how to make a Spritz Aperol : )

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

A hidden gem! Surprisingly good pizza and service. Bright interior. Affordability and variety of options makes it good for groups.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was delicious. Service was friendly and the food was delivered quickly.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Fun restaurant in the heart of Dupont Circle. Delicious stone -fired pizza, and great atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on November 28, 2017

I have eaten here before but found the food and service lacking this time. My salmon was undercooked and the salad dressing had little flavor. Our waitress did not come back to ask how our food was until we were almost finished.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

I've been to this restaurant on three separate occasions and each time was a great experience. The fisrst and last times I was there the location of our seats left something to be desired but I enjoyed my company so it was not bad. Most seats in the place are fine there are just a few two person tables that are stuffed in odd places that either leave you stuck between a wall and passing waiters that occasionally walk into your arms as your eating. That is my only complaint. in the summertime the outdoor seating is a joy so do try it out if you get the chance. Food is delicious and all the pasta is hand made but please go in knowing that this restaurant is much more authentic than other Italian places (right down to mostly Italian servers) so you will not be receiving ungodly Americanized-olive gardenized monstrosities as dishes here. No endless bread sticks here.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Ann the bartender was wonderful. It is always fun going there, no matter what the occasion.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

My boyfriend and I had an amazing time and we happily go again! the food was exquisite

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2.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Hosts were matter of fact, not welcoming. We were told to wait at the bar even though we arrived on time for a reservation. We waited thirty minutes. The hosts never apologized or gave us a wait estimate. We debated leaving at twenty minutes. At thirty minutes I went up and inquired as to the wait time. More rudeness. No apologies again. The food was fine but obviously I have no desire to go back.

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1.0Dined on November 3, 2017

We waited over 45 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. They continued to tell us it would be a few moments ... it was 45 minutes of waiting.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Food and ambiance are very good. Outdoor dining is very enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good neighborhood restaurant hits all the marks -- good service, well-prepared dishes from a wide-ranging menu, fresh ingredients, nice wines by the glass or bottle, and seating that is not crowded.

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4.0Dined on October 30, 2017

Booked the restaurants as it was close to our hotel. The food was good and so was the service

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3.0Dined on October 30, 2017

Lackadaisical service, undercooked fish that had to be sent back, wilted lettuce on the salad, and worn interior spaces made for a just okay dining experience.

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Wait staff were very attentive, although it was at an off hour and not too crowded. Food was okay. Home made pastas were very good but the sauces were just ok... Not bad but nothing special. Great location and validated parking are big pluses.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2017

This is a go-to for our group of friends. Delicious food (especially the homemade pasta dishes), good portions, amazing bread, and nice selection of cocktails and wines. The service is always on spot: warm, professional, accommodating. We ate outside this time which was lovely. They even give you blankets on each chair to ward off the chills. We'll definitely keep coming back!

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Brunch here is excellent. Menu is comprehensive and very well executed. Staff attentive. Have dined here twice - the first experience not so great (manager - July)....this more recent experience in October was very good !

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

We sat outside on a beautiful night. I had one of the special pastas, which was great. My son had the carbonara and they were kind enough to modify it to his taste. So all in all a surprisingly good experience.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

We enjoyed their Salmon and Swordfish and the Merlot went well with our meal!! And Meti is the best!!!

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2017

I would rather have a quiter place to eat. Great spot, but again, not for a quite dinner.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

The place was nice, the service good. For the value paid one can find far better places in this restaurant rich area. Do not waste your money on this one

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Finally found good Italian that would match good Italian food from NYC. Definitely coming back!!

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Settle Osteria consistently provides a high value and highly enjoyable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Great food. Get the mussels!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent Service. Food was very tasty! If you are looking for a quality place in Dupont that is reasonably priced, this is the place!

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food and very good service. Very large menu. Great specials. Generous portions. Plan to come back sometime.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Awesome food and great place for a group of friends to gather and have a good time!

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

The prices seemed high for our pasta entres. But we enjoyed the food.

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Our favorite Sette in the area. We always go when the weather is nice and we always ask to be seated outside. Completely different atmosphere from the inside. Service & food are always good. We love the carpaccio , fried calamri, pizzas and the best linguine al vongole!

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4.0Dined on September 14, 2017

We dined outside on a lovely day; always adds to the ambience and good food.

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