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Sette Osteria

4.4
837 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 837 People Are Saying
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service
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ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

As usual, outstanding food, exceptional service and great people watching from the outside dining area.

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4.0Dined on September 5, 2017

Sette is our neighborhood go-to place when we want to meet folks staying in Dupont Circle. You can just do drinks and small stuff or share pizza, etc. Outdoor seating is a big draw during nice weather. Well located for people without a car and close to Metro.

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2017

A decent option as one can get something small, a personal pizza or a complete meal.
It is most enjoyable when you are able to eat on their patio on a lovely summer night.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

I was so surprised by how cute and comfy the patio was on a chilly evening! The heat lamps and blankets were a great touch, the wine list is reasonably priced and the food was great! Will definitely recommend Sette to others and will be back for sure :)

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3.0Dined on September 2, 2017

The food and service were great; however there was a table of three that were very loud and one could not carry on a conversation. Thought the restaurant should have hurried them out. A number of tables were affected.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Excellent experience with everything! I went here for my mom's birthday dinner and we had a wonderful evening. :)

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Delicious brunch on the patio with four friends for book club. Totally enjoyed the setting for catching up with friends.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was good and the staff was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Food and ambiance were excellent. Brought a friend for his birthday and he loved it

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Went here after a play at the Keegan Theatre. Very good Italian food. We tried some chicken and fish dishes that were excellent. next time we will try their pasta dishes. Service staff were very attentive. Sidewalk seating was very quaint. We had this Italian Cheesecake dessert that was just crazy good. We should have started with that!!!!

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Great food with many different options including plenty of vegetarian options. The pasta was delicious and the atmosphere outside was fantastic. Reasonable prices for a nice dinner in DC.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

This was our second time dining here and enjoyed everything immensely!

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was good but not amazing good. Good options for kids and the server was nice to come by when she saw no one was attending to us.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Had a family get together where it was the first time to Sette Osteria for all of us. We had heard nice things about the restaurant and as it was close to where my son lived, we decided to give it a try. Right at the start, there was excellent validated parking right underneath the restaurant, a real plus in the DuPont Circle area. We were there early, so enjoyed an oyster appetizer and a Caprese Salad with excellent tomatoes and fresh mozzarella along with a very nice Italian red. After the party arrived, we ordered larger bites and dinner. The homemade pasta was especially good, and the veal chop was huge and excellently prepared. Each meal was considered one of the best at the table. We were too full for much desert, but did try the apple tart (excellent) and the gelati - which we had to finish. All in all, an excellent meal and we will certainly be back.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Wonderful food and wonderful service! Would definitely go there again!

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Food was bland

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2017

Food is good, but appetizers are pricey for the small amount of food served...! Worth a visit, but choose wisely!

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2017

Nice prep and presentation, just a bit disappointed that the tuna in the Nicoise was canned.

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2017

I order the lobster and it was over cooked and the chef refused to give me butter. Will not be returning!

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2017

The only problem is the very high noise level -but that's true for most restaurants today.......

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2017

went for brunch w a group of 7. outdoor seating was nice, lots of room. decent prices for food & $15 bottomless is nice. they let you mix & match bellinis & various mimosa options. the bottomless deal lasts for 2 hours, and they insisted our time was cut off based on when we were seated, not from when we were first served (it took our server 20 min to get the first round to our table from when we first sat, so that was kind of a bummer).

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food! Everything was delicious from the buratta to the calimari, pizza and filet!

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1.0Dined on July 15, 2017

A very noisy venue. commercial food and ambience without redeeming features.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

We were able to sit outside and it w as very comfortable. Only glitch was that waitermisunderstood order, but it was corrected. Generally very happy with evening.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

A couple of friends and I went for a boozy brunch - great deal, $15 per person and they always kept our mimosas full! Good food as well. Highly recommend this location or the one of 14th.

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2.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Booked a table and requested to sit outside; despite multiple open, unreserved tables, manager refused to seat us outside and was abrupt and unfriendly.

Service was slow and food average. Lots of better places in DuPont

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Superb Pizza! Light, fresh, incredibly tasty -- best pizza in downtown DC. Salads are good too!

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2017

Food was delicious, it was quiet until a large group came in but we were just finishing our meal. Service was good, but nothing special - server wasn't very conversational.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Granddaughter loved her fettuccine Alfredo. Best sauce she ever had

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2017

celebrated our anniversary and they brought us a free dessert

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was authentic, fresh, and super tasty! Portions were generous.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Really enjoy the ambiance and lack of pretention of Sette Osteria. It has an outdoor patio, and as it was a nice evening, most folks were outside, which made the inside quieter. Great assortment of pastas and specials. Attentive, pleasant service. Also an excellent Sunday brunch.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

A very nice restaurant in DuPont Circle, where you can people watch, eat very good food and relax. The service is excellent and they have very nice servers.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Best server - Latoya! Wish there were more here like her!

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Good Place and meal.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

We walked to Sette Osteria from the Kimpton Carlyle on New Hampshire. Not a long walk.
We opted to eat outside and though on a corner the traffic was not too distracting. Etoya was
our waitress and did an excellent job. She pointed out specialties of the restaurant, made some
suggestions and was attentive without being overbearing. I had a lovely white Albarino and my
husband enjoyed a Pinot Noir. A lot of good wine choices. Would visit again when in D.C.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Excellent food. Good service. Really nice outside seating.

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