Sette Osteria - 14th St
Decor: Sette Osteria has an open pizza station viewable by guests.
The best decor in a restaurant is people. Windows give guests a view of the active passing scenes on busy 14th street. And, people walking by are able to view a very inviting and appealing restaurant. The decor is rustic and appealing but still carries a theme of sophisticated Italian culture and international buzz.
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Restaurant has AC and management issues. It was unacceptably hot in there last night (same problem three days ago by another diner) and they ran out of liquor to make me a Negroni (big minus points there !!!- it was 8:30 on a Friday) AND they ran out of clean glassware so couldn't serve our beers in glasses. Of course opening and closing the window door to the patio (presumably the family out there thought it would be "cooler") didn't seem to help the ambiance. Food is good and reasonably priced for DC. Our server was lovely and did her best to make light of the situation.
Too hot, maybe the air conditioning was broken
Everything was great! Food was delicious servers were awesome. It was just very hot inside due to the brick oven pizza they do have put door seating but it was a warm evening as well. So hot inside and hot outside. But I’d go back!
Phenomenal pasta and service at this great neighborhood place. The night we were there was unusually warm inside the restaurant, which our server explained was attributable to a recent change in the A/C system in the building lessening the cooling to the restaurant. We hope this gets resolved or supplemental AC units brought in.
Food was not bad, but service was abysmal. We were seated out on the back patio and our waitress seemed to have forgotten we were there. We sat for 25 minutes before someone brought us water and 45 minutes before receiving bread and our first drinks. The waitress and manager were not particularly nice or apologetic about the very lengthy delay.
The restaurant was extremely warm for some reason. It made it very uncomfortable to enjoy your dinner.
Our server was as cute as a button!! Pink bubbly was tasty. Carpaccio was delicious. Greek salad and two homemade pastas were excellent. Recommend
We sat outside on the patio. Food and drinks were delicious. Everything was great until we saw cockroaches on the ground. Granted, we were outside, but hopefully the restaurant does some bug control.
Branzino and lamb shank were excellent. Service superb.
1) There was too much noise, maybe something could be done about that; 2) There was no AC (or at least couldn’t perceive it), the restaurant was too hot
Delicious fresh pasta and lovely service.
Pretty sure our server was hungover. The raspy voice, confusion, and overall stench of alcohol gave it away. The food was good, but service was horrendous. We watched our server go into the bathroom, change, and leave, all the the while, waiting for our check. We had to go to the bar to get it, which took another 15 mins. Very disappointed in the service and will most likely not be back. Better service with equivalent food or better in the DC area.
Food was good but it was so noisy one could not hear the person sitting across from you. Parking also a hassle, staff did not know of any garages nearby to park.
I don’t think I will go back
I ordered a pizza that I was surprised to find didn’t have cheese on it. It was delicious but I was a little disappointed when it came out.
I’m not sure if the menu explicitly said it had cheese but I’d say cheese would be assumed in what a pizza is and it should say if it DOESN’T have cheese...
Wonderful evening sitting outside at Sette Osteria. The service was attentive and friendly, and the food was delicious! Perfect evening!
Sette Osteria is consistently wonderful--the food, the service, and the space itself which makes you feel a part of the vibrant 14th Street community.
Hands down one of the best brunch places in the city. I've only been to this location and have no other reason to visit the other; between the amazingly pleasant waitresses, marvelous food and bottomless that includes several choices for a great price, what else could you ask for?
This was a good option after the parade. I had been here once before and just had pizza and salad. The food is here solid. I certainly wouldn't make a destination however if I'm in the area, and other places are crowded I know this place is here and I can get a decent meal.
It was pride, so it was very hot inside and hectic. I didn’t eat much, but what I had was very good. They ran out of all sparkling wine and all draft beer, but like I said, it was not a normal day. We will definitely be back on a normal evening to check it out again.
The Hostess was very accommodating. The food was very good and the service was outstanding.
Very accommodating to our large party, even when we had one more than our reservation. He also showed up 30 minutes early and they still seated us. Large selection on the menu – very accommodating to our large party, even when we had one more than our reservation. He also showed up 30 minutes early and they still seated us. Large selection on the menu – Everyone was very pleased with their meal. Very friendly wait staff, and super fast getting her food
I had the soft-shell crab, which is hard to find. It came with fresh arugula. Very tasty. Service was outstanding, and the ambiance was very nice (eating outdoors).
We dined at the P Street location and the food was excellent. The server was just fine, quite friendly and competent. Sadly it was a hot night and the air conditioning didn't work...but sitting outside was actually better than in as the inside is always DARK and WAY TOO NOISY. We love this place and have dined here before but would love if it they added something, fabric or anything, to soften the overwhelming noise.
Would appreciate if the servers would make customers aware of items on the menu that are missing or that you don’t have. Save me the trouble of expecting to be able to order it.
There is no air conditioner.
Wonderful service and food is always outstanding. We love both locations in DC
Melissa was a great server.
Seafood Linguini was to die for. Get it with the spicy sauce :)
Always a great time at Sette!
Dinner was great, however my only issue was I went during Happy Hour and was not given a Happy Hour menu. I asked our waiter about it and apparently it was only at the bar. I went a week earlier on the same day around the same time and was given the Happy Hour menu at a table so I was very confused on why there was a difference. Food was still amazing but it seemed odd to me that Happy Hour wasn't throughout the entire restaurant.
Worth noting that happy hour hours are extended at the bar only
Manager was great! Food and service is always very good!
Great brunch and food! Manager was amazing and was very accommodating
I will be frank, the food was so bland. The tiramisu was the only good thing. This was the second and last time I went. This time we ordered the chicken Alfredo, fettuccine alla bolognese, and the lasagna. Last time we ordered the cannelloni di ricotta e spinach and tagliolini con pesto. Both times the food has been bland. It is sad to call it Italian cuisine. The Alfredo sauce was so gross. It was soupy. I’m convinced it came straight from a can. I’m mostly sad about the food. You shouldn’t have to salt/pepper/cheese your food down. Olive Garden would actually have been better. I’ll stick to acqua al 2 or Sfoglina. Ambiance doesn’t exist here. It is so loud. I’m sure because of the great late night happy hour deals. Our reservation was for 8:30. Service was painfully slow and mediocre. For three people the bill was only 125, including a 25%tip, so you get what you pay for. Won’t return.
Dear guest, I'm honestly disappointed that you feel this way about us. Our pastas are normally very popular with our guests and especially the Italian ones... I want to assure you that our dishes are made fresh with quality ingredients and our Italians chefs are committed to excellence and consistency that explains our popularity... I sincerely hope you'll return so that we can find some options on our menu that leave you feeling truly impressed. All the best, Mehdi, GM
The food was excellent. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. The noise level was a bit much but we were able to sit on the patio which was perfect
Our waiter was phenomenal and the food was delicious! Will definitely be back for brunch.
Delightful menu with a great selection of Italian favorites. Antipasti, Pastas as well as meat and fish selections. Everyone was happy with their choice and all the food was well prepared. Definitely worth a visit
Really nice Italian to suit all tastes. Situated in a great area
We had a reservation for a party of 4 and after about 45mins of waiting for our food our waiter told us that the kithen was backed up but it should be out shortly - no problem, it was a brunch hour we can wait. Around the 1h15 mark, he came back up frustrated that our food wasn't out and expressed that he was going to speak with his manager about a comp. The manager never came to our table, never expressed any interest in making up for our experience. Around the 1h30 mark, I went down to the bar and spoke with our server and asked if it would just be better if we left since he still couldn't tell us when our food would be out. He went again to speak with the manager, who still didn't offer to come speak with us directly. It was unfortunate because the waiter was doing all he could, the manager should have actually done his job and taken care of our table and he chose not to.
I'm beyond disappointed to hear about your most recent experience at our 14TH ST location, Morgan ! I'm sorry that you were not shown the kind of attentive, friendly service that you deserve. Thank you for following up with this honest review so that I can address this with the team. I know we can and will do better in the future. Please contact me at mzorgani@setteosteria All the very best, Mehdi, GM
Do not come here with a big group. I reserved a group for 14 four days before and they did not have the staff to take care of us. It literally took us close to two hours to get our food and three hours to get our check. Don’t do it.
Thank you for stopping by ! I sure do wish we'd been able to make a better impression here, as I know that we're capable of more. I hope we get the chance to show you that sometime in the future to WOW you. Meanwhile, i d like to gather more details, please contact me at your convenience. Thank you -Mehdi, GM
Quaint location with great, no frills Italian food. Perfect for group of 2-4.
We truly appreciate the feedback, and we're excited you had such a wonderful time with us, Thank you for your support, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Mehdi, GM