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About Sette Osteria - 14th St

Sette is Italian for seven, the traditional "lucky" number. The restaurant design is comfortable with a traditional Italian tone, exposed bricks, and with a great " warm 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 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.

1634 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 11pm

Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 4:00pm

Brunch: Sat & Sun: 11:00am - 4:00pm



Cross Street:
R St NW

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 290-1178

Website:
http://setteosteria.com/

Catering:
Please call the restaurant: 202-3091491

Public Transit:
U street metro stop - Yellow/green line.

Dupont Circle metro stop (Q street exit)- Red line.

Executive Chef:
Fabio Slavatore

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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 75 guests. Please contact Mehdi Zorgani to inquire about hosting your next event at Sette osteria.

Private dining and semi private dining available seven days a week brunch, lunch and dinner. Audio visual capabilities available.

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY 12PM-9PM
REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE ALONG OUR TRADITIONAL FESTIVE SPECIALS FEATURING: SAFFRON RISOTTO SHORT RIBS & WHOLE FISH.. EXCLUDING BEVERAGES, TAX AND GRATUITY...REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE...

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

OPEN NEW YEAR'S EVE UNTIL THE PARTY IS OVER...
REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE ALONG OUR FESTIVE 3 COURSE PRE-SET MENU FEATURING: LOBSTER RISOTTO, NY STRIP STEAK & ROYAL BASS...$65.95 PP EXCLUDING BEVERAGES, TAX AND GRATUITY...REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE...

Private Dining

Sette Osteria 14th is the perfect place to relax and enjoy brunch or dinner. A gourmet menu, daily happy hour specials, an after-hours menu, and delicious hand-made pizzas using only the finest and freshest ingredients are served by a professional and enthusiastic staff.

Sette Osteria - 14th St Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
People Watching (8)
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Comfort Food (5)
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Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
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Hot Spot (2)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Nice that they were able to make an adjustment to the original time booked. And they knew who I was when I arrived. Don't know how they pulled that off, but good for them.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I had a great date night at Sette on 14th. They were very courteous and we didn't have to wait, our reservation was ready. They were very gracious in pushing back my reservation when I called and said I would be late. The food was great and the prices were good. I recommend to anyone who is thinking about going.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Pizza is crispy and very nice, highly recommend. Quick serve and good service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I went for my birthday and had a great time. Easy to book for large parties.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was very accommodating to our special needs (for a quiet place because of hearing loss) and were very attentive throughout the meal without being intrusive. The food is good but not great. But I'd go back again when I'm in the neighborhood because the servers were so nice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have enjoyed every meal I have had there, but most of the time I was seated in the upper section in the back. This time, we were in the corner in the front. The difference in volume level was significant. It was almost too much to be social with our party. I don't mind noisy and vibrant places, but this was close to being too much.

Otherwise, very enjoyable.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great place to go! We were from San Francisco and went twice. Good value and great tasting food!

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service is always good. Food is always good. Definitely a good option! Also, Bottomless mimosas for $15! Yas!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, People Watching, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Anna was a great host !

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Meal was incredible. Sat outside in October and the blankets on the chairs was a nice touch. I had the bruschetta trio appetizer and my boyfriend had he Caesar salad, meals included a short rib and mushroom risotto special and a basil pasta with smoked mozzarella and eggplant, dessert of an apple tart and sorbet. Absolutely everything was delish. Service was slow at times (like had our appetizers before we even had bread on the table and waited 10+ minutes for wine) but we weren’t in a rush so it wasn’t too annoying.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food. Great service. I will be back again for another brunch.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went for a birthday brunch. Service was great, mimosas were filled very quickly and we were able to pick and choose from both the brunch and lunch menus. Everyone loved their food and our waiter was very accommodating to the large group

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Good enough for pseudo Italian food -- carbonara made with spaghetti but house made fettuccine is extra cost, one veal dish, etc. Always friendly service but outside tables too small and wobbly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Pre-race Pasta Dinner for 12 runners participating in the Army Ten Miler.

The restaurant was very accommodating when we had two more diners than we reserved places for.

Food and service were excellent.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Amazing food. Great service. Accommodating for dietary restrictions. Best fettuccine Alfredo I’ve had in DC!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

It’s our favorite in the neighborhood. Food is always good, wine selection is broad and good, and the wait staff is excellent. The waiter Darko is always friendly and professional. I chose the chicken fixed price meal and it was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Happy hour options were plentiful, well priced, and very good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

As usual, Sette was in fine form. Excellent gnocchi. Our favorite waiter, Darko, was extremely attentive and charming. Thanks for a wonderful birthday dinner!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

From the moment we sat down, we could tell that our waitress, Karla F, was irritated about something. She was very curt to us, and ignored our request for bread for the table multiple times. We had ordered two bottles of prosecco at this point and were waiting for a friend to arrive, so we had ordered the bread and water and some appetizers. However we didn't even get the chance to order dinner because the second our friend walked in, the entire staff began to discriminate against him because of his slow rate of speech, which is a speaking quality that all of our friends know to be characteristic of our friend regardless of whether he has consumed any alcohol or not. Before our friend even got a chance to place an order, the waitress came over and told him her manager said that he could not be served alcohol. We were all speechless, we had a group of 7 coming for a special occasion dinner to celebrate his new job, and we're planning to order entrees and stay for a good hour or two at least celebrating. We asked if there was any reason for this, and the waitress told us first that it was her boss' decision and she was just following protocol, and then we asked her again and she confessed that she had just lied to us and that it was based on her own discriminatory judgments based on the way our only non-white friend looked and spoke. We had barely finished our appetizers and still had some wine to finish, so we asked for more bread to finish the dips/burrata that we had been allowed to purchase and were ignored for half an hour until they realized we would not be leaving without finishing the food we had paid for, and finally brought us bread. I don't know why this waitress chose to be so discriminatory to our friend with absolutely no basis, for his own celebratory dinner, but we will definitely not be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

There were 5 in our party. All liked their pasta dishes. Pumpkin ravioli was excellent. My veal dish not so much. Service was very good. By the end of the meal, place was very crowed.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Was pretty noisy but overall great brunch! Food was good, only one exception being the brunch tart but in part possibly because it wasn't what was expected (e.g., served cold, eggs not on top)
But the service was impeccable (thanks Nemanya & sorry if misspelled) -- stellar recommendations on food and kept our glasses full (not easy with our crew;)

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was good and they easily accommodated our party which grew from 5-7

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great place for brunch! Food was perfect and outdoor seating was lovely.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food is very good and reasonably priced, with generous but not ridiculous portion sizes, but it is very loud inside. Must be something with the acoustics, because it was busy in the way that any restaurant is probably busy on a Friday night, but not overly packed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Lovely evening, lovely dinner with good wine and tasty Italian food

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was tasty but overpriced, I would not go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Have been to the Sette Osteria at Dupont and have always liked it. First time to this Sette Osteria and for brunch. Reviews on brunch were good so met a friend at noon on a sunday. We also happen to hit restaurant week. Great value. Pre Fixe included a cocktail (Bloody Mary; Mimosa); one entre and one sweet. I enjoyed the Blood Mary so much, that I asked for another but they were out of Bloody Mary mix!! The eggs benedict were very good but the Hollandaise a bit tasteless. Eggs done perfectly. Had salad instead of potatoes as the side and it was delicious. The dessert was a small pancake with fresh fruit, syrup and whipped cream. Very good. My friend had an egg white omelet which she enjoyed but, for some reason, they brought her omelet with my dessert!! That was weird. I'm sitting there enjoying my eggs benedict and she's waiting around for her meal. I didn't understand that but the waiter made it seem as if that was how it is done. Strange. Wait staff friendly though. We should have been insistent to bring it at the same time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The service at Sette Osteria was the best I've experienced in the U.S. Not since Paris have I had a server who took such genuine delight in our happiness. She was so pleased that we were excited to be sitting outdoors on a lovely night and that we were looking forward to a leisurely meal (we had just moved our daughter to D.C. and it was our first experience in the neighborhood.) The food was great - pizza as good as in Florence, the cocktails and wine were great, the setting was great (we sat across the street from Red Light and had fun watching the scene there) and the service was STELLAR. It was like being welcomed into someone's home. I am already looking forward to our next trip to D.C. so we can return.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Sette Osteria serves a most delicious meal and their staff is attentive and accommodating. We've enjoyed some delightful evenings there. However, the noise level on our most recent visit was deafening, making it nearly impossible to hold a conversation without yelling.
We will not frequent this restaurant on a weekend evening again. Since the food was so tasty, we might give it another chance on a very slow weeknight.
I would strongly urge the management to add sound dampening techniques.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We arrived to celebrate my 3rd cousin's 13th birthday. We were a little late but were comfortably seated at a nice window table. The food, conversation, coke cola, and wine all flowed in perfect harmony along with the great service.

At 7:30 Pm, I was surprised to see that Sette O. wasn't busier than I had imagined. Never the less, the service, greetings with smiles were all very inviting and welcoming. I truly enjoyed time with my family (some part of which) I had not seen in 10 years. We enjoyed every moment and the atmosphere made them that much more memorable.

And let's not forget the icing on the cake! In this case, the icing on the Tiramisu! Okay, the candle on the Tiramisu! In many restaurants, the age old celebration of a birthday comes with a price. They no longer gift a desert to the table. However, I don't think I even asked for a desert but Sette O. delivered a delicious treat for all to enjoy.

Thank you your team Sette O. for making our night something awesome!!!

-RA

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Vegan, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wide selection of food (I went with a party of 9 and we all loved what we got) great atmosphere in a vibrant neighborhood, excellent location, too notch bottomless service. Also really liked the interior (I'm an interior designer so that's saying a lot)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I had wanted to go to Sette Osteria for a while and finally took the plunge. It was really good and a great place for lunch. It was busy, but not overly so, the food came quickly and it was very good and the service was also really good. We had a salad and pasta and both were exactly what I hoped they would be - comfort and tasty Italian food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The Brunch service and food are unbelievable. Waiters/waitress are very attentive. Food is great and the fruit is fresh. They are not pushy and are not in a rush to get you out. Definitely going back.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food and service. Perfect spot for a more casual Italian restaurant spot

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The service was awful. Even though the server did everything with a smile, she was almost never around, took a very LONG time to come by and pick up the plates and to make it worst messed up the order. The food is average, that's not her fault.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Add calamari to your salad!! Best calamari I e had in dc. Bonus points for it being grilled!

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Casual, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Sette Osteria is the type of restaurant one patronizes because it is two blocks away, something nicer than fast-causal is desired, and reservations are readily available. The food is certainly satisfactory, but is not especially distinguished -- it is along the lines of what a proficient home cook would prepare. My butternut squash filled ravioli had good texture and flavor, but lacked the suppleness I've experienced from restaurants with first-rate pasta. Our server was very pleasant. For the second consecutive visit, the restaurant appeared to have climate-control issues, as the air conditioning was not keeping up particularly well with the Washington summer heat.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Service and food were quite good, but definitely on the expensive side. Not something we could do everyday, but for a once in a while occasion, it is perfectly fine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I had a blast

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