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Sette Osteria

1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1039
+1 202-483-3070
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (45 reviews)
“bread” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1039
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here with a work lunch. The food was decent but the desert was amazing. The staff however was very friendly!

Thank Courtney W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pretty good place - once you get past the staff assigning tables (no smiles). Attentive serving staff topping up water. Pizza the top choice - nice looking and tasty. Pasta also good. Fast and efficient - helps when everyone is hungry. Kids wanted to go...More

Thank sejali1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has a lot of hard surfaces so noise just bounces off the tile tables and echoes in a crowded space. The food is not authentic Italian. The beef short ribs on risotto was very salty with a "canned sauce". But the serving staff...More

Thank creativecrew
mehdi z, General Manager at Sette Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I'm disappointed that our Tiramisu was so appealing to you, yet our risotto missed the mark so much. It's possible that you simply didn't get our best, and I would be truly grateful if you decided to give us another shot. I hope you'll come...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice Italian restaurant with cosy seating including outdoors and it's pet friendly (yay) Good menu choices including vegetarian meals. I went for brunch and had the Greca which was very tasty. The service was great as well.

Thank A P
mehdi z, General Manager at Sette Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for having a brunch on our patio! I'm happy to hear your omelet was cooked to perfection. Hope you get the chance to come back and explore more of our menu sometime! Sincerely, Mehdi, GM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I won't bother going deeply into the impossibility of hearing anyone at my own table, because I realize that many restaurant-goers get a high out of a loud restaurant, but GEEZ! It was deafening, and while waiting for our meal I stepped out onto the...More

1  Thank ChandlerHall
mehdi z, General Manager at Sette Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave this thoughtful, detailed review -- customer feedback is extremely important to me and my team, while, i am glad your were pleased with the service, I do wish we'd been able to make a more consistent impression....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food. Nice outside seating area. Great service. Variety of pastas and sauces to choose from.

Thank NRW19
mehdi z, General Manager at Sette Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for going out of your way to leave us this review, I'm happy that you left with a great impression - looking forward to hosting you sometimes in the near future. We appreciate your business. Sincerely, Mehdi, GM

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked by and the weather was so nice that we decided to have dinner out on the patio. We shared the meat carpaccio and the vitello tonato appetizers, they were both very good! My fiance had the special pizza of the day which was...More

Thank smattijs
mehdi z, General Manager at Sette Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm very happy you enjoyed our atmosphere, service and food ! We really enjoyed having you for dinner, Thanks for stopping by and trying out our delicious pizza and Veal marsala. I do apologize if the meat was not as expected, but I'm glad you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my thrid visit to Sette Osteria at Dupont Circle. It has a fun, lively atmosphere, covered outdoor seating that allows for people watching and enjoying fresh air when the weather is nice, and generally good Italian food. This most recent trip was marred...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After originally stopping in for a drink and appetizer on an earlier visit my daughter and I planned dinner at the restaurant. We ended up sitting at the bar (by choice). The food was awesome. We had salads and split a pizza. But the people...More

Thank Jup561
mehdi z, General Manager at Sette Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting us. I'm really glad that you have enjoyed yourself at the bar. I hope you will come back and explore more of our menu when you get the chance. Sincerely, Mehdi, GM

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice. Staff seemed friendly enough and wide and varied menu, but the food quality is variable. Why is it that the 2nd course comes 2 mins after the first? On 2nd night ordered sword fish which came on a bed of salad and...More

Thank BerkshireBoy10
mehdi z, General Manager at Sette Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I appreciate you joining us for dinner twice in a row. I'm honestly disappointed that you weren't overly impressed by your entree during your second visit, but we do offer many options, some of which are much more flavorfull. I hope you'll come back so...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have accommodations for a party of 15 on Fridays at 5:00 or earlier? Family celebration after Georgetown graduation in mid May., Thank you! Marianne
20 April 2017|
Response from mehdi z | Property representative |
Hi Marianne; Will be happy to accommodate your request accordignly. Please contact me at 202-483-3070.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1039
    (Connecticut avenue and R street)
  • Public Transportation: 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/ Benetton.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-483-3070
  • E-mail
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