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1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1039 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #589 of 2,717 Restaurants in Washington DC
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Connecticut avenue and R street
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/ Benetton.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Virginia, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

During the summer months, Sette has a crowded and vibrant patio space. Aside from that ambiance, there is little more to offer. The wine list could be easily pulled from the shelf of any Safeway. Despite the insistence upon using Italian descriptions for the pricey menu, there is very little 'Italian' found either in the food or the largely untrained... More 

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146 reviews 146 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have been here several times in the past years. Service wasn't always that perfect. But times are changing. We returned again and the food was very good and also the service. Very funny, one of the waiters remembered us from a few years ago. The wines are also not to expensive. Lovely Chianti we had. So in future we... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We arrived in DC about 7pm. Went to check in and decided to walk around and get a quick dinner. About a block away we saw Sette Osteria and decided to give it a try. It is a beautiful place with full windows open to the street. In better weather there is a large open air sidewalk seating area. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

As a European who travels for work 70% of the year, I get to try a lot of different food. Specifically with Italian cuisine, I've lived in Rome, am friends with several Italians and have a very good knowledge of what is defined as 'authentic' Italian food... and Sette Osteria simply doesn't deliver. The restaurant is in a great location,... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I got here before 5 and was treated to nearly solitary dining outside. Great service. Great food. I'll be back when I'm back in town.

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Seattle, Washington
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175 reviews 175 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Good food in a noisy environment (indoors - patio is better in warm weather). The food was quite good, even the olive oil for the bread was tasty, and they served carafes of wine at very reasonable prices. Excellent gnocchi and pasta dishes.

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This place had been recommended and we had a great time -- the manager was indeed extremely welcoming and made choosing a bottle of wine lots of fun (by giving us little tastes of a few!) The food was fine but not outstanding, and it was a bit expensive for what you got But I'd go again! There are lots... More 

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Chicago, IL
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90 reviews 90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The food ranges from good to excellent, and the ambience is outstanding. Outdoor seating in perfect weather helped, but so did the professional service and the warm welcome provided by the manager. Mussels in a saffron broth were superb, with just the right amount of saffron. Swordfish was creatively presented, but a tad overcooked. Pizza was tasty, but the crust... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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168 reviews 168 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Visited Dupont Circle while on travel to DC and decided to try this Italian venue. Sat at the bar since all outdoor seating was reserved for a large party. I used to live in Italy so when eating Italian I always ask if they have fresh-made pasta options. The bartender recommended one along with a red wine and they were... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Nice spot with outdoor tables. The food was pleasant enough but not outstanding. Service OK but not great. Would be happy to go again but not rushing!

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Additional Information about Sette Osteria

Address: 1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1039
Phone Number: 202-483-3070
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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