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Sette Osteria

Dupont Circle
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1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1039 (Connecticut avenue and R street)
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.
202-483-3070
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid, tasty, lots of choices

Hip location and space. Great for people watching, HUGE menu, any pasta you want. Carpaccio di pesce (thin slices of swordf sh/Atlantic salmon/Ahi tuna/arugula/lemon dressing, $14) was quite good, but not ultra memorable. Would get it again bc it was fresh. Enjoyed the insalata di barbabietole... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Damian C
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love this place. Another friend brought me for lunch one day during work. I had the calamari salad and the waiter recommended a Chardonnay by J.Lohr. I fell in love with both items. The calamari is grilled - something you cannot get in a lot of places. And it is grilled (or seered but who cares) to perfect.... More 

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Thank jcoken64
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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302 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hip location and space. Great for people watching, HUGE menu, any pasta you want. Carpaccio di pesce (thin slices of swordf sh/Atlantic salmon/Ahi tuna/arugula/lemon dressing, $14) was quite good, but not ultra memorable. Would get it again bc it was fresh. Enjoyed the insalata di barbabietole (organic red beets/petite arugula salad/caramelized walnuts/goat cheese crostino/ drizzled with balsamic reduction, $12) was... More 

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Thank Damian C
Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sette has been a favorite for a long time. Great menu and food so well prepared. It is especially nice during warm weather with the outside seating along Connecticut Avenue, The service can be uneven. Great servers and mediocre servers.The outside seating is a bit cramped so it is sometimes difficult to have a private conversation.But the food makes it... More 

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Thank Giacomo528
Baltimore, Maryland
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370 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

First, the reviews on Trip Advisor, the closeness to our hotel and the quick response about the menu for New Year’s Eve from Mehdi made it easy to choose Sette Osteria for our New Year’s Eve dinner. We were greeted warmly and seated at a quieter table that I had requested. The restaurant has a lively vibe and was a... More 

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Thank Maggi713
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Bruschetta made to order, half sizes of pasta, What's not to love? Don't bother complaining if they burn it, just move on to the next course. It will give you another reason to conversate with star server Sefarrdine. Forrmidable bien sur. Shukran.

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Thank rufkdlk_10
Long Island, New York
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153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I had brunch at Sette Osteria and while I enjoyed my meal, it was nothing out of the ordinary. They have a decent sized menu with choices for everyone (vegetarians or meat eaters). I would give Sette Osteria another try for a different meal. There are so many brunch places in DC and my first impression wasn't memorable.

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Thank Readrun
Oakton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

My daughter and I ate lunch here on the day before Thanksgiving. We ordered the Parmigiana Panini and the Classico Panini. Both were delicious. I will need another visit to try the flatbread or pizza.

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Thank pjd_travels
McMinnville, Oregon
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150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This is not an expensive fine dining establishment that some of the reviewers seem to want. Rather, it is an exceptional neighborhood restaurant that's very popular with locals. Our service was great. And the food was very good. It's a busy place even during the week, so I'd recommend reservations if you can.

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Thank MacinMac
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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380 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant in DuPont Circle. Went there for the first time for Saturday brunch and had a great time. Restaurant is medium sized, bright and airy, with both in and outdoor (on a fairly wide corner sidewalk) seating, although at this time of year outdoor is not much of an option anymore. Interior decor is quite... More 

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Thank paxa
Davie, Florida
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100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This place doesn't seem to get as much hype as some more trendy neighbors down the road, but for Italian, this should be your go-to spot on 14th. I had the pumpkin ravioli and it was delicious! You can tell that the pasta is made from scratch and it tastes so fresh. The service was good and the atmosphere was... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 202-483-3070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?