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1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1039 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #608 of 2,710 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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  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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168 reviews 168 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
92 helpful votes 92 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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Laurel, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I enjoyed my meal here, but my husband thought his dish was terrible. They do have gluten free options, which is good to know. I noticed the service got slower as the place got busier, and I sometimes had to flag down the waitress. My daughter had the citrus creme brulee and it was amazing. The fact that we went... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After a busy day in the city what could be better than a leisurely dinner curbside just off DuPont Circle for an early evening of people watching. The server (Nikola) was excellent as he adjusted his pace to ours. He suggested and sampled a delightful bottle of wine to accompany some of the best gazpacho of the season before turning... More 

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Houston, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Flavor of the pizzas were good but the crust was soggy. The pumpkin ravioli with sage butter was great.

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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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