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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 - 11:30 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very average Italian food

Felt that this restaurant was a "minimum requirement" kind of place. The waiter was friendly. The place was half empty (Thursday night). The green salad was average. The pasta (butternut ravioli) was overly sauced and average. The bread basket arrived after we had started eating. Would not make... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
sambachica
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Felt that this restaurant was a "minimum requirement" kind of place. The waiter was friendly. The place was half empty (Thursday night). The green salad was average. The pasta (butternut ravioli) was overly sauced and average. The bread basket arrived after we had started eating. Would not make an effort to eat here.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I was on there on a Tuesday evening with business colleagues. Though somewhat noisy, it was a very nice place. Our wait staff was not the best as he spoke broken English and did not get our drink orders correct. Appetizers were fantastic as was the entree. However, the table had no dinnerware and we had to wait for it... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Their happy hour food menu is fantastic and very reasonable. I visit more than once a week. Happy hour is 4-7 Monday through Saturday and 4 until closing on Sunday -- great hours! Their regular menu is tops as well. Very neighborhood place -- great to sit at the bar and talk to the locals. One of my favorite places... More 

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Virginia, USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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Pijnacker
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146 reviews 146 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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

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?