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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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11:00 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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 13
    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
Delicious Italian food located new Dupont Circle

This restaurant was a moderately priced Italian food restaurant located new Dupont circle. The service was great and the food was delicious. It was a very vibrant restaurant

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Chad W
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New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was a moderately priced Italian food restaurant located new Dupont circle. The service was great and the food was delicious. It was a very vibrant restaurant

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Portland, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great Location just a few blocks from Dupont Circle. Lasagna was better than the Fettucine Bolognese. Kind servers and special orders accomodated. Enjoyed dessert with recommended licqueur. Outdoor seating, but too cold for this visit. A nice time.

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Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We ate here and enjoyed the mail. Nothing super out of the ordinary but good enough to hold up to Washington DC standards (which have improved over the years). We checked online and they had lots of room this past Saturday so we showed up without booking on-line. When we arrived, they said they were completely booked and could not... More 

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this excellent restaurant as we were wandering around Dupont Circle searching for a place to dine. We did not have a reservation and the restaurant was packed. At first I thought we were going to be turned away, but the maitre'd was most accommodating. He offered us a table for two by the bar,... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Just arrived in D.C. and wanted a quick simple dinner close to our inn. An average pizza would have been fine and this place supposedly had good wood fired pizza. The pie came out with generous toppings and fresh motzerella. Unfortunately when I picked up a piece everything, including the sauce, slid of the soggy limp crust. Perhaps the regular... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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114 reviews 114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
60 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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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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