Sette Osteria - 14th St

4.3
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446 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Casual
Sette is Italian for seven, the traditional "lucky" number. The restaurant design is comfortable with a traditional Italian tone, exposed bricks, and with a great " warm feel and flow." Sette Osteria is a destination place for people as well as a place for people walking in the area to come in and enjoy.

Decor: Sette Osteria has an open pizza station viewable by guests.

The best decor in a restaurant is people. Windows give guests a view of the active passing scenes on busy 14th street. And, people walking by are able to view a very inviting and appealing restaurant. The decor is rustic and appealing but still carries a theme of sophisticated Italian culture and international buzz.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed on the time it was supposed to be open.

VC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Fun environment with reasonably priced bottomless drinks. Food is OK but there is a brunch and a lunch menu which provide endless options. The service was really great and they were very accommodating. I would recommend this for a fun time but not necessarily for an amazing culinary experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience. Water guy was the fastest I’ve ever seen

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was a little slow but place was busy. Good and drinks were excellent. The bathrooms were not clean. Very disgusting that it could not be looked after and cleaned more often. Please do something about that since women and men share the restroom.

CJ
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nice room. Burrata was a bit rubbery. The amatriciana sauce tasted like spaghettios, a big letdown since we had not seen it on any menu outside of Rome. The chicken Milanese was dry and tasteless and served with tartar sauce. The entrees were brought to the table a few minutes after the pasta course was served, a real lapse in service. Veal piccata was fine. Too many deficiencies to give it a second try

RB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Mediocre food, horrible service and deafening noise level.

LH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

While the service was really slow (even though they had plenty of staff and very few diners, the food was good and fairly priced.

S
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Excellent food. Fun New Years Eve decorations.

JT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Admittedly, we were there on Christmas, a tough night, but service was CRAZY slow. Food was so-so.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went in Christmas night. Had a wonderful Christmas meal. Lobster ravioli was cold for my daughter. Staff replaced it with a completely new dish of lobster ravioli nicely warmed. Service was very good. Overall very pleased with this restaurant

RW
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Xmas meal, lovely service and good food. Enjoyed the Brussel sprouts.

MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Great food, cozy spot, horrible service.

LJ
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I normally would not leave a review but this situation warrants it. The "Thanksgiving dinner" was HORRENDOUS. Please hire a real chef that knows how to prepare Thanksgiving dinner if you're going to offer such a thing. The sweet potato soup was terrible, and the spices used in the dinner were equally terrible. The desert "apple pie" seriously looked like a pile of cow manure and tasted equally lame. The price was also extremely high given the crappy food quality.

On the plus side the drinks were great and the atmosphere and staff were equally great. I'm sure your Italian food is just fine, but you're way out of your league offering this kind of Thanksgiving dinner.

MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a very nice time - not overly busy but still a very nice meal.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal and restaurant, noise level is really high

MT
New England
108 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Grilled calamari was excellent. quality of the food was very good.
Service was not very friendly, but attentive. But, it was a bad luck night apparently. water spilled because of an uneven table that rocked, so we asked for another table. no problem.
my guest ordered the eggplant. they kitchen sent lasagna. he sent it back and got the eggplant. (they did look alike) , but when it came the edges were hot and center was cold. they must have premade and reheated. we just didnt have luck here. but they were good to try to make it right. i have to rate this as we experienced it.
the only constructive criticism outside of this i would offer is regarding the Buratta. the dish was quite small for a dinner item and should be under appetizer. or side. for the size and price, it is not a meal... but it is VERY good. the bratta cheese is excellent, and balsamic reduction very good. perfect as a small side or salad type.

DO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service

TL
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

We were there during a slow time, so service was good. The food was good as well. Not the best Italian restaurant, but it was better than the national chains and we enjoyed our meal.

t
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sette is one of our go-to places on 14th Street. Food and service is good and eating out on the terrace is great when the weather is good. Great place to have a pre-theater dinner.

LM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Brunch was a great value — sparkling apple cider was a great fall brunch cocktail addition!

KB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and good food at fair price.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brought my family from out of town and it was delicious!

SA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Service was extremely slow/nonexistent.

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food, and a lovely atmosphere. What else could you ask for?

R
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Our server was exceptional. The first three bottles of wine we ordered they were out of. Not sure how an Italian restaurant is out of three different wines on a Saturday night early in the month. Again our waitress was very nice about it and saved what could have been three patrons walking out

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect table and food and service

LC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta at a great price! The perfect setting for our ladies night

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

It was extremely hot inside, felt like no a/c on a 90° day. And food lacked seasoning/flavor.

J
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MY FAMILY AND I HAVE BEEN TO SETTE MANY TIMES AND WILL CERTAINLY BE BACK

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We were really disappointed. The waitress was incredibly inattentive and unfriendly and the food was quite bland and oily. Overall, a waste of an evening and $100 better spent elsewhere.

t
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Italian restaurant in the Logan Circle area. I had the pumpkin ravioli, which was terrific. My friend had the salmon, also quite good. They also have an excellent selection of wines.

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy Sette, particularly when we can sit outside at the 14th Street location and people-watch. The food is consistently good, and the service was excellent. The martinis are miniscule (my glass was half full). They should work on that.

SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal before seeing a show at Studio. Recommended!!

LF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was very good but oversalted. Atmosphere is nice (especially with the open doors to the outside patio), but the service was not great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and the wait staff was attentive. Paid for bottomless brunch and staff made sure our glasses stayed full😊

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal. We all had to try each other’s entree and they were all so good. Will be back

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food was great, but the dining area was way too HOT and sweaty.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very hot at our table (possibly due to the open oven)

RM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The restaurant was super hot. Not a great experience for business dinner.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Found plastic in my food.

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