Sette Osteria - 14th St

4.3
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424 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.

Special Offers

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

OPEN 11:30AM-10PM - We will be offering our regular menu along with festive specials, Butternut squash soup, homemade pumpkin ravioli, stuffed turkey, lamb shank risotto, Osso Bucco all Milanese, Mediterranean Seabass and Granny Smith apple tart with vanilla gelato !!

Thursday, 28 November, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

OPEN 11:30AM-10PM We will be offering our regular menu along with festive specials, Butternut squash soup, creamy Burrata with homemade caponata, Lobster ravioli, Veal OssoBuco Saffron risotto, Sea scallops, Mediterranean Seabass, Chocolate Tartufo.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

OPEN 11:30AM-9PM - We will be offering our regular menu along with festive specials, Butternut squash soup, creamy Burrata with homemade caponata, Lobster ravioli, Veal OssoBuco Saffron risotto, Sea scallops, Mediterranean Seabass, Chocolate Tartufo.

Wednesday, 25 December, 2019

What 424 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was extremely slow/nonexistent.

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

R
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect table and food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

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

J
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

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
75 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Found plastic in my food.

t
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Service was good but food was average and overpriced. Also, definitely too loud and air conditioning was not functioning properly!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

The air conditioning was sub par so we sweated the whole time. Also our waitress was inattentive and we had to actually get a different server to give us our bill

MG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Restaurant has AC and management issues. It was unacceptably hot in there last night (same problem three days ago by another diner) and they ran out of liquor to make me a Negroni (big minus points there !!!- it was 8:30 on a Friday) AND they ran out of clean glassware so couldn't serve our beers in glasses. Of course opening and closing the window door to the patio (presumably the family out there thought it would be "cooler") didn't seem to help the ambiance. Food is good and reasonably priced for DC. Our server was lovely and did her best to make light of the situation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Too hot, maybe the air conditioning was broken

BC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great! Food was delicious servers were awesome. It was just very hot inside due to the brick oven pizza they do have put door seating but it was a warm evening as well. So hot inside and hot outside. But I’d go back!

PJ
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Phenomenal pasta and service at this great neighborhood place. The night we were there was unusually warm inside the restaurant, which our server explained was attributable to a recent change in the A/C system in the building lessening the cooling to the restaurant. We hope this gets resolved or supplemental AC units brought in.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Food was not bad, but service was abysmal. We were seated out on the back patio and our waitress seemed to have forgotten we were there. We sat for 25 minutes before someone brought us water and 45 minutes before receiving bread and our first drinks. The waitress and manager were not particularly nice or apologetic about the very lengthy delay.

T
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was extremely warm for some reason. It made it very uncomfortable to enjoy your dinner.

F
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was as cute as a button!! Pink bubbly was tasty. Carpaccio was delicious. Greek salad and two homemade pastas were excellent. Recommend

RD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We sat outside on the patio. Food and drinks were delicious. Everything was great until we saw cockroaches on the ground. Granted, we were outside, but hopefully the restaurant does some bug control.

FD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Branzino and lamb shank were excellent. Service superb.

MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

1) There was too much noise, maybe something could be done about that; 2) There was no AC (or at least couldn’t perceive it), the restaurant was too hot

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh pasta and lovely service.

SB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Pretty sure our server was hungover. The raspy voice, confusion, and overall stench of alcohol gave it away. The food was good, but service was horrendous. We watched our server go into the bathroom, change, and leave, all the the while, waiting for our check. We had to go to the bar to get it, which took another 15 mins. Very disappointed in the service and will most likely not be back. Better service with equivalent food or better in the DC area.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was good but it was so noisy one could not hear the person sitting across from you. Parking also a hassle, staff did not know of any garages nearby to park.
I don’t think I will go back
Sandra M

RC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I ordered a pizza that I was surprised to find didn’t have cheese on it. It was delicious but I was a little disappointed when it came out.

I’m not sure if the menu explicitly said it had cheese but I’d say cheese would be assumed in what a pizza is and it should say if it DOESN’T have cheese...

CC
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening sitting outside at Sette Osteria. The service was attentive and friendly, and the food was delicious! Perfect evening!

PH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sette Osteria is consistently wonderful--the food, the service, and the space itself which makes you feel a part of the vibrant 14th Street community.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best brunch places in the city. I've only been to this location and have no other reason to visit the other; between the amazingly pleasant waitresses, marvelous food and bottomless that includes several choices for a great price, what else could you ask for?

BK
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was a good option after the parade. I had been here once before and just had pizza and salad. The food is here solid. I certainly wouldn't make a destination however if I'm in the area, and other places are crowded I know this place is here and I can get a decent meal.

K
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was pride, so it was very hot inside and hectic. I didn’t eat much, but what I had was very good. They ran out of all sparkling wine and all draft beer, but like I said, it was not a normal day. We will definitely be back on a normal evening to check it out again.

C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Hostess was very accommodating. The food was very good and the service was outstanding.

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