Sette Osteria – Casual Italian Dining in Dupont Circle

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This week I had the pleasure of heading down Connecticut
Avenue to Sette Osteria, a casual Italian restaurant just north of Dupont Circle, steps from our Washington DC hotel. We arrived at 7:30 on a Monday night and quickly found seating on the patio overlooking Connecticut Avenue and R street. We were told to possibly expect a long wait and to order quickly to avoid being stuck in the cue behind a larger group – we appreciated the tip and were able to avoid a long wait.

tiramisu Lasagna classica calamarata


They specialize in 12” pizzas,a variety of fresh pasta dishes, and grilled meat and fish, all ranging between $10.00 and $16.00. I was in the mood for pasta, so I ordered the lasagna classica ($14.95), and my friend ordered the rosemary fingerling potatoes ($4.95) and calamarata (13.95), a simple salad with grilled calamari.

I won’t lie, the lasagna didn’t blow me away, and while the grilled calamari lent the calamarata salad a pleasant smokiness, the vinaigrette was nothing special – there was also a conspicuous absence of cheese, sweetness, and crunch to the salad. The rosemary fingerling potatoes could have been seasoned much better and roasted until crisp, and the Tiramisu classica ($7.95) was light on flavor and uninspired. Despite these shortcomings, the ambiance, service, and decent prices make Sette Osteria a good choice for a decent Italian meal.  Sette Osteria is about a 10 minutes walk from our Washington DC Accommodations

Marcos, Innkeeper at American Guest House, a Washington, DC Bed and Breakfast

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