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Posted by Anonymous on 02/11/2009
We were there on a Friday night. The host said it was a 15min wait, but was more like 30min. We waited at the bar and there were two bartenders who only served "their half of the bar" (it's a TINY bar, maybe 15feet long) so even though one guy had nothing to do, he told us the other bartender had to take our drink order. pretty ridiculous. Food was decent, waitstaff was good. We had the antipasti app followed by the Lobster Linguine special and pizza. Both were fine, but not something I would crave. We took some of the pizza home and they put the slices face down on each other so they stuck together and got very soggy. That was annoying and careless on their part.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/23/2007
Two friends and I went to Sette and LOVED it. The server was a great help and helped us pair the perfect glass of wine with the amazing pizza's we ordered. I found the service great, the food excellent and can not wait to go back!!
Posted by A resident of Dupont Circle on 06/08/2007
My girlfriend (who is Italian) and I went to this place based on its high recommendations from the Italian community in DC. The food - a starter of rucola salad with pecorino, mixed grilled seafood over salad, and vanilla and pistacchio gelato - was on the whole very good. However, the service was fairly abominable. Our server seemed to have no clue what was going on or that we were even eating there, or that the food was Italian as opposed to Ethiopian, Burmese or American. Some tips: if you're going to write the menu in Italian, make sure the wait staff at least has some clue of what the words mean. We were reduced to pointing and grunting, despite the fact that all of us present spoke English and two of us speak Italian. Second, CLEAR THE PLATES AT SOME POINT AFTER THE MEAL. It doesn't have to be immediate but 20 minutes after we finished eating my girlfriend had to move them to the side of the table, where they stayed for the rest of our time there. Third, coffee should not be served before dessert. When the dessert is gelato that takes all of two minutes to pull out of the freezer and it takes 25 it's borderline rude. Also, if you use regular drip coffee in your espresso machine, don't tell the patrons this and then charge them the full price for an espresso. Possibly it was because we ate outside, but ambience and atmosphere were absolutely nil, not in the least because our server seemed to totally forget about us. For the prices Sette charges, this is fairly unexcusable and I've contemplated writing to the management, were it not for the fact that this would probably mean free food coupons when I have little desire to return to Sette. I should also note a couple next to us also had severe problems with their food (which was not our issue) and sent the majority of it back. Restauranting is not simply about the food. I've waited tables and bartended in the recent past and I know it's not easy, and usually I'm loathe to be so critic
Posted by Anonymous on 01/02/2007
This is the most authentic Italian pizza place in DC. If you have a love for wood oven pizza and other italian classics like gnochi or veal, this is the place for you. It is not exactly cheap but the quality of the food justifies the price. The appetizers are quite small but the fennel salad is worth it. My favorite pizza is the one with prociutto and an arrugula salad on top. Delish!