First visit to Sete:
Party for four seated without wait at 7:30 PM on a Wednesday night. Despite heat, outdoor seating is full. Temperature and noise level pleasant indoors.
Service a bit rusty: 15 minute delay in taking order after menus are given. Another 10 minutes for wine and beverages. Waitperson brings salad, but decides it is for another table before placing in front of hungry son. Owner and waitress cheerful and helpful.
I'm sure these glitches will be worked out.
Pizzas del giorno are fresh mozzarella and pesto/mozzarella/potato/asparagus. Sauces and topping are very flavorful. Crust, fresh out of oven, very crispy, but, if not eaten promptly, becomes somewhat limp.
Pannini is grilled veggies with pesto. Quite good, although all commented Press 195 still has the corner on this market.
Stuffed sardines, baked in wood-burning oven, very good, although more fish and less bread crumbs might have made this a better selection.
Venti per venti (20 bottles of wine for 20 dollars each) a refreshing feature. These are vinos de tavola:
table wines, meant to be enjoyed with pizza and pasta. They are not big, huge Tuscans. Each wine listed with origin. Nice to be able to sample wines from the Marche, Friuli, Sardinia, Sicily, etc.
Perfectly happy with our selection.
Lots of curious neighbors wander in and out, reviewing menu. Owner cheerful in greeting them. Full menu, including fish, meats, pastas (made in house) to start next Tuesday.