With 150 seats inside and out, Sette was developed to serve the types of Italian fare one might find on the sidestreet of a hipster Brooklyn neighborhood. You’ll find red sauce here, and it’s good, but Sette is more about lemons and vegetables, olive oil and Parmesan, than it is the parmigiana-type dishes most popular in Central Florida.
In keeping with the theme of the couple’s first restaurant, the bakery-café Se7en Bites, Sette offers seven red wines and seven white ones. (Oh, and Sette means “seven” in Italian, Trina says.) The cocktails are as lovingly made as the food, and they tend to be garnished with wedges or sprigs of fresh fruits or herbs.
The dining room is simple and rustic-chic, with a big patio, a warm bar and a rectangular cut-out that lets you see the culinary team at work.
I was lucky enough to taste several dishes at a media dinner hosted by chefs and co-owners Trina Gregory-Propst and V.A. Probst last night. That’s where I took these photographs.
Sette will open to the public on Friday, March 22. Enjoy.
The website’s not live yet, but when it is it’ll be at setteitalian.com.