Sette Bello

4.6
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774 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Franco Filippone, owner and Chef of Sette Bello Ristorante, started his career in the restaurant business at the side of his father, after the family emigrated from Palermo, Sicily to open their now historic restaurant in upstate New York. After a long apprenticeship in the family restaurant, Franco relocated to Fort Lauderdale, where he applied his culinary skills at such world class restaurants as The Addison in Boca Raton, Cafe D’ Angelo and the much lauded Casa d’ Angelo in Fort Lauderdale. Now he brings all his many cooking talents to his charming new restaurant, delivering new twists on classic Italian dishes.
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vipFoodie
Miami
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As per usual I was not disappointed. The grilled calamari was delicious. Had the zucchini florets stuffed with ricotta and they melted in my mouth. The shrimp and pappardelle was a culinary delight
I wish them the best on reopening May the summer be a good one

JM
vipJanM
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Our server Reisa is exceptional, always there just when you want him to be. The food is always delicious and the sauces are unique and wonderful!

LS
vipLoisS
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food is usually delicious but they were out of their homemade pasta and didn’t have the dish I was craving. Also the service is usually better than we had that evening.

JS
vipJaniceS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening with outstanding service as well as food. Never a disappointment . Great place to bring friends. It has become our “go -to” restaurant.

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vipLove2dine
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I was so disappointed . I will not go back. Here is why:
The restaurant in itself is dated and reminds me of a glorified pizzeria.
The wait is way to long with a reservation and NOT because the food is so good.. it’s because they are disorganized .
The food.. well mediocre . Do not understand the rave unless you really don’t go out much. It’s really just fair. Not bad but totally not great..
We went because the chef owns casa d’angela and seriously it’s a joke on everyone. He just have bought it for his nephew .. no way is there any comparison. Step up from OIive garden. Sorry folks.. just being honest .. it’s hard earned money we use to go out .. don’t wast it

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Emilio
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a romantic dinner or a date. Great Calamari

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best veal chop in town

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vipAlwaysearly
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I had company visiting from out of town and was looking for a great restaurant. I’d been to Sette Bello a few times before and knew the food was amazing. Typically the service is great.
This time the service was mediocre at best. The waiter wasn’t friendly, he was short and aloof. He was missing most of the time as well. When I received my food, it was cold. I’m sure I had to have been there on an off night so I’ll try again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Great chef with some interesting and delicious appetizers. Will be returning shortly. Reasonably priced.

LD
vipLisaD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always exceptional

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vipLinda
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallop and pasts special was one of the best dishes I have ever had at Sette Bello. The wine was a wonderful compliment to the meal.

JS
vipJaniceS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Sette Bello did NOT disappoint!! Besides always honoring our reservation time the service (Reze) was over the top!! Food was superb!! I highly recommend Sette Bello for any occasion. I had the branzino which was perfect! Other dishes ordered were the veal chop , scallops dish with pasta and zuppa de pesce. We had some appetizers and dessert as well as wine. It was a great evening with great friends!!

JM
vipJanM
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best scampi I’ve had in a long time

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vipLinda
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta and sea scallops dish was divine...Possibly the best scallops dish I have had in a non-seafood based restaurant. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the truffle sauce was rich and flavorful. The wine we selected was an excellent compliment to the meal and very reasonably priced. The chef visited our table and was gracious and welcoming. A local gem!!

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sette Bello is a hidden gem. This is the finest Italian Food in South Florida and I know my Italian Food. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and often visit my relatives in Italy. Service is phenomenal and you can actually carry on a conversation. Oh by the way the wine list is excellent and a great buy.

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vipsassy
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sette Bello exceeds my expectation every time with their homemade pappardelle pasta. On Valentines Day
they gave roses and chocolate berries. What a special touch!!! I highly recommend this awesome restaurant to everyone who is a foodie. You will not be disappointed by the welcome, service and food!!!!!!!

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EllenR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

we made reservations for 8pm. confirmed the reservation 3times via email and text. We arrived on time and was told there were 5parties ahead of us. Very similar to what airlines have a habit of doing, overbooking. We were asked to wait outside and we would receive a drink . No server ever arrived.
no apologies or explanation received. Because of our experience I would never recommend this restaurant. Finally, when it started to rain ,we left for another restaurant and had a very enjoyable evening.

CW
vipCliffordW
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Even with a reservation we had a 45 minute wait. Was extremely crowded, tight and loud. One of our favorite dishes, pasta made in a cheese bowl with truffles (very expensive) was cold and fair. The place is a hidden gem but really needs a quiet time for the food prep, service and feel.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine's day experience. Glad we thought to make reservations a week out. Was full all night . Veal chop was spectacular as was Chef Marco's cheesecake! Worth a visit for sure.

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viprich
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Valentines so it was very busy.We think they lost our order Because the people next to us were paying their bill and we were just getting served our main dish and we came in before they did.

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vip9999
Miami
162 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

THE FOOD IS CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT. THE YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER LIVORNESE WAS THE BEST DISH WE HAVE HAD AT THIS RESTAURANT, REZA, OUR SERVER WAS EXCELLENT ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE STAFF, ESPECIALLY JIM. TRULY, A NEIGHBORHOOD GEM ON THE PRICEY SIDE, BUT WELL WORTH IT.

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vipWayneT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we sat down the service and hospitality were both exceptional. The veal parmigiana was delicious, as were the pasta dishes. The apple pie a la mode was sensational. Noise level was perfect. Good for the young and for the not so young! We’ll be back for sure.

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SherryZ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chefs at Sette Bello always prepare the most delicious food. It is our go-to restaurant for special occasions because of the excellent food, service, and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We found a gem! The food was excellent, the atmosphere quaint and very authentically Italian. We were in no hurry, but the service was slower than usual US restaurants - more European long leisurely dinner. Reza was our server and he was very knowledgeable about the menu, but definitely was hurried.
I would recommend a Steward/Stewardess to backup/assist the service staff in table clear/tidy/reset etc..because it was full house and the servers were getting "weeded" having to clear/reset/etc...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was outstanding, service was excellent, and wine was spectacular. Veal parmigiana and rack of lamb special were done to perfection. 2012 Il Poggione Brunello Riserva (Wine Spectator ranked 95) was the hit of the evening and was very fairly priced. Our compliments to chef, servers, and sommelier.

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vipCapefoodies
Miami
336 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great lamb chops and veal chops

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Dani
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delish always.

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Foodiewannabe
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We were seated 30-40 minutes before we even got to order wine! We would have ordered a second bottle if they took our order sooner and came back to ask if we wanted another bottle when finished. It was an hour before we even placed our order.
The food was quite good, but it was very busy and the service staff were overwhelmed. Unfortunately, the service made our evening far less than acceptable.
No, I wouldn't go back.

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vipSuzin
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was a little slow and it took
A while to get seated. That has never happened before. The food was great.

RJ
vipRebeccaJ
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Settle Bello continues to be the BEST FOOD ANYWHERE we go! Fresh, homemade ingredients made in to outstanding dishes. I had a pasta dish with bay scallops and truffle sauce that was out of this world!! My husband had the citrus marinated shrimp with Chef Franco’s homemade linguine and sauce that NEVER disappoints. And, our waiter Bob makes the evening “perfect” with his excellent service! You can NOT go wrong at this restaurant!!

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vipLinda
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service.

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ejclem
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been one of our favorite restaurants for several years. Last year we had a disappointing experience here, but decided to give it another try because the food is delicious. We had a great meal last night and we're happy that Sette Bello is back on our favorites list!

JS
vipJaniceS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Sette Bello!! Truly a neighborhood gem!! Never disappointed!!

RJ
vipRebeccaJ
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Asked for a booth and there were 3 open BUT none for me so we had to sit in front of the wine cooler while the booths were open for at least half my meal awaiting more important guests than us! Not sure why someone else's reservation for a booth took precedent over my request. Had a new waiter, Will who did do a decent job for his first night solo.

RJ
vipRebeccaJ
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT food, GREAT atmosphere, GREAT service. Sette Bello never disappoints !!

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vipSuzin
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, as was the service. I asked for a quiet table and I got one in the corner. We waited for friends who didn’t show and the server was so nice about the delay in ordering.

ML
vipMichaelL
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Have been to Sette Bello several times. The food is reliably good, but never "out of the park'. There are better meals for the price

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vipJody
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately, our last couple visits have not been close to our earlier experiences.
Service was good but not excellent (on a Sunday & weren’t full). Our server Alberto was relatively attentive, but we were disappointed in how he described their “specials”. Most likely our fault, but Alberto did not mention the PRICE of specials. We chose their Dover sole selection for two in the party and were SHOCKED to see the charge was $59 per plate. Understanding it is a European fish that has to be shipped in, but have never been charged $30-35 (2 times) over normal menu prices. A side of mixed vegetables was the only non-a la cart item served with it. Will demand pricing in future!
Wife became deftly ill 5 hours later and appetizer, bread and wine was shared with everyone else who did not get sick. Apparently the Dover sole?
Ask for prices if not listed on menu!

FAQs

Sette Bello offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 351-0505.

Sette Bello is rated 4.6 stars by 774 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.