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Pete's Cafe Bella Sera
Pete's Cafe Bella Sera

Pete's Cafe Bella Sera Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://petescafebellasera.com
  • Email: petescafebellasera@gmail.com
  • Phone: (954) 346-7373
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Pete Lombard
  • Dress Code: Formal Attire
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Pete's Cafe Bella Sera private room that holds up to 30 people. We can accommodate power point presentations for private companies, individual events, such as; birthday parties, Christmas parties, etc. The private room also has a spending minimum of $1,000, including food and alcohol.
  • Private Party Contact: Pete Lombard (954) 346-7373

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hillsboro
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: General parking lot.
A word from Pete's Cafe Bella Sera
At Pete's Café Bella Sera, food is a passion. That truth is made evident in some of our most popular Italian dishes, like our Giant Stuffed Artichokes, Big Ass Shrimp Mediterranean, as well as Pete's unmistakably Famous Meatballs. Don't forget that we are the only restaurant in Florida serving the unbelievable Chianina Porterhouse. We also offer an extensive list of wines from all around the world that have been carefully selected to enhance your dining experience while at Bella Sera.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The only good Italian restaurant in NW Broward. Very large portions and food is good. Not great. Very expensive but Pete has no competition so if you are not prepared to spend or will complain after going don't go. For an expensive restaurant decor is sparse and reminds me of Ikea furniture."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Ordered a bottle of wine, tried to get a second, they ran out. Didn't tell us we ordered the last one, would have changed our decision. Seafood risotta had clams full of sand, calamari was chewy. Everything else was fine but it doesn't take much to ruin an experience. Have been here 4 times now, won't be going back, way too expensive for what you get."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "First... Gorgonzola Salad was fantastic but was the highlight of the dinner. Could hardly talk across the 2 seat table to my wife - Valentine date over the talking crowd. I do not agree with the "entrees and appetizers for 2". We did NOT want the same thing. Karen got a fish portion for 2 admittedly, but my veal for 2 was NOT enough to warrant the "price for 2" paid. It's size was about the same that most restaurants offer for nearly half the price. The appetizers were OK and the Tiramisu was way above average. If both dinner entrees had been extraordinary the hefty price of $180 (no wine, 2 beers) and the noise might have been acceptable. We have frequently paid such at an exceptional restaurant but this was not so."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went for Valentine's dinner. Food & service was great. It was a bit pricey but we had a good time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Disappointed they took dinner specials off. Food was not up to usual par but will try again."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Cafe Bella Sera has a nice atmospere with excellent and attentive wait staff. The protions are large and the food is classic italian done very well, The prices are high and I think they should give sides with the dishes to make you feel like you are getting a full meal for that cost."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "A little pricey for what it is. Portions are huge and tasty. Dinner was well-paced and the waiter was accommodating."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "reservation for 7 pm . No problem. Waiter took long time to show up. First thing he said was don't order anything with shrimp in itwe ran out off it. No pork chops as well.At 7:00 pm you don't run out of food, so there must have been some kind of problem.... Ordered mussels as appetizer to share took 30 minutes to come. Chicken palm was excellent . Ask to get penny pasta instead of gnocchi. Didn't happen.Service was not good. Kitchen bad......Would think again about how fast I go back......I spent 140.00 including a nice bottle of wine, but treated like I was at a pizza place......"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Some of the dishes are very good and sides like steamed spinach are superb, but the restaurant is very noisy as diners shout over the music and for the very high prices it should be a more romantic atmosphere. Ridiculously overpriced."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We had a wonderful evening enjoying Pete's amazing food and Pasquale's friendly service. The wine list is extensive. The olive oil with slivered garlic is amazing and the plate of provolone delivered to the table is a treat. Even with a reduced Holiday menu, there were plenty of options and everything was delicious. We enjoyed veal marsala with mashed potatoes and chicken parmesan with light, fluffy homemade gnocchi. There are cheaper (INFERIOR) places to get Italian food -- but this is the standard. We love it as our local,special spot."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This is the second year my family has gone to Cafe Bella Sera for Christmas Eve Dinner. It was wonderful as usual and really alot of fun. The food was great and the restaurant was decorated really nice."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We choose a wine "La Crema" pinot that was on the wine list but they were out of it. The waiter brought a comparable wine in the same price range that was acceptable. The Caesar salads that were fresh and enjoyable. I thought it was a little too salty. Hot bread and garlic olive oil was a nice touch. The veal chop was pounded thin, topped with cheese over eggplant with a tomato sauce. It was good but not great. The cheese stuffed ravioli was great. The seafood special which was suppose to be served over risotto but it was really just rice. The risotto was not creamy and elegant. The chocolate moose that was rich and fluffy, The desert was excellent. The meal with tip came to $370 only one bottle of wine no cocktails."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Family went to celebrate a 53rd anniversary. Restaurant was very loud. We were seated at a round table and it was very hard to have a conversation because of the noise level. Food was fine, but VERY overpriced. Not happy that we were talked in to all getting our own salads--waiter said that even though the menu said the salads were enough for 2, he said they were smaller and would not serve 2. So we all ordered our own--$40 just for salads!!! One would have easily served 2. Entrees were mixed-from pretty good to bland-tasting. No recognition at all of the anniversary, except that the waiter said Happy Anniversary as he handed us the bill. Overall, just so-so. Will not rush back."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "A wonderful, upscale restaurant for good Italian food!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "First time and probably the last. The food was good but the service was slow and inattentive, altho the dining room was less than 1/2 full. I thought it was a "fine dining" establishment, but the televisions across top of the open kitchen, the casually dressed patrons, and the noise level were more akin to a sports bar."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Our water was nice and his recommendations were good. However, our water glasses were never refilled and we could have usedf more bread. He never checked on the little things. Also, he never told us if there were any specials that night and we told him it was our first time there. When asked about someone else's dish, he told us it was a special and he thought they were out of it and they were."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Our Server Steven was knowledgeable and helpful. I requested a wine that was on their website but not on the menu and he brought it from the bar. The specials sounded extremely appetizing - and I had the seafood risotto. Food was good - servings huge!!!! I just thought it was a little on the pricey side!!! The bar was full when we arrived at 8 and the dining room close to empty."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "We had a reservation for dinner Saturday night. When we arrived we were told that our options were either the back left or back right corner tables. We asked if we could possibly sit somewhere else since the restaurant wasn't that busy. The Manager told us that they were slammed with reservations and that this was all they had. Ok, we sat down in the back corner and ordered. An hour later our food finally arrived. I asked for salt & pepper........20 more minutes. The waiter also had an attitude, and the food was just mediocre. As we were leaving we noticed just 2 people at most tables. My husband asked why we were put in a back corner, with a reservation, when they had no larger parties. Again.... An attitude. We're done! Never again."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Had a great dinner! New menu seemed more flexible."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "I do not understand why they think they are Morton's or Capital Grill. THey are unwilling to compromise or substitute anything and are way overpriced. Not a place my husband will return to. Have been several times but the attitude is not conducive to a positive experience."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Extremely expensive for below average food. Same experience on two different occasions."
    Dined on 11/3/2012
  • "This is a go-to spot for our date nights. We love the service and the food. This is authentic, premium Italian food and you pay a bit more, but the portions are huge and the quality is outstanding. We look forward to our nights at Pete's place and we always leave happy."
    Dined on 7/12/2013