As a frequent business traveler
As a frequent business traveler I am constantly on the lookout for good Italian food at my various destinations and while I generally don’t have very high expectations outside of the obvious locations like New York and Chicago, Sette Bello was a very pleasant surprise. The service was excellent from the friendly greeting at the front end to my professional and very knowledgeable server. An excellent wine selection and the food was exceptional from the stuffed mozzarella appetizer to the homemade pasta and shrimp entrée cooked to al dente perfection. I’ll definitely be back.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Update from previous visit
Perfect food and service. I hope they can continue like this. Previous review was not too good.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Price of menu items
The food was very good but it was pricey. Entree was $32.00 for small portion of pasta with small pieces of shrimp.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was wonderful. Wine list pricey. Too many specials to remember. Ambience just ok for strip mall setting. I would return for such authentic Italian cuisine
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been here several times
I've been here several times before and every time is as good as the previous. The food is excellent and has a varied menu. Look forward to going back
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Besf resteraunt experiance
I have never had better food, service or experience at any other place this was by far the best experiance I have ever had
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
sette bello dining
Our table had 3 totally different dishes, veal parm, chicken on the bone & pasta with shrimp. We all enjoyed our meals very much. the server was very personable & recommended our choices. We would definitely return.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always Sette Bello is beyond what MOST restaurants call gourmet. They put in so much emphasis on their culinary dishes that whenever we go down to Fort Lauderdale we ALWAYS make sure we go there at least once during our vacation. It was my 57th birthday and my wife said where do you want to go, there was no hesitation....Sette Bello without a doubt ! I had the best osso buco and fall off the bone delicious was what i describe it as. If you want a really nice quaint, quiet, romantic place to eat, Sette Bello is your place. The waiter was very adept at wines and he steered us to a very nice wine. All in all the place is a secret goldmine and should be tried at least once. FANTASTIC !!! Can't wait til December, we will be there again.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best parpadelle with shrimp
This restaurant was very good, service totally professional and enjoyable. The parpadelle was excellent and the shrimp delicious. The waitress, Tristin, did an outstanding job. It was our first time there and we will recommend this gem and return next time we are in town.
Thank you Open Table!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. Veal parm
Excellent food. Veal parm was outstanding. Wife had the penne with shrimp which tasted great.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm still having dreams about the best veal chop I have ever eaten.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined at Sette Bello on a very rainy flooding Saturday night. Even though the water was up to the wheel
wells on the cars, the restaurant was packed.
We shared the eggplant stack and then the gorganzola salad., both were finger licking good. I had linguini with white clam sauce, while my husband fish fradiablo extra spicy over spinach, which included an 8 oz lobster tail, that he said was excellent.
Our server Bob made our dining experience, he was well informed about the menu and made several excellent suggestions.
Try this neighborhood dining experience, you will not be disappointed.
We shall return, hopefully we will not have to swim to the door.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
wonderful local restaurant
It was a terribly rainy night, we expected the restaurant to be half empty, to our surprise it was completely full. Known for their Italian fare, they had many choices, several fish and seafood specialty dishes, along with many other traditional dishes. Their sauce was delicious, so very light and flavorful. Service was superior, they were ready to attend to us quickly and appropriately. Appetizers were varied and wonderful. We will be back to check on so many of the other deliciously described dishes. Priced properly.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal I've had in a while
Sette Bello has long been where my wife and I head whenever we're in the mood for fine italian dining. So we're no strangers to their menu or the possibilities offered by their ever changing specials. A delightful waitress recommended a Napa chardonnay that started the meal on a crisp, clean note and followed it up with a recitation of the evening's specials. As much as I'm always drawn to their bone-in veal parmigiana there was no way I could pass up on trying something new. Had a charred sausage appetizer and a chopped shrimp and pasta main course, both magnificent. My wife and our friends were equally delighted with their food. My only complaint is that I wish the restaurant were closer to our West Broward home, so we'd visit them more.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Italian food!
Very good food, very good service, can't miss spot on your stay in the Deerfield beach area
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a delight
This small restaurant really shines - wonderful dishes beautifully prepared. A fantastic wine list. Always polite, knowledgeable and efficient service. Easily the peer of restaurants in town who charge twice the price. I've eaten at Sette Bello many times and have never been disappointed.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Italian Food
We very much enjoyed dinner. Most everything was excellent. However, the calamari was only fair, as the accompanying sauce had little flavor. We would expect more here! That said, we will definitely return.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Better than anticipated. Very
Better than anticipated. Very good pasta dish. Light and flavorful. Abundance of shrimp that were cooked just right.
Wine went well. We will return - probably a lot!!!!!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a marvelous Birthday meal at Sette Bello the other night. We were greeted as soon as we entered by Courtney and seated at Table #1 [very special]. She informed us that she would also be our server. She was very attentive while not being overbearing in her service. She thoroughly explained the "Specials" and pointed out some of her favorites. Our selections were outstanding...a Pappardelle noodle dish with chicken for her and I had the Pappardelle Special with giant shrimp and delicious sauce to compliment. Courtney made it a very Special Evening by checking back to see if everything was acceptable. This is a wonderful restaurant that does it all. Service, Food, & Ambiance.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss this Italian gem!
Authentic high quality Italian food with a real Italian chef in the kitchen. Extensive menu and great wine list with reasonable mark-ups.
Attentive and friendly service. This is one of the best true Italian restaurants in Fort Lauderdale!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, outstanding service
Went to celebrate a family birthday. Appetizers and entrees for all were very good - the only problem was choosing from the extensive a la carte menu and very large number of daily specials. Service outstanding - attentive, knowledgeable waiter backed up by roving water/bread assistant. Leave room for dessert!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sette Bello always pleases.
Sette Bello always pleases. Stellar dishes are the forte of the restaurant.............
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's a refreshing change to
It's a refreshing change to have not only a great menu but they always have a number of great specials, not to mention if you have a special request they will do everything in their power to accommodate, In my case I was able to get a special I from another visit upon request. On other visits they have been happy to leave out an ingredient that I don't eat or change the accompanying sides.
Truly great food served by truly great people that remember what service is all about.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place never fails. The
This place never fails. The daily specials are usually the way to go.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are loving Sette Bello. Bob is a terrific server who we request by name when we dine here. We started with prawns wrapped in prosciutto, and a divine salad with gorgonzola cheese. These two items we shared. The shrimp were huge, and succulent.
My husband ordered the perfectly prepared veal chop with gorgonzola cheese, which I had the yellow tail livornaise.
We both could get over how great our entre were.
Two coffees after finishing off a good bottle of wine, and we were on our way home. Great restaurant, come up to Fort Lauderdale and give it a try, you will not disappointed.
9/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was good
The food was very good and the environment was nice. No complaints with the restaurant or service. It's not my favorite Italian place but I would eat there again.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sette Bello was an all-around great experience for us. We dine out often in Ft. Lauderdale and feel it has the best menu and atmosphere around here. The pricing was reasonable considering the quality of food we had. We would recommend it highly!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sette Bello is fabulous--great food and a large variety with all the dishes outstanding.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Real Treat!
This is the second time that I have had the privilege of having dinner here. The first time was in March to celebrate an anniversary and the last to celebrate milestone birthdays with three other people. Both times we were greeted warmly by the maître d', who even remembered me from the first visit! Our servers were friendly and knowledgeable and the food beautifully prepared. On our first visit our dessert read "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate on the plate, and on the second occasion the chef chef presented us with three desserts on the house because of the birthday celebrations! We will definitely be returning here soon!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was surprised that there were not more patrons to this restaurant. The staff is friendly and the service was quite well orchestrated.
The food was prepared well with everyone at the table leaving happily fulfilled. I have enjoyed this establishment many times.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why we love SetteBello
Sette Bello is a wonderful place to dine because the food is great and the staff is terrific. The flavors that are melted together on every dish we have eaten shows that Chef Francois is a artist. The staff is very knowledgeable, warm and friendly. We try to eat there every weekend and sometimes we do lunch because of how welcome we feel and the excellent food!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our dinner there this week. I had the swordfish special and it was fantastic. The restaurant has an inviting atmosphere with lovely decor. Service was very good and we all enjoyed our meals.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Cadilac Evening!!
A memorable evening, from the moment we arrived to the time we left.
- A warm welcome,
- Professional staff,
- Excellent wine selection,
- Great specials and menu selections,
- Food was quick, plentiful and delicious.
- Complimentary after dinner drinks,
Wow great team effort.
We will be back!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
They try hard to get better each day and their food is excellent. Really wonderful Italian food in a simple yet comfortable setting.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious. Service
Food was delicious. Service was gracious and nonobtusive. Best tiramisu ever.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are frequent dinners at Sette Bello. We decided to try the Dine out Fort Lauderdale menu this night. Everything was fantastic as always. I had the pasta dish, while my husband devoured the veal chop. He has had it here before, but never in a basic preparation. Finger licking good to quote him.
We have already made additional reservation to round out the year.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Ford.. Lots of godo sounding specials. Definítely one of the best italian places in Lauderdale
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Italian and value
Excellent service, menu and venue. The kind of place that will be a "regular"!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The piccata was the best I've ever had. And my husband had clams with red sauce which wasn't on the menu but the accommodated his request.
We'll go back often.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at Sette Bello and my group of three was not disappointed. Food and service was tops. Our server was prompt and professional. The restaurant has a very nice wine selection. Many specials were offered. I started with a mushroom and truffle oil risotto special, that was delicious. My compadres had salads to start. For the main course two of my party had the shrimp with pappardelle and white truffle oil. I had the mahi mahi over sautéed spinach. The fish was sautéed to perfection and a nice size portion was given.
Next time I'm in Ft Lauderdale I will be back to Setto Bello!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The dish I had was very good.
The dish I had was very good. They were able to accommodate me when I asked for the dish to be made a little differently.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Why we keep going back!
We love this restaurant! The wait staff is warm and friendly. My husband is on a low sodium diet and since they cook to order his food is done right. After a busy day It is good to go there and relax . We both enjoy the atmosphere and food.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great find ... food fantastic, service great, ambiance romantic. Prices are a bit high.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good as
The food was very good as was the service. Only negative is you can't substitute a vegetable for the side of pasta without a surcharge.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sette Bello is one of the
Sette Bello is one of the best Italian restaurants in the area...the food is superb..everytime we come here, we try something different from the menu and we've never been disappointed...veal dishes are excellent, the pasta is just like Nonna's, and the specials are phenominal...wine list is extensive...
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome food, quiet but not stuffy. My wife and I took our 9 & 11 year old daughters there for dinner. We were treated like family and found a new place to go for true gourmet Italian food. We will definitely come back. Grazie Sette Bello!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wine list was extensive,
The wine list was extensive, and the staff was everything that you could wish for. My mother wanted eggplant parmesan, but it was not an item on the menu, but they made it for her anyway! She loved it. The meal I had was flavorful and the sauce was lite not too heavy. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves good food, but most especially Italian food.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Great Meal
Sette Bello always shines when it comes to fabulous food. This time we were three and had a super multi course meal with a wonderful and reasonably priced bottle of wine. Bravo Chef Franco, you don't disappoint.......
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
How Much ae The Specials
Love the food at Sette Bello, but wish the server would let the customer know the price of the specials when presenting them. It is difficult to make a decision on what to order when the customer has no idea whether the item that interest them is $20 or $40. Not everyone has unlimited funds to spend on dinner.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of he finest unknown italian restaurants in Lauderdale!
The owner, Sicilian cooks authentic, regional and without a doubt the most delicious dinner.
Thank you and wishing the best of success for the future
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM