Sette Bello
Sette Bello

Sette Bello

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://settebellofla.com/
  • Phone: (954) 351-0505
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Franco Filippone
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bayview Dr
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Additional parking in rear of restaurant
A word from Sette Bello
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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Sette Bello reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (36)neighborhood gem (32)special occasion (21)romantic (20)notable wine list (14)good for groups (9)late-night find (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Dressing on the side please!
    TheFrugalFoodie
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I had the gorgonzola salad on the recommendation of our waiter who was very good. I found the salad to be too vinegary and the gorgonzola not like real Italian good gorgonzola, and the pears were puny and looked like they hwere left over from a previous dinner. However my friends' dishes of grilled calamari and the shrimp appetizers were good. For the entree I had the orata and it was perfect, fresh and they left it whole just as I like it, and I am glad that they asked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent menu, service and ambience
    OTREVIEWERVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Excellent menu, service and ambience too. Nice wine selections and convenient parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An unsuspecting treat in a small plaza
    Max1
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    When you are int he mood for great Italian food it has to be done right. The chef here never disappoints, always new and delicious specials and consistent menu favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophisticated and versatile
    GAinFL
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I have frequented Sette Bello for lunch several times and most recently dinner. The food is always outstanding and the atmosphere quiet and reserved. Great for an intimate meal or a group gathering. The service is inviting and not rushed. I would definitely go back and highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MavenVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Settle bello is a neighborhood find. The food is always delicious and the restaurant is most accommodating and will alter the food for all dietary needs. They have an excellent gluten free pasta and will make most dishes gluten free. Sauces are excellent and food is always fresh and delicious. We take friends here all the time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food was outrageous! The service was perfect and the atmosphere is unbelievable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Delightful
    Marily03
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was delicious, the service was wonderful all together a great experience . The prices are a little high but well worth it, will definitely visit again for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    ttt666
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent food & service.. would recommend to friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I ordered one of the specials which was served hot and delicious. The only problem was the pasta was overcooked. The waiter was excellent and rembered the many items that were specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Yumtum
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I have been to this restaurant many times and it is quite good - service, food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant.
    Foofie2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Sette Bello is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. The food is made to order and every effort is made to accommodate food and diet concerns. We prefer visiting during the week when it's a little quieter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recommended
    KimberlyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    If you like good italian food check this place out. I brought my boyfriend who is from San Remo and he loved it too. We just went for the 3rd time. Items I tried and recommend - Apps: Burrata, Zucchini Flower (app), Fritto Misto Entrees: Chicken Scarpariello, Linguine with Clams, Bucatini Amatriciana. Good service, and kind older man runs the front! Very sweet! Sometimes the chef comes out to the table which is a big plus in my book! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special night
    offthebeatenpathdiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    First time there, was very impressed with the wine list, the selections of specials, and our dining experience was very nice. Food was great along with the service. even down to the maitre'd extraordinaire Joe, would definitely come back and highly recommend to a select few that know good food. Not many restaurants have and know how to make zucchini flowers and they did have them as a special and were fantastic, well done....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MUCH BETTER THIS TIME
    1HillsboroBeachVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was our second visit to this restaurant. The first time we went the food was great, but unfortunately the waiter wasn't. That left a bad taste in our mouths. We decided to give this gem another shot and we are so glad we did. The service was much better, and the food was consistently good. The meatball and eggplant appetizer was delish! And the double cut lamb chop special was excellent. Looking forward to our next reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Divine!
    Michael
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food is exquisite! Best Italian food around! Friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad I tried
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We visit Ft. Lauderdale 4-5 times a year and saw this restaurant but never tried as it was in a small strip mall. Decided to try since it was close and wow! Packed at 7:30 on a Saturday. Great veal marsala, great snapper, great risotto. We will eat there every time we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I approove
    Jean007
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Very good and good ambiance ,,, vraiment excellent une belle surprise nous recommandons ce restaurant
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delious!
    Nancy
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Have dined at Sette Bello 3 times now. The food was delious and consistent. Definitely a favorite and must go to when visiting the Fort Lauderdale area. My only constructive comment is that there are too many specials not to have them written down for the customer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Real Italian menu
    mangiatime
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Sette Bello is a great little restaurant. Hostess was very attentive and the waiter was knowledgeable. Appetizers were outstanding. Main course was really good. We had a small problem with one of dishes ( too salty) and they didn't charge us for it without us even asking. Great dessert as well. a really good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RickG
    RickG
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What a nice find. I searched Open Table for something new and found Sette Bello. I've passed it hundreds of times and didn't know it was there. Everything was great. I will definitely go back. Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bob and Michele at Sette Bello
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I dined at Sette Bello for the first time last night. The meatball app was delicious. Highly recommend it. The Vongole vino bianco was just like my dad used to make. Loved it. But the highlight was the Lamb. It was OUTSTANDING. We met Franco Fillippone, the owner/chef. Very friendly. This restaurant will be on our favorite list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something's Changed...
    Gastronome
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We ate at Sette Bellow about a year ago when we were in town, and then again on this occasion. The waitress was new but helpful, we found a new Merlot to love, and the calamari appetizer was nicely done. However, the lobster and shrimp in our $42 entrees were overcooked and salty, and the pappardelle pasta was not as tender as fresh made pasta, which we had expected - or at least hoped for. So I'm forced to give it a fair, though I would like to have scored it higher.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The menu did not include a specials page,instead the waiter recited a long list. I stopped following after the first two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Surprise
    Billt
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    First time was a gem. Good food, wine and service. We will recommend to friends and return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice
    Miguel
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had never been there. Very nice food. Had a wonderful Barbera and the whole price was quite reasonable. Had a Fettuccini Bognesa as a first course and a nice Veal Milanese for the second course. Nice apple dessert too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Italian
    Michael
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Absolutely delicious meal! Fresh and hearty italian food to make your taste buds sing. Great service and caring people. My new favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • moonfamily
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    outstanding food experience. By word of mouth this restaurant was recommended. The service was out of this world and the food was outstanding. A real diamond
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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  • CmficVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    food great!!!!!!!!!!!!! service better !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Bevan is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 149 reviews are from the Sette Bello reviews archive.
  • Great Italian in South Florida
    Nicole
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We enjoy Sette Bello. I did miss the older gentleman that usually greets us, he is so kind. I do have to say it is always warm in this restaurant, they should raise the air or get a larger system to cool off this restaurant. Love the food, the chef is great. Always EXCELLENT, never a bad meal We will be back again
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Debbie & Tom Hoffman
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Awesome place to eat. Totally Totally would recommend. Awesome place to eat. Totally Totally would recommend. If I could make one change - it would be to print the specials (even if they change daily) with the prices included. Your specials are awesome, but by the time the server gets to the third dish-the guest has "zoned out" in confusion. Then there is so many (which also is good) but you hate to ask the server to repeat or to run get the price, so you just go back to the regular menue and order what you know. I think people would definitely select the specials if they had the time to study them. Just my opinion. You are doing a fantastic job ! Food is out of this world.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great restaurant!!
    Timc
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The specials are a little pricey but exceptionally good. The grilled calamari steak over greens with olive oil and lemon was an excellent appetizer. The frutti di mare was amazing - served over linguine with clams, salmon and a huge lobster tail. The snapper livornese was also excellent - even the side of pasta was delicious. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable regarding the menu and wines. First class tiramisu for dessert. There are many more moderately priced items on the regular menu which, based on our dinners, we imagine are also of the highest quality. A great restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2 for 2 - Great Experience
    SeanVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This was our 2nd visit to the restaurant and again, it was fantastic. Great food, great service, amazing specials.....Definitely will be back.. Thoroughly enjoyed it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MavenVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We always enjoy going to sette bello. They are most accommodating. We took people on a Gluten Free diet and they made the dishes to order. Everyone enjoyed their meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I dont post reviews often
    fuzzyVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    in fact, I have used Open Table close to 100 times and I only post when we discover something really good...or really bad. This place fits into the former. Certainly a neighborhood type of restaurant. If we lived close we would be here once a week. I consider restaurants like this where it is filled with locals (whom always know the best places) to be our favorites. I think we were the only people there who wasn't personal friends with everyone who worked there. Service was outstanding, food was better. Pricing was fair not cheap but certainly not expensive. I wish they served more than beer and wine but that is about the only negative I can come up with. This place is certainly worth a try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good food, bit pricey
    neilVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This restaurant is a hidden gem. A white table cloth, nice crystal type place with better than average food, better than average recipes and good service. However, it is a bit pricey with too many of the entrees and all of the specials $30 or more. With a salad or appetizer, entree and beverage you are looking at easily $100+ with tax and tip -- which is well beyond what a middle class post-great recession couple wants to spend on a non special occasion dinner. Shame. I would like to go back but simply can not afford it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why Setta Bello is excellent!
    GilJo
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food is wonderful and always inventive. The wait staff are warm, friendly and very accommodating. Love going there - it a delight to eat there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Mickey
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Restaurant is pure perfection, only problem is noise level truly ruins the dinner. Its a very busy restaurant especially on a Saturday night but surely somethng can be done of absorb some of the conversations from other table. Personally l enjoy the quiet while having a beautiful dinner not 100 voices around me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The real deal
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I saw the reviews and everyone rated it 4-5 stars and now I know why. I rate it 5. Great food all around the table. Great service from Bobby. The chef/owner, Franco, is the real deal from Italy. We just returned from Florence, Rome, Amalfi Coast and Venice. Sette Bello will now save me $2900 for air fare to Italy. You must go to this restaurant and say hello to Joe Cadillac who greets you at the door and has been a staple at the best front doors in South Florida for decades. I know him over 25 years and he is the best front man anywhere. Bravo to Sette Bello.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    nyborn
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Outstanding service and quality of food. The sausage and onion appetizer special was delicious. The meatballs tasted like my italian grandfathers! Will come back again and again.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious as always!!!!!!
    lovesushi
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    GREAT food, service , ambiance!!!!! Great place!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet