Sette Bello

4.5
664 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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Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food as always good service will always return

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H
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Michael was excellent along with delicious food!! We look forward to our next visit to Stte Bello.
Ciao

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D
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have always had a great meal and service at Sette Bello.

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New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really amazing food. Every time we eat here we are truly impressed with the quality of the meals.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem we found by accident. The place is legit. From the decor and ambiance to the food, service and wine. Perfect date place. Love it.

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TH
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Wine ok, salad fine, service good, noise level, entre and pasta side terrible. Ate little of it. So salty it was unbearable. Will never return.

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T
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My wife had the veal chop and it was burnt on the outside. I had the beef carparcio and the meat was watery. Like it had been frozen and iced over. My pasta with white wine sauce was very dry. Have eaten in the restaurant many times and this is the first time we were disappointed.

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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d
Cleveland
44 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always try to make it to Sette Bello when we're in town, the food is outstanding and this time Reza are server was outstanding as well. I should add it looked like he was the only server for the entire place and he never missed a beat and was very friendly.
We will definitely go back

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Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

My mixed review is due to an embarrassing experience we had on a Friday evening. We had given our out of town guests a huge buildup to how wonderful Sette Bello was and we were all looking forward to a great meal. Our reservation was for 7:00 and we arrived early. We were seated immediately and it appeared that the service would be quick and responsive. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case. We didn’t receive our food until after 8:15 and the waiter barely gave us a glance during the wait. He eventually mumbled something about the chef not getting the paper copy of the order. In any case, he should have been on top of the situation all along to figure out what was going on with our order. No offset in the bill was offered, no appetizer or dessert on the house, nothing. We can’t be sure where the breakdown occurred, but will hesitate to return to this restaurant in the future. It used to be one of our favorites, but this isn’t the first time we’ve had an unacceptable wait - just the worst.

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F
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. The escargot were delicious, as was the steak tartare. The filet was mouth watering. Well worth a visit if you are a foodie.

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m
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is always excellent as is service. Prices are moderate, always a good value for the money!

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OT
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal as always.

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BH
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Think twice about choosing Sette Bello for Valentine’s Day. This is not a complaint about the food. We come here fairly often. However, this was our first and last V-day experience here. We had a 8:15pm reservation and arrived ten minutes early. Upon checking in, our name was written at the bottom of a very long list. We were instructed to wait outside. There were approximately ten couples already waiting outside and this should have been the first warning. Every few minutes, some patrons would leave after having completed their dinner. A few minutes later, the maitre D would stick his head out of the door and point to the next lucky couple. They did have a waiter come outside offering some Prosecco to the waiting parties. One (what appeared to be regular) customer complained loudly about waiting, the waiter popped inside and magically that couple became the next lucky winners. Immediately there was a rush of concerned beaus rushing inside to complain promptly followed by a belle being summoned inside. After this happened for the third time, I asked the Prosecco serving waiter what the deal was. By this time, it was 8:40pm and our 8:15pm reservation was a distant dream. The waiter simply shrugged and explained it was V-day and they could not simply ask tables who were taking too long to leave. Some convoluted explanation was offered for why all the complainers were suddenly seated, with an assurance that they were honoring reservation time order, and we were offered the opportunity to dine outside at a table that was previously being occupied by waiting couples. We declined as we did not feel like eating at a small table outside surrounded by the dozen couples waiting for their lucky table. Eventually, after gesticulating through the window at the maitre D who was staring at a large table that had not been cleared in fifteen minutes, we were approached to confirm our name and were assured we’d be next. We eventually sat down around 9:00pm.

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food great, service great but they didn’t honour our reservation and had to wait for almost one hour

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LA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice restaurant. Food is excellent. Will definitely recommend it.

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MR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s a great place. A little tough on Valentines Day. But the food is always good.

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G
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Got off to a rough start. We weren't seated for our 7:15 reservation until after 8:00. Once we were seated the service and food was outstanding.

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P
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had to wait for a table even with making a reservation. Since they were busy, I was disappointed that I couldn't substitute vegetables for the risotto, which I don't care for.

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R
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Waited over an hour beyond my reservation time, will never go back!

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a reservation on Valentines Day for 7:15. When we arrived, we noticed many people waiting outside-one of them said the restaurant lost his reservation. Upon entering, we noticed every table was taken. We told the maitre’d that we had had a 7:15 reservation and he said it would be a 45 minute to 1 hour wait. We left. Obviously, the restaurant overbooked and didn’t seem to care if people waited a long time. This had been a restaurant we frequented but will never go back. Knowing it was Valentines Day they greedily overbooked knowing they couldn’t honor reservations.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was uniformly excellent. The place is attractive and orderly, if a bit crowded. Usually it is difficult to park here, but this time we got a spot close to the restaurant. The service was also excellent despite the large crowd. The only real negative is the noise level which makes it difficult for us older folk to converse. We will return soon. V

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J
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Waiter- Robt wasn’t as attentive as we’ve had in past visits. Food excellent & actually too many wine selections - a bit confusing, but only choice of two beer types.
Great place to enjoy a meal in an uncrowded environment!

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C
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here a few times in the past few years when we are here for the winter. The food is consistently good and the service is always on point. We try to get to eat there a few times each year. Nice little spot tucked away in a strip mall off of Federal Hwy 1. Enjoy!

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H
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good. Not enough waiters.
Waited for bread, for water. One waiter for many tables. Would not return. There are many quality Italian restaurants in Boca who
Employ more help. It got frustrating waiting for everything so no need to drive south.

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E
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Just fair, nothing to separate it from every other mediocre Italian restaurant. That said, the service was great.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Great service! Favorite go to place. Always offers creative specials.

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P
Chicago
198 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We all ordered different items and everything was delicious. Especially the desserts. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. We truly enjoyed dinning here.
Will definitely return in the near future. Also the decor was very relaxing, made us feel we were in Italy.

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Greeting relatives from overseas

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RF
Miami
162 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

On time for our reservation, we were initially sat at the only tiny table in the restaurant. Once we asked for a larger table, we were

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F
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have written many reviews before food is very consistent staff is always great always a pleasant meal always very satisfied I’ve been coming here for years and hope to continue JH

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A
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place with on open kitchen and good service.

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H
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

in our opinion one of the best restaurants in the area. There is nothing else to say except recommend it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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r
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Very disappointing. My wife ordered a chicken dish which should’ve had sausage in it but it did not. She said it was not very good. I ordered a Salmon but later told they were out of but recommend the sea bass. The sea bass was a very small portion and was 50 plus dollars. What a rip off. Should have know the place was half empty on a Saturday night.

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F
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I discovered Sette Bello when we were in Pompano beach last winter. We have now been back 4 times already this year. Excellent Italian menu and always a long list of delicious specials. Very friendly neighborhood restaurant. If you like Italian food, you will Iove this place

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Miami
125 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

GREAT AUTHENTIC ITALIAN RESTAURANT. THE FOOD IS EXCEPTIONAL. MICHAEL, OUR SERVER WAS GREAT. THEY WILL PREPARE ALMOST ANYTHING YOU REQUEST, IF POSSIBLE. JOE, THE MAITRE D KEEPS THINGS RUNNING FLAWLESSLY.

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L
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We arrived for our reservation & were seated promptly. Service began attentively but as restaurant fill up , service slowed. Waiter said they had more walk ins than anticipated. They only had 2 servers. But the food was great. Good size portions, at a moderate price. Will certainly try again.

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D
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone enjoyed their dinners. Always fresh high quality ingredients!!

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