Sette Bello

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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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JS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal!! Our go to restaurant !! We love it and take everyone who comes to visit us there!!

S
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious! Never disappointed! Chef Franco is the best!

C
Miami
322 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Food was hot and delicious as always. Service was excellent. Lovely surroundings

C
Miami
322 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of 6. We all loved our dinners

R
Miami
76 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Went off of Trip Advisor to find this restaurant based on the reviews. It is a very nice little place in a strip mall typical for this area. Since my wife wasn’t very hungry we were going to get a lobster ravioli appetizer and a main dish and split both. The waiter was nice enough to mention the $10 sharing charge so my wife just said to bring her appetizer “as the main course” meaning the appetizer portion when I was served my meal.

My main course was good (nothing outstanding as suggested by the rating) but my wife was picking shells out hers and also had something black and crunchy in one of them. The waiter brought it to the kitchen and came back and said that they use real lobster and that was something from the tail. We’re from Boston and eat lobsters weekly this time of year and nothing black and crunchy in the tails.

Bad enough that nothing was done by way of an apology, but then we were charged $36 for a full dinner order not an appetizer. The waiter apologized as he thought when she said that she would have the appetizer as a main course she meant the main course size. I guess I can appreciate his mistake, but again nothing was done to reduce the charge.

All in all just too many things happening with no apologies or adjustments. Not the kind of evening we’re used to having in a nicer restaurant.

JB
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time there. A work associate recommended it. The server was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was wonderful. All of the dishes that the server recommended and we tried, we were very happy with. Will definitely be going back!

DB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I love Sette Bello, whenever we are in the area we come for dinner, it's always a great event.

RJ
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant NEVER disappoints. Top shelf food, excellent service and just overall a wonderful dining experience.

L
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful old world restaurant with great service. Food is always good. Enjoy it there

JS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a hidden gem in the Outback Shopping Center on Federal Hwy. It is our "go to" resaurant for any and all occasions. A Saturday night dinner or when we have guests visiting or a Birthday or whatever the food never disappoints. Lovely setting with tables far enough apart but still a cozy feeling. We LOVE this restaurant.

RJ
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sette Bello never disappoints. The food and service are TOP SHELF! It is one of our favorite go to places when we are in town. The quality of the food is SUPERB!!

OT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good- our server Bob was great

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect birthday celebration chef made an entree for dinner only offered on lunch menu. Wonderful restaurant for a special occasion. We will definitely go back.

WF
Miami
77 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I made the mistake of ordering one of the chicken dishes. The chicken was difficult to eat, was a very small entree, and not what I have come to expect from this, normally excellent restaurant.
The summer promotion is an excellent value, but it is not offered if using a Groupon. So the eggplant fish which is usually a 3 course menu of soup, salad and entree for $26, was $27 for just the eggplant. Again, a high price for eggplant Parmesan. In addition it was an additional $4 to have spinach as the side, rather than pasta. So, $31 for an eggplant Parmesan entree.

S
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many times and it’s always good

m
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Sette Bello and never disappoints nice wine list and service was superb
Get there early or have a reservation by 7:30 they have a packed house

A
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoy dining at Sette Bello. The food is always excellent.

OT
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever, Sette Bello's chef and staff outdid themselves. The food was excellent, the service impeccable, and the wine list outstanding. We went there for our anniversary, and the experience did not disappoint. We have been to Sette Belle a number of times for special occasions, and it is always fantastic. It is definitely a "hidden gem": one of the best --- if not the best --- in South Florida. Kudos!!!

LA
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we r going back on Thursday and 2 of are friends we been joining us

s
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. One of our favorites! Food and service outstanding.

PE
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe Cadillac is the best.The food is above and beyond. Never lets us down.

L
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful "old world" Italian restaurant with a huge menu and many specials. Excellent service and no one rushed us. Have been twice and plan to return many times.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good food and service in a relaxing environment

CD
Miami
83 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. Have been here many times and will continue to return. Food and portions are wonderful, service always on point. Shrimp Papadell special is my favorite.

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Was very warm in the building music was to loud specials were explained however cost was not when we asked for check waiter asked for credit card and ran the bill before giving us the check never in 67 years did that happen before

m
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is Wonderful and high end
Menu is not large but nice variety
Rizzo and Bob are usually always there
And are top notch waiters know the menu
by heart and remember your order
Very attentive and Joe at the door is all over talking to customers and backing up the staff

JG
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! That treat you like family.

9
Miami
147 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

REZA, OUR SERVER WAS GREAT. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS EXCELLENT. THE ENTREES ARE PREPARED JUST THE WAY YOU LIKE THEM. THE CHOPPED SALAD IS EXCELLENT. THE WILL PREPARE ITEMS NOT ON THE MENU IF YOU ASK. THE PORTION SIZES ARE ON THE SMALL SIDE FOR THE PRICE.

D
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our Favorites in Fort Lauderdale. Great Food and Service.

PE
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and great service. Not our first visit and not our last. Worth the money

M
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best and most consistent restaurant in South Florida. Fabulous menu with unbelievably unique and tasteful specials every night. Nobody prepares fresh fish better. Great and attentive staff. Very professional!!!

F
Miami
67 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is always good service depends on who is serving you it could vary we know the staff we are there a lot it’s extremely noisy very bad acoustics in a restaurant can’t hear yourself talk. We go back because the food is good it’sConvenient and close and not super pricey would recommend

m
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sette Bello is a Small ,but very nice restaurant we use for SPECIAL occasions as it is a bit pricey.
The food is excellent and the waitstaff is top notch.
It can get a bit loud because it is small and when it fills up . Great Italian cuisine and deserts as well as a nice wine list.

f
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good service, ambiance, and service. Love the fact that their menu is different than most Italian restaurants

N
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always have a nice evening at Sette Bello. I recommend it to many people. The veal is outstanding and is so tender it can be cut with a fork. There is a variety of entrees and everything we have tried has been very good. It seems to have a local following as well as seasonal tourists. If you are looking for a nice place to take friends or family, you can depend on this restaurant being reliable.

NC
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A bit pricy, but very fresh ingredients. Michael was very attentive to our needs.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our friends from Naples (not Italy) we’re very impressed with the dining experience at Sette Bello. The bread with its crispy crust, the beef carpaccio appetizer, the shrimp, the veal, oh, all of it was just so good. To us, it’s the best.

FT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very nice and well prepared. Service was extremely slow. Our waiter Mike was upbeat and positive in the beginning, and at the end, very mechanical in his dealings with us. After finishing the meal, we waited and waited and waited for him to return. We ended up flagging down another waiter and asked for the check. It was at least another 10 minutes until he returned. Then we waited for him to come and obtain the credit card. When he finally returned with the credit card after another 10 minutes, he dropped the credit card folder in the middle of the table, said a faint thanks, and walked away. Disappointing end to a meal with good food.

9
Miami
147 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

REZA, OUR SERVER WAS EXCELLENT. THE LIST OF NIGHTLY SPECIALS IS ENORMOUS. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS EXCELLENT, PREPARED THE WAY YOU ORDER IT. THEY WILL EVEN MAKE ITEMS THAT ARE NOT ON THE MENU, IF REQUESTED. A HIDDEN GEM, IN A FAIR LOCATION.

MW
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was awesome. Service was slow

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