Sette Bello

4.6
798 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

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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Sandy
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dinner was fantastic! Authentic Italian cuisine, professional service, and excellent selection

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vipNYCFoodie
Fort Lauderdale
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Christmas Eve dinner. Had 6:30pm reservations. We’re seated promptly at a comfortable table. Our server (Bob) finally came to the table after 15 mins and asked if we wanted flat or sparkling water. We had to ask twice to have the waiter give us flat water. We finally got the waiter’s attention to order a $230 bottle of wine to find out 15 minutes later that the actual price was $300. Wine menu pricing was incorrect and vintages are not updated. Waiter was clueless on how to wait on a table. He never introduced himself or greeted our table...never told us about any specials or what was popular on the menu, etc. it was like we had to drag information out of him. It was Christmas Eve, but he never even said “Merry Christmas”, or thank you for coming. Nothing. He seemed in the weeds the entire night, but he only had 2-3 tables. The good news is the food is very good. Unfortunately the night was mediocre at best because the service was horrendous! Might go back on an off night, but in no hurry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good value and decent food.

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vipBigAl
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent: outstanding food, stellar service, and magnificent wine list. We felt very safe there, with all social distancing and wearing masks (including patrons, as appropriate). Overall, a fine dining experience, worth the monthly effort (and risk) to eat out during this pandemic. NOTE TO OTHER DINERS: Don't forget to tip well during these difficult times: restaurant is normally at 50% capacity, so you should double your tips!!!

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jerryb
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Over the years we have dined at Sette Bello many times. This was the 1st time back since
the pandemic took over the world. It was a wonderful return to reality.

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vipFoodlover
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service at Sette Bello as usual was excellent. This was not the first time my husband and I were there but the couple we were with enjoyed the atmosphere and the food very much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here and we were very impressed. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He knew every detail about every item from memory. Food was delicious and so was dessert. It is also very beautiful in the restaurant, loved the ambiance. Highly recommend giving this place a shot, we will be back!

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CHARLESB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was overwhelmed by what I figure was an unexpected crowd - 2 waiters and dining room was almost full. Salads went to another table and had to wait longer than expected for check. Food was excellent and chef did a fantastic job!

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vipSusanW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service and food was very good!

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vip495S
Fort Lauderdale
46 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sette Bello is a neighborhood gem! The veal marsala was delicious! The service was personal, and efficient. The wine list is impressive.

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RandyR
Naples
32 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was our first time there. It started off with a great server and went down hill. Portions were not large and prices were pretty expensive for a strip center. Spaghetti was good but chicken Frances and chicken Marsala were just ok. Bread was amazing.

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SuzanneA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service. They helped make a birthday celebration more memorable.

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vipPamG
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good safe atmosphere during these times

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Steve
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! Quiet little place

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vipSussha
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Courteous staff and nice ambiance. A real gem and the food was delicioso

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JoseC
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a family dinner. It is an excellent peaceful place. The social distancing was excellent. We had a three course dinner. First the bread was brought in a paper bag, and it tasted great. Then calamari was excellent and it came with a delicious marinara sauce. The grilled veal shop was exquisite, it came with delicious vegetables. The fettuccine alfredo with the jumbo shrimp was excellent and the chicken Parmigiano with spaghetti with red sauce was delicious.

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vipJimmie
Fort Lauderdale
63 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a nice time.

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vipBigAl
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every respect.

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WILLIAMB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent food prepared perfectly with a great wine list! The service is always professional and pleasant at the same time. The specials are varied, and never dull or ordinary!

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vipBillL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

What a lovely surprise. Fun and happy staff.
Had calamari steak appetizer. Delightfully light with a freshness that can not be described. Beef carpaccio with a light hint of truffle oil.
Had sea bass special and veal chop special. Both were mouth watering. Not a bite was left.
Finished with tirramasou.
You will not go wrong here.

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suzanne
Fort Lauderdale
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was great. Food tasted great. We will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Treasure Coast
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good but a little overpriced for a shopping center restuarant.

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vipBigAl
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food, attentive wait staff, and phenomenal wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food! Our waiter bob was lovely and all the food was truly phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy I went there the food quality, menu and service were among the best I’ve had in South Florida.
Everything we ordered was a home run. Try the Veal Milanese the best I’ve ever had. What a pleasant surprise and a great find.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sat inside because it was a warm night outside. The food was incredible- Meatball appetizer over eggplant topped with ricotta cheese. Warm bread right out of the oven, lightly breaded calamari & seafood. The Risotto was top tier too.

The service was excellent- the waiter was from Italy and can really feel transformed as if you are sitting in an Italian Cafe.

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vipJaniceS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sette Bello never disappoints . Our service was above and beyond our expectations. The food was so fresh and prepared perfectly!!! For a dining out experience I highly recommend you to try Sette Bello!!

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vipFoodie
Fort Lauderdale
45 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As per usual I was not disappointed. The grilled calamari was delicious. Had the zucchini florets stuffed with ricotta and they melted in my mouth. The shrimp and pappardelle was a culinary delight
I wish them the best on reopening May the summer be a good one

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vipJanM
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Our server Reisa is exceptional, always there just when you want him to be. The food is always delicious and the sauces are unique and wonderful!

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vipLoisS
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food is usually delicious but they were out of their homemade pasta and didn’t have the dish I was craving. Also the service is usually better than we had that evening.

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vipJaniceS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening with outstanding service as well as food. Never a disappointment . Great place to bring friends. It has become our “go -to” restaurant.

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vipLove2dine
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I was so disappointed . I will not go back. Here is why:
The restaurant in itself is dated and reminds me of a glorified pizzeria.
The wait is way to long with a reservation and NOT because the food is so good.. it’s because they are disorganized .
The food.. well mediocre . Do not understand the rave unless you really don’t go out much. It’s really just fair. Not bad but totally not great..
We went because the chef owns casa d’angela and seriously it’s a joke on everyone. He just have bought it for his nephew .. no way is there any comparison. Step up from OIive garden. Sorry folks.. just being honest .. it’s hard earned money we use to go out .. don’t wast it

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vipEmilio
Fort Lauderdale
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a romantic dinner or a date. Great Calamari

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best veal chop in town

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vipAlwaysearly
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I had company visiting from out of town and was looking for a great restaurant. I’d been to Sette Bello a few times before and knew the food was amazing. Typically the service is great.
This time the service was mediocre at best. The waiter wasn’t friendly, he was short and aloof. He was missing most of the time as well. When I received my food, it was cold. I’m sure I had to have been there on an off night so I’ll try again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Great chef with some interesting and delicious appetizers. Will be returning shortly. Reasonably priced.

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vipNonnieDon
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always exceptional

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vipLinda
Fort Lauderdale
37 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallop and pasts special was one of the best dishes I have ever had at Sette Bello. The wine was a wonderful compliment to the meal.

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vipJaniceS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Sette Bello did NOT disappoint!! Besides always honoring our reservation time the service (Reze) was over the top!! Food was superb!! I highly recommend Sette Bello for any occasion. I had the branzino which was perfect! Other dishes ordered were the veal chop , scallops dish with pasta and zuppa de pesce. We had some appetizers and dessert as well as wine. It was a great evening with great friends!!

FAQs

Sette Bello does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sette Bello also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 351-0505.

Sette Bello is rated 4.6 stars by 798 OpenTable diners.