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About 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.

6241 N. Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.

Cross Street:
Bayview Dr

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 351-0505

Website:
http://settebellofla.com/

Parking Details:
Additional parking in rear of restaurant

Executive Chef:
Chef Franco Filippone

Additional:
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Sette Bello Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (16)
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Romantic (11)
Authentic (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Business Meals (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Casual (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Fun (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Had good experiences in the past. One of my favorite Italian restaurants, until now. Zuppa do Pece. And Shrimp with Papapadelle. Got sick. Not sure same chef or owners. A shame.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Once again we were not disappointed. Our waitress was wonderful and the food superb.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I love this restaurant! I've been here several times over the years with my husband or with friends. It's consistently delicious! Always a great list of "specials". Upscale Italian cuisine, good wine list, nice ambiance, and fair prices for the quality! This visit I tried the grilled asparagus salad and it was outstanding! Had the grilled shrimp special with pappardelle, mushrooms, spinach & truffle oil... Yum! Go there... you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was amazing! I think this is the best Italian food that I’ve had in south Florida . The server was very knowledgeable about the daily menu as well. Can’t wait to go back

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our server did not introduce himself. He would come to the table and then disappear for extended periods. The calamari appetizer tasted frozen. The Caesar salad was too lightly dressed and when we ask for more dressing it was an unappetizing clotted consistency. The best part about the meal was the fra Diablo shrimp. For two people, we ordered one appetizer, one salad, one entree, one dessert, and one glass of wine. The bill came to more than it would have if we had only ordered only two entrees. And yet, we were still charged a sharing/service charge. We had to dispute it with the owner.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was delicious. Nice and relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I’ve lived in Lauderdale for 20 years and Sette Bello has the best food and is correctly priced for the great quality and quantity of food.

It is possible to have a private conversation without raising your voice and yet it is a friendly ambience, not stuffy.

The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional.

Personally the only drawback is they do not have a full bar (beer and wine only).

If you’ve never been I highly recommend you go n

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went on New Year’s Eve and we all thought they did a nice job on what can be a difficult evening.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Start to finish, fantastic meal! My favorite place!

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Really good food, good value, and friendly staff. My family was on our vacation when we went to this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food is so good!!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful, creative and familiar menu. All six of us agreed that the food was delicious. Amazing and knowledgeable service. Lovely cozy atmosphere and very conversation friendly. This was our first time at the restaurant yet we felt very welcome and will be going back many times in the future.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We are Canadians who spent 51/2 months a year in Florida, we always make sure to eat at Sette Bello 2or 3 times every time. The lady who serves us was exceptional, I am sorry not to remember her name. The food and service was excellent. All this at a fair price.

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner last Saturday. All 4 of us liked our dishes. Service was very good and menu choices were very extensive. Would definitely return and recommend this restaurant

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Fantastic food and excellent service as usual!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent dinner and the service was spot on. I had the chicken parmigiana and my wife had the Branzino special. Both were excellent and complimented by a Super Tuscan.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always an excellent choice with professional service and excellent menu.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great meals. One of the best Italian Cuisine in South Florida. Good value for your money. Very friendly wait staff and Franco, the owner is very accommodating. Everything is cooked to perfection. Never had a bad meal there. Waiting to go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always great food.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

One of the best Italian restaurants in Ft Lauderdale! One of my favs!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Jessica did a fabulous job taking care of us. The food NEVER disappoints. All the pastas are homemade and DELICIOUS!! We never tire of this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

After we were finally waited on...all was good.we waited a long time for our waiter to initially attend to us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This restaurant celebrated their 9th Anniversary the evening we were there. It is a fabulous restaurant. I enjoyed truffles, which is such a wonderful treat. This restaurant NEVER disappoints. Great food! Great service! Consistent!! Chef Franco is a fantastic Chef and lovely gentleman. Courtney continues to be our favorite waitress. She makes our experience PERFECT every time! We highly recommend Sette Bello!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Quiet Neighborhood Italian restaurant. Home made pasta, veal chops, fantastic.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This is our go to restaurant when we are in the Ft. Lauderdale area. This restaurant never disappoints. Food is very good with delicious specials in addition to the regular menu. It is a small restaurant so make a reservation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had yet another wonderful dinner. Thank you to Joe Cadillac and our gracious waitress Courtney. We had family visiting from NJ and they we very impressed with everything. I wish we had more time to enjoy dessert but we had to run. Next time we will plan better. Thank you all.
This is our 3rd time back and I’m happy to say that everything was consistently on point. It was nice to have Courtney again as our server ( I can’t say enough about her professionalism). I had the special of cut shrimp with porcini mushrooms and truffle oil over parppadella pasta again and again it was simply exquisite. We also had the Chicken Pizziola. The chicken was melt in your mouth tender and the portion was more than enough. I ended the meal with an espresso a must have ending to a truly Italian meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Every single bite from bread to salad to pasta was scrumptious. This food is real Italian cuisine. Absolutely magnificent. Great cozy restaurant with professional and friendly staff. You will never have anything but the best experience here!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Returned to Sette Bello, was here last year and enjoyed very much. We had the same server as last year Jessica and she is great. Food was outstanding

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I have been here numerous times and it never fails to please. Outstanding menu and incredible “specials” to choose from.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Reservation was made with the notice it was for a birthday. Server was so out of touch turned into a terrible evening. Setto offered nothing to help make it a special evening. Next day was at a breakfast place and later at a happy hour place. Both made a happy event happen for another customer. As a regular customer of Setto belo very sad

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent !
We will be back

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Once again, outstanding service, food, and wine list. Best Italian food in South Florida!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Consistently excellent!!! My favorite!!!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Delicious traditional italian food.
Jessica was helpful, attentive and very good catering.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Unfortunately, our recent visit to this restaurant was not as good as we remembered from previous visits.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 14, 2017

1st time. Asparagus app. was very good. I had veal marsala, my wife, chicken marsala. Both dishes very good. Just not great. The marsala sauce was very thin/watery, no body. I had a side of angel hair & pomodoro. Also good, just not great.
Will be going back another time to try other things.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Always great. Exquisite wines, fine foods, and outstanding service. What more could you want?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My family and I celebrated two birthdays in style at Seto Bello. Both the food and service were excellent beyond our expectations. This is a superb restaurant to celebrate special occasions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent food - but the service is a bit on the stuffy side. The restaurant has a plan for the evening and is not interested in the customer altering that. Also a bit on the pricey side for the experience / food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I LOVE this restaurant. Feels like home when greeted by Joe Cadillac. And served by the wonderful waitress, Jessica. Food is outstanding and the kitchen could not have been run better. Never had pasta served at such a hot temperature. Serves only wine and beer but the wine list is very good. (Kind of missed a pre dinner martini.). Fantastic pastas and veal dishes. Yummy asparagus salad and grilled octopus!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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