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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.36mi
  2. Distance: 0.64mi
  3. Distance: 1.30mi
  4. Distance: 1.40mi

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

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Romantic (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Authentic (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Business Meals (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Casual (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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food5
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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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vip
 (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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 (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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food4
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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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food5
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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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 (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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food4
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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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 (Miami)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This was our first time at settebello and it was an amazing experience. The food was phenomenal as well as Reza or waiter. I truly appreciated that Chef Franco took the time out to come to our table and speak with us. And the icing on the cake was there wonderful maitre d Joe. Thank you Joe for bringing back some very good memories for me. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Stunning food. Stunning service. Perfection in all ways. Always. The service is so polished and so is the food. Tons of specials every night and the staff is more than happy to guide you through the menu. Different sauce with that pasta.."no problem at all". Why can't more restaurants deliver a superior product like this?

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I love going to Sette Bello, whether just with my husband or with family and friends. The food was particularly fabulous Friday night, the service was fantastic and it's quiet so that you can actually have a conversation. I would highly recommend this gem to anyone!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Very Friendly staff and server. Food was good, but nothing special. I would go back for an everyday such or dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 3, 2017

WOW! An authentic Italian sleeper. Sette Bello is now on our list of go-to restaurants for a great night out. Had the veal chop (best I've ever had, and I'm 70, including NYC and Italy) after thoroughly enjoying the meatball / eggplant appetizer. Wife had calamari steak appetizer and loved it. Side was a medley of roasted fingerling potatoes, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. This is the first time I've not pawned Brussels spouts off on my wife, that's how tasty they were.

If you like really great ingredients selected, cooked and served to perfection, Sette Bello will not disappoint. FWIW, this is the first time I've ever felt inclined to review a restaurant on-line, but this establishment deserves recognition.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Jessica, our waitperson, was tremendous. She was warm, efficient and informative. The food was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 31, 2017

A local gem! Delicious food, a nice wine menu and outstanding and attentive service! One of my favorite local spots!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The food was very good as it is with one exception . My brother ordered Brussel Sprouts which were supposed to be blackened. When they came they were burned beyond anything considered edible.

When we told our server, the chefs told her this is the way they're fixed. In this case the chef burning vegetables to a crisp is right and the customer is wrong.

I'll give this restaurant another try as long as they don't burn the vegetables again. For these prices the vegetables should be cooked not charred to a crisp. It was disappointing

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Dinner was very good but we happened to use a Groupon and they failed to tell us the tip was included. So when we noticed that we accidentally tipped twice we corrected the situation but not before the waiter made a snarky remark about us being cheap for not allowing him to keep the double tip. Not nice!

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Excellent food, service, fresh homemade pasta, great wine....and wonderful Maitre'd...Cadillac Joe is the Best.....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Lived in the area for years and finally went in! Service and food were great! Am lucky enough to have visited Italy recently and this place was authentic as well! Will definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Sette Bella is our favorite Italian restaurant. We dine there a minimum of twice per month. Great menu and wine list; the daily specials are varied and delicious!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on May 11, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is ALWAYS fabulous! The service is "perfect"! We never tire of eating here! Always wonderful!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Courtney was intelligent, had a memory to die for, was professional,and fun! And that's just the service! Killer food...excellent wine list. Go there, NOW!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Looking forward to a return trip

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Really enjoyed your restaurant

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Outstanding! Excellent food. Chicken Marsala with Parmesan risotto is my favorite dish!

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Sette Bello is one of my most favorite restaurants. From the salads and appetizers to main course ( wonderful scallops ) this place has never disappointed.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I booked on Open Table and requested a small birthday dessert with a candle..didn't happen

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Jessica our server was spectacular- From the moment we arrived, to her telling of the specials to her constant attention to water /wine levels in glasses- She is perhaps one of the best servers I've ever had in a restaurant....ever!. While it's rare in South Florida the food and service were both excellent. I loved every second. There were five of us at dinner. Pastas were all off the chain good and each and every dish was perfectly crafted. Our only negative was I thought wine prices were a bit high. Otherwise it was a flawless evening!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We were greeted at the door by Joe. Bill was our server. We were made to feel at home. The food was fantastic! The service was great! I would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Bucatini Amatriciana, great appetizer, loved the host.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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