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  1. Distance: 0.36mi
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  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

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Authentic (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fun (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Good food and excellent service. A little noisy when all tables are occupied. Overall nice experience

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I ordered veal picatta and it was excellent! My husband ordered the veal chop special ... also very good! We were not disappointed!

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Varied and interesting menu. Every course was prepared and presented perfectly. Service was inpeccable

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent. Had a wide variety of specials to meet any guest taste. Good portions and presentation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Food wasn’t to our taste. I had yellow tail which had strange texture. We had tickets for a movie, so I didn’t have time to wait for a new dinner.
3 others at the table said the meals were unremarkable. Beautiful restaurant, romantic.
Just FYI there is no bar, wine only.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent food and friendly service

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service, better food, wonderful selections perfectly prepared.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

hidden gem. very old world Italian... food amazing... noisy. but the food took over and. I forgot the noise.... large portions.. chicken parm. was. amazing...risotto delish

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Second visit to this lovely restaurant and we were every bit as happy this time as last. Food is the best, very well prepared and authentic. The service is serious and dedicated, and the atmosphere old world in a very good way! Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great service and outstanding food. A real neighborhood gem!

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Always very nice great food and aervice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Loved this restaurant... service is a bit slow but food is worth the wait.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Classic Italian cuisine with class.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Absolutely phenomenal. From the ambiance to the service to the meal it was the best meal my sister and my parents and I have had in awhile. We are from RI so we have great Italian restaurants near us locally but I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a quality Italian meal.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This was only our second time here for dinner and we can't wait to go back.
Everything we've eaten was of exceptional quality and flavor.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We've been coming here for several years . The quality, ambience and service has always been excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Just always excellent.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Our dinner was great but we had one problem. One of the guests had just completed chemotherapy and was wearing a cap to cover baldness. The restaurant informed us it was policy that no hats are allowed. Even when informed of the cancer the guest had to remove hat. Exception should have been made

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 6, 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 6, 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 6, 2018

Everything was delicious. Nice and relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·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 December 31, 2017

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 30, 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 29, 2017

The food is so good!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 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 9, 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 8, 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 25, 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 11, 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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