Permanently Closed - Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana - Newport

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana was created to bring the most authentic pizza Napoletana possible, after all Naples is the birthplace of pizza. First rate ingredients, including San Marzano tomatoes and fresh mozzarella added to a soft dough, taking about one minute to cook, in a Neapolitan, handmade, artisan oven at 900 degrees, is how great pizza has been enjoyed since it's invention. Settebello continues this tradition each pizza being a work of art.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pizzeria, Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 12.00pm - 9.00pm

Friday - Saturday: 12.00pm - 10.30.00pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday : 3.00pm - 6.00pm
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Phone number
(949) 715-2072
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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CW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We got the gluten free crust - amazing. The drinks were awesome. Such and fun environment - it was crowded but didnt feel that way at all. Will definitely be going back on a regular basis.

OT
Brazil
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately due to the open floor plan and very high ceilings it was too noisy to hold a conversation with your dinner companions.

DS
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great pizza!! Service and attention to detail
Was lacking. No salt and pepper on table and none offered with salad. We had a late reservation 8 pm, maybe 3-4 tables and service was not attentive to our needs. Waitress did not have wine bottle opener. It took her 5 minutes to come back from finding one.but, pizza is as good as in Italy
Now, work on the rest

RB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Pizza very good with quality ingredients. Salads over priced and very ordinary. Server was helpful and attentive. Not much to the atmosphere as live olive trees drop leaves on your dining table sitting on the inside patio. Not very busy and won’t rush back.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was really good and was reminiscent of pizza from Venice and Rome. An improved wine list, with more Italian options, would bump Settebello into a 5-Star category for me.

NP
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was my second visit to Settebello and there will not be a third. We were there to celebrate a special occasion with family members who had never been there. We were so disappointed. Our food (pizza) was very disappointing and our food server was even worse. She never even picked up our dirty plates. We gave her a tip, but really she should have gotten nothing. I live in San Clemente where we have many great restaurants but wanted to celebrate at Settebello. Poor choice!

LZ
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love the decor! So rustic and trendy! This was the first time in a looooonnnngggg time a restaurant actually set aside a table for each reservation so our table was ready for us right on time even though it was a very busy Friday night! We were running late and were so impressed to receive a call to see if we were still coming. So thoughtful that they held our table and we were instantly seated upon arriving. The pizza is delicious- we chose the Settebello, and would highly recommend it! We will definitely be back!

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Low cost. Awesome location

s
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best gluten free pizza anywhere!! And the regular pizza is awesome, too!

R
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Hostess was terrible !!!
Being 10 mins late due to not finding parking they gave our table away.
First and last time we will be there !!

NB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and good! Upscale but casual vibe!

w
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

This was possibly a bad night and they should hope so. When we arrived about 1/2 of the restaurant was seated and the other tables were in a blinding sun. We asked if the curtains could be pulled which solved the problem for many and provided us a seat. Service was OK although often unattended with empty water bottles and finished plates left on the table. When we asked for clean silverware they said they couldn’t provide this because they were short on silverware. Well, OK, you are 3/4 full so how is this a problem. Anyway, we ordered meatballs which were good and a Caprese Salad which was a 3/10. Then the pizza, what they are known for. The toppings and the crust were not getting along. The center of the pie was water, the crust uncooked and weak. We were told well it is thin crust so it was somewhat expected. It was not right and they offered to refire this. oK, you recommended this pie so let’s see if this was by chance and the next pie came out with burnt crust on the sides and still the pie was soft and wouldn’t stick to the crust. I asked, is this the same cook and he said yes. Well when the bill came they charged us for both pizzas; go figure. Save your money and avoid this place. So many good spots around. This is not gourmet pizza or even pizza.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Open table and settebello are engaged in a scam. We intentionally made a reservation at 5:45 because open table indicated there was a “special” happy hour until 6, but when we arrived we were told food was no longer being served as a happy hour special. This was unfortunate as we planned our day around this and were treated rudely when we asked about happy hour. Open table should make it clear that there is in fact NOT a “special” happy hour at this time as to not mislead loyal users. disappointed in both settebello and open table.

S
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Pizza is why you are going here! Valet parking is nice!

AW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Neapolitan Pizza, just like in Naples. Good wine at a reasonable price.

BA
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We always enjoy coming to Settebello. We had good service this time. We were pleased that we were seated at a booth as we requested. Thank you very much for making it a wonderful dinner. We will be back very soon.

-Blake Allred

IG
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed the prosciutto board to start. We also had the panzanella salad and 3 delicious pizzas! We loved the super tasty chewy crust. We loved the decor and can’t wait to go back. It was a quiet afternoon. I would like to go back during a more lively time!

CD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christian was amazing! Well dressed, well Versed in the offerings and a very pleasant personality for my daughters birthday. Thank you!

K
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful pizzeria with very attentive staff. The pizza was delicious and the kale salad was very good. We will definitely return.

A
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always Excellent!!!! Cocktails are great too! Love dining at the bar. Cool atmosphere.

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great wood-fired pizza with crisp thin crust. Outstanding Margherita DOC with fresh Buffala Mozzarella and fresh tomatoes. The Caprese Salad had the best hybrid tomatoes with fresh buffalo mozzarella...yum!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my sisters for dinner and enjoyed our dining experience. The food was delicious. We shared a salad, gluten free pizza which was delicious and the bacon wrapped dates which were amazing. The ambiance was very cool as you are part inside and part outside. Overall great experience and would definitely go back!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great Pizzas, really nice pizza dough! Appetizers and cocktails were good as well. Lunch service was spotty, Tagliatelle bolognese was ok, sauce too bright red and tomato-ey, not dark brown like it’s supposed to be and not earthy enough in flavor. I would only go back just for the pizzas however.

B
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good, but cold’ish. Restaurant was cold and wet, since it was raining and it’s an indoor/outdoor setup. My fault, I guess I could have researched that point. Service was incredibly slow, food, drinks, it all took quite a long time. Probably won’t be back, but you never know. I do love pizza

OU
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Chilly inside, dress warm! Meatballs were fantastic.

L
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It was our first time eating at the restaurant and the food was disappointing. We had two pizzas that were very soggy in the middle. The green salad was oily. The ambiance is very nice.

BD
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The restaurant has a difficult time maintaining a comfortable, cozy environment that truly degrades the dining experience. The interior temp varies from warm to drafty cold at the feet. The interior is brown on brown on brown and a bit dated. The interior lighting is poorly used and ugly. Those lathe turned oversized wood columns are just silly and need to leave the space. Oh, and that strip light just within the window of the front kitchen is extremely offending to those seated near by.
The waiter was quite friendly and did a fine job. Pizza and salads were great!

S
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pizza could be done a little more. Just not “great”. Appetizers were better. The restaurant was empty on a Friday night. The walls were bare. Could have used some good fresco paintings to look at. I’d probably keep looking for a good pizza.

a
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it , food was outstanding. Definetally will go back

AH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!! Gluten free crust is absolutely to die for!

E
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall we had an amazing dinner at Settebello Pizzeria. The interior and service were excellent. The food was delicious. We over ordered because we couldn’t choose, as everything sounded so good. The reason I dropped a star is because it was SO cold inside the restaurant. I had to switch places with my husband to try a new spot. In turn the $20 glass of red wine I ordered was also really cold! So much so that I could not drink it all. I did mention it to the server, but told her I was just mentioning it, not complaining. As such I didn’t get it taken off the bill.
I would go back for sure, share a pizza and salad and wear a coat! Or go in summer.

TL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Great restaurant and food and would have received all 5 stars if the couple parents who brought their little kids did not let them run around screaming and playing. Not appropriate for 7pm on a Friday night in my opinion.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic , I would do it all over again ,,,, sorry will do it all over again

JD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere great food for the price. Service was good but felt like we had to ask for a few things repeatedly but overall good. Definitely going to come back and family was extremely happy to celebrate.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and bartenders were fantastic.

LS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Settebello is an expensive pizza joint. The ambiance is wonderful so it's too bad the menu is so limited. Our server was not interested or experienced. He had no knowledge of the wine choices, and was not particularly enthusiastic about anything. Food was just ok. The pizza we ordered was good but not worth the expense. There were three pasta dishes offered, and the one we ordered was uninspired. I could do a much better job at home in my kitchen! And we had to ask for grated cheese which was just plopped on the table in a little cup. Basically this restaurant did not offer any advantages over other local places that have broader menus, and was expensive considering the limited menu.

S
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

food is fabulous —waiter disappeared —The put us at a table right next to the bar even through we had kids - kept insisting they had parties for the other side of the restaurant - but nobody was sitting at those tables even when we were leaving

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food and Inside decoration!

G
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Slow night but great food. We will be back. The service was all so wonderful

J
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

My first visit here was so-so but I thought they deserved a second chance however, they did not improve. The service is SUPER slow, several times the waiter completely ignored members of my party regarding drinks or items needed. The Monday night $5 pizza special is a great price but just in 2 visits the quality seems to have dropped. We were all quite disappointed.

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