Sette Bello Ristorante

6241 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 351-0505

Recent Reviews

Randall R.

Took a group of 12 for dinner. Great food and outstanding service. Wonderful apps, main dishes, and desert.

Christopher Davis

The food was great.The service was fast and the staff were attentive.The atmosphere was really nice with a good ambiance.

Frank Biscotti

My husband and I ate dinner there tonight The food was amazing and the service was fabulous. We will definitely be returning.

Patty Miranda

National Pasta Day at Sette Bello.

Damon Collazo

Another great Resturaunt found on groupon. Very quaint little spot, not very big but packed full of people. I had the the Pasta alla Vongole, and my girlfriend had the veal Picata with risotto. I was in the Navy stationed in Italy for 8 years, and this Italian food was very authentic. The portions were good and the food was tasty. Great place for a date night, and a good wine selection.

Michelle W.

Over salted and over priced. I write this review with huge disappointment. I have looked forward to dining at Sette Bello in Ft. Laud for months now. From the moment I saw the post on FB of the chef tossing pasta in the Parm wheel I drooled until I could get there. I even contacted the owner a couple times to see when this deliciousness would be available. It was a calamity of errors and "are you kidding me" moments from the time we sat down. We waited an extensive amount of time, probably about 10 mins, before anyone acknowledged our table. Even the host realized we were sitting a very long time with no attention and went to figure out why. No water poured, no "hello, I'll be with you soon". Okay, maybe they're busy .... didn't make too much of a big deal of it. The next "are you kidding " moment was when the host took my table mate's purse off of her chair and went around to her other side and asked her to put her purse on the floor because people need to get by. First, you NEVER touch anyone's purse and you surely don't ask a lady to put her handbag on the floor. It was a regular size ladies purse and he simply could have asked her to switch it to the other side of her chair if it really were such a problem. The pasta dish tossed in the Parm wheel was mentioned as one of the nightly specials and it was presented as a Tagliatelle Pasta with porcini mushrooms and truffle . We ordered it as an appetizer .One of the other waiters, not a chef, rolled the Parm wheel over to the table with a bowl of hot pasta next to it. He dumped the delicious smelling pasta into the wheel and moved it around for about 8 seconds max. The taste of the pasta was decadent , but very very salty. The temperature was tepid at best. I requested cracked pepper, but the server that did our pasta disappeared and neglected to bring the pepper. We finally got someone else's attention and asked for the pepper. Now the pasta was just about cold. This dish was $52 ! Yes, $52. Holy moley! To add insult to injury, when we looked at the bill when we got home we saw the dish was $42, but the porcini addition was $10 .. Seriously?? You sold me the dish as a Porcini Pasta. The Zuppa di Pesce was extremely briney and salty. So much so my table mate endied up sending hers back. It had very little sauce and she asked the server to bring her a side of marinara hoping to cut some of the salty brine. That never came. Next time he came around she told him she could not eat the dish. He was surprised no one brought the sauce. . It was graciously taken back and he offered her something else. . Our waiter asked if I wanted to send mine back but I decided to mill through it. I ended up leaving most of my lobster tail, half of my jumbo prawn, all of my pasta and some of the seafood because I felt like I had a salt lick on my tongue and lips half way through. The Veal Chop was nice and perfectly cooked. My husband's Chicken Scarpiello was very ,very good. We ordered the Chocolate Torta dessert which took almost 45 min. Somewhere into the long wait the waiter brought over a Apple Tart dessert and said the chef sent it while we wait as an apology for all the mishaps we had. Apple Tart was very nice and once we got the Torta it was heavenly and the best molten chocolate dessert I've ever had. Our server went out of his way to cover, fix , and rectify ALL the imperfections of the night. No complaint there. I did think , though, that as a chef/owner getting a $52 dish returned and another one only half eaten you may want to address the table personally. Before many of you ask if I complained.... I said to the server as he took my table mate's dish away, " you need to tell Franco that all of the pasta dishes were extremely salty, even the Porcini pasta" Maybe he did tell him, maybe he didn't . I don't know. But he did not come out of the kit

Liz M.

I ordered the lunch portion of Spaghetti and Meatballs(mind you, there was only one), to a massively over salted meal. I paid $14.00 dollars for a completely overrated meal, that should've costed less than $7.00; especially since it was a lunch special. I would not recommend ordering from here and will be informing my colleagues to not use them for catering services.

Mitchell R.

Over Priced Food, Poorly Prepared and Mostly Flavorless My family members from out of town ate here last year while visiting. They said the food was great, worth the ride from Lake Worth to enjoy a fine dining experience, so it was with great anticipation that I met them this year at Sette Bello Ristorante for a family dinner and celebration. The evening started out just fine, the waiter who spoke with such a thick accent that we all had difficulty understanding him, rattled off the specials and took our drink order. My mom and I had a glass of house wine. My nephew had a beer. A few minutes later, the waiter returned with a meatball appetizer which was very tasty and moist. After scanning the menu, I decided on the Ai Ferri Jumbo Shrimp. My mom ordered the salmon and my nephew ordered the Veal Chop Parmigiana, which he had last year and raved about it. As we enjoyed catching up, the food arrived after about a 1/2 hour wait. My nephew offered us all a taste of his veal chop and it was very good. We all offered a taste and my mom cut a small slice of the salmon for both of us. It was properly cooked. It was my turn, I offered shrimp to my family members, they weren't interested. So I began eating. The salad was well dressed and flavorful. The shrimp, however, was tough and dry. I thought about sending it back, but I didn't want to then watch everyone else eat while the kitchen remade my dinner. So I continued eating. I finally asked my family members to taste the shrimp to see if it was just me, they all reacted the same way. Ugh, dry and hard, no flavor. Oh well, it happens sometimes. I decided to try the salmon and to me, it was bland, mostly flavorless. I asked my mom what she thought and she said the same thing. I really don't like to give restaurants bad reviews but I think that for a $170 meal for three, before the tip, the food should have been much better. And, if it were me, I would want an honest review before I traveled to the restaurant and spent a fair sum of money to enjoy a special dinner.

Patty M.

National Pasta Day at Sette Bello. Chef Franco & his team knocked it out of the park! Warm inviting space, spectacular service & delicious food. We had the special ... Brie wrapped in prosciutto with fig jam Walnut crusted goat cheese frisée Tagliatelle in the cheese wheel w/black shaved truffle Osso Bucco ravioli One of the best meals I've had!

linda gutman

This place was excellent from top to bottom! Our waiter Bob was great! Would recommend it highly. Hubby said best veal chop parmesan he ever ate!

Alejandra T.

My boyfriend took me here on a date and from the moment we walked in, it did not disappoint. The service was phenomenal, the food was exquisite and the ambiance of the restaurant is cozy, romantic with an air of sophistication.

Rachel F.

Best Italian food in Fort Lauderdale! Had a wonderful dinner here last Saturday night with my boyfriend. We shared the burrata, and tried both the cheese and pesto risotto. All of the food was absolutely fantastic and the tiramisu was the perfect end to our meal. Service was great and the ambiance was quiet and romantic. We will be returning soon!

Jessica Cochran

Sette Bello is always a pleasure. Delicious and authentic Italian food on the menu, regular specials, and a great wine list.

Alan Sharp

The waiter was excellent and food was delicious

David D.

Our first trip here, excellent menu and reasonable prices. Our waiter James was exceptional.

Larry K.

Food and service were both excellent. The three of us shared the fritto misto (calamari, shrimp and mushrooms) and the meatballs (with eggplant and ricotta) apps. More creative than most places. I had veal Marsala over risotto, my wife had clams over penne (a requested substitute for linguine), and our friend had veal scallopini pizzaioli. White wines and Peronis. I had ricotta cheesecake that was quite light and came with Zabaglione ice cream, and the women shared tartuffo. Kevin was a most helpful and pleasant waitperson. Will be back.

Rebecca J.

This restaurant NEVER disappoints! The food is excellent! The service is outstanding and the ambiance is great! From start to finish a WONDERFUL dining experience!! You can't go wrong for great Italian food. On the weekends, since it is off season, they have some delicious specials and the Throwback Thursdays are also DELICIOUS!! Some old time favorites. Truly a hidden gem!


This is the best Italian restaurant in the Fort Lauderdale area. Somewhat pricey but well worth it. Very professional service. Beautiful food presentation. These people know their business. Well spaced table and low noise level. Refreshing change from most restaurants!

Big Vinnie

Great food and great service A must try have been there several times never a disappointment

Chris Olson

The owners exquisite palette makes this restaurant a rare one in America and on the top of my list to visit when returning to Florida. After trying culinary recipes from all over the world for many years I must say Iâ??m in Italy experiencing their finest meals, but wait Iâ??m really in Florida!! Great Italian culinary preparation and presentation of their entrees that takes years to refine and great with their great selection of wines. Thank you again!!

Mike Heverly

We got sat right away, but that was where the good stopped. The waiter(s) handled the water pitcher by the spout, hands in the bread, and one had a touch of halitosis. Food was average at best, but way overpriced. Will not be going back

Lou C.

Excellent food...outstanding waiter .... Well priced ...spotless surroundings...this place is a home run for anyone who craves Italian ..Thank you

Chris Diodato

Simply incredible. These folks would make their Italian ancestors proud. Incredibly high end food and inside appearance despite being in a humble strip mall. Would reccomend any of the pastas made inside of a cheese wheel. This place isn't just a great restaurant, it's a unique experience!


Delicious food, nice comfortable quiet setting and wide selection of italian dishes. Bob our server/Maitre' D was excellent. Highly highly recommended


I have eaten here several times and often chose to go for special occasions. The veal Marsala is great and I love the apple gold for desert. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Chelsea B.

This restaurant is truly a hidden gem in Fort Lauderdale. A delicious Italian restaurant.. tucked away in the Outback Plaza. Outstanding service from very knowledgeable wait staff. Great wine paired well with dinner. Friendly employees & wait staff. Delicious food - from fresh home made pastas to signature made in house desserts. Everything is made to order and tastes like you're visiting Italy. The Burrata Salad and the Chopped Salad are my absolute favorites, followed by Chicken Milanese or the Chicken Parmesan... I am still drooling thinking about it. Great Wine selection, delicious Tiramisu. Treat yourself to a dinner in a cozy and comfortable ambiance. Perfect for date night, you won't regret it. Highly recommend!

Eric B.

Delicious food, nice comfortable quiet setting and wide selection of italian dishes. Bob our server/Maitre' D was excellent. Highly highly recommended

Monica W.

Very good! Not perfect but very good! The service was outstanding, I love how the waiter knows his menu. However he seems to be in a hurry. He also accidentally spilled a glass of red wine on me. My pants and top are ruined, he did apologize and I felt bad for him, it was a true accident, but I feel he tried to conceal it. I feel bad for him. The risotto was Cooked to perfection, BUT it was not risotto(it was not Arborio rice) it was long grain rice. They have a lengthy and encompassing wine list, and the severs appear to know about the many wines, and they do love the food they serve. In one sentence: It so good that is bad, it is so bad that is good." It feels Ike the proverbial poor coursing. They try hard, yet they come short. Well now that I have Been educated by the owners, I must update. The rice they use is an Italian type , which I am not familiar with. Anyway the point is that it was delicious! And the owners replied made it even better

Michael Roarty

What a great find in south Florida. The food and service were amazing. Reza, our server made the night for us. Right on federal hyway in pompano beach. Run dont walk to this charming Italian restaurant

Rick Kalin

Good food but service could be friendlier.

Daniel K.

Again at SETTE BELLO..."Season" is over, but on a Saturday night this restaurant is full....There is a reason, the Food, Service and Ambiance are wonderful If you have never been must try it...

Barbara M

We went for dinner with another couple. Our table was waiting for us when we arrived...a big plus! We shared an order of the stuffed zucchini blossoms as an appetizer...delicious. Veal and Pork entrees were awesome, as well as the pasta with clam sauce. The clams were fresh and sweet! My friend enjoyed her fish too. Our waiter was very attentive! A lovely evening!

Jo L.

Lunch always has a handful of tables with random professionals chattering. The food is great! Really great soups too and Served semi quickly . But they always seem to be understaffed, so it's not a quick in and out experience . The food doesn't disappoint tho

sus247jet ;gur'moj

The food is so authentic, the staff is always attentive and friendly.

reina gonzalez

Very delicious food and very good service


Love this place. I feel like I'm back in Sorrento or Napoli when I have the good fortune of visiting Sette Bello... The food is great, and the service is excellent. Be sure to ask if they have any specials.. you won't be disappointed!


Classy, attractive interior dining areas with white table cloths and faux Greek columns. I ordered one of the daily specials, which was a pasta dish with tomatoes, grilled chicken breast strips, spinach and mushrooms in a light brown sauce. This entrée was accompanied by sliced Italian bread and onion soup. A very tasty meal. Reasonable price. Very good service.

Frank W.

Great find for us and we will definitely be back next time visiting Fort Lauderdale. Our waiter was wonderful. We ordered the Pasta special which was prepared table side by Franco, who is also the owner. The bread was delicious. In fact the bread, hot sausage and pasta are home made at this restaurant. Finished off the meal with espresso. Delightful dinner.

Rob B.

I've eaten here many times with my wife and her family over the years. We've always had a nice time until recently. My wife and I came here hoping to have dinner one night and Joe turned us away. He said there weren't any tables available even though the restaurant was half empty and nobody was seated outside. When we asked how long the wait was he just said "Sorry, next time call ahead." So much for our Italian date night. We ended up having a great time next door at Musashi and don't plan on returning to Sette Bello.


Classic hideaway along US Rte 1 in North Fort Lauderdale that always pleases. Wow, is it good. Our awesome wait staff giggled when we ordered a Spanish Rioja in an Italian restaurant and like their food, the wine was perfect. One of our party was strictly gluten free and Sette Bello offered a variety of choices for them. The seafood dishes were fresh, the veal was spot on and the bread and olive oil was savory. Definitely we are going back! Thank you Sette Bello and 'Joe Cadillac' for slipping us in with a late reservation!