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“An enjoyable lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sette Bello

Sette Bello
540 Springvale Road Glen Waverley, Melbourne, Victoria 3150, Australia
0395748000
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Ranked #33 of 4,093 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $17 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“An enjoyable lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Setto Bello is a nice Italian restaurant with a modern twist, taking traditional Italian but with more contemporary flavours. My partner ordered a salad with grilled lamb and I had a balmain bug & prawn in a seafood bisque risotto. Both dishes were falvoursome and we enjoyed them immensely. The coffees were made well, with no lingering bitterness.
Service? Extremely good. I was called by my name (per my booking) throughout our visit. Another waiter gave us an outstanding summary of the specials, showing great knowledge of the dishes. My lemon, lime & bitters came without the seemingly ubiquitous straw. As a man, I appreciated the detail.
Another positive was a rarity of each table having small salt & pepper grinders. Hallelujah! None of that pretentious twirling of the oversized pepper mill, never to be seen of again. Other restaurants - take note!!
Ambience. The restaurant was modern, silver based and quite stylish. The tables were sufficiently apart to allow us to talk comfortably and the accoustices limited background noise.
Just one littlle criticism - as the restaurant has glass buildings to the left, right and rear, there is a degree of sun glare at lunchtime, reflected from each of the buildings. We ended up moving our chairs 2 or 3 times to limit the glare.
This restaurant is worth a visit - versatile for all types of lunches or dinners. And the waiters are very professional.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Invariably good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Sette Bello is a lovely suburban Italian restaurant - consistently good with seafood dishes and desserts particularly delicious.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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11 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Italian Hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Delicious food. Great service. Relaxed atmosphere. Every suburb would love this restaurant in their backyard. Fletch recommended the calamari and I now see why. Delizioso

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Special Occasion Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We went to Sette Bello for our Anniversary Dinner and also because we had been given a gift voucher to go. The food was good but the prices could not be justified. The waiting staff were at times intrusive and took our plates away even when we were not completely finished, ie some salad was left on the plate. I was expecting a good latte coffee but was disappointed, the glass was extremely hot to handle but the coffee itself was just luke warm. Decor is pleasant. Would I recommend it, maybe for a special occasion or business dinner but otherwise no, I have been to better.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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41 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great local Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Great food and advice, loves the Italoan donuts and the linguine was to die for. Service was good but at times a limitless obtrusive. Love having this restaurant in my neighbourhood.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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