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“Excellent food, service and atmosphere.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sette Bello

Sette Bello
540 Springvale Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3150, Australia
0395748000
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Ranked #78 of 4,231 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Excellent food, service and atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Enjoyed a beautiful meal in a great atmosphere with excellent and knowledgable service. All meals on our table were well presented and loved by the diners. Wine list has a big range from very expensive to reasonable, something for everyone. Warm, friendly and very welcoming. Will be back. Same owners/group of Arco and Sapore.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Italian experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A little noisy but great food, wonderful service & lovely ambiance. Oysters killpatrick tasted like they were just picked from the ocean. Linguini with scampis and prawns with a bisque sauce was sumptuous. This is the third time we have been to Sette Bello and as always left us happy and satisfied. Will definitely come again

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fabuloso!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Excellent customer service! Incredible food! Had a lovely time here and we were treated like royalty! A really lovely place to go for a beautiful meal.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very expensive and mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

As others have said, the noise level created by a policy of packing diners in tightly is unpleasant and the small pedestal tables mean that a tall person like myself spent the evening uncomfortably squashed in and cramped. The service began affably and the first round of food was served promptly. After that however, things went rapidly downhill with a long wait for mains and then the better part of an hour with no one coming to the table at all. Of three courses, the dishes in two were overly rich - promising the use of ingredients such as limoncello and Drambuie but delivering no recognisable traces of either. The sauce served with a rabbit main resembled more a pre-made stock reduction than a balancing accompaniment. The stuffed zucchini flowers were filled with overly rich feta and the sauce was an overpowering olive. Neither dish was pleasant. Given the cost - close to $200 for a couple with wine - this restaurant is very over-priced and over-rated in a district where there is little competition. It was our second visit in a year and will be the last for a long time. There are much better ways to spend that kind of money on food in Melbourne.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great service, food and wine.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Yes, it is very, very good. No, it isn't cheap. Service is very helpful and prompt. Indeed, as trip advisors say, it is an expensive restaurant and the service and food is impeccable. My only complaints (which stopped me from giving it 'excellent status') are the size of the table we had and and the noise level. There were 4 of us and we sat at a table for two with two extra seats. Other duo diners had the same sized table! With 4 people, the table is cluttered! Hence, shared orders cannot easily be placed on the table and those ugly 'pizza' lifters are set up in the middle to accommodate food plates. The noise is high because of the number of eager diners filling the restaurant. Would I return? Yes, of course, for a special event.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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