Homade Gnocchi was good. Zupa
Homade Gnocchi was good. Zupa de
Pesce was a little salty. Overall great experience.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Outdoor Dining
Loved this restaurant. We came from New York for a family vacation (3 older children). When we pulled up, we all looked at each other a little nervous. Then we walked around back to our table which was outside on the back patio over looking the water. It was a lovely night, a little cool, but they had heaters outside that made it very enjoyable. The food was great - everything we ordered came out eye appealing and delicious tasting. The staff was very friendly, and the owner even came over and joked around with us. We felt like we were there a million times before. I would definitely recommend eating at Serafina.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food Poor Service
The food was very good and the tables around us seemed to have good service. But our waiter acted like he was doing us a favor by waiting on us, never told us the specials we heard offered at other tables even when we asked, and never offered us dessert choices. We even saw another table get lemoncello. The tables were too close together but the view of the Middle River and Inter Coastal was priceless. I saw items on the menu I'd like to try but I'm leery of bad service again.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall, we had a wonderful experience, great good, beautiful location andfantastic Server .. We loved Tom !!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great find! Tucked
This is a great find! Tucked away; on the water; the owner is super nice and very accommadating. This place was highly recommended to me, and now, I highly recommend it to all!!!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dine out doors
It is so rare in Florida that we can dine outdoors. We had a fantastic Saturday evening in May to enjoy our dinner outdoors. I had been here the first week they opened years ago, and to date the food is still top notch.
We started with the scallops, and cesear. I had the linguini with White clam sause, while my husband had the Zuppa d fish. Good to the last drop. We finihed with coffee and Ricotta cheese cakes. He is an Italian cheese cake lover, and he said like the type he use to eat back in New York.
For those who drink wines, there are a wide variety of wines at all price points.
Enjoy, Make a reservation, it is a small place and always busy
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highly recommend this hidden gem !
Great food, great service, great view ... and consistently great !
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian food w/ scenic view
Pros: Food and service were excellent; They accommodated our large party outdoors as soon as we arrived; no wait. The bruschetta, appetizers and meals were all excellent. Waitress was very attentive and the food selection was great. While you are paying somewhat for the ambience, there are enough selections to cater to most people's dining preference.
Cons: Sitting outdoors on a slant with hard wooden folding chairs was surprising for a pricey restaurant. The chair backs are inclined as well, so those with their backs to the water must lean forward to hold themselves up. While the slant may be needed for water drainage, I'm sure investing in nicer, padded chairs would go a long way towards making the overall experience a memorable one.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great bruschetta arrives as you are seated. The waiters gave great recommendations. The beef carpaccio was among the best I have ever had, the spinach fettuchini, veal scallopini with gorgonzola, etc. all great. Lovely outdoor atmosphere.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best meal near the water in town.
Fort Lauderdale has lots of restaurants, but not a lot of really good - or really pleasant - ones. Serafina is both. I waited much longer than I should have to try it. Don't make the same mistake.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Serafina is a Find
Serafina's Italian food is delicious. The waitress was excellent. She remembered all orders without a pad. The only downside is that the restaurant had wooden lawn chairs which lean way back. You cannot sit back and enjoy. However, this was our second time there and totally enjoyed the evening. Very fresh mozzarella!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely anniversary
We had a lovely anniversary dinner at Serafina. The food was delicious and portions large. We especially loved the Osso Bucco and Salade della Casa. Gnocchi was very good, though not excellent. The Mediterranean soup either needed less broth or more seafood. The house tiramisu and wine were also wonderful. The restaurant itself is very unassuming in a "meh" neighborhood. The kitchen is in front, which looks strange, but the restaurant has a nice style that feels like you're in Italy and sitting outside, you have a lovely view of the water. The service was a little "European" in that they let you take your time, but it could be considered slow in the states though everyone was friendly and helpful. A great evening and a place we'd return.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
On cooler evenings enjoy the patio
I took my parents here who were visiting from out of town. We all thoroughly enjoyed the ambience of the setting, the prompt and attentive service, and the delicious cuisine. A hidden gem just across the drawbridge on a quiet side street makes this a special find.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food with a View!
Went to Serafina on a whim wanting to check out a little, out of the way place on the water. We were not disappointed. Had a reservation for 6 p.m. and was promptly seated at our choice of table. We chose outdoors and with a cooling breeze and oscillating fans, outdoor dinner in August was quite enjoyable. Service was prompt but not intrusive, and the food was fantastic. From the tenderloin filet to the rigatoni, all was excellent. The only complaint I would have is that I prefer pasta al dente and this was slightly overcooked, but a minor hiccup. Cappucino to top off the meal and a complimentary limoncello and the experience was complete.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of our favorites
we have been to this restaurant 6 times this year. It' s on our top five list for Broward. We took guest and they loved it. Food was outstanding as was the service. What a perfect spot for outdoor dinning. It's nice to go to a restaurant where you can actually have a conversation without screaming across the table to be heard.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at
This was our first time at Serafina. The staff was excellent and friendly. They have a few tables indoors, but most of their tables are outside on a patio overlooking the water. The food was delicious!!! We ordered a shrimp and calamari cold salad that was wonderful and tasty. For dinner we ordered the gnocchi sorrentina and another pasta dish with sausage that was terrific. They only serve wine and beer. The owner overheard my husband ask for a vodka and offered him a vodka on the rocks (no charge) from his personal bottle he keeps at the restaurant. Too full for dessert but they looked good. We did have limoncello which was delish, cool and refreshing. We will be back, but we'll wait for cooler outside temps.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and service
It was a perfect night out with the family. Some had pasta, I had sea bass. Amazing!
And the service was outstanding from beginning to end.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here for the first time this past weekend. Although I've wanted to
go for a long time, I wasn't sure what to expect, as no one we know has been.
I really enjoyed it. The food was very good, but the portions are big. Service
was very good and we love the location. It's right on the water and is accessible
by boat. Our biggest and only complaint, was the lighting. They have 2 lamp posts, that
are awful! The bulbs are white and way too bright. They are very distracting and ruin
the otherwise nice atmosphere. It was so nice to find a restaurant with very good
food and service, but those super bright lamp posts may be a deal breaker. Not sure
my husband will want to go back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food
Simply a terrific meal at a great place, worth dining.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the Bronzino (on special) and it was awesome... Great flavor. My g/f had the king crab and squid ink pasta dish, the pasta was really good... I'll give the crab a 7 out of 10.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food great, service not
Have eaten here several times
Food always great and good value
Service surprisingly poor for 1st time
will still go back, but not if service cont poor
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for new restaurant to celebrate my birthday and discovered Serafina by pure luck. What an exceptional dining experience!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will go back again and again
We only had two days in Fort Lauderdale recently, and we wanted to be sure we ate at only the best places while there. Serafina did not disappoint at all. We were warmly greeted, and served by at least 3 poeple. The food was excellent. Appetizers, pastas and salads, all delicious. It was a beautiful evening, maybe 75 degrees, not huimid, lovely waterway view, perfect for dining outside. This will become my go-to place every time I am in Fort Lauderdale.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is a find. Off the beaten track and a bit tricky to find, park across the street. Ask for a table outside. Go on a night when the breezes are low and the temps are warm. The house wines are a bargain and the food will satisfy all palettes. The portions are medium to large and totally tasty. The staff is friendly and MIckey the host loves to chat. Hard to go wrong!!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's become one of my favorite places to dine when I visit FLL
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Italian on the Intracoastal
This place is a find. The food and service are very good. It has the feel of Italy and the location on the intracoastal makes it a romantic place to dine. It seems like it is family run and intimate. The food is excellent and they provide good value. The staff are very friendly and the servcie was great.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
consistentfrom day 1. Great Italian food served by courteous servers. We were not rushed and had wonderful eveing. Look forward to next visit.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
High quality Italian food.
High quality Italian food. Lovely outdoor setting. Area is off the beaten path and when you arrive at this restaurant for the first time you wonder as it doesn't look like much from the outside. Once you get to the table you realize that it is a lovely setting. Food was very good.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Hidden Restaurant
Serafina is very much like an Italian restaurant in Italy: nothing to look at from the outside, but great on the inside. When we looked at it from the outside, we were tempted to walk away. Walking down a narrow path along its left side, however, transforms you into a restaurant straight from Italy. The staff and owner are very friendly. Their menu is unusually creative. We would definitely return. You will leave there with leftovers for the next day. Their portions are very large.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Serafina la fina
Beautiful waterside location on an outdoor terrace with delicious food.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quiet little gem
This restaurant is sort of a hide away. Very friendly staff. Food consistently good. Good place to take a date.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM