Serafina by The Water

4.7
1521 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
“SERAFINA” in Italian translates to both “angel of the sea” and “fine evening”. Those who have been there completely agree! This beautifully romantic, candlelit trattoria is nestled in Victoria Park on a gorgeous view of the Middle River. Its doors open to the most irresistibly charming ambiance and aromas of fantastic Mediterranean flavors. Serafina has a covered and heated patio so guests can enjoy their surroundings in every season!

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What 1521 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RBKD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great romantic restaurant. Specials were amazing.

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vipStocks9394
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic experience. Found this place by dumb luck and couldn’t have been more happy. Seating on the water. Excellent service (our waiter from Capri was great.. Joey too!) osso bucco was amazing.. bone in veal chop parmigiana.. meatball app.. great wine selection and lemoncello to end the night! Highly recommended

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Brianna
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Serafina to celebrate my boyfriend’s 30th. Everyone was so pleasant and it was hard to pick our meal for dinner because everything just tasted so good! The chocolate mousse was gone in seconds. There was not one thing we ordered that did not taste delicious. Our server was so nice and we can’t wait to come back again to Serafina to bring more friends and family.

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vipRichardD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date place. Excellent selection and Jennifer was a perfect host.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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vipKKNYC
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice outdoor patio on the water for dining. Attentive and fine service. A real jewel of a restaurant in Ft Lauderdale

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vipKristiD
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect waterfront hidden gem with amazing food and wine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food.
Great setting.
Lovely service.

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ChadM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for first date. Love it because from outside it doesn’t look like much then before you know it there’s a great ambiance in the back with a lit candle, boats, and music to make you feel like you’re in Italy! Definitely going back for date night!

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vipJamesG
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit, I’ve passed so many times heading out of Victoria Park. It’s a wonderful family restaurant, lovely meal on the water. Reasonably priced, great service.

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MarkF
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food will definitely go again and recommend friends

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Chickie706
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

water front, quiet, romantic, delicious food, leisure dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!

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BOBH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service as usual

Food never disappoints

Definitely recommend

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vipjoe240
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on a recommendation so glad we took it. The food, service and ambiance were excellent. We sat out by the water, and it was very peaceful. Our server was great, understood how to properly space courses, gave excellent advice on both the appetizers and main course. The front of the restaurant is completely non-descript and you'd drive by, not thinking not too much of the place. My recommendation is ... don't miss this hidden gem!

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GinaA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Waitress was friendly and fun. The social distancing is good and the weather was decent for dining outside.

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vipFeliceW
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I am always happy here. The food is terrific and the atmosphere is lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

This has become my favorite Italian restaurant in town but last night was not best experience. The tagliatelle porcini was too saucy.

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SweetSue
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great relaxing spot on the water. Friends we were with said she felt like she was in Italy with the surroundings and the great music piped in. One of my new favorite restaurants!!

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vipMAWSWFlorida
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and wine on the water. The branzino was great and good wine list with many of them priced within reason. Nice atmosphere and wonder service.

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GrahamP
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambience. Outstanding!

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vipNorthBayDiner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Bianca’s wine choice was excellent. One of the best meals we’ve had.

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erican
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience first time there service was great and the food magnificent

JD
vipJuDo
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food delicious (red Snapper; lemon Chicken). Our server MaryJane was great. Made us feel right at home. She was personable and attentive. Her recommendations were spot on. Will definitely be returning on our next trip to Fort Lauderdale!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The Server Joe was fantastic. The ambience always perfect. The food has greatly gone down hill. Calamari and octopus special appetizer was bland. The orrichettie was swimming in pasta water. The chicken Francese has no taste. The best thing was desser - a ricotta cheesecake and a tartufo.

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vipfoodieinnyc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service was great! Can’t wait to go again!

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vipEidirP
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for outdoor waterfront dining. Great atmosphere! The food is just as great!

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SharonB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful waiter...Joey. Our dinner was fabulous. Snapper in a tomato , black olive. caper, onion sauce with garlic angel hair...Delicious Definitely the best bread in Fort Lauderdale.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is beautiful. The servers and staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The food is absolutely delicious. It’s a great hidden gem in our minds. From the street you cannot even tell it is a restaurant, however; once you step inside and onto the waterfront dining space- it is a different beautiful world.

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vipLivingOnTheBeach
Miami
83 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only reason i did not rate a 5 is because it is pricey. However, if you don't mind spending for outstanding food, service and ambiance then it would be a 5 for you. Highly recommend the grilled octopus and calamari appetizer as well as the beet salad. Two of us shared the snapper livornese and it was plenty for two.

Great option for outdoor dining.

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vipDouglasW
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - some of the best Italian we have ever had - Service was great - don’t be fooled be the entrance as it is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at Serafina by the Water. The food is excellent and the service is impeccable. 5 stars

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vipRichardD
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has a nice old school feel for Fort Lauderdale. Dining and looking at the water and boats is a nice plus to go with the outstanding food. Calamari and Octopus appetizer and/or the carpaccio appetizer is the way to get started.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and will definitely return. Delicious Italian food and great service .

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vipEliana
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A good choice to have a excellent lunch or dinner in a relaxing ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing. The service was immaculate and the food was one of the best meals we’ve had in ft. Lauderdale.

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RobertS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday dinner

RG
vipRickG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serafina does it again with an amazing meal and great ambiance!

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Kris
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, low key Italian spot right on the water. Great Italian menu with cool casual ambiance. All of the appetizers and entrees were great. We will be returning for sure.

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vipKimN
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside and really enjoyed the view.

FAQs

Serafina by The Water offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 463-2566.

Serafina by The Water is rated 4.7 stars by 1521 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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