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Serafina by The Water

4.5
4.5
2491 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
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Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 463-2566

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Fabio Lazzari

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (866) 954-1924

  • Neighborhood

    Victoria Park

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    $5 Glasses of Wine on Select House Wines every Wednesday between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm!

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What 2,491 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Outdoor Dining

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Romantic

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Scenic View

  • Fort Lauderdale Central

    Most Booked

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  1. TD

    TonyD

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All I can say is wow. Portions are very generous and everything ordered was delicious. Great ambiance on the river! A Fort Lauderdale gem not only for locals but visitors as well.
  2. S

    Skip

    Orange County

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything everyone ordered was good according to the individuals. They even brewed a fresh pot of coffee for me to enjoy with my desert
  3. TS

    ThereseS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming waterfront dining. We felt like we were in Italy. The food and service were excellent. The portions were large. It was a very enjoyable dining experience.
  4. JH

    JacqueH

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service
  5. CS

    CSTR15

    Dallas

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible food and wonderful views.
  6. C

    Capefoodies

    Fort Lauderdale

    377 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    377 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual
  7. t

    tom53

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Wine menu also good. Very relaxing evening with friends.
  8. h

    harrisg

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awsome service
  9. TI

    TIMS

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  10. GB

    GregB

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Text review goes here
  11. FL

    FtLauderdaleMark

    Atlanta

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serafina is always a ‘sure thing’, guaranteeing a great meal adjacent to the Middle River, and with great service (Jack).
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always! Local 33 years. My go to mellow restaurant! By far!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sólo algunas moscas al atardecer que pudieron controlar con un ventilador todo de demás excelente
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere and great food
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come for special occasions and holidays regularly… it’s always good!
  16. HE

    HungryEllen

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were pleased with wonderful food and a charming staff. We are on vacation but if we lived here this would certainly be a regular spot on our dining out rotation.
  17. KA

    KASDBC

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, Staff, cuisine, location. We have dined here many times and look forward to returning again ASAP!
  18. K

    Kelly123

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there and was recommended by a friend. We didn’t think it looked great as we drove up but were pleasantly surprised when we went around the back. We sat outside by the water. Great service and excellent authentic Italian food. Not inexpensive but not outrageously priced for the quality of the food and good sized portions. We will definitely be back!
  19. FF

    FunFind

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food served by Jack and the positive, professional staff. The food was delicious and partnered with crafted, inviting cocktails. Details attended too and the other Customers were fun amd enjoying their experience too as there was much interatction. A perfect waterview setting to compete the evening.
  20. P

    Pearl

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious and wonderful. Only the parking situation is annoying.
  21. A

    Aloni

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    This was our first visit to Serafina. We had reservations and were happy they could accommodate us with outdoor seating by the water at 6:45 pm. The service was good and the food was presented in a timely manner. Our salmon and branzino were very good. So were the wine and tiramasu. The server could have stopped by more often and refilled our waters. We all thought it was a bit strange to walk through the kitchen to get to the bathroom. We will return, as we did not try the Italian dishes (pasta with sauce, garlic bread, meatballs). Worth a second visit!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was amazing, but there was something off with the experience. We sat inside which we initially did not want but maybe it was a better choice than sitting in the humidity outside. The space in the inside room was limited, therefore did not allow for a very intimate experience. There was a guy who wanted to watch TV and interrupted our dinner to ask if we were okay with hockey.
  23. KR

    KesiR

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Very nice ambiance. Cute for a date night. Food was average.
  24. G

    Greatness

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic food and a great wine selection
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    A favorite restaurant and still is. The waterfront setting is lovely, and you feel like you’re in a Greek or Italian fishing village. Our server was excellent and we enjoyed our meal. Because of construction next-door, the kitchen was disrupted. I’ll still go back, happily
  26. WA

    WilliamA

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best place for celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Absolutely stunning atmosphere. Thank you
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food, good service. Would definitely come back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food was great and so was the service. Sat outside and enjoyed the nice weather for Father’s Day. Looking forward to coming back.
  29. CR

    CRINC

    Miami

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It was average. Nothing spectacular. Service was good.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious how ever!
  31. W

    Wiley

    Colombia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were impressed. Food and service were excellent.
  32. KC

    KanaC

    Fort Lauderdale

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serafina is a little hidden gem and you’d never know it had a quaint little outdoor dining area if you drove past the unassuming restaurant. The food was great and you get good value as well. My husband and I will definitely be back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere.Delicious food from start to finish. We started with the Fritto Misto and Pasta Fagiioli soup. Snapper Francese and Osso Buco for our entree.. We were very happy with the service as well-friendly and courteous!
  34. EK

    ErinK

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time! One of our favorite restaurants in Fort Lauderdale! Food is delicious, the staff is very attentive, the view is beautiful! Will definitely return and always recommend!
  35. V

    Vivelo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience1
    Place is not clean. But the foods are good. People are nice . they probably need a better location cuz it’s too small. But I love it
  36. C

    Capefoodies

    Fort Lauderdale

    378 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    378 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Beautiful scenery. Our favorite Italian restaurant.
  37. P

    Pattic

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice outdoor dining experience away from the madness. Burrata for two was excellent. Bread should have been warm. Martini was on point. We had the specials. Fusilli pasta dish with sausage was delicious. Large portion. Short rib special wide wide pasta was also great. No room for dessert. Very nice place to take a date. Joe was very attentive.
  38. FA

    FrankA

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the service was friendly and attentive
  39. Y

    Yanksfc

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As always very good food, good service and great Company
  40. DC

    DCLogan

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great- server was great but not always around. We had to get up and find a fork for one of our diners, and water. Biggest complaint was that this was a birthday celebration. Put that in the reservation and told the server. I do not expect a free dessert-we ordered desserts. But i did expect a candle or something in it. Just kind of a bummer.

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 4.5 stars by 2491 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Serafina by The Water

926 Notheast 20th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Victoria Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fabio Lazzari

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (954) 463-2566

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (866) 954-1924

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