Serafina by The Water

4.6
1912 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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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dining experience. Food was incredible. Service was great. Will definitely be back.

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vipFoodie1234
Miami
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate here for the first time last night. It is on the river and sitting outside is best for a view. The inside is very small unless you sit by the bar area. The waiter was very nice and the food was very good. It felt very much "like old school Italian cooking." The Caesar salad to start was a very big portion and easily shared. I would return when the weather is a little cooler to eat here again.

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Flyer
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem! Great food, excellent staff and prices according to the food quality and level of service.

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vipTaraH
El Paso
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok

TF
vipTimothyF
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t know which was better - food or ambience. Totally recommend a nice spot on the water, amazing flavors and great service. If you like true Italian - you won’t be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner here for my birthday! Everything was amazing from the waterfront setting, to the food, and the service. We will definitely be back.

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vipScottFLL
Miami
74 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Burrata and meatball appetizers were a great start to the meal. Veal Scallapini was superb, as was the cod and the pasta special. Wait staff did not rush us through our meal, and were still wearing masks to be safe. Great experience.

SG
vipSusanG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were disappointed that they didn’t honor our birthday celebration after mentioning in the reservation and to the hostess when we arrived.

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StevenN731
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food & service was excellent. My current wife & I totally enjoyed our dinner . We will be back. 🖖

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vipRobertR
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience… don’t tell anyone … it will get crowded… no let’s share

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JeremyT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are traveling and looking for that amazing hole in the wall this is the place. We were amazed by the staff and how they treated us but nothing compares to the food! The tartar was unbelievable and pork shank so tender it didn’t require a knife! If you are looking for that amazing date night spot look here and thank this review later!

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AndrewK
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food - friendly team, nice environment. Portion sizes are large. If i a negative our ankles got attacked by mosquitos but its Florida in the summer on the water - so not their fault but might want some spray.

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Soubirou
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

for our Anniversary , I choose Serafina , looks nice on their Web,for a romantic dinner ,on the water with table clothes and fine dining ,none of this happen ,our narrow table for 2 was squeeze between tables,never had the waiter at our table ,too busy with other tablesssss ,only ask one if i like my dish, not waiting for answer , the servers was over loaded ,and we can feel the extreme stress and pressure in the air ,NOT RELAXING at all ,so sad we had our anniversary mess up ! .....

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vipJudy
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the many years I have been a guest at Serafina's On The Water, their kitchen has never disappointed me.

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DianeS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment. The food is fabulous. Service, especially now is great.

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Barry
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance

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ScottPF
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite spots! It’s not real showy from the street but it is a little GEM once you make your way to the back... right on the inland waterway. The food is also Very Good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful waterfront, great music and the food was the most delicious I’ve ever tasted, only complaint was the odd seating. I was sat directly in a walkway and felt very uncomfortable smelling everyone’s cologne or perfume because of how narrow, especially since I was sat next to my date, as opposed to directly in front. Still 5 stars though, would just mention not to be sat like that again. :)

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Corinthian
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, unique atmosphere, the service could have been a little more attentive.

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eats99
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

One review called this a "neighborhood gem" and I agree but this is definitely not the kind of neighborhood I'd expect to find a restaurant in. That said, the food was delicious. I had the carpaccio starter and then they made me veal piccata (they will fix your veal cutlet any way you want.) The bread was also delicious, nice and crusty. I ate outside, by the intracoastal waterway and enjoyed a nice breeze.

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RonD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Some building improvements needed.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it did not disappoint. Had a great table by the water. The service was great. Tom and the entire staff was very attentive and friendly. We had the short rib special and it was delicious. Apps and the tiramisu for dessert were also very good. Can’t wait to go back!

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YamelysG
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Risotto was delicious. Staff was courteous. Will definitely return

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vipBLMSkier
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serafina by the Water is an amazing restaurant across the board! The food was incredible, service was impeccable and ambiance was lovely! I highly recommend to anyone who wants an incredible Italian cuisine dining experience.

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vipGeorgeG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Hidden gem on the water with great food and service. Fresh pasta, great flavors and everything came out hot and quick. Book a reservation if you can

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vipRobertR
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divine food…. Beautiful ambiance… great service… try it!!!

DB
DonnaB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding,everything from appetizers to our main courses!!
Our waitress MaryJane was awesome! Very attentive and so much fun!
Cannot wait to go back!!

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LeeS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food outdoors on the dock, where sailboats are moored. Beautiful ambience and great food. Great service. The place to go for a special occasion or when you want to give yourself a real treat.

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WilliamL
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant keeps getting better every year. The margaritas were exceptional, the dinner specials were cooked to perfection and as always the service was friendly and professional.

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vipBairbre211
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, gracious, lovely service, beautiful setting on the water. We had an amazing dinner experience. Valet parking attendant was so kind especially to my 88 yr old mother.
Thank you!

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Johnc
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in South Florida. Amazing food and service at this lovely hidden gem. We will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gary was awesome food spectacular will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best Italian food I’ve ever had! Great service and love the view!

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BreanaQ
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday and had the most delicious dinner. The staff is always great, the specials are even better. We had a wide array of options on the table with an incredible wine selection. I’ve been here numerous times and will continue to return.

AM
AliMiami
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. They have a small inside area but large outside area on the water. Had a very enjoyable time there. Will go back!

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neilM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff genuinely happy
Helpful and knowledgeable
Place is wonderful

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Finickyfoodie
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was terrific and staff are wonderful. They remember you and make you feel like you’re at home!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We had reservations at 7:30. Took awhile to place our order, guests seated after us were served before us. Didn’t get served the entrees until 9:15. I don’t like to eat so late, so I packaged most of mine to enjoy later. My friend’s entree wasn’t so desirable. It was over cooked, and the vegetables were soggy. We’re both chefs and have been cooking for other people for weeks on end. We were looking to spoil ourselves with this outing. Better luck next time.

In addition, our server served the wrong meals to the table next to us and began to argue with them over it. It changed the vibe and we felt uncomfortable. She later smoothed it over by giving them desserts, etc. but during that time, we were neglected in that process. Regardless, the customer is always right. He was adamant that he didn’t order the lamb, that he doesn’t eat lamb. She argued.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional birthday dinner!!

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 4.6 stars by 1912 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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