Serafina by The Water
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Pasta e Fagioli
Pasta, Served with House made Kidney Bean sauce
Octopus marinated in lemon, over crispy potatoes, kalamata olives, and garlic tomatoes
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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM
I was expecting a bit more from their food. Bread was hard and chewy, both pasta dishes were ok but lacked flavor. Service was good, outdoor seating by the water very nice.
Best italian in Lauderdale.
Always very good 👍
Ok but service was really slow very little place no really designed for a lot of people good great 😌
The customer service is excellent. Spent $88 on the plates of food and it was absolutely horrible.
Everything was amazing! Will definitely go again!
Great for outdoor dining in a very nice setting. Delicious food and great service.
The food was great. The service was poor. Our waiter did not check on us. We had to ask someone to call him over. For the cost of the food you expect much better service. If we go back and get him as a waiter I would ask to change.
Also it was my daughter’s 10th birthday. They didn’t do anything special. Not even wish her a happy birthday. I would not go there again for a special occasion.
This was our first time and it was absolutely wonderful. The food could have used a little more seasoning but the overall experience was great!!
Very nice place once you got inside.
The view was great, to enjoy a perfect evening of delicious chefs specialties.
Love love love this restaurant!!! Food is great and authentic. Service by Joe was exceptional!!!
The food is excellent the atmosphere great and the best waiters
Hadn’t been there in years and wanted to try it again ( experience years back was a little ‘iffy’).
Very nice experience. Seated outdoors.
Staff was friendly and attentive.
Wine and cocktails were on point.
Shared an antipasto platter. Well done with a good mixture of items on it.
Entrees were spot on as well.
Lobster ravioli was done perfectly. Ravioli is often soggy or still cold in the middle.
Shrimp / capellini fra diavola well done. Shrimp were huge snd cooked right. Pasta was a little soft but understandable. Sauce had a bite but not a burn.
Dessert was an ice cream bombe that the diner thoroughly enjoyed.
We originally parked on the street on our own but midway through the meal asked the valet to collect our car snd bring it closer. He was wonderfully obliging and gracious.
Oh, and to make it even more pleasant the music is at a level that allows for quiet conversation at the table. Its background music not a Stones concert It’s awful being places where the music is so intrusive that all conversation is conducted at a near scream.
It’s not an inexpensive place , but the value is there.
It’s also not a fast fine and dash place. Plan on relaxing and having a true dining experience.
A thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable dinner. We will be back soon and plan on bringing others.
A beautiful evening, food was fantastic!
The branzino was served in small pieces, the shrimp was overcooked, the octopus was tough,
This may be the best francaise I have ever experienced. Amazing food!
The artichoke appetizer was not cooked it was very hard and my pasta special was all stuck together I had to peel it apart should not happen in your true Italian restaurant
Our server Joe made a real difference, very kind and very sweet.
Very disappointed in the service and food. This was the first b ad experience we had in this restaurant in over five years. We had to send back the appetizer as it was undercooked. The three main dishes were not up to the quality that we had come to expect from this restaurant.
3 couples weekend get together, loved the food and loved the atmosphere !!
Very expensive!! This restaurant charges prices higher than nicer restaurants in the area -Canyon for example-
Restaurant is very old, bathrooms are filthy, food is ok
Sitting inside (outside tables remained open until we left, but they would not move us) with two drunks at the tables next to us was disconcerting and uncomfortable; management did not attempt to "quiet" them. Service by Bianca was very good. Food not so much. Caesar salad had an "off" taste. Chicken (dry) needed a sauce, and they got us a marinara after requesting. Looking forward all night to Osso Buco; it was way overcooked and burnt. Should have sent it back. Risotto was average. Wife said her lasagna was excellent. The appetizer, mozzarella, and dessert, tiramisu, were both very good. Would we go back? Probably give them a second chance even at their lofty prices.... probably but not definately.
Amazing food as always. The server was rude tonight which is not usually the case. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
The food al lunch is reheated. Even the pasta. It is uneatable!!!
Terribly disappointed with our recent visit. I had made reservations a week ahead of time. Only the 'bar' was available. I called the previous night and asked if we might be able to sit outdoors, the person I spoke with said, no problem! When we arrived, it wasn't possible. Our food was quite good, my Veal dish was warm, not hot. The other 2 dish were hot. Our waitress did not put the entre' order in on a timely basis....and people around us received their food before us despite us putting our order much sooner. I would recommend the place only because I think they had a bad night. It's always been enjoyable...this time, not so much!
When we arrived, the host said they close at 3:00 and were implying she wasn’t going to seat us. I had to ask for a manager in order to be seated. When the food was brought, my ravioli was cold and we weren’t given any cutlery.
Love the food the service in the atmosphere… Will be back… My favorite with the tulip zucchini which was a special and if they’re having it that day do not miss them they are amazing. Everything was superb
Extensive menu, new ideas and classics...all delicious.we sampled a few appetizers including antipasto, arancini, oysters, octopus and mozzarella en corrozza., so delicious!! Veal parmigiana is special, halibut a lamb pasta and linguine with clams were all amazing.
Absolutely terrific service and delicious food. Loved sitting outside and watching the boats go by.
We expected a nicer ambiance. It is on the water but not exactly scenic. Also very disappointed to learn that they decided not to serve brunch that day, even though it was a Sunday. We had to order off the dinner menu.
The meal was outstanding. We had a fabulous evening at Serafina. Kudos to our server Tom.
Mussels in white wine garlic sauce
The osso bucco was amazing and the mushroom risotto was so creamy. I am daydreaming about this food!
Our meal was fabulous, but our waiter was really horrible. We had been there a few weeks before and the service was terrific as was the food. It was not the same this time. My husband asked him about a beer he had on our last visit that he could not remember the name of. The waiter turned away, came back a minute later and dropped a menu in front of him and turned and walked away. We had to ask several times for lemon for our water. Another server came by to drop an appetizer at the table and we asked him and he immediately brought us lemon. One of our party and I ordered the pasta with seafood which arrives at the table enclosed in foil. Our waiter dropped the entrees at the table and walked away. Another server noticed and quickly came over and removed the foil. We had the feeling that our waiter was high on something or just plain clueless. I love the food at Seraphina and the service on our first visit was impeccable. We will go back, but if we end up with this waiter again, we will request to be moved to another server's section.
Absolutely incredible! Food was delicious, staff was attentive, I wish could give this restaurant 10 stars!!!
Great food and service
Great food and service in a beautiful setting
Our server Joseph S was on point. Asked questions, offered specials at the right time, asked about the amount of sparkling water to pour. Asked the kitchen or knew what changes could be made to an entrée to accommodate my partners dietary requirements. Dinner was on point and the time between appetizers and entrée was on point. All in all, a great evening of dinner along the water.
Well done Joseph S and Serafina!
Food was outstanding and the service was excellent! Unfortunately, we were seated waterfront, outside, which normally would have been terrific, but were stuck staring at a run down old houseboat taking up half the dock. We were told by staff they had no control of that. That’s a shame. Totally destroyed view and hurt ambience.
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 1729 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.