Serafina by The Water
Great food and service
Everything we hoped for and more. Very charming little independently owned Italian restaurant on the channel. It’s a bit unassuming when you pull up then it turns into a pleasant surprise once you’re being seated. The food (arugula beet salad, snapper special and primavera pasta) is delicious. Kudos to the Italian sangria as well. We were visiting from Chicago and grateful to have found this gem.
Mary Jane is a fantastic server! Our party of 4 ate the various specials, Short rib was to die for! Lamb shank was huge and delicious. You can hear yourself talk on the fabulous terrace on the water!
Absolutely excellent meal & service. The restaurant does not look like much on the outside but the location inside by the river is beautiful. The food is exceptional & plentiful. Service great too. We were in vacation, so we do not live in Ft. Lauderdale so that’s the only downside. We cannot come back often, only when we visit the area again. Go... you will not be disappointed.
Very negligent arrogant service!! Wait staff spent most of their time talking with each other. Had to get up multiple times to get water, condiments and waited forever for the bill...the ONLY reason it got two stars was because it was on the water. YUCK!!!!
Very good ambience, service, and quality!
Would recommend highly with one exception that being need to work on bathroom cleaning!!!
Great food profession service and nice views of the intercostal and a great wine list
I would highly recommend Sardinia for any occasion
Beet salad was awesome, veal dishes and shellfish dinners were all scrumptious. I would like to see some more vegan options however.
Very unique setting. Food was great and server was outstanding.
Food, ovearll, was good. We were a party of 4 so we were able to cross taste the dishes. Two were over the top delicious (the osso buco and veal special) while the third was average (Gnocchi) and the forth (the seafood and pasta specia) was underwhelming in flavor; the lobster was overcooked and the dish, overall lacked any depth in flavor. A little pricey for the location although it is quiet and setback. Service was slow paced and not at all rushed so we easily finished a bottle of wine and if we were in the mood could have run through another before finishing our meal. Would recomend outside seating and make sure to have a reservation.
Very good experience. Our waiter, Sinisha was very attentive and extremely pleasant. Food was very good although this time the grilled octopus wasn’t as good as previous times here. Veal Parm and tagliatelle w porcini mushrooms were delicious.
Our waiter was terrific Sonia's made us comfortable and friendly
Wife 40th birthday
Dinner was fantastic. We had a great dinner with a terrific staff taking great care of our party of 4. Thank for a delicious evening.
Great food. Great location. Slow service. It is high season but it took an hour for the apps to come out. Then another hour for dinner and 45 mins for dessert. We understand they were busy- but it took way to long.
Excellent food and service. Waterfront ambiance.
The food was good - only complaint was hair found in salad
Fabulous food, ambience, and service. It was our first time there in many years. We live about 45 minutes away and will be back soon.
Servings were very generous! Had made this reservation at least 6 weeks ago and still couldn’t get a waterside table. Overall experience still very good!
I’ve never had a bad experience here. The service is great & the food is amazing
Great views, service, and food! Three of us enjoyed the red snapper special while I had probably the best osso bucco ever, which was served over a bed of wild mushroom risotto.
The food is nice and the service was great. Problem is, the place looks a little run down and, therefore, is a little depressing for a place at this price point. A great place to take your aging parents...
I eat pappardelle bolognese delicious food. Good vine
As always, exceptional food and service - truly a must visit restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Exceptional Italian wines at 70% of the prices in the rest of Lauderdale
Excellent, attentive service. Food was very good, with large portions. Pastas, seafood, appetizers, desserts...all very good. Would certainly return.
Dinner with my wife
Tom was our waiter, total professional and catering to our needs as a returnee customer.
Awesome food and wine selection. Highly recommend Serafina by The Water to the world...though its a "best kept secret" in Fort Lauderdale.
What a great find. Both the food and service was excellent. Great choice of specials.
The gentleman that officiated our wedding today told us about Serafina. Judge Rob you were 100% correct! Roxana was an amazing server and took great care of us! The waterfront views were gorgeous - even saw a rainbow!!! The food was INCREDIBLE!!! We will be back!!! Thank you to everyone at Serafina for making this such an amazing experience!!!
As always, the dinner was exquisite. The food, the service and the ambiance never fail us.
By far the best of 15 meals we had during our five days in Ft. Lauderdale. Outstanding Fettucini Al Fredo and Lamb Osso Buco! Despite the unimposing facade in a rather downtrodden neighborhood, this restaurant is right on a dock on the intracoastal. A cozy and romantic setting for a great meal. Don't miss it!
What can I say - great service and great food..we are a repeat customer and love this place
Outstanding italian food. Flavors boast, presentation, taste.
So far the best i have had in florida south areas. Fort Lauderdale to Boca Raton
Great place,food is good,location is awesome ,service was good
The cuisine is consistently good. I have never been disappointed in either the standard menu items, nor the specials. So far, the best Italian cuisine in the area.
The food and service was fantastic. We had the lobster ravioli, cheese/spinach ravioli, veal marsala and bolognese. The bread was piping hot and so fresh. All sauces were outstanding. Our server team was extremely attentive and we all enjoyed sitting on the covered porch.
This restaurant would be a reason I would come back to Fort Lauderdale! Absolutely delicious food, authentic Italian, homemade sauces, we had wonderful apps from artichokes and eggplant and then amazing pasta and risotto dishes. Truly a great find! Our server was so friendly and sweet. Make sure you come here for dinner!
Very cute place hidden off the beaten path. Service was on point. Food very good. Meatballs were amazing, and we are meatball lovers!