Serafina by The Water

4.5
2142 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 2142 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about Serafina. We’ll be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere excellent but service could be better.

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vipMkrupp
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was mostly very good. Tuna tartare appetizer and Caesar salad were great. Veal was very tender though salty. Seafood pastas excellent, snapper francese good though also a bit salty. Ricotta Cheesecake was delicious. Tom was a good waiter made great drinks.

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GailK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went of a Wednesday night around 7 pm and the place was not crowded but had a good number of patrons. We sat outside by the water and it was delightful. Drinks were delicious and the food was bountiful and also delicious. Enjoyed a great evening out with friends!

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vipTomS
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our food was very good and ver generous portions. The ambiance and location was fabulous. The singer was excellent. An unexpected but worthwhile addition. She was top shelf. I highly recommend. Also the spirits were wonderful and tasty. Our server ( can’t remember his name but recently from New Jersey) was delightful. Overall a great experience. I’ll be back. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic we come here whenever we are in Fort Lauderdale which is 3-4 times/year and have been fir 7-8 years

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DaveP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Staff was very busy, ambiance and food were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great !!! We will be back the lamb was amazing . I wish they woujj kkj d share the recipe lol

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vipBond
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always …. And now no houseboat eye soar to look at .. just the waterway and beautiful sail boats

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vipMadelineM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was awesome. Great ambience.

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RecentDinner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food and drinks were okay. Nothing bad, however, nothing special.

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LauraE
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious food I have experienced in Florida. Totally will come back again when we are visiting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and without a question the best Italian we’ve ever had! Great view of the water, too.

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vipTopazRanch
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Very large portions. Nice. Nice cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and couldn’t be more accommodating. The ambiance was great, sat outside on the water. The food was good.

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vipNYCperson
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience . Service is great..food is great and they have outdoor seating...couldn't ask for anything more.

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vipdiningdiva1
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the meal but the menu is geared toward dinner, not lunch. There were not enough lunch salads , no thin crust personal pizza, we all ordered things that normally would be dinner items.

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ViktorP
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went there for my anniversary. I made the staff aware on my reservation. No one acknowledged the occasion. My wife brought her favorite bottle of wine. They would not cork it for us. They said it was on the menu and it was not. We ended buying a bottle of wine from them. The whole experience felt awkward from that point on. I went there to celebrate a special occasion; situation should have been handled differently.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!

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vipNYCperson
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Service was a little slow but then got better as restaurant cleared out. Staff was polite. Food was good and tasty but not a wow. Lamb was a bit chewy maybe overcooked but plentiful. Risotto had a hint of truffle oil but could use more mushrooms.

An Overall nice experience and I may return if in the area but nothing stood out as great!

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vipRichardB
Fort Lauderdale
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were there for a quiet mid-afternoon lunch. They seemed understaffed and food came before drinks or bread. Typically when we have lunched here, it would not be a problem. Food was good.

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TrevorG
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing as always! Brought people from out of town service and dining experience could not have been better.

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vipDawgsfromAthens
Charleston
115 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hosted some family members while on our trip to the Orange Bowl. Go Dawgs! The food was great, especially enjoyed the grilled octopus. Nicely prepared and not over cooked as is often the case. From the lasagna to the Zuppa de Mer, we tried a variety of dishes, and all were excellent. Weather was pleasant and setting near the water provided a great venue for fine dining. We would do it again.

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Juan
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and extremely authentic Italian food!! So glad I found this place I will be coming back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Risotto was bland, salad was ok other food was alright nothing was amazing. seating outside was nice, sat so close to people that we had conversation with the table next to us all night. It was nice, however the food not so much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely FABULOUS in every way!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Wonderful experience. We will be back.

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ErnieB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good - all around - staff food service atmosphere thumbs up

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food and drinks were quite pricy, the food was very bland and didn’t have much flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food came out like it had been sitting for 10-15 mins. Server hardly came by our table. Atmosphere is great though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food- best lasagna and veal Parmesan we’ve ever had. Superb service. On the water- beautiful view

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. We could see the canal and harbor. It was beautiful. The good was really good too! The bread they give you is crispy on the outside and just flavorful on the inside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Some of the best Italian food

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BANR
Fort Lauderdale
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific.
I hadn’t been back for years only to find that I’ve been missing out on a great restaurant experience. Good,service and ambiance was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good food! Really nice view of the water and great service

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vipHoward
Fort Lauderdale
125 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Veal chop parmigiana was wonderful! Nice drink beautifully presented abs very good service. The salmon looked great also.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

When we sat down, we waited for nearly 15 min before anyone came to give us water. Our salad came with no dressing and they just brought it on the side instead of tossing it for us as we ordered. Food and setting was so good!!

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vipWorktodive
Fort Lauderdale
41 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Serafina by The Water and we will definitely return. I had the truffle fettuccine special - it was absolutely delicious! All of the food we had was very good. The tomato in the caprese salad could have been more ripe. Our server was excellent. He was friendly and attentive without being disruptive.

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vipAndreaG
West Palm Beach
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Place is old and dirty , service is mediocre. Not happy about this restaurant :(

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 2142 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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