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
Our server was great. She was friendly and made good recommendations. They have a decent wine list. We ordered a bowl of pasta fagiole, Which was very good and a very large portion. With a tomato mozzarella salad which had a flavorful balsamic dressing. The grilled octopus was just OK. The sauce that was on top was not my cup of tea. We had ordered two Veal entrées and a shrimp pasta entrée. They were all very good portions and delicious.
We were a party of 4 and all of us felt our entrees were under seasoned. Also we ordered a “stuffed artichoke” and received a plain grilled one.
The service was excellent! However, two of us received cold (as in NOT heated at all) food. We know that lasagna is made ahead of time and re-heated before serving, but our food was sent to our table without having been reheated. By the time it arrived again, it had been OVERCOOKED and our friends who ordered other dishes were already finished with their meal. THAT is NOT good value by any person’s definition.
Great good. Waiter was excellent. Dessert was fantastic! The place itself could use a remodel but great food and awesome espresso martini!
Unexpectedly beautiful restaurant with awesome dock. Food was incredible.
Beautiful view, excellent staff. Couldn’t have asked for more!
This was our first time dining here and will not be the last. Food was excellent, Carpaccio was the best I had in a long time. Veal parm was great and large portion size. Ditto the crab raviolis. For dessert, the Tiramisu is a no brainer.
Great Food - Deceiving from street front. Nice atmosphere
Selected this restaurant based on Open Table reviews and it did not disappoint. Lovely patio on the water. Food was very good, fresh and nicely prepared. Our waiter was very good and just attentive enough. It's a "repeat" for us!
This is a wonderful venue. Well placed tables mostly all near water if you are outside which I have always been unless by myself in the bar area. Still nice though.
Hide away location on the water. Only detractor was a house boat parked right in front of dock side of restaurant
Awesome restaurante. Great service, beautiful view and quiet view in an outdoor and cozy space. Very good wine list. Food is phenomenal!
Good was over cooked. Fish was good, but the Sauce was overwhelming and harsh. Wine was great Cleanness of the table was mediocre. Won’t go back for the food. Maybe foe the ambiance.
Dominic was very personable-our waitress very attentive and the food was excellent
This is one of our regular restaurants and it always feels like coming home. Great food and great staff. The setting isn’t fancy, but it’s charming.
Our server was top notch friendly and attentive. Our food was delicious and plentiful - as always. What a treat to sit outdoors by water with boats in a fully booked yet completely relaxed and un-rushed gem of a restaurant.
Very disappointed. We have been going to Serafina for over 10 years —- my last 2 meals have not been good. In addition, our server automatically added 20%. I always tip 20% but it should never be assumed. That said, she was average at best. In addition, they preceded to move tables for 15 minutes beside us and scratched the furniture against the wood deck. I called the restaurant yesterday and asked that the owner call me back. No response. So disappointed.
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
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 1748 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.