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Serafina by The Water

4.4
4.4
2432 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 463-2566

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Fabio Lazzari

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (866) 954-1924

  • Neighborhood

    Victoria Park

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    $5 Glasses of Wine on Select House Wines every Wednesday between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm!

Popular dishes

Menu

Dinner Menu

All Entrees Served with Market Fresh Vegetables. No Substitutions are permitted. Sharing Charge $9

    Appetizers

    • Tonno Tartar$18.00

      Sushi Grade Yellow Fin Tuna, Marinated with Sesame Oil, over a bed of thinly sliced Avocado

      • Pepata di Vongole e Cozze$16.00

        Spicy Mussels OR Clams sautéed in a choice white wine garlic OR Marinara

        • Gamberi Serafina$19.00

          Seared Jumbo Shrimp Flambeed in a spicy Brandy sauce, over sautéed spinach

          • Carpaccio di Manzo$17.00

            Thin sliced cured Filet Mignon served with Arugula, Truffle oil and Parmigiano Reggiano shavings

            • Mozzarella in Carozza$14.00

              Fresh breaded Mozzarella served on a bed of Tomato Sauce

              • Burrata per Due$23.00

                Imported Italian Burrata Cheesed (For Two) Prosciutto di Parma & sliced tomatoes topped with extra virgin olive oil

                • Caprese$16.00

                  Sliced mozzarella Di Buffalo, served with Mix greens and fresh Roma Tomatoes

                  • Antipasto della Casa$18.00

                    A Variety of cured meats, Seasonal Pickled Vegetables, Mozzarella di Buffalo & Sliced Tomatoes

                    • Polpette di Carne$13.00

                      House made Meatballs, Served with Tomato Sauce

                      • Melenzane alla Milanese$13.00

                        Breaded and Fried Eggplants, Covered in Tomato & Basil sauce

                        Salad

                        • Della Casa$13.00

                          Arugula Salad, Tossed in a House Dressing, with Roasted Walnuts and Goat Cheese

                          • Rucola$12.00

                            Baby Green Arugula salad, Tossed In a Balsamic Reduction House dressing with Parmigiana Reggiano Shavings

                            • Cesare$12.00

                              Hearts of Romaine Salad, Tossed in a House made Cesar dressing, Served with House made Garlic Crostini & Parmigiano

                              Soup

                              • Mediterranea$13.00

                                Fish Soup Served with Clams, Mussels & Jumbo Shrimp

                                • Velonese$9.00

                                  Puree of Yukon Potatoes & Fresh Leeks, Drizzled with Truffle Oil

                                  • Pasta e Fagioli$9.00

                                    Pasta, Served with House made Kidney Bean sauce

                                    Pasta

                                    • Orecchiette con Rapini e Salsiccia$21.00

                                      Oval Shaped Pasta, Sauteed with Garlic. Italian Sausage & Broccoli Rabe

                                      • Tagliatelle al Porcini$23.00

                                        Egg noodle Pasta, Sauteed with a Reduction of Porcini Mushrooms, Topped with Truffle oil

                                        • Gnocchi alla Sorrentina$20.00

                                          House made Potato Gnocchi, Sauteed with a San Marzano Tomato sauce, Topped with Melted Mozzarella di Buffalo

                                          • Rigatoni all'Amatriciana$20.00

                                            Rigatoni Pasta, Sauteed with Italian Bacon, Onions and San Marzano sauce

                                            • Linguini alle Vongole$24.00

                                              Linguini Pasta, Sauteed with Little neck Clams in a Red OR white wine Sauce

                                              • Capellini Fra Diavolo con Gamberi$28.00

                                                Angel Hair Pasta, Sauteed with Jumbo Garlic Shrimp in a spicy San Marzano sauce

                                                • Linguini Pescatore al Cartoccio$31.00

                                                  Linguini Pasta, Sauteed with Slow-Cooked Clams, Mussels, Scallops, Shrimp and Calamari, in a Light Tomato Fish Stock Reduction sauce

                                                  • Pappardelle al Bolognese$20.00

                                                    Wide Egg noodle Pasta, Served with a Mixed Meat Ragu sauce

                                                    • Lasagna Tradizionale$20.00

                                                      Homemade Lasagna Pasta, Layered with fresh Ricotta, Ground Meat and Oven Cooked in a Tomato Basil sauce

                                                      • Ravioli del Giorno

                                                        Ravioli Pasta, Served Daily with a Variety of Seasonal Toppings

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                                                      • Fettuccine con Panna$20.00

                                                        Fresh Spinach Fettuccine, Sautéed in a Cream Sauce with Parmigiano Cheese

                                                        Risotto

                                                        • Tutto Mare$30.00

                                                          Imported Vialone nano Rice, Slow-Cooked I a light tomato white wine Sauce, Fresh Clams, Mussels & Shrimp

                                                          • Funghi di Bosco$25.00

                                                            Imported Vialone nano Rice, Slow Cooked with wild Mushrooms and Drizzled with Truffle Oil

                                                            Fish

                                                            • Spigola Cilena alla Positano$36.00

                                                              Market Fresh Chilean Sea Bass Seared, with Garlic white wine sauce, Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, Capers & Cherry Tomatoes

                                                              • Salmon al Limone$26.00

                                                                Seared Market Fresh Salmon, Lemon & Capers Served with a white wine Zinfandel sauce

                                                                • Zuppa di Pesce$35.00

                                                                  Market fresh Assorted Fish, Slow-Cooked to Perfection in a light Tomato Broth

                                                                  Meats

                                                                  • Filetto di Manzo$38.00

                                                                    Pan Seared Angus Filet Mignon, Served with a Pearl Onion & Raisin Sauce or white wine Gorgonzola Sauce

                                                                    • Scaloppine di Vitello al Vostro Gusto$30.00

                                                                      Veal Scaloppine Made Just How You Like It

                                                                      • Costoletta di Vitello alla Valentino$49.00

                                                                        Double French Cut Veal Chop, Grilled with House Spices, Topped with a red wine reduction

                                                                        • Osso Buco d'Angello$36.00

                                                                          Slow Braised Lamb Shank, Served in a Demi-Glace Bola Sauce over a Bed of wild Mushroom Risotto

                                                                          • Angello Aromatico$40.00

                                                                            Grilled Rack of Lamb, Encrusted with Rosemary & Garlic Finished with a Balsamic Reduction Sauce

                                                                            • Chicken Milanese$26.00

                                                                              Organic breaded chicken cutlet topped with Baby Arugula Salad, extra virgin olive oil finished with Parmigiano Reggiano

                                                                              • Chicken Marsala$26.00

                                                                                Organic Chicken Breast with Marsala Wine & Mushrooms

                                                                                • Chicken Francese$26.00

                                                                                  Organic Chicken Breast dipped in egg wash, sautéed with lemon, butter and wine

                                                                                  • Pollo Val d'Ostana$27.00

                                                                                    Grain Fed Chicken, Topped with Prosciutto and Mozzarella Cheese, Served with a white wine Demi-Glace sauce

                                                                                    Evening Menu

                                                                                      Antipasti (Appetizers)

                                                                                      • Tonno Tartar$16.00

                                                                                        sushi grade yellow fin tuna, marinated with sesame oil, over a bed of thinly sliced avocado

                                                                                        • Pepata di Vongole e Cozze$14.00

                                                                                          spicy mussels or clams sautéed in a choice of white wine garlic or marinara sauce

                                                                                          • Gamberi Serafina$15.00

                                                                                            seared jumbo shrimp flambéed in a spicy brandy sauce, over a bed of julienne vegetables

                                                                                            • Carpaccio di Manzo$16.00

                                                                                              thin sliced cured filet mignon served with arugola, truffle oil and parmigiano reggiano shavings

                                                                                              • Mozzarella in Carrozza$12.00

                                                                                                fresh breaded mozzarella served on a bed of tomato sauce

                                                                                                • Burrata per Due$22.00

                                                                                                  imported italian burrata cheese (for two), prosciutto di parma & sliced tomatoes topped with extra virgin olive oil

                                                                                                  • Caprese$15.00

                                                                                                    sliced mozzarella di buffalo, served with mix greens and fresh roma tomatoes

                                                                                                    • Antipasto della Casa$16.00

                                                                                                      a variety of cured meats, seasonal pickled vegetables, mozzarella di buffalo & sliced tomatoes

                                                                                                      • Polpette di Came$12.00

                                                                                                        house made meat balls, served with tomato sauce

                                                                                                        • Melenzane alla Milanese$13.00

                                                                                                          breaded and fried eggplants, covered in tomato & basil sauce

                                                                                                          Insalate (Salads)

                                                                                                          • Della Casa$12.00

                                                                                                            organic frisse salad, tossed in a house dressing, with roasted walnuts and goat cheese

                                                                                                            • Rucola$12.00

                                                                                                              baby green arugola salad, tossed in a balsamic reduction house dressing, with parmigiano reggiano shavings

                                                                                                              • Cesare$10.00

                                                                                                                hearts of romaine salad, tossed in a home made caesar dressing, served with house made garlic crostini & parmigiano

                                                                                                                Zuppe (Soups)

                                                                                                                • Mediterranea$12.00

                                                                                                                  fish soup served with fresh clams, mussels & jumbo shrimp

                                                                                                                  • Velonese$9.00

                                                                                                                    puree of yukon potatoes & fresh leaks, drizzled with truffle oil

                                                                                                                    • Pasta e Fagioli$9.00

                                                                                                                      pasta, served with house made kidney bean sauce

                                                                                                                      Pesce (Fish)

                                                                                                                      • Pesce del Giorno

                                                                                                                        catch of the day prepared chef suggestion

                                                                                                                        • MKT
                                                                                                                      • Spigola Cilena alla Positano$36.00

                                                                                                                        market fresh chilean sea bass seared, with garlic white wine sauce, shrimp, mussels, clams capers & cherry tomatoes

                                                                                                                        • Salmone al Limone$26.00

                                                                                                                          eared market fresh salmon, lemon & capers served with white wine zinfandel sauce

                                                                                                                          • Granchio Fra Diavolo$33.00

                                                                                                                            alaskan king crab in spicy tomato sauce, over a bed of squid ink linguini & fra diavolo sauce

                                                                                                                            • Zuppa di Pesce$35.00

                                                                                                                              market fresh assorted fish, slow-cooked to perfection in a light tomato broth

                                                                                                                              Pasta (Pasta)

                                                                                                                              • Orecchiette con Rapini e Salsiccia$21.00

                                                                                                                                oval shaped pasta, sautéed with garlic, italian sausage & broccoli rabe

                                                                                                                                • Tagliatelle al Porcini$23.00

                                                                                                                                  egg noodle pasta, sautéed with a reduction of porcini mushrooms, topped with truffle oil

                                                                                                                                  • Gnocchi alla Sorrentina$19.00

                                                                                                                                    house made ricotta gnocchi, sautéed with a san marzano tomato sauce, topped with melted mozzarella di buffalo

                                                                                                                                    • Rigatoni all'Amatriciana$19.00

                                                                                                                                      rigatoni pasta, sautéed with italian bacon, onions and san marzano sauce

                                                                                                                                      • Linguini alle Vongole$23.00

                                                                                                                                        linguini pasta, sautéed with little neck clams in a red or white wine sauce

                                                                                                                                        • Capellini Fra Diavolo Cno Gamberi$26.00

                                                                                                                                          angel hair pasta, sautéed with jumbo garlic shrimp in a spicy san marzano sauce

                                                                                                                                          • Linguini Pescatore al Cartoccio$30.00

                                                                                                                                            linguini pasta, sautéed with slow-cooked clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp and calamari, in a light tomato fish stock reduction sauce

                                                                                                                                            • Pappardelle al Bolognese$19.00

                                                                                                                                              wide egg noodle pasta, served with a mixed meat ragu sauce

                                                                                                                                              • Lasagna Tradizionale$19.00

                                                                                                                                                homemade lasagna pasta, layered with fresh ricotta, ground meat and oven cooked in a tomato basil sauce

                                                                                                                                                • Ravioli del Giorno

                                                                                                                                                  ravioli pasta, served daily with a variety of seasonal toppings

                                                                                                                                                  • MKT
                                                                                                                                                • Fettuccine con Panna$19.00

                                                                                                                                                  fresh spinach fettuccine, sautéed in a cream sauce with parmigiano cheese

                                                                                                                                                  Risotti (Risotto)

                                                                                                                                                  • Tutto Mare$29.00

                                                                                                                                                    imported vialone nano rice, slow-cooked in a light tomato white wine sauce, fresh clams, mussels & shrimp

                                                                                                                                                    • Funghi di Bosco$24.00

                                                                                                                                                      imported vialone nano rice, slow-cooked with wild mushrooms and drizzled with truffle oil

                                                                                                                                                      Carne (Meats)

                                                                                                                                                      • Filetto di Manzo$34.00

                                                                                                                                                        pan seared angus filet mignon, served with a pearl onion & raisin sauce or white wine gorgonzola sauce

                                                                                                                                                        • Scaloppine di Vitello al Vostro Gusto$30.00

                                                                                                                                                          veal scaloppine made just how you like it

                                                                                                                                                          • Osso Buco D'angello$32.00

                                                                                                                                                            slow braised lamb shank, served in a demi-glace bola sauce over a bed of wild mushroom risotto

                                                                                                                                                            • Angello Aromatico$34.00

                                                                                                                                                              grilled rack of lamb, encrusted with rosemary & garlic finished with a balsamic reduction sauce

                                                                                                                                                              • Pollo Val D'ostana$26.00

                                                                                                                                                                grain fed chicken, topped with prosciutto and mozzarella cheese, served with a white wine demi-glace sauce

                                                                                                                                                                • Costoletta di Vitello alla Valentino$43.00

                                                                                                                                                                  double french cut veal chop, grilled with house spices, topped with a red wine reduction

                                                                                                                                                                  Day Menu

                                                                                                                                                                    Specialties

                                                                                                                                                                    • Poached Pear Delight$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                      pear poached in a marsella wine, stuffed with mascarpone & gorgonzola cheese with a side of prosciutto di parma

                                                                                                                                                                      • Smoked Salmon Roulee$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                        smoked salmon stuffed with avocado, served over a bed of baby greens, (tossed in our house vinaigrette)

                                                                                                                                                                        • Grilled Assorted Vegetables$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                          grilled market fresh vegetables, marinated &topped with a reduction balsamic vinaigrette

                                                                                                                                                                          Salads

                                                                                                                                                                          • Endive & Radicchio Salad$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                            endive & radicchio salad tossed in a campari vinaigrette

                                                                                                                                                                            • Caesar Salad$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                              hearts of romaine salad, tossed in a home made caesar dressing, topped with grilled chicken and house made garlic crostini

                                                                                                                                                                              • Seared Tuna Salad$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                                sesame encrusted yellow fin pan seared tuna, served over a bed of arugola salad (tossed in out house vinaigrette)

                                                                                                                                                                                Grilled Sandwiches

                                                                                                                                                                                • Jardinière$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  sliced market fresh grilled vegetables

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pork Paillarda$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    thinly sliced grilled pork, served with roasted red peppers and melted provolone

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Italian Sausage$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      home made, grilled italian sausage, served with house marinated eggplants & zucchinis

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Meatballs & Mozzarella$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        house made meatballs, served with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella

                                                                                                                                                                                        Last updated: May 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        What 2,432 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                        4.4
                                                                                                                                                                                        4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.4Service
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                          BRANDENZ

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Worst Experience Ive ever had a resturant, we sat down at 745 for my and wifes anniversary . didnt get our appitzer till 8:52 - rude staff, didnt even feel bad about it. server was rude as well .. 9:10 still not entree I was forced fo walk out.. id stay away if I were you.. place also had a bad odor throughout

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                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Your singers are SO awful. It makes dining really unworthy of your food. Let people enjoy the view and calming effect of the water. This is the second or third time you have had a singer who was disturbing enough for me not to return. Get rid of them‼️‼️

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                                                                                                                                                                                          RandallM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Fort Lauderdale

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                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                          We had a perfect waterside dining experience. Great server, nice wine list and excellent meal. The miso salmon and branzino were great choices! Always request waterside when booking your reservation.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          StevenC

                                                                                                                                                                                          Fort Lauderdale

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Super service and great Dinner

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                                                                                                                                                                                          KatieM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Phoenix

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Underwhelming. Felt like an upscale version of an Olive Garden. Nothing special.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          GeorgeR

                                                                                                                                                                                          Charleston

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Small place with excellent food and service. Fresh and delicious.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          jenniferp

                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Not gonna lie I was a little nervous when I pulled up to the front but as soon as I walked down the alleyway to the waterfront I was hooked. Was greeted by our waiter DJ who had a cute Italian accent and was very attentive to us. He gave us the specials one being the Arracinhi which was stuffed with prosciutto and Smokey mozzarella and topped with a bolognese sauce. OMG so delicious!! We had salmon and snapper dishes for entrees with my mom getting another special of rigatoni with a sundress tomorrow sauce topped with blackened shrimp. Oh boy I would have been really jealous if my fish wasn’t cooked to perfection and the veggies were awesome. I would go back in a minute the little canal we sat on with the docked boats were so nice and we spent our time there watching the sunset finishing our dirty martini’s. Would def come back next trip this is a hidden Fort Lauderdale gem!! Don’t skip this place!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Food was amazing as always

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                                                                                                                                                                                          AnalusseL

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Little gem hidden away but such an amazing experience

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Steve

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Delicious meal. Great service. Table for 2 by the water. Great Saturday night dinner (early enough to catch the Heat beat Boston!) Perfect evening!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          GoodtimeBP

                                                                                                                                                                                          Denver

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Pasta was dry, mediocre, marginal service not a good value for the price. Would choose someplace else next time

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                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Birthday dinner

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                                                                                                                                                                                          ChristinaF

                                                                                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Dinner was delicious. We decided on Serafina because of the excellent reviews. It did not disappoint. The young man at the bar made a superb cosmopolitan. The service was fantastic. The staff works together, several staff members came by our table to see if we needed anything…We will be back!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          tom53

                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                          We had a pleasant evening outside along the waterfront at Serafina. The food was delicious. The service was friendly and superb. The menu offers great variety. This is a fantastic place for a special evening celebration or just to enjoy the outdoors while having some great food.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          SteveS

                                                                                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 18, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Had a great dinner on the water. The food was amazing. Best meal out in 6 months!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Great service, quality food with generous portions and a perfect waterfront setting - very real Italian “vibe” with intimate table setting and a friendly feel.

                                                                                                                                                                                        17. S

                                                                                                                                                                                          Swimmer

                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          All good except main veal dish. Very thin and fried with breadcrumbs, making it dry and tough. Maybe bread it with flour? thicker slices? More sauce

                                                                                                                                                                                        18. l

                                                                                                                                                                                          leslie

                                                                                                                                                                                          Fort Lauderdale

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          Food was not very tasty & service was pretty bad. We waited a good 15 minutes for someone to even serve us water. They were out of 2 of the appetizers that we wanted, and the pasta was 5/10, not good at all. We won't be back

                                                                                                                                                                                        19. H

                                                                                                                                                                                          Holly

                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Out dinners were divine. Veal out of this would. Megan is an outstanding server!

                                                                                                                                                                                        20. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Fort Lauderdale

                                                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Enjoyed it fully!!! Food , service, ambience all good.

                                                                                                                                                                                        21. A

                                                                                                                                                                                          Alba

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall2food1service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                          Food was very bland. Could have definitely used more flavor/seasoning.

                                                                                                                                                                                        22. HC

                                                                                                                                                                                          HolyCow

                                                                                                                                                                                          Miami

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                          I did not give 4 stars as this was a Wednesday night- we had reservations for 6:30 pm they had a singer that night and the music was so loud we could not hear each other talk- so I asked the waiter kindly to please see if he could turn the music speaker down- he replied it is live music- not going to happen- so can we move?? NOPE- oddly the singer signed off at 7:30pm- and it was calm again- my veal chop was dry and over cooked- my husbands fish dinner was over cooked an dry with a sauce to cover it up and our guest cold not finish at all- so disappointing as we have never had a bad experience here before-

                                                                                                                                                                                        23. PF

                                                                                                                                                                                          PatF

                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Beautiful setting right on the water. Wonderfully delicious food. Friendly attentive staff.

                                                                                                                                                                                        24. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Very good experience. Would highly recommend. Wait staff was excellent and professional. Nice environment. Will return.

                                                                                                                                                                                        25. PP

                                                                                                                                                                                          PaulP

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          2nd time eating there this week, always wonderful, but the waitress never told us about the specials. We heard another server list the specials so we had to ask, which we ended up ordering, the other table was never given the specials either, otherwise we love Serafinas.

                                                                                                                                                                                        26. J

                                                                                                                                                                                          Jess

                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          the meal was delicious but our server went missing multiple times throughout the course of the meal AND never mentioned any of the specials - only heard them after another server explained them to the table. i was a bit taken aback during the meal by the interactions with the hostess and guests… 1) she gave attitude when guests followed her to the table instead of waiting 2) when I overheard her make a snide remark to a guest saying what she thought was under her breath “that’s not my job” as the guest asked for water as she was walking by… I wouldn’t not come back as the setting is great and the food was worth it, just a bit disappointing on the service end

                                                                                                                                                                                        27. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Amarillo

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Great,as always!

                                                                                                                                                                                        28. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          I have a gluten allergy. Our waiter and chef made me a delish gluten free pasta with seafood! The Cesar and prawns app was wonderful!!! We will be back❣️🍷🍷

                                                                                                                                                                                        29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Miami

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          Great service and atmosphere. A little hot for Mother’s Day brunch, but they accommodated. Will definitely be back!

                                                                                                                                                                                        30. MB

                                                                                                                                                                                          MichelleB

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          We were there for brunch, it was delicious and our server Jack was awesome!

                                                                                                                                                                                        31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          It was an amazing evening of great Italian food. The octopus was awesome as was the shrimp starters. The papardelle special was delightful. I am still thinking about it a day later.

                                                                                                                                                                                        32. c

                                                                                                                                                                                          corporate

                                                                                                                                                                                          Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                          Waterfront view is not exactly premier view to write home about. Staff is good. They were a bit short staffed at lunch but who isn’t these days. Food was good. Classic Italian and “take a box” portions. I would go back but lots more to explore as we are new to the area

                                                                                                                                                                                        33. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Miami

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Service was great and so was the food. Very accommodating staff. Definitely going back!

                                                                                                                                                                                        34. SZ

                                                                                                                                                                                          StephanieZ

                                                                                                                                                                                          Miami

                                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                          Everything about this experience was overrated especially with all the good reviews I read about. We were sat in a table possibly the farthest away from the water and other tables in general. It probably explains why our waiter kept forgetting to bring us things we asked for. The only thing that was good was the octopus appetizer- everything else needed salt or was too dry such as the veal parmigiana. The branzino still had lots of bones in it making it difficult to eat. The portions were large which was nice but the prices were very expensive for the quality we received. Overall, we have no interest in returning. I really wish it was a better experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                        35. ER

                                                                                                                                                                                          EllieR

                                                                                                                                                                                          Mexico City

                                                                                                                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Charming and authentically Italian. Loved the Lasagna, service and rigatoni with sausage ragú. Are there 2x on my weekend trip.

                                                                                                                                                                                        36. BW

                                                                                                                                                                                          BillW

                                                                                                                                                                                          Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Doesn't look like much from the street but don't let that fool you! Great food and atmosphere. Very friendly and a great find.

                                                                                                                                                                                        37. E

                                                                                                                                                                                          Endi

                                                                                                                                                                                          Fort Lauderdale

                                                                                                                                                                                          32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                          We ordered the Risotto and it was like a soup… runny dissatisfied with that… The rest of the meal… drinks.. wine and service very good.

                                                                                                                                                                                        38. SV

                                                                                                                                                                                          SteveV

                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          I’ll be honest and say when we arrived, I was going to turn around and go somewhere else because the outside of the restaurant is not too appealing. They have two different store fronts with a walkway between then that leads to the deck in the back. What the restaurant lacks in curbside appeal, it surely makes up in quality food with plentiful portions. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The outdoor seating is on the intracoastal and our waiter Joe was really friendly and nice.

                                                                                                                                                                                        39. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          It was fun. One of the server was trying to speak French with us.

                                                                                                                                                                                        40. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Savannah

                                                                                                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          This was our first time and we really enjoyed our experience. We dined outdoors which was nice and cool. I had the Branzino which was excellent, the best I have had. The service was superb and most efficient. I am so ready to go back again.

                                                                                                                                                                                        FAQs

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Google Map for Serafina by The Water

                                                                                                                                                                                        926 Notheast 20th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dining areas

                                                                                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                          Victoria Park

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                          Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                          Italian, Seafood

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                          Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                          Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                          Fabio Lazzari

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                          (954) 463-2566

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                          We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                                                          Private Event Coordinator : (866) 954-1924

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