Serafina by The Water
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Octopus marinated in lemon, over crispy potatoes, kalamata olives, and garlic tomatoes
Osso Buco d'Angello
Slow Braised Lamb Shank, Served in a Demi-Glace Bola Sauce over a Bed of wild Mushroom Risotto
Excellent, as always.
Restaurant was greatly improved from my previous visit. Given a water front table with no problem.
Server was wonderful but I did not order any seafood. Kept to Italian pasta dishes. Excellent choice!
The food was incredible. Their pasta is unbelievably good. I had the spare rib special and it was delicious!
Our waitress N. Biljjana was not friendly at all and took long to check on us, sat waiting twice with an empty drink. I guess she did not have to be with a 20% Gratuity already included.
Excellent hidden gem. Outside seating is excellent.
This restaurant discriminates against open table because they do not allow open table reservations to be seated on the water front. This needs to be addressed.
Also the seafood special Maui Maui was inedible and I sent it back to the kitchen.
Very disappointing experience.
We always dine at Serafina's whenever we visit Ft Lauderdale. We have never been disappointed!
Very good! We frequent this restaurant. The waiter seemed a bit new and didn't really get the flow. Our meal (pan-seared filet and braised lamb shank) were exceptional.!!!
Everything was delicious… never disappoints
Very romantic and food was excellent. Highly recommend.
Food lacks flavor, service is not on spot, had to ask for bread, waitress brings plain bread, no butter, no olive oil nothing on the table; had to ask for it. Tiramisu is just cream and sugar all over.
Outstanding food and selections.
Best Italian Restaurant in Ft Lauderdale.
Great location - delicious food - knowledgeable staff - great service!
Food was excellent but the noise level deafening - the bartender made lots of noise throwing bottles and there was a very loud customer, both taking the enjoyment out of an otherwise lovely time.
Four of us went to dinner. Two had been before and the other two had not. We ordered two specials for the evening. One was a cordon blue pork chop which was flavorful but a little over cooked. The other was some veal dish with angle hair pasta. I was very disappointed as the veal pieces looked to be so overdone as to be burnt. I tried several times to have our friend return it but he chose not to. The others choose menu items, one was salmon which looked and tasted great. The other was a ravioli style of pasta stuffed with pears and cheese with a basil cream cheese sauce. DELICIOUS according to the consumer.
Not up to their usual level on one, close on another one and great on the last two. We will go back again and hopefully our friends will get something more up the the Serafina standards.
We had an OpenTable reward card that we activated for our use that evening. The restaurant was unsuccessful at getting the reward to work. After numerous phone calls to the phone number on the Reward Card and a lengthy time on “chat” I was forced to pay the bill without being able to use the reward.
We do apologize that your Reward Card was not able to be used at the restaurant, however the Reward Cards are provided by OpenTable. The restaurant has nothing to do with the Reward Card, if the Reward Card was not functioning properly, OpenTable did not properly fund the card. The restaurant cannot fund the card for OpenTable, as OpenTable is the entity that provides the funding. I do hope this may solve any question you may have and we hope to see you again at the restaurant!
Service was terrible
Good and service was great!
The food is always fantastic and authentic. The servers give great advice and really know the menu well. This is one of our favorite spots and we love sitting outback by the water.
This was our 1st date night out since March 2020. We enjoyed ourselves and we plan to return.
Serafina is an excellent restaurant on the water. The atmosphere, service, and food are all excellent!
The waiter was very rude, and could not use the word please and thank you when I ask for certain things such as a cup for water, what’s the best food on the menu, and certain things to be replaced within our meals. I will not be going back to this restaurant.
Beautiful, friendly staff, excellent menu, and the food was delightful. I did however expect a better view of the water.
Beautiful setting. Great waitress
Seafood was fresh and well prepared. Risotto fell short of expectations. Waterside seating is nice but some work could be done on seating, ambiance, etc.
Food was good and our server, Dom was great!
We enjoyed the ambiance, the food was great. Wine was also excellent.
Great spot, nice ambiance, excellent service. Our waiter was excellent, food is average, location is great.
Our waiter “D” and his right hand man “DJ” were perfect. They were friendly and professional. There was a singer, I believe her name was Nikky. She was FABULOUS and had an awesome song selection. I had the Cacio e Pepe with truffle sauce and shaved truffles on top, it was perfect. We shared the grilled octopus and house made sausage appetizers, both delicious and just enough for four hungry diners to split to start.
Great food, great service, great value! Attentive wait staff
Terrible experience, aggressive rude waiter ... left after 20 minutes waiting ... stay away
Food was excellent. Tables were way too close
Our favorite local neighborhood restaurant. Consistently friendly wait staff and quality home made food!
I went to Serafina for the first time after hearing so much about it. We sat on the dock for a 5:30pm dinner reservation. The ambience was fantastic, the weather was beautiful and the service was spectacular. I ordered a mahi mahi special and my boyfriend ordered the fettuccine Alfredo. Everything was homemade and fantastic including your homemade bread. We had the tiramisu for dessert which was the best I’ve ever had. I would highly recommend this place. This will now be our GO TO place for celebrations.
My birthday dinner
Great food and service! Better than expected!!
Great bar drinks, special beet salad abs spiral sausage wonderful. Had osso bucco with pasta, fabulous!
They started cleaning up the tables while still eating and we felt rushed and the kitchen is not very clean.
Good food, good service. Nice waterfront ambiance.
Serafina by The Water offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 463-2566.
Serafina by The Water is rated 4.6 stars by 2072 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.