Serafina by The Water
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Octopus marinated in lemon, over crispy potatoes, kalamata olives, and garlic tomatoes
hearts of romaine salad, tossed in a home made caesar dressing, topped with grilled chicken and house made garlic crostini
Can’t say anything good about the place. The live”entertainment “ was incredibly bad, my octopus app. was inedible. My wife’s pasta e fagolie was good. Pasta course was not hot but good and the entrees were both terrible, chicken cutlet and the snapper. The hostess was remarkably unhelpful and impolite when my wife asked for help with a cab. Worst Italian restaurant in my memory.
An aplus surprise.
Salads and main courses were shareable and reasonable. Restaurant was clean, on the water, and a real surprise at its size. Service was attentive and courteous.
Serafina is a hidden gem. What you would call a little hole in the wall.
You have no idea what you’re walking into and then you arrive at the most picturesque spot on the waterway. White tablecloths set the tone for a lovely evening. Food is excellent, authentic Italian. The waitstaff thoughtful and attentive. We go there once each time we go to Fort Lauderdale. If you look past the exterior, you’re in for a special evening.
Loved everything about Serafina. We’ll be back soon
Food was great, atmosphere excellent but service could be better.
Food was mostly very good. Tuna tartare appetizer and Caesar salad were great. Veal was very tender though salty. Seafood pastas excellent, snapper francese good though also a bit salty. Ricotta Cheesecake was delicious. Tom was a good waiter made great drinks.
We went of a Wednesday night around 7 pm and the place was not crowded but had a good number of patrons. We sat outside by the water and it was delightful. Drinks were delicious and the food was bountiful and also delicious. Enjoyed a great evening out with friends!
Our food was very good and ver generous portions. The ambiance and location was fabulous. The singer was excellent. An unexpected but worthwhile addition. She was top shelf. I highly recommend. Also the spirits were wonderful and tasty. Our server ( can’t remember his name but recently from New Jersey) was delightful. Overall a great experience. I’ll be back. Thank you
Fantastic we come here whenever we are in Fort Lauderdale which is 3-4 times/year and have been fir 7-8 years
Staff was very busy, ambiance and food were very good.
It was great !!! We will be back the lamb was amazing . I wish they woujj kkj d share the recipe lol
Fantastic as always …. And now no houseboat eye soar to look at .. just the waterway and beautiful sail boats
Food was excellent, service was awesome. Great ambience.
Food and drinks were okay. Nothing bad, however, nothing special.
Most delicious food I have experienced in Florida. Totally will come back again when we are visiting.
Awesome service and without a question the best Italian we’ve ever had! Great view of the water, too.
Great food and atmosphere. Very large portions. Nice. Nice cocktails
Our server was wonderful and couldn’t be more accommodating. The ambiance was great, sat outside on the water. The food was good.
Always a great experience . Service is great..food is great and they have outdoor seating...couldn't ask for anything more.
We enjoyed the meal but the menu is geared toward dinner, not lunch. There were not enough lunch salads , no thin crust personal pizza, we all ordered things that normally would be dinner items.
Went there for my anniversary. I made the staff aware on my reservation. No one acknowledged the occasion. My wife brought her favorite bottle of wine. They would not cork it for us. They said it was on the menu and it was not. We ended buying a bottle of wine from them. The whole experience felt awkward from that point on. I went there to celebrate a special occasion; situation should have been handled differently.
Always love this place.
Service was a little slow but then got better as restaurant cleared out. Staff was polite. Food was good and tasty but not a wow. Lamb was a bit chewy maybe overcooked but plentiful. Risotto had a hint of truffle oil but could use more mushrooms.
An Overall nice experience and I may return if in the area but nothing stood out as great!
We were there for a quiet mid-afternoon lunch. They seemed understaffed and food came before drinks or bread. Typically when we have lunched here, it would not be a problem. Food was good.
Food amazing as always! Brought people from out of town service and dining experience could not have been better.
We hosted some family members while on our trip to the Orange Bowl. Go Dawgs! The food was great, especially enjoyed the grilled octopus. Nicely prepared and not over cooked as is often the case. From the lasagna to the Zuppa de Mer, we tried a variety of dishes, and all were excellent. Weather was pleasant and setting near the water provided a great venue for fine dining. We would do it again.
Absolutely delicious and extremely authentic Italian food!! So glad I found this place I will be coming back!!
Risotto was bland, salad was ok other food was alright nothing was amazing. seating outside was nice, sat so close to people that we had conversation with the table next to us all night. It was nice, however the food not so much.
Absolutely FABULOUS in every way!!
Delicious! Wonderful experience. We will be back.
Very good - all around - staff food service atmosphere thumbs up
Food and drinks were quite pricy, the food was very bland and didn’t have much flavor.
Food came out like it had been sitting for 10-15 mins. Server hardly came by our table. Atmosphere is great though.
Fantastic food- best lasagna and veal Parmesan we’ve ever had. Superb service. On the water- beautiful view
We sat outside. We could see the canal and harbor. It was beautiful. The good was really good too! The bread they give you is crispy on the outside and just flavorful on the inside.
Some of the best Italian food
Everything was terrific.
I hadn’t been back for years only to find that I’ve been missing out on a great restaurant experience. Good,service and ambiance was terrific.
Super good food! Really nice view of the water and great service
Veal chop parmigiana was wonderful! Nice drink beautifully presented abs very good service. The salmon looked great also.
Serafina by The Water offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 463-2566.
Serafina by The Water is rated 4.5 stars by 2146 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.