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Serafina Italian Restaurant & Waterfront Bistro

926 NE 20th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3038
+1 954-463-2566
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (27 reviews)
“osso bucco” (12 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
926 NE 20th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3038
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is the cutest little restaurant on the water, not much parking but it is in Victoria Park which is an old quaint downtown residential area....just great.....HOWEVER after eating here numerous times over the last 5 years, I decided the food just isn't worth it....More

1  Thank p c
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Found this place just by chance and very glad we did. The front does not impress, but the back terrace is on the canals and is very nice. There was live music that night and service by Domenic was excellent.

Thank Rafael A
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Many people recommended this restaurant, but we won't be back. We knew that the front of the restaurant was deceiving so we expected the outside to be magnificent. It is just OK. The terrace faces a few boats in a small canal. It's not as...More

Thank mercedes099
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Nice setting on the water, but more importantly the cuisine and service were excellent, particularly the Bolognese sauce which is the best I've had. The young lady who served us was pleasant and accommodating. The portions were generous and a value related to the menu...More

1  Thank Redbear99
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Tried our Serafina with some friends who had been before. I'm Italian myself so Im always very biased of Italian restaurants. The menu was actually quite authentic, the workers Italian, the portions American (HUGE) , but good! If you're thinking about it definitely check it...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

My dad and I ordered different dishes, his chicken was poor, but I ordered a lamb osso bucco and was excellent, sorry, better than excellent... The service was outstanding, and the terrace by the docks is very charming... Highly recommended!!!

Thank Alfredo L
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner, here, on a Saturday evening before the theater. The Chilean Sea Bass on fettuccini with seafood wa she better of our two choices. The shrimps with pasta were just a bit off-tasting., but the past a was excellent. The service was quite...More

Thank Allen L
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I really wanted to like this charming little restaurant tucked away on the waterfront but alas it wasn't to be. The defining negative of this restaurant was undoubtedly the lackluster and dismissive service we received from our waiter. He kept rushing by our table and...More

1  Thank BuyerBeth
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The restauant appears small and unasumming from the outside, but once inside it is large and well appointed with seating outside along the waterway. There was live music from a singerr keyboard artist, which added a nice touch the evening we were there. I had...More

1  Thank AndesInstitute
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Don't judge a book by its cover. On the outside it looks like a dump. On the inside we were pleasantly surprised. Sits right on the intercostal. The food was very good but the service needs to be better !!!

1  Thank Derf1959
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Response from Yari S | Reviewed this property |
no really, my suggestion is that you do dress up a little. Enjoy the experience
10 October 2015|
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Response from Margaret I | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I never noticed. But I would think a high-profile restaurant of this calibre would offer gluten-free.
12 April 2015|
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Response from Wayicit | Reviewed this property |
it is a restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 926 NE 20th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3038
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale>  > Victoria Park
  • Neighbourhood: Victoria Park
  • Phone Number: +1 954-463-2566
Serafina Italian Restaurant & Waterfront Bistro is Fort Lauderdale's best Italian restaurant! "Serafina" in Italian translates to both "angel of the sea" and "fine evening." Those who have been to Serafina Waterfront Bistro agree that our name fits our fine Italian restaurant. Anyone who has been fortunate enough to travel to Italy knows how easy it is to fall in love with the people, the language, the landscape and of course the food. Italians take great pride in their love of food and wine. This legendary love is matched only by the desire to share it with friends and family. This traditional essence of Italy has been brought to us here in Fort Lauderdale. Serafina celebrates all of this with warmth and passion. 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. Its Italian-speaking staff is perfectly complemented by the melodies of Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble and Il Divo. Save your appetite and taste for yourselves this mouthwatering celebration of food and fun. Beautiful nights are every evening at Serafina Waterfront Bistro. Buon appetito!
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