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Serafina Italian Restaurant & Waterfront Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Victoria Park
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926 NE 20th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3038
+1 954-463-2566
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

We chose Serafina for our 53rd Wedding Anniversary dinner and called in advance to request a table outside by the water. When we arrived, we were led to an undesirable table in the middle of the deck. There were many tables available, but our waitress said that she would "have to check" and left us standing in the aisle. When... More 

Thank David L
Boca Raton, Florida
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Three couples met here for a birthday celebration. Due to cool temps, we could not keep our table near the water. The inside alternative was fine and quiet. Our waiter was charming and informative. There were many choices on the menu and great specials were offered that evening. The portions were HUGE. Wine & beer selections were excellent. Can't wait... More 

Thank Francesca V
Janesville, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Four of us went for dinner in this cute little place tucked out of the way on the intercoastal waterway. Since it was dark we couldn't really enjoy the view although we were seated on the enclosed deck. My three companions were not too thrilled with their meals - especially the ravioli with veal (osso buco) - not much veal... More 

Thank snaphappy-one
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Took my sister and 3 other family members for a birthday dinner last night. It was perfect. A quaint waterfront Italian restaurant with seriously good food. The veal shank and risotto was amazing. All the appetizers were delicious. Least favorite was the linguine and clams. Not much flavor. Not too expensive for the location and quality. 5 people ate like... More 

Thank Leslie T
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
Reviewed January 25, 2017

My husband and I have come to Ft Lauderdale every year for the past 10 years. This is the first time we visited this restaurant. We were there for dinner and it was excellent. The service, the food and the ambiance were all fantastic. Steve, our waiter, was great and the service was never bothersome and appropriately timed. Never felt... More 

Thank gtdtrainer
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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153 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

This place has simply great food. Charming waterfront dining, good wine list, highly recommend. Many fresh fish dishes, great lamb shank.

Thank Alex C
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Although the location is not ideal, the food and service make it all worthwhile. The portions are generous and the quality is amazing. Try the meatballs... they should bottle the marinara sauce-it was that good. Although we had no room for dessert we forced ourselves to try the homemade Tiramisu. One bite in and it was worth it. A phenomenal... More 

Thank Jeff K
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic Italian food, then this is the place to come to. Hands down one the best eggplant parm i have ever had. Great selection of wines. Restaurant sits right on the docks if you choose to dine outside, which i recommend. Food is always fresh to order and best prices to boot. Portions are quite... More 

Thank Rajesh P
1 review
Reviewed January 10, 2017

We greatly enjoyed our dining experience in this romantic Italian restaurant. In addition to the delicious food, the owner and the waiters are super nice and friendly. Steven, our waiter, remembered our kids' names and offered to take family pictures for us. We took his recommendations and all the dishes exceeded our expectations. We also think the price is very... More 

Thank Jin Z
Wilton Manors, Florida, United States
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256 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2017

We had reservations for 830 New Years Eve. We were seated promptly! It was a Special Menu that evening, we had a nice location in the restaurant looking over the water. The Service was wonderful. The Food was fantastic! They went out of their way to make it a Memorable Evening with lots of party stuff. Horns, Hats, Necklaces, A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • Neighborhood: 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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