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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
926 NE 20th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3038
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Reviewed April 6, 2016

Serafina is terrifc. We followed a friend whose car had GPS. I don't think I could have found the restaurant on my own because it is on the water, but off the beaten path. I am very happy we did. The food was over the...More

Thank mkarpoff
Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice setting on the water. Heating lamps for cooler weather. Service was adequate but not perfect. Waitress dripped red wine several times during wine pouring. Also, at this price point, they should know where each food item went rather than having to ask and place...More

Thank George L
Reviewed March 12, 2016

We stumbled upon Serafina because it was across from our hotel and were treated to a delicious dinner in a lovely restaurant. I am so glad it was a Tuesday and not a Saturday and they were able to accommodate walk ins. Our dinners were...More

1  Thank CNK_1
Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Buried downtown Fort Lauderdale a few doors down from the Victoria Park motel (also a great place), this is a slice of Italy. We have travelled in Italy and this place is the real deal. Patio dining (recommended) on the inner river. (note - no...More

2  Thank OldAg65
Reviewed March 9, 2016

Been to Serafina several times now and the food is always excellent. Just ask for Alberto, sit back and enjoy. Had Veal Scaloppini with roasted potatoes. Glass of Chianti. Superb!!!!

Thank Mike0912
Reviewed March 9, 2016

Our meal at Serafina, once again, was delightful! We had an appetizer special that involved roasted octopus and calamari. Delicious! I love their Pappardelle al Bolognese- a fabulous pasta with lots and lots of a delicious Bolognese sauce. My husband selected a pork special- a...More

1  Thank mich-noto
Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

This is the first review I've ever written and I had such a terrible service experience I felt I couldn't ignore it. The food was good, the atmosphere was good, but our server was completely rude and seemed to have a condescending, I'm better than...More

1  Thank Sara S
Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Been here 3 times on business trips over the years. Excellent authentic Italian food. Great staff. Beautiful atmosphere. You should go here!

1  Thank mosfet32
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Serafina's was recommended by my daugher's friend From Washington, DC. We took her there for lunch=;) Myhusband has lived in Italy, taken many Italian cooking classes and I say "His new hobby is sending things back in restaurants." Nothing was sent back, we have returned...More

1  Thank patm0rris
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Terrific food and service. Had reservations with two large parties and this presented no problem to the kitchen. Outdoors seating is much preferred to inside. Beautiful view of the intracoastal. Appetizers and main courses were terrific. Pricing in line with the area. I would recommend.

Thank george s
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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
October 10, 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.
April 12, 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
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, 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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