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“A great bistro”

Serafina Italian Restaurant & Waterfront Bistro
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Ranked #123 of 1,407 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Victoria Park
Description: 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!
Reviewed February 19, 2013

OUr meal here was features a delicious fresh Branzino, roasted to perfection. The owner and chef are all over making sure the diners are happy, and for the most part all the tables were filled and no complaining. The wait staff is old school and all that is missing is for Tony Soprano and his entourage to walk in.

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Thank Paolosmom
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

A lovely little italian restaurant -- gourmet food but you pay for it. Pretty pricey. I enjoyed it, but it hit my pocketbook a little too hard -- there are a number of less expensive options. However, if you are looking for a special occasion place, this will do.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

I love this little restaurant. The owner visits the tables, making your experience even more pleasurable. Nice little wine menu, great homemade pastas and wonderful bread. Our server's name was Mickey and she treated us like royalty on a sunny afternoon with some pinot gri, some chardonnay and then on to the food.The back area looks right on the inter coastal. we actually arrived by boat and tied up prior to sitting at a great table. I enjoyed my sausage and oriachette with a very light tomato sauce....not gravy heavy but light sauce. Take my word for this little cute stop. Go in and enjoy.

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Thank Robert088
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Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at Serafina's. ask to sit out by the canal when you make your reservation. It's a bit small but very quaint and the food was fabulous. We celebrated my partners birthday and it was perfect. Great food, impeccable service, can't beat the view.

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Thank sherriinfreehold
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Serafina was within easy walking of our hotel (15 FTL) and it has a pleasant terrace overlooking the waterfront. The salads we had were good and it was encouraging to see 4* balsamic vinegar being used rather than the cheap stuff. The in-house tiramisu was almost excellent but would have benefitted from decent espresso coffee. The only significant drawback is that the restaurant feels a little tired and down at heel, although that probably wouldn't be noticed at night.

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