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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
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is quite disgusting. Nothing Italian, nothing different from a very ordinary American restaurant. It is a pity, because the menu is quite appealing. But once the absurd servant (Mary something...) brings you what you selected on the menu, you would like to escape! I had an incredible orecchiette with broccolini and sausage. Well, the sausage has nothing to do... More 

Thank Marcoboots
La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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166 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we've been like 25 times to Ft Lauderdale and we've never noticed how close (but secluded) this lovely little spot was. Genereous and well prepared dishes, nice wine list, warm and attentive personnel, quiet and easy-going atmosphere. It is indeed by the water however your view will be blocked by the big yatchs and boats nearby. Anyway I recommend this... More 

Thank Guillermo M
Toledo, Ohio
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice restaurant on the middle river. hard to see much of the river due to all the big boats tied up in front of the restaurant. the mr. and i went with friends. they were not impressed but we enjoyed our meal immensely. the mr. and i shared a caesar salad and the BEST snapper francese that we have EVER... More 

Thank karen t
New Jersey
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed dining at Serafina. We went based on the reviews from TripAdvisor and so glad we did. The outside seating is quaint and looks onto yachts docked on the intercostal. The service was fantastic and our waiter gave great menu recommendations per our request. Our diners included fillet of snapper oreganata, and stuffed pork chop with homade spinach... More 

Thank Tamra R
Manalapan, New Jersey
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252 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is the 2nd time we are here and it was just as good as the first time 3 months prior. Its so serene and peaceful overlooking the intracoastal waters and the docked yachts as the sun sets. Tonight we had a heat lightening show as well. We were thrilled to have Tom as our waiter again. He is gracious... More 

Thank Audrey3091
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I must say this little romantic piece of Italy in the middle of Ft lauderdale really surprised me. To start the entrace at night is majestic. The outside seating is a must to enjoy the wonderful view. Perfect combination of wonderful food and great service. From the wine to everything that we taste and a perfect view, make this restaurant... More 

Thank Yari S
Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

What a GEM of a find in Ft Lauderdale. I promise you it is well worth the short drive from the beach. When you pull up out front...you will have no idea what awaits beyond. Very deceiving. Fantastic REAL Italian meal, with well versed but not overbearing staff. Small & cozy. Offers indoor and outdoor dining. Outdoor- overlooking beautiful marina.... More 

Thank Bern C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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216 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

OMG!!! What a great restaurant. To us it is a very special place to celebrate a special occasion. We happened to hear about the place so we decided to give it a try. We've lived here in Ft. Lauderdale for 44 years and never have heard of Serafina's. The food is outstanding. I ordered the Osso Buco D'angello which is... More 

Thank nclark62044
Boca Raton, Florida
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant! The food and the service were superb. We were served by Bianca, who in no small part, made it a memorable evening. I decided to have the Mediterranean fish soup and it turned out to be fantastic. I would go back for that alone. At $12 I thought it was priced reasonably. My wife and... More 

Thank Jeff R
Saint Augustine, Florida
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

A nice evening with Vino and good food. The antipasto plate was wonderful and traditional. The flounder was very good and a lot of food. We sat on the porch with the view of the water and boats. We had a great waitress Mary Jane! The restaurantis tucked in so you don't see it at first so use your GPS.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?