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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
926 NE 20th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3038
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Saturday and we got stuck in a hot small room with no AC. We were ignored most of the night and the server was very rude. The food was OK, but not worth been treated like they were doing a favor...More

Thank Kirk C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Serafina is tucked away in a beautiful spot and as we remember the restaurant from previous visits was really a hidden gem. Our most recent visit was a bit of a disappointment. The atmosphere seems a little frantic and perhaps overbooked because we had to...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our neighbours recommended this restaurant for our Anniversary dinner . Perfect ! The food, the wine. the location and the service was everything you expect in a good restaurant . All this at a reasonable price .

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The outside is so unassuming that I somewhat subconsciously questioned the reviews. Then, we walked up, only to walk down a little alleyway to find the door and i really thought, “what are we doing?!” OMG, I’m so glad we did! The inside is minuscule...More

Thank Mom2Twincesses
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this neighborhood gem online and decided to try it. After booking on Open Table the hostess called me to ask if I saw the section where they couldn't guarantee outdoor seating. I told her I was OK either way, but she managed to...More

1  Thank caryon1
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This little spot was referred to us by a couple that we met the night before at the Capitol Grill. It's on a side street close to Galeria Mall, but if you didn't know about it you would pass it by. It's a little local...More

Thank Debbie Y
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We have been to Serafina at least 4 times this year and have loved it each time. We love taking people here when they come to town. It is upscale Italian food without being outrageously priced. They have locally caught fresh fish, and homemade pasta...More

Thank annewa2017
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Don't let the outside of this lovely restaurant discourage you. Once inside or outside on the deck, you will find the atmosphere charming. Italian food nicely and freshly prepared. Service friendly and professional. Frequented by locals and tourists. Close enough to the airport for arriving...More

Thank Lynne D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We always enjoy dining at Serafina. Although the atmosphere is very casual the wine choices are exceptional and the food is always outstanding. Fish, meat, pasta, vegetables- it is all perfectly prepared. The desserts are a great way to finish a wondeful meal.

Thank fiberwave
Reviewed 13 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
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25 November 2016|
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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
11 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.
13 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
USD 31 - USD 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings
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
  • 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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