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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 - 23:00
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Steven treated us wonderfully as he walked us through the Sunday evening specials and wine. Lamb chops, veal Parmesan were both excellent. In fact everything coming out of the kitchen looked incredible. Make a reservation but don't be intimidated by the crowd or somewhat crowed space as Steven and the rest of the staff will make your entire experience very... More 

Thank Race163
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315 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It certainly was not bad, but neither was it great. If 3 1/2 was a possible grade, it probably would be fitting. As is always noted, sit outside or don't bother going. The food was about as average as you can get and several noted that some prices were high. Only wine or beer is served and wine prices, both... More 

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Davie, Florida
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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had had food catered by Serafina in the past that we enjoyed and wanted to give the restaurant a try. Having read the reviews by others I requested our table for four be outside in the deck overlooking the water. When we arrived we had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated, not a problem for such a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Seafina doesn't look,much from the outside. Tucked away in a brick storefront on the western side of the Intercoastal, near Sunrise and 20thSt., it slowly gives you its charm. Classics old Italian charm and humor from all the waitstaff. The view on the Intercoastal is relaxing and mesmerizing. Dishes range from classic Souhtern Italian such as capellini with red sauce,... More 

Thank Bob and Barry V
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
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155 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

If you like Italian food, you should really like this place. I'm not big on Italian food so there wasn't a lot on the menu for me, so I stuck to a veal dish which was pretty average. However, the party I was with greatly enjoyed their meals, including shrimp and meatball appetizers and tiramisu for desert. The place is... More 

Thank 1039
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

A nice little place off the beaten path with great outdoor dining. Unfortunately there was a group of around 10 that drank a lot and were very loud so so much for the quiet romantic meal. The brueshetta was quiet tasty. The wine list was nice and reasonably priced. The mushroom ravioli was quiet nice also. Recommend outdoor seating with... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 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 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 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 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 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 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 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 

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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
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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?