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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
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The street view is deceiving - walk down the side of the building for a lovely spot on the canal. Service was very good with several seafood specials available. Wine list was nice! We enjoyed everything about the evening including the lemon sorbet.

Thank jbewje
Minneola, Florida
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this restaurant as the one we were originally going to try we couldn't find parking at. I'm so glad we gave them the chance! This was authentic Italian , comparable to meals we had in Italy! We started with the breaded mozzarella appetizer which was very tasty and is literally a ball of fresh mozzarella breaded and fried,... More 

Thank amay1725
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Just incredible! The staff and the service was superb, we sat outside looking at the boats and the harbor. The food was delicious all around, we got octopus and fish and pasta and all was amazing. Would definitely go again if I were in the area. A romantic dinner with amazing views/service/food, what more could you ask for?

Thank olga z
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner last Tuesday to celebrate her birthday. Parking is a little hard to find, we lucked out because there was a space available in front of the place but if it wasn't for that we would have had to park a couple blocks back. I suggest you pass quickly through the entrance of the restaurant... More 

Thank Jose N
Kingstown, St. Vincent
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This was the last night my wife and I were in Fort Lauderdale for a little getaway. We decided to try somewhere totally new. So we used the Open Table app and looked for an Italian restaurant, and Serafina came up. It looks a little understated and was about 30 minutes from where we were staying, but the reviews were... More 

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127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is only 400 feet away from our hotel. From the outside, it does not look like much. When we went in, we were seated on a dock next to the water with huge yachts. My husband ordered a glass of super Tuscan and I ordered Moscato. Our waiter brought out a delicious tomato and garlic bruschetta followed by... More 

Thank aml3679
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 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 

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325 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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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140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 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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20 reviews
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Reviewed 15 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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