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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • 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 today via mobile

This was recommended both online and by people we met and we were not disappointed. First impression is deceiving, though. Looks like a hole in the wall type place at first glance, but as you walk around down the twinkle lit walkway it opens out...More

Thank Irishchick423
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here for a fun night out with the girls. They have a great wine selection and a nice variety of Italian entrées that range from classics to unique. Portions are very large so in some cases you can probably share an entrée. The...More

Thank shoegal20
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is tucked away on the water. It was terrific for dinner. The fish and Italian choices are great. We had attentive waitstaff. Only beer and wine is served.

Thank MegMyers59
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is kind of a neighborhood place for us. We went there for lunch on my birthday and pretty much had the place to ourselves. It is awesome eating outside by the water and its in a really quiet area so you can just enjoy...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 4 days ago

For our oldest daughter's birthday/vacation weekend we took Megan plus 3 of her best friends and her sister Victoria to Serafina. Our table on the patio was wonderful with views of the water as well as two great looking yachts. Our server was wonderful explaining...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hidden from the street, romantic and cozy on the water in the back. Friendly service, great food, fair prices. Get the grouper livornese, get the charred octopus and calamari appetizer. Good price value on the wine list. Mary Jane and Tom were both great servers....More

Thank StephenRMorse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good Italian food. The scallops wrapped in prosciutto were excellent. Veal Osobuco was awesome and service was excellent.

Thank Mr_Review00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I and three other friends had an excellent Italian dinner here last Saturday evening. The ambiance is exquisite and the food out of this world. I had the homemade gnocchi, my wife the stuffed pork chop. Both meals proved outstanding! From the...More

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a menu and gourmet set of options. Service was excellent. The 4 of us each had different special, which were all rated superb as we each tasted the others. Huge wine list with a large inventory of Italian wines. The only problem is you...More

Thank Van P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very unique location and experience - Upon arrival, the front looks more like an aged storefront than a beautiful restaurant...That said, sitting on the back patio enjoying the waterfront setting (albeit blocked somewhat by docked boats) offers a beautiful ambiance. Service by Mary Jane deserves...More

Thank IraBfromCSG
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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
10 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.
12 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
US$31 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, 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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