Loved the food.. I want to
Loved the food.. I want to go back and try the pizza!!! Our server was SOOOOOO NICE!!!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reliably very good!
Enjoyed a great dinner. Branzino is excellent. Good drinks and good service in an upbeat setting; bit crowded maneuvering around tables, but not a deterrent! Pleasant staff all around. Definitely a "go back to restaurant."
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was able to get a four-top
I was able to get a four-top OpenTable reservation for 8pm just a couple of hours prior, so I was feeling lucky, but wondering if the table was open for the wrong reasons. Turns out it was a fluke. Serafina was a great place to be for us -- it was loud enough that we didn't feel like nearby tables would hear us but not so loud my 55 year-old ears had any trouble. The crowd was young, beautiful, and having a great time, but I wasn't paying any attention. Food, service, and ambiance were all what I was looking for.
Wine prices were a little high, to corroborate another reviewer's comments, but the pinot noir we chose at the low end of the scale was perfect. All in my party were very satisfied. Will definitely return.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall the experience was
Overall the experience was pretty good. The service was the only issue. The waiter did not mention that one of the entrees ordered by our party came with a side salad so we ended up ordering a salad and then getting another with the meal, which cost an extra $12. The table was not cleared properly before dessert was served so it became cluttered. The food was very good. I recommend the salmon as an entree choice.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent service considering
Excellent service considering that it was crowded and Easter Sunday.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfectly Prepared Food
I love Serafina! I dined her for my birthday with a group of friends. There we 6 of us. Everyone was able to find something to suit their taste buds. The sangria was tasty; the steak salad was prepared perfectly; and dessert was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love love this place, Everyone
Love love this place, Everyone is so nice food is great the restaurant is always clean.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had an early bird dinner before meeting up with friends later. The food was so fast that we had more time to kill than we thought! Everything was delicious! Pricey, but worth it in my opinion!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
outside table soloing permeates
Windows were open, so both the street noise and the smoking from serafina's outside tables were wafting, wait, billowing in. I wouldn't call the noise "moderate" or "energetic," but "noisy." However, opentable didn't have that option. Food was good. Service was good.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upbeat and just a little chic
Has that great B+ Italian, not too fancy but plenty of style and energy with a menu that everyone will agree on.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
delicious salad and pasta
delicious salad and pasta bolognese. Generous portions big enough to share. We've been there numerous times and the food has always been very good. Great thin crust pizzas.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed an excellent lunch. I opted for the minestrone and the chicken pallard
And my wife enjoyed the mixed green and pizza.
Everything was prepared perfectly and the service was spot on.
Their lunch special was also an excellent value.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved our server, she was perfect. Food was good. I am very Italian and have a hard time finding enjoyable Italian cuisine. Considering this is a bit of a chain, we were really surprised. Homemade ravioli were so good and light! I ate a whole plate and could have kept eating more. They were feather light. We will be back with friends.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've only ever eaten brunch here so can not comment on dinner menu, wine list, etc.
1. Convenient location - near Rittenhouse Square, etc.
2. All 3 times I've eaten there, hardly any crowds
3. Brunch menu is very nice - not a large selection, but really delicious and nicely presented. Recommendations: Brioche French toast; Salmon Eggs Benedict or design yourself omelet.
The only one I can think of is brunch should be available earlier than 11:00. Starting at 10:00 would be a good idea.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at this restaurant and I have to say that the reason I would go back was because of our waitress. She was so on top of everything, super friendly, accommodating and just top the experience to the great food and atmosphere.
My mom had the best mother's day brunch ever!! Thank you!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our college graduation celebration very much at Serafina.
Everything was wonderful. We can't say enough about it.
We were a party of 8 and each and everyone was very pleased.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Billed as Northern Italian, but certainly with a number of interesting, unusual, and delicious, variations.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Serafina has the best Italian in Center City, hands down. They have amazing homemade pasta, and we highly recommend the Tris of Sofia, which comes with spinach ravioli, gnocchi in pesto, and a delicious fettucini with red sauce and a touch of cream. Generally our service is very good, but I felt that this particular time around, we were somewhat forgotten in the beginning (i.e., no drinks or bread for a good amount of time). Our server did apologize, and once we were waited on, everything was fantastic.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went for our 31st wedding anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The only drawback was the very high noise level.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh and healthy food choices
Serafina has a good Center City location with nice sidewalk dining. There were alot of dinner options, inclusing fesh vegetarian options. The pizzas looked great (we didn't try them). Our server Spencer was okay, but not completely interested or on top of his game.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Spot
This is a great spot to meet friends for lunch, drinks or dinner in the Rittenhouse area. Food is reasonable and quite good. We would return.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have no idea why this place got bad reviews! The food was excellent. By the way, I am EXTREMELY picky. We sat outside on a busy saturday night. The waiter was extremely nice and accomodating. The hostess was also very nice as we were 20 minutes late for our reservation. I called in advance and they still had a table waiting for us and sat us outside like we requested. there are a ton of selections on the menu. Two of us had fish entrees and one had pizza and we were all very happy with our selections. It's also a location. The only thing I can't speak to is the noise level inside since we were outside the whole time.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Indoor/Outdoor Dining
Serafina has great windows that open wide to give you the feel of outdoor dining even while dining inside. The appetizers were delish and very nice portions. The Bronzino fish was a bit bland and slightly over cooked. Pasta dishes were well done and vegetarian dish was a work of art.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but not great
We have dined at Serafina before and enjoyed it. We had a party of 7. Everyone but me really liked what was ordered. I had the Serafina salad with shrimp, asparagus and garbanzo beans that was just fair and not worth the price. There were too many garbanzo beans, very little asparagus- a disappointment.. I would go again and order Pizza.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
New York Prices
Nice place with great pizzas but expensive for what you get.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Yellow Canopies through you off
The yelli canopies, while prominent among the many Rittenhouse area food spots, are a but childish and don't do justice to the tasty apps and traditional and delicious pizzas. The tastes and treasures inside are great, wonderful sauces and perfectly cooked al dente. I just wish the outside was a bit more mature.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Place for a Birthday Dinner!
I celebrated my birthday here with 13 people! We had a wonderful time and we all loved the food! We will definitely be returning!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server knew exactly what to recommend based on my taste of wine, let me sample it and I was not disappointed since I ended up ordering that as well as a second glass! Get the black truffle ravioli and have chicken added. You will not be let down!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and the
Excellent service and the meal was delicious. Can't wait to go back.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I were able to get a reservation here during Philly's Fall Restaurant Week. The courses were fantastic and the portions were very sizable. We were very surprised with how much food we received for the fixed price restaurant week special. We have been back numerous times since and look forward to continuing to dine here! Highly recommended.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service! We went for retaurant week and got the 3-course dinner...so much food and so good!
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gotta Go Back
Because we were celebrating my husband's birthday, I allowed him to choose our dining area. He chose outside dining. It was quite chilly and we happened to get the table that missed the heaters on either side of us. So as I enjoyed our delicious meal, I found myself wishing to be warm & toasty inside. This is why we must revisit. As I gazed the inner restaurant, I was anxious to enjoy the cozy, comfortable, & energetic setting that I witnessed. See ya soon!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great intro to Philly dining
I visited Serafina on my first trip to Philly, and I couldn't have been happier. I had heard great things about Philly being a drink and dine city, and Serafina did not disappoint on that front. I love Italian restaurants with a varied menu, and Serafina had over 20 different pasta dishes - and they were very different. All kinds of sauces, all kinds of pastas, even homemade. I noticed at least 3 other tables ordered the calamari, which was fantastic. Very fresh.
Only downside: very expensive wine. Next time I will bring my own bottle because wine bottles were not cheap. I'm from California where you can get a good bottle of wine for a very good price, and I cannot stomach paying $38 for a bottle I would normally buy for $15 or $20 in CA.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must try
Everything we ordered was awesome. Prices very reasonable. I can't wait to go back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious & Fast!
The food was great & came out very quickly. It was very noisy & hard to have a conversation. Also we were a few minutes late & the woman at the door (looked like a manager or owner) was a bit rude. She said, "your lucky I almost have your table away.."
What a nice way to welcome guests!?
Besides the awful greeting it was a decent place.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Melt in your mouth Lobster Ravioli, rich and hearty rigatoni bolognese, creamy & savory Risotto porcini. All Excellent choices. The place was packed And Our service was still fantastic. Was there for us and checked on us just the right times. Will definitely go back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as always!
A friend and I went here for dinner on a Saturday night. We shared the spinach salad as an app and it was a perfect start! We each ordered a pasta dish and shared them - the gnocchi and another homemade pasta dish. Everything was delicious and service was very attentive and friendly. This was my fourth visit and all of my dining experiences here have been great. This is definitely one of my go to Italian restaurants in Philly. Besides the great food, the music gives it a fun vibe and the Rittenhouse people watching always entertains!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM