Serafina East Hampton

Serafina East Hampton

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.serafinarestaurant.com/serafina/
  • Phone: 6312673500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cedar Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available across the street from the restaurant in a public lot.
A word from Serafina East Hampton
Serafina East Hampton combines the quaint, comfortable style of the local community with our signature energy and enthusiasm. We feature a lively bar adjacent to our spacious dining room. You may also dine in our outdoor patio and relax under our vine covered pergola while you enjoy a drink before or after your meal. Serafina provides authentic Northern Italian cuisine made with the highest quality ingredients. Choose from a variety of pizzas, pastas, and fresh grilled fish and meats to experience a truly delicious Italian experience.
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Serafina East Hampton reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.7
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (26)kid-friendly (24)neighborhood gem (23)good for groups (14)hot spot (13)great for lunch (10)fit for foodies (8)notable wine list (5)romantic (4)special occasion (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great night at Serafina
    atlantamagnoliaVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    There is always a nice vibe here .. great setting indoor and out; the patio is very summery and cozy. Our food was great - both the penne and the spaghetti with lobster were nice dishes. The standout was our waiter, Camillo. He provided excellent service and made the entire experience go from ordinary to wonderful. Serafina is always a reliable choice .. good atmosphere, good food, good service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Lovely spot with outdoor dining on N. Main Street. Food was good, overpriced for what you get as is everything out here. Service was okay, water refilled regularly although when we asked for more bread, (there were 5 of us and they gave us 3 pieces) the guy made a face! I also checked the menu online, saw the prices and they were on average 2-3 dollars more on the menu at the restaurant. I think they should have updated menus on line. Could have gone to Sam's and had a better meal for a lot less.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Avoid
    Batman
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The fish had an odor to it ,it came out before the appetizers, we had to request the salads three times . My wife who is allergic to garlic sure enough got a dish with garlic on it. Hopefully this was unusual.
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  • Serafina an "oldie but goodie"
    Zizi
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    After several years in this location, Serafina in East Hampton continues to be a reliably good restaurant with one excellent dish for vegans, which I always order when I dine there:Spaghetti Squash. My 2 dinner companions who are not vegetarian/vegan tasted it and pronounced it "delicious", although they both thoroughly enjoyed their spaghetti with clam sauce and spaghetti with zucchini. This is a great alternative choice for those seeking those "elusive" vegan entrees in the Hamptons. However, the noise level in this restaurant which caters to families, some with very young children, even babies, many of whom will be crying, shouting etc. can be disturbing, and having thumping music in the background only adds to the noise discomfort.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay
    Mitch
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Pizza with arugula was tasty, but salty. Cornish hen was very good. Pasta with meat sauce as very dry and fair.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay...just okay
    DocDeenVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Okay when springing for a restaurant meal is not good enough. It Started with the greeting. The Hostess did her job, but with a scowl on her face. Felt like we interrupted her in the middle of an important text. Our waiter was solid...polite and attentive. The appetizers (soup of the day...minestrone and a Caesar salad) were on the bland side. Not bad just nothing special. Dinner (pasta bolognese and a flat bread pizza) were solid. Pasta portion was on the small side. All in all...it was okay. There are better choices in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner On A Busy Weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a group of four for dinner on a Weekend in August. Usually restaurants are stretched thin in August and things go wrong. Not at Serafina in East Hampton. We had 3 courses and the food was excellent. Our courses were served promptly yet we never felt rushed. Bar scene was fun and outdoor seating was nice!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Linda
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    No bread on table. Staff ok. Food ok. Not great. No coffee. After dinner and before theater we would have wanted a cup. None available. Very disappointing. Left unsatisified.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    missaustralianballet
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Serafina never disappoints ! Always great food and service. Reliable and fast. Always a pleasure
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place to bring the kids
    NYFoodieinDC
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had a fine meal at Serafina. Compared to other restaurants in the area it is reasonably priced.We are empty nesters but were delighted to see families at the restaurant, the children enjoying pizza and pasta. But they also have good food for grown-ups prepared nicely. My veal scallopini hit the spot. Wait staff was attentive and service is fast (perhaps a little too fast). All around a good solid place for a meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    They have to be kidding with the bottled wine prices. $55 for the cheapest bottle.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOUD
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Unfortuatelly it was a Saturday Night and the restaurant was still full of young children running around nearly missing the waiters. My wife and I could not wait to get out of there, there was no doubt that there was going to be an accident in there. This was 7:30-8:00PM, my wife could never imagine bringing our children to this place at that time of night. It will be a long time before we will go back, maybe on the off season!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not going back again
    TruefoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I gave this East Hampton Serafina three chances. I'm done here! Done with discrimination!
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  • snowpitVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This dinner was a terrible experience. Service was as bad as it could get. Very disorganized wait staff, inattentive, and unprofessional. Food only mediocre. Very long wait for each course to come out.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • greatdinner
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Decent dinner, good service, reasonable prices except for the price of a glass of wine, which is too high for this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • uninspired
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Asked for a glass of "house cabernet".....Got charged $16....Now that's a rip-off ! This is not a high class place in any respect except that stupid glass of wine.....insulting to the clientele
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening.
    Robin
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Everything was great. Just as expected. We have been there many times and it was very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • misc
    ebe9800VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    very pleasant eating outside! nice atmosphere! loved the idea of the blankets!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Food and Service sub-par
    HamptonsFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Like many restaurants in the area this one was has some early season service issues which will improve over time. The food was another story. We ordered two specials- a pasta dish and chicken parmigiana. We were not told the prices of the specials and made the mistake not to ask. In an apparent effort to justify a hefty $30 price tag for chicken parmigiana, the chicken was the size of a pizza. In addtion to serving a portion that was far too large even for a diner with a large appetite, some salad was placed not on the side, but directly on top of the chicken and melted cheese. All in all, not very appetizing. And, in terms of flavor, no better than your average pizza parlor.
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  • a favorite place
    CindyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Serafinas is always a favorite Great selection on their menu food is always consistantly delicious Service is so friendly always eager to please you We love the whole ambiance of the place & in the warmer weather outdoor dining is so relaxing We go almost every week
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, Big noise
    Nuffsaid
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Tasty food, uneven service, plenty of covered outdoor seating and not pricy at all. That said, if you have anything to chat with your dinner partners about, make sure you're not sitting next to one of the large groups there. The big parties make it deafening! Otherwise, pretty pretty good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian food
    JMcG
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food here is always delicious. The homemade ravioli in a butter sage sauce was outstanding, and the basil strawberry martinis were refreshing and delicious. The ricotta cheesecake was perfect, with just a hint of sweetness to end the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappoiting
    ruthVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Eat here all the time. Very rushed in and out within 1 hour. Very noisy and up appealing. This is off our summer dining places
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • barbEHVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    it's the beginning of the "season" in East Hampton and no one has their act together yet. We are way too old to go out on weekends, but Serafina is still good - especially if you goearly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good dependable Hamptons favorite
    giljoy
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Serafina is an upscale Italian restaurant with a warm Hamptons vibe. Kids might sometimes roam between the tables as their parents dine but it's all well behaved informal fun. The staff is young, friendly, and usually knowledgeable about the food. It is not cheap for anywhere else, but it is reasonable for the Hamptons. The food is good and the portions fair.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Excellent service and food!! Didn't feel rushed and waiter was so helpful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • to perfection as always
    CindyVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Serafina never disappoints us The service is always wonderful The menu has so many great choices The food is delicious and the wine choices are really good The staff always makes us feel at home A true Hamptons treasure
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have been to Serafina on
    KenofWainscott
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I have been to Serafina on many occasions, including one new year's eve, but sadly do not plan to dine there again. The hostess was amateurish and didn't acknowledge we had a reservation when I told her we did and gave her my name. The waiter was worse. We asked for butter on 3 occasions and if sitting there I'd still be waiting for it. We sat next to a large group that allowed the children in the party to run about without a word from the restaurant staff. Our entrees took an inordinately long time to be delivered and when they arrived they were barely warm. Is this a problem with the kitchen, the wait staff, or both. This restaurant has lost a formerly loyal customer. Given the service we encountered they probably don't care.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 50 reviews are from the Serafina East Hampton reviews archive.
  • Okay
    JoeG
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Serafina was ok...there was no bread on the table which is very odd. Fried Calamari was a little chewy. My salmon itself was good but didn't like the lentils and spinach combination it came with. My husband said his veal was good. The pizza for the kids looked a little sad. Overall this restaurant is not up to par with restaurants in East Hampton.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistent crowd pleaser
    DaschaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    It's nice to have Serafina in our neighborhood. It's become our "go to" place with friends and family and we know we'll always have great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • Surprisingly very good food
    GreekGodVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    Surprisingly very good food and much better than its NYC sisters. View of main drag, which seems like the other side of the East Hampton tracks, but very good salads, pastas and focaccia. Great for the kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for families
    RickVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    This is a great place to take kids if you get there early. Food is good, service is very good, but prices are typical East Hampton which means expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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  • A little would go a long way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Really delicious food. Waiter was very attentive but the restaurant is still plagued with sluggishness. I always forget until I'm there again. Somehow, I'm always being apologized to for how late my entree is. Fortunately it's delicious so I forget and return repeatedly. The thin crust pizza is excellent and my kids love the mini tennis racquet pasta drowned in salty butter (hell, so do I. Who wouldn't?). It's too bad the kitchen is either so overwhelmed or indifferent that there's inevitably a 40 minute wait between courses - I give the waiter points for at least apologizing to us for the delay..
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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  • All happy diners!
    lisaS
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    This was our 2nd visit to the East Hampton location and we will be back! Food and service were both very good. We had a pizza , very good salads , various pasta entrees and dessert. The fruit tart is perfect!! The chocolate souffle was very good. We will skip the espresso with vanilla ice cream next time. We were able to make a reservation one night and walked in without one another night. The staff / servers were nice and professional. Great prices for the Hamptons.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent as always
    NiceWhale
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    My family of five always enjoy our dining experiences at Serafina locations in New York City and East Hampton. The food arrives hot and consistently satisfies the variety of tastes around the table. The service was attentive and timely. Everyone enjoyed their courses and the highlight was the freshly made tiramisu dessert for two that was sampled by all. Well done
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Ehamp1
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Food was mediocre and way overpriced. Spaghetti with tasteless bolognese sauce was $19. Service was just OK and ambience was absent. Location and simple menu draws families with kids. Makes it an easy in and out. Definitely will not return.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Not sure If Sunday is a slow night but we sat right down and the food was really good! Not too expensive (minus the drinks of course) ; would definately go back!
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Waste Your Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    We've been to the East Hampton Sarafina many times but his was the first time this season. In the past, we've always had an enjoyable time, both in terms of food and service. This time around, it was a disaster. The service was atrocious from the drink orders taking 15 minutes, to the waiter getting every single thing wrong including giving us the wrong dessert and someone else's check. To top it off, there was no apology. As for the food, it was mediocre at best and has certainly gone downhill from a few months ago. This place needs to get its act together soon. We are hoping they were having an off night.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bring on the b team
    woollybob
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    Ok, so it was Tuesday perhaps the main staff had the night off. It took 45 minutes to get our first course. It tool 25 minutes to get a round of drinks including a glass of flat champagne - which they tried to charge us for the entire bottle. The bartender couldn't make a basic cocktail either. After every course we had to ask for the table to be cleared etc. Diners around us were also complaining about the service. Sad thing is, many of us had been to Serfina in East Hampton before and had enjoyed it.
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  • Ehh, not great...
    Wstcstrfoodie
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Food is ok, for what it is... Not the best, but a decent step above fast food options in the area, so I would have to say it is a decent addition to the restaurant pool. This is our second time there and pretty consistent all around with our last visit earlier this season. Sam's for pizza, Serafina for pasta, but definitely go someplace else for a memorable dinner. By the way, the indoor space was so uncomfortably warm that we really didn't even feel like eating. It is unfortunate that they don't have that aspect of the experience down--last time, we nearly froze to death outside and they came around with gross blankets for diners to use--yuk!
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