Serafina - Philadelphia
Great ServiceFirst 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!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly surprisedI 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.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSerafinaI'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.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistant qualityMy 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 AMUpbeat and just a little chicHas that great B+ Italian, not too fancy but plenty of style and energy with a menu that everyone will agree on.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSo fast!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!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI was surprised at the size(large!)I was surprised at the size(large!) of the salad. Delicious.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLove love this place, EveryoneLove love this place, Everyone is so nice food is great the restaurant is always clean.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectly Prepared FoodI 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.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service consideringExcellent service considering that it was crowded and Easter Sunday.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall the experience wasOverall 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.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI was able to get a four-topI 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.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMReliably 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."3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food.. I want toLoved the food.. I want to go back and try the pizza!!! Our server was SOOOOOO NICE!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM