La Grata Harlem

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$30 and under
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Indian

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Located on a busy street corner in Harlem, this La Grata location is popular with local families, students and faculty from nearby colleges including prestigious Columbia University. Customers enjoy authentic Italian cuisine while surrounded by fun graffiti art from artist Pato Paez. Our the open outdoor patio puts diners near the street activity.

There is a wide selection of homemade pastas, grilled fish and meat, salads and over 20 pizzas to choose from. The Italian wine list, unique cocktails and sweet desserts make every meal complete.
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.0
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, the chef came out and Introduced himself. How delightful! Food classic simple and unpretentious. Back room space is fabulous for private event or rainy weather or secret rendezvous. Bartender was on his game and servers obviously cared to give attentive service. Great Neighbohood spot I could visit every day. Thanks LaGrata team!

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DavidW
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate at Serafina Harlem twice during the week our daughter graduated from Columbia. We are from Los Angeles and have several food restrictions, including one no-salt diet and one vegetarian. Serafina was accommodating , with excellent pizza, salads, fish and the like. Excellent price-to-quality ratio. Staff is really nice, too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I have been to all Serafina locations. Was excited to learn that one open near me. Such a disappointment. Terrible service. The food was mediocre. This is a Serafina ripoff! Even the decor and atmosphere are so off! First and last!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We made a reservation and even though we arrived 10-15 minutes late they held our reservation. We had two appetizers: one of them was good (crostini) and one not at all (the bruschettas). The main courses were ok and one of them, the meat, has no taste whatsoever. The service was ok but the waiters were rude at times.

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Visitor
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was tasty but room temperature. They MUST remedy this if they want to improve. Had a weird experience with an "opened" bottle of wine, they offered the last opened bottle for a reduced cost!! Never experienced that anywhere else. The service when the place was Sezz Medi was crappy and now service at Serafina remains crappy. Someone broke a glass item next to our table and I felt a shard hit my palm. Later that shard stuck my palm and I was afraid that we had shards somewhere else on the table. The staff did not seem particularly perturbed. So, good food, but cold, lack of appropriate behavior by staff, and lack of concern for customers. We may not go back for reasons other than the food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Very poor service. Guy was on the phone the whole time. Kept taking away my cheese.

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Foodhobby
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A perfect neighborhood spot. Good food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved this place- food and service were top notch!!

SC
vipSCLadies
Sacramento
60 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great meal. The seating is not the best configuration and every time the door opens it freezes the guests in front. Otherwise great spot.

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Westside2
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very slow service and mediocre food. Pizza was watery, friends salad was limp and lifeless. The servers were pleasant and friendly but slow and not attentive. Noise level is quite loud when the place is full but as it cleared out became quite manageable.I want to like this place so will give it another chance.
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n4foodies
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Poor and slow service. We had reservation at 6.30 pm and we ended at 9.45pm. The food was okay but not to come back for it. During dinner we asked to see the wine list and this never came. Then we wanted some dessert and asked for the menu. After waiting 29 minutes, we decided to get the check and leave. Now the restaurant was not pack. It had three more tables. So we never understood what was happening. Even the manager came to take our order because we were looking for our guy. Ridiculous!

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Avery
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sarafina Harlem was able to hold our reservation for 6 people as the graduation went late and they put us in a back room where we were able to hear one another and relax. Food was good and the service was excellent. A good find at a very busy time of the year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went for mother's day - 9 of us. It was very disappointing. They didn't bother giving us the brunch menu, we had to ask for it, several times. Some food was okay (I enjoyed my brunch pizza) and some was inedible. (My husband's omelet was overcooked and missing cheese). It took a very long time for the food to arrive and several items were lukewarm/cool by the time they arrived. Coffee was really good though (although it's made individually so it took a while).

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Diana59
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The staff is helpful, atmosphere relaxed, food pretty good. Easy Friday night dinner. The waiter was particularly helpful in bringing two wines to try before I selected.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious. The lemon pancakes and Lox Benedict were well done, but the bottomless cocktails made it for me!

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vipFrogdoc
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Ate a the new Serafina on Amsterdam bear Columbia. Ambiance nothing special, but good dependable Italian- particularly the gnocchi!

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vipShamika
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a snowy day & not busy. The table spacing was suitable for bulky coats. The service was efficient & professional. The menu options were diverse; I have food allergies & had no problems. The food was DELICIOUS. The pizza was exceptional and the portions were generous. Desserts were well-appointed and had the right amount of sweetness.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best italian food in Harlem ! Must try the truffle pizza!

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vipBasic
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great from the food to the drinks, which I enjoyed quite a bit... Definitely returning soon!

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vipGlutard
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2015
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Asked for fish well done, waiter gasped and told me it was better rate. It came rare. Asked for ice cream without cookie bowl to meet gluten free diet and it came in cookie. Came again with lemon water ice in bowl without cookie. Asked for ice cream and waited 15 minutes. Waited another 10 minutes for sweetener for coffee which was brought to table without it or spoon.

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vippadareej
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was very impressed with the service and the food in this new addition to the chain. In a neighborhood that caters mostly to college kids, it's so nice to have a restaurant that caters to grown-ups! I will be back soon.

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vipShibagirl
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I was meeting some friends for lunch near Columbia University and was happy to see that Serafina opened a restaurant there. The food was served quickly and was consistent with the other Serafinas, though the pizza and pasta dishes were a bit oily. Two of us had the grilled calamari salad which was good. The restaurant is on the smaller side, but very popular with the lunchtime crowd because it was busy, even though it was a Monday. Unfortunately, the noise level was extremely high. We would have stayed for coffee and desert, but decided to go someplace else because it was impossible to talk. So, I would recommend the place if you're looking for fast, consistent food, but not if you're looking to have any kind of meaningful conversation.

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vipJorod
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We wish we could support neighborhood restaurants. But we had a miserable experience. The staff was inept, the food mediocre and the front room was so noisy that it would be impossible to hear your companion. Avoid this place

TJ
TJNelson
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2015
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We had one incident at the restaurant and our waiter Juan knew how to manage the situation and compensate us appropriately.

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La Grata Harlem is rated 4.1 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.