Serafina Always

4.4
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694 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Everyone, from beautiful models and young professionals to families and businessmen on power lunches, flocks to Serafina Always' for its energetic ambiance and delicious cuisine found in this upbeat three floor restaurant.

Based on a very authentic approach to Italian food and using only the highest quality ingredients, our cuisine originates from family recipes handed down from generations of cooks and adapted by Vittorio Assaf and our team of professional chefs.

Choose from a variety of homemade pastas, pizzas and fresh grilled meats, fish and vegetables. We offer over 20 varieties of thin crust pizzas made with 00 Italian flour, filtered water, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt from Sicily.
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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow. Table in poor location. Servers were nice but not as attentive as they should have been. The Brussels sprout salad was too salty and too full of dressing or mayo. Sorry!

EM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Regulars to Serafina, however was disappointed by this visit, food took too long and then it was cold. We had to ask the waiter every time we needed something, not a great experience.

AC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Not so good... uses to Be much better. Party of 4, gave us a very bad table at second flloor, near the window. Had to change. Asked twice for the olive oil, waiter forgot both times. Never more

EM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is our local and love every time we go. We prefer to go outside the busy hours as the service is always better. Pizza's are excellent, spaghetti bolognaise is perfect

MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serfafina Always is always a winner! Despite our reservation being slightly delayed, the food was excellent and the host, most pleasant accommodating!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Staff was very busy but even with reservations they were not seating people and staff was often ignoring us. Table was squeezed against the stairs. I come here regularly and was really unimpressed by their ability to handle a normal weekend volume

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner. I love the vegetarian platter with chicken and extra sauce. But I chose Serafina for the apple tart dessert and they were not serving it that night :-(

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Wildly mediocre food and service.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience dining at Serafina Always, yet again. The food was delicious, and my friend and I had a great time overall. I look forward to coming back soon!

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Can’t go wrong on any given night.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finalmente un posto a Manhattan dove ai mangia italiano

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LI
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Also good for larger parties.

A
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great ambience. I will definitely go there again.

LT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have t been in a few years. Glad to know the food is still as yummy! The calamari is served piping hot and just as delicious. I wish it wasn’t served in a basket because everything under the top layer was soggy. Will return again!

r
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Always a great meal!’

LB
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Celebrating my birthday in NYC and always go to Serafina’s! 💗🎉🍾🥂

EW
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, nice atmosphere and always busy. Service is professional and knowledgeable. Consistently a good meal.

TC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The pizza was wet and very soft. We had 4 pizzas during our trip at other restaurants and this pizza was worst by far.

LF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

$34 for a small piece of fish. Hard broccoli that I couldn’t even cut with the knife and a few roasted potatoes. Disappointed

CB
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice lively environment with healthy food options. Pizza was tasty and the free range burger hit the spot. Great Place to meet up with a friend. We sat on the 2nd level which was a little more sedate and easier to conversate.

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, such a friendly staff and the best Tiramisu!!

JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat upstairs by the windows. Our server, Carlos, was fantastic and paid close attention to our every need. Recommend the Sancerre

BF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had very delicious appetizers and entrees. Excellent service. Staff was immediately accommodating when I requested for our party of 6 to be moved upstairs where is is warmer and quieter.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food was good, but service was a bit substandard. Food took about an hour to come out, with no real apology, just that the kitchen was backed up. Once it arrived, some of the food was cold, which they replaced pretty quickly. It was delicious though!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved it

D
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great salad menu and good wine by the glass. The service was attentive but not overwhelming. We were not rushed to finish.

D
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Been going for years. Unfortunately food was not as good as usual. The pizza was a bit cold.

g
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is reliably good although some dishes are better than others. This location is super noisy so if conversation is important go to another location. Otherwise a reliably good midtown locale.

BM
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not as good as it used to be. Pizza was mediocre at best

J
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was awful and food wasn’t worth the price. I have been to a few Serafina’s and have never been this disappointed. Planned on getting dessert as we were celebrating a birthday but left before and went elsewhere

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rushed service, terrible food

m
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

2 tables with 4/5 children each, screaming!
You couldn't hear yourself talk!
Most unpleasent, spoiled the dinner!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Houston, Texas.

Loved everything, except in my martini they served stuffable olives, but they were empty...no blue cheese or anything...no queens olives. Otherwise, it was excellent for everything else!!

OT
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was initially very slow. We sat over 10 minutes without being acknowledged and without drinks. We waited another 15-20 to order. It appeared that 1-2 people were taking all the orders (not a great system). Once orders were placed, food arrived quickly. The food was good, but not the best in New York (or the UES for that matter). We friend several pasta dishes and pizza among us. Desserts were delicious- the highlight of our meal.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was really wonderful for a more casual place. They were incredibly accommodating to our young children. Highly recommend for an evening out.

c
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an early dinner on new year's eve and it was phenomenal!! I thought it might be overpriced but the food was 100% worth it (spinach ravioli and mushroom risotto were phenomenal), came out in less than 15 minutes although the place was pretty crowded, and the atmosphere was family-friendly while also being a little more formal. thanks serafina!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely and consistent as always

LL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Quick lunch on our way to Central Park. Not the nicest ambiance at this Serafina location (compared to others in the city) — but our food was good. We ordered burrata and several pizzas for the table.

LP
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, especially the pizza. The fish--bononzino or something like that, was excellent and properly cooked. slow service

SC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not the best of the Serafinas. Wait service was slow and we had 3 different random waiters. The first was openly hostile. I wouldn't go back (to this one).