Serafina Always

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666 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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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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).

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The waiter was rude, and the kids meal came with a lot of pepper!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s called Serafina Always for a good reason, it’s always a great meal & time! One of my favorite go to spots & you must have the truffle pizza!!!!
Feels like home.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service and unbearably noisy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful

D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious but the restaurant had a horrible odour which they unsuccessfully tried to mask.
This greatly detracted from what would otherwise have been a lovely lunch.

BK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good Italian but pricey for what is rather basic pasta and pizza dishes. Very good service and nice ambiance.

CC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual and impeccable service as expected! Enjoyed with out-of-town guests.

SD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Our regular Serapina in East Hampton is far superior, we were Disappointed with the pasta dishes being too undercooked, overly al dente especially for teens, calamari was overcooked and tasted burnt and something I have consistently enjoyed, the san Pietro salad had mushy avocado and only a few beans and arugula and the risotto was almost soup consistency. We had to ask for water and flatware. Won't be back to this location. Large Booth was comfortable!

M
New York Area
241 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good food and good service. Our neighborhood restaurant and it is always full of diners.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was very poor. We all ordered from the brunch menu, my food did not come out til at least 15 minutes after the rest of my party, and only after we asked if it was coming. It seems as if they forgot, but the waiter didn’t find it strange I didn’t have a dish, as he didn’t mention anything until I did. Had ask for everything: bread, water, more coffee; nothing would come if not prompted. Would like to give restaurant the benefit of the doubt that they were short staffed, but server made no apologies for the poor service. Once food did come out, it was decent.

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy rico, simpático, agradable ambiente

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The waiters rarely came to our table. We always had to raise our hand motioning to them when we needed something. And to top it off they realized they forgot to place our food order with the kitchen an hour or more into us waiting.

f
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I wasn’t expected gourmet food but wasn’t expecting the food to be overcooked, service beyond slow, and in general an experience which I won’t go back. You simply can’t charge people for a dinning experience and food which is simply put, awful. The table beside us got up and left as they weren’t even greeted with water for over 20 minutes!

l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

I have been going to serafina for years and unfortunately I have seen the quality of the food declining more and more. Especially the pizza. I ordered the Di Fabio and asked for extra crusty but what I actually was served Was a soggy mess. I ate half a slice and couldn’t even face the rest. And I had noted the same problem at the serafina place on Broadway and 55th street just this past week as well.

LM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just right for a Sunday brunch. Nice that they offer both menus.

J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great family restaurant. We took a large group of kids and moms and it worked out very well. Food was perfect for all and service was pretty fast. Will definitely go back.

AR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was terrible when we came on Saturday night. The bread was cold and they refused to bring use fresh, warm bread. The waiter spilled cheese all over our table and didn't apologize. They also messed up our order. Was not worth the price and do not recommend.

n
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Too noisy with mediocre food. Stick with the pizza. Also overly crowded with tables too too close together.

L
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is always very reliably tasty. Service was not great. Saturday lunch is very busy. They may need more wait staff or more attentive staff. Great location and very lively. Feels like a place to be. Thin crust pizza is always a winner.

EM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent buzz, food was good, great table near the window upstairs, service a little lacking but improved over the course of the meal

S
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good

N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was great. However, the food ranged from great to just ok. The bathroom was awful. The courses were also very rushed. Overall, it was a disappointment. I’ve been here before, so I’m hoping this was just a fluke.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently amazing Italian! If you want fresh pasta...go here. Always fantastic!

A
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, good atmosphere, music could be a little less louder but other than that we had a great experience.

L
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for a friends get get together. Food is delicious and a good variety on the menu.

Z
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent and attentive.
The food was all right. The carbonara was a bit dry and the pasta a la vodka was also dry. Basically not enough sauce. My friend had to request more vodka sauce.
It still was all right and we will try it again.