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Serafina Always, New York, NY

Serafina Always

4.5
4.5
999 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Everyone, from beautiful models, young professionals to families and businessmen, flock 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, family recipes are adapted by Vittorio Assaf and our expert chefs. Choose from a variety of thin crust pizzas, homemade pastas, pizzas and fresh grilled meats, fish and vegetables.
UPDATED COVID-19 POLICY:In adherence to the NYC mandate, all eligible guests 12 years and older must be vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter our restaurant.You will need to provide proof of at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccination to enter & dine indoors. The following are acceptable proof of vaccination with a matching valid ID: NYS Excelsior Pass, State or Country issued digital pass or Vaccination Card. Unvaccinated guests are welcome to dine outdoors. Outdoor dining is on a first come, first serve policy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner & Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 702-9898

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We have a wonderful private dining room that seats up to 55 people. It is equipped with a Private bathroom, sound system , and TV that can easily be connected to a computer or dvd player.

  • Private party contact

    Nick Granato: (212) 702-9898

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue

  • Parking details

    A public Icon Parking Lot is located right next door

  • Public transit

    N, R & W subway lines stop 5th avenue station and Lexington and 59th Street stations. Both stations about 1.5 blocks from restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 999 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. L

    Lapdog1

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really nice staff. Quiet.
  2. s

    stephaniek

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    jarred the manager is SO nice and attentive!
  3. MA

    MaryAnnC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great evening out, welcoming and attentive staff, delicious food at good prices!
  4. RM

    RalphM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always Branzini was as delicate and delicious as ever Could use a bartender with a heavier hand though as the cocktails did feel a bit watered down But nonetheless a wonderful meal and great evening
  5. l

    laura8

    New York Area

    181 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    181 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Wise choice: we sat u[srtaairs, which is quieter--at least until families with children arrived.
  6. K

    Kitty

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always consistently good.
  7. LH

    LeticiaH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service is always very kind, the food is delicious and the environment is great. I love Serafina!
  8. CL

    CLGdiner

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    What a disappointment. Came to Serafina as we were going to 59 E 59 theatre. So,it was a perfect location (they even offer a small discount with proof of tickets). We bother ordered two appetizers (Caesar salad and meatballs for me and Caesar salad and grilled octopus for my friend). They arrived together (as we requested, big mistake) within 5 minutes. We did not ask for fast service and had allowed plenty of time. Most diners eating outside so our server was busy running outside as well as serving us. She barely paid any attention to us. Food was mediocre. Haven't been to a Serafina in a long time. It will be a long time before I go again.
  9. RK

    RobK

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I eat at Serafina a few times a year, and it's always good. Never great. Service is fine, ambient is nice. In a neighborhood full of super-fancy restaurants, it's good to have a reasonable place that won't break the bank.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite when in nyc
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    amazing food. good service. only issue is the pizza was $16 on the menu and $21 on my receipt. i didn’t realize until I got home.
  12. N

    Nina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Penne Vodka/ Spaghetti Carbonara/ Penne with pesto/ Tiramisu
  13. H

    Hairball

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazeballs!!! Must try Octopus app. Best ever by far. Have been dining here for years and the quality “always” impresses. Cacio e Pepe and Carbonara made via the most authentic manner. Everything is excellent.
  14. S

    Symone

    New York Area

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always loved serefina, but Jesse the bartender is my favorite..love her..
  15. SH

    SteveH

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Booked for my daughter’s birthday…. I specifically mentioned this on booking. Whilst the food was better than average, there didn’t seem to be any point in having mentioned the fact that it was her birthday. My point is-don’t bother asking if it’s for a special celebration when nothing out of the ordinary seems to happen…..
  16. f

    foodie

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience great food and best waiter!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best service ever( betwen MATEO and ROBERTO).
  18. CK

    ChelseaK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We really had an aggressive waiter who was not friendly.
  19. CF

    CaitlinF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and quick service, my family was really happy
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    The service was terrible
  21. R

    Richie

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    To crowded. Food was mediocre
  22. m

    mitchellk

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The service is uniformly terrible at this location. I had not been in quite some time (due to service), we went back to try it again, we won’t make that mistake again.
  23. SK

    SusanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our server could not have been nicer. SK
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Great outdoor seating.
  25. M

    Miracle09

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was my second time dining at this Serafina branch in the last month. My friend and I enjoyed our meal, as always. The service was great, and our server was cordial and pleasant to talk to! Can't wait to return there in the near future!
  26. HD

    HakanD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love Sarafina Always. They are great. Love the food, the service, atmosphere.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Not the best service
  28. T

    Terr

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kerrie Anne was fabulous
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Table is immediately adjacent to the door, through which smoke from cigarettes and weed are drawn directly into the restaurant. The kitchen and staff are overwhelmed especially since outdoor tables easily double the seating capacity. Long wait for simple dishes. Forgotten orders and incorrect meals. My burger bun was stale, my wife ordered one pasta and got another and they forgot our appetizer. Time to tear down the sheds and close the door and serve an amount of people whom you can actually accommodate. Cross this chain off your list.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Bad service
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best PIZZA and the best service by MATEO.
  32. MM

    MichaelM

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we are in New York this is a must stop for us the service the food the atmosphere all outstanding thank you so much!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice place for casual Italian food
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it
  35. T

    Tina

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Food is OK. Service is slow. Tables are close together. Noise level makes it difficult to have a conversation.
  36. M

    Miracle09

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    My friend and I had a wonderful dining experience at this location! We enjoyed the food, and the servers were very kind.
  37. WP

    WorleyPendel

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sea bass was outstanding and the meal as a whole was safely above average.
  38. GC

    GeneC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food. Desert was fantastic. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for.
  39. SQ

    SuzyQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Will definitely return.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    The hostess was rude. Even after I made a reservation she made me wait because I wanted to sit outside. There were lots of spots open outside and she said they were reserved. I waited and she still sat me in the corner were the middle area was open. I asked to sit in the middle. She said she’s attaching all those tabes together for a big party. Not even 5 min after my friend and I sat, she gave it to another couple. She lied twice and had very attitude. Never going to this Serafina again even tho I love Serafina food. They should train their people.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Serafina Always offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 702-9898.

Serafina Always is rated 4.5 stars by 999 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Serafina Always

33 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner & Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    A public Icon Parking Lot is located right next door

  • Public transit

    N, R & W subway lines stop 5th avenue station and Lexington and 59th Street stations. Both stations about 1.5 blocks from restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 702-9898

  • Private party facilities

    We have a wonderful private dining room that seats up to 55 people. It is equipped with a Private bathroom, sound system , and TV that can easily be connected to a computer or dvd player.

  • Private party contact

    Nick Granato: (212) 702-9898

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