Serafina Always

4.6
813 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrendaA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff was amazing. The ambiance at atmosphere was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here very often because it’s always great. Service, food and ambiance

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vipHeathcliff
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very dependable for consistently good food.

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santi
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

best food ingredients which leads to great food. Very cosie and good ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time we are in NY we make a point of having lunch at Sarafina. The Gnocchi is heaven reminds me of my grandmother’s food!

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JudyR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous I would highly recommend. Perfect meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS WAS AMAZING. I’ve been here multiple times and it’s just as good every time. Gilberto is such a good server and was spot on with everything!

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ariP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit often. And it is always SUPERB. Thanks for a great meal!

MJ
MJ81
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was good but there are many better places to go for pasta and pizza! I also didn't really like the basement vibes they have. Overall was just okay!

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Shineeyes
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serafina is always great, good food, our server was wonderful and very accomodating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The waiter didn’t distinguish the types of flat water for our table and chose the one that cost instead of giving us tap water like the other tables. My dining partner wanted cheese on her pasta and said yes when the waiter asked. She never got her fresh grated cheese on pasta. We asked for more water and it took the waiter 10 minutes to get our table water. Poor service.

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PalomaF
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, very good pizza (try the Di Fabio you won’t regret it) and nice energetic ambiance

TK
TopKat
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In these difficult times, they have throughout consistently excelled.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding meal. We always stop at Serafinas when we’re in NYC

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lorenl
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Family dinner at a round table. Shared apps, separate entrees. Everyone happy.

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JimV
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistent food.
Great service.
Casual but upscale.
I’m a repeat customer from Texas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was our wedding anniversary lunch today. While we were seated promptly, we had to ask for a server after 11 minutes. We told him we’d order everything upfront. Food came promptly but a manager had to ask if we wanted another drink (we did, hence celebrating sans kids). No

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JeanF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Serafina Always needs to completely open up its street outdoor dining; being in the tented area they have set up is too enclosed!

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vipgidget
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice lunch though seated next to garage- no ambiance. Food and drinks good but Brussels sprout salad with chicken rather dry and tasteless.

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SuzanneR
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent! Food was delicious and fresh! Friendly and made you feel welcome!
Thanked us for coming in. Will definitely return! Would love to try pizzas!

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ArditaG
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was really good and even a great children’s menu. Very accommodating.

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Brunch
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful outdoor dining space. Attentive service while also leaving you to enjoy the food. Can’t wait to go back.

LB
vipLisaB
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returning to a favorite NYC restaurant for a fabulous birthday celebration! Wonderful to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great as usual. Salmon dish was outstanding but pizza could have been better. Love the ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience, fair price

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Katie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food! my boyfriend got served something different than what he ordered but it was delicious, and we got dessert on the house!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lasagna was delicious but slightly over cooked. The ginger ale from soda fountain was thin, poorly mixed. The other 3 dishes were delicious. Would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely come again.

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vipSusheel
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved seeing our old regular waiter. The food here is consistently good and I’m so happy to see they made it through the other side.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with amazing service
Been eating here for years and yesterday was the first Since this Covid stuff. my 7 year old daughter wanted to bring two friends for her birthday and that’s what we did. They treated us amazing with a great table and an awesome waiter. Food is always perfect
Glad to see things are getting busy again.

Thank you

CB
vipCBNYC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The grilled chicken that I was served came in pieces like it does in an airport lounge and it tasted like it. The service was horrible, we were given someone else's check and after we realized and the waiter ran it through, it took 25 minutes for him to get a manager to straighten it out. We never even got an apology.

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CHANEL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service— our waiter was really nice

JB
vipJoeB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipFrAncescoD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Mediocre food, at best. I’ve been going to Serafina’s for 2 decades. It has gone down, far down. Waiter had the nerve to put 20% tip AND 5% COVID surcharge. Please Don’t impose the tip amount - do you really think food and service were spectacular? Think again. With respect to ADDITIONAL 5%, do you think you’re the only one that suffered during COVID? So if I lost my job during Covid, should I pay 5% less of the total Bill?

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vipJULIES
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cozy outdoor seating. Food amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been eating here for years. Consistently excellent food and service. From the waiters to the management, professionalism at it’s finest. Highly recommended.

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vipmarsig
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday!!! It was amazing

JC
JoseleiC25
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mateo is a great server. Very professional and attentive. Definitely recommend him as a server. The restaurant is quaint. The food is delicious and very tasteful.

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vipPedro
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, convenient location and good family atmosphere.

FAQs

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

Serafina Always is rated 4.6 stars by 813 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.