Serafina Always

4.6
824 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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Michael
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

1. the one thing i wanted in the menu was sold out. shouldn't happen on a saturday night but that's not the main issue.
2. service was very poor. Maitre D was fine but server took our drink order and didn't return for another 30 minutes to take our order for food. This is not an exaggeration. Also asked the bus boy or staff twice for help and they said they will let the waiter know.
3. also no bread while we were waiting (and actually not brought at all). we asked the other staff twice and the told us to ask the waiter.

really wanted to give 1 for service but would reserve that number if they were rude or inappropriate

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SusanP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, we had a great time and the food was scrumptious! Thank you so much! We’ll be back!

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vipLiEL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Dirty cups and utensils, inattentive server, asked for 1 seltzer he came with 3 large bottles of sparkling water and charged me for it. Probably the worst experience I’ve had and this is a staple restaurant I’ve been going to for many years.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing took my parents to celebrate their anniversary food was phenomenal. Server was very polite

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate there twice this week / food and service was that good!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the food was amazing and the service was very quick. the ambience was great as well.

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vip1211SR
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Ravioli, lasagne, penne bolognese, orecchiette sausage & broccolini. Everyone was happy with their choices.
Great wine & service.
Within steps to Loews Regency. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant provided the Goldman Sachs experience, thank you

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience. Food and service were great

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BrendaA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vablet
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside as there was no music. They did a great job with the 'in street' dining. The service was excellent, the food was the same. I had the Seabass, other members of a group had the Shrimp Salad, and two had pasta. We all enjoyed what we ordered. The bread was a table crowd pleaser.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipHeathcliff
New York Area
99 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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 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

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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.

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LisaB
Austin
22 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.

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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

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 824 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.