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Serafina Always

4.2
359 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Cozy
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Daily Hours: Monday - Thursday:11:30am - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am Sunday 11:00am - 12:00 am
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Phone number
(212) 702-9898
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park and Madison Avenue
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Parking details
A public Icon Parking Lot is located right next door
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 359 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Pasta dishes a bit bland but well prepared. Tiramisu fantastic! Service was good overall.

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vipWryan90 (London)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great for kids! Service was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Wow! Absolutely delicious!!! Everything we ordered was more than expected!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

As an Italian, I would say that this restaurant needs a complete overhaul. I was embarrassed to have taken my date here for a valentine's day diner. This was NOT Italian food. The calamari was good, the tar tar was good. The linguini and ravioli was about the same quality of a store bought package. I was craving Italian so badly, that I drove home to visit my family to make a real Italian meal. I suppose that is a silver lining.

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vipnadia (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Terrible experience. After specifying that my daughter had celiac disease and needed her food to be prepared separately, we were assured that precautions would be taken. Our nima sensor detected gluten in our food, which is unacceptable. We waited 25 minutes for the food to be prepared again. Then our waiter insulted us for asking questions about the bill. Not to return again!

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vipKsantiquer (New Orleans)
2.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

In the past we have made it a habit to come here down from our hotel when we come to NYC. We have always enjoyed it tremendously, albeit not gourmet it was always consistent.
That said this trip will cure us. I don’t want to waste the time or a meal in the city on this. It has become very corporate and uninspired. Don’t bother as there are tons of better options!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We have a subscription to 59 east 59th Street and have eaten here several times. The food is always delicious and the service is always excellent.

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vipJessica (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We went for Sunday brunch. The service was spotty and we (a group of 10) were mostly ignored. The Bloody Mary’s were awful and when we asked for some olives, Tabasco, and extra tomato juice to help, we were met with some attitude. Then most of our meals were cold, over-cooked, and not very good. The whole experience was incredibly disappointing from a restaurant at which I’ve had such great experiences in the past.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Very quick and attentive service. Food was perfect for what we wanted. We sat on the second level, with a street view. The bar and downstairs portion of the restaurant were much livelier. We would dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

A bit noisy but good food!

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vipkelly (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Great! Loved it!

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vipNYCFoodie (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Serafina has become kind of tired. Same menu for 15 years. Food was mediocre. Service was slow and with attitude. Hadn’t been in years. Will take it off the list, just not worth it.

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vipAlexR (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Pizza was cold. Beer was warm. Steak was undercooked then overcooked into a hockey puck. Service was abysmal. Don't waste your time or money. So many better options and restaurants that care about their customer experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Awful experience, avoid this location

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Noisy, obnoxious service especially the seating hostess. Service slow, had to ask 3 times. Too crowded, too busy. Food not bad but I won't eat there again it's just an overpriced local . Tables on top. Owners trying to churn as much money/ tables as poss.....

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent food, ambience and price. You can’t go wrong here!

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JoKell (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Booked this restaurant for New Years Eve as it didn’t advertise a Prix Fixe menu which one of the reasons we booked it, normal menu lookd good and plenty of choice at a reasonable price. When we got there around 9.30pm on NYE they then informed us of the Prix Fixe menu, it seemed a little too late (and cold -15C) to start walking around looking for somewhere else. Unfortunately due to ingredients I can’t eat there was only 1 starter out of 2 choices I could choose from, the kids didn’t really fancy any of them and 1 main meal out of 3, which was fish, potatoes and green beans, there was only 1 desert which was a piece of tiramisu between 4 of us, again, I couldn’t eat this and the kids didn’t like it as it had something in it, possibly liqueour. The final amount for this was $473. Such a shame as I was looking forward to it as the regular menu looked fabulous. Felt ripped off, wish they would have put it in their website about it being a Prix Fixe menu!

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vipMoonstruckOne (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Disappointing
Hostess is harried. She tried to seat us at the bar. Once seated at a table, we ordered delicious homemade soup ($9.50 each). The meal was straight downhill after that. Bread is ok. Dining experience is rushed, more like a luncheonette than a restaurant. Din is intolerable. Main courses, lasagne and rigatoni, were mediocre at best. They were $19.50 each, and weren’t even freshly cooked. I think they were related in a microwave...Tables are on top of each other. We would never return.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Service was incredibly slow. Though we were seated at a table where waiters were constantly crossing, it was difficult to get attention. Our busboy was more attentive and helpful when we could get his attention, but the waiter left us hanging and at one point seemed to disappear completely. Additionally, the food is VERY overpriced for what it is. I ordered the spaghetti squash dish, which was decent, but not worth $19, especially not for the portion and the sprinkling of other veggies and sauce offered alongside it.

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Julie1123 (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

The staff essentially ignored us. We were planning a night out, would have liked a second round of drinks, couldn’t get anyone’s attention. The food was cold and tasteless. It took 45 minutes to get the check. I’ve eaten at other locations and had great food and lovely service. This was a huge disappointment and I won’t return.

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