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Serafina - Boston Back Bay, Boston, MA
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Serafina - Boston Back Bay

4.5
4.5
474 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Serafina on Newbury Street in the Back Bay brings comfort Italian food to Boston's trendiest neighborhood. Offering pizza, pasta, salads, steak tips, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options there is a little something for everyone.

We are adhering to MA state laws and regulations. Although there may not be a table available to reserve online due to capacity restrictions and weather, we do also accept walk ins and phone reservations. Please note that seating requests are requests only, we will do our best to accommodate preferences.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 426-1234 ext. 2
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Back Bay
  • Cross street
    Newbury St and Fairfield St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Copley Green Line MBTA StopHynes Green Line MBTA StopBack Bay Orange Line MBTA Stop
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 474 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

474 Reviews
  1. Kaia

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and amazing atmosphere. Server was attentive and very polite. They did, however, see us right in front of the door and it was 30° out. We had requested a seat along the banquets but the hostess seemed uninterested and didn’t even great us at the door. Overall amazing food amazing service and wonderful atmosphere.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Serafina was delightful! Our server Antonio was wonderful. It was my husband’s birthday weekend, and the food was delicious! Antonio offered us a very nice birthday dessert. It was our first time eating at Serafina; it won’t be our last. Every employee we met, including the manager, were cheerful and provided outstanding customer service

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Didn’t have the best Serafina experience here. I enjoy the Seaport one a lot more, better ambience and food quality. Service was lousy.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Lots of issues with our experience today. First my food came then they took it back because my friends wasn’t ready. Ten minutes later her entree showed up but it was wrong. When they fixed it, it was not what was in menu. Overall a disappointing time.

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  5. olivia

    New Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    delicious food and excellent service as always. perfect for our valentine’s day dinner. my boyfriend and i always come back for the Truffle Arancini. the whole staff was so friendly and we even got our dessert for free. thank you!

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  6. StevenH

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's our go to for great Italian and wine! Best eggplant Parmesan ever!

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  7. LaurieF

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately the pizza was not good. I do not recommend. The pizza was cleared from the table never asked how our meal was.

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  8. RobertG

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Serafina is always a nice experience. The food preparation, at least with the pizza, varies depending upon who’s doing the cooking. Or It may be that they have adjusted their preparation to accommodate a more American taste and style of pizza than when they first opened in Boston downtown. I would welcome a return of the bubbled, “burnt” edges to the crust and more restrained use of cheese, but perhaps they are catering to the expectations of customers. Regardless, it’s never a disappointment and the atmosphere still feels authentic.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had wonderful food with great service! We were here from Indiana visiting had a late dinner! Booked it on open table walked from our hotel it was an easy walk. Would highly recommend it! Great Italian food.

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  10. Bostonlover

    Greater Boston

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! And we WILL return. The menu is interesting and reasonably priced. Loved the wine list.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our dinner. To begin with, we were late for our reservation and the hostess was kind and held our spot. The wait staff was great, giving us time between courses to enjoy ourselves. Specialty cocktails were great. The food was spectacular. We each ordered something different and all were equally as good. It was my first “post COVID” dining experience where the felt we were given time to enjoy the experience, rather than rushed through.

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  12. PegB

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Serafina is a neighborhood place for us. It’s friendly, warm, and serves good salad, pasta and pizza. The staff is always helpful and efficient. Thanks for another fun evening at Serafina!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not worth the price. More of an Olive garden feel so the price doesn’t add up to the quality of the food.

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  14. TerryD

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good. Had salad and pasta. Close quarters with tables. Service was good.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. Would definitely go back!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding. The service was incredible!!! Our waiter made sure we had a great experience on New Years Eve!!! I give this restaurant this highest rating!!!

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  17. RonaldT

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly service! Food very good the salad and bread tasty before dinner, I would go back

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Average food. Tomato sauce had no taste. Overall ok.

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  19. Maureen

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went very early - 5pm - before Christmas concert so wasn't crowded yet. Food excellent. Staff attentive but not annoying. Will return and recommend

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  20. MattR

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Seaport location is much nicer. Very crowded and noisy space. Food was fine but nothing special. We won’t return to this location.

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  21. LynnW

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service! Would definitely go back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very clean and super cozy Great casual meal Attentive servers Great location
    Serafina - Boston Back BayResponded on December 28, 2023
    We’re so happy you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to leave a review of our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit.

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  23. TonyA

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice waiter, courteous and professional. Outstanding food. Noise level was on the louder side, but not unbearable. I'd just prefer a quieter and more private setting. But any of the shortcomings were trumped by the excellent food and service. Overall excellent job would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

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  24. MandR

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was fine, not great by any measure. Pizza was solid, but the pasta was uncooked. Now, I love al dente pasta - but this was literally uncooked. We sent it back and it was removed from the bill, which I appreciated. The salads were fine- but nothing to write home about. But the steak tips that went with the salad were quite good. Overall, it was fine. I wouldn’t go back because it was unmemorable and over priced relative to the quality.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good always excellent and consistent. Service impeccable. Third time there and we will be back.

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  26. ChrisJ

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved Serafina. Food and mock tails are excellent. Only one suggestion: please have milk alternatives as an option (oat, almond, etc)

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  27. SamanthaW

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our Server was not welcoming or enthusiastic, she clearly didn’t want to be there. The whole experience was very rushed, we were in and out within 90 minutes. The food and ambience were good which was the saving grace

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  28. Jewelrydesigner

    Greater Boston

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our third visit to Serafina for a pre-theater dinner. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the ambiance lovely.

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  29. Veee

    Greater Boston

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The new Prix Fixe menu is fantastic with lots of choices. Bravo!!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Antonio and the manager went above and beyond to ensure we had a nice experience. This restaurant is a real gem and worth a visit time and time again. They consistently provide great service and delicious food!

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  31. WIlF

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time! Tony our waiter was excellent. With so much options to choose from, we had a difficult time to make up our mind. We left it Tony our waiter to suggest food and bring them out with us ever choosing. Tony did an awesome job choosing the right types of food for us. We weren’t easy to handle as well, we made it abet fun & roudi for him since we’re all from New York. Either way he was cool and down to earth. Highly recommend the place, from bar tender, hostess and waiter (Tony) it was worth it! Highly recommend.

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  32. Chefsavor

    New York City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our family had a very nice meal while visit our daughter recently. The staff was very accommodating and were able to add in an additional guest last minute. Service team was attentive and food quality was very good.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the orecchiette which was savory and a little spicy as described on the menu. It was savory and delicious with a good portion of this classic pasta dish. My friend had mussels which she said was salty and ironically she generally likes salt. I order delivery from Serafina and love everything I have tried in the past. The interior is light and bright considering it is in the basement. I will look forward to come back for dinner and try some of the tempting deserts.

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  34. AnneB

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very positive experience overall. Food was delicious and staff was friendly and efficient.

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  35. Ganesh

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was much better than expected. Chicken parm was very tasty, on par with most North End spots. Service was slow, took 30 minutes just to take our orders, but food came out very quickly afterwards. Will come again!

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  36. Disappointed

    Greater Boston

    56 reviews

    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was only ok but our waiter was lovely. The Caesar salad has an odd, sharp dressing and the pesto pasta was positively soupy.

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  37. CarlosH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food taste is great, service is good.. Not the best Italian place in Boston... However, it has a special vibe. I highly recommend ordering the Prosciutto & Burrata pizza + the vodka penne + their fries are super good!

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  38. AllisonW

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress had poor timing quite a few times and my husbands soda glass stayed empty

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  39. NatashaTH

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was attentive but did not rush us. Food was delicious. Friendly and fun atmosphere.

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  40. EmilyK

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Antonio rocks best server out there, food was delicious and definitely worth it!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Serafina - Boston Back Bay does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Serafina - Boston Back Bay also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 426-1234 ext. 2.

Serafina - Boston Back Bay is rated 4.5 stars by 474 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 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Serafina - Boston Back Bay

237 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Newbury St and Fairfield St
  • Neighborhood
    Back Bay
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Copley Green Line MBTA StopHynes Green Line MBTA StopBack Bay Orange Line MBTA Stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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