Serafina - Boston Back Bay

4.5
21 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Serafina on Newbury Street in the Back Bay brings comfort Italian food to Boston's trendiest neighborhood.
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New England
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to lunch with a party of four and everyone raved about their meal. The salads were incredibly fresh and the meat was cooked to perfection. Service was fantastic and always attentive.

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations for NINE! Boston Marathon weekend. We made them at 4 pm as we had 4 children. Serafina’s was fabulous. Meals presented quickly, delicious and order was correct. Service was attentive. Will be back next Boston Marathon weekend!

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MM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food. Service was a bit lacking. Would visit again when I’m in Boston.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lily was amazing! She was such a great server and had a wonderful personality. The food was excellent and I will definitely be coming back.

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BR
New England
50 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pizza, friendly, attentive service, and an excellent value all around. Loved the veal with lemon sauce.

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RG
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This location is Serafina's newest. It also remains on High Street downtown. Caesar salads were consistently good and the pizza is decent, though perhaps the doughmakers need time to perfect their trade--a more aged and yeasty base might be appropriate. Then again the new imported oven might simply need time to bake up a proper patina. The dining rooms, while attraction in their minimalism, would benefit from some sound absorption as the noise grew unbearable. Background music is unobtrusive and appropriate. Good luck with the new location, Serafina, and prosper.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service at bar prior to sitting was very poor.
Service at table was ok.
Pizza arrived at table cold
Overall terrible dinner experience

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Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Mehhhh. Not impressed. Restaurant was completely empty for lunch. I was seated while waiting for a my friend and it took way to long for someone to come over and fill the water glasses up or even greet me. I kinda was just sitting there in an empty room staring in the mirror. Seeing as that they are new and since I work in the industry this wasn’t a huge deal but kinda odd. The food was just OKAY. For back bay pricing and location it didn’t wow me. Seems like they still have a few kinks to work out. The experience wasn’t horrible yet not memorable.

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SL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent lunch service. Efficient on time, great healthy menu

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IL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, great service, and delicious food made for a perfect Sunday brunch with friends. Would definitely recommend it!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lemon zest pasta! Was able to sit at the bar while waiting for my table. Not too crowded and overall very pleasant experience.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Not from Boston and this was my first time at Serafina's- if I was to return, it would be for the food and not for the service. I got their signature salad with grilled chicken and split the di Fabio pizza with a friend. The salad was lightly dressed, but very flavorful and satisfying. The pizza was cooked to perfection with a thin crust and small dollops of mozzarella underneath the prosciutto slices. Overall, really delicious food! However, the service was very sub-par. We had a reservation, but we were a larger party and the only other table available was taken by another party who sat long after paying their bill. We understood that this wasn't the restaurants fault, but at a certain point we became frustrated due to hunger. The hostess was very generous and offered to comp a couple appetizers for us to which we obliged. But when we sat down to order (an hour after our reservation) our server wasn't aware of this offer which made it a little awkward to ask for them but we did anyway. The server wasn't as attentive as we would've liked and we had to often flag her down for drink or food orders.

I enjoyed my company so much I forgot to take pictures of the food, so I hope my descriptions do the food justice! The service side definitely has room for improvement.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went there a week ago for work lunch, and the food and service were so good, I decided to go back on a Friday night with my wife. (we had our first date in an Italian restaurant we loved, so we don't take this lightly). Service was excellent, pasta entres were perfect and wine & dessert didn't disappoint either. We will be back. A nice go-to spot in Back Bay

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at seragjna! It was wonderful, food was fabulous and the manager and waitress were soooo nice! Loved it and can’t wait to go back!

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

at first I was disappointed the atmosphere was not as warm and cozy as I thought it would be.
it turned out we felt comfortable.
my only issue I personally had was communicating with two wait staff members. their English was not clear enough for me.
the others in my party did not seem to have any issue.
loved our meals and would go back in a heart beat.

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DR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent creative food and caring attentive service

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TI
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall it was very good. Will definitely go back. Everything we had was delicious and the service was fine. The only slightly annoying thing was the portion size of the pasta entree which left me feeling a tad jipped. My wife and I had a salad appetizer and split a Pizza and pasta entree yet I still felt a little hungry. It’s certainly not a deal breaker and we’ll fo back for sure, just hoping the portion sizes are a tad larger...Hog...

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent experience. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was perfect. We will be back. Thanks!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pasta is really good, and the staff is super nice

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New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We booked for 2 but on arrival we were seated at a table for 4 that was in an icy draught from the door - we waited for another table as it was too cold to sit and have dinner where we had been seated - after we ordered - main course arrived before we had finished our entrees so we had to send that back and when to returned the side dishes were cold - we struggled through to desert but that was probably the worst of the 3 courses - its a pity - we live close by and its a new restaurant that could have become a great regular place for us but I doubt we will be going back!

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1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Tôo pricy for quality of food. The three different pastas we ordered were too salty :/
The drink we good tho!

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