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Serafina - Boston Back Bay

4.6
197 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 197 people are saying
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EileenR
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good…as always!

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AprelM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

I’m providing a 1 Star Review because my dinner companion & I were rushed throughout our entire dining experience. Additionally, both of us experienced credit card fraud within 36 hours of our visit on Thursday evening. This is the only venue where we both used our credit cards. I do not recommend this restaurant

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Michaelgoldberg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the reataurant and try and come in every time we are in town

Serafina - Boston Back Bay
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thanks Michaelgoldberg, We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you when you're back in town!

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Leanne
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing burrata and prosciutto pizza. Drinks were great. Service was wonderful. Reasonably priced.

Serafina - Boston Back Bay
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thanks Leanne, We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again!

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luv2dinealot
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and the atmosphere was enjoyable. Surprised it wasn't more busy.

Serafina - Boston Back Bay
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you for your review and kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service as usual, food was excellent. Juan and Walter and the rest of the team were outstanding

Serafina - Boston Back Bay
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you for your review as well as the kind words for Walter and Juan. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again!

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JayhawkFoodie
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Everyone in my party lives the food. The steak tips were done to spec and delicious. The pesto was amazing. Per my some, the pizza was one of the best slices he has had.

Now the bad. The service has not good. I wouldn’t say horrible because everyone was friendly. But I sat with an empty martini glass through the entire entree while the managed talked about his college football career with the table next to us and our waiter swapped stories with his boys at the bar.

We were members of the clean plate club by the time anyone bothered to ask if we needed anything else. Yep, a glass of pinot noir 20 minutes ago……

Serafina - Boston Back Bay
Responded on August 28, 2021

Hi Jayhawkfoodie, We are glad you enjoyed your meal. Our kitchen takes great pride in what makes it to the tables. So sorry for the less than attentive service. We appreciate the feedback and always strive to be better. We hope that you come back in and give us a chance to offer the great service we strive for.

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. The service was so professional and friendly. We were outside and it was lovely.

Serafina - Boston Back Bay
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time outside and the great service. We hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Decent spot for a quick bite, went during the day

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EileenR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time as always!

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vipDesireeJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome truffle pizza

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and even better service as usual

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LoriW
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch - eggs with side salad. Excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! Super sweet staff!

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vipbmorefoodie
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner spot! We sat outside- great ambiance and quite comfortable. Service was very efficient and our waiter Antonio gave us excellent recs. The farfalle al limoncello is perhaps one of my favorite pasta dishes that I’ve eaten anywhere (including italy). And the foccacia nutella dessert shouldnt be missed either! Overall lovely evening. Would definitely return on a future trip to Boston.

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EileenP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service! I highly recommend Serafina.

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SylviaF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Pizza was not served hot. And it was served together with the salad. Would have like salad. Then HOT pizza

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EileenR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love Serafina!
We’ve been there a few times and have sat outside.
My last visit I ordered the penne vodka and it had chicken in it. It does not say that on the menu. I was a bit disappointed.
Most of time your food is very good.
Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
31 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place and experience. Consistent and great value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, the chef Juan and our servers Walter and Juan were both excellent! The entire team and staff at this location from the reception to the chef to the server are exceptional. Highly recommended and we come here every week! Love this place

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vipRaulnLuis
New England
58 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, drinks and wonderful service!!! Patio sitting is IT in newbury…

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VitoS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. High quality ingredients and simple recipes typical of the italian cuisine.

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vipJustUs2
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic authentic Italian food! Excellent wine and cocktails. Love the bar area as well as the outdoor seating. A lovely evening! So happy to find a place that actually feels like I’m dining in Italy.

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vipRaulnLuis
New England
59 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food! A wonderful overall experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Even though we had an outdoor reservation, the only table left was one right next to where the wait staff stood, I guess the service area, so it was a very awkward spot. They should have actually had a decent spot saved for us. We arrived 10 minutes early but it looked like others had recently arrived as well.

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vipCboc
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta, absolutely perfect! Great service!

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Chris
New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, drinks, and service. Great for a night out with friends, especially with the new outdoor seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing as usual

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SamanthaM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience, the ravioli and truffle pasta were wonderful. I had an aperol spritz and espresso martini, absolute perfection. And the tiramisu is to die for. Our server was lovely and patient while we had trouble choosing from so many great choices. The ambiance and aesthetic is an A++
Many thanks for a memorable and lovely evening!

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vipHackDoc
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Inexpensive Italian food on Boston’s trendiest street. Pizza was a standout, but the entrees suffered from over-salting. Service was

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We got the truffle fries, gnocchi, spinach ravioli, and aglio e olio. Everything tasted great except for the AEO, which had no salt and was a bit dry. We had to ask the woman at the front desk for cheese and salt because our server didn’t check in with us until we were almost done with our meals. We were seated outside and even though we were on the street the noise level was totally fine.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Was served dirty silverware twice- and waiter did not even apologize!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love eating at Serafina! The food is great and the ambiance excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Juan was 110% he was so lovely, patient, efficient, and helpful. Amazing service makes for an amazing experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again amazing service as usual

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vipSandraF
New England
24 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food

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RuthM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bolognaise was delicious! The wine was yummy! And the server was great! Made for a wonder night !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Boston, the service is unbeatable. The whole staff is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Waiter was rushing us

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AldaR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great outdoor eating experience with excellent service and food!

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 4.6 stars by 197 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.