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Serafina - Boston Back Bay

4.6
175 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 175 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VitoS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipJustUs2
New England
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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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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Cboc
New England
11 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
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing as usual

SM
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!

HD
vipHackDoc
New York Area
73 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
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
2 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
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again amazing service as usual

SF
vipSandraF
New England
23 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food

RM
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
4 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

AR
AldaR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great outdoor eating experience with excellent service and food!

KM
vipKishanM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pear martini

RL
vipRaulnLuis
New England
57 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service and delicious food...The outdoor experience is awesome . A must eat at place.

MM
MariaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was outstanding. The restaurant is in a cheerfully decorated basement level area, and there is a lovely outdoor seating area.

MF
vipMichelleF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to eat outside on Newbury Street. The flatbread pizza was delicious!

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viplikegoodfood
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant; friendly, great service, nice choices.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great.

ER
EileenR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Keep up the good work. Thanks for serving us :) Stay save!

RL
vipRaulnLuis
New England
57 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! We love this Back Bay gem. Always a delight

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

GD
GreggD
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - Great service. Hostess was very warm

JS
JuliaS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

My boyfriend and I were not approached by a waiter for 40 minutes. We waited very long after finishing our salads to order our meals and were without drinks for most of our time there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual ambiance. Service was excellent and the food even better.

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Earl
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice casual dining and good food

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vipPanna
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The spot in the Back bay is very casual, good for a first date. Good service, good food.

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srib
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it

MP
vipMarioP
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Definitely not a place for a nice dinner unless your looking for cheap night out . Not what I anticipated
Great lunch place but nothing more . With all the great restaurants that Boston has to offer this was definitely a mistake on my part. Live and learn!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing

EH
vipEmilyH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

If I knew that this was a large chain beforehand I wouldn’t have dined at Serafina. It is what you’d expect from a place like Olive Garden but with a higher price tag. I was craving cacio e pepe and saw they had it on their menu. Don’t waste your time! It was watery and lacked any flavor. There are many other restaurants in Boston with superb cacio e pepe. We actually left after a few bite to go to a different higher quality restaurant. In all fairness, my boyfriend’s shrimp pasta wasn’t that bad, the cinnamon hot toddy was great, and the waitstaff was quick and attentive.

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Alex
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch outside in the sun. Great service, great food. They immediately got a heat lamp out for us when we arrived which was just perfect for a cold December day. All round lovely!

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vipRaulnLuis
New England
57 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is tasty and portions are good. Ricardo’s service is amazing. BTW their Barolo is divine - paired with their truffle fries and burger was simple yet fabulous!

AM
AliciaaM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED our server, the food and the atmosphere! Tons of gluten free options, will definitely be back!

OT
vipOpenTable
New England
87 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were sat outside next to a giant HVAC machine of some sort and near the inside door so servers kept going in and out trying to get by. I ordered a salad to start before my main meal and the server didn't ask what size so automatically ordered me the big one that was huge. I was disappointed once I got the bill to learn this. The food was okay nothing special. The atmosphere was good distanced otherwise. I probably wouldn't recommend or return.

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 175 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.