Serafina Downtown Boston

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549 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Serafina in Boston's financial district brings casual Italian cuisine to Boston.
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J
New England
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Great menu. Enjoyed the Caesar salad and 4 cheese pizza. Great choices for Good Friday.

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JG
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The place has potential. The room is nice, but noisy. The food is inventive.

The challenge was the service. They needed 2 more waiters. Ours hardly spent a moment with us. We waited for ever to get our first beverages. It felt like they should have not taken so many big group reservations or staffed for it.

I might return.

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SL
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment, not too loud not too quiet. The Burrata Prosciutto as an appetizer is amazing. The truffle tartufo pasta is delicious!!

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J
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to meet with friends or clients. Great food and atmosphere.

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A
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food has been absolutely delicious the two times we have eaten at Serafina. The second time our waiter couldn't have been more personable, helpful and knowledgeable. Loved it.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food yet a little too loud for business lunch

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B
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very Nice!

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E
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I decided to try this restaurant for my 40th birthday, and it was a disaster from the moment that I walked in the door. It took us over 30 minutes to get our drink order – and this was all non-alcoholic beverages. My order was incorrect along with several others at our table. We were charged for the birthday treat – but it was a dish that I don’t even like- tiramisu. Finally, I stepped out of the restaurant to leave and realized that I left my gift on the table, and I returned to claim it. They stated that they could not find it, and I am still without.

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s
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We are visiting Boston for a few days, and returned to Serafina after such an amazing meal awhile back. This time our food was hit and miss. The grilled octopus was an incredible starter. I could have had two! Delicious. But the lobster ravioli lacked flavor, and the dish my wife had was also bland. The desserts however were scrumptious. Maybe an off day?!

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HD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere, service and food where great. The staff really made you feel welcome from the minute I walked thru the door. It was a little noisy because the bar area was crowded but that is to be expected in any restaurant in Boston these days.

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S
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great, I eat there regularly and you can always count on a good meal. Service is exceptional.

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r
New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service is excellent. Food is really good. Thank you.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience.

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Poor service from the waitstaff. It was us and three other tables. Our waiter was not to be found. Another waiter took our drink order after ten minutes. The food was fair.

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NP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant was so pretty! Very nicely decorated and also very good food. The service was a bit slow, I understood that it was busy but don't feel like it should have taken as long as it did. Other than that the food and wine were amazing.

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BM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location, very efficient but not rushed service on a weekday for a business lunch. Great that they substitute gluten free pasta in all dishes! Salads looked great. Ambience is more business lunch than romantic night out - but it is in the financial district and we were there for a business lunch. Go to a different location for ambience. This is a great choice for a delicious business lunch.

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

Had a nice birthday dinner with my partner. Restaurant was very loud-there were lots of parties going on-tables are very close together, a young crowd. Food was awesome, service was good, drinks were good. Restrooms are way downstairs which could be a challenge for some. Overall a nice evening-will be back.

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E
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was fantastic!

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LW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great menu and service. Nice wine list. Would have given food 5 stars but 3 of 5 entrees were over salted

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FF
New England
37 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here! Great food, wonderful atmosphere

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d
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good until I realized I left a 40% tip! I was entertaining 5 clients and the server never mentioned to me the a 20% service charge was already included in the final bill therefore I proceeded to leave an additional 20% tip. Felt a little ripped off.

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LC
New England
34 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Food and drinks were great as usual. I have a comment about service. Three times the people servicing the table either spilled drinks or hit someone sitting on the table because they don’t have the courtesy to let the customer know they are about to move drink/dishes away or they are approaching with drinks. It is a simple thing to do and I would improve their service drastically.

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OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Salmon was very dry - really a disappointment. Service was fine -

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

We went their for a birthday dinner and all 3 of us had the FARFALLE LIMONCELLO. It was tasty and refreshing - lemony, but not too much so. I had not been there before but the other 2 of us had and loved it before, which is how we all ended up with it this time. We shared the chocolate cake and berry tart and both were delicious. The ambience was soothing and relaxing. We enjoyed everything about our dinner there and will go again.

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c
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as well as the service. Many varieties of food and attentive service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was so good. But our waiter seemed annoyed when we asked for recommendations and could have been a bit more helpful/patient. The food was really good though. And dessert. Will be back.

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s
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a delightful experience at Serafina recently. The service was great and the food was even better! The beverages were delicious, and if you like drinks on the spicy side I highly recommend the the Spicy Cucumber!

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HS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. I went there with friends of mine and it will be really good for dating and groups as well!!

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CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a volleyball team dinner while out of town. The food was excellent. Place decorated so pretty.

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Key West
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Dinner with son

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s
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone enjoyed their meals! Delicious homemade authentic Italian dishes! The food and the service was excellent! It was a nice environment with evening lighting which added to the ambience.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall good, waiter could have checked in more frequently but other than that good

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P
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serafina was is the hands-down best restaurant I have been to in a while. From the door to the table to the food we had a wonderful long lasting experience. We celebrated our one year anniversary at Serafina, and between you and I, it may be a recurring event!
Thank you for making our visit special!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Too loud, food is average, got rigattoni and funghi pizza. Rigatoni were ok, but expected better for the price. Pasta was too al dente and sauce was ok. Mushroom pizza had 8 slices of white mushrooms. I expected a more sophisticated level of cuisine based on the location; price and ambiance. I would not recommend it

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Our review is mixed. The cocktails were good and the server was attentive and very nice. The food was disappointing.. We had the tuna/salmon tartare and it was fine. My husband had the chicken Francese and it was under seasoned but ok. I had the cioppino and or was terrible... Minimal seafood and thick red sauce, not broth. The seafood was super overcooked as noted in the shrimp that were twisted three times around. I returned the cioppino and manager removed it from bill. Overall management handled it correctly and was very accommodating but a huge disappointment for my dinner.. Will not return.

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K
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serafina is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. I’ve been here for lunch, dinner, drinks & appetizers, and have hosted a private event here and every time they knock it out of the park. Their service is phenomenal and their staff and management are super friendly. Their food is so good! This time, we went to dinner to celebrate Galentine’s day with some of my girl friends and we each ordered a salad and split a few pizzas - everything was absolutely delicious and presented so nicely! The decor and atmosphere is calming, welcoming and nice too! Definitely recommend!

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AM
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The overall experience was positive. The service was great, but the food was mediocre. I am glad we tried it and if friends wanted to go again I would, but I wouldn't proactively return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Pre-theatre dining🤗

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LB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, reasonably priced for the area, great service

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AA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will come again with friends and recommend to others.

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