Serafina Ludlow

4.4
158 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
* Parties of 5 or more: please contact us directly at (212) 358-9800 *
Situated on a popular corner in the Lower East Side, in one of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods. Our cozy bar provides a great space to enjoy unique cocktails. The beautiful mosaic pizza oven produces over 20 Serafina pizza varieties, or choose from signature dishes like our Focaccia di Sofia, Tartufo Nero, and other delicious dishes like our homemade pastas, grilled fish and meat, and fresh salads.
UPDATED COVID-19 POLICY:In adherence to the NYC mandate, all eligible guests 12 years and older must be vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter our restaurant. You will need to provide proof of at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccination to enter & dine indoors. The following are acceptable proof of vaccination with a matching valid ID: NYS Excelsior Pass, State or Country issued digital pass or Vaccination Card. Unvaccinated guests are welcome to dine outdoors. Outdoor dining is on a first come, first serve policy.

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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 158 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We arrived and they sat us outside in 40 degree weather. I was not given an option when booking my reservation and it was too late to eat anywhere else. It was freezing

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vipStephenC
Baton Rouge
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent Original Italian Dishes with good service.

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samf
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food tasted great, but portions much smaller than other locations. Service was ok and overall loud, but cute spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here always great food and drinks

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vipRobA
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good vibe from this lower east side venue. Nice outdoor setup with terrific staff and waitperson. Food was very good. Recommended

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msdiner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Usually reliable was off it's game tonight. Salmon, branzino, ravioli and burger were all mediocre

CA
CarliA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaurant ! the food is absolutely incredible and they have awesome drinks too

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vipCarolmic
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and the service was very good.

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DaisyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a relaxing, delicious meal. Great staff as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding fresh pasta!

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Twoputts
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two couples came from Connecticut to the immersive Van Gogh on East Side and then dinner here. The Van Gogh was a disappointment but not Sarafina .
We were early and decided to eat inside. Happy to show my proof of vaccination.
The waitress was great. We ordered martinis and forgot to say very dry and she took them away and replaced them! Her food suggestions were spot on. We enjoyed everything we ate.
I’d eat there again in a minute. Might make a special trip.

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divneetw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed that they did not honor their restaurant week menu. Why advertise on the restaurant week nyc website AND their own website about their restaurant week menu BUT NOT HONOR IN PERSON?!
Establishment that is so dishonest like this- how can you have confidence and faith that when you bring your guests you are getting what you are expecting? Will not be returning- ever.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall, I enjoyed this restaurant. The menu is a little pricey, but the food is good. I had the penne arrabbiata & added shrimp.The waitress(es) were a little distracted. More than once, I had to ask for something twice, but everyone was extremely nice. I’d definitely say it’s worth a try.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

I don’t know the name of the server but her attitude level was beyond disgusting.
Drinks and food were amazing but from the moment we got there she started with attitude.
We had a reservation for 8 people and she was giving us a hard time, later more attitude and later we asked about restaurant week and she just said “no we don’t” and handed the menus. Almost throwing it at us.
We would not go back there just because of her.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta dishes were amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

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MadelineS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Serafina was wonderful, they accommodated myself and my girlfriend an hour ahead of our reservation. We ordered the burrata and arugula salad-both outstanding, and the cacio e pepe was one of the best I’ve had.

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GabbyK
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went to Serafina with my friend for restaurant week, unfortunately they were not participating and the website was not updated with this info. My friend and I decided whatever because we were hungry. It ended up being great food, great vibes, the waitress was super friendly and kind! Definitely would come again.

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CTNYCGAL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter at Serafina Ludlow was one of the best waiters I have ever seen in NYC! He was literally running the whole front of the bar/restaurant show by himself (Except the fantastic cooks in the back kitchen!). He was thorough, kind, handsome, quick, and informative! I loved the shrimp farfalle dish and your arugula salad is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Pretty annoying that I went there specifically for the restaurant week menu and when I asked for it I was told “what’s restaurant week?”. Not a huge deal, food is already reactively cheap. Just kind of annoying that they advertise it on the website then look at me like I’m stupid lol. Probably won’t go back. Oh well, live and learn.

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vipBooker
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Broken air conditioning ruined the evening

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Bodhi
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not sure if this is considered a chain- but the food is so delicious!! We needed a sure bet for multiple picky eaters and in a location in the city that was unfamiliar. The location, scene and menu did not disappoint.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and food was delicious. Cannot wait to go back.

KM
vipKevinM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Each Serafina restaurant has its own vibe. We particularly enjoyed the attentive service at this location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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vipstevecorso
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipkatym
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was great except our reservation was for outdoor dining and there was no table available. They put a little table out and the 3of us squeezed in. It was ok and we were mellow about it but no what we expected and disappointing. Otherwise all was great. Service was great and food was amazing,

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Kait
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was fantastic

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vipSean
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service, would definitely go again.

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vipJessicaL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s serafina but downtown vibe, outdoor is done well.

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vipBigRah
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Loved our server, Ericka.

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vipmalloryn
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service way too slow and food not nearly as good as other locations we've been to.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was slow at the beginning. They didn’t have the cocktail I initially ordered but at the end we were gifted two cocktails.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice for Valentine's Day! Service was quick and the staff was friendly.

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SmithS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our time at Serafina! Very simple menu, classic Italian options.

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vipHannah
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always love the food and has great menu options! Little cold dining outdoors as a two-person party. The four person parties had more of a heated area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location is my favorite location. Their strawberry martinis are very well crafted and their staff is amazing. Everything on the menu is a hit but I suggest the Bresaola! They also have outdoor heaters for their outdoor seating option. Perfect perfect perfect.

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ZuriM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was such a more younger modern vibe compared to the meat packing location which I loved. Food and service was amazing, I will be going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was meh, the service was good. I prefer the meatpacking location.

FAQs

Serafina Ludlow does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Serafina Ludlow also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 358-9800.

Serafina Ludlow is rated 4.4 stars by 158 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.