Serafina Boston

4.5
429 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Business Meals
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
Serafina in Boston's financial district brings casual Italian cuisine to Boston.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am- 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 426-1234
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Cahill
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Private party facilities
Serafina offers 3 private rooms. Anything from small intimate private dinners in a former bank vault to large cocktail receptions up to 100 people.
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Private party contact
Elizabeth Flink: (617) 426-1234
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Summer Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available Monday - Saturday, starting at 6pm. There are also 2 parking garages within walking distance to our location as well as plenty of metered and off street parking.
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Public transit
South Station red line or Downtown Crossing Orange line T stops
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 429 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Decent food, but such a loud dining room.

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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Excellent Services!

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our Anniversary and had an amazing time. Everything was fantastic. I was not happy with my meal the waiter was attentive and made it right. In the end we had amazing food and amazing service. We will definitely go back.

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l
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad to find Serafina in Boston because I have long enjoyed their NYC restaurants. Located in a beautiful building that once housed a bank, the restaurant is spacious and welcoming, with both tables and banquets to accommodate any size crowd. Food is fresh and extremely well prepared, service is first class. Go there!

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HN
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While in town visiting my son we had dinner at Serafina. Both of us loved the authentic Italian food. Perfect decaf cappuccino topped off the evening.

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1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here while in town for conference with some colleagues. The food was absolutely delicious! The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Only downside was how loud it was, but that’s likely just due to the high volume of people from the conference out dining. I would 100% recommend this restaurant!

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JM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I noted in my reservation that we were short on time and I couldn't have asked the waitstaff to be more attentive! They were fantastic! I just wanted to say thank you so much, I can't imagine it's fun to work on a tight time frame but we really did want to celebrate our co-workers big birthday. Thank you so much for being so great with us!

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I've been several times with clients and each time they have enjoyed the food and the ability to have a discussion in a reasonable environment. The location is reasonable. The service was good and attentive. The price was not low but was matched to the quality of the food. I will bring other clients to the venue.

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KT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food and service and some great vegan options!

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the pasta dishes were delicious, especially the gnocci. The burata with prosciutto was also quite good. Service was lovely as well

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Got the bolognese, it was good but a little salty. Service was lacking, servers weren’t very friendly and my colleague asked for hot water with lemon and was given ice water with lemon.

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AO
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We ordered the lobster mac and cheese and lobster ravioli. It was honestly tasteless and the mac and cheese barely had cheese in it. The ambiance was great and the customer service was also great. I would pass on returning.

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CL
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

Food was lackluster. The carpaccio was topped with potato salad. On the other hand, the service bordered on outstanding. We were there on a Tuesday and the bar was deserted. Might be fun closer to the week-end.

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J
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

My brothers birthday lunch - too bad. Huge rabbit food salads of old greens for 11. Really? Pasta dishes full and ordinary.

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C
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic birthday dinner! Service was outstanding with food to match. We had a variety - spaghetti squash, pizza, grilled salmon, cioppino - all generous portions fantastically prepared. The drinks were also amazing - great taste, attractive preparation. Overally, a great evening of food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a midweek lunch in Boston before a meeting. Quick service, large servings and nice amenities.

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TA
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

A very underwhelming experience for sure. Waitress was awful, under dressed, not interested in serving others. The balance of the waitstaff was awesome. The food was very good.

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M
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good place for a business lunch. Can get in and out within 1 hour. Nice selection of salads, pastas and main courses. I had the lobster salad and it was very good. I’ve had the salad with baby shrimp before and the spaghetti squash entree and liked them both. It can get loud but it hasn’t ever bothered me.

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Boise
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants, except for takeout. The portions differ greatly. I ordered the Serifina Chicken salad to go - expensive and less than half what you get when you order it in person.t

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PK
London
26 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good meal. This used to be the location for Radius which was a wonderful place. Serafine was very good though. We had the ravioli ALLA SALVIA and TAGLIOLINI DI PORTOFINO. Both were very flavorful though lacked salt. Had their ceasar salad, (no fish products) and felt it could have used more garlic and lemon in the dressing as it was rather bland. Good meal and good atmosphere. The place was 1/2 to 3/4 full and you could carry on a conversation without having to yell and strain to hear. A rare thing in many restaurants today.

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RG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Serafina used to be flawless but twice in the last three visits I was disappointed. On one occasion the salad had to be returned because it wasn't finished and this past week a pizza was overly dry which is a shame because I've had it before and it was delicious. It's hit or miss. And these are not his-or-miss prices.

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A business colleague and I enjoyed a wonderful meal - shared the steamed mussel app, which was prepared perfectly. My veal and his chicken were delicious. Very simple, but very well executed and thoroughly enjoyable. The staff was very attentive and discreet - leaving us to chat and enjoy a well paced dinner. I highly recommend Serafina for business dinners and personal time as well.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I have heard very good things about the place, but I felt a bit underwhelmed. The food was reasonably priced, with moderate portion sizes, but I found the pasta to be just okay. It was not bad, but I would not go out of my way for it and I don’t think I would go back there.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was lovely & service by Caesar was outstanding as always! Thank you for a wonderful evening with my colleagues who were visiting from out of town. They loved it as did I.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

nice place, staff is friendly and attentive. food ok

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Caprese salad and arancini was fantastic. Ricotta and spinach ravioli was terrible. The service was friendly and attentive, outdoor seating was casual and well shaded!

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Our food was excellent. Most diners appeared to be business people coming from work, but we had two children in our group of 5 guests (ages 7 and 9) and the server very thoughtfully offered to take their orders while we waited for our last guest to arrive. The server was accommodating to our menu modifications and brought the food promptly. Everything was great except that we had to SHOUT to be heard across the table. On a Wednesday evening at 7pm, it was at the noise level of a hopping bar on Saturday night. That said, the meal was delicious and we felt well cared for by our server.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was poor, food was not fresh, lettuce was wilted, prices were high for such poor experience.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent lunch — arugula salad with shrimp, avocado and cannellini beans. Delicious.

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k
New England
37 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great, as always!!! Varied light lunch selection and outdoor patio area is terrific!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Colleague lunch

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was awesome. I don’t remember his name, but my date loved him! He hooked us up with a complimentary dessert we did not ask for. Great experience.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal with good service.

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New England
39 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I thought the food was absolutely excellent. Our bartender spoke very little English which was a problem. She made an awful martini because she couldn't understand English. She was very nice but I think at the bar English should be spoken well.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Slow waiters very loud good food

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EA
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, excellent and attentive staff. It was a very pleasant evening

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DK
New England
24 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

First time doing the outdoor seating and it was great! Sat on the far end and enjoyed the food, but the service was sporadic. Felt at times forgotten and lost in the larger groups next to us. Love Serafina, so am taking this as a one off miss that will be better the next time.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A restaurant close to our office closed and we were looking for a new favorite spot - and we found it! Seraphina is a short walk down the street and we couldn't be happier with our experiences here. The food is outstanding, the atmosphere lovely, and we had the best service from Vanessa - friendly, warm, knowledgeable--the perfect hostess. Highly recommend!

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EH
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails great great wine
Veal piccata excellent
Pasta delicious
Great service

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k
New England
35 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent service, delicious food and a fun atmosphere with outdoor dining! Can't go wrong with any of the salad selections - they are almost enough for two meals! Outdoor patio is great for lunch-hour people-watching - and the service is always attentive! Our go-to for an outdoor lunch hour!

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