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About Serafina Boston

Serafina in Boston's financial district brings casual Italian cuisine to Boston.

10 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Summer Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 426-1234

Website:
http://www.serafinaboston.com/

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.

Public Transit:
South Station red line or Downtown Crossing Orange line T stops

Executive Chef:
Brendan Burke

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.

Private Party Contact:
Elizabeth Flink: (617) 426-1234

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Serafina Boston Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
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·Dined 6 days ago

They charged me twice for the meal! Service was slow and they overcharged me!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I work in the Financial District /Downtown Crossing neighborhoods and needed a place to accommodate a luncheon interview. On a few hours notice , I scheduled a reservation, but needed special accommodations (quieter area and extra seat). Through OpenTable I requested the accommodations and was delighted with the restaurant's ability to meet my needs, especially on short notice. Derek, the manager on duty, called me to let me know he would be able to assist and was extremely professional.

Regarding the dining experience, I found Serafina's menu to be full of variety, including healthier options. The food was prepared correctly, arrived in a timely manner, and was delicious. The restaurant offered a vibrant scene and was a great place to conduct a business meeting.

Serafina's team from the wait staff to the chefs deserve a 'thank you' for a 5-star experience. I enjoyed my experience so much that I chose to return the very next day for another business meeting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Was sat directly behind host station, door opened and closed letting cold air in, decided to move to bar, went to bar, where there was one other couple who already had drinks. We planned to eat st bar

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Some dishes are good. However, the pizza is not italian style at all! Incredibly garlicky sauce and hard (like a cracker) pizza

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a great experience - loved the staff, the food, the wine and the ambiance. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was amazing, but the service as not on there A game. The only part of my experience was not great was the service, but the food, drinks and decor was amazing!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing. The service took a while to get started but was smooth after that

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Consistently good meals. Great menu, delicious food and lovely service with a nice ambience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have never experienced a RUDER staff. Couldn't be less helpful or courteous. The hostesses at the front took out their mistakes on me. Will NOT be recommending Serafina to anyone. Not worth it. The food is not worth the $50 I payed either

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent as always

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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The service was curt and brisk. Not a fan of a restaurant that removes plates before everyone is finished. Bill was delivered immediately without being called for and without allowing time to relax after eating. Restaurant was not busy so no reason to rush people out.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went on a friends recommendation of best restaurants in Boston. Food was good but not great. Not a bad meal but I had many better meals in theBack Bay Area where we stayed. Save the cab ride; just stick with the Back Bay restaurants if you are already there and walk back to your hotel.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went for dinner with my daughter before attending a play at the Opera House. It was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Good variety of Italian foods and . Waitstaff was very attentive and made this birthday celebration special. The place was a little noisy for my taste

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Having previously visited Serafina for lunch, decided to give it a try for dinner. We found on-street parking nearby. When we arrived at our scheduled time the hostess promptly began to seat us at an undesirable seating location at the front, despite many vacant tables. Being that it was nearly 9:00 and OpenTable had many openings still availability, we should not have had to plea for better seating. Soon after we sat down, water and bread arrived at our table. It took a while before we saw our waiter, but when he did arrive to take our orders he knocked a full glass of water over onto my wife. Fortunately it was water, and she was able to dry herself off. Ironically, we did have to move one table over, which moved us closer to the front.

My wife had a glass of wine and I ordered a martini. Oddly, both arrived in non-stemmed glasses.

It was not our waiter's best night. Service was very slow. My wife's salad arrived and after several minutes I managed to grab our waiter and ask about my Caesar salad. He said it was still being made (I found out this was not the reason when my bill arrived and my salad was added at the very end). The Caesar salad was plain and not memorable.

I had the TAGLIOLINI AL TARTUFO NERO and my wife had the CIOPPINO. Both were good. We did have to ask for pepper and grated cheese as they were not offered.

Due to the slow service we decided not to have dessert and asked for the check. Our waiter surprised us by bringing out a complimentary tiramisu for us to enjoy.

I'm not sure if it was a business as usual night or an off night for the staff. Regardless, there was nothing that gave me a reason to return again for dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I came in with 2 friends on Saturday 10/14 to celebrate my birthday. We had a 7pm reservation . Dinner was Amazing. The waiter was very kind and attentive and the food was delicious . Beautiful restaurant and a great atmosphere. I will definitely be back and would recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Def not the Serafina that I love in NYC. Had a great bottle of wine but food was just average. Disappointed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Terrible service

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Such amazing food. I take all of my clients here and everyone always loves it. It's gorgeous inside and the food is high quality. Those truffle raviolis are heaven, as well as the burrata, penne alla vodka and bread.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food is fantastic and the Sea Bass is a MUST have! I order it every chance I get, but the pasta and other dishes are also quite tasty. The lighting is good, but later in the evening, a more mature set may require the use of their flashlight on their phone. The bar scene is happening and the function rooms were all packed when we were there, but never even noticed the additional guests. The General Manager is delightful and stops by to see how your experience has been and the wait staff is quite good. The only issue is the possible pace and spacing of bringing out the food. It felt a bit slow even for one that just wanted to enjoy the meal and had time to spare this particular evening.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Fun, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This was our first time at Serafina and were treated to outstanding food and great service.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The only thing that was off was the service. It took way, way too long for our dinners to come out and our sever wasn't really checking on us throughout that period. Food was good and atmosphere is nice. Definitely need to work on the service.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We decided to try this place for the first time after a friend recommend the restaurant to us. I have to say that we were really disappointed primarily due to the poor service as well as the poorly made steak I received.

For starters, we had a reservation and we were seated right away, however, with a full restaurant, we got seated in the left hand side of the restaurant where it was totally dead and away from everyone and everything.

We ordered a caprese salad which to my surprise was three slices of tomato and three slices of fresh mazorella cheese. I wouldn't recommend it. Our waiter who by the way was a Hispanic gentleman who never even introduced himself took our app while there was still food in it.

We then ordered a grilled salmon which was good as well as a Steak frites which was HORRIBLE!!! It was a supposed to be a medium cooked steak, instead I got a pretty burnt, dry and inedible piece of meat for $26-$28. There was absolutely no flavor.

During the entire time, not a single person came to our table to check on us or our food. I would have gladly sent it back. Then all of a sudden, we now have a new female waitress who is serving us. She was nice but it was too late at this point.

Now to top it all off, they were prepping a table for a larger party of girls that were coming in soon. I don't know why but the hostess (tiny girl) who was arranging the chairs was constantly throwing and pushing chairs all over the place for over 20 minutes and this just made our experience even worse by having to constantly hear chairs getting screeched all over the place.

Overall a POOR EXPERIENCE! I sure hope management looks into this.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Small portions for the price, but the food tasted delicious. It was a busy night and though our waiter was attentive for most, he did leave us hanging a bit at the end, when we needed to get the check to make a show on-time. Overall, a positive experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Last minute reservation before heading to the airport. I had the Calzone from the specials menu. It literally filled the plate and was beautifully presented sliced and ready to eat.
Definitely going to be back for more.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Friendly service! Great food. Nice atmosphere. Fun to have a casual drink outside first then head in for a nice meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I love Serafina and even had my wedding dinner there, which is awesome. Liz is a rockstar and you can get a bank vault, where else does that happen!?!?! That said it's not really geared for the lunch crowd (same menu as dinner, no lunch options) and now I know.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

2nd time at Serafina. This time for an anniversary dinner. Restaurant manager, Derek and their chef, Chris, made it a point to greet us and wish us Happy Anniversary with complementary champagne and desert. Our waiter, Cesar, was attentive and provided excellent service. The Chicken Melenaze was outstanding! I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, but the "energetic" sound level was a bit much. We couldn't carry on a conversation during dinner.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Only downside was loud atmosphere. Other than that, great food and service!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I love the spaghetti squash entree! It is the best vegetarian meal in Boston.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 6, 2017

a lot of noise from the adjacent bar area into the dining area in the upstairs room...nicer when bar calms down. Food outstanding and attentive service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Terrific atmosphere for business discussion or casual conversation, and high quality food at expected prices. But the service felt quite rushed even when there wasn't too much demand for tables.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Went on a Thursday night around 6pm. The bar was busy but a lot of tables were open. Our server was very attentive. We had the calamari for an appetizer (the portion was very large) and I got the spaghetti squash meal. It was delicious and came with lots of veggies. My friend got the pasta with meat sauce and she said it was yummy. I liked the ambiance and although it was loud at the bar we were able to talk and enjoyed the lively atmosphere. I would return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Love Karolina!!! She's the best :)

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Girls Night! Great food! Service was excellent!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

They were so nice and gave us free dessert.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We (family of four) ate at Serafina after seeing a Broadway show). The food was excellent with several vegetarian options. Our server was attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

A hidden gem in Boston. Excellent value and great food. Has a nice vibe. At $18 valet parking is very reasonable

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Very disappointed in the food. Tired and plain. Definitely a scene, but seemed to be fading

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