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Serafina 79 features a cozy dining room and a family-friendly roof terrace. Located on the second floor of a bi-level building in the heart of Manhattan’s art and museum district.
Our very authentic Italian menu features the highest quality ingredients along with a creative twist on simple, original Italian dishes. Enjoy homemade pastas with pesto, hillside cherry tomatoes, porcini mushrooms, caviar, truffles combined with our signature sauce. Choose from simple marinated meats, fish and vegetables. We offer over 20 varieties of pizza made in the centrally located cherrywood-burning oven. The unique combination of an intimate setting with warm Italian music, charming service and deliciously good food have kept the restaurant’s stylish, celebrity-studded clientele as well as local families coming back for years.
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waitstaff wear masks
A lovely setting for a meal, great service and tasty food!
There is some noise from cars on the street as is to be expected.
Nice outdoor ambience. Had salad luncheon at 3pm outdoors and very distant from any other table. Very accomodating.
We go to Serafina Madison Avenue frequently
Because The Menu is versatile and suits every
Taste and the food is always well prepared and presented well! It is kid friendly with many different choices of Pizza and Pasta!
Every time we go everyone enjoys their meal!
lovely service as always and amazing food. favorite restaurant
Fantastic dinner on 81st after visiting the MET. Food preparation and taste was excellent
Très bonne adresse où les mets sont exquis digne d.une trattoria italienne voir encore mieux que celles qu’on a l’habitude de trouver en Italie.
Requested seating upstairs, was sat in the middle of the lower level, at an obviously added table for Valentine’s, very close quarters. Food was fantastic. Service was on the slower side.
The food is always outstanding at Serafina, it's a great neighborhood gem.
Delicious food, lovely menu.
We came up the stairs in the middle of rain. I felt the staff could have been more proactive with helping with our wet coats and umbrellas.
Also, when the restaurant isn't full, it would be nice to be offered a larger table. Squishing into a small space when other options are available would have been appreciated.
The hostess was extremely rude and the noise on the upper level was ridiculous. many groups of young girls on the upper deck speaking at unreasonably loud levels and the staff did not care. Lovely dinner ambience on the first level, but we did not get to experience that. Overall not a great experience. I won’t be back to this particular location
Good food, good service, good atmosphere. Serafina is my 'go-to' restaurant when I find myself on the upper east side. The pastas, pizzas and salads are all excellent! And you won't go wrong by ordering a main course as well! The service is well-timed, but they don't rush you out the door, so you have time to converse and enjoy the meal. I'm sure I'll be returning at some point soon!
Very good pizza, great antipasti and good service!
The place is comfortable as well.
The food was great, we enjoyed everything! The service was also very very good!!!
The food is truly mediocre and overpriced. The restaurant is actually not anywhere close to as clean or well appointed as one would expect to given the premium. And they were out of the entree I wanted. Screaming kids on top floor.
The seating was extremely tight and there was a bit of a draft but it was nice!
We go to Serafina as a family on weekends. The food and service are always good and we know that people are more understanding in case our children misbehave a little. I’d recommend downstairs for adults and upstairs for families and teenagers.
Our favorite neighborhood place to eat. Food is always great. Great for the family.
Serafina79 is always well managed. Food is genuinely fresh and tasteful. Atmosphere is great. Enjoy being there with family and friends. Highly recommend.
The food is consistently good here. It’s a welcome oasis of value priced meals in an astronomically expensive neighborhood. Highly recommend—never disappointed.
Serafina doesn’t fail to deliver. If I had to comment on one thing at the 79 street location it is that their staff should smile more. The tips are great... act like it.
Very average pasta
The food was fantastic. We all loved the mushroom appetizer and crustini di Sofia. The lobster ravioli was also amazing!
Always delicious, friendly, welcoming spot. Try the tartare. It's swoon-worthy.
Very tight, tables and chairs are very close
Upstairs seating is best----away from the noise and crush, and with high ceilings, much more conducive to conversation.
Hustling, bustling always. Food is superb, if supremely overpriced.
Always attentive good service. Convenient to the MET and Central Park. A fancy family place where jeans and kids are comfortable.
The service was great!
Overall five star experience, food, service, ambiance all great.
Had the most enjoyable lunch with friends. We even stayed for dessert and coffee. Just wonderful. We always enjoy ourselves at Serafina. The staff always are attentive. A real delight. We usually only dine for dinner but lunch was delicious!!!!!!
very good wines by the glass, pizzas and salads with efficient staff. a good spot if going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Delicious dinner! We love Serafina
Extremely small place, we were almost sharing the table with other diners. I really don't think it's a restaurant that I visit again.
Great place for a birthday dinner.
Horrible pizza margarita. The sauce and cheese actually slid off the pizza as soon as I lifted it from the server. Embarrassing.
My go-to after the Metropolitan Museum. Reliable simple food, manageable prices, efficient service. The space could use a little freshening.
Food was really good.
very nice neighborhood place. Excellent for conversation, no loud music! The lighting was good, not too bright. I liked the server let me taste several different wines. The house pizza was fabulous, the thin sliced beef was nothing special- too thinly sliced!
The downside is the restaurant did NOT take my 0pen table coupon which I had with me. The manager said their system didn’t support open table coupons. That was annoying.
Service took way too long
Waiter tried to overcharge and instead of apologizing he came up with a stupid lie to cover up
Then he put 20 percent tip on the machine before he let me sign it.
It took 30 minutes to get my focaccia Ligure, I think the deliveries are prioritized over customers sitting in the restaurant.
Yes! I loved my experience at Serafina 79. We sat upstairs on a beautiful saturday.
A lovely experience upstairs with a darling atmosphere. The gourmet pizzas are not to be missed.
You can order delivery directly from Serafina 79 using the Order Online button. Serafina 79 also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Serafina 79 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 734-2676.
Serafina 79 is rated 4.4 stars by 367 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.