Serafina Upper West
Offering delicious Italian cuisine, Serafina Upper West prepares fresh pastas, pizzas, seafood and meats. Choose from breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner and dine in or take-out.
Serafina Upper West is a friendly destination for local families, professionals, visitors and everyone craving a fabulous Italian meal.
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We sat outside on one of the last warm nights; always nice to watch the city go by. Food here is consistently excellent- from the soup to the main to the dessert. Our go-to place when we attend events at the Beacon Theatre.
Went out with boo love. The lasagna was delicious and I enjoyed every bite! The Focaccia de Sofia appetizer was amazing as well. A lil pricey but well worth it
Excellent and varied menu. Outstanding service. Nice atmosphere.
Nice neighborhood restaurant. Good food and atmosphere. Would go again.
Perfect Pre Beacon Show dinner and drinks loved it!!! Just two blocks from the theater. Staff was impressive considering the huge crowd, everybody thought the experience was exceptional.
Great location, creative food, good service. However, overpriced
Food was season well. We all got the special running around $32 a plate for chicken and noddles. Which to me was pricey but a big portion.
All great thansk
The food was great as usual. The Farfalle al Limoncello was excellent but our table was terrible, even though we had a reservation. The hostess first pointed to the first table in the door right next to the hostess stand. There were other tables visible so I asked if we could be seated at a table in a less busy area. She proceeded to seat us at a table in front of another table which meant the servers had to literally reach over us and our table to serve the table behind us because that table was in a corner up against the window. This is the second Serafina’s that I have dined at and the tables at both were so crowded together that it made dining uncomfortable.
At 7:30 on a Friday evening they were already out of a menu item (lasagna). The veal chop special was over cooked, dry and was hard. Couldn’t tell if it was veal or pork. Pretty sad. Appetizers could have used a little salt and pepper. One of the worst meals I ever had. Had to purchase a side of al dente pasta and requested extra sauce which never arrived. For medical reasons my food has to be wet and moist not dry. Worst meal
We went on a Monday evening and sat at a table outside. Everything was perfect!
We enjoyed our dinner at Serafina. The service was excellent, my dish was very good and we were quite happy.
Great casual Italian fare. The chicken salad was great. The only problem is that the noise level got worse as the evening went on - I asked them to turn the music down, which they did, but the more crowded the place got the more noisy it became. I guess there is little they can do about it - if you really want quiet, go early.
The open sunny space and the pleasant servers made this Serafina location a nice place to be for brunch on a summer day. Food was acceptable -- a member of our party enjoyed the chicken panini, but brunch dishes needed improvement and should be plated with more care. Hope they begin to attend to the details.
We all had pasta dish which was excellent, wonderful waiter and good outdoor dining
The food was innovative and delicious. I ordered a martini and got a very tatey lemon martini looking drink by accident. I took a sip, loved it and drank it, so interesting drinks as well. The decor could use a little updating but it still had a nice feel to it. Love having this dinning option close to where I live.
Not very nice place. Took my parents visiting from outta town, was so loud, service was terrible, and food mediocre. Don’t recommend.
Good food, and portions were just right. Service was also very good. Kept my water glass full throughout the evening.
You guys can’t be beat. Food’s always good and sonis the atmosphere. You’re the Sarabeth’s if dinner.
Had a late lunch, early dinner after arriving in the city to celebrate a low-key bachelorette for my daughter with my other daughter, my sister, and her daughter. Enjoyed Signature cocktails and a delicious meal. Service was attentive.
Always reliably good food and great service. We come here at least several times per month. The prices are a little high but we get that it’s UWS so nothing is cheap. We do appreciate the nice experience we have every time and find it’s worth it.
The manager was arrogant, rude and unprofessional. The fabric on the banquettes is filthy dirty and the seats are lumpy and the seat cover is split open and uncomfortable to sit on, especially if you are wearing something short or delicate. The service is on the level of a diner. They cannot make any adjustments to the dishes, as the waiter told us, they have too many people to serve. Constantly leaning over people and pouring water into the glasses and disturbing everyone. Their Upper Eastside location seems to be better managed.
The food was amazing. The drinks were a little bit expensive!
Bueno, bonito y barato
Serafina Upper West is a restaurant I will visit again with friends and family. Our drinks were tasty, the food choices were excellent, and the pasta was al dente.
Our table servers and bus staff were friendly and attentive.
A brunch Sunday brunch! Not at all crowded. We sat outside and had a lovely meal for under $20.
The food was okay but there are certainly many better options in the same neighborhood for Italian fare. The noise level in the dining room was very high. It's a family friendly place so I can accept the young boy throwing his shoe and having it hit the floor repeatedly but the door between the dining room and the outside dining area slammed shut over and over and over as the wait staff moved between the two areas. Extraordinary that they don't see this as a problem. My first and last visit to Serafina.
This would have been a 4 star review if our waiter didn’t say ‘no’ to most of my requests which were not outlandish! Having made lifestyle changes hibby and dont eat the same as we used to but our alcohol is never shy and our bill always healthy. We shared pasta appy and a fish. Asked to split it in kitchen— no- asked for lentils instead of mashed- no. Charged me for side lentils while substituting spinach for mashed. My feeling to bulk up bill. Lentils were excellent and so was other stuff. Friends ended up joining and ordered pizza. We were not cheap but our waiter was.
Food was good. It oddly took forever for drinks to be served multiple times even though restaurant wasn’t busy. Not sure if waiter was short staffed. It also seemed like waitstaff was more concerned with turning over tables, even though restaurant wasn’t busy or had people waiting.
Birthday celebration and dinner pre- concert at Beacon Theatre.
Food and atmosphere were great. Terrible waiter service, but on the flip side we didn’t feel rushed.
The menu and food were fine (average), service friendly, portions enormous (way too big). A good everyday place, but nothing special.
Too expensive for mediocre food.
The food was OK. The service felt rushed and restaurant was not full.
Best UWS place for brunch. Great service, pleasant setting, great meal!
Our waiter was strangely gruff and distant during the entire meal. I wonder if he had just received terrible news? He was visibly impatient when a member of our party of 4 needed a minute to decide on a salad, and kept staring out the window even when taking our orders. I have been to Serafina Upper West several times before, and this is the first time I have seen such hostile service. I would recommend Serafina Upper West to a friend, but hope that this waiter is not assigned to your table. Very uncomfortable and difficult to enjoy a meal with such an open display of hostility, and it began immediately and not in response to anything our party said or did.
This was quite a pleasant surprise. The food is extremely good and very fairly priced. The wait staff is very welcoming and attentive. I would go back tomorrow!
Because there was a concert at the Beacon, it was a busy summer night, so the service was average, but the food and location are great! I would go again.