Based on a very authentic approach to Italian food and using only the highest quality ingredients, our cuisine originates from family recipes handed down from generations of cooks and adapted by Vittorio Assaf and our team of professional chefs.
Choose from a variety of homemade pastas, pizzas and fresh grilled meats, fish and vegetables. We offer over 20 varieties of thin crust pizzas made with 00 Italian flour, filtered water, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt from Sicily.
It was a very hairy experience (found 3 hairs in my food)
Ate on the sidewalk which was fine. They were super.
Cacio e Pepe was one of the best pastas I’ve ever had! They have a great outdoor space that takes up most of the block so people feel spread out and safe. Would definitely return!
Yelp was 3star but I guess it’s worth 4.5star. Food absolutely delicious and people friendly:)
Attentive friendly staff and food delicious
The food here is always really good! Service a little slower due to COVID changes but that is completely understandable.
service was SO slow - had to ask for our drink order multiple times upon arrival. any additional drink orders took long as well
Gilberto was our waiter and he was super attentive and efficient. The Manager Alessandro greeted us when we arrived and checked on us several times during dinner. I love this place for many reasons. The food is consistently amazing and the staff/management always make you feel welcome like family. Ten out of ten.
Unfortunately outside dining in the middle of New York doesn’t always work very well but they made the best of it
Wonderful! So lovely to be comfortable and distanced from each table
They have taken many steps to make sure people are safe and comfortable during this Covid period
I had a delicious lunch at Serafina Always. The mista salad, housemade fettucine with tomato sauce, and chocolate hazelnut cake were all fantastic. The service was excellent and they have a great set-up for outdoor seating.
Great outdoor dining!!
Fast service and very friendly people :-)
Would highly recommend for outdoor dining
Serafina is out go to. The food is exceptional, the service is good and it is in a great area in the upper East side. The food portions and quality are 10 star. I frequent many great restaurants but Serafina ( East 61st street is a step above all). Even neighborhood competitive Italian restaurants cannot best Serafina. Their truffle pasta, pizza and raviolis rival that in Italy. The fish and chicken dishes are exceptional as well.
Dinner date with girlfriends at one of our fave spots. The waitstaff were extremely helpful and friendly, and even replaced my friends meal when she realized she had ordered the wrong salad. Great experience- we will be back!
This is our go-to place when we find ourselves in the area. It's a lovely restaurant, the food is uniformly tasty and the prices (given the neighborhood) are fair. If we have a quibble, its the packing of tables so close together we might as well all sit together and have family dinner. However, to be fair, we have yet to find a restaurant in Manhattan where this is not the case.
Food was great
Service was slow. Table in poor location. Servers were nice but not as attentive as they should have been. The Brussels sprout salad was too salty and too full of dressing or mayo. Sorry!
Regulars to Serafina, however was disappointed by this visit, food took too long and then it was cold. We had to ask the waiter every time we needed something, not a great experience.
Not so good... uses to Be much better. Party of 4, gave us a very bad table at second flloor, near the window. Had to change. Asked twice for the olive oil, waiter forgot both times. Never more
This is our local and love every time we go. We prefer to go outside the busy hours as the service is always better. Pizza's are excellent, spaghetti bolognaise is perfect
Serfafina Always is always a winner! Despite our reservation being slightly delayed, the food was excellent and the host, most pleasant accommodating!
Staff was very busy but even with reservations they were not seating people and staff was often ignoring us. Table was squeezed against the stairs. I come here regularly and was really unimpressed by their ability to handle a normal weekend volume
I’m still thinking about the brussel sprout salad and my friend’s porcini ravioli was out of this world. Also make sure to try the Strawberry Basil martini - I don’t like sweet and this was perfect! Somehow we saved room for Tiramisu, which I’d highly recommend doing as well since it was awesome.
Valentine’s Day dinner. I love the vegetarian platter with chicken and extra sauce. But I chose Serafina for the apple tart dessert and they were not serving it that night :-(
Wildly mediocre food and service.
Had a wonderful experience dining at Serafina Always, yet again. The food was delicious, and my friend and I had a great time overall. I look forward to coming back soon!
Great food and service. Can’t go wrong on any given night.
Finalmente un posto a Manhattan dove ai mangia italiano
Also good for larger parties.
Delicious food and great ambience. I will definitely go there again.
Have t been in a few years. Glad to know the food is still as yummy! The calamari is served piping hot and just as delicious. I wish it wasn’t served in a basket because everything under the top layer was soggy. Will return again!
Always a great meal!’
Wonderful evening! Celebrating my birthday in NYC and always go to Serafina’s! 💗🎉🍾🥂
Excellent food, nice atmosphere and always busy. Service is professional and knowledgeable. Consistently a good meal.
The pizza was wet and very soft. We had 4 pizzas during our trip at other restaurants and this pizza was worst by far.
$34 for a small piece of fish. Hard broccoli that I couldn’t even cut with the knife and a few roasted potatoes. Disappointed
A nice lively environment with healthy food options. Pizza was tasty and the free range burger hit the spot. Great Place to meet up with a friend. We sat on the 2nd level which was a little more sedate and easier to conversate.
Great food, such a friendly staff and the best Tiramisu!!
Sat upstairs by the windows. Our server, Carlos, was fantastic and paid close attention to our every need. Recommend the Sancerre
Serafina Always does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Serafina Always also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 702-9898.
Serafina Always is rated 4.4 stars by 713 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.