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Serafina Always

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Upper East Side
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33 E 61st St, Madison & Park Aves., New York City, NY 10065-8013
+1 212-702-9898
11:30 - 23:59
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:59
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were disappointed with the food and service. We ordered the calamari that was good, but the pizza was just average. The tiramisu was not good. The service was okay. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and the vibe was good, but I would not eat there again.

Thank Marcia G
Evanston, Illinois
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89 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The people watching may be better! A mixture with some Eurotrash adds spice. Try pasta with truffles when in season.

Thank sbp0713
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Great service, great food, some interesting flavour combinations on pasta, gnocchi and pizza etc. Its a small and popular venue so tables very close together but this didn't bother us. No experience of the various mixed reviews we read here before going and our neighbours also seemed to be enjoying their meals 🙂

Thank jhs3fh
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We frequented this place but of late, we have avoided it. It has made me think twice from patronizing Serafina after seeing rats run out of the building next door to it. Serafina has delicious pizzas, great goat salad and the best lobster pasta.

Thank Merta1900
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We were in NYC over Labor Day staying just a couple doors down at the Loews Regency. This place was so convenient to our hotel that we decided to give it a try immediately after checking in. We enjoyed it so much that we came back two more times during the weekend! We lucked out and got the same very... More 

Thank JRads_13
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We went to this restaurant twice during our last visit. It was a very quick WALK from our hotel on 5th Ave, which was nice because the traffic in NY is crazy these days. It's upscale, but not stuffy. Nice staff. Hip place. Cool music. The food was really good. I suggest going there to avoid hotel food.

Thank gastravel
Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Our family dropped in for a lunch after a day in the park. The service was efficient, and the food was very good. We had pizza that was tasty, and a variety of salads (Avocado San Pietro had generous portion of shrimp) and were quite satisfied with all. The youngest was also quite pleased to get tennis racquet pasta.

Thank awcharlotte
Belo Horizonte, MG
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Bruscheta: burnt and cold bread and not rubbed with garlic. The tomatos were almost frozen, savorless and with too much water. Burrata: taste of cream. Rizoto: overcooked, like babie food and also savorless Gnocchi: so-so Small tables. Atendents a little bit rude. Its a kind of place for people that don't know how to cook and cannot Good food. Any... More 

Thank Marcusmax65
Charleston, South Carolina
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Serafina Always was wonderful! The staff was really sweet, helpful and attentive. You can tell this is a local favorite. We were very pleased with our selections and it doesn't seem like you can make a bad choice here. I was thrilled to see that there are lots of gluten free options. They have a great wine list. I will... More 

Thank TravelN88
Jackson, Wyoming
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were here on a Sunday - the day of the NYC marathon at 7 pm. The city was busy and unfortunately they didn't have several of the items we tried to order - mostly anything with mushrooms but all our dinner was fantastic. The calamari and beet salad were excellent and the calamari was perfectly done. We tried the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:59
12:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 23:59
11:30 - 23:59
11:30 - 23:59
11:30 - 23:59
11:30 - 23:59
11:30 - 23:59
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 E 61st St, Madison & Park Aves., New York City, NY 10065-8013
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-702-9898

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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