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Serena Ristorante

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18 Lebanon St, Malden, MA 02148-3115
781-324-3170
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and service

6 of us visited this restaurant because of rave reviews published in a major news paper. Truthfully, this was worth the visit but I hesitate on 5 stars because I think you need to be careful on your food choices. The appetizers were very good - the eggplant rolotini was very nicely prepared, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
CAF125
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

6 of us visited this restaurant because of rave reviews published in a major news paper. Truthfully, this was worth the visit but I hesitate on 5 stars because I think you need to be careful on your food choices. The appetizers were very good - the eggplant rolotini was very nicely prepared, the artichoke hearts were from a jar/can... More 

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Thank CAF125
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

how are family in Boston are regular to this place so they decided to take us there. from outside you cannot tell how this place is neither walking to it because you will have to almost go through a Chinese restaurant to get to it. I decided to walk and wash my hands before I sit and order. I noticed... More 

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Thank stuffingfactory
Wakefield, MA
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

First time visiting this restaurant - our friends had been there before and really enjoyed their meal. My martini and their wine were outstanding - my friend and I had veal marsala which was very tasty with a side of homemade pasta. We did have two desserts - again - very good with two cappuccinos. The cost was more then... More 

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Thank whimsical
Peabody, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great food, presentation and service. Very comfortable Restruant probably because it is family run. The additions of the "weekend specials" compliment the already varied menu.

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Thank Bob G
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Serena's has been open for quite a few years; named after the owner's daughter. Your usual region of Italian cooking will decide which dishes you prefer. Ex. if you only eat your mother's meatballs, then no other will compare :) Pork Chop with potatoes and peppers is recommended. A huge chicken parm cutlet. Enjoy!

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Thank goljoy2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Alright so, I'm kind of picky when it comes to Italian food. We were looking for a great local Italian place and this one got great reviews so we decided to check it out. Off the bat, I was pretty excited because the atmosphere reminded me of my Nonna and Nonno's house and the restaurant (for after 8PM too!) was... More 

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Thank Sayge R
Everett, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Was turned on by my son and his wife and couldn't be happier.Have been back 3 or 4 more times and haven't had a bad meal yet.Always ask for Alicia as she is a delightful waitress.I hope I spelled her name right.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Everything... And, I mean everything here is absolutely delicious!! It's a smallish (40 people) intimate setting where everything is cooked to order... Plus, a nice Wine selection. I have never had anything there that I didn't like. There's an extensive menu... But, ask if there's Specials. His Salmon Encrust is to die for... And, the Pizzas done in the open... More 

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Thank Joe B
Malden, Mass
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Serena's is an excellent restaurant when you are celebrating a special occasion or just out for a casual but elegant dinner. Ther service is great and the Italian food is just like moms. We enjoy this place because it is small and cozy.

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Thank leialoha
Malden, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent Italian food in a small, cozy restaurant. The staff are very friendly, knowledgable and attentive. Red sauce is flavorful and I'm always a sucker for a great chicken parm! Go to Serena's and you won't be disappointed!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Lebanon St, Malden, MA 02148-3115
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Malden
  • Phone Number: 781-324-3170

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?