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Serena Ristorante

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18 Lebanon St, Malden, MA 02148-3115
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We weren't able to get a reservation as early as we wanted, and were seated late as this is a very small place and it was a busy night. That said, the zucchini crab cake and antipasti were excellent. We ordered a variety of entrees and everyone remarked on the tastiness. Our post dinner cappuccinos were delicious, as was the... More 

Thank ESD2011
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic dinner all around. There were 12 of us and EVERY meal was awesome! Service was top notch and we had some watermelon drinks that were equally great. This is the first time we have been there but we will return again and again as the mood and decor matched the great chicken, veal and fish dishes that we all... More 

Thank Frank P
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

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 

Thank CAF125
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 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 

1 Thank stuffingfactory
Wakefield, MA
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53 reviews
36 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 

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.

Thank Bob G
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank goljoy2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
27 restaurant 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 

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.

1 Thank bigoke1959
Lynn, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Joe B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Lebanon St, Malden, MA 02148-3115
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Malden
  • Phone Number: 781-324-3170

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