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Serena Ristorante

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18 Lebanon St, Malden, MA 02148-3115
4:00 pm - 9:00 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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely love it here. The food is always so yummy and the drinks are always perfect. The staff is always wonderful and we just love it there. Plenty of parking in the back . Reservations are a must

Thank treasure99
Waltham, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with friends the other night to Serena Ristorante. It is a quiet store front restaurant serving delicious freshly prepared dishes. The waitstaff was very knowledgeable, helpful & pleasant. The service was good, the food and wine were delicious, the prices were very reasonable & they take a reservation.

Thank Howard G
Malden, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Recommend a reservation on the weekends. Intimate quality dinning in one of the last places you would expect. Almost all entrees under $20. Had the veal saltimbocca and it was tender but dense with a sauce to die for. Penne pasta with tomato sauce was flavorful if kind of generic. Wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. Neighborhood feel and... More 

Thank lockjaw1956
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Wakefield, MA
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
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?