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Serafina Always

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33 E 61st St, Madison & Park Aves., New York City, NY 10065-8013
+1 212-702-9898
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (48 reviews)
“gnocchi” (10 reviews)
“farfalle” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 E 61st St, Madison & Park Aves., New York City, NY 10065-8013
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
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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...More

Thank Marcia G
Reviewed March 17, 2017

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

Thank sbp0713
Reviewed February 20, 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...More

Thank jhs3fh
Reviewed February 1, 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
Reviewed January 10, 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...More

Thank JRads_13
Reviewed January 3, 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....More

Thank gastravel
Reviewed December 30, 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...More

Thank awcharlotte
Reviewed December 15, 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...More

Thank Marcusmax65
Reviewed December 5, 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...More

Thank TravelN88
Reviewed November 29, 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...More

Thank LKM5
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 11:59 pm
11:30 am - 11:59 pm
11:30 am - 11:59 pm
11:30 am - 11:59 pm
11:30 am - 11:59 pm
11:30 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-702-9898