Restaurant chain in NYC with good mainstream cuisine: pizzas, pastas, grilled meats, fish and fresh salads
I tried the one on East 66 str a couple of times and it was always busy
Favorite Dish: Food is not very imaginative, but is very good
the service is quick and the ambience busy but comfortable
We ate in one of four Serafina restaurants, finding good food at reasonable prices. This cozy room features a large wood-burning over and walls with painted murals of food, scenery, etc. The noise level is high. There is a large rear porch with glass roof but unfortunately no view. Service is unsophisticated but helpful and portions are large. Excellent appetizers and so-so salads range from a reasonable $6-14. Pastas are $15-19 and entrees except steak and lobster all less than $25. Of special note - the restaurant is very child-friendly, has high chairs, and will accomodate special requests for younger children. The location is convenient to lower Central Park as well as the main shopping areas including Bloomingdales. Unlike most of the competition, there is no Sunday brunch menu.
Favorite Dish: The thin crust pizzas from the wood burning oven were excellent as were a multitude of pasta dishes. Salads were pretty mediocre.
There are several locations all over New York. I first went to the one close to Times Square and the second time to the one on Lafayette St. Serafina is a great combination of a restaurant and a lounge bar. The food is really delicious and prices average for New York. After your meal, you can sit down in the sofas and have a cocktail. On Saturday night, there were quite a few uptown people in the restaurant.
Serafina at 79th Street has a very warm atmosphere, perfect for any occasion. You could come with your family, or you can come with you date, whoever you bring it will be a great time!
Favorite Dish: Anything is delicious at this fabulous restarant, especially the pizza, and pastas are to die for...
I know there are several and its not the stand alone type place i prefer but both times I have been here I have been thrilled with the food. I have only tried the pizzas so far but as its one of a few places I know in the upper 70s/80s I will make it back there I am sure.
Favorite Dish: Try one of their many pizzas. They are $14-$20 for personal 10" pies.
It is expensive because it has truffles in its sauce. Truffles are harvested in Europe by pigs, and can be many hundreds, if not thousands of dollars for a pound. I only had some shavings in my sauce, but the flavor was very rich and delectable, so I felt it was worth the price.
Favorite Dish: I had the cheese ravioli with black truffle sauce. It is expensive, 20 dollars!