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Serena Sicilian Influenced Gastropub

££ - £££Italian, ,
5311 S Miami Blvd Ste A, Durham, NC 27703-8073
+1 919-941-6380
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (11 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5311 S Miami Blvd Ste A, Durham, NC 27703-8073
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41 - 50 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 10 June 2015

We were stuck in traffic and decided to find a place to grab a bite and wait out the congestion. TripAdvisor found this great little place, which has great food and a well-stocked bar, including about 24 taps. There was a pretty large number of...More

Thank pyrotom
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Went here after work this week - chose the Lasagna - very good flavor, good portions...I ate it all! Service was good even though we had a good # of people....

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Eclectic interior just starts the Serena experience. We were with a group of 10, all of the meals were excellent. The service was fast and efficient, one of the best waiters we have seen anywhere. Save room for the great in-house made deserts. A must...More

Thank Islanders2006
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Super good menu with home made food that is unusual and delicious. Affordable wine list. Very pleasant service.

Thank Gail V
Reviewed 7 May 2015

I was in the area and wanted to get a bite before my next appointment. The service was nicely attentive. I realize I didn't really test the menu, as I only had a cup of the soup of the day (sun dried tomato) and calamari....More

1  Thank GoesCruising
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Went for an evening meal and stumbled upon this place. Food and beer menus were good and the steak was tasty and well cooked.

Thank unlikelylad
Reviewed 25 April 2015

The atmosphere is ok but can get very noisy when busy. They have a decent selection of food but could do with more meat options for variety. Not as tasty as you would expect, especially for the price. I've been there numerous times for business...More

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Brilliant - Food, Quick Service, Friendly Staff, Packed Location Awesome - Taste, Portions, Timings, Value for Money!

Thank SanyogChaudhry
Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

We celebrated our daughter's birthday here. She is a Duke student and we searched for a great place that was affordable. More on that later. The food at atmosphere at this place is great. The menu offers something for everyone. They bring you a soup...More

Thank Jillbus
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We were looking for somewhere near our office in RTP to have a business dinner. The guest of honor wanted Italian. All the suggested choices were miles away... I said "what about Serena's?" My boss said "hmm I've only had drinks there". Net we decided...More

Thank Steve J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5311 S Miami Blvd Ste A, Durham, NC 27703-8073 (Formerly Serena Restaurant and Bar)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-941-6380
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Description
In 1976 Sicilian immigrants Tony and Gina Cataldo opened Endicott NY's famed Tony's Pizza close to IBM (which was founded in that very town.) That same year they had a son, Giuseppe. With a playpen made of flour bags and waitresses as nannies, Giuseppe literally grew up in the business. Once he had mastered his father's craft he left Endicott to work in New York City for the likes of Mario Batali at Otto and Esca and for the Cipriani's in Grand Central Station as well as on South Beach in Miami at Prime One Twelve and Casa Casuarina in the Versace Mansion. This restaurant is a culmination of those experiences.
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