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1022 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0103
+1 212-734-3165
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (31 reviews)
“bresaola” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1022 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0103
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had lunch today at Serafina on Madison just south of the south west corner of 79th Street. The restaurant is located on the second and third floors of the building, with two very steep staircases. It is decorated in a whimsical, Italian style. The...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

What a great little spot to eat. Food was awesome!! Got to sit upstairs. Bright and open. And they had charging stations for our phones they brought to the table. Excellent!

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The food here is quite good - try the pizzas or pasta. Only criticism is that the service was a little slow. The lady who took us to our table was quite rude - as we had booked for four people - and last minute...More

Thank C L
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We had the pizza for lunch and it was very good! The Caesar salad was topped with a fresh piece of whole Parmesan which made the dish. The service was great, and food was very quick. Check was a little slow as it got busier...More

Thank MrsScott6415
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The food was very good and the service is great. The pasta and the veal cutlet milanese is fantastic. It is a very nice neighborhood restaurant.

Thank FPAdventurer
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you're a big fan of pasta, then by all means go. It's got a great location at 79th and Madison near the Met. But there isn't a low carb option on the menu that's particularly good, in our experience having tried it 3 times.

Thank expatm0m
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Cozy, second floor restaurant that is very close to the Met. Varied menu including individual pizzas. I had the Sole that was surprisingly fresh and delicious. My friend had a pasta dish, which he loved and soup. We shared a Raspberry Tarte which was one...More

Thank Decor71
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The food was excellent and the veal chop I had was the biggest I have ever received. We went at lunchtime and the service was good and fast. Would we return, yes we would.

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food and service! Very good menu. Neat upstairs atmosphere. But... I will dine here again if they change their chairs. Extremely uncomfortable

Thank EstaticinCamden
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We went there on Christmas night and really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The food was really good. The salads were excellent. The pizza was thin crust and cook nicely. My wife split it with another family member along with a salad. I had...More

Thank NJR9561
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1022 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0103
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-734-3165
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