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Searafina - Ludlow - Serafina Ludlow, New York, NY

Serafina Ludlow

4.4
4.4
189 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Situated on a popular corner in the Lower East Side, in one of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods. Our cozy bar provides a great space to enjoy unique cocktails. The beautiful mosaic pizza oven produces over 20 Serafina pizza varieties, or choose from signature dishes like our Focaccia di Sofia, Tartufo Nero, and other delicious dishes like our homemade pastas, grilled fish and meat, and fresh salads.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Pizza Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 358-9800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    North East corner of Rivington & Ludlow

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F, J , Z & M Trains at Delancey

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch $35

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Mary's, Fri - Sun 12pm - 4:30pm.

What 189 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JF

    JohnF

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service. Meatballs a bit dry. The special of the night - the halibut - was phenomenal. The pizzas were decent. But overall fun restaurant.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Definitely more lively than the other Serafina locations which suited the venue being located in Lower East side. We were struggling to find a reservation for Friday night so chose this place as had friends in town. When we arrived there was no one at the door to greet us, but they did seat us quickly once they did see us. Wait staff were very busy so we had to grab their attention a few times, to order drinks, then again to order food, then again for the check. Good reliable Italian food, not the best I’ve ever had, we asked if they could make one of the pastas extra spicy which they definitely did do! We ordered 4 espresso martinis and 2 of them were WAYYY too strong, in terms of coffee and alcohol so basically were undrinkable
  3. ES

    EmilyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was bad. Forgot we were there and then gave us 35% off a round of drinks - why not just comp them at that point. Sticky menus and value is just not there. Won’t be back.
  4. S

    Spence

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Wow their food is not worth it! Used to be much better.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience with a kind staff.
  6. S

    Snowball23

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    our reservation was for 5:15 on a sunday and there were lots of empty tables. i asked for bread and once we got it, it was hard and not warm at all. also i wasn't even done eating my salad and they already brought out the main dish. i didnt like that they did that because i dont like being rushed especially if no one is waiting for our table. however the dinner was delicious.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food and lovely staff. We had the bottomless brunch and the service and qualify was very good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I went for my bday and it was absolutely wonderful!!!
  9. K

    Knayona

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Family dinner. No one offered us anything after the food came to the table. Dessert menu wasn’t offered nor were we checked on. So food was yum but service was decent.
  10. M

    Michael

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    Pizza was average. Ceasar was a little fishy. Pastas were good. Went last week when it was 95 degrees in the city and they had no air conditioning except for one standalone unit that could only be felt by one 2 top. It was hotter inside than outside if that is believable. No ice with water either. Homeless guy walked back and forth looking at the tabletops for food at least 10 times.
  11. d

    diya

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    wish this location had ac, it was so uncomfortable and hot
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Layla was so friendly and did a fantastic job!
  13. E

    Essex

    Denver

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great sauce on the Branzino, the fish the sauce was on, not impressive. This is an above average chain restaurant that could be more. The food is a solid good plus. Nothing our group had was unacceptable. The gelato selection is a good way of understanding the concept: vanilla, chocolate and mocha. All done fine I would guess, but not inspired
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Perfect. Just the service was slow. Food was so good
  15. W

    Wallyp

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Server brought the credit card reader and selected the tip amount after I inserted my credit card. This is NOT ok. This choice is mine. I didnt make a big deal of it but want the management to know that I wont be dining there again because of this

    Serafina LudlowResponded on July 4, 2022I apologize this had such a negative impact on your experience. After a payment is made our payment system automatically suggests 20% as it is in the middle of 18% and 25% (our other recommended tip options) there is also an option for no tip, or a custom tip. This is the standard process everywhere, the only difference being the electronics. Normally you would pay receive a paper receipt and pen (the suggested tip would be on the bottom) after payment you would write in your tip and sign.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    It was WAY too hot inside! The A/C should have been on inside of the restaurant
  17. x

    xxxx

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Typically I always love serafina. Last night the restaurant was semi empty. They took 25 minutes to bring us water. The waitress was not nice when my friend did not like her food since it was too spicy. I will definitely go back, just can’t guarantee how soon.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The experience was good. My boyfriend enjoyed celebrating his birthday there.
  19. J

    Jroc

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful! What a great little gem!
  20. N

    Nala

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Great ambience and lovely staff. Great music too!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for mothers day
  22. DB

    DanielB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Attentive staff - very good timing between drinks, appetizers and main course- crowded but did not feel rushed. First time at Ludlow location- - honestly prefer TriBeCa’s menu.
  23. VP

    VPV13

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! Staff very attentive.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother daughter dinner
  25. M

    Marla

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had an outside reservation but there was no one else in restaurant(?) so we ate indoors
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was closed
  27. W

    Wendy

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good service and accomodating for a menu change. The downside was the outdoor seating was very cold as the outdoor heating was minimal compared to another restaurant nearby.
  28. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Heat broke. Not their fault, but was freezing. Chicken was dry as hell. Pasta was good.
  29. m

    manilovethisish

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had a fantastic time. It was my friends birthday and they staff came out and sang her happy birthday and brought her a piece of Tiramisu. Our server Demir was particularly helpful and pleasant overall great experience
  30. MK

    MadelineK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food is incredible and they accommodated us when we arrived earlier than our reservation
  31. AU

    AUSTINJ

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Unfortunately as a solo diner, I got placed at the end of the bar despite making a table reservation - no problem - and I can accept the lack of ambiance being on the corner of kitchen and restroom access - but flagging staff for attention for ANYTHING and them seeming annoyed with me was disappointing. With a fire capacity sign stating Max Occ 19 and counting over 40 people inside, I think the restaurant should be more selective in accommodating guests since the service suffered as a result.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We arrived and they sat us outside in 40 degree weather. I was not given an option when booking my reservation and it was too late to eat anywhere else. It was freezing
  33. SC

    StephenC

    Baton Rouge

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent Original Italian Dishes with good service.
  34. s

    samf

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food tasted great, but portions much smaller than other locations. Service was ok and overall loud, but cute spot.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent service and food!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love coming here always great food and drinks
  37. RA

    RobA

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good vibe from this lower east side venue. Nice outdoor setup with terrific staff and waitperson. Food was very good. Recommended
  38. m

    msdiner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Usually reliable was off it's game tonight. Salmon, branzino, ravioli and burger were all mediocre
  39. CA

    CarliA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great restaurant ! the food is absolutely incredible and they have awesome drinks too
  40. C

    Carolmic

    New York Area

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious and the service was very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Serafina Ludlow does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Serafina Ludlow also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 358-9800.

Serafina Ludlow is rated 4.4 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Serafina Ludlow

98 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North East corner of Rivington & Ludlow

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Pizza Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F, J , Z & M Trains at Delancey

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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