Serafina, Meatpacking District NYC

///Serafina, Meatpacking District NYC

Serafina, Meatpacking District NYC

Earlier this year, I attended the crowded opening of Serafina in the Meatpacking District where the liquor flowed, but food was scanty at best. I was able to grab a slice of their fresh-from the oven pizza as I and a hundred other hungry attendees stood in the hallway that led to the kitchen.

I was invited back to sample their full menu recently. The place was hopping as it was the first night Serafina opened the terrace on the street.  We lucked out — a live concert was at a pop up across the street!

Knowing that Serafina is known for its thin crust pizza — serving over 24 pizza varieties ($9.95 – 29), ranging from the classics, such as Marinara and Margherita, to the very sophisticated featuring rare ingredients, such as  their Tartufo Nero ($29) with robiola cheese, fontina, truffle cheese, truffle oil and sliced black truffles— we decided to start with the one. The Al Caprino  with a crisp thin crust topped with goat cheese, mozzarella, organic baby arugula, red peppers and diced roasted eggplant ($16.50). It was worth the visit. We washed that down with the ripe, fruity, cherry and chocolate Ruvei 2009 Barbera D’Alba ($47)

We were disappointed with both the rigatoni alla bolognese ($18.00) and the menu-described mini filet mignon sliders ($18.00) that were simply overcooked hamburgers.

As I said, Serafina is known for its pizza,. I recommend ordering just that and enjoying the fun location.

– bonnie

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7 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10014
(646) 368-1110
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By | 2017-08-20T13:01:51+00:00 July 11th, 2012|NYC Restaurant Reviews|0 Comments

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