Serafina – 03.28.2007

Serafina – 03.28.2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007 by Wendy Lam

399 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

The Scene
Serafina is known uptown for its self-proclaimed “fabulous pizza” and in a large landmark building downtown, Serafina on Lafayette turns out the same uncomplicated fare to largely the same crowd. There are a few exotic dishes, like pizza al caviale, with boiled sliced potatoes, crème fraiche and caviar, but most of the ingredients are ones you’re intimately familiar with. Pastas like tagliolini di Cortina (mushrooms, peas, chicken and a touch of cream) taste fresh and pizzas like the Caprino (goat cheese, mozzarella, arugula, red peppers and roasted eggplant) are crisp and yummy. The large size and unoriginal décor are reminiscent of a really nice mall restaurant, and the abundance of tourists makes the experience feel not so unique. But as far as providing a menu that has something for everyone (everyone who likes Italian food, that is), Serafina delivers. — Amy Allison, NYMag

Once again another restaurant that I always passby while shopping in Soho but never tried. This time Jay/Geffen recommended this place, he’s been there many times already so he invited YM/Freshness and me for dinner. There wasn’t a lot of people there that night, perhaps it was a Thursday everyone was at Happy Hour I assume. The food was good and I enjoyed it, I will definitely go back there for more. Everyone needs to try my dish, RAVIOLI DEGLI INNAMORATI it was so good! Check out the dinner after the jump…    

IL TARTARE DI SERAFINA – A selection of the best tuna and salmon, the Italian way w/ a touch of peanut oil

I CALAMARI – Presented in a basket. Fried in Italian peanut oil like in the south of Italy, with a special spicy tomatoe dip

What I had: RAVIOLI DEGLI INNAMORATI heart-shaped and filled with lobster, in a lobster bisque sauce

What YM had: PENNE ALLA BOLOGNESE With the finest homemade meat sauce

What Jay had: SPAGHETTI ALLA BOLOGNESE With the finest homemade meat sauce


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