This was my and my family’s first visit to Serafina East Hampton. I love the location of this restaurant; it is private and away from the busy Main Street and Newtown Lane and you can easily find parking just behind East Hampton Grill across the street.
Upon request, made to order foccacia bread was brought to the table with some olive oil. The bread was warm, slightly crispy and paired well with our entree pasta dishes. To split, we ordered the Goat Cheese E Spinach: baby spinach, warm goat cheese, roasted pine nuts, and honey with vinaigrette ($16.95).
The warm goat cheese was like a soft pillow on top of the mini toasted baguette slices. The sweet honey vinaigrette dressing was very distinct and the goat cheese was so warm, creamy, and well balanced. I loved this salad so much and would order it again in a heartbeat. There was a considerable wait for our main course. I honestly didn’t mind as I enjoyed the summery vibe and relaxed, casual atmosphere, but it did take about a half hour for our meals to arrive with only four to five parties seated around us. Our waiter was very kind and apologized for the delay.
For our entrées, we had the Ravioli Ai Porcini: homemade ravioli with imported fresh porcini mushrooms ($22); I Tagliolini Di Cortina: homemade with prosciutto, mushrooms, peas, and a touch of cream ($18); and Linguini Alle Vongole Veraci: cockles clam, a touch of tomatoes, garlic, and virgin olive oil ($22). We all tried each other’s dishes and were taken aback by how delicious each one was. To note, the mushrooms in the ravioli were spectacular and each pasta plate would be perfect for splitting. The prosciutto in the Tagliolini was just a tad salty.
I loved my experience overall, and in fact, everyone we were with did as well. We even met some old friends while we there and they mentioned to us how much they were enjoying their lunch. I love being able to go to restaurants that are found in Manhattan without having to venture in.
Serafina has a colorful children’s menu and children could color on the white paper over the dining table. There is a variety of traditional Italian desserts available as well including Tiramisu.
Serafina has restaurant locations in NYC and around the world, including in Tokyo, Dubai, Mumbai, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, and Seoul. The East Hampton location is currently open Friday thru Sunday, Friday 5pm-midnight, and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am-midnight. For more information, please visit http://hamptons.serafinarestaurant.com