LaBan Blasts Serafina

It probably doesn’t bode well for your restaurant when a customer threatens to knock out a member of Craig LaBan’s dining party, commonplace Italian food for a steep price doesn’t either. LaBan finds little to like at Serafina, Rittenhouse Square’s latest spot to be seen.

A special pan-seared branzino was cooked beyond recognition without the benefit of its skin to preserve its delicacy (to the dismay of Assaf, the menu’s creator), then served plain with grilled artichokes and tomatoes that were hard and pink (yes, pink!) in August – for $27.

No Bells – Poor

Serafina [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Serafina [Official Site]

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