Tale of the Tape: Serafina

Italian restaurateurs Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato open Serafina to the public tonight on 18th Street. The New York based mini-chain will bring its brand of pizza and Northern Italian pasta to Rittenhouse Square.

The Space

  • Situated in 10 Rittenhouse condo tower at the 18th and Sansom corner
  • Two Floors
  • Seating for 160
  • Bar seats 14
  • Signature bright yellow umbrellas shade 28 al fresco seats
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows can open along 18th Street
  • Frescos dot the columns inside
  • Wood burning pizza oven
    • Woven pattern adorns the oven

Cafe Bakery

  • Cafe Bakery serves Take-out daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Menu highlights include:
    • Coffee
    • Take-out pastries
    • Rotisserie chicken
    • Healthy drinks
    • Sandwiches
The Food
  • Northern Italian cuisine
  • Appetizers range from $7 to $19, entrees from $17 to $29 and desserts for $8
  • Bambini menu available for children
  • Famous for thin-crust pizzas
  • Wood burning grill for entrees
  • Among the pizzas offered are to $29 pizzas:
    • AL CAVIALE: boiled sliced potatoes, crème fraiche and caviar
    • TARTUFO NER: robiola cheese, fontina, truffle cheese, truffle oil and sliced black truffle
  • A traditional Margarita pizza is $12.50
  • The Bianca (pictured above) includes baby arugola, shaved Parmigiano,fontina and fresh mozzarella

130 S 18th St (Corner of 18th and Sansom)
(215) 977-7718
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Restaurant open daily from 11:30 to Midnight
Cafe Bakery open every day from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.