Serafina definitely needs no introduction as the finest Italian eatery in Kolkata. However, they were close for quite sometime as they were going through a revamp. But guess what? They are back and even better. The interiors are beautifully done and it’s so much better than what it was previously. I have been to this restaurants quite a few times, and I love their Sunday brunch as well. But this time, I went there on an invitation from the Management and I would like to thank them from the bottom of my heart for this amazing dinner.
Even before that, I was intimated about Serafina with a lovely gift hamper from the PR team and Team Global Kitchens Kolkata who made this a beautiful affair. A nice hamper was soon sent out with an invitation to join them for dinner at the newly revamped Serafina and hence I followed suit to one of the best dinners that I’ve had.
So around evening, I reached Quest Mall and trust me, I was excited to see the new look of this wonderful diner. I have had many a meals here and undoubtedly this place is close to my heart. Finally as I made it to the 5th floor where this place is housed, I was mildly surprised. The restaurant stood tall and proud after the wonderful makeover. The interiors are warm and cozy – the wood fire pizza place is bang on in the middle of the restaurant. It’s more opened up and looks very welcoming. This also has a very rustic Italian feel to it. I don’t think I need to stress on how good the hospitality is. Absolutely warm and welcoming – staff is extremely attentive and accommodating. The managers are always on to floor to look over their patrons and this I can tell that they really value their guests.
Now let’s get down to the real deal here –
We were served the following :
Zuppa Erba Pollo E Queso which is a creamy Chicken Soup with Cheddar Cheese. Loved this soup so much. Would definitely recommend. Loved the cheddar cheese mini balls that were inside the soup. They were delightful.
Zuppa Con Broccoli E Mandorla which is a Creamy Broccoli Soup flavoured with almonds. Love the mildness and the soup sticks and breads to go along with it only makes it better.
Insalata Pollo Grosso which is grilled chicken salad with kidney beans, roasted corn, Iceberg lettuce with mustard dressing. I am really not a salad person but I couldn’t help but nibble into the salad. It is served with crackers which I think is a lovely addition.
Polpette Di Manzo Piccanti which is minced fillet mignon dumplings with bell pepper in tangy sauce. I am not a mignon person but none of the less, this is amazing. The seasoning and balance of flavours are perfect, although the mignon was a little too strong for my liking.
Patata Involantini Verdure which is stuffed potatoes with assorted vegetables & touch of Arrabbiata which was really good as well.
Pizza Paradiso had Chicken, olives, onions, mozzarella cheese with basil pesto & tomato sauce.
Pizza Prima had tomatoes, caramelized onions, artichoke hearts & mozzarella cheese with creamy garlic sauce.
Now, let me tell you that Serafina is famed for their amazing wood fired pizzas which taste so good. Thin crust, smoky and beautifully made.
Farfalle Con Pollo E Salsa Di Vino Rosso was pasta tossed in creamy red wine sauce with Chicken. This is something that I had never had here and was so glad that I tried this. It was surprisingly delicious. This was an absolutely favourite here. I totally recommend.
Pollo Mozzarella Al Forno is fried chicken baked with mozzarella & served with coriander rice and a side of veggies and sauce. This is an amazing main course which can be ordered any time of the day. It can easily fill up two people. Great quantity and very very filling. The sauce that comes with it is amazing.
Cannelloni Fiocchi Di Lattewhich is tangy homemade pink sauce with seasonal greens, olives, & aged parmesan is also a beautiful dish, even though it is veg. Do not underestimate this dish.
Choco Hazelnut Creme Brulee is their newest addition and I am delighted that they introduced this dish. You’ve had creme brulee, now try choco hazelnut creme brulee. It is droolworthy really!
Blueberry Cheesecake is also the latest addition to their new menu. However, this wasn’t as great as I had expected it to be. I have definitely had better cheesecakes.
Tiramisu is definitely the star dish at Serafina and this will never fail you. Even if you have had a bad meal somewhere, just drop by and try their Tiramisu for an instant mood lift. Highly recommended!
The dinner was one of the best that I’ve had in a long time and trust me, they are back with a bang. You need to try it out for yourself to know how good they really are. There’s a reason why they need no introduction. Thank you so much First Idea PR, Atreya Paul and Susmita Kundu for having me over. This was an amazing evening that I can boast of in days to come!