Health Department Shutters Serafina Ludlow 4 Months into Operations [UPDATED]

Posted on: March 27th, 2017 at 5:13 am by

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Several local brunch seekers pointed out that the four-month-old Serafina satellite at Ludlow and Rivington Streets was closed for business this weekend. Mysteriously, and without any notice or letter to patrons.

Since the main line to the restaurant rang forever, we phoned other Serafina locations for more detail. Apparently there are some ambiguous “issues” to resolve, but that this outpost should reopen in a “few days.” Nothing has been fully confirmed, though.

Update: reason for the closure is health department related. A source tells us that it had to do with the location of the pizza oven/pizza prep area not being separated from the dining room. That reason is not listed on the city agency’s database, but makes sense.

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Meanwhile, Open Table is, as of today, not taking reservations for the restaurant. There is a message saying it’s “offline” and to “check back soon.”

Serafina opened here at 98 Rivington at the end of November. Could this be the first sign of demise?

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