As we reported in our fall restaurant preview in September, Serafina is coming to the former Via Quadronno space in White Plains. I have a press release from the restaurant after the jump that says they’ll be opening in January.
Serafina, a popular Italian restaurant with five locations throughout Manhattan and in East Hampton, is coming to downtown White Plains.
The well-known Manhattan restaurant group is opening a new restaurant in January at Renaissance Square in the heart of downtown. The street-level location is at 199 Main Street adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester. The 3,000-square-foot restaurant seats 125 plus al fresco dining for an additional 24 people.
Serafina owners Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato have formed a partnership with Louis Cappelli to bring Serafina to downtown White Plains. Significant renovations are being made to the restaurant including a specialized pizza oven and a newly renovated bar.
“This is a very positive step for downtown White Plains and clearly demonstrates that the City remains a very viable business location. To get a renowned restaurant such as Serafina to come to White Plains is a big plus for the City and Westchester County. Hopefully, this is a sign that the economy is finally improving,” said Mr. Cappelli.
“We’ve taken our time in making sure to select the right tenant for this space. Many different restaurants had approached us for this prime location but with Serafina we have found the right match. Serafina will enhance the downtown area and bring pizzazz to the City of White Plains and Westchester County,” said Brian Von Schmid, Director of Leasing for Cappelli Enterprises.
“We are delighted to bring the fabulous Italian cuisine of Serafina to White Plains and Westchester County. White Plains is a dynamic city with a vibrant and exciting downtown. Our location at Renaissance Square in the heart of downtown is the perfect fit for the great food and lively atmosphere we offer at Serafina,” said Vittoria Assaf, co-owner of Serafina.
Serafina serves moderately priced Northern Italian cuisine originating from family recipes handed down from generations of cooks and adapted by Vittorio Assaf and his team of professional chefs. Serafina’s famous thin crust pizzas are made with finest “00” Italian flour, filtered water, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt from Sicily and are produced in ovens hand built with lava stone from Mount Vesuvius fueled with burning cherry-wood.
Serafina Restaurant Group was founded by Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato. In 1995, they launched the highly acclaimed Serafina Fabulous Pizza. Following the success of their first location, they went on to open Serafina Fabulous Grill, Serafina Osteria, Serafina Broadway and Serafina at The Time Hotel. Serafina recently opened a new restaurant in East Hampton and is planning to open restaurants in Philadelphia and Sao Paolo, Brazil.