Cafe/Pasticerria Serafini

Ciao Readers!

Today I want to give you an up-close look at one of my favorite finds in our neighborhood.  As I mentioned in the previous post, this little foodie find is so special it gets an entire post to itself!  I only wish I could give you a taste as well…

When we first got here, this place was nothing but a closed metal grate with an unremarkable sign we didn’t even notice.  Then one day when I was out and about I saw it begin to come to life…  From the outside it is pretty nondescript, but once you get inside you are faced with a case of culinary wonders (photos below), as well as very kind staff who are willing to help me learn the words for all the different types of food.  I can’t stop going there!

I go there for a morning “pasta” (breakfast pastry)(but not too often); I go there for lunch (where you can get a single selection or do “mezza e mezza”  [half-and-half], and they have everything from fresh chicken salads to pasta dishes to grilled vegetables and baby octopus with spinach [yum!]); I stop on the way home when I’ve had a trying day (or just a day) and get some pastries “da portare via” (to take away); I’ve stopped for mini-pastries to bring to class (pictured below) and; we’ve been there for the evening “aperitivo.”  The aperitivo goes from about 6:30 – 8:30 and for 7 euros you get the beverage (alcoholic or not) of your choice and free range of the marvelous buffet (pictured below) (again, you don’t approach this Vegas-style here, but you can definitely get your fill).  Everything is so delicious and reasonably priced and the people are so nice – I really can’t say enough about Serafini!  And now that I’ve talked about it so much, I think I am a bit peckish…

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  1. Auntie Faith

     /  September 24, 2012

    I think I see where your career is going! Doesn’t “Food Critic” sound good?

  2. Well, aren’t you the lucky one, having Cafe Serafini at your doorstep! Now you’ve got a ‘local’, you’ll be set in no time at all. 🙂


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