An Italian restaurant chain from New York, Serafina, is expanding to Boston, as reported over the summer, and today a press release announces January 2015 as the target for opening. Restaurateur Seth Greenberg (Mistral, Bastille Kitchen, more) is part of the team behind the local outpost; in fact, he acquired the New England rights to Serafina, so it seems like this is just the first of multiple openings in the area.
Serafina will be taking over the former Radius space at 10 High Street in Boston's Financial District, and construction is underway, according to the press release. It'll seat 140 diners, and three private dining rooms will be available. Next spring, which is many cold months away, will allow for the debut of seasonal patio seating as well. The space is being designed by Petra Hausberger of Somerton Park Interiors (who also designed Bastille Kitchen, Greenberg's newish multi-level French restaurant in Fort Point, which was a 2014 finalist for Eater's Stone Cold Stunner design award).
The chain focuses on thin-crust pizzas and other Italian foods. "Serafina is the only place I'll go in New York for a pizza," Greenberg said via the release, "and I'm delighted to be part of the team to bring Serafina to Boston." The restaurant will be open for daily lunch and dinner as well as Sunday brunch.