Serafina Restaurant

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Basic Information:

Location: 984 E Drinker St, Dunmore, PA 18512
Phone number: (570)-507-9861
Wing Price: $8.99 for 12
Wing Night: Thursday
Wing Night Price: 65 cent wings
Wing flavors: Mild, Hot (Add Garlic), BBQ, Italian, Teriyaki, Sweet & Tangy, Honey Mustard

Second Visit – 11/10/16

Serafina Podcast Review


First Visit – 6/6/2014

Overall Rating: 63

Lynch’s Rating: 33

Environment: 7

Serafina’s is located near the end of Drinker Street in Dunmore. It is located in the building that used to be known as Anna Maria’s, which was a business well known in these parts for being on Restaurant: Impossible. I have never been to Anna Maria’s or seen the show, so this will be the last that I speak of it. I say, out with the old, in with the new, and Serafina’s is a newer place. It is a very interesting Italian restaurant. It provided plenty of parking behind the building. I entered through the dining room, and I must say that it is really nice in there. The dining room has plenty of tables for some good Italian dining and a well-stocked bar. I was confused though because it was completely empty. That’s when the hostess advised me that the bar is in the front. The bar is a completely different scene. It is a smaller bar with some small tables. You have a couple sit down tables and some higher bar tables. The bar was packed and I could see a lot of people eating wings. I was there for the open mic comedy night. This was actually in the basement. When we were settled, we told the bartender we were hoping to see the open mic, so he said we can head downstairs and he would bring the food down to us when it was ready. They were really nice about the whole thing and very accommodating. The basement is another scene altogether. It reminded me of a bar someone would have in his or her own basement. It was very low key. The place sort of reminded me of Mulligan’s. I don’t mean there was a bunch of drunk dudes hitting on a bunch of girls, it’s more that there is three distinct and completely different areas of this one restaurant. It was nice because not only did we get to eat some wings, but we got a comedy show. Granted, it was an open mic, so it’s a lot of local comedians practicing their jokes. If you approach it with that mind set, it is quite enjoyable.

Wing Flavors: 3

Not many flavors to choose from. You get mild, hot, hot garlic, bbq and ranchero, which is ranch mixed with either mild or hot sauce. I’m not surprised that there aren’t many flavors. I got the impression that Serifina is more of a classy destination as opposed to your typical bar that caters to people who really only wants wings and other bar food. It’s not wrong of them by any means, it’s just the way it goes.

Wing Size: 9

It is such a breath of fresh air to see a place that has a low wing price. At $0.25 a wing, you will find it very difficult to find a place that offers a wing at the same price. The wings themselves were a pretty decent size too. Maybe they’re trying to draw people in with the low wing price. I’d have to say it worked.

Wing Taste: 7

I was pleasantly surprised at how good these wings were. In my past experiences, Italian restaurants didn’t exactly excel at good wings. There wasn’t much variety, so I got the Hot and the Ranchero. The Hot wing sauce is a buttery, tobacco-based sauce. I love wings that are more buttery than vinegary. They had an enjoyable, spicy taste to them. The Ranchero uses the same hot sauce as a base and mixes it with Ranch dressing. Although the wing taste was very similar between the wings, the Ranch did give it a little bit of a different flavor. With a nice hot sauce as a base, it’s hard to mess it up. Personally, I liked the plain Hot more, which I found surprising.

 

Serniak’s Rating: 30

Environment: 8

Serafina, located in Dunmore is a different kind of place considering their night for wing night. The upstairs gives the impression of fine dining equipped with a full bar and separate dining area behind the front dining area. It is very clean and I bet it would be a great place to go if it’s just the two of you. Thursday is their wing night and it is also newly started open mic comedy night. This is where up and coming comics can go and try out their new material. The comedy club is located in the downstairs area and it is a very intimate room. You can order your food from the upstairs or you can order in comedy club. Our server was a nice guy who was very helpful in explaining to us the situation. The comics that performed were really funny people who deliver a real entertaining show. I highly recommend you check the place out on a Thursday especially that guy who said the Pledge of Allegiance.

Wing Flavors: 4

Not many flavors to choose from. You get mild, hot, hot garlic, bbq and ranchero, which is ranch mixed with either mild or hot sauce. I’m not surprised that there aren’t many flavors. I got the impression that Serifina is more of a classy destination as opposed to your typical bar that caters to people who really only wants wings and other bar food. It’s not wrong of them by any means, it’s just the way it goes.

Wing Size: 8

We have found a place that has tied for the cheapest wing night with Mazie’s. The price for wings is 25 cents a wing. You simply don’t see wings for that price any more. It was nice to see and consume. The size of the wings was slightly above average. I got 20 and I was very satisfied.

Wing Taste: 5

I ordered 10 hot and 10 hot ranchero. One thing I noticed about the wings was you can tell they were very greasy. Now I know wings are naturally going to be a greasy based on the fact they are fried. But you could see that orange color on them and no, it wasn’t just the color of the hot sauce. The hot had that classic valley hot sauce taste. What I mean is, they balance the hot sauce with adding butter making it very tasty and you wanting more. They weren’t that hot or spicy but I’m so used to that that it hardly fazes me anymore  The hot ranchero had a great light orange color to them. Wait until you see the picture of them. They were your typical hot ranch flavor Lynch and I will always order and they represented the style well.

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3 thoughts on “Serafina Restaurant

  1. Pingback: Serafina Podcast Review | The Wing Men

    • Hey Brogan. Thanks for the heads up! It seems they are going by Sport Hill Inn now. We are going to treat them as a new place, so we are definitely going to have to hit them up. They offer small wings for 25 cents and bigger wings for 65 cents.

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