Our History

Named for his oldest daughter Serena, Ristorante Serena opened it’s doors in 2006 and is located in Maplewood Square in Malden. Chef Giovanni Longo migrated to the United States from Calabria Italy with a sincere dedication to the art of Italian cooking, bringing with him his culinary experience from Italy.
Giovanni and his staff prepare a variety of classic Italian specialties, some including his mother’s own recipes, other dishes are truly a creative expression of today’s unlimited culinary ingredients.
Being from a seaport town in Italy, seafood is a house specialty of Ristorante Serena, with pasta dishes featuring the freshest ingredients. We also feature a wood burning brick oven where all our breads and specialty pizzas are prepared daily along with select meats that are slow roasted by the fire. Our atmosphere is intimate and warm and we look forward to serving you and welcoming you to our family.