We were running late. However,We were running late. However, the staff was great in getting us served with a great meal and out the door in time.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA very good dinnerI had dinner at Serafina with a friend. The services was very good as was the food. While it is not usually very noisy the people at the table next to us were. It is a great place for dinner, lunch or brunch.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent brunchUnique menu, live music in the background, not too crowded place. Servers were non intrusive.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOur birthday dinner @ SerafinaOur birthday dinner @ Serafina was a treat! While I didn't enjoy the calamari appetizer as much as I thought I might, the beet gnocchi, ravioli, and scallop dishes were delicious. The Isola cocktail was very tasty, and the sunset in he courtyard was warm and inviting. All the waitstaff were very attentive. We save this place for special occasions but would go here weekly if we could!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIt did not disappoint!I've been wanting to come here for years; after numerous glowing recom,mendations, and nary a quip or a complaint from any of my foodie friends, I knew it had to be good! When my parents are in town I like to take them some place they've never been before, and as they always brag to their friends in my small hometown about their "Seattle daughter who ALWAYS takes us to the most incredible places," I can get a little nervous that I won't impress, haha, so I don't usually gamble, but as Serafina came so highly recommended, I'm glad I did! We sat on the back patio and it was cozy and lovely. My mother and I split a bottle of the house red, (delicious & affordable) and the rabbit dish I had was perfectly cooked. I'm going back for brunch!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMremarkable serviceThe atmosphere is relaxed and charming, the cocktails are creative and delicious, and the food is excellent - a particularly good pork belly preparation, totally free of fattiness. But the most amazing thing on our last visit was the service. We've eaten at great restaurants around the world, including some Michelin 3-star places, and we've had some wonderful service. But Brian (or Bryan?) on this occasion surpassed them all: he is the perfect combination of attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, and determined to make sure his guests have a good time.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSerafina is our go to restaurantSerafina is our go to restaurant for special occasions. The food and service are always exceptional.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIts always a treat to eatIts always a treat to eat at Serafina. The food and presentation were simply outstanding. We were surprised to note however that the place charges extra for the bread. Thats a no-no. Reminds one of flying these days on a domestic airline. We also found the restaurant to be too noisy. Its good to be kid friendly but it spoils an evening for the rest of the guests. One goes out to celebrate or have a nice dinner with quiet surroundings. Despite these misgivings, it remains as one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLive close to enjoy SerafinaThe experience was dulled because parking is impossible at best. Good food, good service and overall pleasant evening, but if we had taken a taxi or lived within walking distance it would have been better. Sorry Serafina...we wont be back.
Think about a valet service...5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice!My first time there and totally enjoyed the experience! The live jazz, attentive staff and excellent meal made it a great time. Thanks!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent appetizer, entreExcellent appetizer, entre and wine (recommended evening selection for each);
Comfortable ambience and superb service from the moment we arrived through departure.
Our favorite "GO to" restaurant for a perfect evening out.
Keith and Dixie Swenson5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening out with friends!We went on a Wednesday evening, and the place was bustling. Friendly service, great food, and an energetic-but-laid-back atmosphere. As the meal went on, I found myself relaxing and really enjoying the evening (which is not easy to do in the middle of the week!)5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM25th anniversary!a nice pick for our special occasion: not fussy- romantic and playful, live piano music and a bustling atmosphere, handmade home-cooking delicious,a sommelier who really knew her Amarones. Only thing that wasn't as we could have wished, they hadn't actually picked a table for us ( advance reserved), being offered a "nice window table" where we could view cars a less exciting beginning. We ordered outstanding Plin, grapefruit watermelon radish salad, wish I'd been warned that the Stuffed Melanzane ALSO had pasta... Rabbit luscious perfectly balanced cheesecake. Seraphina is eclectic: the type of place that embraces you with goodness on so many levels, the wine so delicious, after the first sip we found we were having the perfect evening.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a great choiceSerafina is a favorite. I am always pleased with the food and service. I have never had a bad or even mediocre experience. Always top notch!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis resto had great tastingThis resto had great tasting food. However, service was poor. Felt that our table was neglected. I had to constantly look for a waiter to refill water, change the pepper grinder three occasion. As food was so tasty that we are willing to return eventho service was poor,5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLove SerafinaWhat a fantastic dining experience. New chef = best food I've ever had here. Tip: if you're a fan of a little live jazz during dinner, they feature good grooves after 9:00 on Fri & Sat. You'd be hard pressed to find a more romantic spot to take your date. Sunday brunch on the patio is not to be missed. As you can tell, I highly reccommend this gem, from one foody to another.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGet the gazpacho!Tis the season for the best gazpacho in Seattle. I love to pick from the daily fresh sheet. A true gem in Seattle.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceParty of. 5 with different entrées (halibut, scallops, rabbit, pasta). All very good.....plus plus plus. Service was at just the right pace.
Friendly, warm setting. I've been going to Serafina for over 20 years have never been disappointed.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a nice experience,It was a nice experience, but I wasn't a big fan of the menu. I don't eat red meat or pork, and there were so many on the items on the menu that had red meat and pork that there wasn't much to choose from. Another vegetarian option or two and another fish item would be appreciated.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbience quite nice for intimateAmbience quite nice for intimate dinner. Food always amazing. Had sweat breads most recently and they were perfect as was the halibut. Sommelier also quite knowledgable.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebrationThere were five of us there for a birthday celebration and we had a great time. The tables are a good size for conversation. The food has always been yummy at Serafina.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful neighborhood restaurantSerafina has a wonderful neighborhood feeling and serving delicious plates with quality ingredients. They do have parking in nearby lots available, so that makes this a great choice for dining out. We went on a Wednesday and it was full. Reservations recommended.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always good--- theyFood is always good--- they have nice seasonal, fresh specials.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSerafinaI've had dinner at Serafina several times and have never been disappointed. For an appetizer, three of us shared the mussels which were served with a delicious smokey tomato broth. We had a very nice Tuscan red as well as the scallops and the bucatini. Everything was delicious and well-presented. The noise level is little high but didn't detract from our dinner. I was happy to hear that they serve several type of Italian Grappa. Alas, we didn't try any this trip. The wait staff seemed very knowledgeable about wines.
Thanks Serafina.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, quite good. I alwaysOverall, quite good. I always wondered why Serafina was so busy, now I know. We will definitely be back - the food was very good and the menu was interesting enough so that we want to try more of the entrees. Congratulations to the chef!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCouldn't have been betterHadn't been for 15 years, and it was fantastic all the way around. Wil not wait so long next time. Excellent food, beautiful drinks, attentive service, it couldn't have been better!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNot only was the food great,Not only was the food great, the service was fantastic!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat knowledgeable serviceGreat knowledgeable service and excellent recommendations. Went for Restaurant Week but totally deviated from the plan, no regrets.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe couldn't have asked forWe couldn't have asked for a better dining experience. My fiancee and I both had the filet, we were turned on to an AMAZING pinot noir by the sommelier and dessert was fabulous. I love the energy of Serafina. Makes me feel like a little bit of Italy lives within Seattle. Cannot wait to visit again!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMore than just a Neighborhood GemWe enjoy dining at Serafina and have yet to be truly disappointed. The food is rarely anything but outstanding, as is the service. The noise level in most restaurants is determined by not only their accoustics but also how many people are dining. Since we had an early lunch, Serafina was quiet. Whether a full house or just a few diners, we are still able to carry on a comfortable conversation without having to yell, a big plus on our list.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulWe went to Serafina for Restaurant Week, the food was amazing, the wine selection was vast and the wait staff was on top of it and knowledgeable. I would definitely go back.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurantsOne of my favorite restaurants but was not given a great table. Had a man's back practically on our table.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were able to have wine,We were able to have wine, bread and ceasar salads around but unfortunately the storm hit and the power outage prevented further food service and the restauant closed!!!
We did enjoy our pre-meal and will go back again but felt sorry for the loss of revenue the restaurant suffered due to the storm!!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThat was an amazingly delightfulThat was an amazingly delightful experience....just could not have been better....amazing food, beyond attentive (but never intrusive) service...even live jazz.
Total tab (including tax and a tip of about 25%)for the night...a round of drinks, two glasses of wine, a shared salad (butter lettuce topped with Pancetta), two appetizers, two entrees, two desserts...about $200.
We were FOOLS for staying away as long as we did. Will not repeat that mistake....
ALL IN FOR SERAFINA!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a festive evening !First time and we took our adult kids for a nice occasion and had a blast. Prices for this nice of a restaurant were right in line. Fabulous old fashioneds. And great food !!! We will back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has been one of my favoriteThis has been one of my favorite restaurants -have been there several times. Food is always good but once again I'm noticing that portion sizes have changed -much smaller than they used to be (4 tiny scallops on top of pieces of cauliflower and sauce for $26). And no bread was offered. We were looking forward to their bread because it was always really good -crusty, dark olive bread served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Didn't see it on the menu either. We looked around and none of the other tables had any either. Is this to help with our obese society or just a cost cutting effort?? Service was excellent as usual though.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSerafina is an outstandingSerafina is an outstanding restaurant. I've been there numerous times (12-15?) in the past several years and have never been disappointed. Knowledgeable service, strong wine list, interesting food, excellent value, and a pleasant, relaxed ambiance. (While I don't know that it's particularly "kid-friendly," I've been there with young children and they seem perfectly welcome.) "Sera fina" means "fine evening" in Italian, and Serafina lives up to its name.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance, good food,Great ambiance, good food, and enjoyable live music. I can always count on Serafina for a lovely night out.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were excellent. The waiters are friendly and helpful and food service was well timed and relaxed.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been to Serafina a numberHave been to Serafina a number of times over the years it has been in operation. The quality of the meals is always quite high - don't think I've ever had a disappointing experience. Service is always friendly and professional. Although this was a dinner in March, I can hardly wait for the weather to warm, in order to enjoy the same fine experience on the patio.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AM