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Serafina, Seattle, WA

Serafina

4.7
4.7
2842 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Serafina opened its doors in 1991 as an intimate neighborhood restaurant located along Eastlake between the University and Downtown. Its intimate, sultry atmosphere, outdoor garden seating and its authentic Italian cuisine make it a favorite with diners from around the Puget Sound and beyond. Serafina's philosophy is simple: Offer the freshest, highest quality ingredients, present the food in an honest and inviting way, and provide the casual warmth and soothing ambiance that echoes the welcoming embrace of an Italian home.
The ritual of coming together sharing wine and food with family and friends is the central motif in our lives. Italian food has an immediacy, honesty, and warmth; it possesses the spirit of a grandmother's wisdom and love. Italian food isn't about trailblazing alchemy or edible high fashion; Italian food is about staying connected—to each other, to the past, to the earth.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 39 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Northwest, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 323-0807
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Christian Chandler
  • Catering
    Serafina can cater in any format or venue – in your home, on a beach or at a park. Your guests will be transported to Italy when they taste the dishes recreated from meals enjoyed in friends; homes throughout Italy by Chef Christian Chandler.
  • Private party facilities
    Looking for a warm and inviting location for your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception, business lunch, or private event? At Serafina, our accommodations suit a wide array of functions.
  • Private party contact
    Kelley Kieser: (888) 491-8253
  • Neighborhood
    Lake Union / Eastlake
  • Cross street
    Boston St.
  • Parking details
    <br />*Paid parking ($3.00) is available in a parking lot located one block north of Serafina, above the Eastlake Market (at Eastlake and Lynn St).
  • Public transit
    Bus:<br />Eastlake Ave. E & E. Newton St.<br />Eastlake Ave. E & E. Howe St.<br />Eastlake Ave. E & Lynn St.<br />Boylston Ave. E & E. Boston St.<br />Streetcar:<br />Fairview & Campus Drive
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,842 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Romantic

  • Seattle

    Italian

2,842 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Serafina includes a 4% surcharge on each guest check that is not part of the tip, the more you know!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat in the bar, the bar tender was our wait person and was great! Food was excellent :). I had the chicken & my wife had the halibut. Both were delicious. Arancini not to be missed.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian meal I've had in Seattle...amazing flavors, thoughtful menu and wine list, and elegant execution of our meal...I look forward to returning and definitely recommend!

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  4. Dorion

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The servers were very friendly and took great care of us. The atmosphere reminded me of restaurants in Europe and was pleasant. We got there at opening (5pm) and the place filled to about two thirds in the first hour. We ordered the Polpo appetizer which was nicely crunchy and not chewy as octopus often is, with Cannellini beans, Cipollini Onions and Chorizo. It was a wonderful flavor combination and a great start to the meal. I enjoyed my Rigatoni Bolognese though it was a bit salty for my taste. I got the larger portion and it was quite large (though I finished it). My wife got the Salmon special with Za'atar sauce and pieces of Pistachio. We agreed that the fish was slightly overcooked, though still tasty and flaky. Unfortunately there was too much Dill in the sauce, which, for my wife, any Dill is too much, but for me, it still dominated the flavor. We had Italian white wines which complemented the meal, a Blanco and a Pinot Grigio. For dessert my wife had the Tiramisu which she thoroughly enjoyed and we both had a glass of Poli Grappa to "cut through" our full bellies. We joked with the waiter as someone did not pay close enough attention to their auto-correct as the menu listed it as Polio Sarpa. I made it clear that if it really was Polio Grappa, I was not interested. He laughed and said he would let someone know. We were there about two hours and had an agreeable experience. Our alcohol was about half our bill but I was surprised at the total. Given that a few things weren't quite right but the atmosphere and staff were great, I'm on the fence as to whether I will take guests who are coming to town this week to Serafina. I will probably give it another try in the future.

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  5. LianeR

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve celebrated many family milestones with Serafina. Celebrating our daughter’s graduation was a no brainer. Lovely patio celebration! Wonderful meal.

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  6. JBandKP

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Serafina is always a treat. Our service was timely and professional. The food was outstanding, and it was great to see carbonara back on the menu. Our special treat of a comped small glass of Prosecco for our anniversary celebration was delightful and thoughtful. The only non-perfect item was the $30 corkage fee for our dinner wine, especially since we had brought a special bottle that we had opened, checked for quality, and decanted before we got to the restaurant. We also wound up doing all of our own pouring. So we wound up paying $30 for essentially no effort on the part of Serafina, the memory of which colors the overall otherwise excellent experience.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful dinner! Serafina always stays true to their love of food. So glad to know I have a mainstay who always impresses me every time! Thank you again for an unforgettable meal!

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  8. Mackfudge

    Bedfordshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service . One of the best Italian meals ever had.

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  9. michaelj

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal! Risotto with mushrooms and black truffle oil one of the best preparations I can remember having. Server Jen a delight! A lovely evening overall.

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  10. RobbieA

    Seattle

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and delicious food!! Always a treat to dine at Serafina! Thank you

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Serafina using the Order Online button. Serafina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 323-0807.

Serafina is rated 4.7 stars by 2842 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 39 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Serafina

2043 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Boston St.
  • Neighborhood
    Lake Union / Eastlake
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Northwest, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    <br />*Paid parking ($3.00) is available in a parking lot located one block north of Serafina, above the Eastlake Market (at Eastlake and Lynn St).
  • Public transit
    Bus:Eastlake Ave. E & E. Newton St.Eastlake Ave. E & E. Howe St.Eastlake Ave. E & Lynn St.Boylston Ave. E & E. Boston St.Streetcar:Fairview & Campus Drive
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christian Chandler
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 323-0807
  • Catering
    Serafina can cater in any format or venue – in your home, on a beach or at a park. Your guests will be transported to Italy when they taste the dishes recreated from meals enjoyed in friends; homes throughout Italy by Chef Christian Chandler.
  • Private party facilities
    Looking for a warm and inviting location for your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception, business lunch, or private event? At Serafina, our accommodations suit a wide array of functions.
  • Private party contact
    Kelley Kieser: (888) 491-8253
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