Serafina

4.7
1584 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Serafina opened its doors in 1991 as an intimate neighborhood restaurant located along Eastlake between the University and Downtown. Its ochre walls, reminiscent of the Tuscan landscape, 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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Seattle
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance are always superb at Serafina, I have been dining there for many years and am never disappointed.
I did feel that the “large” serving of pasta we received this time was quite skimpy—and by volume a small would have only been about half a cup...

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BT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great across the board and fab business lunch spot.

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SK
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only amazing food but great service as well! We were celebrating a birthday and more than one person made note of it and made the night very special. Would highly recommend this restaurant (and the duck confit agnolotti).

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NR
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious.I would recommend it to my friends.

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MR
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Italian meets the PNW. The dish that I had the other night was spaghetti with Dungeness crab. It was so good. In the PNW, we are blessed with such amazing ingredients. It's nice to see an Italian place take advantage of what's good locally.

My wife had lasagne which was great too. It was the typical Italian version with a bolognese sauce and béchamel. It has super light pasta sheets and was rich & creamy.

The staff there is so welcoming in an authentic way. If I Iived closer, we'd go here all the time.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Serafina is lovely, but the menu was challenging for me. It's very heavy on meat. There wasn't a single vegetarian dish, let alone vegan. And, the meat was challenging even for my meat-loving husband, including rabbit, duck, veal, octopus, and cuttlefish -- choices we'd rather avoid.

I'm surprised that such a fine restaurant can't manage even one excellent vegetable dish or even one pasta dish without meat. This is, certainly, their choice, but we won't be returning soon.

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AC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming for 20 year! I drive up from Tacoma because it is my all time favorite restaurant!

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KF
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our cozy and delicious dinner, the place has aged gracefully, the server was outstanding but the food was the thing, just delicious course after course!

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RR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Very friendly and helpful staff! My friends and I loved the ambiance of the restaurant and will definitely be back again!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic restaurant. Great food, fantastic service, lovely ambiance. Never disappoints.

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J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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RO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only complaint I would have was the noise level, so loud! The food was fantastic and the service very good

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JF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serafina is one of our favorites, and with a visiting Italian-American friend in town, we knew we had to treat him to a visit. We all had a wonderful time, and our friend loved it! Everything is always on point at Serafina. Thank you!

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GG
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serafina is a fabulous restaurant with remarkable consistency!!

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K
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put, great food , brilliant service, fair prices. We would go again anytime.

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CM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic date night here. Our food was delicious: scallops, charcuterie, and pasta. Our servers were really great. They were knowledgeable about our bottle of wine and even brought us each a complimentary glass of a white wine.

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PM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Sadly, we were next to the restroom. Also, a space heater was blasting right next to me, causing major discomfort.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Talk about a place that tries to nickle and dime you out of every penny that you have. Oh you would like the $15 appetizer that comes with 6 crostinis (not nearly enough)? Would you like a few extra crostinis? That will be $3 extra dollars. $25 for a ravioli with 4 raviolis. The waitress was overbearing and mispronounced a lot of the dishes names which was odd. Good food, terrible value

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k
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I haven not been to Serafina for several years. It was delightful, with delicious food and excellent service. Will be back soon!

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D
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought a friend from Toronto and needed a place with a warm atmosphere and solid food. Serafina delighted as usual with a mouthwatering octopus antipasto and rich, earthy tagliatelle pasta secondo that I'm still dreaming about. The service was impeccable, knowing exactly how to be attentive and when to give us room to converse.

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SC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were six of us at the cozy north window table where you can see the passersby as well as the warmly decorated main dining room. The service was excellent, thoughtful and caring and the food was enjoyed by everyone and the wine fit my meal subtly and enhancing. Just couldn't finish my desert but saw everyone else did.

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OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Kyle was amazing. The food and wine were exquisite!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serafina was lovely, as always. Phenomenal food, perfect service and warm ambience.

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GL
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful at dinner. Black garlic gnocchi was fabulous. Roasted brussel sprout dish was another beautiful creation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff went above and beyond to make our date night an individual and romantic experience, the food was phenomenal, and the wine list was exquisite. I have nothing but good things to say.

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KB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food portions we super small for the price and nothing we ate was remarkable !
We still hungry after we got home so ate popcorn .

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HF
Anchorage
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serafina was excellent and so nice that they were open in the snow!

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely sensational...innovative and complex....from the salad to the dessert we were not dissappointed!! i am still dreaming about the delicious flavors and swooning from the romantic atmosphere :)

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C
Detroit
43 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good traditional neighborhood standby. Great staff!

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BN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress. She made it really fun!!!!!

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G
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely FABULOUS!! Our waiter, Kyle was over the top amazing & the food followed suit. I can't begin to describe how wonderful the whole experience was.
Extra bonus points for the locally owned, beautiful array of glassybabies. A different lovely color brightened up each and every table.

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serafina has retained all of the charm and remains at the top of my favorite dining experiences in Seattle.

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R
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love going to Serafina. Consistently good food and service!

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MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly wonderful place for dinner. Very romantic and comfortable.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was pedestrian. Been there many times; this time was disappointing.

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LJ
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serafina is amazing, there's definitely a reason we go at least 5 times a year. Staff is incredible and the food is amazing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As great as always. Serafina is the best Italian restaurant in Seattle, so I visit often and the food is always delicious and the service impeccable.

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s
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very noisy! Great food and service, but I could not hear what my companions were saying. More soft furnishings? Sound baffles?

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LD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with old friends to have good food in a festive atmosphere. All points hit. Our waitress was great.

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