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.
Honestly? Fabulous! Restaurant Week menu was all beautifully presented and delicious. The atmosphere is upscale casual, very friendly and always fun. Service excellent. Try the pulpo (octopus)!
A Seattle treasure still! Casual elegance all around. Outstanding service. Amazing meal.
Service was great! Always Have a great experience.
Lovely, delicious pasta lunch. We'll be going back!
Excellent meal during Seattle Restaurant Week. Everyone in our table of 4 left happy and full. A great choice for a friend gathering.
I’m a diehard fan of Serafina. The food is consistently excellent, from simple well-made salads to complex entrees. I love the ambiance (please don’t think to change it as so many other restaurants have) and the waitstaff strike the perfect balance between being always-attentive and yet never overbearing. Must-try dishes include: the cozze (mussels), rigatoni bolognese (best in Seattle) and wonderful desserts. Please bring back your profiteroles!
Much too loud! lettuce in the salad was bitter and not enough dressing. fish was OK but not stellar. pork loin was good.
We had a lovely dinner for my daughter’s birthday. It was the beginning of restaurant week, so several of us ate the specials, and a couple ordered off the regular menu. All of us had great food, the service was impeccable, and my daughter had a marvelous time.
LOVE Serafina. Expected delicious and Serafina did not disappoint. Every dish was amazing. Wonderful wine and cocktails. The king crab spaghetti was so good I'd return just for that. Serafina feels like fine dining. Intimate with just the right level of attentiveness from staff. Still friendly for our toddler. Staff helped customize some small dishes for my three year old. We all had a fantastic meal and enjoyed it immensely.
Excellent food and service. Menu is always spectacular and done perfectly. Definite a favorite
Always enjoy a meal at Serafina. The food is consistently very good and not overpriced. Ingredients are fresh and local. Great, attentive service. Good location for in town meal.
I can't say enough good things about this restaurant!! This was our 4th or 5th time there and only once were we not as impressed . I was in heaven with the food this time!! I wish we lived closer and I could be a regular!! Love it so much! We ordered an appetizer which was fried rissoto balls and that started the night right!! Sooo good and entrees were fabulous too!!!! Our server was great too!!
The food was so authentic and good!! We had a wonderful date night, and amazing memory to look back to!
Our family gathered to celebrate a significant birthday at our special restaurant. Everyone was very pleased with the dishes ordered and many sharing bites happened all around the table. Dessert was fab and the staff all helped to make the evening special for all of us.
First time at Serafina, though have driven by it every day for almost 4 years! Food was yummy, good recommendations from server, great server, attentive manager, knowledgeable sommelier, good wine. We will definitely be back!
We were in Seattle for 5 nights. Serafina was by far the best restaurant we visited, including several other high-end restaurants. The food was excellent and worth the prices. Last-minute reservations were scarce, so we opted for the 5:00 opening time. Excellent decision as we were the first patrons to arrive. The restaurant was just about full by 6:00.
We had an amazing experience at Serafina! Every dish at our table was loved and appreciated! We had a couple of accidents at the table, but the servers and support staff were happy to help us clean up the mess. As fantastic as the food was, the service and staff were the best! Thank you!
We loved every aspect of our dinner at Serafina from the first bite to the last! The service was wonderful, wine suggestions spot on, food delicious,etc. Over the years when we come to Seattle we always like to have dinner at Serafina and it never has disappointed us! We have also told many friends in our hometown of Yakima to eat at Serafina as well! We especially like the neighborhood vibe, knowing the customers are local instead of straight off a cruise ship in their sneakers and t-shirts!
Thanks for the lovely dining experience and be assured we will be back! Melissa Labberton
Very nice atmosphere and food was delicious!
Great food and cocktails. I had the bistecca - 16oz ribeye. Fantastic!
We have been going to Serafina since it opened, and it never fails to impress. We enjoy the food, the wine, the atmosphere and the service. If we lived across the street, we'd be there every day.
The food portions were very small for the price but very good. I had an excellent time
Another great meal. Starting with the charcuterie plate of wonderful salamis and prosciutto with pickles and mustard was excellent . Add a wonderful chianti then on to the main courses of melanzane [eggplant stuffed with ricotta, baked in a wonderful red sauce] and the halibut. Both outstanding and the always predictable great service!!
We love Serafina! It is one of favorite Italian Restaurants in Seattle. Good and service are always amazing. The Lasagna is the best we have ever had. The wines are also excellent. Highly recommend.
We had a wonderful experience dining at Serafina’s restaurant. The atmosphere, service, food and drinks were excellent. We requested a quiet table and the hostess provided one.
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...
Always great across the board and fab business lunch spot.
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).
Everything was delicious.I would recommend it to my friends.
We went after not trying it for about 15 years and it did NOT disappoint. Everything we tasted was delicious and their wine list is great. I had a lamb shank with polenta that was probably the best I have ever had. I boxed up my leftovers and at them for lunch the next day, and was right back in food heaven (which doesn't always work with lamb). Service and ambiance were both lovely, and at the end of the night we felt that the value was also good (maybe $500 for party of four, including a round of cocktails and two bottles of wine).
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.
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.
Been coming for 20 year! I drive up from Tacoma because it is my all time favorite restaurant!
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!
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!
A fantastic restaurant. Great food, fantastic service, lovely ambiance. Never disappoints.
Excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommend.
The only complaint I would have was the noise level, so loud! The food was fantastic and the service very good
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!
Serafina is a fabulous restaurant with remarkable consistency!!