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Serafina

4.7
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1920 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 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1920 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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JessicaR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service and excellent ambiance!

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vipdaleos
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

One of our favorite spots for years, very different experience now. Have been to many restaurants in the last few months, and found the "attitude" at Serafina very off putting. Our server approached our table as if we were radioactive, standing 10 feet back from the table to take orders, masks had to be in place when any server approached you even though they were wearing masks and gloves. Sensible precaution is are one thing, outright paranoia is another.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Server was super helpful with recommendations and wine pairings. They can make anything off menu you might want. It’s worth the price!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first restaurant I tried since my arrival from Boston. My fiancé and I had a wonderful experience. The staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. We will definitely visit this restaurant again in the future.

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RyanD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had been hearing good things about Serafina for a while and finally took a chance to visit for my partner's birthday. The food was great, the outside patio was beautiful and staff very friendly! Definitely recommend checking it out.

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JudyE
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, from appetizers to dessert. Wine selection good. Service was attentive and helpful. We love Serafina!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and delicious!! Great service!

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vipMichaelT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Great food
In era of Covid , very prepared and thoughtful

JC
JCWabc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food is great, but the service is terrible. It was very transactional and cold.

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BrentE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, staff and drinks absolutely amazing! We are so happy we chose Serafina for our special anniversary dinner. Well worth the drive to Seattle and we felt completely safe from illness and bad guys in this setting.

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vipngalinski
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As great as ever. We’ll come back soon!

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Linds
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

They did a wonderful with Covid awareness and the starters were amazing.

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vipAlex
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

FYI, you will be asked to wear a mask every time a staff member approaches the table. You can land where you want on the utility of this, but since this a non-standard policy and does affect the value of what is being traded for your hard-earned money, it should be clearly announced on their website.

We would have picked a different restaurant had we known. Now ya'll know.

Food was good. Service was good.

MA
MATTHEWF
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

My group of four was all dental care providers, so we fully understand the concerns for Covid, distancing, masks, etc. That said, it was rather nervewracking having to raise and lower masks about 40 times during our dinner. We have been to several restaurants that have opened their doors and Serafina was the most stringent regarding mask use....by far. What was more important though, was that the entire serving team seemed stressed and unhappy and awkward. We were asked to stand outside for 10 min, despite reservations. NOBODY smiled when we arrived or were seated.....seriously, nobody. Our server approached our table from far away and awkwardly greeted us with a surly, "Sir, please put your mask on!". All four of us were quite taken aback and the experience was not good. My overall point is, if you are not willing to enjoy your customers, to work hard for a lovely experience (which is what we are accustomed to at Serafina) and to find ways to be lighter and fun about the restrictions we are all faced with.....maybe you should not be open for in house dining yet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serafina is Always a treat! It’s our go-to with my friends. The melanzane is so fabulous, there are no words!! ♥️

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vipEliseE
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff made a formal request for guests to wear masks when waiters approach the table - makes so much sense! Everyone enjoyed their food. Will return when back in Seattle.

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BethG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, above and beyond COVID safety procedures.

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vipScottW
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly crafted meal. Every facet was excellent. Best COVID safety protocol of any restaurant we have visit during the pandemic. Service was smooth and seamless. Cheers to Serafina!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with dinner at Serafina. In these days of Covid, it was good to see that the restaurant and the staff were serious about protecting their staff and patrons. Most of the dining spots were available on their patio which was beautiful and well spaced. The staff was very attentive but not obnoxiously ao. The meal was fantastic. We enjoyed the Bruschetta with craft cocktails, a fine bottle of wine and their Lasagna and Orchiette pasta. The Lasagna was one of the better ones I’ve ever had. We topped the evening off with wonderful deserts. We couldn’t be happier to spend our anniversary celebration at Serafina. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy Serafina was still able to pull off their always lovely patio seating for a dinner with a few friends this last weekend. Tables were spaced appropriately apart and all servers wore masks and gloves, and patrons were also expected to wear masks going to/from their table or when servers approached. As usual, indulged in too much bread and amazing house olive oil (which I enjoy gifting to friends when I stock up at their holiday bazaar). The bread was a house focaccia that comes sprinkled with coarse salt not the Columbia bakery offering of years past and a nice change. The agnolotti with duck confit was very good (sage butter = happy tummy!) and friends enjoyed their tagliatelle with smoked salmon, melanzane and lasagna. Cioccolata and vanilla chiffon cake for dessert was also pretty and delicious. Good food, relaxing ambiance and belly laughs were much needed during these stressful times and we were more than happy to bring our business to a much loved restaurant. Thanks for a bright spot in these unusual times!

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BHC1
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have enjoyed every dish we've ordered on multiple visits to our go to restaurant.

I wrote an earlier review and it froze on the upload photo screen.

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CarolM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serafina has always been my most favorite restaurant. Delighted to have a chance to eat here again while I’m in town. Thank you!

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vipngalinski
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating out in nearly 6 months and this was a perfect place for the occasion! Food as good as ever (love the plin with the duck confit) and the service was wonderful. Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Hated the fact that they are so hyper about the mask wearing! They won’t approach your table until you put your mask on.
Total turn off. Would rather have stayed home.
Don’t be open if you are going to be that afraid of your so called “guests”! It’s bad enough how things are but add that impersonal element on top of everything else and wow makes for a real dismal time!!

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FoodGeru
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was memorable ! Food, Service and ambiance was outstanding. The food was better than ANY we have found in Italy. Superb sauces, delicate tastes and a true experience in excellent cuisine. We are NEVER disappointed in Serafina. What a GREAT restaurant. And the patio ~ simple beautiful!

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SabrinaK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a good date night! We didn’t wait for patio seating but did sit next to a window. My gf and I shared salad, pasta, and an entree. Oh, and a bottle of wine. It was all delicious and fresh. Great service!!

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vipScottW
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary on the patio at Serafina, absolutely magical. COVID/safety protocols were top notch without minimizing the overall experience. Brian was our server and was outstanding. Serafina is a slice of heaven during these crazy times. Escape to their patio for a memorable getaway.

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laughingmasks
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

the waitress created a toxic environment by asking us to put our masks on every time she approached the table. i don’t mind masking up but i felt very uncomfortable the way she went about it. she required us to mask up even for a water fill and stop eating and wait for her to leave.

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Heath
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with superb food. Always friendly staff and never disappoints!

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TimM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, one of the best Negronis in Seattle, the best Rigatoni Bolognese in Seattle. Lovely, safe dining environment during COVID.

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JayI
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, and service, given the current quarantine conditions they are practicing 'social distancing', but service is still the same, excellent. Thanks to all at Serafina for making this a safe, comfortable and tasty experience......

JH
JessiH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been a regular for over 20 years for a reason. The best place ever.

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BadKitty
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Socially Distanced Heavenly Shady Patio Seating!
Beautiful cocktails and wines by the glass
and very organized/ safe servers.

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vipSeattleFoodie
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their patio is great for summer dining, especially during COVID-19. Serafina should always be on your list of places to visit.

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ChelseaW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio space, excellent food and cocktails, superb service. An overall fantastic experience!

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CatherineO
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely dinner. The chairs on the patio are not especially comfortable, it’s like they are missing a slat where the seat meets the back, but they are not, they are made that way. Other than that is was a most enjoyable experience!

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Terry
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were very impressed by the precautions taken by the staff to protect both themselves and us from Covid. This was our first dinner out since February - a special occasion that we wanted to celebrate - and we are glad we resisted our reluctance to chance exposure. The food was as delicious as we remembered, the staff incredibly attentive and the setting lovely and peaceful.

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vipJill
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serafina is good for any reason or no reason at all!

FAQs

Serafina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 323-0807.

Serafina is rated 4.7 stars by 1920 OpenTable diners.

Serafina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/serafina-cicchetti/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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