Serafina

4.8
2224 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2224 people are saying
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SusanI
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is an absolute gem - great ambience, very tasty food and great service. Great place for a date night or a family meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Service was exceptional. You can never go wrong dining here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always spectacular and the service was perfect; attentive, fun and informative, but never overly so. We always look forward to going back.
Would recommend late reservations, if you can. It's a little less crowded and quieter.

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SherryF
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the intimacy, lighting and atmosphere at Serafina and especially this visit given the months of pandemic gloom. So wonderful to have a relaxed dining experience. The food, as always, delicious - and oh-my, the desserts! And I actually think my leftover gnocchi tasted even better the next day! Our servers topped the evening: thank you to the Somm for the cava advice, and to our server Melinda who is delightful and on top of it - we enjoyed every moment.

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KinL
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and the food was great. The blank ink spaghetti had great texture and tickle my taste buds. The eggplant dish was tremendous. I'm not been a big fan of lasagna so I thought it tasted ok.

The restaurant is cozy and I would definitely recommend it.

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Jill
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous!!! Our server was excellent and provided great suggestions.

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NikS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was definitely top notch. I don't think I've had a better ossobuco ever !

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vipJeanW
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serafina never fails to deliver excellent quality, service and ambiance. If you love great upscale Italian food in a friendly neighborhood setting, this is a perfect choice.
Always the best choice for taking friends, special meals and New Years Eve. Been a patron for years and have never had a meal that wasn’t memorable.

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vipFrequentDiner
Seattle
121 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent dining experience at Serafina! Our server, Jeffrey S. was fabulous, knowing the menu, providing great service and an enjoyable personality! All of our food was delicious and we enjoyed our drinks and the ability to relax and have a wonderful time! We did feel the tables were a little close to each other under the current conditions of Covid! Serafina has always been one of our favorites and this evening revisit just reaffirmed our thoughts!

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MeganM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, we had a super fun dinner, and were able to get a dame day reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Melanzane is the best dish in the city!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and friendly exemplary service.

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KyleJ
Puerto Vallarta
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Every meal at Serafina has been memorable over the years. The staff is wonderful and the food delicious. Cant wait to be back.

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vipJimL
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit back to Serafina in years, and we were delighted to find the food and service better than ever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good evening but the restaurant was cold and heating inadequate

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vipVegfoodie
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I've eaten here many times over the years and it is always a very good experience. I have found, however, that the menu is pretty traditional with very few vegetarian offerings and not enough high-vegetable or fish offerings. It is also quite 'packed in' so unecessarily noisy and a bit tough to move around (not great in Pandemic either)

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vipC2Rose
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a lovely evening with friends and good food. Serafina didn't disappoint!

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IngHen
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We liked everything at Serafina except for the noise level. It was really hard to have a conversation.
Everything else was wonderful. Food was great as always, service was in general great as well. The only small complaint I have is that they took my cocktail glass before I was really done. I still had a bit left and then it was suddenly gone l. But this is just a small issue.

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vipAshleyc
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food was outstanding but tables too crammed together for covid dining.

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vipEliseE
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in the neighborhood, and it's our go-to place for special, or any, occasion. Wonderful! Staff are great too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so nice there! Great food, service and environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The tables were too crowded together. There wasn’t enough space for us and our adjacent tables to be comfortable. We were so far into the walkway that the server kept tripping over my husbands chair and running into his arm. It made it hard to be comfortable and enjoy the delicious food and drink.

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foodie
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great especially enjoyed the brussel sprouts as well as the eggplant involtini.

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WilliamL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, wine, food and setting were simply perfect on Thursday night. I don't see how it could have been better. And I would go back just for the bruschetta appetizer which was beyond incredible!

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vipMichaelD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Seattle. Love the Staff who always provide good service.

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ShawnC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! Loved the thorough Vaccine Card and ID check.

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janz
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Very lively and fun. Informal yet nice and cozy ambiance. Staff was great. Food was timely. Good was outstanding. Reminded me of some of my favorite east coast Italian spots. Highly recommend.

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vip1reliablefriend
Seattle
65 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun time, happy to see so many others too. A flash of better days.

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WhitneyC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I didn’t find the cocktails or food to be flavorful. Almost everything was on the bland side. Our service was fine.

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DebraC
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ate outside and while chilly, there were enough heaters to keep us comfortable. The staff was conscientious and asked several times if we’d prefer to eat inside (patio was our choice). I was surprised to see how crowded the inside seating was but was happy to see the restaurant was popular. Our meal was excellent!!!

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CaraS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful early dinner. Food was great, service was good. The flavor balance in each dish was notable.

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vipNancyW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waitress was excellent, brought niece for her bday and she loved it.

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viprselby
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lasagna ever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and wine. On the expensive side, we spent $380 on dinner for 3 with appetizers, 2 bottles of (really good) wine and 1 dessert. Every dish was delicious and unique and our server did a great job recommending dishes which we all loved. Will look forward to returning next time I’m in Seattle!

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CarlaP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

40th wedding anniversary

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Phinneyfoodie
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serafina is always a great choice. The staff are friendly and don’t rush you through your meal. We took our daughter on a “date” and she loved how nice everyone was to her. And, the food is always delicious!

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TaraM
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! Absolutely recommend this place, probably one of my new favorite places in the city. My only feedback is that the tables were a little too close together for my liking during these COVID times, but vaccines were checked at the door and the servers were exceptional about masks

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MarciaR
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere , food , wine list & awesome bartender. Will definitely come back when in Seattle.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful anniversary dinner
Too loud in there though

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 4.8 stars by 2224 OpenTable diners.

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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