Serafina

4.7
2076 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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2076 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, thoughtful presentation and exceptional food!!! Best meal we’ve enjoyed in Seattle this trip.

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AdvaitM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and had some good choices for vegetarians. Ambience and location was amazing.

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Kimmm
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio underneath a shady awning. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the ambience, starting our evening with the amazing stuffed squash blossoms. We also loved the Pane plate...beautiful bread. My melanzane was amazing, as always. It is hard for me to move to other mealselections, because I love it so much. I am presently eating my left-overs from last night, as I write this review.

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Kara
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service, food and drinks! The perfect spot for a date night

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64Stang
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating area. Staff was welcoming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s was a retirement dinner with my longest-closest friend. We requested an outdoor table and moments after being seated another party sat adjacent to us. This was fine until the waiter rolled the PROPANE HEATER between our tables. Who uses propane heat on JULY 16? We asked the waiter to turn down the heat twice. Drinks were wonderful, appetizers were fabulous. We requested spitting the pasta and the secondi. BOTH the dishes came at the same time. Obviously the waiter had not conveyed to the kitchen that we were splitting each course. WE had to split the pasta to separate tiny plates, while the Secondi sat on the table in front of us getting cold. What iItalian restaurant doesnt know about a pasta course, then a Secondi, following. It was very disappointing as I have had great al fresco dinners there each summer. I’ll go again but make it extremely clear how I want my dinner served and sitting on the table in front of us getting stone cold. Disappointing.

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vipKatherineA
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall good food and portions were reasonable for the price. I found my salmon to be a bit underwhelming but I enjoyed our appetizers except the octopus which was rubbery

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LaurenM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Lovely tables outside. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

This was my husband and I’s second wedding anniversary we were looking for a special place to go out since being at home for over a year in lock down. Before the pandemic we had been to Cichetti several times and loved it. Since they combined the two restaurants we decided to go to Serafina to celebrate. Unfortunately, it was a big disappointment. The drinks were good, but the food was not. The bread was somewhat stale and cold, we ordered the bruschetta it was ok a little bland, but the kicker was the entree. We ordered salmon, the vegetables tasted like old freezer vegetables some overcooked some under cooked with a freezer burn taste. The salmon was rubbery. We told the server and she was nice about it and tried to make it right. But the food was a big disappointment especially for a place where I’ve had really good food prior the pandemic. For the price as well the food should be fresh.

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FlorenceV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is ex excellent. Really a nice special occasion restaurant!

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DSBH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Serafina has always been worth the drive into the city for a special ending to a special day. Starting with the Bruschetta, its 3 delightfully different toppings pleased us. The non fish eater liked the smoked fish aioli, the not-so-wild about tappenade enjoyed this one laced with peppers. Our pasta was a hit too. The Bucatini Carbanara and the spicy Rigatoni Bolognese with perfect partners for shared dishes. Glad to be back.

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vipBruceS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough about Serafini. The food is always prepared and served to perfection. The team that runs the restaurant keeps everything smooth and relaxed. A great place to eat, drink and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Annalise
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a great meal! One of my favorites ever. Our server, Melinda, was lovely.

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LexK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ultimate in Seattle romantic dining without blowing a ridiculous amount of money. Quality & comfort to match anything, as always.

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CameronG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, extremely tasty food. Felt like we were in a small pasta restaurant in Florence!

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MarkW
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming. Quiet earlier then grows to moderate ambiance around 7:30ish. We are fine with either. Food was AMAZING - halibut and cavatelli were delicious. The bruschetta had excellent choices and delicious bread - serves two easily. Raffael provided excellent service with good humor. And, for dessert, the mango tart or the flourless chocolate cake were very well received. The portions are perfect to enjoy all three courses.

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vipTheNapaEater
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful evening on the patio under the wisteria. Delicious food - bruschetta, pasta Norma and halibut. Lovely wine selection by the glass paired well with our dishes. Excellent service.

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HappyMom
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, as always, was delicious. Service was fantastic. The atmosphere sitting out on the patio was lovely.
Serafina is my favorite restaurant in Seattle.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was great!

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BadKitty
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! A post-Covid super come back.

Serafina was better than ever this week. Amazing service and food.
Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serafina is always a special place for a special dinner, a sweet dinner alone or a place to celebrate. They can do it all. dish was delicious. From appetizers of grilled octopus to steak tatare to perfectly cook halibut, it was all just right and prices are reasonable.

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vipEdomondo
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat in the garden and everything was excellent. The lasagna and carbonara were tasty choices. We’ll go again

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vipBruceS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem. The food was outstanding and the service was perfect. We really loved the whole dining experience.

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MarianneC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love Serafina. The food is exquisite. The outdoor patio is delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was great! 10/10 would go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and ambiance! Love Serafina

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SusanK
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic…Best Patio in town

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EvaM
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been so long but what a treat to return to Serafina and it's wonderful staff all around. Beautiful food, heavenly flavorful, caring and attentive service with just the right amount of presence, lovely serene ambiance on the romantic patio where sipping a white sangria makes for a delightful evening. Thank you Serafina.

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chrisM
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and ambience were all wonderful. It was our first restaurant outing in 15 months for a celebratory birthday on the outdoor patio. Perfect.

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ElizabethO
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love so much about Serafina. Food is consistently great. Service is always consistently great. But our last experience was top notch. Our server was clearly at the top of their industry and our food was delightful. Thanks for always being a great neighborhood place to dine. We appreciate all that you bring to our community.

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ThomasM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food quality very good - portions a bit small for the price

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Nonna
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was overcooked. Had Arancini for appetizer and they were too dark and over fried. Had Polpo for next course and it was charred to a crisp. I could not taste the octopus only the burnt outside. I ordered halibut for entree and it was over cooked and dry. The prices demanded better technique. The server never came to the table to see if our food was ok. My guest had the lasagna and that was a winner.

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Steve
Seattle
58 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the most well run restaurant and the best food in Seattle. Most others don't even come close! We love Serafina!

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amandaspeech
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serafina is wonderful as always. From appetizers to dessert the meal was delicious. The service spectacular.

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RandyG
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice time for our large (10) party! We appreciate the efforts the staff made for us.

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Navi
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded all expectations! Food here is amazing and the ambience is peaceful/romantic.

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MichaelM
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to return to one of our all time favs.
Our first night out post pandemic.
New staff (to us) Chris, our server, helpful and informed.
Of course seeing our old friend Gabriel a real plus!!!

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KCDavis
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very nice dinner. It seemed a bit busy, and we waited a bit, but the food was fantastic! Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great good, amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I had a lovely anniversary dinner

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 2076 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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