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About Serafina

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.

2043 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00PM - 6:00PM in the bar
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM

Cross Street:
Boston St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 323-0807

Website:
http://www.serafinaseattle.com/

Entertainment:
Serafina offers live music every Saturday evening as well as Sunday brunch. Our musicians mostly perform jazz, but music also ranges from blues to bossa nova. The stage is at the heart of the dining room, with many tables enjoying a direct view of the musicians. There is no cover charge to enjoy music, however the dining room is reserved for dinner only until our waitlist is entirely seated. At that point, typically around 10pm on weekends, we are happy to seat guests for drinks and dessert who'd like to enjoy the jazz from the dining room.

Catering:
Serafina can cater in any format or venue – in your home, on a beach or at a park. Your guests will be transported to Italy when they taste the dishes recreated from meals enjoyed in friends' homes throughout Italy by Chef Christian Chandler. Or, choose the Mediterranean cuisine offered at sister restaurant, Cicchetti. Buffet, plated, cocktail party – whatever the style, we will custom-tailor menus and hand-select wine and cocktails. Our catering manager, David Weeks, can help with arrangements for rentals, decorations, musicians, florists and photographers.

Parking Details:

*Paid parking ($3.00) is available in a parking lot located one block north of Serafina, above the Eastlake Market (at Eastlake and Lynn St).

Public Transit:
Bus:
Eastlake Ave. E & E. Newton St.
Eastlake Ave. E & E. Howe St.
Eastlake Ave. E & Lynn St.
Boylston Ave. E & E. Boston St.
Streetcar:
Fairview & Campus Drive

Executive Chef:
Christian Chandler

Private Party Facilities:
Looking for a warm and inviting location for your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception, business lunch, or private event? At Serafina, our accommodations suit a wide array of functions.

Private Party Contact:
David Weeks: (888) 491-8253

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Serafina Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (58)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Special Occasion (48)
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Romantic (48)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Cozy (35)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Authentic (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Notable Wine List (26)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Worth the Drive (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Local Ingredients (20)
Business Meals (18)
Great for Lunch (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Fun (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Healthy (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Serafina never disappoints. Great to know that it will be consistently delicious. Creative food pairings surprise the palette and leave you wanting more! Special offerings keep the menu fresh and interesting.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We've been going to Serafina for years and it has always been excellent, but that wasn't the case on Saturday night. It was really loud, they forgot our appetizer. Our pasta was cold and the scallops were sandy. It's not the same romantic great food restaurant that it once was....We won't be going back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We went to Serafina on Friday to celebrate an anniversary and had a great experience. The service was excellent; attentive but not overbearing. The staff was able to describe the food options and make recommendations - which we like to hear. The food was very good - we tend to order more courses and share each one. The beef special was fantastic - and we don't use that word too often. We recommend the restaurant to all our friends and we will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

A restaurant with an old soul and a magic combination of good food, beautiful surroundings and warm attentive service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We've been here a couple of times now and always enjoy it. The food is delicious and the menu us varied; there's something for just about everyone here. The cocktails are also terrific.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was fine except that it was almost impossible to hear my friend across the table. So I'd recommend it for the food and service but not if two people wanted to sit and talk with one another.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious! The anchovy salad was to die for.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always a great experience at Serafina. Came for the Seattle Dining week menu this time. Superb choices. Love the food and atmosphere here, plus the great service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Consistently great food and attentive service. Cozy in the winter and great patio in the summer.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had the specials for the fish (tuna with haricot veggies and a special sauce and the freshly made pappardelle with wild mushrooms and brussel sprout leaves. Both were delicious!! Save room for dessert if possible as they are always great as well!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We were three long time friends meeting for lunch after not seeing each other for awhile. We have been to Serafina before but were for Seattle Restaurant Week. We had fun trying different items. We each ordered a different dessert & shared them so we could each have a taste. Very yummy food. The waitstaff was so friendly & really made our stay enjoyable. A great restaurant to enjoy getting together with friends and eating great food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Serafina's is an Eastlake Legend! Hands down best restaurant in Eastlake!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Serafina is a cozy Italian gem! Went for our anniversary and loved the romantic, authentic atmosphere. We ordered the lobster spaghetti and it was the best pasta we've eaten for as long as we could remember. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We went for Seattle Restaurant Week with four other friends. All of our food was excellent with the exception of the desserts. The pana cotta and cheese plates weren't something we'd recommend. We were able to try all the appetizers between the six of us. The papperdelle and market fish (tuna) main courses were outstanding. Service was excellent as well. We would definitely recommend and also return to try their regular menu items.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Amazing wine. Attentive server. Ambiance perfect for a special night out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy, Healthy, Fun
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Went here for my anniversary and it was lovely! All the staff is super friendly, the food is delicious (fresh pasta made in-house), lots of wine/drinks options. Very cozy, dark, romantic atmosphere (at least at night)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We love Serafina. The ambience is so inviting and the food never disappoints. Our "Dining in Seattle " lunch was absolutely delicious. We enjoyed a lovely green salad, roasted pork and pasta. Both dishes featured sauces that were over the moon good.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always a good experience. Great food and staff. Delicious pasta.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Visited during restaurant week. Could have felt rushed but didn't. My meal of roasted pork loin & cauliflower was amazing! Salad was delicious and so was the dessert of coffee panna cotta.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food and Service were good. But it was very crowded and noisy. We have been before during the summer when the patio was open , and it was not like this. Good job it was a small table , so at least my companions and I could hear one another.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was excellent and nice wine. The service is great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Serafina has been one of my favorite Seattle restaurants for over two decades and a dinner this week with friends did not disappoint. We enjoyed ordering the creative cocktails almost as much as the pasta--but everything was outstanding including our server.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Consistently delicious!! I absolutely adore this restaurant; the kitchen always delivers the finest noteworthy dishes. The meal ends, and I am already thinking about when I can next dine here. The fish of the day, the mussels, the bolognese, and now the pappardalle are divine! Thank you, Serafina.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

I love everything Serafina does! The food is delicious and the service is great!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

As usual, love the food! The noise level is horrific/unpleasant. Would dine at Serafina MUCH more often if something was done in the dining room to curb the noise level. It's even pretty bad later in the evening after the crow thins. Would love to see them invest in some technology/ceiling design features that would lessen the noise level.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely evening during Seattle’s Restaurant Week. Although quite noisy, the food selections made up for the inconvenience. Will definitely return to Serafina’s when back in Seattle.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Went for Seattle Restaurant Week, girls night out - nice menu and options - reasonably priced.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Lights were a bit too dim. Food was ok for Seattle Restaurant Week. I ordered fish of the day and was told there were scallops with the tuna, but didn't get any. Paid $4.50 for bread - I guess bread is an extra. Food was not very temperature hot. Two glasses of red wine was $32.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was great! But we got the table for 2 in the box right by the door, across from the check-in counter - not in the main dining room. This is a terrible table and should be removed. We spent over $100 for dinner and drinks in a tiny box, while looking at the backs of people as they waited for their tables to be ready.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Every food selection was outstanding, especially the pasta. Truly fine dining at its best. Waiter was very knowledgeable. Excellent wines

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is a great restaurant and it has been since the day it opened. Really consistent and worth traveling to from other parts of the city. Particularly charming in Summer when the patio is open, it still performs well under cloudy skies with ample indoor seating. Well, ample-ish. It's a small restaurant to begin with.

The only knock I would give is that it is super loud when full. This is fun, but can be a little nerve racking when you are dining with people who are difficult to communicate with for one reason or another. Hearing, language skills, etc.

Aside from that it is perfect in every way. And we'll definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wine overpriced. Starters quite good. Pasta mediocre at best.
I would noy go back..

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Four of us came here for my mothers 83 birthday. Fine dinning is our normal so even though it was her birthday it wasn't anything special or unusual for us to eat at a place like Serafina, other then the date. We ordered three dishes: 2 scallop entrees, 2 seasonal pasta specials, and the Bruschetta to start. The scallops were fantastic and we all agreed the Bruchetta was very good as well. The first two were a treat for our tastebuds. The reason for the three stars is because we got tricked by our waitress and ordered the pasta special. Sadly, for those of us who ordered it, it wasn't good, even though it was the "seasonal special" and highly recommended by our waitress. We all tried it and everyone in our party came to the same conclusion. It was a disappointment. The pasta wasn't cooked long enough and was even close to crunchy in places, while the sauce was bland and when mixed in with the pomegranate, almost bitter. We obviously got the dish the kitchen was pushing that night. Which is another disappointment. I always ask the wait staff what to order and rely on their integrity to answer honestly. If they're honest, I rarely ever have a bad meal. I would have sent it back and ordered another dish but we had already waited almost 2 hours for our entrees to arrive. We didn't tell our waiteress we were in a rush so I can't complain to much, but we had arrived at 5:15 and needed to leave at 7:15 for our show. So when the entree came to us at 7:00, we had to rush. No time for dessert this time, my favorite part of any meal. We passed on the doggy bags too. The portions aren't large and we didn't finish it for a reason. Fortunately, my fiancé shared her scallops or I would have left hungry. Still this is a good place. I've been here before and I know their normal is very good. Also, I love the ambiance. Such is life. Everyone has an off day now and then, but too many wrongs on this visit to rate it any higher despite the past.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The eggplant and pasta with bolognese were delicious. The desert was weak but they have hired a new pastry chef which will improve the selections. This restaurant is one of my favorites and I have been celebrating birthdays here with friends for years. I will definitely go back but miss some of the old items that have disappeared.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Had dinner with my niece. The restaurant was quiet, food and drinks excellent. Our waitress was well informed on the menu and we both enjoyed our choices very much. Feels like Italy!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Absolutely fabulous !!!
Will go back many many times
Loved the cozy atmosphere, service, menu
Everything
Started with happy hour cocktails and appetizers, bar tender great.
Then moved to a great table for dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Extraordinary food, overall very good service (our server, Jonah, was GREAT but some of the additional wait staff seemed to not perform at his out-of-this-world level - not a criticism of the other restaurant staff as much as a tip of the hat to Jonah). An excellent place to spend an evening with the love of your life or best friend(s), regardless of the occasion. A true gem in Seattle's emerald crown.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of favorite neighborhood and date night Italian spots! Service is always great, and the food speaks for itself. We always get the lasagna and the Bolognese. Never gets old!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We love it there! Great atmosphere, service, and food!

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