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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the new year at Serafina. We will be featuring a 5-course, prix-fixe menu for $115/pp in the dining room and an a la carte menu in the bar. Sue Nixon and guests will be performing from 9pm-1am. Credit cards required to guarantee reservation. We hope you will join us!

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Serafina Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (49)
Neighborhood Gem (47)
Special Occasion (45)
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Romantic (43)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Cozy (33)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Authentic (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Notable Wine List (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Business Meals (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Healthy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Casual (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great meal, great service. Lousy parking.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 22, 2017

When in town, we always try and visit Serafina, glad to see the anchor still holding in the Eastlake neighborhood. We had exceptional service, and were greatly pleased to be able to sit on the patio before the evening "rush" and enjoy our wonderful meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Came for old classics, but they weren't on the menu this time around. I did not leave disappointed because the next closest dish ended up winning me over. I had the Prixe fixe lunch course which allowed me to get a salad before my pasta and the pasta was a half portion of the normal size. I enjoyed that very much.

I brought someone here for their birthday, they enjoyed the service, excellent food, and the wine choice by the dark-haired gal (she's a pro). They close prior to reopening at dinner but we never got rushed out. Kitchen closes at 2:30, and I never would have known had it not been mentioned. Such a lovely restaurant, will be back soon!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food and a great experience! The service was great too! I have two elementary age kids, and I would NOT bring them here. But, it was a great spot for a night out without the kids!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Give This Standby Restaurant Another Look !

For years I considered Serafina a good stand-by restaurant - one which I always knew I could get into if all the 'hot' and 'great' restaurants in Seattle were booked. It was consistently OK -sort of like a reliable Buick, but nothing special. How times have changed !!! This is now one of the restaurants I urge friends to try again and discover the superb quality of the menu, preparation and service of the 'new' Serafina. The patio is especially lovely during the summer and early fall months. I now consider this one of the best restaurants in Seattle. Rather than go into the perfection of the recipes and execution of the food, I would just urge everyone to try it for themselves.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 19, 2017

What a lovely find! Each dish was a thoughtful and wonderful execution of components. Sweetest mussels imaginable in my fish of the day entree. Lemon cheesecake was a standout! Will be back later this week!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

great great service. first time there, will definitely go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 15, 2017

With a Open Table/Serafina gift certifcate, my wife's birthday was celebrated well on the outside patio. Her pasta (made in house) dish was outstanding and my lamb chop was excellent. The lamb sausage was extraordinary and should be sold ala carte to take home. Order the mussels and rustic bread first and then you could amost get by with one shared entree. Great service. Wine prices a little too high/ Not sure about corkage. Will return for special occasions.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great pasta dishes and sauces. The fish, not so good. Took too long to get the check, and multiple servers just made things repetitive. The food here is usually quite good, but not everything was as up to par this time. Staff could be friendlier.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 14, 2017

A favorite Seattle Italian during our first 19 years here proves its merit again after returning from a nine year absence. Chose it for our 28th wedding anniversary and it exceeded expectations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was outstanding; all courses from cocktails - appetizers - salad - entrees and dessert! Service was as well; helpful, but no overbearing - just perfect. Such a delightful evening!
Highly recommend -

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

It's not anywhere anyway as good as it used to be. The romance is gone

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We enjoyed our birthday celebration dinner at Serafina immensely. The ambience was charming, the service was excellent, and the food was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We'll be back

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great tasting food and fabulous craft cocktails. This place is a little on the spendy side- I got the half portions of the pasta to save money ($16 for a half plate) and the texture and taste were excellent, but I didn't feel quite full at the end of my meal. They also have a really interesting idea with their infused spirits- you choose a flavored spirit and give the waiter your preferences and they craft an individualized cocktail for you. Good for a special occasion, great location and ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great food, feel and service. Serafina is a great, authentic place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Nice Italian restaurant. A little overpriced and overrated in my opinion

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The seafood pasta was excellent. Also love the green salad with buttermilk dressing.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Had a great meal - mussels were delicious and Lasagne perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Amazing 5 star food and service!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Attentive, personable and knowledgeable staff supporting finely prepared and attractively presented foods.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Our "go to place for special and more". We're always happy at dinner and after when going to Serafina.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Amazing food with excellent presentation, phenomenal staff and service. Beth was absolutely wonderful, pleasant and knowledgeable on menu and specials. Wine selection was good, wine Stewart was friendly with excellent knowledge of history and story of wine chosen
Thank you, eating on the back patio was perfect

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

My friend's Birthday. Beth was our wait person. She was excellent.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We notified the restaurant that this meal was for our honeymoon and no acknowledgement was given. Very average experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Excellent food and Erin was great

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I love this restaurant. We were catching up with old friends and we wanted to take our time. The waitress did an amazing job of giving us just the right amount of attention without forgetting about us! My only negative comment is that the outdoor chairs are not very comfortable. But the food, service and the atmosphere is top notch!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food is always amazing, so that was not a surprise. Our waiter may be the most outstanding server on the west coast - knowledgeable, accomodating, and fun!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Seasonal, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Everybody was awesome! We will be going back very soon!!

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Our experience was delightful. We started at the bar for a HH glass of wine and transferred to the patio in the back. It was a gorgeous day so the patio was quit crowded. The tables were very close together, so it's good if you are looking to make friends. Our food was amazing and a great value for the quality. Just be prepared to see the 3% surcharge on your bill. I overheard some confused diners discussing whether or not to tip.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great neighborhood place. Feels homey and comfortable. The summer soup was delish! Lasagna a bit dry . Pasta of the day wonderful! Sommelier brought us an extra glass of sparkling rose to compare with the bottle we purchased. Very sweet of him. Nice music ;-)

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great restaurant every time. Really like sitting on the outside patio during good weather

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The last two times I have had lunch at Serafina's (about 1:00PM to miss the business crowd); service has been unattentive, slow, agonizing slow to the extent we had to go the desk to ask for things. Food is alway cooked well but if I had that much time, my cooking would be good too.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food, server and overall experience was wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Perfect evening night out sitting on an outside courtyard garden. Nice variety of menu choices and seasonal specials. Wine recommendations were very good. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. My wife had a house salad while I had an grilled octopus appetizer. She, then had a house-made pasta and I, a salmon from the specials. Fresh and extremely tasty. We chose a chocolate dessert that is made in-house. The nicest restaurant experience during our two week visit to the Seattle area.

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great staff! Excellent food thanks for a fun evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I treated friends for lunch on a hot sunny day. Everything was perfect. We sat in the patio and it felt far away from all the construction and congestion currently in Seattle. Food and service were wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Makes Seattle seem cosmopolitan; lovely contemporary ambience always great staff
And the food? Give me more!
Mike

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 14, 2017

My only problem with the meal I had was that the sauce on the halibut was unpleasant. The halibut was cooked perfectly but tomato sauce, however artfully arranged on the place, along with the peas, just worked against the subtle flavors of the halibut. Harsh.
Our server was great, apologized for the time it took to bring us our entrees in the nicest possible way.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The outdoor back terrace is a gem. The pasta special I had with morels and asparagus was exceptional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Seasonal
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