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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

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (48)
Good for a Date (47)
Special Occasion (46)
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Romantic (45)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Cozy (33)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Authentic (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Business Meals (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Notable Wine List (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Seasonal (9)
Healthy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Casual (7)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (6)
Late-night Find (5)
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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Simply......great food, superb service, and great atmosphere. It is a bit on the noisy side, but what do you expect from a pact restaurant during the holiday season?

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Except for the noise level, Serafina is a great restaurant with excellent service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

Lunch took one hour to be served. The meal was mediocre at best. Very disappointing

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

EXCELLENT!!! As always :-)
A favorite gathering place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

I came for a business lunch and as always, the food was overall very good. I had the limone and papardelle; flavors were good but brussel sprouts a bit undercooked. The restaurant was full, so things may have been rushed a bit in the kitchen.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Serafina is well known here as the best restaurant around.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

An absolutely wonderful please to eat. Food is always delicious- service great. A neighborhood Italian restaurant feel that is hard to find in Seattle.
One of my favorites for a long time.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Lovely evening, in all respects! We went tonSerafina to celebrate my husband's birthday and will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Seasonal, Romantic
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

This is the second time we’ve been to Serafinas. The food is top notch, the service is great. My only complaint is that it is pretty loud during the dinner hour if you are seated inside. For any meal, but especially a more pricey meal, I’m looking for the social aspect that makes a special meal special.
I wouldn’t turn down a reason to go to Serafinas but I’d love a little more soundproofing. All in all a great place.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Whether a quick pasta course or a full fledged leisurely dinner, the food is always great. The wine recommendations always a perfect match. Cozy neighborhood spot that we travel 20 minutes to get to, ‘cuz it’s just that good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Quick Bite, Authentic, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Serafina is our favorite restaurant in Seattle - and there are a LOT of great restaurants in Seattle. Serafina always delivers a memorable, delicious experience and we never tire of going there (we have been regulars for nearly twenty years). We go there for date night and special occasions, and we take out of town friends and clients there, knowing that it is a sure thing. The only downside to Serafina is street parking in the Eastlake neighborhood, which is reserved for residents with permits and strictly enforced. You WILL get a ticket if you park on a side street. Finding a place to park on Eastlake Ave is about the only option and it is a real challenge. Obviously, we think Serafina is worth it. We like everything on the menu, but when halibut is in season Serafina's preparation is especially notable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Never disappoints! Always a great spot for lunch or dinner. You can't go wrong with anything you order. We've never had a bad meal, always delicious!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Excellent! Duck confit ravioli were perfect. The misto was delicious too.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wow! Our fave restaurant totally outdid themself for my birthday dinner. I had my fave, melanzanne, and we also had the arancini for appetizer. My hubby had the pasta with lobster sauce, clams and other fish and he loved it!! It’s his fave now!! He talked about it for three days! He had the special dessert which was fab and I had the special cheesecake which was amazing.
Staff are always friendly and professional and honestly a lot of the reason we keep going back!!
Special thanks to Beth, Kyle, Kelly, and Gabriel for making my birthday so special! They make getting older fun and delicious!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My lasagna was so delicious that I dreamed about it overnight.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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