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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.
Seattle, WA 98102
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
$31 to $50
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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.
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.
*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).
Eastlake Ave. E & E. Newton St.
Eastlake Ave. E & E. Howe St.
Eastlake Ave. E & Lynn St.
Boylston Ave. E & E. Boston St.
Fairview & Campus Drive
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
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
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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