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Serafina SF, San Francisco, CA
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Serafina SF

4.7
4.7
349 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Serafina is a little gem of a restaurant, perched on top of Nob Hill, with views overlooking the city and Bay Bridge. Serafina was owner Maurizio Bruschi’s grandmother, and the name of her eponymous restaurant in the heart of Trastevere (Rome), where Maurizio first began making pizza at the age of 14. The executive chef is Umberto Cannarsa, a successful chef from Rome, who left his own restaurant in Rome to work with Maurizio again. The menu offers everything, including vegetarian options, but specializes in innovative Italian fish dishes, including fresh calamari, stuffed with olives, escarole, anchovies, drizzled with a potato leek sauce, as well as homemade pastas and dolci. The space is warm and elegant, where neighbors and friends can come together.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Fish
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 874-1936
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Umberto Cannarsa
  • Catering
    We will cater if you contact us. Please contact us at shannabruschi@gmail.com for more info.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us at serafina1sf@gmail.com for more info about private events. We will open for lunch events as well as dinner.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Union Square
  • Cross street
    Broadway
  • Parking details
    Parking is usually not an issue.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 349 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Neighborhood gem

349 Reviews
  1. ABAYAREACLASSIC

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Birthday Dinner! Pasta, Wine & Dessert were San Francisco’s best. Amazing Chef surrounded by the most charming staff. It was a perfect culinary experience.

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  2. MelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to Serafina with friends and had a superb evening. The staff were energetic and a lot of fun. We really had a wonderful evening. The food was also very good. It is a very small restaurant and we were lucky to be able to reserve a table. If you want to enjoy an authentic Italian experience, give it a try. We will be back.

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  3. Raee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing. The staff recommended the perfect wines for our dinner.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. dessertdiva

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So glad we visited Serafina! The food was incredible—like Sunday dinner at Nonni’s. The owners were so friendly. We had a lovely evening and can’t wait to go back the next time we are in town.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. ArtB

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    This was our third or fourth visit and the food simply was not up to par. Too bad.

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  6. DaBunni

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a TREAT! Sweet little neighborhood restaurant that is authentic to its core. Believe the hype about the lasagne. It’s (chef’s kiss!) and perhaps most surprising to me, the tiramisu! So light, perfectly sweet! And best of all, the really lovely service. So italiano! Good sense of humor, attentive, and fun! Book it, already!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden neighborhood gem with simple dishes prepared well, and gracious Italian hospitality. Fresh ingredients prepared with care: pinsas, salads pastas were all fantastic, wine list reasonably priced and kind service.

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  8. BethK

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always overeat at Serafina! The meal was made so much better when Zaza is our server! Our Caesar salads, Burrata, lasagna, gnocchi were spectacular! Thank you Zaza for another great meal!

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The food was nice and prompt. But the service rapidly declined after there was a confusion with the order. It was rude, intimating, and made the rest of the meal so uncomfortable, that we couldn’t wait to leave! Not a local, but would not recommend for any tourists.

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  10. GFOOD

    San Francisco

    267 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    267 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is delicious at Sersfina. It’s a small, comfortable, and authentic Italian food restaurant. It’s a delightful place for a great dinner. The pizza or pinza for me was the highlight of the meal! It’s a gourmet pizza that is exceptional. They do homemade bread, homemade lox, and everything is homemade. I definitely want to go back for more.

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  11. FireGirl

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always a pleasure to eat at Serafina. I have yet to find a dish that wasn't delicious....the risotto is one of my favorites. They have a terrific wine list and the staff is informed and charming!

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  12. PiyawanR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really yummy Italian food, felt so authentic. Really love the service and how friends they are!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated two birthdays Sunday. We enjoyed every morsel. We really enjoy eating at Serafina. Fabulous service always cheerful.

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  14. Benny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and amazing food! My favorite local restaurant. I’ll be back each month

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  15. ItalianAncestryandFoodie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fausto provided incredible service and the grilled calamari appetizer is one of the best dishes anywhere!!!

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  16. MikeL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You want authentic Italian food? A quiet small place with real Italians in the middle of Pacific heights? This is your spot.

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  17. BethK

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting. We had the perfect window table and the best server ever! Zaza was absolutely amazing! We started with the Caesar salad with anchovies and a beet salad. The salads were so fresh. Next we had the prosciutto and mushroom flat bread. Perfect combination! For our main courses we chose the penne with spicy tomato sauce. It was perfectly seasoned. We also had the tortellini and gnocchi with sparerib sauce. I just can't say enough about the food. Unfortunately we were stuffed so no dessert this time, but next time definitely! Looking forward to the lemon cake! Ask for Zara, he made our dinner perfect!

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  18. AndyS

    Denver

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very welcoming and personal service. Food good but not great. Several items on the menu that we wanted to order were not available.

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  19. KPSs

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Very nice wait staff. Friendly environment with a local feel. Food was good.

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  20. LionelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Background music was not great and got turned down after customers said they couldn't hear each other. That was much appreciated.

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  21. ORich

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this restaurant was I perfect. So much care and attention details goes into the entire experience.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, as always. Nice to know and come again and again.

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  23. MikeM

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We usually go to North Beach for Italian but had a show at SF Playhouse and wanted something a little closer. Serafina is truly a neighborhood gem by all accounts, in a lovely North Nob Hill location (seriously, a wonderful location). We mostly had the specials - seafood pasta and fettuccine with meat sauce. Delicious! Dessert was chocolate cream puffs with dark chocolate sauce and an espresso ice cream dish - fabulous. Wine recommendation was Italian, from Montepulciano - great recommendation and not overpriced. We will be back - always great to find an escape location with great food and atmosphere!

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  24. DodyM

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding friendly service with delicious food! We had the opportunity to meet the Chef and thank him for the amazing dinner. The staff made us feel welcomed and we loved the entire experience. Excellent food and outstanding service! Thank you! Dody & Mary

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  25. melissam

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant in San Francisco. Location on Russian Hill makes it an easy Uber ride to and from restaurant. Specials always tasty!

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  26. Spencer

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    A somewhat serviceable Italian resto but somehow lacking in character. The food felt perfunctory, like a plain square of lasagna on a white plate — no garnish, no side of cooked vegetable, just a piece of lasagna. It would be easy to find a better Italian restaurant anywhere else in the city. I wanted to like this place but in the end, it felt like they were just phoning it in.

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  27. RAinSF

    San Francisco

    240 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    240 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a true neighborhood gem. We, unfortunately, don't live in the neighborhood, but just a muni ride away. And we will memorize the route to get here, because we'll be repeat visitors. Started with a tasty caesar salad, then dug into a delicious prosciutto and mushroom pinse and a perfect cacio e pepe. Enjoyed a solid red wine throughout and ended with a lemon cake. Had a comfortable seat in the corner of the room and watched everyone enjoying their food as much as we did. Grazie mille!

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  28. SamM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owners where wonderful hosts. The food exceed all expectations and pleased the senses.

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  29. MaryV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was a lovely place with great service, food and parking. So close to the tourist areas but out of the traffic. They didn't have bruchetta on the menu but made it for me.

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  30. DKTProperties

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood Gem! Excellent service, delicious food and a reasonably priced wine list.

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  31. HankS

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a great neighborhood place. We have gone numerous times and always had great tasting food and

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  32. ElizabethL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cute neighborhood restaurant. Food was delicious! A little crowded (it’s small) and loud as the evening went on, but it just proves how good it is. A very friendly atmosphere.

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  33. Nickm007

    Vancouver

    250 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    250 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great tasty, authentic simple Italian food. Great, genuinely friendly service. A real neighbourhood gem.

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  34. DurhamFoodie

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! Wonderful, cozy, family-owned restaurant in a residential neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of the main thoroughfares. Thank you for an amazing experience!

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  35. LuvTravelandFood

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding neighborhood gem! Great menu and everything was excellent! They were very accommodating for a gluten free diner as well.

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  36. RebeccaP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner and amazing service. Can’t wait to come back. My guests loved it too!

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  37. melissam

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Absolutely loved this little gem of a restaurant. Italian through and through. We will be back!

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  38. joem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i love Serafina, the food, the ambiance and the vibe are wonderful. The waitstaff, esp Fausto are friendly, attentive and cater to yr every need. Try it, u will like it.

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  39. HeidiM

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Darling neighborhood authentic Italian restaurant with great menu options

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  40. DianeH

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian place. The food and service were top notch. Very friendly and attentive to our needs. Loved the half bottle of wine from Italy.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Serafina SF offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 874-1936.

Serafina SF is rated 4.7 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

Serafina SF does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Google Map for Serafina SF

1701 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94109-2110

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Union Square
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Fish
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is usually not an issue.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Umberto Cannarsa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 874-1936
  • Catering
    We will cater if you contact us. Please contact us at shannabruschi@gmail.com for more info.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us at serafina1sf@gmail.com for more info about private events. We will open for lunch events as well as dinner.
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