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Serafina SF, San Francisco, CA
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Serafina SF

4.8
4.8
266 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 23 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    Umberto Cannarsa

  • 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 266 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. LG

    LynG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service wonderful!
  2. p

    pickypen

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous little spot. Authentic Italian food which is excellent. Highly recommend
  3. PM

    PhilipM

    Leicestershire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is great place, way way better than many others we’d visited in SF. The staff are amazing as is the food and the vibe. 👏👏👏👏👏
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Was very impressed. Would definitely return!
  5. T

    Thom

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BRAVO!!!! Fabulous food! Great service! Wonderful location!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Mediocre experience all around. We would have liked more privacy. It felt like we were dining with the owners/servers.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location and ambiance was classy and also homey. Staff was friendly as ever and authentically Italian. And best of all was how amazing the food was. I’d recommend anyone visiting SF to try this gem.
  8. S

    Silvia

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding little Italian restaurant in San Francisco that makes you feel like you are in Italy. The staff is so welcoming. We even had a visit from the chef to check on us and told us how he prepared the most delicious buttered sage raviolis. The prices were super reasonable and the ambiance was perfect. I can’t wait to go back and visit again.
  9. SF

    SFscot

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent and well prepared. Small space was clean and tidy.
  10. J

    Joev

    Atlanta

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing friendly service with an array of delicious Italian cuisine
  11. AL

    ALISOND

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent authentic food & service!
  12. p

    paolat

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a jewel and the meal was delicious!.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serafina is a gem on the top of the hill! Authentic Italian food and the service is top notch. We had a reservation for 8, but 11 showed up! The server quickly adjusted and set a table for 11. He was fantastic all night long, offering food and beverage suggestions, all of which were great! We had a great time. I couldn’t recommend this more enthusiastically!
  14. m

    marcydog

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, outstanding food. A gem in Russian Hill!
  15. J

    Johnnyo

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It felt like we were in Italy. Delicious authentic food and friendly service.
  16. BT

    BarryT

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Attentive service. Fabulous food. Neighborhood vibe.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic time at Serafina. Service was amazing, we ordered entrees to share and they split it up into multiple courses, each with two small plates. Easy and fast and the food was fantastic, especially the risotto. Bread was wonderful too but would’ve been better if warmed.
  18. K

    Kimberlee

    Phoenix

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Fun evenings with friends in a great neighborhood restaurant that was walkable. The food was creative and delicious. I do suggest some sort of curtain to block the view of the bathroom door opening and closing for the table seated directly to the right of the bathroom entrance. I will definitely ask for a specific table next time.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with a neighborhood feel.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little Italian restaurant with amazing views and even better food! The staff was attentive and friendly.
  21. AD

    AmyD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful Birthday dinner. All the food surpassed our expectations, especially the rack of lamb! The service was personal & fun.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!!
  23. JR

    JenR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is our go to for Italian in the city, the two gentleman running the place are fabulous! We haven't had anything we didn't love and the view is perfect, highly recommend, don't hesitate! :)
  24. CB

    CanadianBacon

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just the cutest and quaint spot with an absolutely lovely menu. Very authentic and some great wine options. But be warned - there is a hill to climb to get there if you're walking but SO WORTH IT
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Completely blown away with this truly authentic Italian experience. From the service, the ingredients, the environment, and the absolutely amazing food, I don’t think I’ve ever sat at a table that quiet while everyone focused on eating their meals. If you want good Italian food and to be well taken care of, go here.
  26. S

    Sfdiner

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Expensive for pasta and for being a local restaurant. Service was friendly
  27. M

    Mhkk

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, charming service, lovely experience!
  28. ME

    MauricioE

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian close to Nob Hill. Nice ambience that makes you feel good.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice, home style Italian food, fantastic and friendly service.
  30. T

    Tina

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good as always!
  31. LD

    LisaD

    Las Vegas

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wine and beer only. Cute local Italian restaurant in Nob hill. The waiters were great and we enjoyed our dinner
  32. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    The restaurant is quaint and in a great location. Things started out well, as we were seated quickly and the appetizers were fantastic! But once they got busy, the restaurant was extremely loud. Then the service also declined. I had to ask for water refills at least four or five times, and we were never offered a second glass of wine. And both entrees were just mediocre. But we'll definitely give it another try.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent all around. Accommodated a group of 8 and the food was fantastic. If you’ve never eaten here you definitely should!
  34. CJ

    ChloeJ

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Authentic Italian food. The service was wonderful and the grilled calamari was to die for. Will be returning soon!
  35. EH

    EamanH

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner experience with great food, wine, service, and atmosphere.
  36. LV

    LouiseV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and had a partial view of the Bay Bridge, on a warm SF evening. The waiter was great and fun to chat with. He also helped with the difficult choices on appetizers and wine! The food was authentic Italian cuisine. We loved the grilled calamari appetizer. The gnocchi with the spare rib sauce were excellent , but the most unique dish was the Bosc pears, chives and gorgonzola. I highly recommend sharing dishes! The wines by the glass were very good. I really enjoyed the Vermentino and the Barbera was also very good. The pannacotta with chocolate and strawberry was delicious.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed an exquisitely prepared meal at this charming gem of a restaurant on Nob Hill. Obviously popular with locals
  38. N

    Nutty

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Friendly staff. Calamari excellent. Tasty veal chop fish terrible overcooked sitting in water
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service, food, location. Truly. We booked this reservation really quite last minute and they still served us very well and had the table prepared. There was one very rowdy loud party that was about 8 people and they kept cheering and yelling like they were at a pub. I don’t want this to reflect on the restaurant but everyone in the place was staring at them in annoyance. The servers couldn’t really do anything without risking upsetting that party. So I understood. But was just hard to even hear the people at my table because it is a small quaint place. So normally I’d assume if there’s no rowdy party the quaint ambiance is amazing
  40. KP

    KennethP

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A small (seating 30-35), lightly decorated, almost barren space located on a corner of the block, Serafina was less than what the reviews offered. The beverage menu is focused on wine consumption, no bar, and the soft drink assortment was weak. Service was good and attentive. I figure my experience would have been better if I was a drinker but I am not. My son and wife say they enjoyed their meals. I was however disappointed by a red sauce based pasta dish with "crab". Finding crab in this dish was a trial- at the bottom of the pasta was a small crab leg, devoid of any significant meat. Prices did not reflect the food product.

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

You can order delivery directly from Serafina SF using the Order Online button. Serafina SF also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 874-1936.

Serafina SF is rated 4.8 stars by 266 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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