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Serafina

4.8
4.8
2383 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Serafina opened its doors in 1991 as an intimate neighborhood restaurant located along Eastlake between the University and Downtown. 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Northwest, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 323-0807

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christian Chandler

  • 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 general manager, Kelley Kieser, can help with arrangements for rentals, decorations, musicians, florists and photographers.

  • 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

    Kelley Kieser: (888) 491-8253

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Union / Eastlake

  • Cross street

    Boston St.

  • Parking details

    <br />*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:<br />Eastlake Ave. E & E. Newton St.<br />Eastlake Ave. E & E. Howe St.<br />Eastlake Ave. E & Lynn St.<br />Boylston Ave. E & E. Boston St.<br />Streetcar:<br />Fairview & Campus Drive

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,383 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Romantic

  • Seattle

    Italian

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  1. r

    rte1

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We requested outdoors, for party of 4, and the patio was delightful. Shade under a trellis, nice separation from other diners, ambiance reminded our out-of-town guests of their time in Rio de Janeiro. Everything we tried was simply delicious. Service was stellar, helpful without hovering. Interesting flavor combinations: our waiter recommended the burrata appetizer with fresh grilled peaches, balsamic vinegar, pistachios and pickled onions. Yes. We also had a delicious meatball appetizer, and 3 different pasta entries, each cooked to perfection. Excellent mild Venetian chardonnay. For dessert the canoli was especially tasty. Enjoy a relaxed evening, and satisfy your taste buds, your stomach, and your spirit. . .
  2. JR

    JayyyR

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an enjoyable experience? Great accommodations and service. Food service was excellent—and presentation was top shelf. Each item was explained as served to the table Michelin-quality. Highly recommend for business or casual dining. Away from the tourist hustle downtown as well.
  3. W

    Woman

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Overhyped and not worth it. Had a dinner reservation and the hostess barely acknowledged us. We got put at a table next to the entrace of the restrooms. Did we get profiled because we're Asian and the clientele for this restaurant was mostly White? The place was also too dark, quite hot (no A/C?), and loud inside which added to my generally bad feelings about this place. Service was slow and main dishes took ~45 mins to arrive after appetizers. Worst of all these things, the food itself was a disappointment. I won't even bother going through the pathetic appetizers we received, but for mains, we ordered the casarecce with duck confit andthe squid ink spaghetti. These are their most popular dishes according to Yelp. Both were bland and not much too them for the price. Overall, had a horrible time. Not coming back. I can recommend several awesome American/Italian restaurants that are more worth your time: Spinasse, Artusi, Haymaker, Autumn, Carrello...even Tavolàta is a step up.
  4. M

    Maddietom

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Many dishes we had at our table of four were delicious. Certainly Serafina is an institution . But don’t order the squid ink pasta. Who needs a scrawny amount of shrimp and a giant pile of no-taste black pasta? Everything else was great
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    the food was wonderful. However, we waited over an hour and a half for our entrees.
  6. JU

    JanieU

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very pleasant, relaxed and delicious food.
  7. k

    kait

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a lovely meal on the pack patio at Serafina. The burrata starter was delicious as were our entrees. The patio is beautiful and had a great sunshade to block the setting sun. Would definitely return for another date night.
  8. p

    pinkrink

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicous and fresh! A great restaurant for a date night or an evening with friends where you can actually talk. That being said, limited vegan and gluten free options + charged a cake cutting fee. I wish they had been more upfront about that given I had indicated this was for a celebration.
  9. ML

    MattL

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ah-maz-ing! Food was out of this world delicious. Staff was attentive and accommodating. 10 out of 10 will return. Great neighborhood restaurant. Perfect for a special occasion or date night. Two of us had: Bruschetta Chickpea purée, preserved citrus, pistachio sesame dukkah • green olive tapenade, Mama Lil’s peppers • smoked fish, caper-dill aioli • house bread, Polpo Braised octopus, fregola sarda, tomato, currant, anchovy, pine nut, caperberry, pangrattato for appetizers…. Gnudi English pea, ricotta, foraged mushroom, Marsala crema, fines herbes full portion and king salmon (not on the online menu but it was fantastic) Plus drinks which were equally as good as the food. Thanks for a great night out!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service. Would highly recommend for a fun night out and high quality Italian.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente lugar, gran servicio y la comida deliciosa.
  12. DG

    DebbieG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is both delicious and very creative! We've been to Serafina one time before and were impressed with the quality of the food, the inventiveness, the ambiance, the really great wait staff. So we went there again for our Saturday date night, and Serafina did not disappoint! I have the rigatoni which was done to perfection and my husband had the salmon ravioli, also delicious! And everything was served (we had appetizers too) at the right time--not too soon or come altogether with our main meal! And our server didn't hover, checking with us every two seconds. He would stop by periodically and that was it! So we were able to enjoy our dinner pretty much uninterrupted! This place is now our go-to date night place for sure! Go! You won't be disappointed!
  13. S

    Shellran

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our all-time Seattle favorite restaurants. We've been coming here for over 20 years, and the food quality and impeccable service has never wavered. Love everything about this place, but especially their food, and wine list.
  14. PB

    PamB

    Portland

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Sat at the bar. The bartender took our order. I asked for a modification to a dish. When it came it lacked some of the constituents. I asked for them, politely. When they came, they were presented by a manager who said that I asked to speak to him. I had not. My interpretation is that the bartender took offense in some way, and instead of bringing the items herself chose to present me as a problem to the manager. I was properly offended. I will not go back.
  15. M

    Marta

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lasagna is killer. Pasta with duck confit and fava beans amazing. Try to sit on the back patio in the summer if you can. Love this place.
  16. JH

    JillianH

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    What could be nicer than a beautiful Seattle evening outside at Serafina? The meal was delicious (although the squid ink spaghetti was a little too spicy for my taste)
  17. m

    mel2

    Seattle

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about dining at Serafina is fabulous. We got a table outside on a lovely summer evening and it was perfect.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing dining experience. Everything we had was incredible and it was also a nice atmosphere with great service.
  19. JC

    JessicaCarmen126

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come out from Florida once a year and we always come here first thing. Outstanding food and the service is always so great.
  20. CB

    CharlieinBellevue

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our special anniversary dinner. Unfortunately, our reservation was at same time as a large party, which slowed our entree delivery. Our server and the manager made it right. We had the perfect seat for an extended dinner, so the situation could have been worse. The food and wine were all 5 stars. The staff obviously was stretched thin and management doing best to bounce back from pandemic difficulties. We’ll be back.
  21. s

    stephanief

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Awesome food—bruschetta, gnudi, salads, yum!! Gigondas wine was spectacular, too. Our family/extended family had a blast. It’s a lively, but intimate space—almost feels like Italy :-) Service was good, but not warm and fuzzy :-)
  22. C

    Christi

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful outdoor patio that makes you feel you are away from the city
  23. JC

    JillaynaC

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a good place. Tables are close together and you do feel a little crowded but the food is always delicious
  24. g

    glusberg

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, modern, innovative food. Cooked perfectly (al dente!) and served with grace.
  25. G

    Glenn

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very consistent food and service quality. We always go there on special occasions
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful dinner. A Seattle institution
  27. CP

    ChrisP

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliably great food!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the place. Nice bar and very good bartender. Cocktail menu had nice selections and the bar was well stocked. The food was excellent and the manager and wait staff were really attentive. The menu had a lot of choices. We had several appetizers for the table to share and everyone loved them. Stuffed dates, bruschetta, burrata and the ravanello salad. The pastas were very good. Tried the squid ink spaghetti and the duck confit pastas. Loved them. We finished with the pork tenderloin and pork belly entree and it was delicious. Wine list was very good and as expected Italian wine focused. Had 2 bottles recommended by staff and both were great. They didn’t try to push the more expensive wines on us. They recommended what they liked and both were great.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the patio which is always a pleasure. Christine was absolutely lovely - gave us plenty of time with apps before getting our food order. Right level of attentiveness. All the food was delicious…every single plate!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great dinner!
  31. TK

    TerriK

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    One of my all time favorite restaurants in Seattle.
  32. ML

    MichaelL

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    our family had birthday dinner on 7/12 for my wife. To start, the server accidentally spilled one of appetizers asparagi on me by accident which was not a big deal. Then my wife ordered one of daily specials that had chorizo in the dish and it was so salty she had difficult time finishing it and I didn't bother to tell the wait staff which was a mistake. Then after finishing entrée, one of bussers came and asked if he can pull, or reposition the table so people can have an easier access to other tables, which was rude. It got so busy we felt like the server lost track of us and we decided to leave. We didn't enjoy our dinner, and it ruined my wife's 53rd birthday dinner, we will never visit this restaurant again.
  33. m

    mateo

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serafina is a bit out of the way for us but we love going there to celebrate any and all things. The very professional staff and amazing menu have always brought us back. We love Serafina and can’t wait to dine again!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Romantic vibe with good food and great service. Nice Vegetarian options as well and the cocktails were tasty!
  35. AL

    AlidaL

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent attentive friendly service. Delicious, interesting, and careful food.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent experience at Serafina celebrating my son’s birthday. Meredith made sure everything was perfect for the special occasion. The food, service and special attention was why we love coming to this little gem. Ciao
  37. D

    Dani

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great. Some of the best Italian I’ve had in Seattle. The service was great as well! Making this one of our regular spots!
  38. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. The service and food are exceptional! It's a great place to celebrate (or just eat). Portions are a little minimal. Order more, I guess!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as always. Highly recommended
  40. GN

    GaryN

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was good although was a little slow in places because of how busy it was.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Serafina using the Order Online button. Serafina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 323-0807.

Serafina is rated 4.8 stars by 2383 OpenTable diners.

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 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Serafina

2043 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Boston St.

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Union / Eastlake

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Northwest, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    <br />*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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christian Chandler

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 323-0807

  • 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 general manager, Kelley Kieser, can help with arrangements for rentals, decorations, musicians, florists and photographers.

  • 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

    Kelley Kieser: (888) 491-8253

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