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Serafina

4.8
4.8
2310 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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Booked 47 times today

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

Popular dishes

Menu

Tuesday-Thursday 5-9pm, Friday-Saturday 5-10pm, Sunday 5-9pm

Antipasti

  • Ravanello$10.00

    Butter lettuce, radish, pickled shallot, chive, tarragon, buttermilk vinaigrette

    • Limone$11.00

      Baby kale, radicchio, frisée, anchovy vinaigrette, soft boiled egg, crouton, Reggiano

      • Burrata$18.00

        Delicata squash, pickled grape, hazelnut, saba, black pepper cracker

        • Verdure$14.00

          Grilled broccolini, romesco, Calabrian oil, toasted almond

          • Arancini$14.00

            risotto fritto, mushroom, broccoli, piquillo, Valle d'Aosta fonduta, pickled chanterelle

            • Bruschetta$15.00

              Chickpea purée, preserved citrus, pistachio-sesame dukkah; Green olive tapenade, Mama Lil's peppers; Smoked fish, caper-dill aioli; house bread

              • Polpo$16.00

                Braised octopus, white bean, 'nduja, peperonata, parsley sauce, pangrattato

                • Polpettine$15.00

                  Beef and pork meatballs, green olive-tomato sauce, smoked mozzarella, gremolata

                  • Pane$5.50

                    House focaccia, house-infused olive oil

                    Pasta

                    • Bucatini$25.00

                      Foraged mushroom, black truffle butter, rosemary, Pecorino

                      • Spaghetti$17.00

                        Squid ink spaghetti, prawns, anchovy butter, Calabrian chili soffritto, black garlic crumb

                        • Orecchiette$17.00

                          Fennel sausage, rapini, goat horn pepper, oregano, Pecorino Romano

                          • Rigatoni Bolognese$16.00

                            Anderson Ranch lamb, pork fennel sausage, tomato, marjoram, Pecorino

                            Secondi

                            • Tonno$35.00

                              Ahi tuna, caponata, smoked chili, pine nut, salmoriglio, artichoke fritto

                              • Maiale$34.00

                                Pork tenderloin, belly confit, parsnip, green apple, romanesco, 25 year balsamico

                                • Melanzane$25.00

                                  Eggplant involtini, ricotta, basil, tomato, cappellini aglio e olio

                                  • Lasagna$26.00

                                    Lamb, pork, and beef ragù, ricotta, tomato, béchamel, Grana Padano

                                    • Bistecca$50.00

                                      12 oz New York steak, broccolini, fingerling potato, smoked marrow butter, red wine jus

                                      Dolci

                                      • Crostata$12.00

                                        Pistachio-ricotta tart, cinnamon cream, honey syrup, pistachio brittle

                                        • Éclair$12.00

                                          Tiramisu éclair, espresso, chocolate, rum crème anglaise

                                          • Affogato$8.00

                                            Vanilla gelato, Illy espresso, biscotti

                                            • Biscotti$8.00

                                              Assorted Italian cookies

                                              Last updated: April 17, 2022

                                              What 2,310 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
                                              • 4.8Food
                                              • 4.8Service
                                              • 4.7Ambience
                                              • 4.5Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              • Seattle / Eastern Washington

                                                Italian

                                              • Seattle

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                                              1. t

                                                taytay

                                                Philadelphia

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing date night. Food was excellent and there were so many nice little things that made the meal top notch. The timing of plates coming out, sharing plates were prewarmed, super friendly wait staff, cozy table - just an all around fabulous experience. The only negative in my mind is the lack of cheaper drink options. But the food was absolutely some of the best I've had in Seattle.

                                              2. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Philadelphia

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing food and experience, highly recommend

                                              3. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall2food2service5ambience5

                                                The pastas we tried were mediocre and exceptionally salty. Service was excellent, just disappointing food.

                                              4. RS

                                                ReyS

                                                San Diego

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Very good food!

                                              5. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New England

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Can't ever go wrong with this place. Beautiful setting, delicious food, fantastic and friendly service

                                              6. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Seattle

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Incredible service as usual!

                                              7. CK

                                                CoreyK

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                delicious food. everything we ordered was delicious from the bread to the entrees. Melinda was very helpful

                                              8. LE

                                                LoriE

                                                Seattle

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A very excellent experience. Food and service were the best?

                                              9. J

                                                Jobu

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great place! Even after 30 years the food is still outstanding.

                                              10. M

                                                Manni

                                                Seattle

                                                7 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                Dined at Serafina on Mother’s Day and the food was great as always. The menu however has not changed for a while and would welcome some new items. The service was prompt and exceptional

                                              11. P

                                                secondsPlease

                                                Seattle

                                                7 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                our server was a bit curt when we asked about the menu - seemed like the staff was overloaded. Otherwise, we liked the food and ambience, and for that, i would recommend trying it, and maybe we'll try it again.

                                              12. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Seattle

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                Came for Mother’s Day brunch around lunchtime, service is always exceptional and this was no different. But first time for a daytime meal and unfortunately was disappointed in the food, though this is one of our favorite dinner spots. The buratta starter was great, but the avocado toast I could’ve done without and the secondi carbonara was bland. The wine is always delicious and definitely still had a nice time with my family in this lovely establishment.

                                              13. CD

                                                ChardonD

                                                Seattle

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Beautiful European setting. The service and food are amazing!

                                              14. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Seattle

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Food was fabulous, it's a great space, friendly server - a generally great mother's day brunch!

                                              15. j

                                                jitterbug099

                                                Seattle

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely Mother's Day Brunch! Great food, drinks, and service :)

                                              16. DR

                                                DixieR

                                                Seattle

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We were extremely lucky to find this wonderful place for Mother’s Day brunch!!! Unbelievable service and delicious food!! This was the best Mother’s Brunch Menu and food I have seen and had!! Enjoyed the restaurant’s atmosphere and staff!! Thank you for having a wonderful brunch!! I am one thankful momma!! We will be back!!

                                              17. S

                                                Steve

                                                Seattle

                                                61 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                61 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Don't hesitate. It's great!

                                              18. KC

                                                KCKS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food and server was very knowledgeable of menu item.

                                              19. MG

                                                MuniraG

                                                Seattle

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Mother's Day weekend dinner and everything was perfect! Food, wine, service all amazing.

                                              20. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always a great time a d experience at one of our favorite restaurants!

                                              21. LR

                                                LisaR

                                                Seattle

                                                14 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Love the atmosphere and energy this venue has. Food was good and service was excellent.

                                              22. j

                                                jeff

                                                Seattle

                                                40 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                40 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We’ve been going to Serafina for years and it’s constantly a great dining experience. Staff is great and the ambiance is cozy. We’ll be going back for sure!

                                              23. IH

                                                IngHen

                                                Seattle

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Decided to have an early Mother’s Day dinner with a friend who flew in late in the evening from Alaska. Had the squid pasta with shrimp and the flavors were wonderful. As an appetizer we shared a wild greens salad -like a Caesar, with a miso/anchovy dressing and extra white anchovies on top. -delicious! Desert was the only thing that was soso. Had the pistachio crusted cake and expected more pistachio flavor or anything else spectacular but it did not deliver. Nevertheless still very good plus, the option to select between different portion sizes is awesome. Didn’t want to stuff myself late in the evening. The only question I had is about the surcharge they charge! Is this still a Covid surcharge or a kitchen staff surcharge or. I would prefer if they would add this to the menu prices.

                                              24. HO

                                                HelenaO

                                                Vancouver

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Thank you for a phenomenal evening! Our group of 6 loved everything - the food, our service, the decor and ambience. Keep up the great work

                                              25. B

                                                Braeden

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Delicious, and amazing service.

                                              26. RB

                                                RobertB

                                                Washington DC

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We go back to Serafina‘s every year so celebrate our first date and my wedding proposal. We missed a few years with the pandemic but we’re glad we’ve been back this year, and the experience is even better than we remembered it thank you. Excellent food and service.

                                              27. DB

                                                DonB

                                                Seattle

                                                3 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                The pork was well overdone. This is normally a very reliably good restaurant but not last night.

                                              28. AF

                                                AnneF

                                                Vancouver

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                The service was great- when we asked to be moved to a different table at first, they were able to do so with no problem. When the first glass of wine I ordered didn't taste quite right, they brought me a different one to try first, and there was no problem. The food was great, as usual, and the service was kind and prompt. We have been going to Serafina for years, and it is always a favorite place.

                                              29. DR

                                                DanaR

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Attentive, responsive service and top-shelf cocktails and cuisine. Well worth the money.

                                              30. IK

                                                IKerner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent service and excellent food! Staff was absolutely wonderul! Will be returning.

                                              31. JA

                                                JessicaA

                                                Seattle

                                                22 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                22 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food was super, interesting cocktail list, attentive service, and fantastic wine list. We were out with 2 other couples and we all had a fantastic time.

                                              32. L

                                                Livy

                                                Philadelphia

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                What a wonderful experience my husband and I had recently at this restaurant! The food was absolutely delicious and we cannot wait to go back to this Eastlake gem.

                                              33. j

                                                jamwilson

                                                Seattle

                                                104 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                104 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent meal & service. We had the burrata to start which was fresh & flavorful. Entrees were Bucatini & the Rigatoni Bolognese which were also a taste treat. Service was attentive but not overbearing. My only complaint would be the tables are very close together. Also parking is a challenge. But a 1st rate dinner!

                                              34. AB

                                                AshBash

                                                Chicago

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent staff excellent food excellent everything!

                                              35. B

                                                Bitonio

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great experience, we couldn't be happier. The venue is lovely, so is the neighborhood. We had cocktail, appetizers, main courses and desserts, everything was prepared with a lot of attention to details: the presentation, the little details that makes every plate to pop visually and on your palate. It is one of these restaurant you know you will come back, sooner than later! Kudos to the Serafina team, it was delicious!

                                              36. NR

                                                NovaR

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Incredible food, friendly and efficient staff, beautiful ambience.

                                              37. J

                                                Judy

                                                Seattle

                                                17 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                17 reviews

                                                Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Consistently one of the best restaurants in Seattle with excellent food and service.

                                              38. K

                                                Kelvin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                The ambiance was perfect! My girlfriend and I sat outside and the temperature was just right. The food was delicious and the desert we ordered was savory. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! Thank you for an amazing anniversary meal!

                                              39. m

                                                mel2

                                                Seattle

                                                117 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                117 reviews

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We really had outstanding service. It was over the top! And the food was absolutely delicious. It remains one of my favorite restaurants.

                                              40. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Seattle

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                A Seattle classic.

                                              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 2310 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                              Booked 47 times today
                                              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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