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Serafina SF, San Francisco, CA
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Serafina SF

4.7
4.7
205 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

11:30 PM


Booked 32 times today

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 205 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Cozy spot trying hard food not up to expectations
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal. Two words, Very good!
  3. n

    newsboy

    Montreal

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    the menu was imaginative and innovative. food was outstanding with a unique variety of dishes for all tastes. Try the different pastas many of which you never see.
  4. LS

    LoriS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance
  5. L

    Lola

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The pasta special was not liked by anyone. When the owner noticed no one ate it, he took it off the bill. Unfortunately, a large group in the middle of the small restaurant was so loud it was hard to hear the person across from you speaking. Overall, consistently good service & delicious, interesting Italian dishes.
  6. T

    Tmcg

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Feel like you’re in Italy! Great service and the food is out of this world!
  7. I

    Iras

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serafina was great. I recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to eat.
  8. VB

    VickiB

    San Francisco

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful wait staff. Great menu with options for everyone. Delicious pastas.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance were amazing. They even prepared a special off menu plate for my friend. The views overlooking the bay and the bay bridge were awesome.
  10. S

    Steve

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic, from the bread, the Pinsa, the pasta, chicken and the dessert, all just really well done. We shared and tried many dishes, all were amazing. A real neighborhood gem. I look forward to going back and trying many of their other dishes.
  11. RS

    RuthS

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall the food is good, but the service felt rushed. I would go again if I was in the neighborhood, but not a destination place for me. note: I live in the East Bay and come to SF often for dinner with friends.
  12. DC

    DCarl1

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and great service!
  13. L

    Louise

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    We we're told we had to order immediately when we arrived as their kitchen closed at 10 (added info- We arrived at 9.45 and the booking was for 10) Feels like there's a way to avoid that happening. I will say the food was amazing though and once the staff stopped seeming inconcoveniensed by us, they were lovely too!
  14. VC

    ValriC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a wonderful meal from start to finish. We had excellent help in finding a wine we very much enjoyed, and the menu was varied enough to give anyone a lot of choice. My husband's grilled veal was perfectly cooked and very nicely presented and my gnocchi were very good. We shared a delicious grilled calamari salad before and enjoyed desserts - affoggato for me and torta della nona for my spouse. The staff was very solicitous, but discreet and professional. I only wish I lived in that neighborhood! Thanks for a lovely meal.
  15. LL

    LouisL

    San Francisco

    83 reviews

    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great table at 6:30pm. The service was very good and the food was creative and delicious. Relatively small restaurant that filled up shortly after our seating, making it a great dinner atmosphere. Would gladly return and recommend it to others.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waiter was lovely, food fantastic, and had such a nice date night!
  17. e

    eat2well

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice high-end options abound for the classic Italian fare at Serafina. ...Nice, representative list of Californian and Italian wines at a wonderful price point. The stuffed--locally sourced--Monterey Bay calamari were a hit all-around. We loved the pinsa piccante (a type of thin crust Roman pizza) for a primi piatti. Perfect for sharing for two or three. My wife enjoyed the evening special--lobster over a bed of homemade linguini and red sauce. I was in full-on "comfort food mode" this night, thorougly enjoying the pillowy-soft potato gnocchi with spare rib sauce. I'll work the gym harder the morning before we next visit Serafina and embrace their dessert list, as it looked wonderful. After dining, we recommend you stroll just a few paces across to the other side of Jones and take in the view to the East on this quiet cul-du-sac. The best of SF.
  18. A

    Alanna

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner at Serafina. Service was outstanding and food was delicious.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just awesome. Great servers & service. Food was excellent as was the wine list. Have rare types of wine - so great place in my book!! Totally recommend.
  20. SB

    ShaneB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good and authentic Italian food. Would highly recommend
  21. PY

    PaulY

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, cozy, quintessential City hideaway. It was a chilly night and we were warned by the service and excellent regional wines. The food was beautully prepared and presented, and though noone claimed to desire dessert, the shared tiramisu and lemon tart were devoured.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a cozy spot.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place and staff
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The stuffed calamari were very good. We each had a salad as well: the Caesar for me and the Beet salad for my husband. Both were delicious. I had the Risotto which was very rich and tasty. Our server, the Manager, was very friendly. He is from Capri and, as he says, knows fish. We will definitely be back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. We really enjoyed dinner and the conversation with our hosts. Thanks!
  26. CC

    CzeCze

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We felt rather crammed into our table as the restaurant is tiny and I think maybe they had not prepared for our reservation and threw something together for us. I will say the space could be very romantic for two people. The service was not great in my opinion considering the size of the restaurant. Food was good we tried several dishes though the eggplant was a bit bland. Overall definitely worth a visit especially if you are a party of two.
  27. U

    Upscalehealthynatural

    Los Angeles

    370 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    370 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic meal!! We loved the calamari and the halibut. The eggplant lasagna was also delicious. It is a very cozy, warm environment that is perfect for a date or getting together with friends.
  28. M

    Momof4

    New England

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great little gem. Found it on Open Table and so glad we did. Seems to be locally run. Small place. Excellent service and delicious food.
  29. S

    Sandy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. It felt just like being in Italy with the atmosphere and staff. It's a hidden gem and I am only taking people who I really love there. I selfishly don't want to let you know how wonderful this place is but I want them to do well so letting the secret out.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    If your party is not complete when seated, they will not let you ask for anythig to eat while waiting, the waiter has a very rude way of saying this We were missing one person and kept saying that we should not be ocupying a table. It was until We tried to leave that he changed his attitude I DO NOT RECOMEND THIS PLACE
  31. IM

    IsabellaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome italian food, very recommended, love the ambience
  32. F

    Foodjazz

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous new find! Great neighborhood, off the grid, restaurant.
  33. RG

    RobinG

    Sacramento

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We always have fun at Serafina. It is an intimate and rather romantic restaurant. I really like the wait staff and the food is authentic tasting and fresh.
  34. MT

    MikeT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    owner was sour and got in a fight with our waiter, who cussed at each other throughout our dinner. food was mediocre.
  35. l

    lynnb

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Excellent! The menu and food spot on. Order lots so you have left overs. The ambiance and service were super and fun. Don't forget to look across the street at a spectacular view of the lighted Bay Bridge.
  36. d

    david

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    an excellent neighborhood restaurant. Outstanding and well worth a return visit
  37. SB

    SkiierBGS

    Jackson Hole

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from AZ. The food was perfect for us, the service impeccable, and the owner/waiters are of fun character. We loved this place and would go back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing! Some of the most amazing service I’ve had in a while! The food was amazing and reasonably priced (for the area). Will definitely be back.
  39. JE

    JED25

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great table and delicious food! The burrata was perfect!
  40. SD

    SofiaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, we had a good time my friends and I for my birthday. Thank you !

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 4.7 stars by 205 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

11:30 PM


Booked 32 times today
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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