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Serafina

4.6
4.6
2465 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 43 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 2,465 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Romantic

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  1. PB

    PeterB

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner for our anniversary!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with amazing service. Really friendly and helpful staff. Had Perfectly cooked porkchop and rib eye for mains. Shared pasta and appetizers with friends everything was awesome.
  3. R

    Rachelgyrogirl

    Portland

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I've been coming to Serafina for years and the service and food never falters. The special was enjoyed tremendously. And the dessert was divine. However, we were put in a dark spot that made looking at the menu and our food almost impossible. Sadly, for me, it tempered my experience a bit.
  4. d

    davidi

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    lasagna was burned, rigatoni was cold, drinks were not brought until requested again to bring the order and the focaccia was also forgotten until waiter reminded....not a good way to spend an anniversary dinner. Disappointed because we have never been this disappointed at Serafina....focus and clean up your act.
  5. HE

    HealthyEater

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Wonderful ambiance and welcoming, attentive team. They’ve figured some shortcuts into their delivery. This is something smart given the shortage of great staff. Our food was warm not hot, the “hot” plates not hot. But the overall place really works and I mark the food temp up to a fluke. So I let it go and enjoyed the flavors which still shone through.
  6. CC

    ConorC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is an amazing restaurant and hits it out of the park every time. Highly recommend.
  7. JE

    JeremyE

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal at Serafina! Service was excellent and the dinner was fantastic!
  8. KF

    KeithF

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food, drinks, service, and ambiance at this Eastlake gem!
  9. PP

    ParkerP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an excellent dinner at Serafina as it has the other times that I have been there. Excellent level of service.
  10. VL

    VickyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Had a great meal this past summer but this fall meal did not measure up. Too much tomato sauce on lasagnas so couldn’t really taste the main dish. & bread was stale. Wine good.
  11. EA

    EleniA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Had colleagues in from out of town and each of us thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered.
  12. AD

    AnnieD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent and the portions were pretty generous.
  13. s

    stranpdx

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adorable and lively Italian spot in Eastlake. Delicious octopus and pasta. Staff were great. Visiting from out of town but definitely will return next time I’m in Seattle!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s an institutional Seattle spot for good reason; it’s consistent, staff is great, and ambiance is the right mix of casual yet elegant.
  15. S

    Silviu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don't dine a lot in Seattle proper, but this was my favorite dining experience in Seattle.
  16. V

    jimV

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Seated at an awkward location to start and then after moved food arrived luke warm
  17. PC

    PhilC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looking forward to going back! I would recommend Serafina to anyone.
  18. h

    hamckay

    Seattle

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely Place to celebrate our friends 50th. Thank you for making everyone feel so special. Everything was perfect
  19. AA

    AnnaA

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serafina provided an outstanding dining experience for me and my daughter. We celebrated her 28th birthday and everything was superb, from the perfect service to the delicious food. It was truly an extraordinary evening.
  21. M

    Millcreeker

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The table was dark so we had to use flashlights to see the menu. We went during restaurant week and the tomato base sauce on the first course seemed to be extremely similar to the tomato base sauce on the second course. My main dish was cold. Rockfish was extremely salty. Huge pieces of raw garlic. I picked out the two prawns and waited for my dessert, which was great.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre hockey game - Sat at a table in the bar. We brought friends with us, was their first time there and they loved it! Will definitely be back again soon!!!
  23. j

    jesse

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was amazing and the vibe was great. really amazing service and host!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great romantic place, but I miss the live music 🎶
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place
  26. TS

    TomS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was Very Slow and inattentive
  27. JG

    JasenkaG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience! We mostly loved our wine and Mike’s help in finding the right one for our specific likes. The atmosphere outside was wonderful and warm. Great vibe and great staff ✨👏
  28. LS

    LucSays

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places. Always great food and great service.
  29. DH

    DeniseH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a busy night and we enjoyed watching all the busy-ness. Service was very good, informative and unhurried. We are from Skagit County so we enjoyed the "big city" restaurant with the wonderful ambience and excellent food. I loved the Italian wines served by the glass. I meant this to be a special occasion for my husband and it easily hit the mark.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Overall good experience however food took forever to come out and waitress never communicated with us during that period how much longer it might be/apologized for the wait.
  31. e

    eliza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Party of 6 at an outside table was just perfect for our of town guest. The food was delicious but service made the dinner - even chimed in on a quick quiet sing along. Definitely recommend and will be returning.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My salmon was fabulous! I loved it. My husband’s pork chop was unfortunately fatty and disappointing.
  33. MA

    MasharnA

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    We had to wait 30 minutes for our table even though we had a reservation but the staff was nice about it. Everything else was great. Great food and environment
  34. c

    careme

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always. Great food. Great service. Beautiful courtyard seating soooo appreciated.
  35. J

    James

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While many other restaurants that survived Covid are showing signs of declining standards in food, service and ambience, Serafina shines with the same brightness it has always offered customers over the years. A Seattle gem!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely porch and great food as always. Homemade pasta is so good and new torte dessert is fantastic
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Poor and slow service even during slower periods like early dinner before rush and HB, but delicious food.
  38. k

    kathleens

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a rare restaurant experience where every aspect was outstanding. Perfectly balanced classic cocktail, crisp and simple salad, spicy pasta, delicious dessert, all served with a friendly professionalism. Serafina does not aim to be over the top except in overall excellence, and they succeed.
  39. MM

    MollyM

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really lovely meal. We had a lovely time. Staff is friendly and the food is great.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date nite! Server, Chloe, was a fantastic host and has waited on us twice now with the same warm manner and impeccable attention to our needs. In the bar, Todd, made delicious craft cocktails with his usual charm and great bar banter

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 4.6 stars by 2465 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 43 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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