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serafini's

2642 W.12th, Erie, PA
814-838-8111
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Ranked #36 of 338 restaurants in Erie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Not far off Hwy. 832 which goes right into Presque Isle Park
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Not far off Hwy. 832 which goes right into Presque Isle Park
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English first
Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I cannot believe my friends kept me from this restaurant for so long! Basically it is the type of restaurant that is like eating at someone's home. The entry is a very nice foyer, with a nice, separate bar area to the side. We were seated quickly in the large seating area, able to seat around 200. The menu has... More

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Dined on a Sunday for lunch. Ample parking. Nice atmosphere & great aroma in the restaurant. Many choices on the menu. LARGE portions. Enjoyable background music. Good service. Everyone at our table had something different. FRESH bread ! Presentation of orders were appealing. All enjoyed their meal. Spaghetti & meatballs, very yummy, more than enough for another meal the next... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I really wanted to like it here, but for what we paid ($20 each) it was not worth it. I ordered the Veal Marsala and my boyfriend ordered the Veal Parmesan. The Marsala sauce did not taste like Marsala sauce at all. It was more like mushroom gravy and lacked flavor. The veal was very chewy and greasy in both... More

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Chicago Suburbs
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Good Italian food. Had gnocchi and meatballs. Tasty sauce. Other review address their fresh pasta -- I'm not sure the gnocchi is home made, though. Attentive service.

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erie, PA
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

I finally convinced my husband to give Serafinis a try and BOTH of us ended up being very disappointed. First off, their food is way overpriced-- average priced dinner around $25. I haven't eaten there in over 20 years and remember their sauce as being the best-- not anymore. We both got the spaghetti which seriously tasted like the spaghettios... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The restaurant experience at Serafini's was above average, but the fresh pasta cannot be beat. Whenever we are in Erie we must make a visit to Serafini's for fresh pasta to go. I often dream about when away….One of the the BEST restaurants in Erie.

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Serafinis has years of history behind it and you can tell. The atmosphere is old world Italian and the restaurant is a nice size. The pasta and meatballs is excellent. Legend goes the old owner holds the recipe so it's a big secret!! We actually had lunch the last time we were there for Roar on the Shore. They accommodate... More

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

First trip back to Erie in 10 years, and the food is the same! Great taste, great price and excellent potions. We had a party of 9, and I had the gnocchi which was fantastic. Can't wait to get back:)

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We dined here last evening with another couple. The restaurant is nicely decorated and the staff was friendly. We were seated etc in a timely manner. My husband and I ordered the crab stuffed flounder with side of baked potato. A tossed salad was served first. All four of us ordered this. All I can say is omg. My salad... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We like to give family owned restaurants our business, so we occasionally go to Serafini's. This restaurant has very pleasant Italian atmosphere and the servers are always pleasant. Their menu has a good selection and their made from scratch pasta is good. What I find annoying are their prices for a lot of their entrees. To me, they are high... More

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