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serafini's

2642 W.12th, Erie, PA
814-838-8111
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Ranked #37 of 340 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
Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We ate here the night before a half-marathon thinking that italian food was a safe choice. I wish that were true. While most of the food tasted good, my husband received his shrimp pasta with almost raw shrimp. We figured it out after he had eaten a couple and thought that they didn't taste right. When we brought it to... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As a biased New Yorker by birth, I am always skeptical of Italian food outside the New York metro area. However, I have rarely had as good a meal as at Serafini's. It is the real deal and made me conclude who needs New York!

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is great place but getting a little pricey but you can never go wrong with Serafini's! Service was excellent.

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Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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