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Serafina

#78 of 3,096 Restaurants in Seattle
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2043 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102-3509 (Boston St.)
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
(206) 323-0807
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 95
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    Very good
  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old-world Italian but a modern vibe

That title pretty much says it all. This is Italian food like you would find in a high-end restaurant in Italy, served up in an intimate but high-energy space. There's a charming courtyard, but even the interior tables feel like you could be sitting in a Tuscan garden. And the food -- simply... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

That title pretty much says it all. This is Italian food like you would find in a high-end restaurant in Italy, served up in an intimate but high-energy space. There's a charming courtyard, but even the interior tables feel like you could be sitting in a Tuscan garden. And the food -- simply spectacular. Fresh and simple ingredients prepared perfectly.... More 

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Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had the opportunity to visit Seattle and searched for Italian restaurants and we found Serafina and boy are we glad we did. The food was outstanding and the service was stupendous. Our waiter Kyle was so attentive knowledgeable and even went the extra mile to send us a round of drinks at a restaurant he recommended for lunch the... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Serafina is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Seattle. The atmosphere is amazing and the waitstaff is always friendly and knowledgeable. We recently got back from spending over two weeks in Italy and for our wedding anniversary we wanted to reminisce about our trip and the amazing food we had in Italy. We chose Serafina. Enough said.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We picked this restaurant from the Open Table gift card we had received. It was within walking distance of the relatives we were visiting, so it was a nice stroll through the neighborhood. We were seated promptly, although because it was crowded, we were up against a stage or something that made for some strange moves around us by the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a delightful restaurant! Nice outdoor patio enclosed with greenery and trres!! The menu is thoughtful and diverse as is the wine list & cocktails. I think however it may have gotten a bit too comfortable with their packed reservation list and are resting on their past. The place is delightful and has a great genuine neighborhood feel but... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We secured a last minute reservation and sat outside on the patio on one of those magical Seattle summer evenings, visiting the restaurant for the first time in a while. It was as good as we remembered : focused, friendly service, a creative cocktail selection and simply wonderful food. Kudos for maintaining a high standard and that special ambiance through... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We recently visited Serafina with out-of-town visitors and we had an excellent experience. The food was delicious, the cocktails were good and the service was very attentive. I would add one caveat and say that the dessert was not as good - I just thought they tried to be too innovative and lost some of the quality - I'm speaking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Italian ambience, quality food, good service House wine at lunch at $6 a glass Can be quiet later in lunch hour (1130 -230)

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We're in Seattle for an extended stay in south Lake Union and happened on Serafina. It's a great neighborhood place. My lasagna was amongst the best if not the best I've had. My wife had Mellanzana alla Serafina which was thinly sliced eggplant rolled around cheese and other stuffing. It was excellent as well. Sit outside, weather permitting. We'll definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great happy hour although bar is small and loud. Appetizers much less than same items on regular menu. Went outside after happy hour and had a lovely dinner on the patio. The special pasta of the day was fabulous, the lasagna predictable (but delicious) and the salad a nice compliment. The service was friendly and attentive. Will definitely visit again!

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Additional Information about Serafina

Address: 2043 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102-3509
Phone Number: (206) 323-0807
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2043 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102-3509
    (Boston St.)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 323-0807

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?