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Serafina

#62 of 3,090 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
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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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, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Fun & Tasty Brunch!

I have always heard about Serafina, but never ventured north along Lake Union to find it. When a Living Social coupon offered Champagne Brunch it was the perfect opportunity for a date with my husband! We were smitten with the atmosphere as soon as we walked in, the service was welcoming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
cbabeej
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silverdale
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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silverdale
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have always heard about Serafina, but never ventured north along Lake Union to find it. When a Living Social coupon offered Champagne Brunch it was the perfect opportunity for a date with my husband! We were smitten with the atmosphere as soon as we walked in, the service was welcoming & friendly throughout our visit, the food delicious! The... More 

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Seattle
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Good News: Cozy, quirky decor, clueful staff, and among the most remarkably flavorful Italian food this side of the Mediterranean. Bad News: I can't stop thinking about my meal there! Caveat: Eastlake parking - what can I say? Frustrating. But worth it.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Serafina’s turned out to be a wonderful dining experience from the warm greeting we received upon arrival to the final farewell from the wait staff. We started with the crispy squash blossoms and Bruschetta. The house smoked mackerel on the bruschetta was a real treat! The anchovy vinaigrette on the Acciyghe salad was well balanced with the radicchio and gem... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We've been coming to Serafina for years, it consistently a place we call one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle and definitely our favorite Italian restaurant. Unlike some other high end restaurants where you feel you need to be dressed up or you're looked down upon, Serafina reflects the family restaurant warmth we've experienced in Italy. Great wine list -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I've been to Serafina a few times and I've always had very nice food and enjoyed the atmosphere. I recently went there for the Restaurant Week promotion and came away very impressed. The food was fantastic, especially the soup and the halibut. I was really impressed, especially considering the deal going on. The wait staff were also very attentive and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We purchased a brunch "deal" on Living Social. Sometimes the experience isn't that great when the staff know you're price conscious and sometimes the menu options are too limited. Not the case here. We were able to choose any entrée and they allowed a substitution for my wife. (bacon instead of sausage) Her French toast was excellent as was my... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Serafina is a perennial favorite. They have a very good wine list, including a great selection of northern Italian wines not commonly seen. Mussel appetizer is a great start. My companion had the halibut and raved. I had a duck confit agnelotti that was good but not outstanding - sauce was a bit bland. Unusual at this restaurant to not... More 

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

With only a few weeks to plan a post-wedding brunch for my son and new daughter-in-law and the visiting families,I worked with Maxine, the restaurant's catering manager. She was busy and so was I, so communication had major delays. Nevertheless, with little input from me, Maxine organized a brunch for 40. She was flexible enough to accommodate the additional 20... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Hadn't been to Serafina for a while so met some friends. They seated 7 of us in comfortable large table by the patio. Service was excellent. We ordered a bottle of wine and brought several to open - no corkage fee since we bought a bottle. Everyone's food was excellent. Same experience as usual and wondered why I had stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I cannot recommend Serafina enough. We've been for cocktails, brunch & dinner - each visit memorable. The food is always great and its a great atmosphere. I highly recommend brunch, they have a live jazz band. If it's nice enough request a seat on the patio.

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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: Special occasions, Bar scene, 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?