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Serafina

#92 of 3,552 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
10:00 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
Great brunch spot near South Lake Union

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
CanucksFan1953
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seattle, Washington
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Tallahassee, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stumbled on this restaurant one Sunday morning. What a delightful retreat and repast. Very interesting menu, excellent service, nice entertainment and nice ambience.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Try it and you'll like it! A popular expression but one that is true for this bar/restaurant. This is my daughter-in-law's favorite place in Seattle and she knows her restaurants.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went to Serafina for the first time to celebrate 2 birthdays. It was a Saturday night, so the restaurant was packed and noisy. We had a reservation and were seated promptly even though they very busy. The menu is limited, but the quality of each item was excellent. There were 5 of us and each ordered something differen. Everyone was... More 

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Longview, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We were in town for the Seattle Marathon and ate here on the advice of a local. What a great tip! From the moment we walked in we felt right at home. Warm and welcoming vibe and the staff is not pretentious in any way (one of our pet peeves). The service, food, and wine were all top notch at... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

What a fun evening! Went out with another couple for dinner with a reservation. The place was packed on a Saturday night. We enjoyed salads (beet) and a cup of soup (sun choke). Entrees around the table included butternut squash ravioli, eggplant on angel-hair pasta, and the beef spare ribs special. The wine was Poliziano vin Nobile, a chianti. For... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
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?