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Serafina

#97 of 3,126 Restaurants in Seattle
#120 of 3,656 Places to Eat 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, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 17
    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 food

We sat outside, nice atmosphere. The staff was really nice and the food was great. Only downside was the wait, it took almost an hour to get our appetizer after ordering it. They volunteered to take it off the bill. We would have loved to have ordered desert but we were there so long we ran out of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Zumwalt
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Seattle
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Seattle
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We sat outside, nice atmosphere. The staff was really nice and the food was great. Only downside was the wait, it took almost an hour to get our appetizer after ordering it. They volunteered to take it off the bill. We would have loved to have ordered desert but we were there so long we ran out of time. We... More 

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Seattle
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a lovely diner for three at Serafina last night. Enjoyed it very much. Our server was attentive without being obsequious, and food was served promptly. The fresh capresi made with heirloom tomatoes was simply delicious, and all of the other food was quite tasty as well. The seafood was excellent, and the ambiance was attractive and inviting. The... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Serafina is a lovely rustic Italian restaurant in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle that I have frequented for many years. We've celebrated special events such as birthdays, business lunches, wedding receptions, and "I want Italian food, lets go to Serafina tonight." The Bruschetta is one of the best I've had anywhere. The portions are ample and you will not go... More 

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Minneola, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had dinner here the first night we arrived in Seattle. It looked amazing; outdoor seating, very busy; though parking was a bit of an issue. Since it was going on about midnight for us, I had a light dinner of the soup of the day: pasta fagioli soup. It was okay. Very crisp vegetables, but needed seasoning in the... More 

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Renton, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Lovely Sunday Brunch at Serafina's. Large portions, so left with some great bites for dinner. The "jazz brunch" was bit overstated; heard they had a violin playing on deck, but there were six in our party and they indicated they couldn't accommodate that on deck. We were unaware of music. First course flatbread awesome as was my baked egg dish.... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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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?