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Sarafina's Italian Kitchen

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794 Highway 4, Arnold, CA 95223
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Muncie, Indiana, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small little place, good luck getting in without reservations. Normal Italian dishes on the menu, food was good, but nothing to that really shouted to me. Portions are good size on certain entrees. If looking for a little rustic Italian joint this place is for you.

Thank Jcgilp
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a great selection of pasta and entrees that come in large portions. One couple we were with split a meal and it looked like the size of a normal meal at most restaurants. They also have a selection of local wine and beer.

Thank Ziggymar6
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were walk ins on a Saturday night, busy, but Joe got us a spot a the bar. Food was excellent, nice people working there.

Thank Sandy P
Bakersfield, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sarafina's is by far the best restaurant in Arnold. The food is freshly made with fine local ingredients. The wait staff are friendly, courteous and always ready to help. While the flavor of the menu leans towards Italian, all of the selections are mouth-watering good. And they have a nice selection of good local and California wines. The place is... More 

Thank Rich O
Arnold, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great , fresh Italian , friendly people. you will need reservations dining is available, There are some steps at entrance, don't know about handicap

Thank abbyfuz
Avery Island, Louisiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I don't go out to dinner enough...But, when I go to Sarafina's, I ask myself, "why don't we?" It's always so wonderful. Plenty of food, no "skimping" there. I love my leftovers! They're simply Great! The service is so professional as well. Those ladies work so hard! PERFECT!! Thanx Sara. Jon and Melanie Vattuone

Thank Jon V
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We lucked into a small table in the bar area and got a seat without reservations. However we were just lucky. Get reservations early in the evening for better luck with the parking lot. The food and service was wonderful!

Thank Anne F
Angels Camp
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

As good as you can get for "fine dining" in Arnold. But catching them open can be an issue. Give it a try.

Thank Don B
Walnut Creek, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We made reservations in advance for outdoor dinning. Food and service was excellent. Nice wine list. Freshly made bread and pasta. Very popular with locals and visitors.

Thank zkotsos4
Lodi, United States
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Be sure to make reservations. You usually need them! This place is a favorite for locals and for people who come to the mountains to relax. On nice evenings, the outdoor dining is the way to go. The inside ambiance is great too, however. Simple hearty Italian fare, lovingly prepared and served. Mangia!

Thank Larry U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 794 Highway 4, Arnold, CA 95223
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Arnold
  • Phone Number: 209-795-9858

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