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Serafina

4.8
4.8
2341 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Serafina opened its doors in 1991 as an intimate neighborhood restaurant located along Eastlake between the University and Downtown. Its intimate, sultry atmosphere, outdoor garden seating and its authentic Italian cuisine make it a favorite with diners from around the Puget Sound and beyond. Serafina's philosophy is simple: Offer the freshest, highest quality ingredients, present the food in an honest and inviting way, and provide the casual warmth and soothing ambiance that echoes the welcoming embrace of an Italian home.
The ritual of coming together sharing wine and food with family and friends is the central motif in our lives. Italian food has an immediacy, honesty, and warmth; it possesses the spirit of a grandmother's wisdom and love. Italian food isn't about trailblazing alchemy or edible high fashion; Italian food is about staying connected—to each other, to the past, to the earth.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Northwest, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 323-0807

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christian Chandler

  • Catering

    Serafina can cater in any format or venue – in your home, on a beach or at a park. Your guests will be transported to Italy when they taste the dishes recreated from meals enjoyed in friends; homes throughout Italy by Chef Christian Chandler. Or, choose the Mediterranean cuisine offered at sister restaurant, Cicchetti. Buffet, plated, cocktail party – whatever the style, we will custom-tailor menus and hand-select wine and cocktails. Our general manager, Kelley Kieser, can help with arrangements for rentals, decorations, musicians, florists and photographers.

  • Private party facilities

    Looking for a warm and inviting location for your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception, business lunch, or private event? At Serafina, our accommodations suit a wide array of functions.

  • Private party contact

    Kelley Kieser: (888) 491-8253

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Union / Eastlake

  • Cross street

    Boston St.

  • Parking details

    <br />*Paid parking ($3.00) is available in a parking lot located one block north of Serafina, above the Eastlake Market (at Eastlake and Lynn St).

  • Public transit

    Bus:<br />Eastlake Ave. E & E. Newton St.<br />Eastlake Ave. E & E. Howe St.<br />Eastlake Ave. E & Lynn St.<br />Boylston Ave. E & E. Boston St.<br />Streetcar:<br />Fairview & Campus Drive

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,341 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Italian

  • Seattle

    Italian

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  1. KM

    KazumaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Busy + short-handed staff however great service! Hope they will have Apple Pay in the future
  2. DC

    DonnaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was perfect, and the wait staff were efficient and friendly.
  3. SG

    SatiatedGuest

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service and ambiance. Will be back.
  4. n

    nwtraveler

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a lovely window table which also helped with the noise. We started with the Burrata that I would highly recommend. Our server helped with our wine selection since we are not as familiar with Italian wines. She did not steer us wrong. I had the rockfish which I liked a lot but did not love. It was a little too smoky from the smoked mussels but that is just me. My husband had a pasta that he raved about. We had a lovely time and the food and ambiance were great. We have been here many times and plan to be back many more times.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day! Everything was great as always!!
  6. HP

    HeathP

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff, great cocktails, and really good food.
  7. p

    paul

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been going to Serafina for 30 years. Every time is great. This was no exception.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The spaghetti and eggplant dishes were amazing!!
  9. KH

    KathieH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We know its a great restaurant when we take photos and ask the waiter the specific ingredients so we can try to replicate at home. At Serafina that applied to pretty much every dish we had. (My husband went to culinary school after retirement and likes to try new things.) The sommelier's recommendation was spot on. Everyone we interacted with was engaging. We were only in Seattle two nights. Tried to get in on a Weds but was booked. Lucked into a reservation on Thursday...fully booked. that says something. highly recommend.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food; superb ambience. More than just another restaurant; highly recommend it!
  11. OL

    OperaLover

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were really good. However, it was so noisy that it was hard to have a conversation.
  12. JB

    JBandKP

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the friendly greeting, to the immediate bus water service, to the outstanding, timely, non-intrusive server service, to the interesting, mouthwatering menu options, to the exquisitely prepared food, this was a wonderful experience. We've come to expect this in one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants, and they, once again, didn't disappoint. Special kudos to server Melinda who engaged in light conversation when at our table and made the experience seem personal. Great job to all at Serafina!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always delicious and balanced, from the butter lettuce salad and asparagus with truffle appetizer to the entrees. Their classic eggplant dish is a cross between eggplant parmigiana and manicotti - thinly sliced eggplant lightly fried and then rolled over ricotta, then baked in a slowly cooked tomato sauce topped with cheese. Melts in your mouth! Our server Brandy was attentive, spot on with a wine pairing recommendation, and able to manage multiple tables, even a party of 12 next to us, with aplomb. The manager was also supportive and attentive. Worth the visit - every time a delight!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They had a bottle of bubbly and rose petals at our table to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. They did a great job.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quality food
  16. JD

    JaneD

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to Serafina's since soon after they opened. The food is consistently excellent and the service is the same. Now when visiting Seattle, it is my number one priority to have HH and dinner at Serafina's.
  17. TD

    TomD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We ordered drinks and aps. The aps came afer 20 minutes and then we asked for the drinks. 15 minutes later they were delivered and while they did comp them the service and food was a B. Sad because we have been there several times previously.
  18. M

    Martind

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Couldn’t thank them enough for allowing changes to reservation. Our party enjoyed the whole evening. I wouldn’t pick my entree again( had pork) but others happy. Drinks, desert, service were good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Great food but service was very poor. Mistakes regarding ordering as well as length of time it took to get the food.
  20. SM

    ScooterMcgavin90

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Out of towners so we wanted to try out a place away from the downtown and we found this hidden gem. The server to start was great at explaining the dishes, but wasn't a drinker so not as good with the cocktails, can't blame her on that. The food overall tasted fresh and authentic, if you looking for the best value then probably not the place to go, more focused on the quality here.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Food is excellent. We waited 40 mins. For our food after ordering. Hostess (he) not very friendly. Seems stressed. Again, the actual food is quite good. I don’t think I’d go back though.
  22. BT

    BrookT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Seattle classic and personal favorite. The menu was enticing and delicious, the service impeccable, the ambience lively and rich in character.
  23. AG

    AlejandraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, and the desert, omg! I think is one of the best deserts I've tried in my entire life
  24. f

    foodie95

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it here! Great ambiance and service! They had dishes that were tasty and vegetarian friendly! The server even told us about veggie friendly dishes that weren't on the physical menu that they still made as regular in-house classics. Would highly recommend!
  25. RL

    RobertL

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to Serafina a number of times. Never disappointed, Expectations consistently exceeded. Great ambience, welcoming and helpful staff, delicious food well prepared makes for a magical evening.
  26. JK

    JimK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, and drinks were all top notch! Have only been to sister restaurant Cicchetti before, but will definitely be back here too!
  27. TN

    TerryN

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite for many years that has continually improved. Fantastic asparagus with a duck egg, then the eggplant/ricotta dish along with a tasty manhatten.
  28. B

    Bosco

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner at Serafina with friends from out of town on 5/29. Everything about the dinner was excellent. Food, service, atmosphere, etc were all so good. It’s our “go to” place and has been for many years.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    40th birthday
  30. CT

    CaryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, intimate service, delicious food.
  31. Y

    Yeslie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serafina didn't disappoint. The wait staff were professional, courteous without being effusive, accommodating and knowledgeable. The food was divine. Don't skip the fresh pasta or dessert. The outdoor heaters kept us toasty on a pretty cold May night. We'll return for sure.
  32. TD

    TomD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Serafina is a joy for our family to gather. New dishes, too!
  33. D

    Donna

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food is always great. The place was packed on a Tuesday at 6:30. Had to wait an hour and 20 minutes for our main course to come.
  34. FF

    FoodieFrank

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent dining experience at one of our favorite restaurants
  35. t

    taytay

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing date night. Food was excellent and there were so many nice little things that made the meal top notch. The timing of plates coming out, sharing plates were prewarmed, super friendly wait staff, cozy table - just an all around fabulous experience. The only negative in my mind is the lack of cheaper drink options. But the food was absolutely some of the best I've had in Seattle.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and experience, highly recommend
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The pastas we tried were mediocre and exceptionally salty. Service was excellent, just disappointing food.
  38. RS

    RS2017

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love it all!
  39. RS

    ReyS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't ever go wrong with this place. Beautiful setting, delicious food, fantastic and friendly service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Serafina using the Order Online button. Serafina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 323-0807.

Serafina is rated 4.8 stars by 2341 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Serafina

2043 Eastlake Ave E Seattle, WA 98102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Boston St.

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Union / Eastlake

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Northwest, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    <br />*Paid parking ($3.00) is available in a parking lot located one block north of Serafina, above the Eastlake Market (at Eastlake and Lynn St).

  • Public transit

    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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christian Chandler

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 323-0807

  • Catering

    Serafina can cater in any format or venue – in your home, on a beach or at a park. Your guests will be transported to Italy when they taste the dishes recreated from meals enjoyed in friends; homes throughout Italy by Chef Christian Chandler. Or, choose the Mediterranean cuisine offered at sister restaurant, Cicchetti. Buffet, plated, cocktail party – whatever the style, we will custom-tailor menus and hand-select wine and cocktails. Our general manager, Kelley Kieser, can help with arrangements for rentals, decorations, musicians, florists and photographers.

  • Private party facilities

    Looking for a warm and inviting location for your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception, business lunch, or private event? At Serafina, our accommodations suit a wide array of functions.

  • Private party contact

    Kelley Kieser: (888) 491-8253

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