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Everyone's favorite romantic restaurant. And during the summer the patio is THE place to be!
Phake phake phake. why make a reservation if you still need to wait 45 minutes to get seated??? No one apologizes, no one seems to care that half our party (who I do admit were chefs) didn't eat their dinners. Way too oily, salty, minuscule portions and pricey. Does have a nice cozy feel so I guess if you're not too picky about food quality or service and don't mind being crammed up against other diners it's the place for you. And by the way that's not the Italian way...
My wife and I have been going to Serafina for 12 years.
During that time, there have been changes in managment and in the chef. The wonderful thing is that it has been and continues to be a uniformly great restaurant, true to its values and responsive to its customers throughout that period.
"Old favorites" are reliable. New items and daily specials are ... well ... special! While there are many aspects of the restaurant to call out beyond the excellent food and helpful service, two stand out: (1) the lovely patio dining (6 months out of the years) and (2) the authentic and fairly priced wine list. The latter is especially rare.
We try to dine there once a month or perhaps a little more frequently and are always pleased and flattered when the staff remembers our names and makes a special effort to say "Hello".
Recently, the restaruant acquired the architecturally -interesting building directly behind the main restaurant (it was formerly the HQ of a small architectural firm) and soon we will have some additional options to try, as that facility will have its own menu. We're looking forward to it!
Service was great and ambiance excellent.
Everything was great, even the cocktails and the wine. But... why was the food average or below?
We ordered the eggplant dish and it was not very tasty.
Charming, Delicious, Great Service. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. I've been coming here for years and it is always fantastic. The service is impeccable, and the live piano music and twinkle lights create a warm, cozy atmosphere. The setting is intimate and comfortable and still upscale. It's a perfect place for a romantic evening or to impress guests. The ingredients are fresh and I'm always impressed with the food. It's my go to restaurant - I know I will never be disappointed!
I began with the Insalata Con Uovo, Lightly toasted crouton, mixed greens, truffle oil and a sunny side up egg. The egg was cooked gently and offered a rustic crisp edge on the white of the egg, not a placid french ordeal. The portion size and balance of this dish was perfect, stimulating my palate for the dishes to follow!
I had the Special Carne the Bisteca Con Panzanella, I will admitt to being sceptical when I saw the steak was being served with a panzanella salad. Great, I thought, they have old bread! NOT SO! A few gently grilled pieces of bread acented the salad greens, olives, roasted peppers, & onions. The choice to use a semi soft pecorino rather than a mozzarella with this salad was key to creating a distinctive companion to the Kobe Eye of Ribeye Steak that was one of the greatest pieces of beef I have ever eaten, putting Daniel's and El Gaucho to shame!
The new pastry Chef is doing great work here! The Torta Di Fromaggio, a rich cheese cake with a brownie crust and fresh cherries crowned this perfect dining experiance.
Think again. I have never been so rushed through a meal. The food wasn't even that good. I was surprised because I have seen so many good reviews. I will not be back nor will I ever recommend this place to anyone.
Delicious food in a beautiful yet relaxing atmosphere.
For a nice evening out in a beautiful neighborhood setting. The food and service was wonderful - our waitress Jen was superb!
A little pasta, a little bread, a little wine - nice. This summer we are going to try and get a seat on the patio - it looks beautiful.
Good food in a charming atmosphere. I love this place. The food is great everytime and the staff is always friendly and knowledgable. It's a little on the cute/romantic side so it's perfect for a date but I wouldn't go in a group - seating is very close together. The first time I went I had the clams which were swimming in some sort of heavenly bacon/butter/seasoning concoction and it was very difficlut not to order them again (everything sounded good but those were so delicious!). Parking is difficult - there is no lot and street parking is always a pain.
Its got it all. My wife and I decided to go check out serafina last monday, because a coworker had told us about it. Serafina did not disappoint. We walked in and were seated right away. The server arrived promptly and was very attentive despite how busy he was. The food was delicious, the wine our server recommended was perfect and the ambiance was very romantic. We will definitely be back!!
Amazing Food!. I love the food here it's simply amazing. And the bar tender let me try one of the infused liquors they had...Persimmon Vodka... it was amazing! Great all the way around. Thank you!
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