Seattle >Restaurants > Serafina
2043 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810247.638085 -122.326172
Sunday only 10am-2:30pm
Everyday till Midnight
Bar serving until 2am every night
Neighborhoods: Lake Union, Eastlake
Everyone's favorite romantic restaurant. And during the summer the patio is THE place to be!
Love This Place! – One of my all-time favorite spots in Seattle. The ambience, warm service and delightful wine/food will surely win you over! I've never been disappointed! Try one of their wine tastings led by chef John Neumark - first Saturday of every month. Each wine is paired with a small bite. I went to the last one - had a great time. The food might not be the best you've ever tasted, but you can't beat the charm and ambience! I'm happy just sitting in the candle-lit bar with a glass of great wine. Check it out!
Fabulous! – I have been to Serafina many times and it never disappoints - the food is always delicious, the service warm and friendly and the atmosphere fabulous for either a romantic evening or a fun night out with a group of friends. If you can get a seat on the outdoor patio it's a wonderful! The wait time can be a little long but, trust me, it is well worth the wait!
Great ambience, mediocre food and service – Heard great things about this restaurant through word of mouth but read pretty bad reviews here on Citysearch. Figured I would roll the dice and try it out anyways... Yikes, I should have listened to the bad reviews! The ambience was great -- we had an outdoor table that was candlelit with propane heat lamps scattered throughout the patio keeping us warm. However, the tables are REALLY close together. Service was mediocre with food taking really long time to come, and servers took forever to remove plates and drop off drinks. Food was mediocre as well and overpriced. The descriptions of each entree and dessert made everything sound so scrumptious but there was a serious reality check when the food came.
I would highly recommend passing on this restaurant, or only coming here if you are into drinks and some light appetizers.
When I can't afford to go to Italy... – I love to go to Serafina! My favorite dish is their in-house, hand made little "ravioli" called "plin". Incredible, with a delicate butter and chive sauce, I think I've died and gone to heaven! The food is simple, yet sophisticated, and the staff are warm and professional.
Their wine selection is incredible, and their staff really know what they're talking about. I never feel rushed or pressured. Each time I go there I feel like I've walked into someone's Italian home, and I've been warmly welcomed and in for a wonderful time.
And, I'm never disappointed.
how could you not be happy at Serafina – Serafina is a place like no other. It is beautiful, welcoming, the food is fantastic, the staff lovely and professional. We recently re-located to Seattle from NY. My husband and I took our three year old on a busy night, and everyone treated us like family. The owner took our baby into the kitchen so that we could have some alone time to enjoy our meal. That was amazing to us, and we felt very taken care of. I cannot imagine anyone, unless they are bringing their personal problems with them, being anything but wowed by Serafina. Keep up the great work.
Not the Place That I Thought It Would Be – Upon arriving at Serafina on a saturday night, my group of six and I were told that we would have to wait for our table that we had reserved a week in advance. We ended up waiting for our table for 30 minutes and were not even given much more than an "I'm Sorry."
Then our server took forever to greet us which is always a bad sign. Once we had ordered, our mussel appetizer came quickly and was delicious. But then once we were finished we had to wait for what seemed like a half hour for our main courses. My chicken was bland and fatty and the pasta dishes lacked any flavor.
Overall, it was a sub par experience for a place that I had always thought looked so cute from the outside. Needless to say that I will never go back.
Worth The Wait – After reading some of the reviews of this charming location I am familiar with, it is appartant that even when someone gives exceptional service, all cannot be pleased. Cheers to the attentive staff who seem to respond to english conversation and when addressed as th eadults that they are, deliver sound service and quality everytime. My only negative statement, Serafina seems to draw a few of the pretentious types that are quick to complain about whatever they can. I hope the owner reads this review, excellent service. If I had more free time I would go more than I already do.
Added bonus, Beautiful Staff. Only negative, those poor rabbits...
seattle's finest italian – If you like italian, you'll fall in love with serafina! Be sure to try the specialty Melanzane ala serafina! Great romantic escape and live jazz/lounge music!
Count me one of the many... – Who don't understand why this place comes recommended.
You are so crowded in this place that even when it is empty you are elbows to the wall or window or backed up into another chair.
I don't think this is a decision to "survive" in the industry -- I bet the owner doing fine. This is a decision to overlook customer comfort and sqeeze a few dollars.
Well, there are too many good restaurants in this city doing the same type of food as Serafina for me to choose its cramped quarters and pretentious staff.
Wonderful! – I celebrated my birthday with my family here, only to wish I'd discovered this restaurant earlier. We shared a variety of items "family style" and found each and everyone exquisite. The atmosphere is etremely cute, charming and romantic. Serafina's has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle!
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