While the dining room at Serafina is full of fancy people and white table cloths, the bar is chill enough for you to pop in wearing jeans and a flannel. This is Seattle, after all, so no need to be ashamed of your Herschel beanie while you sit back and eat bucatini all’amatriciana or some cacio e pepe cavatelli chased with Chardonnay.
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