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Sarafina's Italian Kitchen

794 Highway 4, Arnold, CA 95223
+1 209-795-9858
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pasta” (23 reviews)
“sand dabs” (5 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
794 Highway 4, Arnold, CA 95223
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Italian restaurant. We traveled to Arnold, Ca. to attend my daughter's destination wedding, and had dinner at Sarafina's. This small family owned restaurant is always extremely busy. The portions were large, and the food was delicious. They even had a couple of options that...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Reservation's a must! The food is fabulous. Service is outstanding. Sit outside in the summer, and inside by the fire as winter approaches. Great wine's. But be aware it's kinda of loud so this isn't the quiet intimate dinner by candlelight kinda place. But the...More

Thank dananocab
Reviewed 30 September 2018

From the delicious food, to the great wine selection , to the attentive staff, this cozy dining spot is perfect for intimate gatherings. You must have reservations, but it is worth it.

Thank Grateful42
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent. Noisy in the bar area and loads of fun people watching. Definitely make reservations if over a weekend. Within walking distance from Timberline Lodge.

Thank desro35
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here on a Wednesday evening and couldn't believe our good luck in coming in. A reservation is a must, as it is not a large building. They have patio seating in good weather and a small dining room. The owner was busy...More

Thank Prius909
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Cozy and small wonderful Italian restaurant in Arnold. First and most importantly, make a reservation at least a week in advance. During the summer, see if they have a table available outside. Nice! Busy Saturday night for them and found the service staff stretched but...More

Thank drjohnrx
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The food and service here is really good- worth a second visit. The place is packed on weekends so make a reservation or expect a wait (unless you are a party of two — then they have standby tables in the entry) We had fantastic...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 23 July 2018

So Helpful! Came in at 8pm Sunday evening after a horrendous 6 hour sat nav guided journey! The staff couldn't be more helpful. We were staying at the brilliant Bear's Lair next door so decided to get takeout, and not inflict our tired kids on...More

Thank TimCS
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The food, the atmosphere, the staff if fantastic! Everyone is enjoying themselves, including the server's.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I thought about giving this place 4/5 stars for the food being too rich, but that seems cheap. We were told that you must make reservations in advanced, but miraculously were able to get a 6:30 reservation at 4:30, so even if you think it's...More

Thank TummyTraveler
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12 May 2017|
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Response from awm1 | Reviewed this property |
sorry I don't know- here is their number:(209) 795 - 9858
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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)  >  Calaveras County  >  Arnold
  • Phone Number: +1 209-795-9858
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