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Sarafina's Italian Kitchen

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794 Highway 4, Arnold, CA 95223
+1 209-795-9858
17:00 - 21:00
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Arnold, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is very good but oh so expensive. You do get a lot of food and I have never driven by the restaurant, when it was open, that there aren't cars parked clear out on the street. The service is good and the food is consistent. That is what brings people back.

Thank Sandy M
Livermore, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

My family & I ate her 2 nights in a row in April 2016. My boy are 8 & 10 yrs and love pasta. They loved to sit at the tiny 4 people bar near the register (It is mostly sit down dining in a separate dining room). Great Ambiance and customer service. Very popular on the weekends.

Thank Michael M
Santa Clara, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Love this place. been coming here since they opened. try the calamari for appetizer. light batter and taste great. The entry list is all good. My partner loves Sara's Favorite. The ribeye steak is amazing good. If Lasagne is offered as a special, grab it! You will never be disappointed.

Thank Gerard T
Ben Lomond, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great portions. Delious food. Recommend making a reservation. Small, busy quaint resturant. Tables close together.

Thank ldconnelly
Oakland, California
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Sarafina's is consistently very good. Comfort Italian food is how I'd describe her cooking. Portions are large and prices are fair. service staff is always very friendly and accommodating. Sara herself frequently checks-in on diners,making sure they are enjoying themselves. Sarafina's is our favorite restaurant in Arnold.

Thank newmediasoup2
Hathaway Pines, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The place to eat in Arnold. Very busy. Don't forget to get reservations ahead of time. They have a very nice wine list.

Thank Don S
San Ramon, California
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216 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We decided at the last minute to try Sarafina's on a Saturday night. The restaurant was full but they managed to get us seated in a very reasonable time. Reservations advised- especially on weekends! The restaurant is rather small and rustic. They will seat people in the bar (also small). The staff was very friendly and attentive. We all enjoyed... More 

Thank awm1
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144 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Four of us had dinner over the weekend. Make reservations a week ahead if it's a good skiing weekend, tho you might be able to walk in and eat in the smallish bar. We eat at Sarafina's often and we are always pleased. The ambiance is lovely, in a rustic dining room which is always full of diners but never... More 

Thank namsmom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a very cozy restaurant with a good menu. Food is great, customer service is excellent and good wine choices if you drink

Thank Cindi H
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Italian is pretty generic, but this food was excellent. I had the Rolled Chicken stiffed w/ Asparagus - really good. We started w/ the Calamari, which was really crispy (the way I like it). Make your reservation well ahead of time, and bring an appetite.

Thank DLK220

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 794 Highway 4, Arnold, CA 95223
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Arnold
  • Phone Number: +1 209-795-9858

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?