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Sarafina's Italian Kitchen

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794 Highway 4, Arnold, CA 95223
+1 209-795-9858
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Good Italian food , small. Need reservations during busy season & would recommend with a group. If you're only 2 and don't have one could get stuck near bathrooms. But it's cozy. Outdoor seating available. Had the Veal It was very good. The steaks & pasta was yummy as well. Calamari was delicious.

Thank Liz H
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We arrived at 5 p.m. on Sunday for dinner without reservations. The parking lot was full so we parked at a vacant building next door. The only tables were 3 high top tables, one next to the front door and two in an adjacent room next to the bathrooms! We chose the adjacent room, which turned out not to be... More 

Thank 323maureens
Cranage, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Busy little Italian. I think the reason it is so busy and high on TA ratings is that there aren't many places to eat in Arnold. We were sat outside looking over an unpleasant side lot. I had the signature dish of squid to start. There was enough for two people easily but it was just average. The fish of... More 

Thank Alan J
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We've been here several times. Make sure you have a reservation or you might not get a seat. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable on the menu and wine list. The dining room is small and can get loud at times, because they are always busy. We will continue to go back and enjoy the food.

Thank fthillgal
Reno Nevada
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163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

we stayed the night in Arnold because all the rooms in Murphys were booked. Always like when you can walk to dinner and this restaurant is on the main road (route 4). We sat outside--good heaters--among the tall trees and enjoyed the early evening. Restaurant gets busy and reservations are often essential. Service is friendly but I would say a... More 

Thank tourgoddess
Easton, Maryland
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

After driving all day and hiking through Calaveros State Park we were tired and hungry and looking for something more than a pizza. This place looked inviting and crowded! But thought we would give it a try. Great, simple Italian food! Excellent minestrone and bread, along with spaghetti And meatballs. Extra sauce for no charge. Good salad too. Highly recommend... More 

Thank LoriRNMichigan
San Carlos, California, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

My favorite time to visit Sarafina's is in the winter. The stone fireplace is golden, the pasta hearty, and friendly chatter inviting. Of course summer on the deck is pretty good too, with a good red wine!

Thank Kathleen C
Pleasant Hill, California
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269 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

It's been a long time since I'd stayed in Arnold and do not recall anything special about the restaurants. I heard about Sarafina and made reservations for our group of six. What a treat!! Everyone in our group was thrilled with what they ate. I had the Scampi Mediterreneo and it was perfect. The place is clean and the service... More 

Thank YayoNorCal
Redwood City, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We have eaten here many times. Great pasta dishes. Restaurant is small so it feels like you are sitting with the table next to you. Because of the size it can be noisey. Service has always been good.

Thank Meadow152016
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here many times. Delicious Italian food. Went for dinner recently and commented that Sarah's Favorite looked yummy except it had cream sauce and the waitress offered that they could leave the cream out. It was delicious with just their tomato sauce. Service is always outstanding. You will need a reservation.

Thank Barbara M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?