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“Lively, a bit noisy, but good”

Sarafina's Italian Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Arnold
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Berkeley, California
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121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Lively, a bit noisy, but good”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The food was delicious--ravioli for three of us, seafood for another--and the calamari appetizer was among the best we've ever had. This is a very lively informal restaurant and the noise level rose as the evening progressed, but we enjoyed ourselves.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Northern California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Make a reservation”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Great food, but make a reservation, always busy, even on weeknights. Nice, cozy atmosphere, with outdoor seating in the summer.

  • Visited December 2013
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Concord, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best place to dine in Arnold”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Very good food with a continental menu. If you are in the area and you want to dine this is the placed to enjoy a well prepared meal and a bottle of wine with someone special. Staff is very friendly and service is good. One drawback is it can be a bit loud on a Friday or Saturday night. Very popular.

Visited January 2014
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San Carlos, California
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“sweet place”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

It's very busy on weekends, so, if you want a reservation, call at least the day before during business hours. They're usually booked up during prime time so even leaving a message on the machine won't get you in before 9. It's worth the wait, though. The house cab is Irish Vinyards. It's really good and reasonably priced.

  • Visited March 2014
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Arnold, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful Italian food.”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

A local favorite! Excellent food and wines! Friendly staff. Crowded on weekends. Small parking lot. Bad acoustics for conversations. Summers on the patio are the best. Reservations needed.

  • Visited February 2014
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