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Serafina Closes in West Hollywood With Plans to Reopen in Santa Monica

They just can’t make the space work on Sunset Strip

Serafina, Sunset Strip
Wonho Frank Lee
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Serafina, which opened to little fanfare just over a year ago on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, has announced that it has closed its only LA location and will move it to Santa Monica. No word on that actual last day of service, but the final Yelp review seems to have been posted around the end of 2017. The intel comes on Instagram, which says the Sunset Blvd perch will continue to operate as a private events space.

There’s no word on when it will reopen in Santa Monica or exactly where, but the celebrity-riddled Italian restaurant seems fit for the more beachy (and touristy) confines of the Westside. The wide menu offered antipasti, pasta, pizzas, and cocktails that drew a decent number of papparazzi outside its doors. The space was previously Maia, and before that was briefly LA’s outlet of Vegas restaurant Yellowtail. Before Yellowtail, the place was Mirabelle for over 43 years.

The New York City transplant has 11 locations across the Big Apple, plus multiple units spread around the world such as Brazil, Japan, Korea, and Turkey.


8768 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 659-9130