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Safina Restaurant  - Safina, Milwaukee, WI

Safina

4.8
4.8
250 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
It’s been over four years since guests last tasted the Sicilian dishes from longtime Milwaukee restaurant Giovanni’s. But all of that changes with Safina: a new casual Italian concept that comes to the historic building at 785 N. Jefferson St.

Focusing on comforting dishes with roots in Sicily and the southern regions of Italy, Safina's goal is to keep the menu familiar and accessible. The restaurant also features a full bar and second-level seating, complete with wood and marble finishes that highlight the rustic, modern Italian ambiance.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 488-9578
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Wisconsin

    Best Food

  • Wisconsin

    Best Value

  • Wisconsin

    Italian

  • Milwaukee

    Best Overall

  • Milwaukee

    Best Food

  • Milwaukee

    Best Service

  • Milwaukee

    Best Ambience

  • Milwaukee

    Best Value

250 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful interior and cozy dim lighting. Service was excellent!! Our entrees - Shrimp ala vodka and pistachio crusted halibut were delish! Will definitely be back! Homemade cheesecake was so good!

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  2. Angela

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WE ENJOYED THE RESTAURANT IN ITS ENTIRETY THE STAFF FOOD AND THE ENVIRONMENT IS LOVELY. WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN IN THE FUTURE.

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  3. lisav

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Safina for the first time, the restaurant had been highly recommended so our expectations were extremely high . We weren’t disappointed, great service, great food, great value , great owners, both who visited our table. I even joke with Sal that he better reduce the size of his portions or he will go out of business. I promise if you visit you will not go away hungry or disappointed in your experience. Cheers! Michael & Lisa Vitucci

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  4. JanieB

    Milwaukee

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular! I was disappointed that they were out of the spiedini which is why I wanted to go on a Wednesday evening but the veal chop I ordered instead was out of this world! So tender. The others in our party were equally pleased with what they ordered. Service was outstanding. We will be aback again soon.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. NickD

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Small restaurant, somewhat loud, food was terrific

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and so fresh, highly highly recommend

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and customer service. Highly recommend and definitely go back when in Milwaukee.

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  8. RebeccaS

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quaint and romantic yet trendy and sumptuous Italian fare. The best in the city since it was on Van Buren in the 1970's.

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  9. JenaS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian in Milwaukee!!! Our favorite! Staff is amazing as well!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing from the ambiance to the food to the service.

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FAQs

Safina is rated 4.8 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Safina

785 N Jefferson St. , Milwaukee, WI 53202

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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