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Serafino McLaren Vale

39 Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5173, Australia
08 8323 8911
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Ranked #12 of 40 restaurants in McLaren Vale
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
melbourne Victoria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We dined at Serafino's this evening and enjoyed a delightful meal accompanied by some exquisite wines. Thank you James for your service and wine advice. We look forward to returning from Melbourne to McLaren Vale and Serafino's next year.

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This would have to be one of my favourite restaurants among the many high class restaurants in McLaren Vale. Excellent view over the lake and goose island - topped off with excellent food and excellent friendly service - all at a reasonable price. Sunday lunch can take 3 or more hours and you can't stop at 2 courses - and... More

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us at Serafino McLaren Vale. We do have an amazing setting for the long lazy lunch (or dinner) which is paired with good food and wines. We aim to showcase the best of the local produce and provide professional, friendly service. The Spring menu will be released in a couple of weeks, and... More

Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

4 of us had lunch at Serafino's today. Service was excellent, food superb, price on the upper side but they were large servings and worth every cent. We shared 2 entrees between 4 or us then had a main each and shared one dessert. It was plenty. The Pork Belly entrée was amazing. So full of flavour. We were all... More

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Serafino for your outing, and for taking the time to share your experience. You made a great choice with the Pork and Prawn entrée, and if you visit for Sunday lunch, we have the sounds of a live piano playing in the background. Again thank you, we hope to see you again soon .... More

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My fiancé Michael and I chose serafinos as a relaxing night away from our normal hectic life. when I first booked, the receptionist was extremely friendly and helpful. I had organised wine to be delivered to the prior to arrival, so a beautiful bottle of serafino shiraz awaited us. The room was clean and well presented and provided everything that... More

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Serafino to host your night away, being only 45minutes from the city Serafino McLaren Vale lends itself to both day visits and short getaways. I am pleased your visit was relaxing and enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback, it is important to us. We look forward to seeing you... More

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We booked at accommodation package, which included a 2 course dinner for two and continental breakfast. Arrived and went directly for a wine tasting at the cellar door; I wish we could recall the name of the fabulous lady who was working. Her vivacious and vibrant personality set the tone for the whole stay. Tasted some fantastic wines, which made... More

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Serafino McLaren Vale, and for taking the time to share your experience. You definitely enjoyed our diverse offerings from wines, food and tranquil surrounds. I recommend the Pork dish on your next visit.. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Jamie Nicholls General Manager More

Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Reserved a table for 2 for Sunday lunch which turned out to have a lovely view over the lawns and lake, complete with geese and fountain. A good start! Food was excellent, the crispy skin Barramundi was exactly that, the red curry and rice a total delight. A side of Zucchini fries was a great change from normal "fries" Mrs's... More

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine at Serafino, and thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. Its wonderful that you experienced our unique destination, its views, the food and the sounds of the live piano (on a Sunday). You made some great choices from the menu, and I will address the wine glass feedback today.... More

Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

new chef at serafinos and the food was amazing. 5 star meal , what i consider pricey but was worth every cent when eating it. menu had salmon beef lamb chicken etc all local produce so had a great choice. looking forward to doing it all again . the wines matched the food beautifully too if you take up their... More

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing to dine at Serafino, and for taking the time to write your review. Thomas, Executive Chef, is creating some amazing wine matching dishes, the menu is balanced with options and local produce focus. We look forward to your return in the near future. regards Jamie Nicholls More

Port Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great location, one of my favourite wines, always some bargains at the Cellar Door, Love McLaren Vale and its fab Cellar Doors.

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We love McLaren Vale too. Many thanks for the feedback and your support. Enjoy Serafino wines and venue. Regards Jamie Nicholls More

perth
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our first time in McLaren Vale we arrived at the Cellar door at 4.14 pm. The sign at the entry indicated a closing time of 4.30 pm. Knowing it was getting late we parked the car quickly and walked the short distance to the Cellar door only to find the closed sign swinging on the front door. The staff had... More

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your first review and honest feedback. We are very disappointed to read of your experience and we apologise. We cannot understand where it went wrong as its not part of our daily operations, other than cellar door on the day might have been short staffed and could not welcome additional people for tastings as well... More

Sydney
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have just returned from an amazing week in South Australia. The first two days and nights were spent at Serafino and were fantastic. The staff, the breakfasts,dinners all first class. A truly wonderful relaxing experience and great value for money. We will be back!

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Smart03, General Manager at Serafino McLaren Vale, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback reagrding your stay at Serafino McLaren Vale. Its our little hidden gem, being family owned we endeavour to provide a welcoming environment while allowing you to relax and indulge. We trust you tasted our range of wines in cellar door, or walked along the Shiraz trail while staying... More

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