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Serafino McLaren Vale

39 Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5173, Australia
08 8323 8911
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Ranked #15 of 40 restaurants in McLaren Vale
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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

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
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

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We recently purchased a scoopon deal for Serafino. Once we arrived, we entered our quaint room which was spacious, spa looked small but we both fit into it. The view from our front window was picturesque, so beautiful and relaxing. The dinner we had was so delicious and not overly priced either (even though included in price). The bed was... 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 your feedback. The rooms are a good size, neat and comfortable as well as set in a tranquil surround that makes a perfect getaway. We have created a Restaurant that delivers an up market food experience at an affordable price plus offering a warm, enjoyable experience.... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Last Saturday I attended a friend's 40th birthday lunch at Serafino's. I can not speak more highly of the experience, it was brilliant. In summary: * the food was magnificent - we all ate two courses - and I especially loved the lamb gnocchi. * the outlook was glorious - large windows looking out on the lake and other winery... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the fantastic review and kind words. You have covered all aspects of the Restaurant, food and wine experience as well as the service to perfection. Well done and thanks for the support. We looking forward to your return in the near future. Kind regards Jamie Nicholls More

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I booked a night's accommodation at Serafino McLaren Vale for my partner's 30th birthday. I booked it so we could enjoy a day at the wineries then come back to a place nearby to relax. The opening of the soccer world cup was to be shown on the SBS channel that night (early next morning), however, when we switched the... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your first review, and I apologise for your disappointment after booking with Scoopon. I'd like to work through a couple of these points as we take all feedback constructively. I am sorry that you could view the SBS channel and no one was onsite at 10:30pm to come up and... More

Kangarilla
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Table for four last Friday night at Serafino. Was told it was a bit pricy but afterall, you pay for what you get! Believe me, we started on the Pork belly entree and after the first mouthfull, my mate and I looked at each other and said "Wow!" The pork, prawns and Asian trimmings had the palate dancing. The waiter... 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, while we don’t cater for the $15 pub meals we are reasonably priced, and as you found, is a first class meal and a great night out. Our Chef works to a high standard and youre right about “Marty”.. he is a hoot. He understands the meaning of happy and... More

New South Wales
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My husband has been a long-time fan of Serafino Maglieri wines, so we had to go to Serafino. All the wines we tasted were very nice, and smooth. The Serafino 2010 Shiraz was lovely but I could imagine it would be amazing after 5 - 10 years in the cellar. The Sharktooth Shiraz is worth the money. Full bodied, lots... More

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

Dear Guest, Its fantastic that you tried our Premium Sharktooth, nothing makes us happier than people enjoying our products. Did you get to try the Bellissimo range as well? If not, we look forward to lining up the range for you to experience. Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you... More

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