Serafina Miami

4.1
120 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Serafina is a place where everyone feels at home. Fabulous Italian Cuisine is served to locals, celebrities, athletes and families in a fun, upbeat environment.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat-Sun 10.30 am–4 pm Brunch only
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Phone number
(786) 920-0989
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pedro A. Valdes
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Neighborhood
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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We are offering a Special New Years Menu. $125 for a 5 course dinner starting at 10pm. Call Serafina for more info.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 120 People Are Saying
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Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was just awful. Overpriced and awful.
We love Italian and eat out often. It’s hard to not get Chicken Parm and a pasta dish right, but they managed to screw it up.
Sauce was bland and below average.
Restaurant is a complete ripoff and overpriced.
Martini was $18 and not even full.
Pastas were in mid - high 20’s- 30+..

NEVER visit this place again.

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S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I was very disappointed by the Farfale al limoncello...this is the second time that I am disappointed by the recipe (the first time was on July 22nd).
I used to have this dishes for years in NY...the sauce was more creamy with taste, and now it does not taste...
I will not order this meal again

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e
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place but BEWARE.... they included the tip in the bill calculation but didn’t point that out when presenting the bill.
As a result we didn’t realize we had double tipped until the next day.
Bad form!

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasant place to eat good pastas!!!! The server was friendly and professionnal.

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a
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

A truly disappointing experience. Only 1 out of 5 entrees were palatable. The gnocchi pesto with chicken was bland and both my husband and daughter barely touched it. The server should have noticed and asked but did not. The filet was mediocre quality though the temperature was cooked perfectly but for $42, the quality of the meat should be better. The WORST part was the magician who was walking around the restaurant attempting to entertain us but instead was quite a bother and quite rude to my daughter. He literally told her to put her phone away and pay attention. It was extremely rude and then he lingered for a tip. We gave him money just so he could disappear. A restaurant of this ‘caliber’ should not use tactics like this as it cheapens the atmosphere. For our bill to be over $230 with automatic gratuity is quite an embarrassment for this establishment as the service, quality of food and rude magician is a reason why we would never return to Serafina.

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KK
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just discovered this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. Staff was attentive and professional and the food was excellent. The outdoor patio area was a refreshing change from the regular mall atmosphere (we were lucky it was cool).

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AE
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Excellent food. Little overpriced. The Turkish waiter is excellent.

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GL
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Far away from the original in Manhattan
Excellent hostess
Good service
Regular food
My Veal Milanese was rare inside

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PB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Mike, was great. We had a pizza as an appetizer and I had the gnocchi’s for dinner. Both came out quick, hot and were delicious. My companions had the raviolis and said it was excellent. Plus the drinks were tasty and flowing :-) I would definitely go back.

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m
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our server SONNY was great we were here last week and came bak again because we had a great experience

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B
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

By the time we got the food, it was cold. Hamburger was sent back. Chicken paillard was too thin. Service was sweet but server didn’t know who got what...removed some plates before everyone was finished.
For the steep prices, and the high wine prices, service and food should be better.
Piano and singer a nice touch.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, penne vodka was amazing. Try the Watermelon Arugal Feta salad!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food. Charged $5 per bottle of water. We were not told we had to pay for the water. Outdoor patio is lovely.

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ME
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good, the service very good, but the level of the music was impossible. We could not talk and we were in a booth six people. The noise was annoying so once we got the food ( it took a while) we ate fast to be able to go...

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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing waitress
The food was great
The atmosphere was awesome
Everyone had a great night in a beautiful reataurant

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Poor service this time ...

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GC
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The Spaghettini a la Carbonara has NOTHING of Carbonara sauce is the wrong name dor what it is !

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I
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in aventura! Jonathan is the best waiter too— be sure to ask for him!

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L
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

If the service was better, I would have given it a better review. The staff really believes they are working in South Beach or NYC.

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AS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. A bit more than what I would like to spend for pasta but still very good. Service was excellent. Our server Sonny was outstanding. He was extremely attentive and a overall nice guy.

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DV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and best fried calamari I had tried, also great cannoli and tiramisu

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HA
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Food is sub par . Have eaten there now 3 times and have ordered different items from the menu. Consistently terrible . Very unfortunate . Needs new chef and better menu / happy hour items .

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IJ
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chrystal took EXCELLENT CARE of us!! Everything was awesome. It was our first time here and we will definitely be back!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Service a little slow, some dishes too salty, found hair in one of our dishes, two pasta dishes were served room temperature and were sent back to be reheated

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. I ordered pizza marguerita which was very good flavor, however not much mozzarella. It needs to have right balance between sauce and mozzarella . For a restaurant with Italian touch is unacceptable.

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B
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing - the food, service and atmosphere. I highly recommend it.

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GS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food and wine was too expensive for the quality we received. Apetizers were small and average
$20. The service was good. Not worth coming back. I cannot recommend this restaurant. There many others in Aventura Mall that are way better.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was OK. Service wasn’t great. Just an average place with high prices....

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HK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Stick to the salads, pizzas and mozzarella menues. Skip the bread and deserts.
Have a quick chat at lunch time and leave.

I wish someone had told this to me, before I went on Saturday night.

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B
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good restaurant, but wine prices are outrageous, should review it ... bread always late !

Overall experience excellent...

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A
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding guests

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing beautiful restaurant in amazing location. All the employees are just amazing. One of the best places to eat in Aventura Mall.

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Repas correct pour ceux qui font leur shopping au mall et qui souhaiteraient se restaurer sur place.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Really overprice with added service @ 18%. Food was just ok.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bonito restaurante con comida italiana normal en un sitio muy cómodo!!Una buena late nativa para familias.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lindo lugar, buena comida pero los valores son elevados debido a la infraestructura del lugar

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K
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Service sucks - food is great

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A
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time and I like this place very much. I have been to the one in New York City too.

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AS
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The red flags started going off from the moment we walked up to the hostess stand. We asked for a table inside, and were told we needed to wait a few minutes, which was fine. We were then led to a table outside. The couple at the table next to us looked miserable. We soon found out why. The restaurant was full, but not crowded. There were as many employees as diners, and none of the employees seemed very clear on what they should be doing. The service was so slow. Our appetizer came 45 minutes after being seated. My dinner was not as described on the menu, and was inedible. The sirloin tips (menu said filet) were well past their prime. My meal was sent back, and we were told numerous times the manager would be over to speak with us. He never came by. We were so happy to get out of there, and am even happier to never go back.

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