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Serafina Miami opens at Aventura Mall

Correspondent

Serafina Miami

19565 Biscayne Blvd., Unit No. 1944, Aventura, 786-920-0989, SerafinaMia.com

This international chain, founded in New York City in 1995, has unveiled its first Florida outpost on the second floor of Aventura Mall’s new wing.

“We have this incredible 65-foot-long outdoor pergola with a picturesque living plant wall,” co-owner Michael Baccaro says. “We created an outdoor space to cater to the great weather. It gives our guests a sense of privacy while providing a beautiful backdrop.”

The patio also boasts a retractable canopy and string lights. An indoor/outdoor bar bridges to the interior with gray marble walls punctuated by modern art for sale, a starlit infinity hallway and modern yellow and blue accents, such as neon angel wings.

Traditional Italian highlights include meatballs with ricotta ($11), Tartufo Nero Pizza with robiola cheese, fontina, truffle cheese, truffle oil and black truffles ($29); a filet mignon burger with Gorgonzola and caramelized onions ($20); Veuve Clicquot risotto with black truffles ($27); and filet of bass al pinot grigio wrapped in thin-sliced potatoes on a bed of zucchini and leeks ($34).

“We will add a few local dishes and weekly specials that use local ingredients,” Baccaro says.

The Vittorio Tea cocktail blends tequila, lime and grapefruit sherbet ($14).

Lunch and dinner are served daily. Musicians entertain monthly.

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