Gradi - Crown Melbourne

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Italian
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Johnny Di Francesco, 2014 World Pizza Champion

Classic Italian cuisine comes to Crown as Gradi brings the flavours of Naples to you with delicious Italian pizza, pasta and seafood.

Gradi's chef and restauranteur Johnny Di Francesco is a master of his craft, recently named the best in the world at The 2014 World Pizza Championships in Parma for his now famous Margherita pizza. Johnny's passion for Italian cuisine draws from traditional Neapolitan techniques, with his family originating from Naples.

Nicknamed Mr. Pizza in his home country, Johnny is well known amongst Australian food lovers for being one of the best in the pizza business.

Johnny's much-loved style of regional cooking is an exciting addition to Crown's culinary offering.
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Dined a day ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Hugely disappointed with the soggy pizza . Had waited ages to go here for the Margarita Pizza and was so disappointed - won’t be returning

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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

If this is a review for both Open Table whom we booked with and Gradi then great.
Firstly, our reservation wasn’t on their system- Open Table’s problem or Gradi’s? This wasn’t actually a problem luckily as they weren’t to busy so they gave us a seat.
The staff are very kind and professional. The restaurant looks clean and very nice.
The problems- They didn’t have what we contacted prior to booking and left un fed after 30 mins travelling to them. Didn’t actually eat here...

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Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, ambience and service.

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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I would say that it might have been all of the Grand Prix people that they were trying to accommodate but the service was down a bit from what we experienced at the Brunswick restaurant.

Pizza was perfect as always. Can't go past a good Carnivora!!

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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

$36 pasta mains and $27 pizzas are a bit of a stretch. Happy to pay that for the award winning margarita but the pizza came out sloppy - still VERY tasty though. The service was warm, hospitable and balanced between present and giving of space.

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Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Gradi encapsulates exactly what casual fine-dining is - 'casual' with a touch of class.

The food is great quality and are the perfect portions to make sure you leave perfectly full. Our waitress was very accommodating and tried to make the night special for us.

It does get quite busy so it isn't hard for the person on the next table to know your life story. However, overall it was a great night with great food.

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Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Quality food and very friendly and helpful staff.
I definitely recommend to others. but the prices are a little too much for the quantity served.

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Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The pizza is overrated, there are many places in Melbourne which make a better, great authentic Italian pizza. The sauce was so soggy and made the pizza sloppy in five minutes. Otherwise, Gradi is good. The service was great and the pasta is nice. The carbonara has an overwhelming flavour of the guancale fat which was a real pity. But the mushroom papardelle was great.

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Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Pizza was really what we went for cause it was also close to casino and near our hotel.... Pizza was excellent and authentic... But overall cost of meal was a little expensive... But overall satisfied

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Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent. Staff were very awesome on both getting your food and drinks whenever you wanted. Right up close so you can see your food being prepared. People might look at the menu and go $30 for a pizza but it is two meals I got through half of it and got to take the other home home.
Overall would recommend this to any Italian food lovers

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Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, really good service. Noisey so a bit hard to hear others in our party of four.

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Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was great
Service was fast which is what we needed on the night however you can feel to rushed if you want to stay for a while.
It is very noisy and hard to talk at your table.

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Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

Felt very rushed and not good level of service. The food tasted like it was rushed too

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Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great pizza was wet and the seafood was very dry

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Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was top notch.
Best Arancini and Calamari ever eaten.

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Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience at Gradi.

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Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Lovely dinner, great recommendations from staff! Food was delicious!

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Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Service was good at the start when it was not busy but once it got busy we did not get served for 40 minutes, despite many waiters and waitresses passing us by

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Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a gorgeous waitress who was very warm and welcoming she looked after us very well and had no problems answering our questions. We thoroughly enjoyed a tasty pizza and easy the best gnocchi I have ever had. Great portion sizes and a lovely environment to enjoy a special night out.

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Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was extremely welcoming and professional and attentive. The food was reliably great. What more do you need.

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Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Disappointing, won't be back.

$41 dollars is to too much for Mussles, so i ordered the Fish mixed Grill $49, scallops, prawns, fish - all of it was well below par.


Restaurants like these at Crown have turned into tourist traps. Much better food in quality and price only a suburb away eg. Sth Melb, Albert Park & Port Melb.

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Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

unfortunately it was extremely loud and not as pleasant as we have experienced before

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Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Pizza’s are AMAZING!!

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Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were so friendly and helpful

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Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always go there for pizza when in Melbourne every second year. Never disappointed. Wine list bit more expensive than others.

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Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love attending Gradi for dinner as we feel like we are never disappointed in any facet of the experience.
Great food , great wine & exemplary service combine to make dinner at Gradi fantastic

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Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was the fourth time we've dined and everytime Gradi delivers fantastic service and amazing food!

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Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience.

Service was excellent and good great.

The gnocchi is still the best in town says my mum - only nonna could do better.

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Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love it here

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Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with fantastic food and friendly staff.

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Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal with friends. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend to anyone wanting to dine in the city.

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Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Had dinner Christmas night with the family, amd whilst it was a little busy, the service was below poor. Our waiter forgot entree dishes, mains and even dessert! When we needed assistance or beverage refill he wasn’t around and preferred to laugh and joke with the other waiters. He was also very arrogant and spoke down to us. I have eaten at the Carlton location and unfortunately the service was really bad there also.

Food was ok, Pizza was soggy and full of water.

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Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good place for Italian food and wine with family or friends.

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Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Customer service was fantastic, it was very busy but the staff were always around asking if we needed anything and if we were happy with our meal which means they take pride in what they do. The pizza was excellent as was the perfectly grilled seafood. Highly recommended

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Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday there and I couldn’t have been happier. The food (totally value for money), the atmosphere ( electric) and most importantly the service was fantastic. Thank you Gradi’s for making our evening a fun and memorable one. We will definitely be back!!!

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Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service! Can’t rave enough how happy we were with our dining experience at a very busy time.

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Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it!! Staff was excellent even though it was incredibly busy! Food was great, fantastic wine list.

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Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 1

Too expensive for the quality. Too noisy. Service was excellent.

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Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great lunch

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Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Highly recommend

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