Gradi - Crown Melbourne

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752 reviews
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$40 and under
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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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Dined 5 days ago
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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Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We were here for a special occasion which I mentioned when booking. Service was really bad. Say for 20 minutes before soueven acknowledged us. Wrong drinks were brought to the table. The serve of the pros deco was the smallest serving I’ve ever seen. Food was good however the whole experience was really disappointing.

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Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Aloof service, very overpriced food & drinks! $15 for prosecco which was half a glass! Most expensive pizza of it's type I've come accross. Pizza was very good but too expensive! They overcharged on the bill and were odd and not apologetic at all! Very noisy and overpriced!

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

Came for dinner for my Son’s birthday, it was enjoyed by the whole family. Will defiantly be back.

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Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nice pasta and pizza dish but a little bit pricey. Love the entre, calamari with the squid ink aioli sauce.

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Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, fun and energetic vibe, well priced.

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Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

I have previously enjoyed Gradi and always been served with exceptional service. Last nights reservation was definitely not up to standard. I am unsure if they were short staffed or training but it was definitely a shocking night for service. After planning a surprise birthday for my partner the cake came out with no candles on it, yet to go back and announce to the able that they will bring the cake back out later. Continuously asking for water - definitely not what I expected for Gradi.

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Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food made me feel like I was back in Italy. It was delicious and so satisfying. I would definitely return.

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Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always spot on at Gradi. The waiting staff are very friendly and nothing seems to be any trouble for them. Yes it can be a bit loud but that's because everyone seems so happy and enjoying themselves.

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Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

loved our lunch at gradi food and service was fantastic

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Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service matched. It's not an inexpensive restaurant but you get what you pay for.

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Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

Leaving. We didn't rate it at all. Glorified fast food. I guess we should've known when we saw a branch at the Auckland intetnational airport.

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Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all round, will be back

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