Gradi - Crown Melbourne
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.
Not great service and it was really quiet . Limited options for gluten free
We ordered entree and mains, the mains were so slow coming out that the server got us some other food whilst we were waiting, entree was really good calamari and the 154 pizza, mains were a mix, I ordered the seafood linguine which was so salty that I couldn’t eat it, the gnocchi was really good and the ragu was ok but I can make it better. There are much better places in Melbourne to go if you want a pasta meal.
Fantastic food, service could have been faster but was not a problem at all.
Food was excellent.came to eat pizza and was not disappointed. The Arancini balls was very good. The scallops were excellent. The pizza were delicious. The steak was...meh. The service was very efficient and professional. The place was very busy but the service level did not fail.
Was not impressed with service.
Asked to pay the bill, was told by waitress twice, she'll come back to collect. 15 minutes later, still awaiting for bill to be collected. Asked another senior waitress who used her fingers to tell me to wait and somewhat just snapped at me to pay at counter. Was so rude! You should never use your fingers to signal.
Was not even that busy to be ignored
I won't be back. The food was great but the service was extremely slow. Very dissapointing.
Great place we had fun and delicious food 👍👍👍
First time at Gradi and it won’t be the last. Enjoyed our starters (burratta and zucchini flowers) and our fresh pasta mains (funghi and beef ragú). Our server was friendly and willing to pace the courses with our preference. We opted for a leisurely pace and didn’t feel rushed. Looking forward to going back soon.
Fantastic food and great service
Been there twice, pizzas taste good, but the tomatoes tasted slightly off, and the use of rocket as a topping on both pizzas doesn’t appeal to me. I also felt off the next day for the second visit in a row.
This place was just wonderful. Food, service etc was perfect. Have been before and will be back again!
Had a wonderful dinner here for my Mum's 60th birthday - and excellent and friendly service! Would highly recommend
Great food and service - we will be back!
Food was average and VERY overpriced for what it was.
We went to Gradi on Saturday night to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. We had a beautiful seat outside, which we preferred as inside was extremely loud and busy. The service was okay, however I told staff that we were celebrating my boyfriend's boyfriend however they did not seem to care one bit. Didn't even say happy birthday. Food did come out very quickly. However, considering how many staff were on, service was slow.
Excellent service and food - couldn't fault the quality. Highly recommend the raspberry wonderland mocktail. I could have ordered 50 and never gotten sick of them!
Nice view, nice food and nice service
Good experience. not fit for a special occasion.
Excellent service and food!!!
To be honest. $40 pastas and $30 pizzas should be bigger it’s like we are paying for entree sized meals.
Food is great. Value for money is 0
Seriously it doesn’t cost much for extra pasta or pizza dough.
Great food & service ...staff very friendly
We had a fantastic dinner at Gradi for a friend’s birthday. Staff were very thoughtful and even gave us complimentary glasses of sparkling to celebrate the occasion. We asked a staff member to recommend wines for us and we couldn’t be any happier with their suggestions. Pizza and pasta were the favourites and the gluten free gnocchi was delicious!
Good Italian food but very overpriced!
Quality of food was excellent. service could be better mainly around processing people at front door, once in wait staff was good as well. Pizzas are little expensive than what I would like to pay at even considering it's crown and not a cafe down the road. I was probably expecting a bit more fine dining but it felt more like a regular restaurent like brunetties. Just going by quality of food, ignoring the price, I would definitely come back and recomend
We ordered pizzas and salads to share. The food was amazing. Also ordered a bottle of local wine which was also of high standards. There was a wait on the high chair but otherwise staff seemed attentive given how busy the place was
Been coming for years and never disappointed. Consistently great food, service and ambience.
Pizza was great as usual
Pasta was disappointing
We were a party of seven and main courses were served all over the shop within 20 minutes of each other so diners were forced to sit and watch others eat or just wait for their own meal to arrive
Great location in Crown complex, food high quality at affordable prices. Service outstanding, would definitely recommend.
Pizza to die for, brilliant pasta dishes too.
The food was so fresh, quality ingredients and delicious. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
Wonderful food, been many times and never disappoints..
A great night, a little expensive but the food was good.
Food was good and service was very attentive
We were waiting more than an hour for our meal. The waiter appologised several times for food being late. One pasta meal was good and tasty, the other was very average. Food is far too expensive for the quality and service offered.
Wow fantastic food and service meatballs yum pizza better than Rome Luv this restaurant
We made a booking for 7 people but later on we had 3 more friends joining us. I rang up to change our booking but was told there’s no more big table. So we booked another table of 3. We went to the restaurant and explained to them and they were kind enough to allocate two tables close by even though it was a very busy evening. Food was very good. Service was friendly. We will definitely go back there.
Service was fantastic and waiter very helpful. Entree's were fresh and tasty. Main pastas however were a bit too salty. Pizza's were good though
I took friends from Queensland and we all loved everything about Gradi. It’s upmarket but very reasonable
Awesome location, authentic Italian cuisine, exceptional service, great value for money could only highly recommend to locals & visitors
Gradi - Crown Melbourne does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Gradi - Crown Melbourne is rated 4.4 stars by 878 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.