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Grande Forno

4.0
4
14 Reviews
$40 and under
Pizzeria

Established in 1998 and managed by Frank Kadi
We have been serving our local area with our friendly service as well as we provide takeaway.
Come in for dinner tonight! There is nothing like the taste of wood fire pizza.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon-Sun 5pm till late

  • Phone number

    (03) 9886 9255

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Menu

Wood Fired Pizzas

  • Grande Forno Special

    Fresh tomato, leg ham, cacciatore salami, Boccioni cheese, roasted red peppers, Spanish onion, capers & garlic

    • Medium$15.90
  • Seafood Deluxe

    Assorted seafood, Napoli sauce, cheese, olives & garlic

    • Medium$17.90
  • Napolitano

    Tomato, cheese, olives, anchovies, oregano & garlic

    • Medium$15.90
  • Aussie

    Tomato, cheese, leg ham, bacon & egg

    • Medium$15.90
  • Hawaiian

    Tomato, cheese, leg ham & pineapple

    • Medium$15.90
  • Picante

    Napoli sauce, cheese, cacciatore sausage, roasted red peppers, Spanish onion, fresh basil, cracked pepper & garlic

    • Medium$17.90
  • Smoked Salmon

    Napoli sauce, cheese, fresh tomato, salmon, finely chopped leek, fresh basil, cracked pepper, capers, spring onion & garlic

    • Medium$17.90
  • Goats Cheese

    Tomato, cheese, fresh prosciutto, Spanish onion, fresh basil, oregano, olive oil & garlic

    • Medium$17.90
  • Pesto

    Pesto sauce, Spanish onion, eggplant, cheese, sun-dried tomato, oregano, olive oil & garlic

    • Medium$15.90
  • Madonnas

    Napoli sauce, cheese, feta cheese, mushroom, sun-dried tomato, oregano, ground pepper, Spanish onion & garlic

    • Medium$15.90
  • Margherita

    Tomato, cheese, basil, oregano & garlic

    • Medium$15.90
  • Mexicana

    Tomato, cheese, pepperoni salami, peppers, onion, hot spices & garlic

    • Medium$15.90
  • Vegetarian

    Tomato, cheese, mushroom, peppers, onion, olives & garlic

    • Medium$15.90
  • Tandoori

    Marinated chicken, onion, spinach, fresh rocket & a dollop of yoghurt

    • Medium$17.90
  • Capricciosa

    Tomato, cheese, leg ham, mushroom, olive & garlic

    • Medium$15.90

Entree

  • Baked Avocado

    Avocado topped with scallops, prawns, mornay sauce

    • Entree$16.90
  • Garlic Prawns

    Creamy garlic and white wine sauce, served on a bed of rice

    • Entree$16.90
    • Main$26.90
  • Chilli Prawns

    Chilli oil and white wine, served on a bed of rice

    • Entree$16.90
    • Main$26.90
  • Fried Calamari

    Served with a side of salad and chips

    • Entree$16.90
    • Main$26.90
  • Bruschetta

    Freshly chopped tomato, basil, olive oil garlic and herb bread

    • For One$9.90
    • For Two$11.90
  • Antipasto Dip

    • For One$9.90
    • For Two$16.90
  • Garlic Herb and Cheese Focaccia

    • Small$7.90
    • Medium$11.90
    • Large$15.90
  • Soup of the Day$8.90

    Salads

    • Greek Salad$11.90

      Cos lettuce with feta cheese, kalamata olives, tomato and cucumber with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar

      • Add Chicken$17.90
    • Caesar Salad$15.90

      Cos lettuce with egg, crispy bacon, anchovies, croutons, parmesan and our traditional Caesar dressing

      • Add Chicken$19.90
    • Char Grilled Chicken$19.90

      Chicken tenderloins, on a bed of mixed lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, Spanish onion with our special dressing

      • Garden Salad$9.90

        Mixed lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, Spanish onion, capsicum with a lemon and olive oil dressing

        Steak

        Serve with your choice of sauce: Pepper Corn Sauce, Mushroom Sauce, Mexican Sauce, Dianna Sauce

        • Rib Eye Steak

          • 450gm.$26.90
        • Porter House Steak

          • 350gm.$24.90

        Poultry

        • Chicken Parmigiana$23.90

          Crumbed chicken fillet, grilled and topped with ham, Napoli sauce & mozzarella cheese

          • Chicken Avocado$23.90

            A tender breast of chicken with mushroom & avocado with cream sauce

            • Chicken Curry$23.90

              Fillet frilled with prawns, bacon, capsicum, a touch of curry with cream & Napoli sauce

              • Chicken Spinacho$23.90

                Blue cheese mornay, parmesan cheese, fresh herbs & spinach

                Veal

                • Veal Parmigiana$23.90

                  Cooked to golden perfection, oven baked, topped with cheese & Napoli sauce

                  • Veal Prawn Medallian$23.90

                    Veal cooked with bacon, spring onion, prawns & cream sauce

                    • Veal Al Vino Bianco$23.90

                      Pan-fried veal medallions, mushroom, cream, fresh parsley & white wine with a dash of garlic

                      • Veal Campaniola$23.90

                        Oven baked topped with spinach, blue Danish cheese in a creamy mushroom sauce

                        Risotto

                        • Risotto Primavera$16.90

                          Fresh vegetables tossed in Napoli sauce

                          • Risotto Marinara$19.90

                            A selection of mixed seafood cooked in white wine and garlic with fresh parmesan cheese

                            • Risotto Pollo & Avocado$17.90

                              Chicken avocado cream tossed in white wine and garlic with fresh parmesan cheese

                              • Risotto Grande Forno Special$17.90

                                Pan tossed bacon, shallots, mushrooms, curry, chicken and napoli cream sauce with a dash of garlic

                                • Risotto Spinach and Pumpkin$17.90

                                  Pine nuts tossed in a cream sauce with a dash of garlic

                                  • Risotto Vitello$17.90

                                    Pieces of veal tossed with mushroom, shallots, a dash of garlic, basil and cream sauce

                                    Kids Menu

                                    All kids meals $12.90

                                    • Fish and Chips

                                      • Nuggets and Chips

                                        • Spaghetti Bolognaise

                                          • Lasagne

                                            • Cannelloni

                                              Pasta's

                                              Choice of Pasta Fettuccini, Gnocchi, Spaghetti, Penne, Tortellini. Gluten free Penne available

                                              • Lasagne$17.90

                                                Layers of pasta sheets, with rich tomato sauce, meat and mozzarella cheese baked

                                                • Bolognaise$16.90

                                                  A rich red tomato sauce with mint meat, herbs spices and parmesan cheese

                                                  • Carbonara$16.90

                                                    Bacon pieces, shallots, in a light cream sauce with parsley and parmesan cheese

                                                    • Matriciana$17.90

                                                      Bacon pieces, onions, capsicum, hot chilli and napoli sauce

                                                      • Pollo Funghi$17.90

                                                        Tender chicken fillet pieces, mushrooms, shallot in a tasty cream sauce

                                                        • Primevera$17.90

                                                          Fresh vegetables and basil tossed in napoli sauce

                                                          • Marinara$19.90

                                                            Selection of mixed seafood garlic, white wine, touch of napoli sauce with herbs and spices

                                                            • Scallops & Mussels$19.90

                                                              Selected scallops, whole mussels tossed in olive oil, garlic, white wine & Napoli sauce

                                                              • Grande Forno Special$17.90

                                                                Pan tossed bacon, shallots, mushroom, curry, chicken & Napoli cream sauce with a dash of garlic

                                                                • Cannelloni$17.90

                                                                  Oven baked cannelloni filled with fresh ricotta cheese

                                                                  Desserts

                                                                  • Crepes$9.90

                                                                    With maple syrup or lemon sugar, With banana & passion fruit, With strawberry

                                                                    • Sticky Date Pudding$9.90

                                                                      • Tiramisu$9.90

                                                                        • Pavlova$9.90

                                                                          • Creme Caramel$7.90

                                                                            • Homemade Chocolate Mouse$7.90

                                                                              • Gelati$6.90

                                                                                Mocca / Cassata / Baci / Tartufo

                                                                                • Ice Cream Sandae$5.90

                                                                                  Chocolate / Strawberry

                                                                                  Drinks (Non-Alcoholic)

                                                                                  • Soft Drink$3.50

                                                                                    Pepsi, lemonade, lemon squash, Fanta etc

                                                                                    • Apple Juice$3.50

                                                                                      • Orange Juice$3.50

                                                                                        • Mineral Water$3.50

                                                                                          Orange & Mango / Lemon / Ginger Aile / Plain

                                                                                          • Lemon, Lime & Bitters$4.90

                                                                                            • Iced Chocolate$4.90

                                                                                              • Iced Coffee$4.90

                                                                                                • Hot Chocolate$3.50

                                                                                                  • Cafe Latte$3.50

                                                                                                    • Cappuccino$3.50

                                                                                                      • Short/Long Black$3.50

                                                                                                        • Short/Long Macchiato$3.50

                                                                                                          • Teas$3.50

                                                                                                            • Affogato$3.50

                                                                                                              Drinks

                                                                                                              • Cascade Light$5.90

                                                                                                                • Victorian Bitter$5.90

                                                                                                                  • Crown Lager$6.90

                                                                                                                    • Pure Blonde$6.90

                                                                                                                      • Cascade Premium$6.90

                                                                                                                        • Stella Artois$6.90

                                                                                                                          • Peroni Nastro Azzuro$6.90

                                                                                                                            • Heineken$6.90

                                                                                                                              • Corona$6.90

                                                                                                                                Spirits

                                                                                                                                All $7.90

                                                                                                                                • Scotch

                                                                                                                                  • Ouzo

                                                                                                                                    • Bourbon

                                                                                                                                      • Grapa

                                                                                                                                        • Gin

                                                                                                                                          • Vodka

                                                                                                                                            • Southern Comfort

                                                                                                                                              • Bacardi Rum

                                                                                                                                                Liqueurs

                                                                                                                                                All $7.90

                                                                                                                                                • Baileys

                                                                                                                                                  • Malibu

                                                                                                                                                    • Kahlua

                                                                                                                                                      • Frangelico

                                                                                                                                                        • Sambuca

                                                                                                                                                          • Gilliano

                                                                                                                                                            Wines

                                                                                                                                                            Corkage $3.50 per bottle

                                                                                                                                                              Sparklings

                                                                                                                                                              • Riccadonna

                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$24.90
                                                                                                                                                              • Lambrusco

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$6.50
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$19.90

                                                                                                                                                              Whites

                                                                                                                                                              • Taylor Ferguson, Chardonnay

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$7.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$26.90
                                                                                                                                                              • Taylor Ferguson, Sauvignon Blanc

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$7.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$26.90
                                                                                                                                                              • Mancini, Chardonnay

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$6.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$19.90
                                                                                                                                                              • Mancini, Semilon / Sauvignon Blanc

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$6.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$19.90
                                                                                                                                                              • Mancini, Riesling

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$6.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$19.90
                                                                                                                                                              • Mancini, Fruity Lexia

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$6.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$19.90

                                                                                                                                                              Roses

                                                                                                                                                              • Taylor Ferguson

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$7.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$26.90
                                                                                                                                                              • Langhorne Creek Rose

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$7.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$26.90

                                                                                                                                                              Reds

                                                                                                                                                              • Pedler Creek, Shiraz

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$29.90
                                                                                                                                                              • Taylor Ferguson, Cabernet Sauvignon (Coonawarra)

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$7.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$26.90
                                                                                                                                                              • Taylor Ferguson, Shiraz (Coonawarra)

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$7.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$26.90
                                                                                                                                                              • Taylor Ferguson, Merlot

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$7.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$26.90
                                                                                                                                                              • Taylor Ferguson, Pinot Noir

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$7.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$26.90
                                                                                                                                                              • Mancini, Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$6.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$19.90
                                                                                                                                                              • Mancini, Shiraz

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$6.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$19.90
                                                                                                                                                              • Mancini, Merlot

                                                                                                                                                                • Glass$6.00
                                                                                                                                                                • Bottle$19.90

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                                                                                                                                                              What 14 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                              4.0
                                                                                                                                                              4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                              • 3.9Food
                                                                                                                                                              • 4.2Service
                                                                                                                                                              • 3.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                                              • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                                                                Marsbar

                                                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on 13 November 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                This is a lovely small family restaurant, a gem in Chadstone. The people are lovely, the food is great, and we are happy to frequent often!

                                                                                                                                                              2. MC

                                                                                                                                                                MareeC

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on 2 June 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                Frank is outstanding with his service - lovely, lovely person. My Pollo Funghi Tortellini was delicious and creamy. Had some food envy for a friends Veal Bianco ;)

                                                                                                                                                              3. JH

                                                                                                                                                                JoanneH

                                                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on 29 May 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                This is a family favourite. The service is always friendly and obliging. Food is delicious, I had the gnocchi, so tender, the spaghetti bol always yummy and the spaghetti marinara a favourite. We also enjoyed the afternoon pizza which is cooked in their wood fired oven, yummo.

                                                                                                                                                              4. S

                                                                                                                                                                Sati

                                                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on 13 April 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Very friendly atmosphere. Service exceptional. The manager is a absolute gentleman.

                                                                                                                                                              5. K

                                                                                                                                                                Karina

                                                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on 3 February 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                Delicious food, including excellent gluten an dairy-free options, friendly service, excellent value.

                                                                                                                                                              6. KJ

                                                                                                                                                                KazJ

                                                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on 6 January 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                Grande Forno or 'Frank's' is an institution. We buy pizzas from here regularly. Staff are very friendly, they know us by name. I had the gnocchi pesto which is one of the best I have eaten.

                                                                                                                                                              7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on 31 December 2017

                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                The owner contacted us to inform us the restaurant was closed. We were very disappointed and feel that their web site and the booking facility should have been informed of the changed holiday hours.

                                                                                                                                                              8. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on 18 December 2017

                                                                                                                                                                overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                Mentioned on open table that it was our anniversary and restaurant did not know about our booking on open table. Thought we just came in off the street. No special attention or complimentary drink as other restaurants do to encourage repeat patronage. Somewhat disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                              9. KM

                                                                                                                                                                KristinM

                                                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on 11 November 2017

                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                We will be back! Food was great, large servings, incredibly friendly. Very enjoyable.

                                                                                                                                                              10. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on 28 October 2017

                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                Great friendly service , good food at a reasonable price.

                                                                                                                                                              11. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on 24 September 2017

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Very friendly.Food came out very fast.Would highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                                              12. LB

                                                                                                                                                                LouiseB18

                                                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on 4 August 2017

                                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                I haven't been to this restaurant for at least twelve months. Disappointed with service, only one waitress and the owner on a very busy night. My pizza came out first and the other meals didn't come out until 20 minutes later. Steak was cold and tough, having asked for medium to well done it arrived rare. Having waited so long, my friend was reluctant to complain and left most of it.

                                                                                                                                                              13. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on 28 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                I don't know what happened to this place. It used to be quite good, and in particular the "special" pizzas were very good. It also used to be busy. However, on this occasion, a Friday night, it was almost empty! My wife and I had the minestrone, which was tasty and filling, and I then had the Fettuccini Matriciana, which also was tasty with a bit of heat (as it should). However, my wife's seafood pizza was awful. Topped with too much glugy cheese and completely tasteless. Even the cheese had no taste. What's more, it was served on a cold plate that cooled it down almost straight away. So, definitely avoid the seafood pizza.

                                                                                                                                                              14. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on 11 July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Originally booked for 7 diners and later added 3 more easily by the app/email link. Of course on the day the total was only 6 and again easily changed this via the link. Table was ready when we arrived and staff also offered a choice of any another spot if interested (with lower number of diners). Food was great and a mix of meals certainly offered a range of styles for everyone. 2 kids were well catered for (Fish and Chips was real grilled fish, not some frozen fried thing) Our old local pizza place has closed down and this place is certainly worth the little extra drive. Friendly welcome by Frank to all visitors, inc kids.

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                                                                                                                                                              Grande Forno is rated 4 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                              • Area

                                                                                                                                                                Ashwood

                                                                                                                                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                                Mon-Sun 5pm till late

                                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                Pizzeria

                                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                              • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                                Business Casual

                                                                                                                                                              • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                                                Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                              • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                                MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                Beer, Non-Smoking, Wine

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