Grossi - Florentino
Florentino is a beautifully designed area dominated by large murals of sixteenth century renaissance life in Florence painted by Rinaldo Massoni. The area is attractively decorated and accented with Italian statues and figurines. The white tablecloths make Grossi Florentino Upstairs the perfect place for an intimate dinner or lunch. A Veloce menu consisting of two courses is available for lunch only to allow for the leisurely dining experience that's delivered in a quick and timely fashion. There is also the Gran Tour Menu consisting of five courses with optional of wine pairing.
The wine list at Grossi Florentino Upstairs is always changing, ensuring that the best regional representation is being attained. The award-winning menu offers explanatory notes to each wine which can be helpful for educational purposes as well as food matching.
Grossi Florentino is steeped in tradition that is given affectionate contemporary expression. The essence of Grossi Florentino Upstairs is quality and accessible luxury ready to be enjoyed.View Private Dining Details
From the moment we entered we were treated with the utmost courtesy. The staff were super attentive and the way they serve each course was the best we've experienced. The wine list catered for every taste and the sommelier knew his stuff. There was one small period where we waited to be asked for a drink and ended asking the wait staff, but it was only a blemish when compared to the rest of the service. The food was exceptional. The pasta was melt in your mouth. The venison was tender and tasty.
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Wonderful staff and amazing food! Highly recommend this great dining experience
We took important clients to Grossi Florentino Upstairs because of the restaurant long standing reputation.The food was well presented and some our party enjoyed their choice, eg; gnocchi. The signature suckling pig was dry and just barely edible. The desserts and cheeses were acceptable. There were only 5 tables of diners and whilst the service was efficient, we felt we were being rushed. I was somewhat disappointed and feel they are trading off past glories.
Great for a special lunch occasion
Great iconic restaurant with impeccable service suited to a special occasion, romantic interlude or celebratory business dinner.
Arrived here for lunch after an early morning flight, opted for the 2 course veloce lunch and added an extra 2 - 3 courses. Very good value, and delicious.
The staff are very flexible with allowing us to pick dishes from the tasting menu.
Additional complimentary dishes included an assagini of "russian salad" and a little antipasti of smoked eel tortellino in brodo.
Would definately come back.
Extremely average food.
Had been waiting to come here for years and it was a massive disappointment.
Pub food at best.
Horribly overpriced and will not return
Italian elegance comes together in one place. Variety menu. Nice tasting add-ons. Extensive wine list.
Beautiful place for special and memorable occasions. Good ambience and easy to talk. Food is good to magnificent and well presented. The service is impeccable. Friendly, helpful and we were made feel very welcome despite this being a place we would not often frequent due to cost.
Grossi Florentino is a magical venue in amazing surroundings. The dining room is gorgeously Italian, the service is friendly but very professional and the food is wonderful. But be prepared to pay for the experience.
It is a good place to take special customers or special people in your lives
Good service good atmosphere
Undoubtedly the BEST dining experience and personalised service we have EVER had in Melbourne.
This restaurant treats you like you are special with the food and service being outstanding.
Lovely evening in a beautiful room. Service was really exceptional, all very friendly & helpful! Food was delicious, especially the venison.
The menu is in small print relative to the lighting,
didn't distinguish between entree and mains and the position of the cheese course not clear.
Beautiful food beautifully presented and the service was just right.
Every dish was spectacular. The attention to detail from the moment we arrived made us feel very special. I can't recommend it highly enough.
An absolutely fabulous experience. Couldn’t fault the food or service. I would recommend to anyone looking for a place to share a lovely meal for a special occasion.
Unfortunately I wasn’t ‘wowed’. Booked for 3 for a business meeting lunch, and spent over $1500 upstairs and then another $200 downstairs (after we had to leave so they that could clean up for dinner service).
The food was nice but not memorable. The crab linguine and the cheese selection were probably the standouts. Wagyu was a little tough. The premium wine selection at $190 per person, wasn’t remarkable.
Staff were fine but not particularly engaging. Overall, nice, but not exceptional.
Annoyed at the hidden costs. No-where throughout the online booking did it reveal there would be a 15% surcharge. There were additional bits & pieces served for free, but slugged $30 per glass for pre-dinner bubbly, but not advised it was at a cost when it was offered. Total hidden costs = $140.
A sensational lunch! Worth every cent.
The experience could be improved by the waiters speaking more slowly when describing menu items and smiling occasionally. Also, they should not remove unfinished food without asking first. The food quality was quite good, however the tiramisu was not up to the usual standard we've enjoyed when dining at the Grill downstairs. Overall not the best experience and we would not choose Florentino Upstairs again.
The food was absolutely divine and the matching wines delicious. The sommelier was very helpful and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our evening!
An institution of Melb, fabulous food and service
Fantastic service, food and ambiance, but very pricey.
Florentino's lived up to surpassed expectations. Service was discrete and very professional.
Exceptional service and food
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening, celebrating my partners birthday. Very attentive and thoughtful staff, great to have a spacious table with space around it. We weren’t rushed, and stayed longer to enjoy each other’s conversation over a liquor. Highly recommend.
Service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. Even the several amuse bouche were memorable. While the dinner was expensive, it made for a special evening.
Excellent service that makes you feel special from the moment you enter.
No rush to get out for next service which happens at a lot of venues these days.
Amazing food and wine to match.
Outstanding cuisine and unparalleled service
We came for the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Restaurant Express lunch (again). As usual it didn't disappoint, with amazing service, food and surroundings. Can't wait to hopefully be able to come again next year!
A really beautiful and unique dining experience perfect for a special occcasion. So well looked after.
Dined Friday night and had a wonderful evening. Shantall waited our table and was exceptional ensuring our experience was all we hoped it would be. The food was incredible with a wide selection and beautifully presented. The wine list is extensive and the selections made on our behalf by Pablo were perfect. Florentino's is exquisite fine dining paralell With the best. Thank you to all upstairs at 80 Bourke Street, we will be back.
Excellent food, get value with Express Restaurant deal of $40 for two coursed
I have many of my friend going this week to Florentino just because we go every year and they must experience the place and everyone loved it. The service,staff and the menu is the standard that most restaurants strive for. And a special mention to Carlo Grossi in making my partner and I feel welcome.
The host was fantastic and so welcoming. Also the food was invented and very tasty, I would be happy to return.
excellent food and exceptional service. The staff were great with suggestions for wine, friendly without being intrusive. a special meal.
Where do I even begin, customer service = outstanding. Food = outstanding. Everything = outstanding. Blown away & will return! Grossi upstairs, you have blown my mind.