Grossi - Florentino

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484 reviews
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$101 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance
Bookings can be made via Florentino's website.

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.

Private Dining

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.

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Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ambiance. Service. Menu Wine list

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Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful staff and amazing food! Highly recommend this great dining experience

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

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.

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Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for a special lunch occasion

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Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great iconic restaurant with impeccable service suited to a special occasion, romantic interlude or celebratory business dinner.

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

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.

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Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

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

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Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Italian elegance comes together in one place. Variety menu. Nice tasting add-ons. Extensive wine list.

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Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a good place to take special customers or special people in your lives

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Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good service good atmosphere

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Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Undoubtedly the BEST dining experience and personalised service we have EVER had in Melbourne.

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

This restaurant treats you like you are special with the food and service being outstanding.

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Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening in a beautiful room. Service was really exceptional, all very friendly & helpful! Food was delicious, especially the venison.

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Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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

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.

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Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A sensational lunch! Worth every cent.

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Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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.

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

The food was absolutely divine and the matching wines delicious. The sommelier was very helpful and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our evening!

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Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An institution of Melb, fabulous food and service

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Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service, food and ambiance, but very pricey.

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Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Florentino's lived up to surpassed expectations. Service was discrete and very professional.
Food outstanding

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Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service and food

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Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding cuisine and unparalleled service

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

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!

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

A really beautiful and unique dining experience perfect for a special occcasion. So well looked after.

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

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.

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Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Excellent food, get value with Express Restaurant deal of $40 for two coursed

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

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.

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

The host was fantastic and so welcoming. Also the food was invented and very tasty, I would be happy to return.

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Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent food and exceptional service. The staff were great with suggestions for wine, friendly without being intrusive. a special meal.

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Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Where do I even begin, customer service = outstanding. Food = outstanding. Everything = outstanding. Blown away & will return! Grossi upstairs, you have blown my mind.

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