Grossi - Florentino

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$101 and over
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Italian
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.

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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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved every minute of it! The head Chef Mario was outstanding and our drinks waiter created amazing drinks based on what we felt like. All the waiters were lovely and up for a laugh. Had a great night with my husband for our birthdays!

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Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely recommended for a special occasion and celebration.... absolutely beautiful.

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Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great attention to detail & offered to substitute any of the Specials into the Tasting Menu.
Matching wines was a real highlight.
Definitely a great place for a special occasion.
The bread is worth it alone!

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

Excellent restaurant with very helpful staff friendly and well informed. The luncheon with friends was amazing memorable experience. Highly recommend it to friends.

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

I feel this is the best restaurant in Melbourne and we always dine there when in town. The food and beverage is outstanding and, rare in Australia, the wait staff is very professional and knowledgeable. Whilst not cheap, the price/quality ratio is very favourable. The only drawback is the stairs which are not easy to negotiate for the elderly.

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Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff made me feel special on my birthday.
Beautiful food and wine and lots of extra delicacies between courses.
The treats were memorable.
Food was well spaced and service was fantastic and friendly without hovering.

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

Had an absolutely delightful dinner here while in Melbourne. The staff were professional, helpful and offered an extremely warm service. Felt absolutely spoilt.

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Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I were blown away by the attentiveness of the staff. This was a celebration dinner for our 20th anniversary and the staff made us feel extremely special.

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Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an experience we had! We celebrated a joint 40th and we will never forget this night. Thank you Florentino for making our birthdays so special.

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Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The amazing wait staff made our night so very special from the moment we alighted the stairs, to the moment we were helped into our coats. Our main waitress was so sweet, warm and genuine and there were so many lovely and unexpected touches throughout the whole evening. We were wished a happy anniversary by several staff and the card on our table was gorgeous.

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

It was my husband’s birthday and we had the degustation menu. Wow totally amazing. Every dish was delicious. The service we received from Carlo our waiter was outstanding. You felt like you were the only people there. Can’t wait to get back to Melbourne to go again.

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

We very much enjoyed our dining experience. We were made to feel special and the staff were very friendly and informative, especially the 2 female Italian wait staff

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

Unsurpassed service from another era. Everything is perfect from start to finish. If you want to feel special or treat someone special in your life this is the restaurant. Extensive wine list with a very experienced sommelier to guide you, lovely food and special touches all make it a wonderful experience.

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Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

It was our 6yr anniversary, and had a gift voucher too use( which was forgottenon on bill). And made it very awkward when paying).Service was very busy, with a different waiter every course, meals were ok, 2 we could not eat because tasted off or completely different to each other. My partner is vegetarian, I rang to confirm this and voucher and they forgot. I would not reccomend this restaurant to be honest when there is so much competition out there. Even though I admire the executive chef.

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

The 3 courses for $150 was too much food - not leaving any room for dessert.
Much preferred old a la carte menu - choosing entrée, main and desert

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Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasant service from start to finish. Food and wine options were well described. Attentive wine service. Crab with rice pasta and wagyu beef were special highlights. Tasting menu worthwhile for first timers.

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Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visitor and we were blown away by the quality of the food, it was amazing! The gnocchi was absolutely sensational, as was the panna cotta dessert, blissful! We will definitely be going back.

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Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!!

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Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful service. Excellent food. Good choice of wines. Traditional. Quite expensive but good value.

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Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our 20 Year Wedding Anniversary at Grossi Florentino, and from the moment we walked we felt we'd taken a journey through Italy! We selected the gran tour with the wine pairing and proceeded to enjoy the taste and flavour of traditional and exquisite Italy. The staff were outstanding - knowledgeable, professional and above all, extremely good at what they do. Thank you Grossi Florentino - it was a perfect evening.

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

such a wonderful experience, the food, the staff, the ambience, it was what we anticipated but so much more.

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

Our chosen dishes (for a party of four) were beautifully prepared. We sampled quite a range of things including some dishes from the vegetarian menu. Moreover, the attention of the staff in accommodating our requests and needs was exemplary. Grazie mille.

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Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a treat to come inside from Melbourne’s icy wind to this warm, welcoming restaurant. The next few hours were such a treat: impeccable service, complimentary hors d’oeuvres; choosing dishes from such an interesting and inspired menu. The staff were attentive but discrete: we were offered several rounds of the delicious freshly baked bread. Portions were generous and cooked to perfection.

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

Wonderful attentive staff without being overbearing. The food was delicious with a couple of surprises along the way. Left feeling incredibly satisfied.

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Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Elegant and fine dining at its best

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

It was a great experience if you ignore the cost. We didn’t appreciate being offered extras without being told the cost such as a glass of sparkling wine at $50 per glass.

Being charged $120 for Cloudy Bay Sauv Blanc when it can be purchased for $35 is exorbitant

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Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service is impeccable. Other restaurants should send their waiting staff here to learn the subtlety of when and how to approach customers. The food is of high quality, strangely enough not as "Italian" as you might expect, with quite a variety of dishes available. A great place for any occasion, or if you just happen to be visiting Melbourne for a few days.

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

THE AMBIENCE AND SERVICE WERE EXCELLENT. FOOD WAS CAREFULLY PREPARED AND LOOKED INVITING ON THE PLATE.

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Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Grossi Florentino continues to set the benchmark for exquisite and authentic Italian food located in the best part of Melbourne. Its a fine establishment in every aspect which employs genuine career focused hospitality people that are exceptional in there service.

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Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Great tasting food but unreasonably priced for what you get. We had a 3 course meal which the food was lovely but not worth the huge price tag. The service was ok at best but they didn’t offer a drinks list which would have been helpful to also see the huge price tag on the drinks. Although we enjoyed our night the wait times between course was far too long. When we are spending upwards of $500 for 2 people we would expect perfection which it was far from unfortunately.

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

Waiters were friendly and happy to oblige in our needs and have a laugh with us. Food was great ,

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

We had travelled interstate to have our special occasion at Fiorentino. We ordered the Gran Tour with matching wines. The best dishes were the spanner crab with rice pasta & bottarga and the Oxtail. The matching wines were an Italian regional experience. We had wines from Piedmonte, Pulga, Sicly and the Alto Adige.

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

It's been quite while since the last time we visited Grossi Florentino Upstairs. It was a wonderful experience. Almost impossible to fault any aspect of it;the atmosphere, the food, the wines and most importantly the service.

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Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was truly outstanding and every dish was exceptional. We dined at lunch and I found the entire experience to be of the highest standard. It reminded me of dining in high-end restaurants in Italy, so they have really captured the classic Italian restaurant culture superbly.

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Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic service and impeccable food. The wait staff were attentive the food was great.

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

Had a great time! Awesome food and service. What an experience!

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Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I found the whole food experience too much , too many little dishes . Too many varieties of food mixed together in my stomach. Italian Food has never meant to be art , its about simple flavours done extremely well , not too much seasoning a perfect balance . There was no green salads or live food ? Let the beautiful produce speak for itself .

On a more positive note the waiting staff were excellent.

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Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

Very unbalanced meal. No greens no starch just a lump of meat and an onion.

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Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed the tasting menu (Grand Tour) with matching wines (classic). Food was exceptional, as well as the staff. Smaller servings of matching wines than I have enjoyed at other restaurants eg Vue de Monde, however sommellier was very attentive and knowledgeable. We booked and started early at 6pm when the restuarant was quiet. After 7.30 the restaurant was full and become somewhat noisy but not too bad.

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

A special dinner with my Mum. We spent 3 hours dining in classical Italian style. We started with a glass of the best champers. Our dinner choices were accompanied by a lovely selection of wines. We had 2 more wines in accompaniment of cheese and dessert. The beautiful dining was finished off with the well known Tuscan cantucci dipped in vin santo. A real cultural delight.
Thank you to Guy Grossi and all the gorgeous staff who were just delightful and made our occasion very special.

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