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.
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outstanding service and food, highly recommended
Food and wine can be compared to none, "exccelente". Service is fit for a King, not to mention the "sommelier" who provided details of the matching wine. Ambience is like a night in Monte Carlo dining with the Prince. But!! Tsk tsk, you have the most expensive sparkling water I have ever paid for. Man, I hope that sparkling water is from Lourdes, not only to quenched my thirst but clear the soul as well.
Amazing service and we enjoyed all our food!
We really Loved the whole experience at Florentino! Although my boyfriend has quiet a big appetite the portion sizes were a little small in our opinion.
Grossi Florentino never fails to give you an overall dining and enjoyable experience. The ambience is perfect with operatic music in an italian setting with warm,friendly and professinal staff. The food is amazing and the amuse bouche are always delicious and an added bonus along with an extensive wine list to choose from. This is a must for everyone to experience.
Its reputation did not disappoint. An array of high quality food and gave myself a chance to experience some delicacies I may have never tried previously (ie: smoked swordfish was better than anticipated). The portions although at times were small, I still felt completely satisfied at the end of the meal and wouldn't have been able to eat anything else. The wine list was extensive (and at times a little overwhelming) but the attention to detail and service was second to none.
Beautiful food, excellent service. Fabulous for a special occasion
A wonderful night of celebration with very special friends
We chose Florentino for our 22nd wedding anniversary dinner - then couldn't go because of lockdown. Finally we made it! We chose the Gran Tour. Each of the five courses was a delight in taste, texture with some interesting contrasts. Quail was the best I've tasted anywhere and some lovely wine recommendations. Attention to detail was everywhere. Super lovely and yummy night!
An unforgettable evening at Florentino, celebrating my son's 30th Birthday. The food was exceptional and the service top class. The staff were wonderful and did everything possible to make our evening memorable- including little canapes, petit fours etc on the house.
This restaurant has an amazing, classy ambiance, the decor is tasteful, lighting perfect and the art just adds to the experience.
Will definitely visit again.
I have dined and lunched here many times over nearly 40 years. As always it feels very special. Unfortunately one group present at a table nearby became very loud -but without a fuss waitstaff moved our party of two to a table further away and we continued a long a very pleasant lunch very happily.
It was my first wine pairing experience and it was great! There were some of the best wine I ever had. Thank you for the wonderful dining experience. It was the best birthday dinner ever.
Greeted warmly upon arrival and staff very attentive until the end of our meal when we were left waiting for the bill for a very long time and unable to catch the eye of the staff ... I assume in the hope that we would buy more drinks. I complement the cocktail waiter who went out of his way to make something not on the menu. The food tried very hard to be fancy without tasting nice. I couldn't eat my entree of mushrooms and my veal was very sinewy and no better than a casual diner meal.
Extremely disappointed with food. Almost feels like the chef needs to take some cooking lessons . Service was really exceptional. The only thing that deserve a hat for . I have no idea how this place got two chef hats. Unless things changed since then and due to Covid chefs changed . But an amateur cool could make better food
Absolutely splendid on every level! Will return. Carlo was a delight.
Very dissapointed with the lack of value for money. Service needs improvement also especially when taking 25 minutes to obtain a wine list.
The food was absolutely divine and the service was perfect. Well done on providing a first class experience
It is a culinary delight. You could sense the ambience from the moment you enter the front door. The service was exceptional with trolleys of Champaign to start and a trolley of cheese to complete the experience
A fantastic luxurious experience. The food and service was exceptional and I couldn’t recommend it more.
From the moment we arrived the staff treated us as special. This continued throughout the evening with superb food and wine.
We spent a delightful lunch for our 17th wedding anniversary.
It was a monday and there were only 2 tables dining.
Everything was exceptional.
Our wine waiter and maitre de was Nick and he advised us with great accuracy and aplomb as to which wines would suit each dish and our tastes.
Emily was very attentive to us regarding food throughout.
The food courses were truly delicious.
I guess we should make sure to book in 3 years for our 20th anniversary!
Excellent as always dining at is best, great venue with staff attentive and friendly but not hovering, always a pleasure to dine there and as we had met Guy on a prior visit we were escorted by a staff member out to the kitchen to meet Guy again for a quick chat.
We celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary at Florentino last night. We have been to a few 'well recognised' restaurants between and since lockdowns ended in Melbourne and I have to say the total experience at Florentino puts it in a league of its own.
The food is amazing and when combined with the somewhat theatrical wine pairing and knowledgeable, yet humble staff - it makes for a truly remarkable experience!
The ability to switch dishes on the Gran Tour was also a wonderful bonus!
Food was exceptional. Delicious and authentic. The little treats throughout the courses were an welcome surprise.
Very tranquil and relaxing atmosphere
The service was friendly and impeccable!
Simply Superb food and wine. The staff listened and made our evening very special. Delicious tastings beautifully prepared and served between the ordered food - a truly lovely touch. Definitely, a must-go to special occasion venue. Thank you.
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Always wanted to go to Florentino and finally did it. What a fantastic experience. The quality of the food was amazing and the service exceptional. It is not a cheap experience but as a one off it was well worth it. Now I will have to save to go back again.
Top level service, excellent quality . Whole experience was A1, top notch
The place is fantastic, but the prices are to high
Even under COVID-19 restrictions, Grossi Florentino did a wonderful job for our special occasion; food, wine, and service. It was a fitting and much appreciated way to celebrate the successful completion of VCE for our twin sons after the challenges of the disrupted year. Although they are not adventurous eaters, the quality and balance of the dishes presented (we chose the Gran Tour) had them smiling and eager to see what the next course would be like. The staff were friendly and attentive.
Celebrated my anniversary in Grossi over lunch. Had the tasting menu and it’s amazing. Food is a touch too salty but it may be because I wasn’t having wine. The vibe is really nice. We had our honeymoon in Italy and this meal has brought us back to the flavours we experienced in Italy - service, music, ambience and food.
I’m already thinking of bringing family there when they can eventually come visit us from overseas. Mom loves a nice degustation menu.
The food was excellent and I really liked the tasting menu, though I was tempted on the night to go for some of the specials which also sounded absolutely delicious.
Unfortunately, I think I was let down by the service a bit. They didn't take any notice of the requests and dietary requirements I'd put in the booking notes, which resulted in a slightly awkward exchange around menus.
The wait staff seemed quite stressed out, this was an 8:30pm booking, so second sitting. Looks like they'd been run off their feet. There were delays getting us menus, getting drinks, even just getting water took a long time. They tried their best, but I couldn't help feeling that if I'd been earlier it would have been better.
Overall it was an enjoyable meal, but very expensive considering the service provided - at this price point I'd expect more. But the food was excellent.
We were welcomed for the whole time we were there. Some 3 and a half hours. The staff rotated through with professionalism, courtesy, humour and very welcoming attitudes.
Food was very well prepared and tasty.
The bonus which was somewhat unexpected was all the little extra morsels that are delivered before and after the courses you have ordered.
Generous, welcoming, warm, polite all in all a fantastic night.
Overall, it was a great experience. The service was top notch, and the sommelier helped us through the wine list. Chef Grossi was interacting with the patrons, which was quite a treat!
Had a lovely lunch here for my birthday. Excellent service and food.
It fulfilled all our expectations. Celebrating an 18th birthday. The food was so good, the service was spot on.
Amazing. It’s a must do!
Grossi - Florentino is rated 4.7 stars by 599 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.