Grossi - Florentino

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455 reviews
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
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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Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding cuisine and unparalleled service

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

I always look forward to dining at Grossi Florentino - consistently the best Italian in Melbourne, meaning it’s my pick as the best in the country. Marvellous food & wine is matched only by the old school service. Top notch in every respect!

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

everything was amazing but i think the food was underwhelming. the pasta was not 100% and the 5 of us agreed with this. the desert was not quite right either from the last time we were there a few years back. everything was so good but we all felt a little disappointed in the wow factor of the food last night. it was my mums 70th and we still hae the best night and the service was second to none. thanks

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

The minute you walk in you’re made to feel so welcome! The service is second to none and there is no other word more fitting than “perfect” for the food served and enjoyed! Being Coeliac I felt so looked after and nothing was a problem!! Just brilliant!

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Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We were very disappointed. We have been to Grossi Florentino several times, however this time we felt the food was not up to the usual standard. Apart from the Quail as entree, there was no wow factor, which is expected when you are paying $150 for 3 courses. The service was excellent, however when my husband complained about the ravioli (he felt it was not cooked and little taste of barramundi) the response was inconsequential.

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Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service a must try

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

One word - wonderful

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

Excellent food and outstanding service

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

Quite possibly the best restaurant in Melbourne.

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

First time dining at Florentino. Best dining experience I have ever had. Everything was perfect. Look forward to next time.

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

Celebrating our Wedding Anniversary, we had the Gran Tour - 6 course degustation. An exceptional way to experience Florentino's menu. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly. Highly recommended.

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

Excellent experience and very well received by my guests - faultless. The food was stunning and loved by all at my table.

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

Little needs to be said about its iconic ambience, food or prices.

Service was immaculate. Food was brilliantly prepared and presented, and well matched with very good wines.

My wife found the suckling pig a bit fatty but octopus, rabbit, goat and risotto dishes were very much appreciated.

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

Incredible food & impeccable service made for such a special night.

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Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I was a bit disappointed with the quality and taste balance of the food for a two hat restaurant. Service and ambiance wee great.

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Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

All dishes were beautifully presented and delicious. Wine we selected was also lovely. A glass of champagne was offered upon arrival and whilst it was very enjoyable, we had about the cost involved and as a result I was quite surprised to find that it was $40 per glass when I received the bill. My suggestion would be that the wine list be provided prior to ordering any drinks so that customers are fully aware of costs involved.

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Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's been quite some time since we have been to this restaurant but as a "special occasion" venue it's hard to beat.
Service and food are exceptional.
The only issue is that if you decide to go upstairs at Grossi Florentino's then also understand that the price is the price and if you have to ask then perhaps it's not for you.....
But for a 25th wedding celebration (and a birthday) with some of the wedding party is was a fantastic place to go.

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

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff at Grossi Florentino for a wonderfuldinner last night.

We had only one hour for dinner, as we had a show to get to that night, and yet the staff were incredibly understanding and helped us get through all three courses (plus many special additions) in the short timeframe! They even helped hail a cab for us at the end of the dinner to ensure we arrived at the show in time.

Exceptional service, exceptional food.

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Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Not as good as last time. Food wasn’t fabulous, but fine. Ok. When ordering something like a Morton bay bug dish, it would be reasonable to expect more than a few scraps of bugs in a mainly pasta dish. Especially given the $150 minimum per head. Probably a while before we revisit. Service great at times, yet average at other times. Shame when good restaurants get complacent and cut corners.

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Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

This is a fine dining experience so be prepared for this environment. Food not up to standard of other fine dining restaurants in Melbourne. Too many service staff which made us feel like we were being rushed. Great wine list!

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

17Jan2019 lunhc -- excellent !!! Want to go back now! Superb prawns, oysters, and barramundi

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

Classic lunch in a refined establishment that screams class

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Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service, wonderful food and wine. Ambiance is brilliant and a true Melbourne dining experience.

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Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Over 20 years since we were there We had great expectations we weren't disappointed We thought it was wonderful

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Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely magnificent!
We had the degustation menu ( a little of everything) & it was amazing !

So good that we have booked again for January in the new year !

A must visit for a special occasion or just because you deserve to be spoilt ! 😋

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Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I took my staff for our Christmas dinner and we were all very impressed with the exquisite, divine food we had plus excellent service. This is top-end dinning, highly recommended!

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Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Not sure it was worth the money. The service was hit and miss, and the meal options limited.

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Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner for our special occasion, the Gran Tour was really worth it. The staff made you feel welcome and they really nailed the small attention to detail items to make you feel special. All the staff had great knowledge which made the night super enjoyable! Thank you

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Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks-you for a very delightful night as we were celebrating our traditional first Saturday in December Christmas:a traditionof ours for over 30 years. The staff could not do enough for us, were attentative and timed it perfectly to give us the desert menu after we opened our presents. Appreciated the personal touches of placing our bags off the floor along with our presents, accomodating one of our party arriving late. Congratulations to your staff for making it a very special night

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Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service & food!

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