Grossi - Florentino

4.7
511 reviews
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$101 and over
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Italian
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  • 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 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

OT
Dined 2 days ago
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.

OT
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OT
Dined 5 days ago
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.

OT
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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

Elegant and fine dining at its best

OT
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

OT
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.

OT
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.

OT
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.

OT
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.

OT
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 ,

OT
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.

OT
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.

OT
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.

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

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

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

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

OT
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.

OT
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.

OT
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.

OT
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.

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

Terrific ambiance, food and service. Not cheap but worth it. The desserts were a stand-out for me...

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

Dined here for my 40th birthday. Amazing food and atmosphere with staff that made you feel 100% at home. Up there with the best dining experiences in Australia.

OT
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food , service and atmosphere

OT
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have chosen Grossi Florentino for our wedding anniversary celebration and it was all and more than what we expected.
The service was fantastic, food was delicious and in abundance, and the wine was well paired with every meal that came out.
Our waiter/sommelier/host was a fantastic person and full of knowledge, a lot of fun to chat to and full of recommendations.

OT
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In one word “EXCELLENT”!

OT
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.

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

Ambiance. Service. Menu Wine list

OT
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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

OT
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.

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

Great for a special lunch occasion

OT
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.

OT
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.

OT
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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Cleveland
25 reviews
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.

OT
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.

OT
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.

OT
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

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

Good service good atmosphere

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