Grossi - Florentino

4.7
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541 reviews
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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.

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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What 541 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.1
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Accommodated for vegetarians...explained thoroughly the ingredients and origins of meals....helped match the wines perfectly.....friendly staff but also very professional.
Couldn't fault it.

OT
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Grossi Florentino...Superb ambiance, service, food & wine list.

OT
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
It was a very special experience, the whole evening was fantastic from the moment we were greeted at the front door until we were farewelled.
We have only positive thoughts about our evening, ambience, food, staff and wine, all so good!

OT
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant and eat more in the grill where the food is more traditional ltalian.Service excellent bur upstairs menu was too avant guarde for my tastes.

OT
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Normally Grossi is amazing, but might be slipping. While the service was attentive with drinks etc, they forgot to bring out a salad side and when I reminded one of the wait staff, she was brusque, and then ignored me when I was concerned my meal may get cold if I wait too long.
Food of course is great.

OT
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

OT
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. A food and dining experience. Had a beautiful lunch and will definitely being making it a regular event. Thank you out for the experience.

OT
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent waiting staff

OT
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my parents to Grossi-Florentino as a Christmas present as it is impossible to buy anything for them these days. They have very fond memories of the restaurant as it was the venue for one of their 1st dates (they did struggle to pay the bill).

Right from the start we were made to feel extremely welcome. The service is attentive without being intrusive and all of the staff have extensive knowledge of the menu and wine list.

The little additions between courses are an added bonus.

h
San Francisco
127 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Interesting, sometimes exotic regional Italian dishes. Outstanding service. Very expensive.

OT
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I celebrated a significant birthday plus our wedding anniversary here. We chose the grand toure menu a selection of 6 dishes & chose our own wine. We cannot fault this experience from the gorgeous ambience complete with Italian music & classic mural artwork to the special attention given to us as dining guests from all the waiting staff. This was then topped off by the delicious food & wine. It was a truly decadent experience!

OT
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and friendly professional service

OT
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

OT
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

OT
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

OT
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

OT
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

OT
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!!

OT
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

OT
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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 on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Elegant and fine dining at its best

OT
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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