Grossi - Florentino

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494 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.

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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 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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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...

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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.

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

Incredible food , service and atmosphere

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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.

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

In one word “EXCELLENT”!

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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.

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

Ambiance. Service. Menu Wine list

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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

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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.

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

Great for a special lunch occasion

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

Good service good atmosphere

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

Undoubtedly the BEST dining experience and personalised service we have EVER had in Melbourne.

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

This restaurant treats you like you are special with the food and service being outstanding.

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

Lovely evening in a beautiful room. Service was really exceptional, all very friendly & helpful! Food was delicious, especially the venison.

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

The menu is in small print relative to the lighting,

didn't distinguish between entree and mains and the position of the cheese course not clear.

Beautiful food beautifully presented and the service was just right.

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

Every dish was spectacular. The attention to detail from the moment we arrived made us feel very special. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolutely fabulous experience. Couldn’t fault the food or service. I would recommend to anyone looking for a place to share a lovely meal for a special occasion.

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Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Unfortunately I wasn’t ‘wowed’. Booked for 3 for a business meeting lunch, and spent over $1500 upstairs and then another $200 downstairs (after we had to leave so they that could clean up for dinner service).

The food was nice but not memorable. The crab linguine and the cheese selection were probably the standouts. Wagyu was a little tough. The premium wine selection at $190 per person, wasn’t remarkable.

Staff were fine but not particularly engaging. Overall, nice, but not exceptional.

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Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Annoyed at the hidden costs. No-where throughout the online booking did it reveal there would be a 15% surcharge. There were additional bits & pieces served for free, but slugged $30 per glass for pre-dinner bubbly, but not advised it was at a cost when it was offered. Total hidden costs = $140.

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

A sensational lunch! Worth every cent.

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Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The experience could be improved by the waiters speaking more slowly when describing menu items and smiling occasionally. Also, they should not remove unfinished food without asking first. The food quality was quite good, however the tiramisu was not up to the usual standard we've enjoyed when dining at the Grill downstairs. Overall not the best experience and we would not choose Florentino Upstairs again.

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Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was absolutely divine and the matching wines delicious. The sommelier was very helpful and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our evening!

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

An institution of Melb, fabulous food and service

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Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service, food and ambiance, but very pricey.

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

Florentino's lived up to surpassed expectations. Service was discrete and very professional.
Food outstanding

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Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service and food

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Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening, celebrating my partners birthday. Very attentive and thoughtful staff, great to have a spacious table with space around it. We weren’t rushed, and stayed longer to enjoy each other’s conversation over a liquor. Highly recommend.

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Dined on 23 March 2019
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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