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.View Private Dining Details
From the moment we were welcomed we knew this would be a unique experience. We weren’t wrong as the service , food and wine were exceptional. The small touches of having Guy sign a birthday card for Emma then decorate her dessert acknowledging the occasion was just brilliant. The entire Team did the Grossi Florentino reputation and experience proud. Hats off in particular to our sommelier for the evening who demonstrated genuine knowledge and passion. Thank You! We’ll be back!!
Consistently one of Melbourne's, and Australia's, greatest restaurants, with an historic Italian heritage and influence in its amazing dishes, from a classic tomato and buffalo mozzarella starter with perfect quality ingredients through the perfectly cooked and flavoursome ravioli, to the lamb which is always a highlight, however presented.
Perfect meal, service and environment whilst attending Melbourne Food and Wine event - thank you
We were served the wrong courses twice. The service was rather cold and mechanical. For a $450 meal for two the evening clearly failed to meet expectations. Totally disappointing
We were on a cruise from Sydney to Hobart with a stop at Melbourne, so we went back to Grossi Florentino Upstairs for lunch. What en exceptional restaurant this is, and what a fantastic dining experience the people here create. This is fine dining at it's best.
Pleasant, not the wow factor we were expecting. Staff excellent, food a little disappointing.
One of the paired wines did not match the food, but it was quickly replaced with something more to my partner's palate.
We were charged $20 extra for a bottle of wine, however this was quickly rectified.
We were shocked to be charged $24.00 for water.
A creative array of small tasting dishes on the house really wowed our taste buds in readiness for the scallops entre & snapper main - the seafood was delicately & delicious!!! Tastiest scallops l have eaten in ages with the roe made into a special mouse & the snapper was crispy on the outside but superbly moist on the inside - l also adored its creamy bed - my partner’s meat/pasta entre was a hit the right spot as did the succulent duck he tucked into for his main - he loved the tiny turnips
great service, food and they made it a special night for a special occasion
My family has always been going to Grossi Upstairs for at least 4 years. That and Chef Guy’s other restaurant in Collingwood is a testament to the passion and capability of the team to deliver top notch products. Well done team Grossi keep it up!
Waiters were pretentious - totally unnecessary. Made us feel uncomfortable & unwelcome. Food waiter was unfamiliar with ingredients in some of the dishes leading to poor descriptions. Food was overpriced. Ordering a la carte - forced to have 3 dishes. Issues with some of our dishes which management tried to fix by providing additional alternative dishes. After 4 dishes including 3 amuse-bouche we could not eat anymore. We were very disappointed having traveled from Sydney
The staff were excellent, the ambience likewise. The food was variable: entree very good, though the tomatoes were too chilled; the 2nd course, risotto, was nicely done tho a little bland; the cod with beans was nice, tho the beans were very salty. For the price, the food was disappointing. Indeed, I believe the overall experience was significantly over-priced.
Great menu choices, high quality foods and wines supported by excellent service. Also never felt hurried and took 2.5 hours over lunch as did the rest of the patrons. First time my wife and I have been there and would recommend it for romantic dinners as well as round table dinners. As a lot of the dishes were written in Italian the waiters were very helpful in assisting the translations and engaged with us appropriately. We thought it was good value.
My fiancé and I loved everything about the whole dining experience. The food and service was amazing. Will definitely be returning to try other dishes on the menu. Could not fault anything.
We had a lovely meal and the service was impeccable.
Loved the whole experience. Waiters very polite, food was beautiful.
A very relaxing evening celebrating my birthday. The degustation menu was delicious and the service was first class
Grossi Florentino was a fantastic surprise whilst I used to frequent it years ago I will now be frequenting it again. It was simply outstanding, the service, ambience and food were world class. The six course tasting menu is a must for the well travelled and seasoned foodies. The development of the menu from earlier years will have Grossi Florentino at the top of the food critiques list for many years to come. A must dining experience in Melbourne! Thank you for an exceptional evening
Excellent food, service and experience. All class
Food good but nothing special. Beware the devious wine waiter who offers no wine list with prices. Instead offers unpriced glasses of wine leaving the big surprise when you receive the bill. Who would have thought 4 glasses of wine and 2 coffees would cost $157 when the food bill was $130 for 2 lunchtime meals.
On arrival and throughout the meal the service was exceptional and of the highest quality. The service by all staff made you feel special! The food was super delicious and the recommended Italian wines superb. The drinks waiter had deep knowledge of wineries throughout Italy. It was a memorable and magical night! Thank you to all staff at Grossi Florentino for a spectacular experience.
Well, as you might have guessed from my all-10-points, this restaurant is a diamond. Their sommelier is extraordinary. Their servers are incredibly attentive without seeming to hover. Their food however is out of this world. The oysters are pure poetry. The eel parfait is divine. The wagyu beef ... melt in the mouth with crunchy kale ...awesome. and the dessert - a fluffy composition of hot and cold paired with yet another incredible wine - to die for.
Top class restaurant
Floor staff are exceptional. Friendly knowledgeable and in tune
They made our wine selection by listening and their recommendations were exceptional
The pasta dishes were the best we have had. Rich intense flavours. We had the ravioli and the big pasta. Reduction on the bugs was amazing
Or lasting impression though is generosity. The small things like amuse bouche, crostini, and sourdough and water made it an event
Wonderful food and exceptional service.
Grand Tour - Food well spaced, beautifully presented, high quality food.
Step back in time.
Menu explainations were a little hard to hear sometimes.
Our only complaint, We thought we had ordered tap water, not expecting to pay $12 per litre, on a warm night we consumed 6 litres.!
Wonderful experience for a special occasion.
Adventurous menu and complimentary tasters
Attentive staff, attention to detail, friendly manner & excellent timing of serving multiple courses & sommeliers consistency throughout the dinner, all made for a happy & enjoyable experience.
I love Forentinos
Attentive service by well trained wait staff.
Food was very good. Good innovative cooking allowing quality ingredients to sing. The steak was brilliant, one of the best ever, nice crispy charring without being burnt.
Only let down by minor quibbles
1. oyster was attached to shell, not good when there are condiments on top
2. Tortellini skin was way too thick, detracting from the nice duck ragu filling and sauce.
Sensational food, perfect service and attention to detail. Extra little appetisers served before and palette cleanser after meal. 5 Star
Amazing food and service. Perfect for a special occasion.
Food and service fabulous. Far too noisy for easy conversation...hard to even hear service staff. Will definitely return but not at busy pre Christmas time.
We had to wait 20 minutes to get our bill. We asked 3 waiters. It seems we were forgotten and they attended to other tables.
My wife and I dined at Grossi Florentino Upstairs during a recent visit to Melbourne.
We had the 2 course lunch offer and added a shared dessert.
I had the risotto and the lamb. My wife had the bugs and the duck. We had the chocolate souffle as well.
All food was excellent as was the service.
Expected a lot and delivered a lot
Was a special anniversary and even though we were very early due to excessive rain we were welcomed warmly
Guy Grossi even gave us drink at the bar
We congratulate you on such a fine decadent establishment
Warm Regards Nereo and Pauline Assini
Excellent staff who looked after all our needs. Wonderful food with exciting menu. Staff very knowledgeable about wine.
Extremely polite. Will be going back.
All the complimentary extras were there -amuse bouche, unlimited sparkling water, petite fours with coffee, superb bread and accompaniments.
Service unobtrusively excellent. Flavour combinations were stunning.
Great restaurant. Good food. Excellent service.
Everything about our celebration was PERFECT. The staff were wonderful, knowledgeable, helpful and willing to accommodate all our requests. An amazing experience, cannot recommend it enough!
A truely special occasion. Thank you.
Wonderful food, great service, timing of courses perfect.
Absolutely beautiful dining experience. They have us complimentary champagne to celebrate our engagement and made us feel very special. The food was exquisite and the wine was matched perfectly with the food.
It was a birthday and the very experienced abs knowledgeable gentlemen who looked after made sure everything was explained