Grossi - Grill
“In my earliest memories of childhood I can see the kitchen, a place where all would come, filled with these familiar smells, and the laughter of people that love each other and with the anticipation of flavours to come”. ?Guy Grossi
The Grill is the embodiment of this, personal service and the buzz of the open kitchen creating a magnificent atmosphere. One that is centred around ‘La Griglia’, where the Grill derives its name, is always full of the finest aged meats sourced from various producers, and the constant quest for the best quality ingredients. This is a fundamental of our philosophy. The Grill is truly an extension of the Italian kitchen’s soul.
Fantastic food and great service. The whole family thouroghly enjoy the evening. Thank you!
Great service and great food as usual. Very friendly and attentive staff.
Lovely food and professional staff .. as we (party of four) dined in the Grill and were wedged in on the upper step where a large group were also placed very noisy but great experience overall
The waitor seemed to mislead us into thinking we could get entree and main sizes of the same dish. While the pasta was very good, the barramundi was average for the price.
Staff attention was great. Food was fantastic .( Flat iron steak was delicious)
Will definitely go back again.
The food was good. Having said that, I thought the dishes were a bit too overpriced. And the service was good and accommodating at first, but when we are finished we had to wait for a while just to get a check. Not sure We will go back again.
Overall a good ambience but not the quality that I expected. Great service, decor scant but I guess themed that way, if not it was just scant . Ordered a steak which was just well below average in tenderness and very poor value whilst my starter was excellent. My son also has steak and formed the same opinion
Don’t do steak if you ain’t going to cater for steak lovers
My husband and I use to enjoy eating here many years ago and thought we would bring our two young adult sons for a special occasion. Unfortunately it has become like many other restaurants - poor value for money. I appreciate finer dining but not when you pay $40-50 for a small piece of meat and pay extra for sides, and when the pasta on the menu is entree size and you have to pay extra for a main size.
Service and atmosphere were good and we did have a lovely night, but the food was very disappointing and overall expensive for what we had.
Food and service excellent but wine prices ridiculous for a local wine - so much so that it was a disincentive to return
It was excellent. Food was divine. Staff were friendly and professional.
Food was good but not great, nice setting and very busy, expected better for the price.
This was our first visit to this restaurant and while we had an issue with the quality of the pasta to start with the waitresses addressed the problem brilliantly and we really enjoyed the food and wine. Would return on a next visit .
We had a thoroughly amazing dinner (entree, main and dessert with matching wines) with great service. Certainly a place for a special occasion. Thank you wait staff. You made my son's 21st even better.
The waiter service was pretty good although it take along time to get a drink out front on arrival. Two of our group of 6 ordered the Scotch fillet medium rare and when it eventually arrived it was well done small and poorly presented. The waiter took both back and brought two more medium rare which were very average in flavour and poorly presented. This would have rated poorly as a pub steak for half the price. We also ordered beans and potatoes, the beans were fine but the potatoes were soggy. I organized this evening for an old work colleagues dinner and was embarrassed at the poor quality and high cost.
The pasta was one of the best that we have ever had. My husband ordered the pancake style pasta. Amazing!! He also ordered the grain fed
Ribeye.. medium rare and it was dry and tasteless. It’s a shame, because the waitress asked how the meal was and when we told her, she didn’t even acknowledge that we had a problem with the steak. If staff are going to ask.. they need to be trained in handling the response. We are big Guy Grossi fans and would dine here again, but not order the steak.
IF you have people to wait for seating and they have order a table at least you should offer Them a drink, but when it came to all, the good and service is good, but IF you want to have a conservation don’t come, it is noisy and we have to sit next to a table so noisy that i even without My hearring aids, could hear every word spoken.
From arriving to departing this was a dining wonder! Food was amazing and service exceptional. Shared the mussels....such a rookie mistake! They are devine and should not be shared as you will want them all for yourself and the sauce must be mopped up with bread to finish off. Its so good it can't be wasted. We dined with 6 friends and there was not one complaint so book Grill and enjoy!
Have been waiting for some time to have dinner at your establishment but was it worth it ,would say no in my opinion had a many Wagu steak and was warned that Rump was not as tender as others but me thinking all Wagu should be tender how wrong I was as Italian was impressed by Guy Grossi and thought dinning there must be great. Can Mr.Grossi rely on he’s Name in the future?Hope so for him wish him all the best unfortunately I expected better meat and Potatoes and Dessert
Service was pretty good
The fresh fish offering is great and nicely cooked over a wood stove
Food was delicious and service was excellent! Would definitely come back!
Great restaurant great atmosphere really enjoyed our meal
Delicious modern Italian food.
Excellent wine (on the pricey side though).
Excellent value for money lunch menu.
Almost perfect as always, waiter slipped on bringing a few things but this is Florentino's so expect the best.
We were bitterly disappointed with our trip to Grill, both from the food and the service points. For the price we really expected a lot more. We had been to a similar restaurant the night before for a quarter of the price and the food and service was outstanding. Goes to show spending more money doesn’t get you better
Excellent restaurant. Great ambiance. Staff were quick, efficient and knowledgeable. Wine list extensive a little pricey. Meals were good value. No hesitation in recommending this for a small gathering.
In the past 15 years I have been to Grossi Restaurant and Grill more than 20 times but had not been back since 2014. This visit was to celebrate my Wife's birthday and remembering the days when we went to Grossi while dating.
The first impression when walking through the door was noticing the new frontage, decor and refreshed setup of the restaurant and Grill. However impressive the new decor was balanced with absolutely unfriendly, unprofessional and ill-mannered server that was assigned to our table. She simply skipped thorough any greeting or small talk and opened with the specials and the question "What Can I Get you?"...
She did not show any flexibility in needing to understand any dietary restrictions, showed frustration when my 7 year old daughter wanted simple pasta, and didn't want to explain the dishes on the menu.
When I started to ask questions about extremely high and surprising price for the Italian Barolo on the wine menu, she explained away my question by saying "This is the price everywhere in Melbourne, not just us", "And Australia charges very high import tax"- proving to me that she knew nothing about the wine, type or its heritage and thought I was as illiterate as she.
She also got the my steak wrong brought me well done Hanger steak instead of Medium rare, spoiling the evening birthday dinner with my wife. She replaced the steak only for the new steak to arrive 15min later. To further insult me, she offered a glass of wine and said "To apologise for the steak I will LET YOU TASTE THIS AUSTRALIAN RED WINE".... As a wine collector and someone who prides himself in fine dinning on regular basis I was extremely offended by that comment. I paid for our mains and left.
If you feel like having a special evening, I would not recommend this restaurant.
Booking Grill for an intimate dinner for 2 was not wise. The noise level was too loud for conversation. The food is overpriced and not of value that i expected. The oysters were small. We've eaten better food for less cost. The staff and waiters were great.
Disappointed in our evening, the meals were not exceptional and far too expensive
Grossi Grill is a traditional Italian menu. For those that want to sample Italy in the heart of Melbourne. Traditional and authentic with a touch of class. An excellent Grossi craft range of beers and ciders for those who want an alcoholic alternative to the pricey wine menu.
First time at the Grill excellent evening great food good wine list We will return when we can't get a table upstairs
Everything was amazing from food and drinks to service.
Only tiny issue was when we asked for the bill, almost thought we would have to walk out for them to give it to us it took so long.
We booked our table in advance, received email confirmation immediately, as well as a follow up phone call on the day of our reservation to mke sure we were coming. Excellent.
We arrived early so sat out the front for some drinks first. Our server was a delightful man who knew his stuff, and had a wicked sense of humour.
The table reserved for us wasn’t the best in the house, so we were asked to wait a short while for a better table, which we appreciated very much.
When our table was ready, we were seated, given the menu and received some lovely bread and olive oil.
For starters we chose a selection from the menu. Octopus, scallops, oysters...all of which were amazingly prepared.
For mains, my partner chose the rib eye and I chose the wild boar Ragu. Both of which were absolutely excellent.
We were too full for dessert, unfortunately.
Overall we had an amazing experience.
Food was excellent, staff were friendly and knowledgeable, which was amazing. Insiders g how busy they were.
We can’t wait to return. Thankyou all for a delightful evening.
Considering the reputation and price point, I was expecting more from Grossi Grill. The service was reasonable and the pasta was good, but the veal was bland and a serious disappointment. I’m not sure I’d go back.
Wonderful evening with friends
Service was fantastic. Drinks list was extensive. Menu had good variety. Food tasted great. A great spot for dinner with friends.
Grossi Grill is an authentic Italian restaurant with a great menu and wine selection. It's what one would expect for a fine dining experience. The drawbacks were having someone looking after us who seemed 'new' (for a fine dining experience they should be there, but not) and getting the special occasion incorrect (based on the list of occasions provided when booked).
We were both disappointed with the food quality for the price. There was certainly nothing exceptional about either the swordfish or the steak. We thought florentinos where we have dined previously was better value.
We went to use up a gift voucher and found that the $50 3 course lunch excellent value. Don't know whether we would pay usual prices for an evening meal but it worked for us. The serves were reasonable, the bread very fresh and the wine enjoyable. Both of us found the chocolate dessert a bit too rich for our tastes and would have preferred a lemon something but that of course is personal taste. The coffee was very good.
Stunning food and great service in a classy restaurant. Wine list a bit over the top though.