Grossi - Florentino
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.
Overall, it was a great experience. The service was top notch, and the sommelier helped us through the wine list. Chef Grossi was interacting with the patrons, which was quite a treat!
Had a lovely lunch here for my birthday. Excellent service and food.
It fulfilled all our expectations. Celebrating an 18th birthday. The food was so good, the service was spot on.
We had six dishes; all was excellent; five were "Woooooooow!"
Truly wonderful food and service. We also appreciated the space between tables and the relaxed but professional atmosphere. Perfect
We went with high expectations and were very disappointed. From having still and sparkling water being mixed, to meals which were far too seasoned and almost inedible and a sour dough bread which was actually inedible. The crust was so hard, it could not be broken and even when this was achieved (passing around the table for people to try) it was then unable to be chewed. Meals we ordered were in the main very disappointing although the small treats provided around these were very nice.
A special birthday celebration....hit it out of the park
A Melbourne fine dining experience rarely matched. A Melbourne institution
We had the Gran Tour which was amazing. Every course was a new taste sensation with some of the specials added to the tour. The service is impeccable with great attention to detail. The take home gift as we left was yet another surprise and delight moment.
Older restaurant which has retro charm and proper fine dining service but let down by mediocre food with a minimum charge of $150 pp and very few wines under $100.
Just not good enough. They need to get a proper chef.
Average food and definitely not value for money. We didn’t enjoy the food. Service was excellent though.
As always, a true dining experience. Beautifully done at all levels
Amazing! Highly recommend the Gran Tour
We dine at Florentino on special occasions.
I first went there in the 60's.
Went back again 3 years ago for my partners 70th.
For me it is a very special place, and we treat it
The staff , food and the ambience are just wonderful.
For us, french people, Grossi Florentino upstairs is
realy a very good gastronomic restaurant.
One of the best in Victoria.
Merci au chef qui a séduit nos papilles.
The entire experience was memorable with food and service excellent.
If I could give an 11 for service I would - unobtrusive yet So professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Food was sublime! They did not rush us so a very long enjoyable lunch.
A very limiting menu with a steep price tag. Quality, quantity and flavour of food underwhelming. Decor of dining room is stunning and classy. Service was adequate, with a degree of pomp and ceremony with every dish presentation and menu clarification. Menu needed to be thoroughly analysed and explained by waiter before conscious decision is to be made as each dish is poetically described which became confusing. The small appetiser courses between each course were tasty.
Had not been to Grossi for a while. Exceptional Melbourne establishment, great food and superb service. The dining room is the best in Melbourne with the various murals on the walls. Fully deserves its 2 hats and I would rate it 17/20.
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.
Always a pleasure to dine at Grossi Florentino...Superb ambiance, service, food & wine list.
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!
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.
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.
Excellent food and service!
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.
Excellent waiting staff
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.
Interesting, sometimes exotic regional Italian dishes. Outstanding service. Very expensive.
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!
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!
Excellent food and friendly professional service
Definitely recommended for a special occasion and celebration.... absolutely beautiful.
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!
Excellent restaurant with very helpful staff friendly and well informed. The luncheon with friends was amazing memorable experience. Highly recommend it to friends.
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.
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.
Had an absolutely delightful dinner here while in Melbourne. The staff were professional, helpful and offered an extremely warm service. Felt absolutely spoilt.
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.