We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Ambience, and fabulous wine list”
Review of Grossi Florentino

Grossi Florentino
Ranked #49 of 4,225 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Description: Grossi Florentino Upstairs
Reviewed December 10, 2012

No-one could fault the ambience of Gross Florentino, or fail to notice the great service. Whether outside on the pavement enjoying a pre-lunch mineral; water, or inside the grill for a light lunch, the service was attentive without being obsequious, friendly without being familiar, professionally competent without being officious. Full marks !
The wine list is huge, but with some reasonable wines by the glass, the food is ( mainly) traditional Italian, and not too adventurous, perfect for a couple of business guests. Noise levels ( in the Grill), are high, making conversation difficult, but reasonably confidential as well.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank IanD64
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Grossi Florentino, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review Grossi Florentino restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to the opportunity to look after you again.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (1,012)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

762 - 766 of 1,012 reviews

Reviewed December 2, 2012

Had some divine food in the downstairs restaurant and came back for the upper-level version. The only thing that really drew things down was an apparent craze at the time of the visit for pickled items which, although undeniably tasty, left me with acute heartburn.

1  Thank Alastair N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Grossi Florentino, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

thank you for taking the time to review Grossi Florentino Restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed it. You do need to watch out for too many pickled items. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Traveled by car from Canberra to Melbourne, saw lots of Black Angus steers. So of course having Black Angus steaks was part of our mission. Ate in the grill split dishes: white fish ceviche, magnificent white clam pasta and a Black Angus T-bone. Plus lovely Australian wine. Lived up to its great reputation.

Thank kennesawlen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Grossi Florentino, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

We are all so pleased that you enjoyed the Grill at Grossi Florentino. We look forward to being able to look after you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Recommended by the concierge at the Grand Hyatt. Just a couple blocks walk, we were welcomed and immediately seated. Service is excellent, and recommendations including chef specials were all very good. The filet was good, but the side served cold and bland was mostly left on the plates. The spaghetti frutti di mare was loaded with seafood, but dry and lacking in the advertised olive oil and garlic. The tiramisu was heavenly, but beware if you order after dinner decaf coffee, I had my usual and was wide awake till after 4am!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Diane D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Grossi Florentino, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2012

Thank you for your fedback. We are dissapointed to hear that there were aspects of Grossi Florentino Grill that you did not enjoy.
Our aim is to deliver a fabulous experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us at liz@grossi.com.au

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Sublime!

Well deserving of their healthy patronage and two hat status. As a Sydney sider I'm used to choosing my Melbourne restaurants with great care, restricted in the knowledge that I have only a couple of shots to get it right every month or so. Grossi Florentino was a proud choice and one that I intend repeating very soon.

Choosing to dine here will see you well pleased in the food, wine and service, all delivered with the class and intimacy of a time all almost forgot. I acknowledge and appreciate that attention to detail costs money, and it is testament to the popularity of Grossi Florentino that others do too. Fine dining is not dead, it's just hard to find amidst the flush of same-same eateries that cut corners and call it contemporary dining.

Long live the mastercraft of fine dining, Grossi Florentino style!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Tough_Job
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Grossi Florentino, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2012

Thank you for your feed back. we are thrilled you enjoyed Grossi Florentino Restuarant and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Grossi Florentino also viewed

Melbourne, Victoria
 
Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria
 
Melbourne, Victoria
 

Been to Grossi Florentino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing