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“Perfect for pre-theatre dinner:The Grill!”
Review of Grossi Florentino

Grossi Florentino
Ranked #48 of 4,151 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Description: Grossi Florentino Upstairs
Reviewed January 31, 2013

With so many restaurants popping up in Melbourne, it's easy to forget about the 'old familiar' ones such as Florentino's. While upstairs is the special occasion restaurant (which many babyboomers remember fondly from the decadent 1980s!), the Grill has the same sense of style and ambience but at a lower price range, but is not quite as intimidating. It has pre-theatre dinner menus which change daily and range from $35 for two courses including a glass of wine(very palatable red or white!) or $45 for three courses with a glass of wine.
The outstanding waiters at the Grill ensure you order and receive your meal in a timely manner to enable an appropriate departure to the nearby Princess (where we saw the fabulous 'Jersey Boys') Her Majesty's and Comedy theatres. Yet, we did not feel rushed at all. It opens for dinner at 5.45 and that is an ideal time to arrive for a 7.30pm theatre start time.
The presentation, the food, the table service was superb. It reminded us that we must return for a meal when we can stay a little longer.

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Thank Sally D
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Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Grossi Florentino, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. we are pleased you enjoyed Grossi Floentino Grill.
we look forward to seeing you again and perhaps trying the restaurant upstairs once our renovations are complete.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

I still cant believe our luck in getting a table for dinner at short notice(3 hours). We walked past the restaurant at least 4 times during our stay and every table, inside & out, was taken everytime at all hours of the day & night (if they take bookings it might be a good idea to reserve a table)
Salumi & Ceviche to begin with.
Octopus salad & Zucchini flowers.
Clam pasta & Spag marinara to finish. The food was presented well without any over the top extravagance allowing the flavours to be the winner.
Service was efficient & friendly.We appreciated the waiter taking the time to tell us the history of the restaurant.
We walked out sated & looking forward to returning (when the up stairs restaurant renervations will be completed) when we next visit Melbourne.

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Thank BadBoyBobby1
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Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Grossi Florentino, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

thank you very much for your feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

There is something about Grossi Florentino that is exceptionally Melbourne. I think it is an institution here. I have eaten at The Cellar Bar, The Grill and at the upstairs 3 hat dining area. I would have to say that my favourite place is The Grill. Smart yet still casual with great service. The food is always delicious, particularly the pastas which are cooked to perfection. Always a very pleasant dining experience.

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Thank intrepid_pixie
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Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Grossi Florentino, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

We are really pleased you enjoyed our Grossi Florentino Grill. We look forward to looking after you again.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Evening meal 30 jan 2013.
Entrees: tuna salad and octopus salad - both Excellent.
Mains: Steak overcooked, ordered medium, received v well done. Not flavorsome. Poor. Whole snapper - ok, bit overcooked, nothing special. overcooked fresh seafood!! Please.
Deserts: creme brûlée - aargh!! - custardy and eggy. yuk. Tiramasu - ok. Yummy. Poorly served slopped on plate.
overall really very disappointing.
3.5 \ 10.

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1  Thank DebJD
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Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Grossi Florentino, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

Hello and thank you for visiting The GRILL at Grossi Florentino. We were very sorry to hear that there were aspects of your meal you did not enjoy.
We would be very happy for you to contact us personally on
liz@grossi.com.au.
Many thanks

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

The pre-theatre deal was enjoyed all 6 in our party. They were happy to swap meals and wines. Service was, as expected, promprt and courteous. All in all, a great evening was had before we headed to the theatre.

Thank OzTravelers-2010
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