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“Busy, Bustling and Very Italian - Fantastic!”
Review of Grossi Florentino

Grossi Florentino
Ranked #62 of 4,245 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Description: Grossi Florentino Upstairs
Reviewed August 14, 2013

From the moment my husband and I were greeted at the door we enjoyed the experience of dining at Grossi Florentino immensely. We chose to eat in the Grill downstairs and although our table was in the aisle opposite the kitchen and the pass (we did make a late booking) we didn't find it too distracting as the whole restaurant just buzzes.

Our waiter was fantastic - attentive, making menu suggestions, just friendly enough and offered superlative service (and his football team beat the Swans the next night!!). The menu offered a myriad of choices enough to satisfy anyone. The timing of the food delivery to our table was excellent and the wine choices were very good.

Price wise it is expensive (food and wine) but then you do go to venues such as this as much for the experience as anything else. We had a great meal and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Melbourne.

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Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Grossi Florentino, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2013

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Great to see that you enjoyed Grossi Florentino Grill. Thanks for your comments. We hope to be able to look after you again some time.
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

My spouse and I visited on a Saturday evening with an advance booking. The restaurant was full and tables were being turned over regularly.

The menu is reasonably extensive and the pricing of the food is what you would expect in an inner-city restaurant. The wine list was very extensive but I feel that the wine was overpriced. Wine by the glass was hard to come by except for bubbles and dessert wines.

We were happy with the food and under the very busy conditions the staff were very efficient. Their knowledge of the menu was also excellent.

This venue is probably more suited to a larger party than an intimate dinner for two. It is quite noisy.

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Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Grossi Florentino, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2013

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Thankyou for reviewing Grossi Florentino Grill. We are pleased that you enjoyed the restaurant.
We were surprised to hear that you did not see our wines by the glass..we have over 12 available by the glass.
We look forward to seeing you again and please feel free to discuss any of your needs with our food and beverage team and sommeliers.

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Dashed to Florentino's after a show and back stage party for a quick bite on the footpath, enjoying a balmy Melbourne evening. We were very late but the waiter was faultless in his charm and service, even recommending my dining partner 'have your usual sir'.
The meal was delicious,texture and taste combined well. The meal was not overpriced just simple great food cooked to perfection. Grossi really seems to understand the market ....offering a combination of fresh perfectly cooked food,an impressive wine list and service that can match any around the world.It may not be the trendy new place to be seen but its little sister along side covers that market.

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Thank 20GoldenGirl
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Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Grossi Florentino, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2013

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding Grossi Florentino Cellar Bar.
We are pleased you enjoyed it and look forward to being able to look after you again soon.
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Celebrating a birthday for one of a group of elderly men. We booked in advance and found the service and food superb. We had Frankland Estate 2010 Shiraz. The sheckling pig was ordered by 2 of our group. The food was above expectation. Service of high order. Professional staff, friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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Thank Alexander L
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Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Grossi Florentino, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful feedback regarding Grossi Florentino Upstairs. WE are pleased you enjoyed it and look forward to being able to look after you again soon.
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We dined at Grossi Florentino Upstairs. The service was faultless from the moment we walked in the door. The restaurant had a beautiful ambience. The staff were very helpful. Tom explained anything we weren't sure about on the menu. When our meals came, he told us about everything on the plate. The food was amazing both in taste and presentation. We even had the bonus of seeing Guy Grossi himself - a reward for all those hours of watching MKR & Masterchef!!
We would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to anyone & will definitely return..

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Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Grossi Florentino, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review of Grossi Florentino Upstairs. We are all very happy you enjoyed it all and we look forward to being able to serve you again.
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