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80 Bourke St,
Melbourne City VIC

Type
Licensed Restaurants in Elegant Surrounds with Grand Traditional Service
Price
$$$$$
Cuisine
Italian
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Exceptional dining

We enjoyed everything about this place. The service and food is second to none.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

A seamless flow of service for a hassle free night. Grossi Florentino offers something for everyone, whether pre-drinks in the cellar, an a la carte dining service in the Grill or upstairs in the plush dining hall upstairs for either a three or five course degustation menu, or perhaps the intimate and private function room with space just large enough for a single round table. On this particular night the Grill was the destination of choice and a late arrival due to delayed flights was apparently not a problem at all. We were swiftly relieved of our luggage which was stowed in a spare room under the stairs and shown to a table for two by the open kitchen, immediately given menus and poured a glass of water each. How nice it was to finally be waited on without any break of fluent service. The meals were absolutely delicious, though more vegetables in our meat based meals would have been nice, but aren't usually expected to be a big influence in the dishes ordered. It would also have been helpful if the lighting was just slightly brighter so we could see what we were eating. An impossibly large wine list was narrowed down by the help of our waiters who, despite being incredibly busy with all tables filled, were attentive without being overbearing. Our meals were delivered with timeliness and it truly was a beautiful dinner. Thank-you Grossi Florentino for giving us a night of lovely dining.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

I love the food at the cellar bar. I have eaten here 3 times recently and dream about the Calamari salad. I also love the vongole pasta, flavours were perfect. The staff are nice enough, but I do feel that the service is not quite on the "smart and friendly' side' but bordering on the 'arrogant' side. It maybe just me.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 2/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 3/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 2/4 Stars

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 3/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 3/4 Stars

Amazing service,amazing food. Had the 8 course degustation. Sensational food matched to sensational wine. Memorable night on my ninth wedding anniversary. Can't wait to return !! Highly recommended.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 3/4 Stars

Very satisfied with the service we were provided, such a fresh and vibrant atmosphere!! Would definitely recommend.. We will return.

Food
  • 3/4 Stars
Setting
  • 3/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 3/4 Stars

A night out at the theatre in Melbourne and you can't go past Grossi's pre-theatre menu. It is such excellent value for money (around $35 for 2 courses) and the food is nothing short of spectacular. Keep an eye out for celebrities too... we dined next to Geoffrey Rush and his wife on our last visit!

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

Fail safe anniversary dinner. Such a romantic atmosphere and service unfaultable.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 3/4 Stars

I took my mother here for dinner pre-theatre. We dined in the Grill, and everything was fantastic! After a very disappointing evening at Money Order Office the night before, the service and the food couldn't have been more different! The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing, and the food was delicious. Possibly the best croquettes and lamb I have ever had! Definitely worth checking this place out if you haven't already!

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

One of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne. Let me explain -there are actually 3 restaurants in the one complex called Grossi Florentino - the cheap eats priced Cellar Bar, the moderately priced Grill and the up-market Restaurant upstairs. As a regular customer, I can vouch for the terrific quality, friendly service and value for money. Gets crowded in the Cellar Bar during peak times, you cannot book a table here. You can book in the moderately priced Grill - where I recommend their 2 course meals for $35. The Restaurant upstairs I recommend for special occassions. Convenient location for dining before the Theatre. My only criticism is that it is closed on Sundays.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 4/4 Stars

This has to be one of the best "special occasion" restaurants in Melbourne. Or Australia for that matter!!
Table of 7, we all loved the place. The food was faultless, as was the service. One of our group, a strict vegatarian, was so well looked after and nothing was too much trouble to cater to her requirements, even on a very, very busy Friday night.
Congratulations to all at Grossi Florentino, you made our celebration even more memorable.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
Setting
  • 4/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 3/4 Stars

Great service and great food in a great atmosphere. Il piu bel ristorante italiano a Melbourne.

Food
  • 4/4 Stars
Setting
  • 3/4 Stars
Service
  • 4/4 Stars
Value
  • 3/4 Stars
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Grossi Florentino Restaurant, Grill & Cellar Bar Overview

With a colourful history spanning over a century, the Chef Hat awarded Grossi Florentino Restaurant, Grill & Cellar Bar has contributed to the cultural and culinary growth of Melbourne's dining scene. Owner and executive chef Guy Grossi works vigorously with a passionate team, driven to provide excellence and execution with style. Make your choice from Grossi Florentino’s grill menu, which may feature the likes of Cape Grim porterhouse, or perhaps take to the upstairs restaurant area for a la carte dining, with a menu that showcases refined Italian dishes such as Berkshire pork with black pudding, pumpkin, pine nuts, apricot and cider. Grossi Florentino’s desserts are an irresistible temptation, so be sure to spare room for sweets like the chocolate soufflé with liquorice root ice cream.

Grossi Florentino Restaurant, Grill & Cellar Bar Menu Sample

White Rocks veal chop with witlof and rosemary.

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A few words from Grossi Florentino Restaurant, Grill & Cellar Bar

Grossi Florentino is Melbourne's quintessential Italian restaurant. With a colourful history that spans more than a century in the exciting Bourke Hill dining precinct; its iconic reputation has been built over time as it has contributed to Australia's cultural and food scene. Celebrities, scholars, captains of businesses, and the rest of us, continue to enjoy the endearing Italian hospitality served up 6 days a week from 7:30 am until close.

Whether occasion calls for high end dining in the formal restaurant at the top of the stairs, the lively bustle of the stylish grill, or the café society in the Cellar Bar, quality is the order of the day in this exciting venue!

Owner and executive chef Guy Grossi and Chef De Cuisine Chris Rodriguez work vigorously with a passionate team driven to seek excellence. The philosophy here is simple; to seek the best ingredients produced by like-minded suppliers with sustainability in mind; to draw upon Italian technique and fundamentals while pushing the boundaries without fear of innovation.

"A Restaurant is the sum of many parts, like a home! It is not so much about the walls but more about the people those walls house". ~ Guy Grossi.

Grossi Florentino Restaurant, Grill & Cellar Bar Functions

Caters for up to 70 Guests
  Dinner Party, Birthday Party

Grossi Florentino Restaurant, Grill & Cellar Bar Chef

Guy Grossi

Guy Grossi

Grossi Florentino Restaurant, Grill & Cellar Bar
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Grossi Florentino Restaurant, Grill & Cellar Bar Opening Hours

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Grossi Florentino Restaurant, Grill & Cellar Bar Features & Facilities

Seats: 70

  • City Views
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fully Licensed
  • Private Dining
  • Functions
  • Alfresco dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Takeaway
  • Degustation Menu
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Bar

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Diner's Club
  • American Express
  • EftPos