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Grossi Florentino
Grossi Florentino

A grande dame of Melbourne's dining scene, Grossi Florentino continues to be a place to celebrate and schmooze. While the ground-floor Grill and Cellar Bar delivers a more laid-back experience, upstairs promises a polished performance, with fired-up wait-staff, lofty prices and an inspired wine list that runs from Beechworth to Veneto. Although it offers the odd nod to "now", the menu is at its best when treading the trad path. Entrées are a case in point, with gutsy duck and porcini tortellini winning out over smoked trout with tapioca and yuzu. Come main course, the satisfying heft of suckling pig with roast apricots outshines an assemblage of seared bass, samphire and pearl meat. Studded with candied fruit and bitter chocolate, nougat semifreddo proves that the classics come up trumps for dessert, too. Canapés, an amuse-bouche and palate cleanser add to the fine-dining flourish - and take some of the sting out of the high prices.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $95, 3 courses $120, dégustation $140

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Guy Grossi & Chris Rodriguez



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