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Grossi Florentino
Italian
  • 80 Bourke St,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9662 1811,
    www.grossiflorentino.com
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-9.30pm

Grossi Florentino
-37.811782,144.970856

They don't make restaurants like this any more. The royal-blue carpets. The wood panelling. Napier Waller's 83-year-old murals. It'd be easy to write Grossi Florentino off as antiquated, but the more pertinent thing to do is surrender to Guy Grossi's vision of old-school elegance. Suited waiters uphold fine-dining traditions, from attentive service to the theatre of avvinare, the Italian ritual of rinsing a glass with the wine to be served. While the cooking can lean more modern than Italian - a painterly arrangement of mussels, yabbies and almond sauce is of the moment, as is an intricate buttermilk panna cotta, milk sorbet and milk crisp dessert - the kitchen gratifies most when it does the least. Bright rabbit agrodolce, egg-yolk ravioli and roast spatchcock stay true to the room's classic lines, as does the mighty cellar. White tablecloth dining like this doesn't come cheap, but frills like canapés and palate-cleansers help put prices in perspective.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $65 (lunch only), 3 courses $140, 5 courses $160

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Guy Grossi, Chris Rodriguez & Matteo Toffano

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