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Grossi Florentino
Italian
  • 80 Bourke St,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9662 1811,
    grossiflorentino.com
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm;

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-9.30pm


     

Grossi Florentino
-37.811774, 144.970840

Florentino is a Melbourne institution that continues to build, rather than rest, on its reputation. It's indulgent but not intimidating, respectfully rooted in tradition - the room's 84-year-old Renaissance-themed murals and wood panelling helping set that scene - yet also contemporary and exciting. The food is better than ever, from the deceptively simple (a tiny rustic chicory fritter, say, or luxurious egg-yolk and smoked ricotta ravioli) to the brilliantly modish (roast pork topped with glassy crackling, with a purée of cabbage and cider; a startlingly good trifle of black-sesame sponge, mandarin, and Campari meringue). Quiet theatrical flourishes - the sommelier solemnly rinsing each glass with a small splash of wine before pouring, a chunk of Reggiano cut from a wheel rolled out on a trolley, thick drops of 25-year-old balsamic poured from a tiny bottle - contribute to the Florentino holding its own as one of the city's best.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $65 (lunch only),  4 courses $140, 6 courses $160


  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    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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