Restaurant Reviews

Grossi Florentino: Restaurant review


80 Bourke St
Melbourne, VIC


Lunch Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm;
Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10.30pm


2 courses $65 (lunch only), 4 courses $150, 6 courses $180


A meal upstairs at Florentino is more than the sum of its parts. It's an experience that begins with the ceremony of the Champagne trolley and ends with a take-home bag of coffee beans and biscotti. It's the professionalism of the service, honed over a lifetime, and the opulent setting of 85-year-old murals and chandeliers. For the most part, the food is a heightened experience, too. A lusty jumble of cuttlefish and cannellini beans comes draped in curls of salty-sweet lardo. Maltagliati di pane with bug meat and capers gets an umami punch from colatura. For dessert, a shiny sphere cracks to reveal peach foam, roast peach and prosecco jelly. And while the restaurant will leave your wallet lighter, downstairs you can dine on Tuscan-style steaks and pasta in the Grill, or slip in for coffee, wine and cocktails in the Cellar Bar, where the same sense of Italian hospitality prevails.
(03) 9662 1811
Bookings recommended
  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Guy Grossi, Chris Rodriguez & Matteo Toffano
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.