Restaurant Reviews

Grossi Florentino: Restaurant review

Grossi Florentino

Address

80 Bourke St
Melbourne, VIC

Hours

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

Prices

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

REVIEW

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.

Phone:
(03) 9662 1811

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
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.