Grossi - Grill
As always a special experience-except this time it seemed overly noisy and difficult to converse. Next time i will request a table away for the area adjoining the next door bar.
Three things brought it all down. First, pate should NEVER be served that cold. Second, my lamb special was luke-warm, several degrees cooler than it should have been; the dining room was half-empty, which makes that even less excusable. Third, the wild boar ragu was B-grade; I could have done better. Wine service was, however, excellent. Tirimasu was superb.
Great food, nicely seasoned, well cooked and well presented. Good portion sizes, not too big or small. We had had excellent service.
No need for 50 characters. This place is 'Simply Superb'
Our first time at Grossi, Oh My God, the food was to die for. The sausage pasta dish was the best pasta I have ever had and the tiramisu was the best I have ever eaten. We are coming back just for those 2 dishes, see you soon x
Value for money probably not, there are better places for steak at a lower cost
High level and fast service, our waiter was very helpful, professional and nice. The food was good, however one of our main course (lamb) didn't meet the expectations.
Overall a good experience, will definitely go back. Would have been 5stars, but the room was very noisy, too loud tables near us. We could hear just voices, not even the music.
A great restaurant for looking out on to Bourke St watching Melbourne's street life, while enjoying fabulous food, wine and service.
I was satisfied with our meals and wines, I chose the Flat iron steak medium rare. It is a rustic cut of meat needed an acidic sause such as chimichurri for the palette the pesto was not sufficient but not really an issue I used lemon so it worked well great meal
Food was delicious and the service, excellent. Our waiter knew his stuff and took his time to explain the menu.
Delish food, always love the amazing bread and fantastic service.
Stupidly small tables, the food wasn't anything special - my steak was overcooked and dry and the potatoes powdery and not crispy, service was pretty bad. They didn't give us a choice for tap water and charged us $8 for Capi (whatever) then the server topped up my half filled Capi glass with tap water. At the end of the evening, we asked for our coats back and were waiting about 5 minutes while we watched our waiter start pouring wine and serving other tables. Very very disappointing to say the least. Will not return and will be letting others know.
The only place to celebrate with family and walk away full and satisfied every time for the past 20 years !!!!!!!
One of the best Italian restaurant in Melbourne. We really enjoyed the food.
Good was above average but service and experience lacked considering the price. Would have expected better wait times on drinks etc and had to ask many times for items that should have been offered at time of service.
Had a fabulous evening at Grossi Grill. Highlights were the pasta special and the spatchcock. Highly recommend for anyone looking for an authentic Melbourne Italian experience!
Loved Grossi - great Italian experience and the food was typically great from what you would expect from Guy Grossi. Would dine there again next time we are in Melbourne. Not a cheap night, but you get what you pay for, right?
The express lunch menu at Grossi Grill was fantastic. Great food and value. Would definately go again.
We had the worst table in the place. Right by the door. Freezing cold. People stood over us when they came in, and held the door open while they waited to seated or turned away.
Ridicously overpriced for food and wine. The food had no wow factor. What is was cooked excellently.
Service was poor, not enough people on the floor, especially for prices they are charging.
Not sure why a negroni costs $22 there and at the $16 any where else.
Loved our dinner out at Grossi Florentine. Ambience, food & service all fabulous. Will head back again soon.
I was a little sad, because my birthday didn't surprise me
We made Saturday 17th August's dinner at Grossi - Grill our special night out. Travelled from our home in Epsom (Bendigo) especially for dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have shared our delight with our son and his girlfriend, recommending they make the trip also when they can. Thank you for making our night one to remember.
Met the guy Grossi sister who was so warm and hospitable.
Hubby & I went for a pre theatre dinner. Shared a couple of small plates which were the duck liver parfait with crostini & grilled scampi. Both were yum but the scampi did not have much flesh! The mains & dessert were tasty too. Great service but had to wait a while to get wet towels.
One of our party thought they needed to cancel, so we changed the table booking, and then they were able to come -so the table was changed twice in 2 hours, with no fuss and very good grace. The Maitre d' was incredibly accommodating with our food and choices, all within some dietary restrictions, again with no fuss and good grace. The sommelier was engaging and helpful, an absolute delight.
The food was superb; it was a wonderful day - so good to know that one of the icons of Melbourne endures with kindness, quality and elegance. Thank you for a wonderful lunch
We had a delightful meal at Grossi; the food was outstanding! Our waiter was an older Italian gentleman - although we first thought he was a bit grumpy he turned out to be another highlight of our experience once he started opening up a bit and delivered a great experience. Would highly recommend Grossi to anyone looking for an authentic Italian Grill experience.
Nice classic atmosphere, excellent service, quality and quantitavely great meals.
Classic Italian delicious food cooked very well loved the menu choices would definitely revisit l had the swordfish for main and it was delicious
We waited an hour for entrees to arrive and after entrees were served we waited a further hour & half for mains to arrive. The tortellini were dry and the crab special was nice but impossible to eat due to lack of proper utensils to eat it with. The tiramisu was terribly sweet and condisted soley of cream with very little sponge. Overall an unpleasant dining experience.
To noisy to hear waitperson. Had to ask twice for wine list and tables far too small, perhaps design menu around table size. Food pretty good.
Great lunch special - excellent food and service. Amazing value for money
The atmosphere was lovely and warm and cozy, but still had a great buzzy city feel. The food was modern classic Italian executed to perfection. Simple superb ingredients cooked well.
We had a beautiful meal for our 30th wedding anniversary. I had the veal ribs which fell off the bone and we're absolutely delicious, my husband had the porterhouse and it was cooked perfectly.
The rosemary and garlic potatoes were fabulous!
On a negative note we didn't order dessert or coffee as our waiter made us feel uncomfortable so we picked some up on the way home.
I have been to Florentinos many times and usually have a wonderful experience and I'm sure one day I'll go back again
Great service, beautiful simple Italian style food. Nice atmosphere for casual dinner
The staff were most professional and engaged and they did not harass. Definitely good value for money
Blink and one could feel transported to a simple trattoria in Roma. Though the dishes may not quite be the same as what might be served in the eternal city the ambiance, service and wine list are ‘al dente’- to coin a phrase. Grossi reminds one of a timeless approach to serving excellent food and wine in a relaxed atmosphere. Seafood was fresh and simply cooked and the pasta was well executed and delicious. Excellent wine knowledge and service was a joy and the staff were professional and caring. All in all an excellent way to spend a cold, blustery Melbourne day.
Every morsel was delicioud. The maitre de Alex was very welcoming & helped me choose my dishes. This will be remembered as the best meal ever
Our family of three had a late Saturday lunch booking following our daughter's Melbourne University Graduation Ceremony. We needed to delay the booking which was achieved with a quick phone call. We were warmly welcomed, coats dispatched and seated. We chose to share special Tuscan pasta, rich and delicious. My husband and I then had whole flounder while our daughter opened for the swordfish. All were beautifully cooked and the sides of beans and pan roasted potatoes crisp and flavoursome. It has been some time since I has eaten a whole fish, but a waiter expertly removed its skeleton so I could finish the flounder. Sated, we passed on dessert. I was impressed by the attentive professionalism of Grossi Grill's wait staff.