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Grossi - Grill, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Grossi - Grill

4.3
4.3
887 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian

The Grill at Grossi Florentino is situated on the ground floor of our two-storey venue. This is the epitome of sophisticated, casual dining the Tuscan way. Simple food that’s based on fresh local and premium imported ingredients with the emphasis on seasonality, and home or artisan grown produce.

“In my earliest memories of childhood I can see the kitchen, a place where all would come, filled with these familiar smells, and the laughter of people that love each other and with the anticipation of flavours to come”. ?Guy Grossi

The Grill is the embodiment of this, personal service and the buzz of the open kitchen creating a magnificent atmosphere. One that is centred around ‘La Griglia’, where the Grill derives its name, is always full of the finest aged meats sourced from various producers, and the constant quest for the best quality ingredients. This is a fundamental of our philosophy. The Grill is truly an extension of the Italian kitchen’s soul.

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Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:45pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9662 1811

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Guy Grossi, Mario Di Natale

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 887 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JB

    JaneB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience2

    We were treated with disdain , maybe as we were a table of 60+ persons. We were ignored for at least 30 minutes on arrival, & then had to continually ask for service during the night. Can I say, we had a bottle of Billecart, a bottle of Shaw & Smith, a bottle of Riesling & 2x beers, plus 4 meals, I would have thought we would get a reasonable sort of service ? Should not everyone deserve reasonable service ?? Really, really dissatisfied with the service & really , really disappointed from a restaurant with the reputation they have . I am totally infuriated at what it cost for such a totally inadequate & completely disappointing evening.

  2. P

    Peaches

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    A special occasion venue for us and very memorable for that. The service was attentive and pleasant but quite hurried as the restaurant was so very busy. Unfortunately we were seated beside a very noisy group and found it difficult to hear each other above the raucous laughter. The staff recognised our anniversary with a complimentary dessert plate which was a nice touch and very much appreciated. A mind-boggling wine list!

  3. ED

    EmilioD

    Melbourne

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a joy to return to The Grill. The food is always amazing, and the service friendly and professional. My steak was quite simply the best steak I have had in a Melbourne restaurant in a long time - text book perfect! We were celebrating a special occasion and our terrific table (off to the side), was just ideal for our small group. The whole evening combined to ensure that it was truly a special occasion. Thanks to Alex our waiter and the whole team that looked after us! See you soon!

  4. DK

    DanishK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was excellent. We went for lunch and was surprised to see set menu as the only option. Pre pandemic the lunches were based on Ala carte menu which provided excellent value . Management needs to reconsider going back to Ala carte menu.

  5. j

    juliec

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    A fabulous night, great food, attentive staff, a little noisy at times, but mostly ok.

  6. TW

    TonyW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    Unfortunately, we were placed at the back of the Restaurant on the last table opposite the kitchen and toilet passage. Our son, having made the reservation a few days earlier; we were expecting a reasonable table placement. The food was good, but we were not offered any sides for the main dish (two steaks)so, plates were plonked on the table and the wait staff walked off! I must say as a former Melbournian who enjoyed his 21st at the restaurant we were very disappointed!! NEVER again Maureen and Tony Ward Now retired to NSW

  7. RH

    RonnieH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Overall very good food just right great wine list and knowledgeable and polite staff Thank you

  8. B

    Betsy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Upon arrival, we were seated promptly, I ordered the octopus, which was tasty, then melt in your mouth steak - excellent menu.

  9. AR

    AmandaR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    The pasta was amazing but unfortunately this steak was very bland. The vegetables looked beautiful but again didn’t have a lot of flavour. I was eating my zucchini dish and hurt my teeth on something hard within the dish. The pain radiated through my face it was so hard I don’t know what it was in the dish. The staff took the dish away because I know longer want you to eat it. Unfortunately I came home and was very ill from the food that I have eaten which is why I gave quite a low score. Such a disappointing experience for somewhere I have wanted to eat out for so long.

  10. R

    Rossi

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    We were really looking forward to a night at Grossi as we love your food. We were placed at a small table right at the door which wasn't great as we had staff and customers stepping into the restaurant and standing right at our table. Thankfully the staff were accommodating when we asked to move. The serving sizes of the food were much smaller than we have experienced at Grossi Grill in the past and so the meal was not good value when compared to other lovely Italian restaurants in the CBD such as Di Stasio Citta. For that reason its unlikely we will return. Having said that we love Florentino upstairs and the Cellar Bar.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Bit pricey but worth it.

  12. C

    Charles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Steak was close to the best i've ever had! We were close to the door so we got the cold breeze everytime someone opened the door. Which was a lot. Good for a special occasion but too pricy to do regularly.

  13. NW

    NickW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Pasta was under done. Sauce tasteless . Pricing over the top. Menu options are mandatory & clearly designed to maximise profit. It is no longer possible to eat & enjoy 1 fulsome course with a beautiful wine. Service standards have slipped.

  14. AW

    ArleneW

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great place for a special occasion. Lots of wonderful meals here and it never disappoints.

  15. j

    jamesjle

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    We have been going to the Grill since the 90’s. I understand it’s very tough at the moment because of the various issues caused by COVID and cost escalation generally but the experience is not what it was. It becomes a problem when the memory span is too long but the peak Oz restaurant time of the 80/90’s are no more.

  16. R

    Robert

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been coming here for many years when in Melb. One of our very favourite family places.

  17. KD

    KathrynD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service from motivated staff and old fashioned ambience with good food - a bit pricey - but a lovely dining experience!

  18. A

    Asme

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Menu on the website is misleading and there was no mention that there is a set $85 minimum spend menu to choose from. Even after the restaurant was called to clarify the explanation was misleading. There was no clear descriptions of the menu so you had to google everything to find out what it was and what it contained or ask the very busy waiters to explain every single dish. The food was very mediocre if not, worst than much cheaper places you can go to in the city. There wasn't much defining flavours in all the dishes. Pasta was very undercooked and doughy. It was very loud as well for such a supposedly 'nice' restaurant. The only positive to the experience was the helpful wait staff

  19. JZ

    JaneZ

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place Service was fantastic Food was absolutely delicious Highly recommend

  20. AA

    AvrilA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Very overpriced for what you get. Set min 2 courses, won’t be back unfortunately

  21. BB

    BBQObs

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Esplendid. already planing next visit. Food was marvelous.

  22. m

    mtpearl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Superb Italian. Never disappoints. An institution. Every Melbournian should eat at Florentinos once a year.

  23. JW

    JudithW

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious, classy, relaxed, recommend for inner city dining.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    It wasn’t as good as we remember.

  25. L

    Lizzie20

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5

    Great ambiance and super friendly service but...the food was very disappointing for Grossi. The steaks saved the day but everything else was lack lustre. Kingfish drowning in tasteless tomato puree with white beans, a bizarre and unnecessary combination. The fish looked precut and prepacked as it showed signs of compression from a vac sealed bag. The roast potatoes were soggy and lacking in flavour. The salad was inedible- flaccid cos with red onion and cucumber chunks that had been "overcooked" and drowning in overly acidic dressing. Looked and tasted like it had been dressed hours ago. Give me fresh rocket with a lemon and olive oil dressing and I would have been deliriously happy. Then the desserts. A bizarre "trifle" with large quantities of macerated finely cut strawberries drowning in juice with a dollop of sorbet and something on the top. The chocolate layer cake was tasteless and too sweet. I think the menu could be pared down to more simple, rustic and delicious Italian food without any loss in quality.

  26. PC

    PChong

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The beef we had to return twice which is not good as my gf asked for medium rare. It initially came out rare then chewy but thanks to the staff’s patience they got it right the 3rd time round

  27. VM

    VanessaM

    Brisbane

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    If you dine here at the moment, don’t expect things to be back to the way they were pre Covid because they’re just not there yet. The staff are trying. Perhaps there’s just not enough staff though? Everything took ages. No suggestive upselling. A very different vibe than what it used to be but don’t give up. Be patient. There’s no issue with diners wanting to be there. The problem is, they just don’t seem to have enough staff. This is not a situation that is unique to Grossi Grill or Victoria though. This restaurant needs your continued patronage. I urge my felllow diners to accept the new way whilst we readjust as a nation. We’re all doing the best we can. Just be kind.

  28. LJ

    LesleyJ

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Sat next to the kitchen with maximum foot traffic. Waiter inexperienced - had a good sniff of the cork and did not hand it over until asked for example. Sometimes had difficulty getting the attention of the staff. difficult to have a one on one conversation due to the noise Kingfish was excellent as was the fillet steak Chicken was nice Very expensive though for what we received

  29. FK

    FayeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and wonderful food, great first time experience.

  30. TO

    TonyO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again, it was an absolute delight to visit Grossi Grill again and enjoy a superb lunch meal with my work colleagues who also enjoyed the occasion.

  31. CK

    CarolynK

    Gloucestershire

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely dinner but fixed menu.. and no sides with mains

  32. KH

    KateH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our 11th anniversary and it was a wonderful experience- perfectly cooked steak, delectable pasta and they made the whole experience special for us. Definitely will go back

  33. TO

    TonyO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This has always been one of my favourite places to eat when I'm in Melbourne for work or pleasure. The food is fantastic and the quality is always high and exceptional

  34. MK

    MandyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Thank you. Great afternoon. Loved the chocolate souffle as always.

  35. PC

    PaulC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal, great wine. Really appreciated from out of state guests.

  36. MP

    MicheleP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful bistro dining experience, watching the chefs was like watching a ballet. Waiters very attentive, filling glasses, attending to every need. A real buzz, we shall return!

  37. J

    Jalong

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always have a great meal in The Grill and this one was no exception.

  38. MI

    MICHAELO

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely superb across the board; Ambience, Food, Service and Wine. A class act.

  39. CD

    ChrisD

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Service very mixed experience Food was great Table near back of kitchen so lots of noise

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and perfect for pre theatre, Hamilton

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Grossi - Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 887 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Grossi - Grill

80 Bourke Street Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:45pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Tram 96, Parliament train station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Guy Grossi, Mario Di Natale

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