Gross – The Grill in the Melbourne CBD is sophisticated yet casual dining with an irresistible Tuscan influence. Right on Bourke Street, this restaurant features an open kitchen that’s genuinely exciting to see and smell, and the food is based around simple wood fire cooking and traditional Tuscan methods. Only premium ingredients are used at Grill – something you won’t just have to take our word for once you’ve had the first bite of your starter – and the Tuscan-inspired wine list is the cherry on the cake. For a true Italian dining experience in Melbourne, look no further than Grossi.
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Had a great lunch session at Grill @ Florentine. Had the lunch special with drinks for $40 per person. Some lovely selections. Have to thank Mohammed for noticing the bill we receive accidentally added the drinks to our tab. Will come again.
Wonderful menu and staff. Atmosphere was delightful. I would recommend.
Food and wine tasty but expensive. Noisy atmosphere. Attentive staff.
Italian restaurants in the Melbourne CBD don’t get much more Tuscan than Grossi – The Grill. And exactly because it’s Tuscan-inspired – Tuscany being one of those most majestic regions of Italy, of course – Grossi radiates a certain charm and authenticity that’s difficult to find elsewhere in Melbourne. You’ll find the restaurant on Bourke Street where the food and the wine are both exceptional, with the latter a selection of reds by the glass or by the bottle that are as diverse as Tuscany itself.
In terms of food, each dish on the impressive menu proudly incorporates Tuscan traditions, and you can expect everything from antipasti to begin – the octopus with nettle, capers, lardo and blood orange is something completely unique – to a small but quality selection of pasta dishes, market fish and steaks. Of everything, the pappardelle with wild boar ragu is not to be missed, nor the O’Connor flat iron Angus. As you can see, and especially when you consider all of the above is served from an open kitchen, Grossi – The Grill in Melbourne CBD is no ordinary Italian restaurant. It’s refined but without any hint of pretence and reservations are essential.