400 Gradi in Brunswick East is already a favourite amongst pizza junkies and all lovers of all things beautiful Neapolitana Now the team are heading south of the Yarra and bringing their Neapolitan influence to the Melbourne Casino.

”We’re going to do something that has worked so well in Brunswick for a long time, an authentic, Neapolitan style pizzeria. You’ll be able to buy the finest cheeses’ and cured meats and have them freshly cut while you wait.”

Gradi at CROWN will passionately maintain the focus on what has made the GRADI name famous. Firstly, being the choice destination in Melbourne for authentic regional Napolitano wood fired pizza. Secondly, upholding the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPNA) guidelines and stay true to the Neapolitan Pizza Association principles. Thirdly, giving all serious lovers of regional Neapolitan cuisine the opportunity to experience the very best ingredients and produce Italy and in particular Naples has to offer.

Johnny Di Francesco is the first Australian ever trained in Naples to the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana rules. He has become the association’s Australasian Principal, travelling the region ensuring pizzeria’s are of the highest standard and meet the principles of the association before officially inducting them into the Association.

Appearing regularly on the ‘Regional Italian Cuisine’ program and having appeared at the famous Caesars Palace during the Las Vegas International Pizza Expo, Johnny also regularly holds seasonal Masterclasses – fast becoming recognised as Melbourne’s Mr. Pizza!



Gradi’s menu showcases the food of Naples. The region is universally recognized as the home of the wood-fire pizza and the original being named after Queen Margherita of Italy. Naples’ Mediterranean coastal location means that wood-fire pizza and seafood are always the star.

When Johnny’s family migrated from Naples in the 50’s, little did they dream that Johnny would spend his life bringing the food of Naples back to Australia.


Wines & beverages…

Gradi at Crown’s sommeliers have put together a wine list that features some of Australia’s well-known and some boutiique producers, International award winning and are forever encouraging our customer’s experience by introducing them to some of the most interesting wines we have to offer. Alongside the wine list there is an assortment of beverages and aperitifs, all of which can be viewed by downloading our wine list.

Wine & Beverage List

To celebrate Gradi at Crown’s grand opening at the Melbourne Casino, Our sommelier has prepared full bodied 2012 Antonio Caggiano Tauri–Aglianico especially for the restaurant. It can be ordered by the bottle and is a great example of what Italy has to offer. It is also available at our sister restaurant 400 Gradi.

The Gradi Crown Bar is the perfect place for pre or post dinner drinks and offers a menu of bar snacks from lunchtime onward.

Gradi at Crown boasts award winning chefs who are renowned for their outstanding cuisine and service. The entire catering crew, from award winning Pizza Chef, Johnny Di Francesco through to our floor Managers and service staff will work tirelessly to create and deliver a function that will thrill your guests.

Our kitchen team are also happy to custom design a menu to suit your needs. Whether it be a professional lunch, a shared dining experience or the full ‘Gradi’ experience, rest assured that we have a menu to suit every need.

Gradi at Crown is happy to help you organise your next event, please email us at functions@gradicrown.com.au

Events at Gradi Crown

Reservations are available in part of our main dining room. There are also tables allocated to guests without reservations.

For reservations of less than 8 people call 9696 9888 or book online

For reservations between 8 to 12 people call 9696 9888

For reservations exceeding 13 people email functions@gradicrown.com.au or call 9696 9888

General Enquiries

Gradi at Crown
Shop 25, 8 Whiteman Street
Southbank Victoria 3006
T. 9696 9888
F. 9696 0947
E. info@gradicrown.com.au

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