The Minds Behind Chin Chin Are Opening A Swanky Italian Fine Diner At The Top End Of Collins Street

By Rick Stephens
25th Jun 2021

Chris Lucas is at it again with the announcement of Grill Americano, set to open at the iconic 101 Collins Street, Melbourne.

Adding yet another venue to the hospitality groups quiver, Grill Americano will take its cues from Venetian architecture while serving up a menu that’s rich in handmade pasta and Italian classics cooked in a wood grill imported direct from Naples.

“My restaurants are about storytelling, about honouring the location, creating a space between fantasy and reality. Restaurants should take you on a journey where you make your own experience. I am excited about our future, and I am looking forward to adding to Melbourne's exciting culinary reputation” Said Chris Lucas.

You’ll find the entrance to Grill Americano along Flinders Lane—a strip where Lucas’ latest haunt will no doubt be in great company, though just a little further down, the restaurateur’s other locales, Yakimono and Society are also set to open this year. The trio of venues will not only bolster Melbourne’s constantly evolving hospo scene, but it’ll bring 500 jobs to the city, too.

Grill Americano is scheduled for opening in October this year. In the meantime, find out more about Lucas’ other new venues here.

Image credit: Visit Vic

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