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Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining
Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining

Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.massimosrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (727) 784-1881
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary European, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Massimo Patano
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room available for meetings/banquets up 32 people.

    Main dining room available for larger parties, up to 60 people.

    Customized menu and on-premise audio/visual equipment rental available.
  • Private Party Contact: Massimo (727) 784-1881
  • Entertainment: Music available on certain holidays/private functions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Tampa & Curlew Rds.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining
Join Chef Massimo for an artful blend of Italian and Mediterranean cuisines paired with an award winning wine list and full bar.
Appetizers range from Hudson Valley Grade-A Foie Gras, Pistachio coated Pan Seared Duck and Brie to Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and rice flour battered calamari. A rich, creamy lobster bisque is a favorite among customers.
Other specialties include Veal Cognac in a creamy truffle sauce, veal chop, sweetbreads, risotto and Chilean Sea Bass.
Last, but not least, are the homemade delectable desserts.
Complementing his efforts in the kitchen is the gracious, knowledgeable and efficient staff.
Tables at the casually elegant restaurant are dressed with crisp table linens, and candles. Cascading fountains decorate the walls.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was eclectic and the experience was fine dining. I enjoyed the mixture of ingredients, spices and tastes. I was impressed that the owner/chef came by."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Just a wonderful dinning experience. Our second time here and we have loved it both times."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went to dinner, and surprised to find such an elegant restaurant! Food is definitely way above the usual and the sercvice is polite and caring."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I consider Massimo's one of the top 10 restaurants discovered during mu international travels. Great food, service and wine list."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "On previous trips we have had great experiences so we invited friends. Service was attentive. However, we received 2 pieces of bread with no offer of a refill. My husband and the other couple had a wonderful pinot noir. Two of us ordered the pork chops but they were unavailable. My friend ordered the veal, her husband the veal parm and said they were good. My husband and I ordered the chicken saltimbocca. The prosciutto was dry and curled up. Mine was so salty I could not eat it, gave it to my husband who agreed mine was salty but his was not. The chicken was unseasoned (it lacked prosciutto) was colorless and tasted steamed. Massimo, at the bar with friends, did not come over as usual. It will be a while before we return."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "One of my favorites. We've patronized Massimo's since they opened this restaurant 10 years ago and he never, never fails to delight. Creative menu superbly prepared and presented, staff is top-notch, extensive wine list has a wide range of varieties and price points, and then you have Massimo and his wife, Donna - he's a great chef and both are charming hosts. Get on their mailing list because they do wine dinners and special events throughout the year."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We went to Massimo's for Mother's Day. This was not our first time. Everything single dish was prepared to perfection. Four different meals and all wonderful. Desserts was incredible. You can tell the each plate was carefully prepared to taste great and it also was plated perfectly. It was food prepared with love. Massimo comes to visit each table, he is very caring. It was like he was our best friend. Our server Ashley was attentive, and very sweet.I would recommend Massimo's to everyone. I can't wait to go back, I will not wait long. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Massimo's is one of the few fine dining restaurants available in the Palm Harbor area. The quality of the food, the outstanding sauces, the impeccable service all add up to a most enjoyable experience. My personal favorite is the veal scallopine. The sauce is out of this world! And the accompaniment of tiny baby vegetables are a delightful treat. The quietly attentive staff lend an air of assurance that your gastric experience will be nothing short of wonderful. This is our favorite dining spot!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Massimo's is a rare find. One would expect to travel to Paris for such a find."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Great French/Italian food. Nice wine list. The staff is friendly and very committed to the satisfaction of their customers. The Duck a la Orange was superb. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I read the reviews about the food and excellent service at Massimo's. My son wanted to take his prom date somewhere special in the Palm Harbor area, and Massimo's jumped out at me based on all the reviews. Since he is accustomed to good restaurants we take the family to he trusted others'dining experience and requested Mario for dinner service. WOW! The kids raved about the Chicken Saltimbucca and Lobster Ravioli. Also, they said the Tiramisu was awesome. Finally, they did say that Mario was very attentive and made the night even more special with his kindness. Now I have to makes sure to take the wife there next weekend to try Massimo's for ourselves!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed a very nice meal at Massimos. This is a great place to celebrate a special day or a romantic meal."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We come to Florida once a year for Phillies' Spring Training. We have eaten at Massimo"s every year. The food is fantastic, the service top notch. We look forward to coming back again next year."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "One of our favorites! A thank you for a special soufflé for my birthday!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We were early. No problem. We were seated right away and promptly had our drink order taken. Food order came next -- every efficient. The Foie Gras was nicely prepared. The mushroom strudel was also tasty. We ordered the Duck and the Filet. both were nicely seasoned and cooked properly. We can find nothing to complain about! The service was also very attentive We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A friend & I happened upon Massimos when another restaurant had a 90 minutes wait. We decided to see who had a reservation available on Open Table within 30 min. We were thrilled that we found it as soon as we walked in! We were greeted by Chef Massimo's lovely wife and she sat us at the perfect table. Our server was Mario and he was awesome! He was knowledgeable and friendly. We had the most delicious meal and wine that we had to try dessert! Everything was decadent! After our meal was finished, Chef Massimo came to our table, what a great pleasure & joy to be able to tell this Chef how happy we were! We will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I can't say enough about this restaurant. It never disappoints. The specials are unique. The menu has something for everyone. The deserts are great."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Has been one of our favorites since Massimo opened his restaurant. Every dining experience has been a delight. The staff has been with him a long time and they know their stuff. Massimo's menu is eclectic and modern, with a continental flair. Nice wine list."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Delicious food and Mario our server was excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service could have been more attentive.We were stuck in a corner with no ambiance yet had made our reservations a month ago. All in all a good food experience"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "What a wonderful place! Great ambiance and food. Awesome service as well! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Massimos is truly one of the best restaurants in the local area for foodies, special nights out or just a fabulous evening. We were surprised by a limited Valentines evening menu, but not at all disappointed. The choices were varied and creative and the ones we opted for, totally awesome in presentation and flavor. The Osso Buco was amazing, the charcuterrie traditional, with Prosciutto Parma, salame and capocollo, a variety of cheeses and a dab of pate'. Crab chowder was a delicious second, creamy and chunky. Dessert was a variation of a tiramisu made with cherry Grande Marnier, in lieu of the coffee flavor, and it was to die for. A wonderful Valentines evening dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This place sits in the shadow of an Outback Steakhouse in Palm Harbor, FL. We have eaten there a few times on special occasions. Great menu selections for all tastes. I had duck and my wife the wagyu steak special. Both meals were very well prepared and the service was outstanding. It is not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "What a fantastic dinning experience. This restaurant is a bit of a combination of great Italian and great French dishes. My wife and I just loved the food and the service. Our only regret is that we did not find this sooner. This is one of the few places that I cannot wait to get back to."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Massimo's is a great restaurant where you have superb food in a small intimate setting. It reminds me of the places in Italy-small, family-owned, not commercial and stuffy. The wine list is great though expensive especially with regards to American wines so consider bringing a bottle and paying a corking fee or spending $100 for a bottle of wine. Wines by the glass disappointing though food was fantastic-Chilean sea bass was delicious as were the veal dishes, appetizers and the desserts we had-no one from our party was disappointed and we'll definitely visit again!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was very good except for dessert. We ordered creme brulee and it was burnt black on top. When we complained the waitress said that is the way it was supposed to be. Otherwise the food was very tasty and well presented."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "As the name states, it is an eclectic take on continental cuisine - always creative and well-conceived - and extremely well-executed. Massimo runs a fine kitchen - and don't miss the opportunity to speak with him when he comes out to the dining room - a very personable guy that you will enjoy meeting. The staff has been with him a long time and they are all polished, attentive professionals. We always leave saying, "we need to come back soon." Massimo has special-menu dinners for holidays and also paired with a wine theme or particular vintner - they are delightful affairs - Massimo gets to show off his talents - you meet new people at the banquet-style seating - the wine is always good - and they are a bargain."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "This is a crown jewel eatery. Service is amazing! Food is Amazing. Great bar and the best wine list in Tampabay. Treat yourself, everyone I have ever mentioned it to agrees ,outstanding!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Great food, terrific wines. Outstanding service..... as usual. Another fabulous dining experience."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Went there for our Anniversary, Massimo came out to say hello and wish us a Happy Anniversary. Nice touch! Also entire staff signed an anniversary card and gave it to us ending a perfect evening. Very classy!!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant for special occasions!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I have eaten at Massimo's a few times and it is always very good. This time I tried something new which was a duck with brie appetizer. It was really great. Everyone in the restaurant is very attentive and it is a pleasure to dine there."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The staff is always pleasant. The food is out of this world. This is our second time visiting and we will definitely be back again. It's fine dining ina relaxed atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Finally, an excellent restaurant in our geography. For this holiday, Massimo's served a fixed price 5-course dinner. For appetizers, I had the Charcuterie with wild boar soprasetta, truffle salami, and more -- fun to try foodstuffs I would never buy on my own. Next, the duck and wild mushroom confit in puff pastry. Very nice flavor on the duck -- not fatty. A nice green salad for palate refreshment. Then the elk chop stuffed with hazelnuts and dried cherries in a Bourbon reduction. Excellent! Highlight of my meal. Very tender and mild flavored. I don't think this elk ran around much. My husband had the more traditional items and was happy. Dessert was ok, not super special. If you are a foodie, Massimo's is for you."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "A fine, and well hidden N Pinellas white tablecloth place. Very good food, attentive service and the best Foie gras in the county."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Wonderful food, very inovative. We have dined here several times and are always pleased."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The talent and the passion for his craft are evident"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Massimo's food is amazing and the service is impeccable. I've been there twice now & have reservations to go again. I had a ricotta cake as an appetizer. It was a little crunchy with a creamy center and came with chunks of perfectly cooked crab and delicious fried artichokes. I had the diver scallops, the best scallops I've ever eaten. There were four large scallops with four Buffalo Mozzarella ravioli and grilled asparagus. Not only is the food fantastic the portions are ample. Bertrand, our server, was attentive and judicious and at the same time personable and professional."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Tucked away in palm harbor, this restaurant has a great vibe, awesome service and amazing food. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Dinner at Massimo's was like being invited over to dine Mario Batalli. The food was excellent, wine list interesting, service attentive, and the chef was warm and friendly. It's a cozy place in strip mall, but don't let that fool you. This is as a first rate dining experience as I've had in Florida. I had the Osso Bucco, which was a veal shank version, and it was spectacular. I know that's not the language of peasant food, but this was just lovely. My wife had the sea scallops, which she described as silky and sweet. We paired it with a 2004 Barolo, that started out bold, and mellowed nicely as the meal went on. Dessert was equally tasty, panna cotta with Grand Marinier and espresso sorbet. Go. You will love it."
    Dined on 11/16/2013