Massimo's - Fremont
Massimo's - Fremont

Massimo's - Fremont

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.massimos.com/
  • Phone: 5107922000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer full service catering so one can enjoy the quality of our food and service at your home, office, or party venue.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our multiple Private Rooms can handle groups of 8 to 130. Please check out our website for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Bill 510-792-2000x11

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Farwell
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Massimo's - Fremont
A fine dining experience encompassing classic Italian and Cal-Nouveau Cuisine as well as superb tableside creations, focusing on regional Italian and Cal-Nouveau specials. Massimo's - Fremont also offers a wine list of exceptional value for the most discerning of tastes. Massimo's- Fremont...for an exceptional experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Massimo's - Fremont reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)romantic (48)neighborhood gem (38)good for groups (22)fit for foodies (22)great for lunch (16)notable wine list (13)vibrant bar scene (10)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Old School Dining at its Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Massimos, with it's updated interior, still reminds me of the places I went with parents and Grandparents in the 1970's. Love the updated bar/lounge area. It is nice to have a drink there before dinner. Very cozy with lite fireplace in the middle of the bar on chilly nights. The merlot colored tufted booths are so comfortable. You can also eat in the bar as well. We have been going here to for several years now for special occasions. It is rare these days that you find table side service for Caesar salads and bananas foster, insert "old school" reference here....Service is outstanding. Our regular waiter "David" is always excellent, along with the rest of the staff. Classic menu, with an Italian slant. Relax and have a fun time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It was our first time there. From the moment we walked it, service was great. Food was delicious. Definitely would recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We're going back again!
    NotEasy2Please
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I took my girlfriend there for her birthday on a Friday evening. It was the first time either of us had been there. I chose it due to location and the positive Yelp reviews. My girlfriend had the clams and spaghetti and I had the crusted halibut. Both were excellent! The service was excellent also. This will be a place for more then just special occasions!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always excellent
    jedshelleyVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Brought out of town friends and the waiter really took great care of us. Everyone loved the food and their Caesar salad is the best in the area
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic restauant
    TMountain
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This restautrant is gem. Ambience and decoration inside the restaurant is simple and decent. Food is delicious and very good presentation. Service is timely and does not disturb our conversation. I'd like to say thank you very much for your effort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This restaurant has good food, however the decor needs to be updated
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian old school
    LMMX
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I really enjoyed my meal at Massimo's. Reminded me of Italian spots back east...not a ton of "California" fare but good solid sauces and very very good. I had the spinach salad, one of the best ones I've had because of the delicious dressing! warm and mushroom-y and the chicken parm, not my usual order but really really good. all in all, I'd go back again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality place
    RLS42
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I went with my wife and her mother. We all enjoyed it immensely. Food was great. Service was good. We'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italians classics
    JennJ
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went there for dinner with good friends and was pleasantly surprised by the food and the ambiance. The table side Caesar was a treat. All of the mains were delicious. The service was also top notch. Very nice experience all around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Admin329
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We love this place. The food is superb. Our service is always spectacular. I ordered something that wasn't on the menu - NO PROBLEM! Never a bad experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • business dinner
    InfrabillVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I had out of town guests for dinner. for the most part, the experience was positive. The attentiveness of the staff was a little lack luster for the type of restaurant. The steak was prepared perfectly, but the sides were, well, boring. For dessert, we had strawberry shortcake. Not really that good. the cake was hard and the strawberries were few. Still ate it all, though. hoping they will improve a little. i will still go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian done right
    TOOTALL
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Try the tableside caesaer salad, it was outstanding. The calamari was crispy but still very tender. We enjoyed prompt service and a kind waiter Jamie. He was on the spot with drinks and refills. The entire evening was very nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had not been here in about 10 years. For no reason just forget about it. Well not any more. The food was delicious. We had the crab/artichoke fondue and it was bursting with flavor. The Caesar Salad table side is the real deal. Delicious. Service was good, however I felt a little rushed. Not much wait time between courses. Highly recommend. We will be going back sooner then 10 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place.
    Happy2eat
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a very pleasant experience in regards to the service and food it self. The staff was very kind and presented them self in a very professional way.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not likely to go back
    dineforbusiness
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Menu was fair. Service was not as good. This place is nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food this time was bland
    jd52cranbrook
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We have eaten here several times over the past 3 years, usually with great results. This time however the taste of the food was missing any real distinguishable taste to it. I had a lamb chop, my wife a type of fish, not sure what. But both just seemed bland to us. The dessert, a chef's surprise strawberry shortcake was really bad, hard or stale cake to start.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Anniversary Experience
    LouellenVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary at Massimo's on Saturday. We had a nice quiet corner booth. Our waiter David was extraordinary. The soup of the day was clam chowder and it was excellent. So much flavor and large pieces of clam. The crab and spaghetti dish was superb. I paid extra for more crab and I was not disappointed. Every bite had some crab, including crab leg pieces, not just shredded. I love the sauce. We were so full we couldn't even look at the dessert menu, but David came back to the table with a slice of their Mud Pie. It was out of this world. We left hardly able to move but happy! We will be celebrating many more anniversaries, as well as birthdays at Massimo's!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really liked Massimo's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This restaurant is a hidden gem. Fremont isn't know for a multitude of top rated restaurants, but this one was excellent. I wanted a dish that was not on the specials list, but chef made it anyway. That was so impressive and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great find!
    MyrnaM
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    In many years of traveling up and down 880 I never knew this restaurant would be so good. After seeing an episode of Checks Please we made a reservation. What a great meal we had. I had rack of lamb that was perfectly cooked. My husband couldn't decide between the crab pasta and the veal chop so he had both!, a primi of the pasta and the veal chop entrée. It was the best veal has ever had, and the pasta was great as well. Service was obviously well trained and the portions of the entrees were generous. It was a great value. It has become one of our new go to places to eat when in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining
    Bayareablonde
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The veal chop is outstanding and the salmon also. The booths remind me of days gone by. Do stick chairs and small tables like in some of the newer places. Prices are reasonable, but they need a better selection in Tequila.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • n/a
    nonicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I don't want to write a review but this screen is prompting me to write one before it will submit my ratings. I would rather not post the details of our negative experience, because I would like to give Massimo's the benefit of the doubt that our experience was a fluke, and not the normal standard of their service of food quality.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem in Fremont ...
    EastBayLarry
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great food in a nice environment. We've been here several times, and always come away talking about how great the dinner was. The care and attention in the kitchen shows when the food is brought to the table. Very nice. The wait staff is usually very good. This time, the waiter was so solicitous that he almost hovered. It was uncomfortable, and seemed that he was trying to hurry us out. But go try it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    TAPs
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food and ambiance was great. We ordered Calamari and Garlic bread for our appetizers. The Calamari was excellent. The garlic bread was burnt. We also ordered the New York Steak, Filet Minion, Chicken Carbanara and the Salmon. All were excellent. We had Spumoni and Mudd Pie for dessert they were also superb. All in all our meal was excellent. I would go there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • timing of food delivery needs work
    cookie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The server was awesome but service was slow as a result of the kitchen being very slow. The pasta with cream sauce may have well been pasta with butter because there was no apparent sauce. Again the host staff, service and ambiance couldn't have been nicer but your kitchen needs some attention.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic Italian Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Massimo's was everything I would have expected of a moderately upscale italian restaurant. Service was excellent, and noise level was relatively quiet. I would not go here if you tend to like to talk loudly and verbosely. However nice for a special event or anniversary. Good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good food
    joseph
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have been dining at Massimo's for quite a while as it is one of only two fine dining restaurants in Fremont ( the other is Pappillion). We had the weekend special of Prime Rib and it was prepared perfect as my wife likes medium well and it was just pink and not dry and I like mien medium rare and it was not raw.The plate included a baked potato fresh green beans and carrots The Caesar salad was prepared table side. The cost is medium was $110 including wine and after dinner coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific!!
    Admin329
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Five of us met to hold a meeting over dinner. There was no problem hearing each other even though there was a party of 9 in the booth/tables next to us. Our service was superior, as always. We asked for something not on the menu (Seafood Chef Salad) and they provided it. Attentive and food outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wedding Anniversary Dinner
    RichardF
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This restaurant provides a very classy dinning experience. The service, food and atmosphere are all consistently top quality. I am so impressed with Massimo's that I regularly dine there and it is my first choice for any special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dessert on the house!
    Babygirl
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It was our first time going to Massimos and we were very pleased. The service was great and the food was excellent. On top of that, dessert was on the house! I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We dine at Massimo's several times a month. The casear salad (prepared tableside) is outstanding. Reasonable prices, great restaurant. '
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Royal41
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Have never, ever been disappointed. Staff strives to accommodate and please their customers. Relaxing, romantic dining for two, as well as perfect place for a group. Fresh, delicious, excellent entrees, hot when served! We love the Cesar salad, which is made and tossed right at your table. Veal is so very tender, melts in your mouth. Risotto is light, creamy, but firm and very tasty. Great choice of desserts. Very good wine list. Full bar. Although there's no strict dress code at Massimo's, diners wear anything from prom wear to dressy casual to very casual. Have also been to Massimo's for lunch. Like to sit in the bar area, which is casual and fun, but does not compromise service or quality of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at Massimo's
    fiedler
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We were promptly seated but requested a change of booths as ours was too tight. They had no tables available but found us a larger booth immediately. Food and service were quite good and the noise level was low.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wedding anniversary
    klumjr
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The minute we stepped in were treated well. The place is great for a romantic dinner. Service was very good. The rack of lamb and crab with spaghetti was cooked just right and was very good. We had a very lovely dinner and would return for another romantic dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Massimo's is a Legend
    tcbfast
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Massimo's in Fremont- a 38-year old restaurant...we just tried for the first time! From the outside, it is a strip mall, but the inside with its cozy booths and many banquet rooms is a delight. We were Marie Rinetti, who, along with her husband Bill, started Massimo's in the 1970s. Bill Jr. is in charge now. In any Italian restaurant, I find the Minestrone soup to be a bell weather of the rest of the food. Their's was to die for...the broth was so rich with flavor I could have had it by itself...luckily, it was full of fresh veggies, beans, and pasta. Delicious. Our two veal entrees - Saltimbocca and Massimo were delicious and the sauces, both very different complimented the veal wonderfully. I highly recommend Massimo's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local joint
    BestTapasEVER
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Went to celebrate my moms 75th. They seated us well ahead of our 8pm reservation. The service was good but I felt a little "rushed". The server was funny and nice and the portions were ample. I think this is a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Helen's Birthday
    NicefindVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Not our first time here and once again a delicious lunch. I had the grilled crab sandwich and it delicious highly recommend it. of course anything you have you will enjoy.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Massimo's!!!
    Beachgirl
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Never disappoints. Really enjoyed the veal chop for my birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I've lived in Fremont all my life and never been here. My friend got us a gift card for our anniversary so we decided to go here for a date night. Our server Dave was wonderful! Very professional and very sincere. I got the veal with mushroom sauce and it was so tender and cook to perfection! My husband ordered the special (seafood on linguini) also full of robust flavor. We can't eat like this everyday but definitely a great nice dinner place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening out we will be back
    EveandDJ
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The greeting we received from Marie as we walked in the door was wonderful. Even though we were there before 5 pm she seated us at our favorite table. We knew we were early so were content with the glass of ice water until our favorite waiter David arrived at work. To our pleasant surprise he was early too. The food was perfect as usual, and our favorite wine was delicious. To make the evening even better we had patrons on either side of us who mentioned they had been coming to Massimo's for 30 years. What a wonderful testimony to superior dining. Thank you to the whole staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Place for Dinner
    Thyrn
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This truly is a neighborhood gem. Have visited twice now for business dinners. Quiet enough to hold business discussion while enjoying the wine list and food. Wait staff is excellent and recommend Massimo's for any occasion. During both visits entire party was pleased with their menu selection. Menu has something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 360 reviews are from the Massimo's - Fremont reviews archive.