The food is always excellent! A very good place to go for any special occasion or just a nice dinner after a busy day.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Massimo's dine-in experience
It was a nice place to be and was quiet with an elegant ambiance. The food was great and the service 'Excellent'. Catered to what our needs were and also adding extra spice 'on request' that made me relish the food is awesome! Frequent checks at the table to ensure we are doing well is to be appreciated. Water was filled every few minutes, so never was thirsty :). Overall, great place for dinner and they were kid-friendly, kids menu was good there. Worth the dollars we paid - about $50.00 for 2-adults + 1-child
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Nice Italian Gem!
We had an exceptional waiter who knew we were waiting for a friend to arrive. She was 20 minutes plus late. He was patient but attentive. At one point, we decided to order lunch and about 5 minutes later, she arrived. He quickly offered her something to drink and asked if she wanted to order. She was the person in our group that had asked that we meet at an Italian restaurant!! Our waiter actually put a hold on our food prep so that everything was done at the same time. Kudos!!! Sorry, forgot his name.
Very nice restaurant with good service and food. I'd recommend you try this place!!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be back
Special anniversary dinner was very nice. Will definitely add back to local list of places to go. For whatever reason had not been there to Massimos for years. Pleasantly surprised about rediscovery. Many updates and interesting special events on calendar to consider.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the perfect place for a special occasion. The food was absolutely delicious. The waiters and servers were very attentive. As soon as we finished a dish, the plates were quickly taken and we were asked if we needed anything else. The ambience was very intimate and romantic. Massimo's happened to be the place that I chose to propose to my girlfriend and I must say that that was an amazing experience.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had been here for dinner three
Had been here for dinner three times, but this time I was there for lunch. I ordered the salmon salad. I expected something other than seared salmon placed atop a lot of spinach. The fish was tasty and well-prepared, but a mound of dressed baby spinach leaves (enough for two or more people) just didn't do it for me.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Celebratory Dinner
Gathered with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. I had requested a corner booth when making the reservation, and we were seated in a perfect corner booth. The waiter was attentive, warm, and friendly. The food was excellent, and we really enjoyed everything. This was a first time visit for me, although several of our group had been to Massimo's in the past. I would definitely return to this restaurant and recommend it, as well.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
For Special Occasions-very classy
This is a great classy italian restaurant that will impress your date. They have white table cloths, waiters who know how to recommend things to insure a great evening. The food is prepared with care and the drinks are very good. They also help with special diet requests. My wife is glutten intolerant and they made the dishes special for her without glutten. I had the special Lobster Pasta dish and the lobster and special sauce exploded in my mouth. The spinish salad was also excellent.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family and I celebrated my mother's 62nd birthday at Massimo's. During the online reservation, I requested that we receive a corner table because I did not want to have my 2 young kids disturb the other guests. They compiled, it was a good seat and the table was set up very well.
Everything we all ate was very good. I had the Veal Chop and man that was so good and tender as well. For the dessert, I had Creme Brulee and is was very good, not The House of Prime Rib in SF excellent but good none-the-less.
The food was good, but be prepared to open your wallet a little more than the Olive Garden.
If you want a special dinner with someone special, than this is your place
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Needed a quiet spot for a business lunch/discussion. We were seated in a corner booth away from other diners. Service was great - helped us when we wanted it, left us alone when we were busy. Food was excellent - great pastas, very nice crab sandwich.
I'll be back.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stated with the oysters and a recommended wine and were impressed by both. Both of our entrees we delicious as well. The server was so friendly and helpful he made our dinner a very pleasant experience. Would definitely come again!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian food
My wife and I had a great dinner - fresh pasta, nice wine. Great atmosphere in the bar - groups of locals having a drink after work, lots of laughter.
We like the layout of the restaurant - lots of booths and "nooks and crannies". It feels very private even though other diners are nearby.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible food and service. Welcoming staff. Romantic ambiance for those anniversaries. Ability to meet gluten free needs wonderful.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Quite & Romantic Dinner
I really like the upscale feel and quite atmosphere. I do return regularly to try more dishes and the food has been great. The service is always attentive and friendly. The steaks are of great quality and always cooked to order. The Salmon on a cedar shingle is fantastic. The pasta dishes have also always been great.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We moved away and have not been there for several years. It was as good as we remembered it. Same qualify food and great service.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Massimo's
We love Massimo's; the food is always well done. We had the herb encrusted halibut and filet mignon (cooked perfectly medium rare) last night at it was wonderful. The crab and artichoke fondue is delicious (careful, you can fill up on this rich dish and wonderful garlic bread). But the best part of Massimo's is the excellent, attentive service. We love David who has been there forever and is the standard against which every waitperson should be measured. We will come again and again. Thank you for a lovely evening, Massimo's!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian in the East Bay
So far, this has been my favorite italian place. I've tried about 6 different dishes. Don't know which one is my favorite. I wish I have 2 stomachs when I come here.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still good for an old timer
Massimo's has been there for a long time and it had been quite a while since we had been there. But the food was really good and the service great.
A bit on the pricey side but good for a classic Italian.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
SPECIAL FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS
This is one of the two restaurants we always consider for special occasions. It's like an old S.F. restaurant, with experienced waiters and good food. Never had a bad meal there.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time - Birthday Celebration
The restaurant was recommended by a friend and we concur with his recommendation. We enjoyed the evening. Coming from Sunnyvale, we obviously experienced heavy traffic on 880, but we allowed enough time and were able to make our 7:00 pm reservation. For weekday evening reservation, always allow enough time for 880 traffic.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic as usual
An awesome experience as usual. Great food great service
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly staff and very professiona
Thank you Mari for the great tour we had a great time and the food was excellent!!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service,food and wine!
They accommodated me and my wheelchair so that was a pleasant relief! We ordered a the table side Cesar salad excellent! Sole Dore' and Halibut were really fresh! We had an excellent bottle of wine which my brother ordered, the waiter put the wine in an ice bucket, served us and never interrupted, his timing was great! We had a great time catching up and the server anticipated our every need.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Massimos
We had had a dinner reservation and showed up on time; had to wait about 20 minutes for a table.
They tried to push us into the lounge, which is noisy and has a tv going.
The restaurant is good in the main dining area and a side section. There's also a side section that's basically a back room that they use for additional seating -- very bland.
Service was good, and food is ok. I think there are many other decent Italian restaurants that would be comparable and I'd certainly go back here if I was local again.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I were celebrating our 31st anniversary. First time there. went on a family member recommendation. The restaurant was clean and intimate. It was perfect. The food was very good.. Waiter was professional, and attentive. Atmosphere good- quiet enough we could actually hold a conversation. Definitely look forward to returning soon.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was outstanding food was excellent excellent restaurant
For a special occasion.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy Massimo's
We always enjoy Massimo's very much. Our waiter David G. is one of the best waiters we've ever had. We always ask for him.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Movie to catch!
We had reservations at 6:30 and a show at 7:55, They took special care to get us on our way with time to spare. The food was excellent and the service was attentive and gracious. Helped make my wife's 50th a night to remember. Thanks!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our local favorite
The food and service are always excellent. We usually go for special occasions and are never disappointed. One of the best restaurants is the Tri-City area as best I can tell. Very comfortable seating, nice atmosphere and very nice people running this place.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the hostess to the waitress and the food every thing was perfect. I would definitely return to eat at Massimos.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Did not disappoint
I have been at Massimo's for many meals. Mostly lunches and a few big occasions. This was for our anniversary and it was just what the doctor ordered. Not to quiet, but enough privacy. The food was great. the waitress attentive, but not intrusive. I have and will continue to dine there and recommend it to friends.
Full disclosure. It is not inexpensive, but price is only an issue in the absence of value. And the quality of the meal is equal to the price it commands. Take someone important and go.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Massimo's is a very romantic restaurant. My new husband and I enjoyed a very romantic, first dinner out at Massimo's. The food and service were excellent!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
expecting more based on reviews
My husband and I decided to dine at this restaurant based on the reviews. We were celebrating our anniversary and made a note of this when we made our reservation. The only acknowledgement made to us was from the host seating us at a back table near the banquet room. We both ordered the specials Halibut and the ranchers rib eye. My fish was very good but my husbands rib eye was thin and not cooked evenly. He ordered medium rare and received medium. Our server was ok but seemed to be distracted. I would go back again and try an Italian dish.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fremont has few elegant dining spots, so we often find ourselves here for special occasions. We are never disappointed. The food is better than merely good, the service always attentive, the atmospeher beyond reproach. Even if the menu is not innovative, what they do they do superlatively well.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still the Place to Go
This is really Fremont's only old-school Italian restaurant. They have pared back the menu since my last visit, but the atmosphere remains the same: moderate lighting, many booths, mature and experienced male waitstaff. The salad was fresh and the dressing delicious. The minestrone was delightful. The cedar planked salmon was perfect (except for one small bone that got by), and the rigatoni massimo was bathed in a sauce you would love to drink. The mudd pie dessert was excellent, although the portion has been downsized from prior years (so it is now overpriced). On a midweek evening, the restaurant was only half filled, so the room was quiet enough for conversation. It is still the place to go for white tablecloth dining in the Tri-Cities.
10/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dining at Massimo is always
Dining at Massimo is always a wonderful experience. My family has been dining there for special occasions for many years.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each time I have eaten at Massimo's I have been very pleased with the experience. It is a little pricy but out of town relatives love it and are always the ones who are picking up the tab.. I love veal which is seldom served anywhere and they do it superbly!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place / Great Food
We were a party of 4 for a business lunch - The food was fantastic and service was simply great. This is not cheap but excellent value for money.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there last night for my wife's birthday and we had an amazing experience. The service, food and wine were perfect. We had reservations and we got seated right away. The waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. Best service we ever had. I had the Crab spaghetti and the wife had the New York steak, wow, If you a seafood person you got to try the Crab Spaghetti. I wish I could give it 10 stars. Thank you for the great service and food. Highly recommend it..
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was excellent, food good to very good and the ambience was just right. We had a pleasant evening.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderul birthday celebration
My husband abduct I love Massimo's. It is a wonderful family owned restaurant an the servers are always attentive. This is a perfect spot for a romantic meal no matter your age.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good food
The one thing I love about this place (aside from the great food) is that when you sit with a group in the middle of the room, it's so intimate. I was there with a boisterous group of 6. I thought we were loud, but as it turns out, we did not bother anyone, nor did we feel bothered by any other guest. It was like we were the only ones in the room. Oh, and the food is awesome!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Massimo's a Must!
Just celebrated an anniversary dinner and as usual, Massimo's excelled! Fast, attentive service without being overdone.
We both had a fine veal dish. The meat was a bit overdone, but the combined flavors of the dish were delicious. I even ate all my
'seasonal' veggies that arrived al dente, with a great sauce. There's a reason Massimo's has been in business for 27 years. Great service, good food at a fair price in an elegant atmosphere. Go there - you won't be disappointed!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our favorite dining in the bay area
We have become regulars since we first tried this place about 2 yrs ago. Since then, the food is always perfect. Im almost done trying everything on the menu. I definitely can say, everything is delicious!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and great food.
Great service and great food. The Cesare salad prepared table side is an exceptional treat!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for business lunch
Small place, but excellent food and quiet ambience good for a nice business lunch.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quiet gem in unexpected area
If you are looking for one of those old-fashioned restaurants with tuck-and-roll booths, carpeted floors, and acoustic tiles in the ceiling (to dampen noise level), this is the answer. Massimo's is an independent restaurant, just off 880 in Fremont. it is a large restaurant, suitable for banquets, but with a cozy romantic feel. it has a large bar and nicely divided rooms for dining.
Our group of four was seated in a lovely booth, just the right size for us, and we could have whispered and to one another throughout the meal. And it was a Saturday evening. The only drawback that I experienced was a rather limited (though very well priced) wine list, especially by the glass.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great meal at Massimo's.
Another great meal at Massimo's.
Great waiter as well.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
This was business a dinner and the service was excellent, looks like they have done some renovations, looks great. I have never had a bad meal of any type there and would highly recommend it to anyone.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Italian Fare
Had a business lunch here -- menu was excellent -- hard to choose among great dishes. Food was served quickly, was fresh and delicious. Atmosphere, traditional, Italian restaurant. Recommended!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM