Really had a wonder time.
Really had a wonder time. The food and the service was outstanding. My guests were very impressed.
2/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice atmosphere and good food.
Nice atmosphere and good food. Overall a very enjoyable experience. I would absolutely recommend Massimos to anyone looking for a good restaurant
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went to Massimo's over the weekend after reading really positive reviews on Yelp and they were spot on. This place is an amazing find. The service was some of the best I've had in Tampa, on par with Burns if not better. The food was fresh, unique and deliciously well executed. I will definitely be returning soon!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find in Palm Harbor.
Great find in Palm Harbor. Terrific food and service. Veal ossu buco was fabulous. Highly recommend finishing with the Tiramusu.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic dining experience
Our evening was delightful as we celebrated our son & his girlfriend's birthdays. Many thanks to Rachel, our server, who was attentive, knowledgeable and always smiling! A special thanks to JoJo,the hostess/bartender ~ thank you for the scrumptious cocktail! Everything, and we mean everything was perfect!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are not from the area. So we relied on reviews. The reviews were right-on; this is an excellent restaurant. Top notch chef. Great menu. Good service as well. A little out-of-the-way and hidden but, well worth finding. Next time we are in the area we will be back there for sure.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My spouse and I had come to Massimo's in April for our 7 year anniversary, so when my Father asked if I could make reservations to take Mom to an early Mother's Day dinner I did so right away. By the time we arrived for our 8:00 dinner we were all famished and looking forward to a fabulous meal which we most certainly received. We were greeted, seated, and served by Mario. He was on top of everything, my mother who can be a bit fumble prone with her silverware dropped her usual amount and each time there he was right behind her replacing it. The drinks were always refreshed and the meal was spaced perfectly from start to finish. Every bite of food was better than the last with outstanding service start to finish. We can't wait to come back!
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I picked this restaurant for Mother's day lunch because my wife love's duck and I noticed it on the menu.She had her best duck ever!!! And everything else was fantastic: the calamari, the risotto, the tiramisu, the key lime pie... I highly recommend Massimo's!!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small intimate place, tucked away in a strip mall.
Low lighting, waterfalls and soft music.
The food is always outstanding and service impeccable.
Great place to celebrate your special occasion or just because.
Great wine list from the reasonable to the oenophile level.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maybe just a menu choice misfire
My mom's entree was very good. Salads good. Bread very good. Service great. My entree was just okay, most of the places I've ordered seared tuna (many) have done a better job with it, not flavorful enough. Would try the restaurant again.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and service!
Great menu with a mix of classics and creativity. Everything from first course to last was prepared perfectly for my wife and I. This restaurant has to be one of the top handful of restaurants in the greater Tampa Bay area. The service was excellent. Our waiter was French and very helpful in making suggestions about wine pairings and in describing some of the very creative dishes. This was the fourth or fifth time my wife and I came here and we have been impressed by the quality and consistency. Without fail, the head chef always comes out and checks with the dinner guests to see how they are enjoying the meal. The ambience is quiet and romantic without being stuffy. They have a nice small bar and private dining area as well.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is really special. My husband is Italian and it is the only place he will eat Italian food in the area.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent selection, appetizers and main course were great. Did not sample desert. Waiter attentive, polite and efficient.
Overall a great dining experience.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of the best chefs in town
surprisingly good gourmet food. it felt like we were traveling to another city and sitting down to an amazing meal. Didn't know we had such great chefs here in town. Easily one of my favorites now. his award-winning Duck and brie appetizer was exquisite.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went there with high expectations
I went there with high expectations, worried that they would not meet mine. The food was delicious. I had a black grouper special which was memorable. My husband had lamb rack, very tender and tasty. Service was courteous.
You must leave room for dessert.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Weeknight at Massimo's
The wine list is amazing. Duck and Brie appetizer is a must as is whatever the special of the day Risotto is. WOnderful food and wine experience and not crowded or noisy.
7/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good choice for anniversary dinner
Third time dining at Massimo's. Always a great food experience. Had a drink at bar before being seated and was treated to a wonderful hummus and homemade pita chips complimentary from the chef. They did not have mint to make a mojito requested from my husband but they do have a very extensive wine list so all was well.
Overall the dinner was very good, maybe a little salty for our liking but that's probably because we are very sensitive to too much sodium. The lobster ravioli was excellent. Veal piccata way too much lemon. Don't waste your time on the sorbet, it was definitely not worth it. We will definitely return.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. We
The food was excellent. We both had the Chilean sea bass with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. It was perfectly prepared. The homemade mediterranean style butter that came with the bread was phenomenal. The chef even came to our table to make sure everything was excellent...and it was! The wine was delicious too. I had dinner there with my father but I would highly recommend it for a date night or romantic dinner.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very very nice
Palm Harbor fine dining at its best . The food is excellent the staff is professional . A bit on
The expensive side but not over the top
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Palm Harbor Gem
Chef Massimo does a terrific job. The food is always over the top, especially the specials. Duck a l'orange was great, elk chop, great steaks and always a fresh fish. Wine list has a wine priced from $35 to much higher. Definitely a dining treat!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great experience. The waiter was exceptional. the stuffed shrimp was exceptional. The seared tuna was not so good. Everything is made in the restaurant. The chef stopped by to ask us about our meal which was a nice touch. I would go back.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined at Massimo's
We have dined at Massimo's before and have always had a great experience. I would suggest you take your own wine as their wine list is very expensive, corkage is only $25. Being British we like hot food and that is what we get. If you want something done slightly differently than on the menu they are very obliging. We love a leisurely meal and that is what we get here, no trying o get you out quick.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place to eat
Nice dinner. Always great food. plenty of good wine. This is our place to go for a special occasion. On the quiet side too... just the way we like it.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a find
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
awesome service, great food
Tucked away in palm harbor, this restaurant has a great vibe, awesome service and amazing food. I highly recommend it.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM