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About Massimo Restaurant & Bar

Savour a taste of Italy in the heart of London at Massimo Restaurant & Bar, an authentic Italian restaurant serving seasonal dishes.

10 Northumberland Avenue
London, WC2N 5AE
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily Except Sundays
Massimo Restaurant: 12:00 - 15:00 and 18.00 - 23.00

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7321 3156

Website:
http://www.massimo-restaurant.co.uk/

Public Transit:
Embankment Underground Station, London Charing Cross Station

Additional:
Chef's Table, Cocktails, Private Room, Wine

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Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 10:30PM

Massimo Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
Romantic (32)
Good for a Date (27)
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Pre/post Theatre (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Business Meals (18)
Notable Wine List (13)
Authentic (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Cozy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good food and very attentive staff.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

(Refer to the non-screenshot photo) This was how my black truffle dish looked, and I was very disappointed when it arrived. Compared to photos I have see of the dish online on instagram and my friend's photos (see attached photos), it was a STARK difference. mine had NO significant truffle shavings and instead pepper corns. A huge scam indeed. I ordered the main course side (£5 supplement) and there was no option to top up with truffles, so I am indeed sure I was short-changed. Not sure if they are just trying to cut costs -_- I would recommend Frescobaldi, Daphne's, or Sartoria instead tbh.

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 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Really excellent cooking, but at a price. We went for a quick, pre-theatre dinner wishing to eat well but not heavily. We were able to choose light, but delicious Italian dishes in a really beautiful room with well-chosen music. I did feel that the pricing was toppy- a minute portion of salmon carpaccio for £15, a small bruschetta of salmon and lobster for £20 seems excessive. My husband ate a main course portion of tagliatelle with lobster for £29, which likewise felt too much as the portion was small. Having said all that, the service was excellent and we very much enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A very enjoyable meal in a comfortable setting. It was a birthday occasion and the restaurant provided an additional complimentary pudding with birthday wishes.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Essex)·Dined on October 28, 2017

lovely space, good food and service, small portions, Pricey

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent venue. Very sophisticated. Great food and service.

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 (London)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fabulous restaurant; amazing décor, really friendly staff and really tasty food. It's a tad expensive but it was a special birthday treat :-)

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great ambiance and impeccable service!Although food was good when I asked why the £5 supplement for main course portion ,I was expecting a substantial difference but could not see any in reality and am still wondering how the non main course portion looks like.Although had a confirmed booking,was given a table by the staff service entrance/exit so very noisy and no privacy (should not use that table at all).Overall I liked it and would still recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very fine dining. Great atmosphere. Somewhat limited but good menu choices.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I booked this restaurant because on your site it advertised a £24 two course meal with a glass of Prosseco. It was a lot more expensive than that. You need to check with the venues before advertising this. I ended up paying £70 for my meal

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We enjoyed a really good evening at Massimo's. The ambience is great and the food is fabulous. The service is efficient and attentive without being obtrusive. The wine list is extensive but expect it to be a little on the pricey side. Overall, reasonable value.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent restaurant italien service impeccable et attentionné

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Really lovely evening in beautiful surroundings. Gorgeous food and drinks. You need a big budget.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

After a good theatre

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We went to Massimo's on a Friday evening for our wedding anniversary. I have to say we chose it because it was close to the theatre we were going on to. But what a find!!
The restaurant is impressive in its own right. The service was excellent. The food was lovely. Good choice of wines, cocktails and soft drinks. Definitely 5 stars.
We would certainly recommend it.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Food very good - we had the set lunch for 35 pounds which is a lot but not too bad for a five star London hotel. The staff were intelligent and helpful. Particularly liked that they offered the option of tapwater - and called it that - typifying the unpretentiousness which was a welcome complement to a spectacularly handsome colonnaded dining room. Some places make you feel guilty if you don't order expensive Perrier or Pellegrino that you don't really want.
Altogether a very nice experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The service here was excellent. We really enjoyed the food as well- the burrata was delicious with super fresh and sweet tomatoes. I had the stuffed pasta with ricotta/lemon- was yummy. My husband and son had fish. All delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Very disappointing. You would expect more in such premises

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·Dined on July 19, 2017

We had an exceptional meal here as a family before going to the theater. The food was absolutely fantastic and our waiter was charming and attentive, suggesting perfect wine and specials. We loved our experience and our meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Wonderful place my wife and I have truly enjoyed both of our experiences here. Pricey for sure but the service and food is amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Excellent champagne and wine list, exceptionally attentive smiling yet elegant service. Knowledgeable sommelier. Romantic corner table as requested. Food was exquisite and appropriately priced. Quiet enough for conversation. Ornate regal setting. We had the zucchini flowers, risotto Milano for two, the beef, veal scallopini served with sweet fresh tomotatoes reminiscent of Volcanic soil growth, and ended with a sorbet. Well executed and delicious. Brava.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We had a lovely evening. Good food excellent service

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 (Glasgow)·Dined on June 28, 2017

I always enjoy Massimo and this time was not exception. Alba, my server was exceptional!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Went for work lunch at Massimo. That place is huge and was mostly empty so we could talk and it was conveniently quiet. Our waiter was pleasant. However, the food is totally OVER-PRICED. I ordered fish (27 pounds) which was tasteless, barely spiced and came with a pathetically small portion of steamed flavourless spinach. The side dish of mixed leave salad contained couple of leaves - with no olive oil, lemon or even salt or pepper - for 6 pounds!!! The other person had a starter, pasta for main course and ice cream for dessert. We had water and one glass of wine and the total bill was over 100 pounds! Daylight robbery for tasteless food in a quiet place.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 21, 2017

8 of us went there on a Wednesday. The food was really very good. Pity the service was very slow. The restaurant was about 50% full. It was very difficult to get the attention of the waiting staff and they were really slow in bringing our drinks. One of my friend told a waiter that he is allergic to raw tomatoes but when his dish arrived (which was a meat dish), it had raw tomatoes on it. So, my poor friend had to wait whilst the rest of us had almost finished our dish before he got another one. He changed it to a pasta dish of Cannelloni (so he wouldn't have to wait too long for it to be prepared) and specified that he can eat cooked tomatoes but just not raw ones. When it arrived, it was very dry as there was no sauce on it. He had to send it back and ask for some sauce to be put on it. The sauce had cooked tomatoes but the staff had yet again failed to listen properly. When the bill came, the maitre'd did offer to take a bottle of wine off the total. My friends asked to have the service charge removed which they agreed but when they charged my card, they forgot and I had the service charge included. The 3rd time that the staff had failed to listen. I couldn't be bothered to wait for them to change it but made sure that the rest of my friends were properly charged.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Food was ok, nothing spectacular but not bad. ambiance and service was excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Service was outstanding, really friendly and helpful staff.

We were there to celebrate a birthday and had requested a surprise birthday treat at the end of the meal. This was managed perfectly and truly made the dinner very special! When we received the bill, the waitress informed us that the birthday dessert was not included on the bill as this was on the restaurant - a fabulous treat!

Highly recommend this place, everything was taken care of and executed wonderfully! Thank you for a beautiful evening.

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 (London)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The room is really beautiful but what is great is that there was no loud music (no music at all) so that one could talk easily to the other members of our party and have a relaxing meal. In addition, the tables are not one on top of the other which means that other restaurant guests don't have to partake in your conversations !
The food and service were very good, though towards the end of the meal, the service was very slow which was quite frustrating.
The £30 3 course and glass of Prosecco was fine.
Would probably return for a special occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Excellent food with great service. We ended the evening in the cocktail bar where there was live music. We had a fantastic night out. Highly recommended.

Tags: Live Music
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 (London)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I took my friend here to celebrate her birthday. As always a lovely evening. This restaurant is a gem and I will be back again soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great service, great food and beautiful decor. Quite Grand so great for special occasions

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Fabulous restaurant
The special menu was outstanding value
Will go back !!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Excellent food and friendly service. Would recommend for this alone. Little ambience, as nearly empty on a Saturday lunchtime. Very expensive wine though!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Came here for my birthday. Had pre dinner drinks at the Bassoon bar which was lovely. Dinner in the restaurant. Great menu and excellent sommelier. All the staff were fantastic. Elegant dining room. Would definitely go back and highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great food and amazingly friend + professional staff

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 (Hampshire)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Lovely decor and very attentive staff. Food was quite good. The staff found out it was my birthday and they gave us a delicious dessert. Thank you, Massimo!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Service was faultless. Staff friendly and accommodating. We had the 3 course set menu - food was very nice but not wow (as expected). Beautiful presentation. Enjoyed the mixed bread basket. Some reviewers said the portions were small, but there was more than we could eat. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Attentive and professional service, lovely atmosphere and very nice food.

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 (London)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Excellent food and wine and great service. Have been to Massimo's a few times now both for lunch and dinner and would always come back. The italian food is one of the best in London and the staff are very friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (London)·Dined on March 11, 2017

I've been going to Massimo regularly for years and it had always delivered a brilliant dining experience with fabulous and pretty ambience, excellent food and cocktails and impeccable and friendly service

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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