Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining

4.8
379 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary European, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(727) 784-1881
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Massimo Patano
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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.
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Private party contact
Massimo: (727) 784-1881
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Tampa & Curlew Rds.
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Entertainment
Music available on certain holidays/private functions.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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C
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 8 of us in the party and every one of the meals were outstanding!

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HH
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Massimo's two nights ago, having never been before. Massimo's restaurant is authentic Italian, not Americanised Italian. Diner's are treated to exceptional personal attention by the knowledgeable staff. The food was presented beautifully and tasted amazing. My husband had the Veal Chop, I had the daily special, Dover Sole. Thank you Massimo for personally visiting our table to ensure we were happy with our food. We will return when back in the area.

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SS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful presentation, artfully prepared and will revisit. Wine list was deep and interesting and pricing was fair. Bravo!

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ST
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bertrand was a delight taking us through each course with finesse and grace. Chef Massimo created wonderful dishes that were sumptuous to the palate. A delight hidden in Palm Harbor.

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E
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous and outstanding food, fabulous service. My favorite restaurant in the Tampa , St Pete area

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MM
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

We love this restaurant. Food and service are excellent. This is a smaller restaurant and the tables are close. Not usually a problem. This time, the person who seated us, aparently had some friends come in an we’re seated at a table close to ours. He proceeded to talk at full volume to them ( they were considerate enough to respond in a quieter voice). I did not need to hear about nor care about this complete jerks, high school football glory days. He was around 50. It ruined the night, not just for us but also another couple who was sitting even closer. My husband went to the restroom and asked him to please tone it down. He looks at me and asks if his talking was bothering us. I replied yes, and also pointed out that the other couple were also quite annoyed. This is NOT acceptable from an employee of the restaurant

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bertrand was an outstanding server. Highly recommend

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional as always!

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AI
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A+++ dining experience. The host/waiter was VERY knowledgable and friendly. We love this place for special occasions, or just a simple date night. You do not feel like you are in a shopping plaza. The ambiance is quiet and romantic. The food is always fresh and unique. We have some picky eaters, so it's nice that the chef makes little adjustments as needed. Bonus: sometimes you get to meet the chef/owner!!

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WM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

A bit overpriced for what was served. $11 glass of wine that was maybe 3oz. $35 entree. Expected better for the price point they are at.

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JP
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef/Owner Massimo and staff were very accommodating to preparing dinner per our guest request. Appetizers and meal were very well prepared. The restaurant has an excellent wine selection. Excellent service, as always.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s Massimo and his staff. Experience it and you will understand.

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HC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Food was delicious. Definitely will go back.

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WS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I have not been to Massimo's for a few years. The food was very good, but a bit pricey. The atmosphere is wonderful. It was a shame to see several patrons wearing t-shirts and shorts at such a nice establishment.

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TF
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treat yourself to a meal at this local gem. You will not be disappointed!

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E
Tampa
45 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. The owner is the chef and he knows how to prepare a delectable dish . He is warm and friendly to his customers

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D
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another wonderful meal at Massimos. I had the Chilean sea bass, my wife had the filet mignon. Service provided by Michelle was superb and anticipating.

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CB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The service and food were very good; we enjoyed the meal, and didn’t feel rushed in any way. The restaurant was very quiet that night, a Thursday, so it is probably busier on weekends. At first, it felt a little too quiet.

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S
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in North Pinellas hands-down. Chef Massimo's risotto is not to be missed. Perfectly prepared with just the right "bite" left (texturally speaking). Amazing wine list.

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RB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding cuisine with superb service. It was simply fantastic in every respect and the chef stopped by our table to ask about our meals and he knew what each of us had ordered - an unexpected surprise. Will be going back - for sure!!

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MM
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Seafood Rissotto is excellent as well as the Veal Massimo my husband had. Service can be a little slow at times, but I dont think the kitchen is very large. We love this restaurant!

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C
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The chef's passion is evident! Best experience we've had in Palm Harbor.

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S
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Ossobuco and risotto! The service was great! We will return again soon.

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OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic little place. Great service, chef came out to say hello.

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JA
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Calamari appetizer was awful and returned. Risotto was just ok,scallops were mushy.Absence of savor.

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A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except there were lots of out of stocks on the massive wine list. They would be better served to have a more limited and fully available wine list.

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CL
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, fabulous food and service. We are great cooks and critical diners. This was wonderful. The mushroom tart was superb, as was the foie gras. Every bite was delicious. Will be back!

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d
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend here for a nice romantic meal. After I proposed to her and she said yes! The food was excellent, the staff was friendly and professional. The Chef even came out during our meal to see how everything was. We started out with a ceasar salad and a duck salad which both were delicious. Our main course was the rack of lamb and risotto. The lamb was so tender and cooked to perfection and her risotto was perfectly seasoned with fresh sea scallops, pork belly, and frrsh shrimp. We finished off with an amazing creme burlee and a mango raspberry champagne sorbet, along with cappuccino and an expresso. Would reccomend this for anyone looking for a fine dining experience date night!

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TE
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant! Celebrated 50th wedding anniversary and everything was wonderful!! Could not have made a better selection! B is the perfect waiter!!!

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S
Tampa
55 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SIMPLY THE BEST. Try the mushroom tart, it’s delicious!! Everything we had was amazing and I can’t wait to go back again!!

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T
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly special place in Palm Harbor.
Fantastic food with exceptional service and
a great wine list!!!

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WD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and experience

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FN
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Everyone in our party of eight raved about their meal. Jennifer provided excellent service. The restaurant is consistently good. Chef Massimo is a gem.

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P
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and delicious dessert!!! Great place for getting together with friends. Service is really good and Massimo's makes an effort to visit his patrons. Thumbs up.

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BK
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the appetizers through dessert was wonderful. Serve was great, nice quite old school fine dinning!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and superior service!

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MM
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. I had the Saffron Lobster Ravioli and my husband had the special Seafood Risotto.

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RR
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very nice service, food and atmosphere. A bit pricey for the locale.

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DM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our first experience and we were generally pleased. Our server was very attentive and the food was creative but too salty. I had the rack of lamb, the other entree was the veal with lobster and crab. The Tiramisu was excellent. The wine list although very extensive, didn't give many options for those not ordering a bottle.
There was quite a large group that made the made the ambiance a little louder than we would have liked but it was Mothers Day.
We will definitely be back.

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Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappointed at Massimos. He’s a terrific chef!

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