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Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining

4.8
4.8
765 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary European, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue, Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (727) 784-1881

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Massimo Patano

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Massimo: (727) 784-1881

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Harbor

  • Cross street

    Between Tampa & Curlew Rds.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    Music available on certain holidays/private functions.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 765 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Food

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Great for fine wines

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Romantic

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Good for special occasions

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Italian

  • Clearwater

    Best Overall

  • Clearwater

    Best Food

  • Clearwater

    Best Service

  • Clearwater

    Best Ambiance

  • Clearwater

    Best Value

  • Clearwater

    Innovative

  • Clearwater

    Neighborhood gem

  • Clearwater

    Great for fine wines

  • Clearwater

    Romantic

  • Clearwater

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp were the size of my fist! Everything is always delicious here - tuna and bruchetta apps, lobster bisque special, penne vodka with shrimp and oh my God the risotto with scallops and shrimp. All incredible. Not to mention the flavored butter and the 6 pepper topping that was provided when I requested spice….I could have eaten it with a spoon!
  2. BM

    BrendaM

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Massimo does not disappoint! We had a delicious dinner and our server Ray was witty, engaging and a pleasure to interact with.
  3. SC

    SecretChef

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Crowded and noisy, especially with obnoxiously loud (and vulgar) Snow Birds seated only inches from us, and after asking for a quiet table. Wines are marked up 150%. Filet (8 oz) was of poor quality, although cooked as ordered. The Warm Duck Salad was totally unimpressive while the burrata was good. Orders were very slow coming out of the kitchen (i.e., 20 mins. between each course). The served bread was only partially warm and the rest still near frozen. Overall, a very unimpressive dinner in a dark and crowded restaurant with crude customers. Not an elegant place at all!

    Massimo's Eclectic Fine DiningResponded 6 days agoYou requested a booth which we don’t have,so we sat you at a corner table,1 of 3 tables sat during first hour open. No vulgarity/loudness heard,nothing reported by servers.No stated issues brought up to server/Chef who came by to check on you,allowing us to observe/confirm/correct what you were experiencing.Offended but lingered over coffee/after dinner drinks? Your $114 wine if marked up 150% would be $137.50. For any one group to be singled out and called derogatory names is not acceptable.

  4. NB

    NavyBlue

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. I recommend it 100%
  5. NC

    NoreneC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful enjoyable meal with friends. Noise level was high due to being full. I had to mute one hearing aid to hear the people at my table. Maybe some noise buffers help? Bread and butter was not served or asked if we wanted some until we requested it later in the meal, surprisingly at a quality restaurant. All minor details. Our server was very good. We will return in the future. 🤩
  6. TF

    TheresaF

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We selected Massimo's as we were looking for the best of the best in a setting that mirrored the menu. From the greeting at the door to the seating to the opening of the bottle of wine ( properly I might add as we have seen it done improperly more times than not) to the Ahi Tuna Appetizer to the Seafood Risotto dinner special was nothing short of amazing. The Risotto was one of the best I have ever had and we have been to Italy and had Risotto in some of the finest restaurants in Molise and Massimo stands tall! We will recommend Massimo's to anyone who is not afraid to try the best. We are food snobs and not ashamed to be. We love a great dining experience and that is what you get at Massimo's not just a meal but a fine dining experience! M/M Franks
  7. BD

    BryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The location is a bit unusual, but once inside you're transported into a cozy little Italian restaurant. We started with two appetizers: The Wild Mushroom Tart and the Maple Leaf Duck and Brie. They both were excellent and very flavorful. Understand what you're getting if you order the Duck and Brie and it's delicious. The Caesar salads we ordered were good, although wouldn't say they were anything uniquely special. We wanted to try a couple house signature entrees, so we picked Duck A L'Orange and Veal Massimo. These were prepared perfectly and we thoroughly enjoyed them. The portions were ample, we didn't leave hungry! If you go, relax and enjoy the evening!
  8. W

    Waldo

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The overall experience was terrific. Our waiter, "B," was attentive and thoroughly explained any questions we had about the menu items. We all enjoyed our dishes. My seafood with risotto was excellent! My other 2 dinner guests loved the duck l'orange and lobster ravioli. The lighting was relaxing, and the noise level was minimal, which is what I want from a fine dining experience. I would certainly go there again!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a memorable dining experience.
  10. NB

    NavyBlue

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    The place is okay but overpriced. Food is good but waiter was really rushing us and almost remove the plate from my date when she was just taking a break. I do not think this is the type of place you need to turn over tables a few times and you should allow time to customers between appetizers, salad, main course and desert. I believe the waiter was not happy because we didn’t order expensive wine or alcohol. Well, some people don’t drink alcohol but it doesn’t mean to get ride of them fast so you can have another table with higher check. Although, the owner stopped by to ask if everything okay but I was unable to let him know I am not happy with the rushing services. I felt so uncomfortable on my date knowing I spend a decent amount for dinner for two. I would not recommend the place for anyone.
  11. RW

    RichardW

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the atmosphere nice. We really enjoyed the dinner and there’s several other menu items we’ll be going back for!
  12. F

    Felines

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very pleasant dinner experience. Nice, clean establishment. Excellent food and service. Will absolutely visit again and recommend to friends and family.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience!
  14. BR

    BobbyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was delicious! 1. Lobster Bisque Soup 2. Burrata 3. Fettuccine Primivara 4. Linguini with white clam sauce, 5. Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio Massimo came by to say hello and Jennifer was an excellent server!!!
  15. RM

    RolandM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter made the evening Food was delicious Highly recommend
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first dining experience. Everything was expertly handled and prepared. Will definitely be going back!
  17. DT

    DebraT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    He is the best! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who has good taste. Everything is a one hundred percent perfect! I just love everything on the menu. Thank you Massimos.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  19. G

    Giffo

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and service!. Our server Bethlehem provided superior service. The veal is awesome.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly our secret spot. Best food in Florida. Today we had a little bit of everything. The chef is amazing and on point with flavor and pairings.
  21. d

    dart

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My companion chose the veal scallopine while I went with the lobster ravioli. Both dishes proved to be terrific. My ravioli dish was dotted with lobster meat and fresh tomatoes. The ravioli itself was superb and topped with claw meat. The pasta was tender without being gooey; the filling rich but not overwhelming . I found the dessert menu a bit limiting. That said, the offerings could be a play for other folks. Two entrees and two drinks: $100.00 including 23% tip. Recommended.
  22. PB

    PeterB

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding wine list. Food excellent and nice waiter.
  23. C

    Carlv

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem. Excellent in every way
  24. SS

    SheriffSantiago

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one of the best two top dining restaurants in the area (other is Black Pearl). The service is sophisticated and efficient. Veal and pasta dishes are especially well-prepared. The good price/value ratio on many wines is noteworthy.
  25. D

    Dinner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was good but very pricy for what we received.
  26. e

    ernestg

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service always outstanding. Price is even good compared to restaurants of similar caliber. Always a good experience.
  27. C

    Cliff

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, presentation and service beyond expectations. Absolutely delightful evening.
  28. BL

    BobL

    Tampa

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Massimo is a place we had been to several years ago, and finally returned this month. It is just as we remembered. Excellent food, great service, and reasonable prices. Massimo is a definite keeper for us.
  29. SC

    SandiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fine dining experience at its best. Food was exceptional as was the service from "Ray," our server. Chef "Massimo" even checked on all of his guests to make sure they were enjoying his magnificent dishes.
  30. KO

    KevinO

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are a duck lover, the Duck l'Orange is absolutely out of this world. Perfectly cooked with a crispy skin it is almost sinful. On this visit I ordered the halibut that was pan seared and served with a white wine sause. The fish was tender and moist for sure! Massimo has developed a fantastic wine list that one of the best in all of Tampa Bay. Service is always spot on and the entire staff is courteous and helpful.
  31. BC

    BethC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and the staff are very friendly and professional. It's an upscale atmosphere and I will definitely go again for special occasions!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all were extremely pleased with the entire experience. Our waiter was outstanding. The food was incredible! Our experience was great. We will be back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    39 years anniversary
  34. BW

    BryanW

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, wine and dessert to celebrate an anniversary.
  35. JP

    JanardanP

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the finest Italian Restaurant in Tampa. We have always had excellent dinner experience. Staff are very friendly.
  36. J

    Johan

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sweet was excellent, ambience is nice and our waitress call Jennifer was top-notch
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I tried Massimo’s for the first time and we loved everything about the experience! Our server was attentive and engaging. He really set the tone for a lovely evening. The food was excellent. We had the burrata and wild mushroom tart to start, followed by a wonderful fish dish and a pasta dish. Dessert was also splendid. We will definitely be returning!
  38. DT

    DebT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond any expectations! The food was exceptional! Our server B couldn't have been any nicer. I would HIGHLY recommend!
  39. LB

    LisaB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The carpaccio and escargot appetizers were tasty and fresh. We both ate the dover sole which was cooked to perfection and our server, Jennifer deboned (got every bone). Jennifer is outstanding with her friendliness and efficiency. Massimo delivers a consistent experience every time we dine there. Their wine selection is amazing and we shared an impeccable Godiva chocolate dessert.
  40. AB

    AlejandroB

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated my birthday at this restaurant and they made it an unforgetable experience. Selection was wines is extensive although we decided to have several Aperol Spritz. For appetizers we had escargots and carpaccio which were superb, we followed with lobster bisque which was smooth with chunks of meat. For main course we had lobster ravioli and Capellini con Gamberoni, once more, espectacular. We close the night with creme brulee and machiatto. The staff was very attentive to our requests and gave me a birthday card signed by them which was a nice touch. For sure we will back again.

FAQs

Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 784-1881.

Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining is rated 4.8 stars by 765 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining

31876 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Tampa & Curlew Rds.

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Harbor

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue, Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary European, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Massimo Patano

  • Entertainment

    Music available on certain holidays/private functions.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (727) 784-1881

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Massimo: (727) 784-1881

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