Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining
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.
seared veal loin scallopini sautéed with shiitake mushrooms and shallots in a Cognac cream sauce, garnished with black truffle
served with angel hair or penne pasta
filled with lobster, cheese and shallots in a fresh tomato-leek-white-wine-butter sauce and garnished with lobster meat
Wonderful dinner, wonderful waiter. We have never tried this restaurant but we are glad we did. Dinner was delicious . I had the pasta with mushrooms and my husband had the seafood risotto . Great atmosphere and just a wonderful experience.
Always a pleasure to enjoy a meal at Massimo's! The service was attentive, but the star of the show is the food. From buratta, to pasta, to desert, all was well presented and memorable.
The best meal we have had in a while ! Fresh ingredients and perfect preparation made for excellent dishes. Chef Massimos cream sauce with the veal was perfectly timed and melded wonderfully , a sniff of cognac remained to set the taste buds up. We did not have room for dessert so we took a pistachio cannoli to go. It was an amazing treat with the creamy filling and crispy shell. Our server complete with his understated European "flair" added nicely to our experience. Mainstream to appeal to all diners and eclectic enough to pique the interest of the the most discerning. We could not have been happier with our choice to celebrate our anniversary. We will return soon.
Filet was perfectly cooked and the daily special dessert was excellent.
We had the rehearsal dinner for our son and daughter-in-law's wedding at Massimo's on January 6, 2022 and it was absolutely the perfect choice! It was a Thursday night so the restaurant was not super busy or noisy, which was just what we wanted. We could all talk to each other without shouting (there were ten of us.) There was something on the menu for everyone, and all of the food (and the wine) was just delicious. The service was also outstanding! Mr. Massimo, who is the chef, came to our table to make sure everything was okay. We all loved the intimacy and ambiance of the restaurant.
All-in-all it was a wonderful dining experience and we can't wait to return! Thank you so much to everyone at Massimo's for making our son and daughter-in-law's wedding rehearsal dinner such a great evening!:)
My husband and I took our friend out for her birthday. Portions are well presented but very small for the price. However, drink prices are very reasonable. Our waiter was wonderful and the atmosphere is ideal.
Excellent food and service
As always, great service & great food
Best restuarant in Pinellas County
Treated friends her as a thank you. Everyone Loved their dinner choice. Fabulous evening out -- as usual at Massimo's
As always the food was delicious it has always been a great dining experience
Excellent attention to detail. We really enjoyed our dinner. :)
Phenomenal! Everything was spectacular. The service was exquisite and wonderful. They even signed an anniversary card for my partner and me! A truly wonderful experience that I’d recommend to anyone looking for the best Italian in the Tampa Bay Area!
We were a large party of 6 people - Food was good but the service that evening was extremely poor - it was a special birthday celebration meal and our servers rushed us through the courses - maybe they wanted to flip the table or something ??? … No recognition of a birthday being celebrated at the end of the meal - So sad when poor service detracts from a nice evening.
Our dining experience was excellent as usual. The service was exquisite. The food was delicious. Duane had the elk chops which just melted in his mouth. Pat had the halibut with lemon beurre blanc sauce and it was fabulous. We began our meal with a charcuterie tray which didn't disappoint. We split a cesear salad which was amazing. It had a nice light cesear dressing and white anchovies. Of course the warm bread and specially flavored butter were a real treat. A special touch was a visit to our table by Massimo!
Outstanding food and service. Great wine selection!!
We have been here several times and never disappoints! Great menu and delicious food! Service is excellent!
Massimo’s has been a family favorite for years. We love everyone who works there, and the food is always fantastic. It is hands down the best food in palm harbor.
Always spot on. If you have a special occasion or just want a top notch dining experience, this is a hidden gem!
Absolutely fantastic selection of starters, entrees and deserts, with the perfect wine to accompany it all! The staff was very knowledgeable and patient. We are so glad we followed Jennifer’s advice as we both loved our crab and lobster appetizer, and the rack of lamb and the elk chops were all we could ask for! Definitely try the tiramisu!
Their French waiter paired with the fresh food was stellar!!!
Disappointed that they did not acknowledge my birthday. I put the info on the Open Table reservation. Otherwise, it was a lovely evening.
If I could give 10 Stars I would.
The food is absolutely fabulous, the service is attentive but not intrusive and the atmosphere is quiet and appealing. ( don't let the shopping center setting throw you off)! If you are lucky enough to get Jennifer as you server, you will be very pleased!
I have been coming here for many years and have never been disappointed!!
Very extensive Wine list or you can get a cocktail from the full bar, if you prefer!
Massimo’s was outstanding across the board! The lobster ravioli was amazing and my husband said his salmon was great too! Clearly worth a visit!
Always our go-to for special occasions. Absolutely fantastic meals-as always. We also loooove when we get Bertran (sorry for mis-spelling) as our waiter. He is the absolute cherry on top of our fine dining experience!!!
They added a personal touch to our anniversary dinner. Our server was exceptional.
Everything was fantastic. We all tried something different than our usual choices and were very happy. Always top notch. Servers are the most professional in the business and have been there for many years.
The food is absolutely amazing! We’ve been here several times now and we are always wowed! Fantastic service, friendly and warm atmosphere. I highly recommend!
Could be very good? Service stressed at best. Was told they were short staffed and that certainly translated to our experience. Food was polished but overall vibe not good.
Its a beautiful place - lots of charm- service was amazing.
Loved the bisque soup, the curry butter for the bread was yummy, our dinners were a disappointment.
Sea bass was under cooked and a bit fishy. The glaze was delicious and could have been a hit if cooked better.
The egg plant Parm - The sauce a but bland- a bit too much cheese melted in top- the eggplant was soggy and hard to find under the cheese.
The pasta dish my son - he did not enjoy the flavors did ot pair well.
We may try again there were other items on the menu that intrigued us- however this dinner was not leave us wanting more.
We love Massimo’s! We brought our friends there for their first time. Everyone loved their food: fire roasted tomato soup with crab and shrimp.. I had seafood risotto that included lovely large shrimp, diver scallops and a lobster claw, my husband had the spicy Florida red snapper, our friends had the diver scallops and the salmon entree. Everything was exquisitely prepared. Service was attentive but not intrusive. It’s such a peaceful and elegant dining experience.
When we arrived it was seriously raining, just pouring. I called in to let them know we were there for our reservation but were going to wait for a break in the rain. 5 minutes later someone came out with a huge umbrella to usher us in - Chef Massimo! It’s impossible to find service like that!!! Hats off to the most wonderful restaurant in the Tampa Bay Area.
Awesome, delicious, great service and cozy
The waitress was very nice and she made sure to make us feel very comfortable. The food was great and the wine was exceptional l thank you
Food is superior, Ray is outstanding, I will definitely be back!!
We were seated right away, the staff was very warm and welcoming. The server was very attentive and knowledgeable and was always present when needed. The food was paced perfectly and was absolutely delicious. I would recommend to anyone and will definitely return.
Massimo's was recommended to me by a friend. It is a hidden gem in a strip mall fronted by Outback. Do not be deterred. The vibe is European, the service is knowledgeable and friendly, the food outstanding. We had the penne a la vodka served in a parmesan bowl (on the menu) and a seafood risotto (special). We are not drinkers but the wine list looked great! We will be back as we felt very welcomed and there were many items that we want to try.
Our favorite place in the Tarpon Clearwater area by far.
Another excellent meal for a party of 8 at Massimo's. Everything was top notch. The Caesar salad was great and those that ordered the chopped salad raved about it.
Five of the group ordered chicken parmigiana and it arrived hot, tasty and as we all remembered it. Excellent. My wife had rack of lamb and it was prepared perfectly.
Another had Penne Vodka was was presented beautifully in a large shell. Finally, another person ordered the lobster ravioli. She was the only one that could finish her meal. It looked great. Cocktails were good and promptly served. We'll be back.
We had a wonderful birthday celebration!
perfection... every plate everyone ordered was perfectly presented and delish.
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 4.9 stars by 648 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.