Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining

4.9
575 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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JoeM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a great dining experience where the chef/owner is actually in the kitchen and comes out to chat with his guests.....This is it....And the wine list is outstanding

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vipKenB
Dallas
114 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 th time there in 10 years. We come to play golf from out of state and always go to Massimo’s

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MichelleS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserve eating at Massimo's for special occasions. We have been here multiple times and have NEVER been disappointed by anything. The staff are knowledgeable, courteous, and prompt. There was a member of our party who had dietary issues and Massimo himself, who is the chef, came out and talked to us. The food was melt in your mouth delicious. The portions were huge. Everything was what you expect for eclectic fine dining. We will be returning and I highly recommend Massimo's!

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Tombruce
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always

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Mark
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in Tampa area, outstanding food, service and atmosphere.

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vipJohnJ
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always excellent food and service; we love it for date night or family dinners and his special wine dinners are spectacular

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as always!!!

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vipJanardanP
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner Friendly customer service.

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vipJohnP
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!! great service ...Chef Massimo continues to create culinary masterpieces with quality ingredients . Service is consistently great with” Bee “and the other servers .

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vipAnthonyC
Pittsburgh
51 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here several times and I highly recommend! Great service and outstanding food!

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RhyiaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience. Our new favorite place. Thank you chef and staff for a wonderful, satisfying and relaxing evening. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. Seafood risotto was amazing, as usual. Our gold standard for all risotto worldwide. His award winning Duck and Brie is our go to appetizer. We love his excellent wait staff! They make us feel like family.

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davidg
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnifique! Everything about Massimo's- from the service (Bertrand was our incredible server...I'm sure I'm mispelling his name) to the food was absolutely outstanding! For starters, I enjoyed a perfect Dirty Martini, then we had the lobster & crab cake as an appetizer- so fresh and delicious. Moved onto THE BEST lobster bisque we've ever had onto an absolutely spot-on seafood risotto. My S.O. had the peppercorn crusted NY Strip with mashed potatoes and roasted veggies which he thoroughly enjoyed. The only "okay" item we had was the dessert which was a black cherry crème Brule. Very good...but not something I would get again. Then to top off the evening, the chef came out to personally ask how everything was. We have not had a fine dining experience like this in the Tampa Bay area, and are both looking forward to our next visit!

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vipChrisR
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service by Bertrand was impeccable and our meals were excellent. Very fresh ingredients prepared to perfection

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LeslieM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Massimo's and it was EXCELLENT!! Service and food was outstanding and the wine was awesome! Will definitely be back!

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vipLynolan
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Northern Pinellas County!
I've dined at Massimo's many times. The food is consistently very good. There is always an interesting wine choice on the menu. This time my friends and I split the Maple Leaf Duck and Brie appetizer. It was fantastic. I'll go back just to have that again.

The pasta is excellent as are the veal dishes. There are nightly specials, often excellent fish options. Oh and the risotto. Amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always excellent!

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vipKriskiss
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was truly delicious! We loved the mushroom pappardelle pasta dish. Wow! So so good. And the Veal Massimo is amazing. Truly a wonderful meal for people that appreciate fine food!

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vipTweeter
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been going to Massimo's since it first opened in Palm Harbor. The food is incredible and the wait staff are spot on and professional. We've been to a number of the "special" wine dinners which are usually on a Thursday evening. I've never ever had a bad anything here. Menus are creative and so delicious. I would go once a week if I could. Don't miss out on this neighborhood gem.

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vipcharlesw
Tampa
52 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fine restaurant for a special occasion. Exquisite food, presentation and service.

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JesseZ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience and delicious meals at Massimo's. First time dining there.

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PXD1980
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my 40th birthday dinner, it was our first time visiting. Food was amazing! Service and atmosphere were just right. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal!

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John
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is always very good here. A visit from Chef Massimo is always nice at the conclusion of the meal.

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DianeZ
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such and exceptional restaurant and the food is superb! The chef is always in kitchen, and always comes out to see each table! The perfect place for a special occasion!

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vipKimmy
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pasta dishes, great wine list and cozy atmosphere. Owner/ chef makes his rounds to make sure every customer is satisfied. His timing is impeccable😘👌

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Massimo's continues to deliver beautiful and delicious plates. The dish's flavors are well balanced consistently. Service was impeccable giving wine pairing suggestion that makes a lot of sense. I love this place!

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YukikoTampa
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has been here for a long time. It is always so good in many ways. Food is excellent (never gets old) great service and classy atmosphere. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as usual and Bertrand, our server, managed to enhance our lovely experience even more!

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vipToddB
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice, everything was fabulous

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vipPatty
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a wonderful restaurant.

We love the food and drinks and the service is amazing! It's our favorite place to done.

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RichardM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very fresh and delicious as always! Service outstanding

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brittk
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has been where my husband and I celebrate every romantic occasion.
Always amazing food and top notch service.

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vipmad4diningout
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere.
There was a bit of a musty odor, probably due to the combination of indoor fountains and a carpeted floor. Waitress interrupted us too frequently. However, food was excellent so we will be back.

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NickyS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth the price! Massimo's is a very nice, elegant restaurant with amazing food! Our server, Jennifer, could not have been more attentive! I highly recommend this place!

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vipCoach
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Absolutely the worst chicken piccata I have ever tasted!

No flavor, no sauce and boring.

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SherriN
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Massimo is consistent with his preparations. We have never, once, had a bad meal. The staff is lovely and attentive. We highly recommend him.

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vipFood1
Tampa
83 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great wine list and the pear martinis were excellent. Started with the calamari and were disappointed. They were a bit chewy and the sauce was overpowering. We next had the wilted spinach salad with goat cheese and duck. This was my favorite dish of the night, excellent. My wife had the pork belly and raviolis. Pork was a bit tough but the raviolis were tender and tasty. I had the veal Massimo. Veal was tender and the mushrooms and sauce went perfectly. We split the tiramisu for dessert. Outstanding. The service through the evening was also excellent. Will be going back.

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BarryV
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going to see Massimo and experience his amazing cooking.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third annual Birthday celebration dinner in honor of my life partner. Massimo did an outstanding job as usual. I highly recommend this restaurant .

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 4.9 stars by 575 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.