Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining

4.9
408 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.
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L
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant which never disappoints. The chef is there always and does most the cooking. He comes around to the tables too. His risotto is fabulous.

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M
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Massimo's was recommended to us from a good friend...we have not been disappointed! Michelle, our server, is friendly, efficient, and pleasant. The food is SO good. We just went there for my birthday and everyone loved this place! Highly recommend all around!

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C
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal & superb service!

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PH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent. Bit pricey.

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RR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome awesome food and great people

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing flavors and friendly service

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JG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always has been a favorite place.... Bertrand provides the best service.... The food is wonderful.

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MC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Our favorite Palm Harbor restaurant.

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P
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. I had the lamb and it was beautiful cooked. My husband had the steak special and it just melted in your mouth. Lovely small restaurant, great ambiance.

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s
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we will definitely return. Enjoyed the experience so much that we purchased a gift certificate for friends.

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TF
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as usual, service was outstanding and the atmosphere is very cozy.
Everytime we go there we always enjoy chatting with Massimo and Donna...wonderful hosts...

Tony

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h
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. Michelle was a fantastic server who was a total professional. The chef/owner makes sure he visits every table and chats with the diners. Love the quiet ambiance and fabulous menu.

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ON
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is outstanding, nice place for date, celebrating anniversary or dinner with friends. Keep in mind that this is a not cheap place, be ready for prices:)
I wish we had a better waitress service next time, it's looks like she was in hurry and rush us out.
What I do not like about this place, that with coming check tips (20 %) was already added to the amount.

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RS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience from start to finish. Everything we tasted was delicious.

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SC
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal once again at Massimo's. Service is impeccable and the food varied and delicious. We will definitely return. Not to mention a wonderful extensive wine list with knowledgable guidance offered as well.

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L
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best chef and restaurant in the Palm Harbor/Safety Harbor area.

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s
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made this reservation for 7:30 originally, when I arrived at 7:30 frantic server came over and told me that my reservation had been changed to 8:15 and that I've been called and left a message. That was not true nobody called and left me a message. The worst part about it was I was bringing my father for a special occasion and so he was really upset that they wouldn't let us have a table. I would understand the restaurant was full but there was clearly open tables, so in the end I didn't come back for my reservation that they changed for me at 8:15 and will not be going back.

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g
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always

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BC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the very few authentic Italian restaurants you can find in the Tampa Bay area. I have been dozens of times over many years and it always delivers on all levels!

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S
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Gracious service.

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C
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service with a good selection of high quality wines. The restaurant is attractive and comfortable inside once you get passed the idea it is situated in a shop type building. From the outside it is most off putting with black windows which do nothing to enhance its appearance. Don't be put off the quality and interesting selection of food choices is worth going for.

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P
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening and great food. Service was very attentive and friendly.

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MW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed the meal and the service. Only issue for me was the fact the tip was already calculated add to the bill. Any inclination to leave a large tip was tempered when I say the waiter had taken the liberty of setting his own tip.

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c
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always using high-quality ingredients and perfect preparation / doneness. Seafood risotto and sea bass were great. Nice wine selection. Love the chocolate polenta dessert.

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TS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at. Food off the charts , wait staff off the charts

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PM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined here on many occasions. The food and service are always excellent. The personal attention makes this a restaurant you will want to return to.

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e
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed a meal and experience worthy of our 5th anniversary celebration! The food, staff and the special touch of a card signed by the staff wishing us a happy anniversary made it an out standing evening.

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KH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Massimo's is a fantastic small restaurant in Palm Harbor with incredible food and a great staff! Chef Massimo will even accommodate special diets, given a little advanced notice. Everyone in pur party found the food delightful and delicious! This gem of a restaurant is a great place for a special evening. It has been purposely kept as a small, intimate place for great cuisine in Palm Harbor!

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PK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a hidden gem in Palm Harbor. Some of the best food and service I have had from any restaurant in the Tampa Bay area. Just amazing how a small restaurant in an ordinary plaza can provide such fantastic dishes. Everything was spectacular.

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C
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
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 on September 18, 2018
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
Tampa
2 reviews
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
47 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
26 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
9 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
6 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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