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Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining

4.9
4.9
749 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary European, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 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, BYO Wine, 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 749 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Overall

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    Notable Wine List

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    Romantic

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Special Occasion

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Italian

  • Clearwater

    Best Overall

  • Clearwater

    Best Food

  • Clearwater

    Best Service

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    Best Ambiance

  • Clearwater

    Best Value

  • Clearwater

    Fit for Foodies

  • Clearwater

    Healthy

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    Notable Wine List

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  1. G

    Giffo

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and service!. Our server Bethlehem provided superior service. The veal is awesome.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. PB

    PeterB

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

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

    Carlv

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem. Excellent in every way
  6. SS

    SheriffSantiago

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.
  7. 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.
  8. e

    ernestg

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    39 years anniversary
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. J

    Johan

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sweet was excellent, ambience is nice and our waitress call Jennifer was top-notch
  19. 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!
  20. 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!
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. f

    frankm

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannoli not as good as usual, but everything else was excellent!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding service and food
  25. s

    sams

    Treasure Coast

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great dinner. Fine dining at it's best. And that includes the service
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Bertrand our server is the absolute best!!! His wine service is exquisite!
  27. PO

    PaulaO

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always. Food is just amazing and the wait staff are so knowledgeable.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    This is a very nice restaurant with exquisite food. We had a misunderstanding with the wait staff. The Chef kindly reached out the following day.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent birthday celebration! The food was outstanding as well as the service. Will be going back soon!!
  30. LM

    LindaM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top shelf! One of best dining experiences I've had since moving to Florida 4 years ago. Chef obviously takes pride in everything he serves. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
  31. S

    Stacey

    Tampa

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Perfection! Massimo is a true culinary artist. We are very lucky to have such a highly skilled chef nearby. My husband had the Elk and the cook on the meat and the accompanying sauce was perfect. The sauce balanced out the usual "gaminess" of the Elk. The service was and always is outstanding.
  32. S

    Skv1419

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Massimo’s. The filet never disappoints, the service is impeccable and the restaurant nice. Book early because they do tend to fill up. We’ve never been rushed and come here whenever we want a delicious, beautiful meal.
  33. JD

    JackD

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience. Jennifer and Bertrand provide great service and Chef Massimo always comes out and says hello.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Friendly restaurant..Menu interesting. Food very good at reasonable price.
  35. EH

    ElizabethH

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The specials were great and the service was excellent
  36. ML

    MatthewL

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, comfortable atmosphere. Had dinner with another couple and we all loved our food. Will be back!
  37. HH

    HelenH

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food was five star. The Dover sole was excellent. Will most definitely return again and again.
  38. E

    Evelyn

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Bertrand was excellent! The food was delicious.
  39. CD

    CathyD

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service and excellent food. The mushroom tart appetizer is out of this world delicious! The elk chop is so unique, the risotto had huge shrimp and scallops in it. Chef Massimo greeted all the tables. This place is a treasure. It's a wonderful place for dates, small birthday dinners, anniversaries, or any special occasion.
  40. T

    Tampachuk

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice, quiet atmosphere. Very extensive wine list. Server Jennifer was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Caesar salad was delicious as was the lobster bisque. The Dover sole was prepared perfectly and served with a nice beurr Blanc. The lobster ravioli was fresh, hot and delicious. We shared a limoncello cake for dessert. High marks for freshness and lightly sweet.

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 749 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 2 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–Sat 5:00 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, BYO Wine, 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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