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Il Massimo - Legacy Place

4.5
1376 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
From Joseph and Esther DeQuattro of Pane Vino and Il Massimo of Federal Hill comes the much anticipated Il Massimo at Legacy Place. Il Massimo brings the quintessential Italian trattoria to Dedham, Massachusetts.

At IL Massimo we are proud to offer a seasonal Italian menu inspired by the regional cuisines of Italy. Signature dishes include Spaghettoni alla Carbonara with guanciale and a farm fresh egg, Point Judith Calamari en Padella, and the Pesce al Guazzetto with fresh local fish and little neck clams.


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Experiences

  • 3-Course PRESTO! Lunch Menu

    $20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    3-Course PRESTO! Lunch Menu $20/Guest

Offers

  • Half Priced Bar Apps 3:00-6:00

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Thu 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 3:00 PM - 9:45 PM

    Enjoy half priced appetizers Monday-Friday 3:00-6:00 at the bar only!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1376 people are saying
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AlisonT
New England
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing. It is a beautiful space and the food is fantastic.

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vipLuvfood
New England
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! First time there and will be back.

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Julie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table to become available for our reservation. But the employees were very kind and professional even with the overwhelming number of guests. The food was a little on the salty side (I had the duck) but overall pretty good.

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DemandingDiner
New England
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We arrived at 8:30 for an 8:30 reservation, were asked to wait and were seated at 8:55.

Quality of food was mixed. My halibut special was terrific. My wife's linguine vongole was terrible. Her spinach salad starter and my octopus starter were both good.

The service was also mixed. Our waiter was attentive and checked in on us midway through the starter, but then things went wrong. We had ordered cocktails to start, which we finished during our starters. When our waiter checked with us during our starters, we discussed wine options and we each ordered a glass of wine to accompany our main, emphasizing that we'd like to be sure the glasses of wine were on the table BEFORE the entrees arrived. That didn't happen. The entrees arrived and more than five minutes passed before the waiter delivered the wine.

Overall, we were disappointed.

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AlecM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good atmosphere. Good was amazing. Could have better mixed drinks. They were unable to make our first 3 choices. Good wine selection though.

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Carnation
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great! A waiter does not have to come too often asking for different things - quite annoying. It was noisy- may be it depends on sitting location.

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LindsayG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Cold mussels served in pasta sauce instead of broth, cold pasta, off tasting veal chop, waste of a birthday dinner

GC
vipGeorgeC
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well prepared tasty meals. Friendly service. Nice to dine outdoors.

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vipBLLinRI
New England
53 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very nice lunch spot in Legacy Place, Dedham, MA. From greeting to leaving all staff were friendly and helpful. Lunch sized portions were very good. Lasagna was a touch dry but still enjoyable. Fusilli with polpette was again a touch dry sauce wise but the burrata did made the dish very enjoyable.

Give Il Massimo a try it was a very enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I had the pasta alla vongele and it was horrible. The clams tasted like they just got out of the ocean 🤢

JR
JonR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We weren't rushed at all, and that made for a very pleasurable experience.

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Cher
New England
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very comfortable restaurant, they bend over backwards to make sure you’re happy with what you are ordering.

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Margaret
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is amazing. You can’t go wrong with the crab cakes Benedict, the Nutella and cream filled donuts, and the lobster crepes. Already thinking about the next time.

KM
vipKarenM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience! Very impressed with Italian wine. Food was very good and plenty of outdoor space during covid. Great job!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go here this place is just the best!! The service and food is always amazing. One of my favorites

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vipItalophile
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was super- couldn’t have been more attentive. I think our waitress was Tessa? Broccoli. This was our second time at Massimo’s and the good had been consistently great. We also appreciate having the option to eat outdoors as one of our group is immune compromised. We will return again soon. Hope you get heat lamps for the colder weather.

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viplindar29
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get together of old friends after months of covid. Great waitress and service. Everyone enjoyed the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time eating here. Two of us had the Bransino dish. It was amazing. Food came out quickly and our waitress was fairly attentive and nice. It’s a little pricey but isn’t everything these days? I would most definitely go back. The gluten free menu alone was quite impressive!

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vipbill
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice! Outdoor dining option still works well even on a cool October afternoon. Adrian was the best! Food excellent and well presented. Will defintely return soon.

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vipBrazuca
New England
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Johnathan was a great waiter. He got us out in time for us to enjoy the light show in Boston (the zoo)

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KathyW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Second time there - was really disappointed this time. While my chicken parm was very good, the pasta was cold, and the women's restroom was filthy. Not sure I will go back.

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Mary
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Are server was awesome. Never rushed us and food delicious 😋

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Bobby
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. The Veal Chop is spectacular. Caesar salad outstanding. The ambience great. Wait staff superb.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The four of us were dining together for the first time at Massimo. I’ve had wonderful experiences at the original restaurant, in Providence; this location is a very inconsistent reproduction.
Even with an Open Table reservation and arriving early, our seating left a great deal to be desired: in the far rear of the space, directly in front of the kitchen entry with constant noise spilling out of a door which never closed. When I brought the issue to the manager’s attention that the door wasn’t working properly and the noise was an issue his response was a mix of indifference and defensive.
Fortunately our server was up to the challenge of righting this leaking ship. Despite the challenges, she was the consummate professional in her level of attentiveness and engagement. But what about the actual food. The bread service was marginal with practically stale focaccia. The calamari preparation was flawless: the leaky ship plows on to the entrees. His short ribs were again, practically flawless as was the carbonara, expertly described in advance by our server. She had a special, risotto under halibut: wonderful. Look, the landfall is in sight and then boom, the ship grounds out on a plate of fusilli with meatballs featuring burrata. The desired experience was to cut into the cheese and have the inner cream flow into the gravy as the outer cheese softens and melds into the dish. Most disappointingly, the burrata had been plated directly from its refrigeration and was too cold to do anything but make for a chewy, stringy mass.
Thank goodness we enjoyed flawless tiramisu and a lovely coffee service. Will we dine at Massimo again? Maybe, and if so in Providence.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had Avery as our waiter. He was so attentive and kind.

MW
MarkW
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great spot for Sunday brunch and the service was excellent

AJ
AJNYer
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very good, and the wait staff had a happy birthday card on the table for us, with star decorations! Good strong coffee, food was very tasty. Outside patio was perfect: quieter than inside even when full, and very attractive and comfortable. I do wish they had more breakfast type options for brunch, like plain omelettes with choice of contents/sides.

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Jefe
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my office staff out to say goodbye to our nurse practitioner, who is in the National Guard. He is being deployed to Poland for 6 months and this was a memorable send off. Although the restaurant was full, our wait staff was attentive. It’s difficult to serve a larger party, but they did an outstanding job. Everyone enjoyed their appetizers and dinners, from steaks to seafood (and we have a very picky crowd!). We look forward to returning to celebrate his homecoming!

CM
CosMo
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Tough when you have to eat in a parking lot. Service seem to forget about us. No bread, no water refills. Even though the parking lot seating was empty, it seemed like they wanted us out quickly.

CD
CherylD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!! Service fantastic!! The branzino was delicious

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Italians
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from bread to apps to entrees to dessert was outstanding. Jenna our waitress was fabulous
Will be back again for sure.

JJ
JenJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was not crowded. We got our drinks right away, but then were not helped for over a half hour. We didn't get bread until after the appetizer came, which was about 45 minutes after we arrived.

The calamari was delicious. The gnocchi was good. The chicken parm was okay.

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SuzanneO
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good location, easy to park your car and tasty food. Gluten-free is available if you need that for your requirement. We always return to this restaurant when we are in town, enjoy.

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foxy
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food exceptional as always!

KH
KathleenH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

our waitress was fabulous from the minute we arrived. I got a text that our table was available early. we arrived and they seated us and said it was fine to wait for rest of our party. Drinks and food were great!!! will definitely be coming back!!!

TB
T94B
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food. Amazing. Wait staff. Amazing. Hostesses. Amazing. Music. Amazing. Desert. Speechless. I went for my birthday yesterday and was so happy with this spur of the moment choice. Things were so great and I loved how nice and happy the staff were. For me knowing staff morally isn't in the dumps makes the experience. 100% would recommend!

I will say that there was a long wait time for the cooked meals, but that to me shows that things were actually made with care and not frozen and you could really tell that was the case when you took the first bite.

CS
vipCynthiaS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was delicious and we had a wonderful waitress. Just wish they had heat lamps outside as the weather is getting chilly but we’ll only eat outside.

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SharynK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The waiter did not offer fresh pepper or cheese or refill on soda.
Chicken parm in 3 of our plates was thick and not delicious.

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michaeld
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the fixed price Monday night menu

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Il Massimo - Legacy Place is rated 4.5 stars by 1376 OpenTable diners.

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