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Il Massimo - Legacy Place

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881 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Special menus

  • 3-Course PRESTO! Lunch Menu

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     $16.95 per person
    Starting Sep 29, 2020
    3-Course PRESTO! Lunch Menu $16.95/guest
  • Monday Night $1 Oysters

    Starting Sep 29, 2020
    $1 Oysters Every Monday Night

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 881 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure coming. One of our favorites. Service is amazing and the fall specials were incredible including the pumpkin-lobster-risotto.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value 3-course meal lunch special for $20. We were 4 and each had different mains and they were all very good. Wound definitely do it again

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ChrisM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. They had indoor and outdoor dining. We ate inside and felt they were doing a great job with Covid precautions.

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vipBradfordG
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Even a better experience at night

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foreveryoung
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service atmosphere. Sat outside and enjoyed everything about this place. I will recommend and look forward to returning. Extensive menu with great variety. Nothing negative at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Hostess rudest person around

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Kiary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, dessert was also very good! We were seated promptly.

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vipPattyA
New England
51 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Wait service was extremely slow - took 40minutes just to get water. Probably short-staffed due to Covid? It was far busier than I’d anticipated being for indoor seating. The food is good - nothing great - but roomy table, and it was easier than going into Boston on a Saturday night.

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JulieR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Only issue we had was that the heaters were not working on the night we went and it was cold out. No other complaints. We had a great time!

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vipBostonian
New England
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was amazing. We were there and sat next to the exterior door and it was very windy and cold. We asked if the staff could use the other door, the manager declined until the next customers complained about it as well. We moved to bar seats where it was warmer. The hostess was very nice and the bartender was very nice as well. The service at the bar was very slow and difficult to get their attention although when we did they were amazing! the food was absolutely amazing as well we had the Branzino and the Scallops. I highly recommend both. Great place just don't sit near the door :).

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vipCharlesb
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to be able to eat at a place that takes pride in there establishment and the workers making everyone feel comfortable. The food was superb.

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AdamS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a date night. Phenomenal service, food and beverage with a well lit and classy ambience

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LisaD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lobster rissoto special, my son had the gnocchi/ ribs, preceded by an antpasto. Everything was delish. Server Jenna, and manager, Leslie (maybe) were attentive, kind, helpful, without being overbearing. The dessert special was so good. We brought a lot home, as the portions were good sizes.
Will definitely return. I recommend this restaurant highly!

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Share19
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Pre-fixe lunch is a good deal. Salad, main and dessert. Food was very good with reasonable lunch portions. Service was mediocre. I have been here before where the service was good.

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vipJohnS
New England
37 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to get Atwells Ave without driving to Providence. Food and service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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Crystal
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our 5 year anniversary lunch date here. We did the 3 course lunch special, Food was great and soooo much more than we thought it would be for the price. Great service too! Will be coming back

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vipRichardK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is truly authentic, artfully prepared and served by staff how genuinely enjoy their work!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in town from New Jersey and didn’t feel like traveling to the north end for good Italian food. Guess what I didn’t have to!!! Being Italian and from New Jersey I pride myself on knowing good Italian food. I had the porchetta on polenta with a fig reduction that would rival ANY “high end” New York City Italian restaurant and was prob 1/3 of the price!! My father who was born and raised in Italy had the pappardelle bolognese and he said the pasta was cooked al dente and the sauce was fantastic!! My wife and mother had the eggplant parmigiana which they both said was “really good” their sauce is made from San Marzano tomatoes and DOES NOT have sugar in it or any cheap dried “Italian” seasonings!! It was simple and delicious!!
Without question give this place a try, don’t let the location fool you (it’s located in a shopping center underneath a PF Chang’s.

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IvetteT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations on my anniversary date. The restaurant had rose petals on the table, and a card I thought it was such a nice touch. Thank you because I wasn't expecting it. The service was amazing. The food was delicious. I will definitely go back.

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vipDouglasW
New England
53 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit. Dorothy took good care of us again and food was excellent. Looking forward to the next visit

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was AMAZING which makes the food that much better. Would go back again for sure. Highly recommend Brussels sprouts and eggplant parm.

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vipOliviaS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, martinis (with blue cheese olives) and staff!

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MichaelW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was yummy.

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CatherineM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very tasty & the service was excellent

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vipTedS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Ordered the pasta fagioli and the lobster special. Server was very knowledgeable and helpful.

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vipForest
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we have been dining outside and the noise level is low.
We have eaten inside in the past and found the noise level extremly high...so much so it was hard to carry on a conversation with people we were dining with

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vipLaTravels
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice outdoor seating area and yummy salad. Tables spaced apart nicely so feels safe in COVID.

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LeahS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience with our friends who had an anniversary and the host was so great champagne toast and heart shape on the table and a mini dessert for the couple excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was phenomenal! She went above and beyond and our food was excellent too. Well done!

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vipWorldtraveler
New England
73 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here last year and thought it was just okay. Last week we decided to try is again and it was really great l! Food was delicious, our server was fun and efficient, we will definitely be back.

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vipJmac
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious brunch, seated outside with great service. I felt the food offerings were many and all appealing. The seating was appropriately spaced.

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vipRichardK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is authentic, thoughtfully prepared and the staff is welcoming, a true gem!

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vipBEVERLYM
New England
32 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat outside. They had heaters but they were not working. The food and service was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork belly was flavorful and want to try the chop next time 😊 Scallops and Squash Risotto was delicious , chocolate cake was decadent , nice to share .. service was excellent!! Will definitely come back for more 💗

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with friends to celebrate an engagement and everything was great. The staff even laid out rose pedals in the shape of the heart on the table and the waiter was fantastic! Food was delicious and the drinks were great!

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ChelseaP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katherine was great! Top notch on recommendations too! Even the other servers around were attentive to lend a hand when needed. I’m new to Boston and since reopening, I have been to this restaurant quite a few times.
Thank you! I will continue to recommend others as well as come again myself.

KB
KathyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dining outdoors on the peaceful patio at Il Mossimo was great. The servers were friendly; the menu has many options including a long list of appetizers and 3 types of risotto, my fave Italian food! The branzino fish was delicious served on a savory mound of lentils. Wine selections are varied as well and mainly Italian, which pair nicely with the cuisine. A spacious indoor area is available too. I had been there twice before and will soon return!

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UmairK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good here is always excellent. They service, top notch. The heaven precautions were more than satisfactory. My only nitpick is that they have stopped serving the eggplant with their bread, which was somewhat of a disappointment. The bread pudding now has raisins instead of the berries, that changed the overall palette of the dessert too. Wonderful otherwise.

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vipIppoboston
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we’ve eaten here with friends. Great food, very attentive service. Tables spaced apart for safe outdoor dining. Will definitely return.

RS
RobinS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always - love the food and the outdoor dining is very festive

FAQs

Il Massimo - Legacy Place offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 493-8113.

Il Massimo - Legacy Place is rated 4.5 stars by 881 OpenTable diners.

Il Massimo - Legacy Place does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://dedham.massimori.com/buy-gift-cards/.

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.