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Massiminos Cucina Italiana

4.4
967 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are open for al fresco dining outside on our patio as of April 1st. You can also dine on the 1st floor dining room or check out our Wine Cellar. Come in and eat like you are in Italy.

Voted Best of Boston, by Boston Magazine, Travel & Leisure and Improper Bostonian. Specializing in hand made pasta, buying from local farmers to get the best cuts of meats and sourcing the freshest seafood in Boston. Try the Talgeri Antipasto, pan seared Salmon, Bone in Rib Eye, Stuffed Porterhouse Veal Chop or the Tagliatelle pasta con Burrata. Leave room for the tiramisu. See you soon
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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 967 people are saying
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4.4
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSteveN
New England
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun, spot with convenient parking nearby. Good food and a space that invites conversation above a whisper. Glad to see that it was crowded.

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DeborahC
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and appetizers were fantastic with good sized portions

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Some of the worst food I’ve ever had. Burnt chicken piccata. No flavor calamari. The best part was the bread and oil.

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vipKweit
Orlando
42 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the North end by far

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vipandreac
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pre-game destination!!

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RichardE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Attending a Celtics game, Massamino’s is an excellent restaurant and so close to the TD Garden. The food is always amazing with daily specials

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vipBobMidAtlantic17
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was classic Italian. The pasta fagioli was amazing. Perfectly prepared. The veal was also terrific. My daughter had the lobster ravioli. That was the best and. Alone is worth the trip

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for a tasty dinner. Nicole, thank you for being so lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We reserved a table outside and ended up having to have to sit inside, it was incredibly noisy to the point we had to yell to each other as well as very very cramped. The penny vodka did not have a lot of flavor, the sausage vinegar peppers and potatoes were good but only two sausages the veal Parm was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodate a very large table and we added two extra people the food was delicious the service was perfect overall wonderful experience I highly recommend it

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vipEmmaW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Terrible experience. We booked the wine cellar to celebrate my sons college graduation and when we showed up they told us it wasn’t available and put us at a table near the kitchen and bathroom. Absolutely horrible experience.

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JoanC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pasta and sauces very good. The best chicken cacciatore I've ever eaten. Fun atmosphere, very Italian, nice staff.

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StephenC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, never disappointed. Always a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Bone in sword fish was unique and excellent

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T2T2
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and fantastic service. We've enjoyed this place for nearly 30 years. Massamino's never disappoints

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cgriffin
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!! The food and wine selections were fabulous and I enjoyed sitting outdoors.

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LisaC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff and ambiance - fun place to celebrate

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing in every way!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was good. Very loud so difficult to carry on a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It is a very small dining room. We could see right into the kitchen. I don’t mind this usually. But, oh boy... the kitchen was disgusting. Food all over the ground. Broken dishes on the floor. Too many people in a very small place. Never again. Especially with everything going on right now. It is a very average Italian meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service! Can’t wait to go back.

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DanteM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, highly recommended. I have eaten many times.

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northendexperience
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good but service was not as I expected. Ordered apps, soups and entrees. Soup came out with the meal, not before as we wanted. One of the soups was incorrect, wrong soup and a cup and not a bowl. Waited long for the server to return only to tell us that the soup ordered had run out. Server did not bring one of the sides until we prompted him again,. Also he asked if we wanted grated cheese and then forgot to bring it. The only thing he was prompt with was the check.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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LinoG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

I've been going here for many years. Normally positive experience. Made a reservation for the basement (a grotto-like feel), traveled all the way there only to be told 'sorry' that's full. Was sat next to the kitchen at a small undersized table where we were privy to all the yelling and swearing by the kitchen staff. We had to eat with our coats on since this table was directly in front of the entry door. We asked to move away from the entry door... but we were 5 people, and it's a table set up for 6... so 'NO'. Horrible experience. If it's a slow night then there's a chance it can be a good time... but once it get's busy, don't expect to be taken care of in any way.

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dahlhouse
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal for graduation celebration! So happy to have found it. Our waiter, Matt, was fantastic and the wine cellar setting was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation celebration.

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BobD
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers and entrees

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vipandreac
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Are we glad we ventured off Hanover St. Food was great, service was great, we’ll be back!

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DarleneM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic!!! Service is always excellent!!!

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HollyL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We decided on this restaurant based on the reviews and what the menu offered. The dishes that we received didn’t feel like they reflected what the descriptions were. My example is that I ordered a steak medium rare, and it was actually served well done and had a lot of sinewy tough fatty gristle on it that couldn’t be eaten. I gave it back to the server and was disappointed that not only was I not offered a replacement, I was charged full price for the uneaten meal. There were many disappointments for all 6 of us in the dinner party.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Reservation was easy. We used to go here when we were dating and hadn’t been in some time. Traffic was insane and we were running late, but the staff was very accommodating. The food and server were great but the only downfall was it was VERY noisy due to some pre game revelers at the table behind us, so we couldn’t really hear ourselves talk.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was OK - overpriced
Service was OK at best

I feel when you are paying a premium you should receive great service and great food.

I will not be going back here again.

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vipmarloweb
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our server pulled his mask DOWN every time he came to our table and then put it back up to walk around. Eventually he took it off and did not even have a mask dangling from his ear. And most other servers did not have masks covering their noses. Don’t go here if you’re covid conscious. Also pretty expensive for what it is

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We’ve gone to Massiminos many many times over the past 30 years. This was our first time back since Covid. We had a reservation and were offered a table outside. We did not want to sit outside - that wasn’t our intention when setting the reservation - and to their credit they got us a table inside pretty quickly. However, it was right at the kitchen door so that 2 in our party were practically sitting inside it. Additionally, while the food was good, they had raised their prices significantly which didn’t sit well with us given the atmosphere and overall value. It’s too bad because we’ve been pretty strong advocates of Massiminos in the past.

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Paris
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Adorable patio with authentic Italian food! Spoke with the owners in Italian and enjoyed the calamari (excellent). Great portion size and the tiramisu was great. Planning to return soon!

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smilingken
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went to Massamino's for our first date 30 years ago. We came back for our 15th anniversary. The food was great. We had a great time. I highly recommend the place.

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VictorV
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food was not at the level of the price tag, it was just ok. Ordered their Massimino Mule and it was nothing like a mule and the worse cocktail I've ever tasted.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, food is top notch.

FAQs

Massiminos Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 523-5959.

Massiminos Cucina Italiana is rated 4.4 stars by 967 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.