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Massimo

4.6
2315 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
From Joseph + Esther DeQuattro of Pane Vino comes the much anticipated Massimo. Massimo brings the quintessential Italian trattoria to Providence’s Federal Hill Neighborhood. Offering a contemporary Italian menu inspired by the regional cuisines of Italy. Signature dishes include the Chitarra alla Carbonara; Fig & Tallegio Pizza; and House-Aged Rib-eye “Fiorentina”.

Massimo is classically designed to create a warm and lively setting. Massimo’s spacious dining room and glass-enclosed private dining room—including a full bar & lounge—make it the perfect place for occasions of all scopes and sizes, whether it’s a quiet night out with friends and family, or a boisterous celebration with dozens of guests.

Massimo has unique Italian wines from small boutique Italian winemakers (available nowhere else!) and a cellar selection from Italy, Spain and California. Our approach to wine is accessibility, quality and variety to encourage unfettered enjoyment.

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Experiences

  • 3-Course PRESTO! Lunch

    Multiple dates available

    Three-Course PRESTO! Lunch Menu Available Weekdays 11:30-3:00 $16.95/guest
  • Sunday Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for Sunday Brunch! Available 10:30-2:00
  • Monday Prefix Dinner

    $29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us Monday nights for our special, 3-course, prefix menu for $29/guest including a glass of house wine!
  • $1 Oyster Monday

    Multiple dates available

    $1 Oyster Special Every Monday!

Offers

  • Half Priced Apps

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Thu 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Half Priced Apps Available 3:00-6:00 Weekdays!
What 2315 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jazminm
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in for a Father’s Day dinner and it was wonderful! Our server was very friendly and provided great recommendations. From the calamari, our entrees, and the melted chocolate cake with the vanilla bean gelato - Delicious!

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AAng
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance, friendly staff! Loved the open air feeling as the retractable wall was open!

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KatharineH
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our main dishes, three different, were not very good. The appetizer and desserts were great. Too bad the mains were bad!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to meet friends for lunch on the hill 🍷

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Cookie
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers and main courses all were excellent as was dessert. Highly recommend the short ribs gnocchi and fettuccine bolognese.

JD
vipJudieD
New England
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I should have checked my bag with the leftovers because the service was just OK I just heated up my pasta carbonara when I opened it up it was my friends salad. I’m mad I’m

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HeleneB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent.
Because the weather there was a lot of noise cars and motorcycles but this was also part of the whole atmosphere and we got to see many interesting vehicles!
Last time we visited the restaurant in Massachusetts and we equally loved the food and experience in both places. Will be back

JM
vipJosephM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Appetizers were not good. Calamari was few and soggy. No flavor and tasted like burnt oil. Fig pizza not good.
Pasta fagolie lacked flavor. Entries were good.

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RuthW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely late brunch, very attentive server. Food was great but the focaccia was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice experience. Great food great service. Went there for graduation brunch and it exceeded our expectations

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Massimo had a buzzing ambiance and the food was good. The price was a little steep foe the cost but overall a good experience. It was so busy that we were barely waited on.

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Jedathon
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We were seated at a high table, which we chose over an outdoor table thinking it would be warmer inside. Since we had never been to this restaurant before we had no idea what to expect. The hightop was situated next to a thorofare to and from the kitchen and the bathroom. The view I had was of the working side of the restaurant, not a pleasant view. My wife and daughter had a view of the TV which was playing mixed martial arts. In other words, they had to watch two people punching each other in the face while eating dinner. It had to be the worst table in the restaurant. My suggestion is to eliminate this table. It's not worth the few extra people you can seat.

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vipBirdie
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Took 3 hours to eat and server kept forgetting things. Hour between first and second courses.
Prefer any number of other Federal Hill eateries to Massimo’s.

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FoodieFun
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food. Hustle and bustle noise was a bit distracting but overall highly recommend.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

This was first weekend of an Alfresco experience. Service was poor 30 minutes until water. Had to ask for silverware three times. Waitress complained about heat and over worked. Table was plastic unstable and dirty. This is so out of character for this place very disappointed. Staff looked un happy, confused and not well supervised. Watitress left bill.no thank you

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VirginiaG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Providence and I was thrilled to see such a robust gluten free menu. Our server, Danielle, was great and ensured our visit was comfortable and enjoyable. We ordered the carbonara and the short ribs with gnocchi, excited that both were available as GF entrees. Absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend Il Massimo and we will definitely be returning!

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MargueritaM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Awesome food and service. I would recommend it! I really enjoyed it!

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miked4779
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Far to much salt, on everything,hard to eat, very weak drinks

MW
MariaW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to sit outside where city work was being done, they did not have control of the noise.

JP
JPM0713
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal, great service; will add this to the return visit list.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary experience. The food was amazing, the workers were super polite, all around a great time.

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vipFamnight
New England
27 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent!

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ChristenK
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Very impressed by the Gluten Free menu. Everything tasted fabulous and the atmosphere was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Staffing seemed to be a little short but with Covid labor shortage it is to be expected.

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Trixie
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, nice tender veal parm. Bread pudding & Vanilla gelato for dessert was delicious.

LM
LeonardM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, good menu selection, great staff, reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous Owen our waiter was the best

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I had heard good things about Massimo and love Pane e Vino, so I was excited to check them out. I have food allergies and was told they had plenty of gluten free options (which they did). I found the overall atmosphere to be pretty boisterous, even on a Monday. It’s great for groups, but not as intimate as I would have liked for a date. Our server was pleasant, but we had to repeatedly request items (water, gf bread-which we were told would come out, utensils (soup came out with no spoon), etc. Oysters came out poorly shucked, with lots of sand and broken bits of shell in them. That derailed my enjoyment of them immensely. The rest of the meal was good, but not as good as Pane, in my opinion. The entrees were brought out while the appetizers were still in front of us, and those dishes were never removed while we ate our meal, even though empty. I’ve had better food and service on the hill, so I honestly won’t be rushing back. There are just too many other great options. Hopefully, things get better and I’ll have a reason to return.

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vipKylesprof
New England
44 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best evening with four girlfriends to chat and drink and eat for the evening, post COVID. We had a great table upstairs. Loved the menu. We all loved our dishes, including the oysters - which were a highlight! Great cocktail menu and wine list. Several people got the gnocchi, which they loved. Good salads and other pasta dishes too.Owen gave us great service, and had plenty of help with some busboys, who seemed new to the job. Overall delightful! Eager to go back!

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claudiat
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good , service right on point . Valet parking was a plus!
Definitely going back there!

FR
vipFoodloverRI
New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our brunch meals. My two friends had the french toast, I believe, and I had he Massimo brunch: bacon, sausage, eggs, black baked beans - fabulous! Our waiter was Harry, and he was phenomenal. We will return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Danielle our server was amazing!!!

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vipAviel
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess was less than friendly, but everything after was exceptional. Gabrielle, our server, was a superstar!

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vipmstoehr112
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Based upon the reviews expected a much better dining experience.
The brunch was mediocre at best

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Dinner was great. We were seated in a spot that we did not like and the hostess was amazing and accommodating to moving us to a great spot which we really appreciated! The food was great, and so was the wine. Service was good, but took a little longer than you would expect. Overall it was great and we will definitely be back!

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender Dylan was fantastic. Great food & service.

NJ
vipNJOliveira
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipChloe
New England
59 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was sooooo excited to see the gluten free menu. Excellent choices. I had potato gnocchi which I have not had in years. The charred octopus appetizer was also excellent. Dined outdoors on a beautiful evening. I hope the outdoor dining remains.

CL
CatherineL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to celebrate my birthday...we had a wonderful server, and the food and wine were perfect.

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SandyT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outside dining with shade was great! Waitress was wonderful and food was quite good ( mussels as appetizer and braised short ribs and linguini with clams as entrees all hit the spot. The lemon sorbet made a nice finish.Great food at a reasonable price.

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You can order delivery directly from Massimo using the Order Online button.

Massimo is rated 4.6 stars by 2315 OpenTable diners.

Massimo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://providence.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.

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