Massimo

4.6
2029 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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Special menus

  • 3- Course PRESTO! Lunch Menu

     $16.95 per person
    Starting Sep 29, 2020
    Monday-Friday, 3-Course Prefix Lunch Menu $16.95/guest.
  • $1 Oyster Monday

    Starting Oct 5, 2020
    Local $1 Oysters Every Monday 3:00-10:00
What 2029 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gordyjr
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I came for the Thanksgiving dinner and we were very pleased with everything from the presentation to the price. We hope to go back for Christmas for the feast of seven fishes as we went last year and was pleased with that also, I highly recommend you go try out Massimo.

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DonnaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, fantastic wine selection and great, courteous service. We can’t wait to go back!

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BarbaraD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very happy with our experience. Outstanding server. Great desserts. Food was good.

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RudyM
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the rest of the family staying home this year, I decided to make a reservation at Massimo with my wife. I made a 2pm reservation and was seated promptly, The set up was great with ample separation and glass partitions. Albeit a tad cool, the atmosphere was festive and well done. Our server, Mercedes, was extremely pleasant and attentive and made for an excellent experience. We ordered a bottle of wine and added the calamari to the Thanksgiving Dinner offered. All courses were well presented and excellent. The only notation I'd make involves the dinner rolls offered. I think an opportunity was missed to set the stage for an otherwise great experience. These were lackluster at best. Perhaps a slight re-heating would have helped but I'd recommend a more unique offering reflecting the quality of the other courses. Just my opinion!

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JoanneP
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Virginia, was exceptional. She suggested the appropriate wine to pair with our Thanksgiving dinner
We were approached several times during our meal to assure us that our dinner was due shortly and if there was anything we needed. The meal was delicious. The restaurant took all precautions necessary during this covid crisis

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MelissaG
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

We went for Thanksgiving every was wonderful, service , food , no self parking issues and the Manager checked in on us several times

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal, all of the tables were spread out nicely and our server was fantastic!

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JeffreyR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic! The fixed price lunch menu was just right. They are set up quite nice, as to COVID. Service was excellent. Some of the best Italian food, that we have had on Federal Hill.

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MilesB
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! So many choices for Italian food on Federal Hill. This was our first restaurant we selected to visit - and it'll be hard not to return soon! The menu is awesome - as in you can't decide what to order, as it all looks great! We started with a great bottle of a Super Tuscan recommended by the bartender - and at a great price! The appetizers were awesome, the brussel sprouts dish about the best ever had, calamari awesome and the pasta was all so fresh and filling.

The best part? The AMAZING staff - a well oiled machine of a big, happy, professional, efficient and caring crew that seem to be all a part of a big family!

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Karen
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Conner was excellent. The food was delicious. Will definitely return for another wonderful meal.

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ReneeN
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the dishes were delicious. From the grilled octopus to the spicy mussels. Our waiter was very sweet & knowledgeable about the menu. The 4 entrees we ordered were so good! We all had to take our meals to go because there was so much! Definitely going back.

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Simba370
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Or server Gabrielle was awesome.

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carlahitz
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Ordered a drink personally with the bartender; it wasn't right. Good, but not what I ordered. Food is not as good as it used to be. It was my dad's birthday they put a sign on our table. He would had preferred his gelato free :(

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KimJ
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exactly what we needed !!! Perfection

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LeslieS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service and food. They set up the table with flower petals and a sign congratulating us on our anniversary. Everything from the bread, to the antipasto, to our meals and desserts were fantastic. Will definitely make another trip out to Providence just to eat here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner we had the lobster squid ink pasta and the chicken parmesan.

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Angelica
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The restaurant itself was really nice, however we were unimpressed that we called ahead to find out what the parking situation was, and they did not mention the road was blocked off so finding parking was difficult. Their menu was difficult to find online. I thought I found it and saw it had family style, but apparently they don’t. It took a long while for our food to be ready and when it was served it was lukewarm. We probably won’t go there again with so many alternatives nearby.

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vipPinguino
New England
46 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lunch around for a good price and great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan was an AMAZING server and took great care of us on our special occasion. Cannot wait to go back!

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Jess
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gluten free food meal as always! Best staff!

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JimS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food ... great service ... a few too many motorcycles ... but it's all too common at many great restaurants ... are they advertising something?

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JimR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful warm day for November . We were able to sit outside. The lunch we had was great. Good food good service . I wish for more days like that .We have benn to Massimo before and we have always enjoyed it. Thank You for a nice time.

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Roma1955
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've long been a fan of Pane e Vino...same people own Il Massimo ! We were a party of 4 and had a fabulous time! Great food and great service!

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RyanQ
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Had a wonderful time!

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vipLizzytex
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday meal for our daughter! They knew it was her birthday when we were coming in so they had nice touches like a sign on the table, some glitter stars on the table and then brought out a dessert with a candle in it. I had the gnocchi which were delicious. My daughter just had the arugula salad which she said was really good. Definitely will go back!

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BruceL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Restaurant! Food and service was great. Great cocktails too

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vipJudithM
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went with family for birthday celebration. Was greeted with a sign and glitter on my table ;)
When I made the reservation, I did not notice the timeframe for dinner was after 4pm (or 2pm on Sunday), I did not want brunch at 1pm. I asked our server if we could please order from the dinner/entree menu and she got the "OK" to let us order from the dinner menu!!! I was so happy! I had the sea bass and everyone else got different meals. We were so stuffed. Everything was delicious- especially the Fig and Arugula pizza appetizer.
Can't wait to go back- maybe I will try the brunch menu next time?

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JosephA
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great ambience. COVID-19 safe. Recommend it for an nice evening out.

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SnehalS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All good. The pizza was very good. They did a good job with the birthday celebration of one of us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and loved the atmosphere

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Davidw
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We decided last minute and we were impressed with quality of the food and service. We would return again!

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vipPJoseph
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale yet comfortable, a restaurant for any occasion, with cooking that would make Nonna proud.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Due to Covid , we ended up seating outside, the heating lamps were not working, but our amazing waitress offer us blankets. The service was really good, and our waitress was excellent. When going just be aware that you are seating on the street and on a Saturday night, is going to get loud and full of characters. The food was great, the wine was good.

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vipMary
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good delicious and staff top notch! We will be back!

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ShadiraP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! Massimo’s food and service never disappoints!

Massimo
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. My name is Tracy and I'm one of the managers. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Hopefully, I get to introduce myself to you next time and thank you in person. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing design! Atmosphere and the mood of the place are very refreshing and uplifting! Visually one of the best places in Providence I’d say. Everything else was on par too, but the standout is aesthetics.

Massimo
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. My name is Tracy and I'm one of the managers. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Hopefully, I get to introduce myself to you next time and thank you in person. Cheers!

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AndyK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent, our waitress was attentive. Food was as good Italian as I have eaten, the servings were large

Massimo
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words. We appreciate the feedback from our guests, as it helps us to see what our opportunities are and in your case what we're doing right to make our guests happy and excited to return. Hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bread was the BEST thing ever!! Yummmmm
I had the scallops on butternut risotto & it was phenomenal!! Great experience! I would go back!!

Massimo
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review. My name is Tracy and I'm one of the managers at Massimo. We are happy to hear you loved the food as much as we do! I hope to see you again soon. Please ask for myself so that I may get a chance to thank you in person and share some of our other favorite tapa recommendations with you. Cheers!

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GusC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service from hostess to bar to Connor our server...5 Star

Massimo
Responded on October 26, 2020

I'm one of the managers at Massimo. I'd like to thank you for all of your kind words. We have made sure Connor got the recognition that he deserves as well. We look forward to seeing you soon! Warm regards, Tracy

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Kyle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck was excellent. Great drinks. A fun atmosphere with plenty of space between tables for social distancing.

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

Massimo is rated 4.6 stars by 2029 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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