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Massimo

4.7
2231 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 2231 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeL
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Connor was great - excellent meal!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The best calamari I’ve ever had! Great ambiance and vibes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster ravioli and duck were fabulous!! Drinks were unique and delicious!! Justin, our bartender was awesome, will be back to see him!!

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LouisD
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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poortrekker
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We had been to Massimo several times pre-COVID and were always impressed with the food and service. The food is still top shelf but we were disappointed by slow, inattentive service (no drink orders while we wait to order, and the waiter didn't read us any of the specials).

The food is still terrific but, based on the service alone, I don't know if we'll soon return. There seemed to be many people "working" yet our tables and the tables around us appeared to be waiting for service. Time to up their game and get their service back to what it was.

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HeatherP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner at the outside dining area at Massimo. The service was great, the food was delicious, as were the beverages. Not our first time and definitely not our last. We highly recommend it.

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AngelaG
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Very authentic Italian cuisine

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonder dining experience as usual.

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walterj
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall positive dining experience. Service from bar to our table took longer than expected. Food was very good as were desserts. The location among many high end Italian restaurants puts the at disadvantage as nothing stood out to draw us back

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Julie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time we've been and both times the food has been exceptionally good, the cocktails are wonderful, nice, quiet, pretty atmosphere, spaced far enough away from other tables, great service, would clear plates, glasses as soon as empty.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Mother’s Day meal and the first chance a son could take his parents out to dinner since the pandemic started. The food was excellent and we loved the specials. Great evening! Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was simply amazing. And out server, Nate, was a delight.

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Sara
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner, awesome food, awesome drinks! A perfect mother's day dinner, and our server was so sweet!

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PamE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely for Mother’s Day brunch! Valet parking, excellent service, delicious food, and a great brunch cocktail menu.

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LeahC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Massimo....what can I say? The food, our server and the overall experience was beyond our expectations. We had the most lovely time celebrating Mother’s Day and my dads birthday! Brunch was to die for and we can’t wait to go back again! Loved the berry mimosas and Italian ice coffee. Everything was perfect.

Massimo
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Leah! My names Austin and I am the restaurant manager here at Il Massimo. I am so glad to hear that you had a fantastic mother's day/ birthday celebration. I will absolutely let your server as well as the chef know that you had an outstanding time here. I am looking forward to meeting you in the near future, And thank you for having Il Massimo host your mother's day and birthday celebration! Austin Pannone restaurant manager.

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bgaymoreoften
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went here for Mother's Day brunch. Our server Connor was polite, professional and attentive; he even took a photo of us when we asked which we greatly appreciated. In addition to our server, there were bussers and expediters who were very attentive to water, dish clearing, and getting any additional items we requested. The restaurant is beautiful on the inside. We are outside given it was a beautiful day. Sidewalk seating could be improved with additional plantings, decor or screenings - sort of felt like we were just sitting on the sidewalk. Not sure why outdoor seating didn't have table cloths. The seats were very comfortable. Food was bombolini, veggie frittata, and ricotta pancakes - all were great. The Massimo mimosas were refreshing. They have valet parking which I didn't realize before we arrived. I would come back here again and would recommend to others for a nice brunch. Right in the heart of Federal Hill on Atwells just beyond the pineapple arch. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I came here for Mother's day brunch and had high expectations because their dinner is so good but was sadly disappointed. Service was okay, our waitress was not the friendliest but did her job. We waited over a hour for our food to arrive. When it came to the food we ordered their Brioche French Toast, crab cake eggs Benedict, and their braised short rib hash. The french toast was super soggy and almost even seemed uncooked. The eggs Benedict, the eggs were well done when were supposed to be poached. They also came with fingerling potatoes which tasted bitter i think due to being no good. The only good thing was the braised short rib hash. Needless to say, i think they are definitely more popular for their dinner rather than brunch.

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Michelle
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I took my mom to Massimo for Mother’s Day Brunch. It was our first time here and we had a lovely experience. The waitstaff were all very kind and attentive. We started with Mussels Arrabbiata as an appetizer. Then we had the Massimo Breakfast and the Short Rib Hash. The bread that came with the meals was so perfectly crunchy. And seasoning for everything was on point. We had some mimosas and sangria with our meals. Would absolutely recommend the red sangria! We were full at the end of our meal so ordered the cannoli trio to go. The cannolis were a perfect evening snack to end Mother’s Day with!

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Mdmd
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Mother’s Day brunch!

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MarkM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great but bar service was terrible. The waitress kept apologizing saying the bar was really backed up. Bad experience for sure

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JohnB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We loved the atmosphere. Our waitress gave us great service. We will go back for certain.

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KathleenM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short rib gnocci was outstanding! Affogato for dessert was the BEST!

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Skfndk
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. The carbonara and scallops were delightful.

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AnnetteA
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and our server was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service!!

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vipAbby
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a delicious meal! Perfect place to celebrate any special occasion, and one of the best restaurants for date night.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipKarenS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful meal, great bottle of wine and incredible waitstaff made for a nice Tuesday night outing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Massimo for our 3rd anniversary. It was fabulous! Our waiter, Colin, was personable and knowledgeable. We had a quiet corner table upstairs and we were greeted with a Happy Anniversary card. The food was delish! A perfect night.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a very fun evening with delicious food. There were nine of us and everyone enjoyed their dinner!

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JayK
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, beverages, and service.
Truly outstanding duck entree with fig ravioli.

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LisaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Great gluten free options second time there in less than 30 days

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88mdgrad
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great once again! Good food including Bolognese, Short Rib Gnocchi, Meatball appetizer. Great selection of Italian red wines as well!

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Mndrrs
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch. I would go back for sure!!!

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vipEdMa
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Def will be going back again for brunch. The food was great, the bartenders were super friendly and drinks were on point!

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DarioS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I appreciated how I could order a bottle of wine at the bar while waiting for our table, and bring it to that table. Service was great, food was timely, and they even gave me a birthday shot! Great experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Great selection and prepared to perfection.

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ChrisO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dylan who was both our bartender and our server was fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! Our waitress was very good and very attentive. But food wasn’t perfect. Three of our plates were salty salty. One of the desserts was miscooked...Overall for that dinner we give IllMassimo a A-..

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vipColleenB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Waiter was very nice and accommodating, however, the appetizers and meal (sandwich and salad) took quite a while; kitchen seemed slow.

FAQs

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

Massimo is rated 4.7 stars by 2231 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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