Massimo Ristorante

4.9
945 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Massimo Ristorante is one of Walnut Creek’s best fine dining Restaurants. Savor our Northern Italian inspired cuisine specialties featuring prime meats, poultry, fresh seafood, superb pastas, and tempting appetizers.

To complement our mouth-watering cuisine, indulge in one of more than 200 bottle selections of premium wines or a full bar serving specialty cocktails. Check our Event Calendar for our upcoming entertainment schedule of the month. Enjoy the warm weather and dine alfresco on our charming patio. Banquet rooms are available for private parties, business functions, and holiday gatherings. For your parking convenience there is a five story parking structure located directly across the street.
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vipMMMM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat in the East Bay

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vipJohnnie
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Massimo. Great to be able to enjoy dinner at this classic restaurant

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vipBjbdinner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dinner at Massimo’s was the best I have had in years! The food was excellent and the service and ambiance was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and we will definitely be going back!
There were four of us plus our 5 month old grandson. They
gave us a wonderful seat outside directly in front of the restaurant, weather protected and with a perfect place for the stroller. The meal was incredible, from the cocktails to desert. Everything was outstanding and we had a very relaxing and memorable Mothers Day dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. Food was amazing. Highly recommend.

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ChristopherM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent nice outdoor and indoor dining options. Our server Jose was above and beyond our expectations. Beautiful night out with our family. We couldn't have asked for a better experience for our Pre Mothers Day family dinner

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vipMarcus
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max and Marcus are terrific hosts. The food is amazing. This is our favorite spot to dine for special occasions or for a nice night out!

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MarkH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Massimo’s continues to be one of the best restaurants in Walnut Creek
Owner Max is awesome,
Kind and knows his wines - so we had his favorite Del Dado

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GWong
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so happy Massimo Ristorante is able to stay open 1 year since covid. The food was excellent and service was wonderful. We sat outside under heated, so it was cozy.

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AnneW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here. A little expensive, but the food was excellent and worth the money.

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vipMichaelandCaroline
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, give it a try.

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vipmike
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food quality modest at best

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Grandpargus
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening, delicious food and great service.

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vipLjacesapair
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had wonderful service and our food was quite good

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vipBellsGma
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Massimo and Max are always a pleasure. One of the few places in Walnut Creek that knows how to cook fish perfectly!! The pancetta wrapped prawns are incredible and his halibut is always perfect.

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viprick
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ronaldo is a great server. Halibut and Veal dishes were cooked to perfection. They make a great Wedge and Beet salad. My wife loved the chicolate Sin cake!

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vipartobey
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I was there having dinner with my husband as the only woman of color(dark Asian/PI) there for the first 45 minutes I noticed all the tables around us were given bread and oil and balsamic vinegar we were not and it was kind of not such a good feeling when you notice that all around you when I got up to go to the little girls room I noticed that same thing was going on with the other tables everyone was offered bread and balsamic vinegar we were not. All through our dining experience there we were never offered any it irked my husband but he asked me not to say anything.

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Skirmisher
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a great atmosphere. We have had many meals here and have never been disappointed. A friend of mine who is very knowledgeable about Italian food pronounced their Fritti Misti to be the best he’s had anywhere. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superior as usual. Max makes sure everything is right. Go here often.

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Jake
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service, never expect or experience anything less at Massimo's. Took a couple friends for their first time here, did not disappoint. Enjoyed the House Cured Pork Belly Carbonara, wife had the cannelloni, friends had halibut and lobster-filled ravioli in cream sauce. All was top notch.

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wheadley
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had nothing but excellent meals at this place for many years. Highly recommended!

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pete
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good, though expensive.
I think they try to be a little too swanky, but we overcame that and had a fine meal

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MichelleB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Massimo's has a great wine list and the bolognese was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place good food

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LydiaG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening enjoying the best dining experience here in Walnut Creek. Food was excellent. Our waiter was professional and very knowledgeable about the menu, especially the pairing of wine & champagne.

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DavidJ
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience with great food, amazing staff and ambience!

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Foodie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. Coronavirus protocol excellent.

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vipAnitaZ
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service excellent

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vipTwoDiners
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had made reservations last year (2020) at this time to celebrate our birthdays and Wedding Anniversary. That was cancelled because of Covid-19. So we made them again this year, because we never got to celebrate! Anyway, all was as we had expected - food was delicious (Veal Scallopine and Duck Breast) and service was all you could ask for. This is one of the few "fine dining" restaurants in this area - so we like to go here when it is a special occasion. We're old-fashioned :-)
If you plan on making reservations, be sure to indicate if you want to eat indoors - it doesn't offer that option on their website (though I think it should because of the still-in-place indoor-dining restrictions due to Covid-19), and we were told we should have, so we needed to be "fit-in" where possible.

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vipVickiS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Massimo is one of our favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. The food is delicious and authentic Italian. The chef is willing to accommodate vegetarian request, the wine list is stellar and service is spectacular. This dinner was a 21st birthday celebration and our favorite waiter, Renaldo didn't disappoint. He made the birthday girl feel very special with a complementary candle lite dessert. We hit traffic on the way in and Max was kind enough to hold our reservation which is challenging during these difficult times and limited seating. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Great service and wine selections!

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Sparky
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting food with excellent service in a quiet, enjoyable atmosphere.

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vipRay1967
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner in all aspects. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outdoor seating which was in a nice fenced area on the street with a heat lamp near our table. We were attended to well and the food was excellent!

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vipVickiS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been dining at Massimo for years and we are so very happy they are surviving the pandemic. Max, the owner, is taking all the necessary Covid precautions with his staff and guest. The food is wonderful, the chef's are happy to accommodate vegetarians and the service is top notch. The wine list is fabulous for all price points. We always ask for Renaldo and he takes extra special care of us. Highly recommend Massimo to all our family and friends.

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nick
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spots

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Blondie34
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my daughter and son's birthday. Service was excellent and the food was delicious as always at Massimo's.

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LeahB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food
Treated my father to the filet for his 90th b day. He loved it!
Great service!

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vipJxPx
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Great service and amazing food.

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vipmadabouttown
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants, consistently good quality and well prepared. Had the filet medium rare+ and it was perfect! My partner always loves the pork chop and was not disappointed.

FAQs

Massimo Ristorante is rated 4.9 stars by 945 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.