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Massimo's - Fremont

4.6
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1235 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Massimo's has been a Fremont destination and landmark since opening in 1976. The name Massimo's is not only the middle name of our late founder but also means “great”. The food, service and atmosphere is the passion of owner Bill Rinetti Jr. We strive to create a cuisine that is fresh, seasonal and prepared with great care and also include some of our classical preparations including our Caesar Salad which is made in the dining room. The fare is American with bits of Italian influences. We have been featured on KQED "Check Please Bay Area".

Be sure to save room for one of Massimo's Flaming Desserts that have become one of our signature preparations.
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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1235 people are saying
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bobo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent dinner in a comfortable atmosphere with great service.

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LarryI
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place for special occasions it is always very nice, now with service outside on patio it is different but still very nice. The food is always excellent and the service is always top notice. We have done their take out several times to support and it to is very good. Looking forward to many more visits.

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GigiMarilyn
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great 80th-birthday celebration for my brother!

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Ralph
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Even though it was Patio dining, Massimo’s is our go to for a special meal. We enjoy everything here!

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JackieA
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we were dining outdoors because of restrictions due to Covid 19, the atmosphere, food and service were wonderful. Always a go-to dining place for us.

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PeggyC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

They did a nice job setting up the outdoor patio!

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DarciaF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Excellent food, as always. Apathetic and disappointing service. They forgot what we ordered; we had to give them our order twice. Then, brought food to our table that we had not ordered. The bus boys were very attentive.

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crabofocianado
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Massimo's has always been known for outstanding service. This was not the case. We were taken to our eats on the patio, given a menu and presented with plates. silverware and napkins simply plopped on the table, we needed to set the table ourselves.
The food was served by several different waiters and none of them were available if we wanted anything extra without our having to call out to them to assist us. I know patio
dining is not dining room dining but this was just too casual for the price paid.

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camille345
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very nice servers, informative and attentive!

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KimberlyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Massimo's is my go to restaurant! The service is impeccable, the food never disappoints and the new Patio area is fantastic!!

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regina
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

it was an enjoyable experience, spacioius outside patio. I would return.

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DonaldandLauri
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food as always

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viplucy
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 1st outdoor dining experience since the pandemic. We were there very early 4:00 so there was only a couple of tables occupied. It was so wonderful to have a full service dining again. Waiters fabulous, they made us feel very special. Food was fantastic

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robertm
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outdoor patio worked well for our evening meal due to heaters placed nearby. The food was delicious. There was only a minor glitch with sodas but it was quickly remedied.

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vip5032015
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Massimo's has built a really nice patio behind the restaurant. It was very cozy. We hope they will keep it even after Covid is gone. The service was great and they have added some simpler dishes to the menu like entre salads and sandwiches. Still the same great food.

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SusanN
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our pleasure to be back to a table at Massimo’s. Sunny (sp?) was our server and as usual, extremely pleasant, courteous and attentive. I had the seafood salad and my Husband had the ahi dinner. Both were excellent. Sunny’s assistant was also very attentive. We hope that all those Fremont Massimo’s fans will take advantage of the patio dining and/or the take out to keep more of the wonderful staff employed.

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ScottA
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Steaks and chicken parmesan are fantastic, and they have THE best clam chowder.

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vipPaulW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice eating on the new Patio nice idea during these times. Same great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was great!

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vipJamesF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio dining is well organized and offers adequate spacing and a pleasant ambikance. Will try to repeat experience.

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DarciaF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient and relaxed servers, properly distanced table, wonderful food as always

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SueS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love the Massimos food and staff. The patio dining was perfect. There were vases with plants that made it feel like we were in nature. The music was soft enough to have a casual conversation but provided fun background noise. The tentish wall blocked the wind and hid the parking lot view. Classy outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining and service

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MikeS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and the service are always excellent at Massimos:)

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DwightO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waiters in the Bay Area
Old chef is back and food is great

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family owned and family oriented restaurant and one of few white tablecloth eating establishments in Fremont. Staff has been there for a long time and that says something about longevity. Food always pleasingly presented and we have enjoyed making thIs our special night out place to go since 1978.

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vipAnna
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure to dine at Massimo's. The food and service are always top-notch and, in these difficult times, they are doing everything they can to ensure diners feel as protected and safe as possible. From the moment we approached the check-in desk, where we were greeted with a giant bottle of hand sanitizer, and pre-dine, the restaurant leadership sent out a message outlining the procedures they were adhering to to make sure there's ultimate cleanliness. We felt very comfortable dining! Everyone, stay safe & wash your hands!

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LoisC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always and Forever this place is over the top, Excellent all the way around. You will not be disappointed and make it a favorite dining place

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vipPaulW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good and service friendly and attentive

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FernandoM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I ordered veal with my pasta dish and was disappointed with the meat, seemed to be ground up ground beef, as opposed to small slices of veal. Appetizer portions were small.

Massimo's - Fremont
Responded on March 5, 2020

We appreciate the guests feedback and will make changes to our menu and presentations to address his concerns. We thank the guest for his comments.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!

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court
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday it was both our first time dining here.
Everything was great I booked my reservation online showed a little early was instantly seated server was super nice and attentive to us. She recommended a few things that all turned out to be delicious 😋
Mad my stomach isn’t big enough to try more things at once but obviously that means I’ll just have to go back another time!!!

Thanks for the cake slice surprise at the end of our meal

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AprilH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Massimos. Have celebrated every Valentines Day there for years and go periodically thru the year. Have brought in friends often.

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vipK2Eating
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Massimo's is a wonderful option for a special night out. Attentive service and great food!

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DavidD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

After over 20 years of not eating at this restaurant, we decided to try it again to see if the quality of the food and ambiance was the same. We were impressed by the modern look and style of the restaurant and the wait staff was very pleasant and attentive. The food selection was good, but the quality of the food was inconsistent. We both had the Cesar salad which was made table side. It was good, but the romaine was slightly bitter. My husband had the rack of lamb which was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. I had the herb crusted Branzino (Sea Bass) over asparagus and risotto. This dish was very bland, and the risotto had bits of corn in it, which made the dish even more flavorless. We ended the meal with Tiramisu and the Chefs chocolate hazelnut cake. Both were delicious. It's hard to recommend this restaurant, especially because of the inconsistency of the dishes. I wouldn't mind just going back for the rack of lamb or the desserts but it would be too much of a gamble to select something else, especially at the prices that you would end up paying.

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WilliamB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For the price. Serving size was small and beverages should be included. Cramped space between tables. Too noisy and therefore not as romantic for this Valentine’s Day dinner. The dinner looked like it had been prepared ahead and placed under heating lights to warm.
The dinner was delicious. Presentation was simple.
The service was pleasant and efficient.

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MB18
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went on Valentine's Day so it was a preset menu and the table layout was adjusted for the smaller table sizes expected that day. First time visit. Restaurant was clean and well appointed, with thoughtful touches for the holiday both at the table and around the space. Service was consistent throughout the night, friendly and professional.

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TerriT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Valentines Day dinner.

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vipInfrabill
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My wife and I had ANOTHER romantic dinner at Massimos. It is truly a neighborhood gem and we very much appreciate the staff, food and drink.

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vipAnna
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine's day lunch with my honey. The food and service never disappoint. Tomato bisque soup and chicken salad were very tasty.

FAQs

Massimo's - Fremont offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 792-2000.

Massimo's - Fremont is rated 4.6 stars by 1235 OpenTable diners.

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