Massimo's - Fremont

4.6
1351 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1351 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lucene
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and plentiful. They accommodated slight alterations to order . Service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We went for our wedding anniversary and noted it in our reservation. Unfortunately, we dealt with slow service and a lack of ambiance. I ordered a steak medium well and it came rare, as did my husband's steak which should have been medium. We knew they had rushed the cooking time when the waitress came 30 mins after we had ordered with a handful of receipts and asked what we had ordered? The mojitos were the best part of the experience. Don't bother to order the calamari.. We will not be back as no one in the entire restaurant even verbally acknowledged our anniversary. We weren't expecting a free dessert or appetizer, but when you pay over $100 for 2, a verbal gesture would have been an easy and free gift to us. They clearly were not prepared for the county to open up. We're going out next week elsewhere for a redo.

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NormanK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. Both Sunny and Tatum were awesome. Nice and quiet atmosphere in the dining room. I accidentally left my phone on the table when I left the restaurant and did not realize that until I got home. Went back to the restaurant and it was waiting for me. Thank you so much whoever put it away for safe keeping. Can't wait to return. My wife and I were celebrating our 45 th wedding anniversary and found out Massimo's is also celebrating 45 years.

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AbeM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Massimo's for over 25 years and always enjoy dining there!

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lindan
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have nothing but good things to say. Great dining experience, good food, great service and nice atmosphere. Couldn't have ask for a more relaxing and great place to eat. As always Massimo's was great from our arrival to departure.

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NancyS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great unexpected find! We will definitely be back.

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HarryS
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Awful food, ambience weird. Good service.

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CathyM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, Sunny is the best! The best table service Cesar Salad- a must if you visit!

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Massimos! The fried zucchini is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and live music tonight! Drinks from the bar were weak and they ran out of Crown Royal but otherwise great dining experience!!

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PaulH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date night with my wife of 25 years.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This family-owned restaurant is friendly and has a nice atmosphere. I like the way it's divided into different areas and that there are lots of booths. The food is excellent and there's lots to choose from on their menu. I highly recommend this place for a fine dining experience that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

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vipEugeneF
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The food, wine, and the service were outstanding

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cathyj
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you want quiet to enjoy your meal do not sit in the bar area, you can not have a conversation with people in your own party

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had previously gone to another restaurant for our anniversary and we had a horrible experience. A week later we decided to come to Massimo’s and It was an amazing experience all around, they made the occasion feel so special. The service was fast, attentive and no frills. This restaurant is fit for any occasion, the food is amazing for the price and you can tell the chefs are hard at work making it. This place is well worth it and especially during Covid are making a great effort to make people feel some type of normalcy while dining out in the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visiting from out of town. Looking for great Italian food with nice atmosphere and dressy casual outing.

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kpgray
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very well prepared steaks and linguine & clams. Attentive wait staff.

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NormL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and atmosphere...Definitely recommend.

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Patt
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very accommodating staff. Good variety and quality of meals. Pleasant surroundings.

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chipyogi
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sever Sunny was excellent. Halibut wife had was excellent, however my pizza was ok it wasn't the meat lover I ordered, but whatever. I'll be back for another try.

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vipFran
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived and were seated. The server welcomed us and wished one of the guests a happy birthday. Food was excellent as was the service. Didn’t try to rush you through. A very enjoyable evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dinner out with friends since Covid shutdown. It was as good as ever!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for my birthday because the food and service are always top notch

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CourtneyF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last minute reservation for
Mother’s Day for 3 was the highlight of my Mother’s Day present to my mom! The service was outstanding and the food was perfect!! I cannot begin to say how absolutely wonderful they were!! I’d give 10 stars if I could!

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vipColleenC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went for Mother's Day and it was a set menu. The food was good, it looked premade except for my mother in law's steak. For appetizers we both received 1 serving of bruschetta. The for starters my MIL ordered the crab cake came out and the sauce looked a bit dried up. My mushroom raviolis were good. I had the short rib which was a bit dry and she had the filet mignon. Maybe I'll come back again and try the regular menu.

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JCProcks
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was awesone. Took the wife and family there for a Mother's Day dinner. COVID-19 protocals were in place and everything was clean. Everything tasted outstanding. Service was slow towards the end of the meal, but that may have been due to lifting of some COVID -19 restrictions and Mother's Day.

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Esoj
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant dining experience

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yingw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to there for my company new year celebrate. Last Saturday I with my husband went to there for our anniversary. Very good place to eat. we both like it.

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crabofocianado
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

This restaurant has been known for fine dining--Not any longer. Bare tables, dish towels for napkins. silverware wrapped in the dish towel. My lasagna was cold and sent back when returned to me my husband had finished his dinner and mine was burned and stuck to the plate. Very disappointing after waiting so long for this formerly great restaurant to reopen

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Barbara
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

They were short staffed so the service was a little slow. The staff were all working as fast as they could. The food was very good. We were seated in the bar instead of the dining room so it was a little noisy but since it was Mother’s Day I was glad to be there.

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Stephen
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food and great service like always.

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vipPastalover
San Francisco
133 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We dined outside but, despite the windy evening, we were quite comfortable. The minestrone was served piping hot, and the salad was delicious. Unfortunately, the server delayed too long before offering pepper for the salad, which was half-finished by then. There was a long delay before the entrees, but when they arrived they were served hot and cooked to order. The Mudd pie dessert was a welcome treat. Massimo's seems to be navigating the gradual return to indoor dining quite well, and we will return soon.

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

Really good food and excellent service. This is the only place I've found in Fremont that makes a picatta sauce. It's one one of my favorites. Their chicken and veal picatta are both delish

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amaze Balls! 12 out 12! Edge of your seat thrill ride...

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GoodNeighbor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table next to us was loud. But we were able to carry on our own conversation.

Food and service were perfect.

Didn't realize until later that there was a fee attached to the bill for coping with Covid--I assume it was for the extra protective measures? A little over $6.00 was charged with the meal.

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Cattyshak
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff was very welcoming. The service was good. The food was tasty and the presentation was good. The bread was warm and crusty and we enjoyed it. Great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

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TerriT
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service.

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vipEugeneF
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and the ambience were exceptional. An outstanding meal!!!

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MaureenA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was disappointed that my favorite meal was not offered. I was told that it would soon be back on the menu, so I'm hopeful. I overheard another couple at a nearby table who also express disappointment at not finding their favorite meal on the menu. Both choices had to do with veal, so I'm looking forward to seeing is back on the table next time we go.

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 1351 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.