Massimo's - Fremont

4.6
1427 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 1427 people are saying
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Skip
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service!

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crabofocianado
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I notice two things: 1. the prices are up 2. the portions are smaller I attribute all of the above to inflation. The food was delicious and our waitress was supurb. DSunny was efficient without being intrusive.

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vipPastalover
San Francisco
147 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Although the restaurant's Open Table site stated they had an outdoor patio, and we requested outdoor seating when we made the reservation, on arrival we were told there was no outdoor seating. After some discussion they did set up a table outside. The lighting was poor and the table rocked back and forth, but the server did offer to get us a tableside heater (which we declined). The food was excellent (and served hot) and the service was sufficiently attentive. We had a promotional discount, so the value of the meal exceeded the ambience (which was negligible).

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ChristinaG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful visit to my favorite restaurant. As usual the food was awesome and the service was so friendly. Thank you for keeping your doors open and from making us feel special. Covid protocols were in place .

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EugeneF
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was perfection. Everything was great.

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vipProdiner2B
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Massimo's food is always excellent. I had the pork chop which was tender and juicy. My husband had chicken parmesan and said it was very good. Both the mud pie and creme brulee were excellent.

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JohnJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Massimo's to celebrate the incoming New Year. We have been to Massimo's in the past. We had a reservation and we were seated immediately. As in the past, the food was excellent and so was the service. Prices for the New Year's meal seemed higher than normal but included three courses: starter, main and dessert. The wait staff was excellent. Our waiter, checked in with us several times and dishes were served by others when needed. We enjoyed our dinner. I am sure that we will visit Massimo's again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing

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VictorW
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Employees were great.

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vipDinner
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delightful. Everything was well-prepared and quickly served. The staff was attentive.

You really made our Christmas Eve dinner special

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AmyJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to go! Great staff, great food!

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JodyDom
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special menu which was very well done. Food was outstanding as well as the service. I wasn’t sure about being seated in the bar area but it turned out to be fine.

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janice
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. She was very pleasant and attentive. Due to the holiday meal selections options or alternatives were not available. However, our server was clear in conveying that yet, especially pleasant in her mannerisms. We appreciated her as well as all those working at the restaurant on Christmas eve. Thank you

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ShannonE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Met up with friends for drinks and appetizers. Service was fantastic and the drinks and food were delicious.

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DivH
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent full service Italian restaurant with good ambience and decor. Great for office parties or for special occasions.

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MrsSC
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance, service and cuisine.

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Tricia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

One of the few good restaurants remaining in Fremont.

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LeoM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming to this place. Never failed a great service.

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Flash
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been dining at Massimo's for over 30 years! We have always had a great experience there...great food and service! We will continue to dine there especially on special occasions like our anniversary (I proposed to my wife at a dinner at Massimo's) and birthdays.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

No empty tables at 8pm.

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vipInfrabill
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a neighborhood gem. We have been coming to Massimos for over 30 years. Last night was our engagement anniversary. We felt special. The Caesar salad was made tableside, the fig sauce for the pork chop was cleaned off the plate and we were lucky enough to have bananas foster for dessert. David brought us a wine that paired perfectly with the pork chop. Nice job as always.

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Ralph
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've been coming to Massimo's for years. It stands the test of time, always an enjoyable experience. The food is always delish, the service spot on & a lovely evening overall.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

What always made massimos stand apart from its competition over many many years was their service. The feeling that you were a part of their family if only for a time.Although my party and I enjoyed OK service you don't go to massimos' just to be treated ok. It's the small details that were missing from our latest visit. The waiter seemed only interested in turning tables and not in making our visit memorable. He was polite yet curt and not really attentive. Food was also just above ok. Having dined here dozens of times before, I am willing to chalk this visit up as an anomoly but spending way above $200 plus a descent tip for this past visit has left a sour taste in our mouth. Really hoping this was a one off but only time will tell.

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LuisaA
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making our Company Christmas party memorable.
Food, service and ambience are excellent!

Happy Holidays!

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vipmama1997
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to for special events such as birthdays and anniversaries as well as any other occasions. Food is great and the bar is exceptional. Staff is very helpful.

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JRB2038
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The risotto special was excellent. I had the New York and a colleague had the fillet. Everything was cooked perfectly. The staff was wonderful. Incredible service.

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DDJ1
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service attentive and food good.

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DesireeB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Too expensive, great ambiance, over crowded and warm. Food is not tasty and it lacks spice and flavor. The outer crust of the bread is very hard, the cocktails were very small and tasted very bad. First time experience and would not recommend or return again. There are better Italian restaurants in the area with tastier food and cheaper prices!

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JonathanB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there for Thanksgiving with my daughter (who is at college). The staff was pleasant and the traditional Thanksgiving food was excellent.

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IraB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service. We all enjoyed our dinner out.

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ZingBoom
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Mother's Day must be the cash cows of the restaurant industry and yet Massimo's never gave us the impression we were anything but the most important customers in the dining room. Excellent food that was well prepared, well presented, and well served. Wonderful experience!

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OscarG
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Massimo’s was a great experience. The food was great, the staff was friendly and attentive. My Thanksgiving Turkey dinner had everything I wanted!!! We were a party of 12 and everyone came away happy!!!

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ChristinaG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Super happy. Hubby and I cleaned our plates and were stuffed

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Stephen
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. We were celebrating a birthday and a nice signed card was on the table. Our waiter was very attentive and offered a complimentary dessert!

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SassySwiss
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. There were a couple of groups at tables near us who were loud. That's so irritating, but what can be done?

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RobertP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner party had a fabulous time. Our waiter was exceptional and helped make the entire evening memorable.

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EugeneF
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Sunni, the food exceptional and everything was perfect

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vipc5heart
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tiramisu. Had the scallop risoto special, Yum:)

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Flash
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Massimos fo over 26 years and have never had a bad experience. The food and service is great. My wife and I got engaged at Massimos 27 years ago.

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vipMickT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I first discovered this gem 17yrs ago during business meetings. I’m glad to see that they survived the pandemic with same level of customer service & quality entrees.

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 1427 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.