Massimo's - Fremont

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1108 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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We are serving a limited three course menu including a Traditional Turkey Dinner. Seating are from 1:00pm to 7:00pm. Our menu will be posted on our website starting in mid October.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 1108 People Are Saying
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MM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is wonderful; food is wonderful. Relaxed atmosphere and family friendly. You can have a cozy dinner for two, or a group of friends.

DL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is always very good along with the service. The ambiance is much better now they have remodeled the restaurant and bar area.

CM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunny! She is an absolute gem! Please recognize her, she remembered us from our last celebration here at Massimo's and even remembered the wine we ordered. Love coming back here because we get to see Sunny and enjoy the fabulous food!

ML
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch. Wait staff led by David’ is excellent. Hostess Sunny is always “sunny”. Food is great. While known for its Italian dishes, meat and seafood are great choices. Can’t go wrong. A Fremont institution for four plus decades shows no sign of slowing down.

LA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent host and waitress. Dishes were perfectly cooked

S
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. It's pricey.
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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Massimo’s is top notch and the staff is very friendly and attentive.

g
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I had dinner to celebrate our anniversary. All of the staff that we had contact with was very friendly. Our waiter was friendly but a little pushy about additional cocktails or wine and her seemed a little rushed by all the tables he was covering. We had the callamari and garlic bread as appetizers. The calamari was very tender and tasty. The garlic bread consisted of 5 slices of very dry bread with some garlic on it. We both had break with Monte being the picata and hers being the Marsala. They are both well prepared and very tasty. Overall it was a wonderful way to celebrate our special occasion.

m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful old-school Italian restaurant with great food and service. Parking is also pretty easy, if not out front then in the lot off to the side.

S
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

83rd Birthday celebrating. Waiter was very inattentive. Waited an hour for our food. Had to ask multiple times for our water to be refilled,. Received charge on our bill that wasn't ours. We caught it prior to paying our bill at it was removed,

LL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was very good. It was my husbands birthday. The server did bring him desert with a candle.

r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We reserved a table through Massimo's reservation site for standard seating. When we arrived we were informed there was no standard seating, so we had to take a table in the bar area where it's noisier. Overall though we enjoyed our dinner and service.

LM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent as always

FI
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Massimo’s is our “go to place” when we want to dine out for a special occasion in Fremont. The cuisine and service is consistently top level.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, we're never disappointed! Everything is always good.

H
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

If you demand 50 characters, you should pay for reviews.

ST
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great service, and beautiful surroundings! Deserving of five stars! Outstanding veal dishes!

R
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is impeccable. We always sit in the lounge area with David. He is very attentive and prepares a mean table side Caesar salad ✅✅✅

SM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did not really know this spot and just selected it on the fly for a dinner with my family including my father who was visiting from out of town. We had several meals together but this was the best. Not only was the food outstanding, but the environment was quiet and let us have conversations, which had been difficult due to noise at other restaurants we had visited this week.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The food was great. It took a little more than average to get our food and it was worth it. The specialties of the day were delicious.

RU
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful & delicious dining experience at Massimo's! We want to thank you for the wonderful service and our 2 Birthday gentleman had a great time! We Will Be Back! =)

FC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It didn’t meet the expectations for a fine dining.

J
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Service was very good,. Steak is just ok for a price of $49 and its was chewy.

RD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, well put together plates. I had the cedar plank salmon and fiance had the filet mignon. Would have liked a little larger piece of filet mignon for cost, otherwise we really enjoyed our meals and appreciated all the flavors of the dishes. The wait staff was very professional.

M
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently tasty. Service is also exceptional. Prices are moderate. A neighborhood gem.

W
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We have been here before and always liked it but this last visit seemed a little off.
There was 6 of us celebrating a birthday and they put us in the back room which had no ambiance. If I had to be placed there again I would not go. Also the chairs are very small. I was uncomfortable so I know the gentleman that were with us were extremely uncomfortable.

MT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I worked for a high tech company years ago, my boss took us to Massimo for business dinner; twenty years later, Massimo is still here, I am amazed that they keep up
The great service, wonderful and beautiful environment to have a quiet moment to enjoy the meal, Very delicious food and great service! Thank you!

C
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was great. Food was very good. Unfortunately seated next to a family with a baby and a boisterous 4 year old.

LC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff. They where busy and from the hostess to the waiter they informed us of the big parties and we may have a long wait on our orders. The waiter continued to check in with us. Great service. The food was delicious. From the starter to the dessert excellent.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The serving size was so small that I left the restaurant hungry. The ambience is nice but it’s super loud with nothing on the walls. I felt as if people were eaves dropping on our conversation when somebody next to me asked me a question about what we were saying.
Food was delicious but very small print for example we are he tuna for us was three small pieces

EF
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

John was attentive at first, but as the restaurant became busier, we had to ask for more water,bread and butter, and he did not come by for periods of time. The restaurant seemed understaffed and the waiter and busboy overwhelmed.in addition, he, totally forgot my nieces birthday. Oh well, food was great.

g
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my husband for his birthday. It was perfect evening. Great food, great service!! We had champagne, oysters, great meal-lamb shank for me, halibut for him . We love to come to Massimo’s!!

CE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as usual!

j
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our waiter was extremely rude. The food was not good at all. I paid $90 and I didn't even touch my drink or my pasta. It was not a good $90 spent at all. I will never go back there and I would never recommend it to anyone.

TH
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A Fremont institution. Probably the best restaurant in Fremont. Remodel retains the 1970s charm (tufted, curved booths) but with an elegant and understated update. All dishes carefully prepared. Only complaint would be that the Caesar salad prepared tableside was overly dressed.

JW
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for my birthday celebration. Free desert on your birthday 🎂

RR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice evening celebrating three birthdays.....scallops were very good......

N
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I honestly have to say no I would not recommend it after the dinner we had Monday night. The chicken parmigiana my husband ordered was NOT cooked like it used to be. It had diced tomatoes on it & drowned in a sauce that wasnt good very acidy. We used to receive a good amount of spaghetti this time it looked like a portion for a 2yr old. The dinner salad was very skimpy & the minestrone soup had no flavor. They put the end cuts from leftover vegetables in it.
The remodel if the restaurant is beautiful but the quality of food has dropped.
Also they used to give a complimentary birthday dessert now they dont even do that.
Unless things change we won't be back.

CN
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and it was more than it appears from outside. We will return!

RR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The swordfish was delicious. The waiter did not give us the attention that I am used to at your restaurant.

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