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About Massimo's - Fremont

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.

5200 Mowry Avenue
Suite M
Fremont, CA 94538
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Italian, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Farwell

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 792-2000

Website:
http://massimos.com/

Catering:
We offer full service catering so one can enjoy the quality of our food and service at your home, office, or party venue.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We are open from 4:00 to 8:00 featuring a special limited multi-course menu.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We are open serving dinner from 5:00PM to 10:00PM. We are featuring a limited multicourse dinner menu. Last seating guests are invited to stay to ring in the New Year with complimentary Party Favors and Pandora Music in our Cocktail Lounge and Banquet Rooms .

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Private Dining

Since 1976, Massimo's has been providing customers with an exceptional dining experience in a classy yet comfortable environment. We offer classic old world recipes combined with modern favorites in a beautiful and timeless setting. Our multiple Private Rooms can seat your group of 8 to 130 people.

Massimo's - Fremont Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Healthy (8)
Authentic (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Seasonal (4)
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Disabled Access (3)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

brought friends from NC and was disappointed. service was very slow, my seabass was over cooked and rubbery. my guest ordered chicken picata and asked for the same sauce on his pasta and got marinara. overall it was very disappointing as I suggested on bringing them over

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Goth receptioist made it feel we were inconveniencing her for seating us. The food was at best poor to nearly above bad. In general it was a place looking like it did old school Italian but with food and service as an average or below Denny’s, though I would rate a Denny’s higher due to value and expectations. Worse reserved dinner my dinner companion and I have in many years. It had a negative impact fon our special occasion.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We always love the food and the service (thank you for taking care of us as always David), but the evening was made extra special by the Christmas decorations! Thank you Massimo's for taking the extra steps to kick of the holiday season.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

My friend and I had lunch for her birthday and Massimos was so accommodating. The food was delicious. We both had the sea bass which was cooked perfectly and served with fresh beans and yummy mashed potatoes. For dessert we had a creme brulee which was one of the best I have had in a long time and it was served on a cute birthday plate which was an added bonus.

This is not the first times I have eaten at Massimos and I have never had a bad meal for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always a nice, local place to go when we want a quiet leisurely meal out.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good enough but we expected better... was highly recommended. Seating comfort was average. Servers were friendly and reasonably attentive. Food was reasonably well prepared... choices were OK... portions were average to small. Price was advertised as $37 per plate... the total bill for four came to about $240 (with 20% tip)...sectioning of restaurant kept the noise level down but tables were a little close together... bottom line: better than Denny's but can't compete with better SF restaurants in equivalent price range.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone was very attentive to my requests and needs and the food was delicious!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and the service was great! We'll be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent food and service. Our server, Sunni (sorry if I spelled her name wrong) is fantastic! Thank you

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Fun, Organic, Kid-friendly, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Massimo's to celebrate our 22nd wedding Anniversary. We had a great dinner with excellent service from Steven, our waiter. The food was great as usual. I have been dining at Massimo's for over 30 years and I have never been disappointed! They also have a great drink and wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Pretty good food and service. Price is not inexpensive but inline with similar restaurants in the area.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, excellent service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We were celebrating my husband's birthday. The waiter was very friendly and well served. Surprisingly, we received a complimentary dessert cake from the house for my husband's birthday. Food was good, especially the lamp chop. It's very tender and tasteful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great prime rib and fish. Service was excellent and not rushed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Mussles not good

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My boyfriend was invited for an on-site interview at one of the national labs and I thought it'd be nice to grab a nice dinner after that - especially since we're both in the same area (I came to Fremont for work) and would want to enjoy our evening together before flying back to Portland and him Detroit. I picked Massimo's off of Open Table without any expectation as to what they may serve or have.

I ordered a Filet Minon and he ordered a New York Strip. I absolutely loved the filet. It's tender, cooked perfectly and the sauce complemented the beef flavor very well. The mashed potatoes are also quite good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I have never been disappointed at this restaurant. Delicious food and great service,

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

This is the perfect spot for special occasions and that extra special attention.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The table-side caesar salad was awful... wet and too much garlic. They put us in the middle of the room at a table where I had to move my chair in frequently to let the waitstaff get by. Used to love this restaurant. Server was very nice and attentive, but that's it. Way too expensive for the quality of the food.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great place to conduct business with exceptional service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I have been to Massimo's many times over the years and have never been disappointed with anything, food, service, ambiance all excel.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I had the prime rib. Nothing special. It was a thin cut. Prime rib should always be a thick cut. My date had the Rack of Lamb. A much bigger portion than you normally see at a restaurant. Very meaty and tasty.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our server, Steven, was awesome! We ordered Seafood Pescatore and it was one of the best we have ever tasted! We really enjoy the nice quiet atmosphere of Massimo's.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The service was excellent they were on time and sunny as well as the hostess were great waiters and hostess

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Tapas, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Casual, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was quite good. I did feel that the portion of rice, that was the side with my halibut, was very small.
Service was very good. Excellent Tirumasu.
The price of the dishes are way too $ for what you receive.
However, all around a nice place. Not the best location and the exterior does not recflect the dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Massimos is our "Go-To" favorite dining experience. Even through the years the Service & food quality is superb. We think it's the best fine dining restaurant in the Newark, Hayward, UC, Fremont area. We have been to banquets and have even attended Brunches. We even hosted our own Party at Massimos. It is the very best!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We had a group of 12 celebrating my Moms birthday....Thank you for a wonderful experience...David waited on us and was fabulous (as usual)!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Nice wine, always a plus when food or dessert is prepared tableside. Outstanding waiter - Jaime

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The meal and the service were outstanding. We love this restaurant

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent as usual. David is the best waiter try for booth in the bar area

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Good food. I especially like the salad wedge.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The last experience was so so starting with not so friendly greeter. This time was 180 degrees from the last. Very cordial and friendly welcome to waiting staff, and everyone was great. The conversation was not just canned but real conversation even through the ordering food. NICE CHANGE!! Thanks.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals, Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Have been wanting to try this restaurant for 30+ years; finally made it and it was worth the wait. It's not the cheapest place in town, but you get what you (or my date in this case) pay for. We had a wonderful time and will return. Using Open Table to find and make the booking was a dream. I think I'm officially spoiled. Sandi Lee - Hayward
PS: Open Table: I made the booking on my account but put it under my date's name. This would be a nice option to have ... hint, hint.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Server was attentive, both meals excellent with generous servings.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

My wife and I decided to go to Massimos for our anniversary dinner. We hadn't been there in ten years and wanted to try something different than our usual places. Food was very good and service was amazing. Tatum was a great server and took care of us quite well and also gave us our space. I will definitely be back soon

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our reservation was at 8:30 maybe that's way the food wasn't great For the type of restaurant . Service and bread was the best of the night .

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We reserved via OpenTable and were able to secure our seats even before the appointed time. Service was satisfactory, and the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We had a super fun family dinner at Massimo's. Jessica the hostess was especially wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Very good Italian food, great menu choices, nice ambiance, not too noisy. The veal scaloppini marsala was excellent, as was the risotto that accompanied it. Loved the meatball soup I had before the entrée. My wife said the sauce with the spaghetti and meatballs was very good. Staff was pleasant and cordial. Prices were as expected for a fine restaurant. I will be back for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 9, 2017

It was nice that the Caesar salad was prepared table side. However, they used a very heavy oil-based dressing and was not that good. The entrees were pretty good, but the price was a bit high. The ambiance was nice with all the wood furniture. There were a few larger parties that were quite noisy.

Tags: Business Meals
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