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Massimo's - Fremont

4.4
848 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Italian, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(510) 792-2000
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We offer full service catering so one can enjoy the quality of our food and service at your home, office, or party venue.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Farwell
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 848 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Risotto was excellent, pasta very good. Had to send back the cocktail.

Service was outstanding. Overall a good dining experience.

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robertt (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The Salad was great, Scaloppine was good. The Saltibocca was very tasty but salty, maybe from the Prosciutto, did not taste the sage however.. Highlights, the salad, bread, espresso done with Amaretto & lemon. and dessert. Did not try the soup.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We typically enjoy dining at Massimo's for special occasions. You cannot beat the ambiance, food and service. On special occasions, like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, etc., they have a special menu with all courses for one price. Yes, this is a higher end restaurant but well worth the prices for the food and service you get. We have never been disappointed with any visit!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service. Awesome food. Special ocasión. Valentine Day

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Steve (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service, great food. My Wife and I have never had a bad meal and/or experience at Massimo’s. Look forward to our next experience hopefully in the near future. Would recommend to all.

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Flash (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Although my wife and I have dined at Massimo's many times our experience on Valentines Day did not meet our expectations. First, we didn't like the fact that only the prix-fixe dinner was available. Since it is the Lent period, my wife could not eat meat and she doesn't like salmon or pasta. There were no shrimp dishes available. Fortunately, lobster was available with the filet mignon so I ordered that and she ate the lobster. Another thing we didn't like was the fact that we booked our reservation at 6:00 pm and when we arrived there were few people in the main, nice, dinning room but we were taken to the back very plain, meeting room dining area...not very romantic! Although we didn't like our seating and food situation there was one highlight of the evening. It was our waiter. He delivered excellent service.
Bottom line....we will not have another prix-fixe dinner at Massimo's. And, if we can't be seated in the regular dining area we will not have dinner at Massimo's.

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Tncrbell (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Massimo's is one of the best restaurants in Fremont. It is our go-to nice restaurant.

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StewartJ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was very busy as a Valentine's Day but the restaurant handled the volume very well. The food was very good, and service was very prompt. Water was refreshed continuously. They gave more bread readily and butter also. They made efforts to please and never hurried us, though it was a busy day.

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NicoleH (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great service and food as always.

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MaureenR (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

A Fremont institution, with great food, great service and a super bartender who knows how to mix a great cocktail. Never had a bad meal here, and it continues to be a go to spot even though I no longer live in Fremont.

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DonaldJ (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was acceptable except the seating was too close to others. Conversations from both neighboring tables were too easily overheard and interfered with our conversation.

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DanielandDixie (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

everybody was super friendly and the service was awesome, the food was fabulous, the ambiance was great....I would recommend this place to everybody, no matter what the occasion is...we will be returning for another dinner out

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CBBD (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We love the food. Although it doesn't feel very welcoming or cozy. The service was fine but we never feel particularly special here. It's very matter of fact for us.

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JeromeB (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

While I do enjoy Massimo’s, we arrived for a 5:15pm reservation and were escorted through an almost empty main dining room into a back room where we were the only guests for the next 30 - 40 minutes and noticed the plush main dining room was still very minimally seated. Seemed rather odd. I guess I will have to specifically request the main dining room next time.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

It was our first time at Massimo’s and we really enjoyed everything including food and drinks. I would definitely visit this restaurant again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Best restaurant in Fremont.

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vipAndar (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

David our waiter did a fantastic job as usual! The dinner was excellent.

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RogerB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Outstanding service. Waiter was fantastic. Great food. Went there for my wifes' birthday and a good time was had by all.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

One of our regulars.. Not cheap but food and service makes up for the $$. Was good to see Ramon back as manager. He runs a tight ship and makes a great Banana's Foster. Our waiter Jaime was professional as always. All in all, a nice night

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

5 of us had a great experience Saturday night. Shrimp Risotto was excellant as was everything else. Good service Friendly Hostess and Waiters. Always love coming here

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JTSJR12345 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Once again, Massimo's proves it is the best place to eat in Fremont. Excellent cooking and presentation, great service, and a warm atmosphere. We have been going to Massimo's for over 20 years, and it has never disappointed us.

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viplovetoeatout (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

The service was the best in all of Calif. I had trouble with a few things I ordered as I am food sensitive and it was handled in the most gracious, pleasing and professional way I have ever experienced. I ended up having the best lunch in years ! The Host and Server both made me feel great. I loved being able to talk to my friend and hear her as the noise level was so low. It is old school white table clothes and booths and great abundant food ! Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Very slow service. Took thirty minutes after we were seated to be even asked for drinks or cocktails. Dinner came an hour after the drinks were served.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was excellent, old style of Caesar salads made table side. Unfortunately, food was served warm, not piping hot. Nothing extraordinary. Good meal out, but nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

It's an ok place to go if you are in the Fremont, CA area. We heard about the restaurant when watching Check Please Bay Area. The service is good and the restaurant has been around for a while.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

The menu is excellent. Rack of Lamb and Veal Marsala are delicious. Deserts are freshly made and wonderful

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

always a great experience--great food-service setting---a pleasure to dine here as a matter of fact my wife and I drive down from moraga to dine here--
5 stars to billy and the gang

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

What a great place. The second we entered we were treated like family. Our server, Steven, was the best. He took care of everything from start to finish. Lots of food, reasonable price, worth the drive.

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linden6 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Service and food were good . I had noted a birthday request and unfortunately it was ignored

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE special menu was nothing special. We were very disappointed. My husband had sea bass which was the best of our three entrees. Our daughter had the short ribs which were cooked well but delivered to the table at room temperature...not hot.
I had the pork chop which had a fake looking char on it for the rest of the pork chop was almost white.
The worst of it was the polenta, which was grainy and tasteless.
Desserts were bland and flavorless. The creme brûlée was also grainy.
Service was somewhat attentive.
We thought about trying them again with their regular menu. It will take a lot for me to go back.

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