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Massimo's - Fremont

4.5
867 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Payment options
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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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

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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat your Mother to the Best Dinner in Fremont! We are open from 2:00PM to 7:30PM serving a Limited 3 Course Menu.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 867 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant had great food and service. There was ample parking and no wait for our table

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

excellent meal and service.
A little disappointed that I requested a quiet table due to it being a business meal, and they sat 5 of us in the middle of the restaurant. Otherwise, everything was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We frequent this place and the food is always good. Service is excellent and it's a nice date romantic atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always an excellent meal and overall experience! We always go here for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Unfortunately I got really sick after
eating despite the wonderful evening. We might give them another try.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I liked the elegant atmosphere, quietness, the warm bread, excellent cocktails, and good service.
I didn't like the way the calamari steak was cooked, with a thick coating of egg. Otherwise the food was good.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The crab and spaghetti was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our experience and the food were amazing. Steven was our server and he was professional, efficient, and provided an excellent experience. He is also a very nice and kind young man.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Staff was polite and attentive. We were greeted warmly and asked about our special occasion. Staff continued to wish my friend Happy Birthday throughout the meal.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Came for birthday celebration, barely acknowledged despite noting on reservation. One of "nicest" restaurants in Fremont. White table clothes, nice lighting, tables sufficiently away from one another. Food OK - warm, NOT hot even though on Tuesday evening which I thought would be a slow evening. Calamari and zucchini appetizers where tough/overcooked and almost looked burnt. Dinner was OK, risotto that came with meal was dry and not creamy....Dessert was better

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Perfect restaurant for celebrating a special occasion. Both food and service were great and the portions were generous. This is the first time we've visited this place. We enjoyed it so much, we'll be visiting it again in the future.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our waiter did his best to serve. Somehow the chef did not know what was on the menu. A dungeness crab with swiss cheese came OUT AS A CRAB SALAD sandwich, with more vegetables than crab. Not what was ordered. The waiter brought the sandwich back to the kitchen and I was then presented with two slices of bread one with chopped crab salad and one with Swiss cheese Very disappointing as the service in this restaurant is usually perfect

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

It's was a very good restaurant (a little bit too expensive) with a good food and good service. Everybody out of our group of seven was happy with main course and dessert. I was a little bit disappointed with calamari and shrimps but Carpaccio was amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always amazing food and service

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food at Massimo's is incredible! I had the fish special that was see bass over linguine. The service was great. I will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food, great service!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

All good! Interesting gem in Fremont!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Friendly atmosphere frequented by locals. Food is flavorful with a varied menu of pasta, seafood. Nice staff, cozy atmosphere in the bar area. Easy, friendly and good food.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

Service was outstanding. Overall a good dining experience.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on February 15, 2018

2nd visit disappointed. Will not come again. Sub par service. Appetizer arrived after entree. My food was served to someone else and then put in front of me. Would have liked a bit more attention to detail on Valentine’s Day. Regret bringing my loved on there. Not sure why this occurred don’t want to assume any bias. Would never recommend for any occasion. Would not come there again even if it was free. Service matters to all.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service. Awesome food. Special ocasión. Valentine Day

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great service and food as always.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Best restaurant in Fremont.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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