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About Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining
Join Chef Massimo for an artful blend of Italian and Mediterranean cuisines paired with an award winning wine list and full bar.
Appetizers range from Hudson Valley Grade-A Foie Gras, Pistachio coated Pan Seared Duck and Brie to Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and rice flour battered calamari. A rich, creamy lobster bisque is a favorite among customers.
Other specialties include Veal Cognac in a creamy truffle sauce, veal chop, sweetbreads, risotto and Chilean Sea Bass.
Last, but not least, are the homemade delectable desserts.
Complementing his efforts in the kitchen is the gracious, knowledgeable and efficient staff.
Tables at the casually elegant restaurant are dressed with crisp table linens, and candles. Cascading fountains decorate the walls.
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Italian, Contemporary European, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Between Tampa & Curlew Rds.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Music available on certain holidays/private functions.
Private Party Facilities:
Private room available for meetings/banquets up 32 people.
Main dining room available for larger parties, up to 60 people.
Customized menu and on-premise audio/visual equipment rental available.
Private Party Contact:
Massimo: (727) 784-1881
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining Ratings and Reviews
Two couples ordered the veal in a cream sauce and two, the lobster ravioli. They were excellent choices and we recommend the restaurant for an interesting and diverse menu. The wine list is daunting in size and price and, I think, pretentious. If you are conscious of costs, the Chilean wines were very good and reasonable. The waiter hovered too much and we felt pressured by his somewhat overbearing approach. Overall, we would return because the food was good.
I thought I had been to every type of Italian restaurant but... Massimo's is fantastic, with a very creative menu (never thought I'd say that about Italian), authentically and expertly prepared. We had the opportunity to meet/speak with Massimo who is also the chef; yes, he's the real deal and takes extraordinary pride in what he serves, which shows. The food is first-class, and has combinations you would not expect. Everyone was VERY pleased with their meal. In addition, the two wine experts at our table (and they truly are experts!) said this may be the best wine list they've ever seen -- anywhere -- and they've have both been to the best restaurants on several continents. Want Screaming Eagle? He's got it, along with a lot more. Hint: Speak to Massimo before you order your wine and let him direct you to bottles you may like. He suggested a bottle to us after we had already had one and it was better, and less expensive. Overall: A world class meal. We'll be back, and often. P.S. Yes, it's in a strip mall...do NOT let that deter you.
As usual Massimo and his staff led by Bertrand's great personality and exquisite service experience made us feel special and part of the Massimo family.
If you haven't been there yet don't waste your time trying other spots. The crown jewel of Pinellas County is right in the heart of Palm Harbor!
Absolutely fantastic meal. I had the specialty of the evening, the veal, and it was out of this world!!!! I would recommend this restaurant to everybody. Chef Massimo came out to greet us, and I thought that was wonderful. Great atmosphere, wonderful staff. Extremely pleased....
We were celebrating a quiet 75th birthday and thoroughly enjoyed Massimo's melt-in-your-mouth delicious veal and Dover sole. The desserts are truly out of this world with the chocolate cannoli the best we have tasted anywhere. Service with a special touch with Massimo coming around to the tables with a genuine smile!
Another fabulous dinner assisted by Massimo himself as the restaurant was booked on line but he called my personally to ensure that he would have a table for us.
Bertrand as always went above and beyond to make us feel at home.
Definitely recommend, conveniently located in Palm Harbor.
We usually reserve this restaurant for a special occasion then once we get there say we should come here all the time. The good is delicious, a very large selection from fish to pasta to meat, beautifully prepared and presented. It is relaxed, unhurried and they staff is very professional. Our waiter, Bertrand, makes everything extra special. We both ordered from the "specials" and savored every bite from the tuna appetizer, the duck ala orange, osso bucco and cannoli for desert. Highly recommend this restaurant and reservations a must.
One of the best restaurants in the area. Service was attentive but a bit slow (not the waiter's fault). The on-line menu seems rather small but there are a large number of specials, so the choice is wide and varied. The entrees were good, but the Caesar salad was somewhat bland, although the white anchovies were a nice touch. Prices were more in line with a big city restaurant than suburban Pinellas but not unreasonable for a night out.
Our second visit in seven days! We brought another couple and Bertrand our server went above and beyond as always! Massimo came out of the kitchen twice even though he was busy he and his lovely wife find a way to greet everyone making our dining experience comforting as well as serving the best freshly made meals in Tampa Bay! Don't miss this Palm Harbor treasure! Scott H
The server did the best he good -however, we had to wait for water, drinks, food etc . There was not enough servers--was a birthday dinner for a friend and I was disappointed--will not go again. It was not server's fault--it was management!!! The server was running around doing he best he could. Will not be going back anytime soon. So disappointed!!
Always a great experience at Massimo's. My husband and I started with two crab cake appetizers (we love it and can't bear to split one!). For our entrees, my husband had a perfectly prepared filet mignon with vegetables and I had the lobster ravioli. The ravioli contained larger pieces of lobster in a delicate sauce cooked to perfection. For dessert we shared the apple strudel which is part chocolate and part apple and the panna cotta, which comes with a large spoon of chocolate sauce and raspberries. We also tried the Bananas Foster dessert drink and will definitely order that one again. All in all a perfect dinner!
How often have we passed Massimo's and said "we really have to try that place." Unfortunately, we did that way too many times and missed a lot of opportunities for fabulous meals. This gem is so well hidden and so unassuming from the outside, but inside the place is warm and charming, the service is friendly and attentive and the food is wonderful. We can't wait to return and will be doing so soon! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
The food quality is exceptional. Chef Massimo masterfully has created a fantastic 5-star restaurant in the heart of Pinellas County. The staff provide an unparalleled dining experience suitable for any occasion. My wife and I take every anniversary or birthday as an opportunity to go to Massimo's. You will never be disappointed.
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