Massimo Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 9513 Santa Monica Blvd

    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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  • 310-273-7588

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I went to massimo the other day with a friend and our server was really great, busser was really great, very comfortable seating... the food however was not that great. didnt taste fresh, and the pasta was bland and salty.. i would leave it at that but... they charged my card twice once for mine and again for my friends meal. i figured it was an honest mistake and a quick fix, so i called and spoke to a manager who finally told me he "didnt have the time to take care of it" and that i should try to call the owner the next day. he was very rude and not helpful at all. if your in the area and looking for a place to eat, pass up massimo.. its just not worth it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to massimo the other day with a friend and our server was really great, busser was really great, very comfortable seating... the food however was not that great. didnt taste fresh, and the pasta was bland and salty.. i would leave it at that but... they charged my card twice once for mine and again for my friends meal. i figured it was an honest mistake and a quick fix, so i called and spoke to a manager who finally told me he "didnt have the time to take care of it" and that i should try to call the owner the next day. he was very rude and not helpful at all. if your in the area and looking for a place to eat, pass up massimo.. its just not worth it.

Pros: great service

Cons: bad food. rude management.

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I just want to say ,
MASSIMO RESTAURANT
It is the best Italian Restaurant in Lo Angeles !
OH , MY GOD ...the food is so GOOD !!!
I had a pasta, unhhh
I want to go back , maybe next month
JUST EXCELLENT

Rui Valverde

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★★★★★

I just want to say ,
MASSIMO RESTAURANT
It is the best Italian Restaurant in Lo Angeles !
OH , MY GOD ...the food is so GOOD !!!
I had a pasta, unhhh
I want to go back , maybe next month
JUST EXCELLENT

Rui Valverde

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Slip into Tuscany in this quaint restaurant in the heart of Beverly Hills. I have had dinner here several times now and have never been disappointed. From the upbeat and very knowledgeable staff to the wide range of authentic Italian food, prepare to be blown away by the flavor and presentation. The owner and chef, Massimo, along with his wife, Daniella, are coming up with some of the best tasting food this reviewer has ever tasted. From the mouth watering eggplant parmigiana (baked, not fried) to the tagliatelle with homemade chicken sausage and pesto sauce to the mahi mahi mediteranneo your taste buds will be shouting for more. By the way, it was just rated 49 of the top 100 restaurants in L.A. by Los Angeles Magazine. Great wine list as well - a sampling from every region in Italy. And don't forget to visit Bar Massimo to the left of the main entrance when you go. They have a great martini list!

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★★★★★

Slip into Tuscany in this quaint restaurant in the heart of Beverly Hills. I have had dinner here several times now and have never been disappointed. From the upbeat and very knowledgeable staff to the wide range of authentic Italian food, prepare to be blown away by the flavor and presentation. The owner and chef, Massimo, along with his wife, Daniella, are coming up with some of the best tasting food this reviewer has ever tasted. From the mouth watering eggplant parmigiana (baked, not fried) to the tagliatelle with homemade chicken sausage and pesto sauce to the mahi mahi mediteranneo your taste buds will be shouting for more. By the way, it was just rated 49 of the top 100 restaurants in L.A. by Los Angeles Magazine. Great wine list as well - a sampling from every region in Italy. And don't forget to visit Bar Massimo to the left of the main entrance when you go. They have a great martini list!

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I can't remember the last time I got so excited about a dish - the John Dory is the absolute best!! I've been coming to the restaurant for years and thought I had my staple of favorites - from the ribollita to the burratta to the risotto... but wow, the John Dory takes the cake. The wait staff is knowledgable and pleasant. The overall atmosphere is very cozy. The desserts are virtually required - I always get one that comes with a scoop of home made gelato!

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★★★★★

I can't remember the last time I got so excited about a dish - the John Dory is the absolute best!! I've been coming to the restaurant for years and thought I had my staple of favorites - from the ribollita to the burratta to the risotto... but wow, the John Dory takes the cake. The wait staff is knowledgable and pleasant. The overall atmosphere is very cozy. The desserts are virtually required - I always get one that comes with a scoop of home made gelato!

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The best restaurants in the world rarely garnish 5-star reviews from patrons over and over again. So the reviews on this website lead me to believe that they may not all be written by patrons of this restaurant. But whether they are or are not, here is a truly honest review from someone who did indeed have a meal at this restaurant a few days ago.

As I had a number of clients coming in from Hong Kong and Italy, I was left with the need to source a restaurant that would impress and live up to international standards of top-notch cuisine.

Upon entering Massimo's, the first things I noticed was the massive mural of Mr. Massimo's headshot, pasted on the cealing. While amusing, it led me to question whether I had made the right choice in restaurants despite the glowing reviews I had read. I

Here are the general aspects of our experience (5 people):

Host - Snobby, sarcastic, pretencious. When he asked about the meal and we complained about the terrible quality of the squid and seafood in general, no apology was offered, just a raising of the eyebrow and and some sarcastic comment.

Food quality: As mentioned above, the seafood was not fresh. Fishy smell all the way. Clams/Linguini tasted like they were out of a can. Pasta was soaking in water, more than sauce or olive oil. Prosciutto was mediocre, as were the olives, bread, etc. - all staples of Italian cuisine. While I did not taste the meals of my neighbors, none were pleased nor impressed.

Service - Aside from the host who's manners were consistently atrocious, the waiters at Massimo don't seem to understand that placing your arm in front of someone eating is not exactly polite nor appetizing. This was again consistent throughtout the meal. The words "excuse me", "thank you", etc. did not exactly flow out of the staff's mouths. It was more like they were doing us a favor by letting us eat there, and as bad as it got, I luckily had the rediculous Massimo face staring down at me from above.

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★☆☆☆☆

The best restaurants in the world rarely garnish 5-star reviews from patrons over and over again. So the reviews on this website lead me to believe that they may not all be written by patrons of this restaurant. But whether they are or are not, here is a truly honest review from someone who did indeed have a meal at this restaurant a few days ago.

As I had a number of clients coming in from Hong Kong and Italy, I was left with the need to source a restaurant that would impress and live up to international standards of top-notch cuisine.

Upon entering Massimo's, the first things I noticed was the massive mural of Mr. Massimo's headshot, pasted on the cealing. While amusing, it led me to question whether I had made the right choice in restaurants despite the glowing reviews I had read. I

Here are the general aspects of our experience (5 people):

Host - Snobby, sarcastic, pretencious. When he asked about the meal and we complained about the terrible quality of the squid and seafood in general, no apology was offered, just a raising of the eyebrow and and some sarcastic comment.

Food quality: As mentioned above, the seafood was not fresh. Fishy smell all the way. Clams/Linguini tasted like they were out of a can. Pasta was soaking in water, more than sauce or olive oil. Prosciutto was mediocre, as were the olives, bread, etc. - all staples of Italian cuisine. While I did not taste the meals of my neighbors, none were pleased nor impressed.

Service - Aside from the host who's manners were consistently atrocious, the waiters at Massimo don't seem to understand that placing your arm in front of someone eating is not exactly polite nor appetizing. This was again consistent throughtout the meal. The words "excuse me", "thank you", etc. did not exactly flow out of the staff's mouths. It was more like they were doing us a favor by letting us eat there, and as bad as it got, I luckily had the rediculous Massimo face staring down at me from above.

Pros: I didn't get beat up, but that was about it.

Cons: Sorry, but just about everything. And the price was obscene for what we received.

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I wanted a place to take my clients for dinner when I was in LA. The concierge at the hotel recommended Massimo and it couldn't have been a better choice. In a word, the food is sensational. The best Italian food in LA.

We were greeted immediately at the door and sat promptly. The atmosphere was subdued, unpretentious and professional, the server was knowledgeable and friendly. I felt in good hands. Great service, great food.

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★★★★★

I wanted a place to take my clients for dinner when I was in LA. The concierge at the hotel recommended Massimo and it couldn't have been a better choice. In a word, the food is sensational. The best Italian food in LA.

We were greeted immediately at the door and sat promptly. The atmosphere was subdued, unpretentious and professional, the server was knowledgeable and friendly. I felt in good hands. Great service, great food.

Pros: the boulangnese

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My girlfriend took me to Massimo's for my birthday. As soon as we walked into Massimo's I knew we were in for a great experience! The staff was courteous and knowledgeable. We shared a a salad that was a special for the evening. We then sampled a pasta dish with chicken sausage with a great pesto sauce. The pesto was perfect. Not overpowering. We each ordered seafood dish. I had the rock sole sole covered in lentils. Nice tender white fish cooked to perfection. My girlfriend enjoyed mahi-mahi. For my birthday they brought me a piece of chocolate cheesecake. All in all Massimo's was the end to a perfect day! I can't wait to go back to sample more of the menu.

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★★★★★

My girlfriend took me to Massimo's for my birthday. As soon as we walked into Massimo's I knew we were in for a great experience! The staff was courteous and knowledgeable. We shared a a salad that was a special for the evening. We then sampled a pasta dish with chicken sausage with a great pesto sauce. The pesto was perfect. Not overpowering. We each ordered seafood dish. I had the rock sole sole covered in lentils. Nice tender white fish cooked to perfection. My girlfriend enjoyed mahi-mahi. For my birthday they brought me a piece of chocolate cheesecake. All in all Massimo's was the end to a perfect day! I can't wait to go back to sample more of the menu.

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Just walking in to Massimo reminds me of being in a restaurant in the heart of Florence. Massimo has brought his Tuscan style to all that he prepares at this romantic spot in the heart of Beverly Hills. Whether it is the pasta or an entree, the food is always tasty and well prepared. His desserts are wonderful especially the homemade gelato. The menu changes frequently but his tried and true customer favorites are always there. In addition to the great food, the service is always good too. The waiters are knowledgable and are always eager to make suggestions if we get stuck.

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★★★★★

Just walking in to Massimo reminds me of being in a restaurant in the heart of Florence. Massimo has brought his Tuscan style to all that he prepares at this romantic spot in the heart of Beverly Hills. Whether it is the pasta or an entree, the food is always tasty and well prepared. His desserts are wonderful especially the homemade gelato. The menu changes frequently but his tried and true customer favorites are always there. In addition to the great food, the service is always good too. The waiters are knowledgable and are always eager to make suggestions if we get stuck.

Pros: Excellent Tuscan Food

Cons: None that I can think of

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Going to a place like Massimo one has high expectations. Those expectations were met on my visit. We were promply seated (made reservation 1 hour prior), and the service was superb throughout the evening. The entree portions were large, but it was disappointing that appetizers were more individually sized. For our group we were happy with the food and its quality. It's an experience and would recommend going in group or as a couple.

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★★★★★

Going to a place like Massimo one has high expectations. Those expectations were met on my visit. We were promply seated (made reservation 1 hour prior), and the service was superb throughout the evening. The entree portions were large, but it was disappointing that appetizers were more individually sized. For our group we were happy with the food and its quality. It's an experience and would recommend going in group or as a couple.

Pros: Friendly service, good food

Cons: soda refills are Not free

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If you put anything with pasta or a crust in front of me I'll devour it. I love Italian food and can eat it seven days a week...However, after trying Massimo's menu, it's hard for me not to wish all Italian restaurants knew Massimo's recipes. I love the classics, but Massimo's twists are unbelievable. No chicken cacciatore, but the chicken balsamico is so worth it. The wine list is select, and pretty easy to decifer. Our server warmly greeted us and quickly got our drinks. Bonus points for that. We had prawns as an appetizer, a special Lasagne with meat sauce, the chicken, and a delicious Chocolate cake for dessert.

I was just impressed with how fantastic the food was, and how there wasn't and pretension. I felt like I was a regular on my first visit.

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★★★★★

If you put anything with pasta or a crust in front of me I'll devour it. I love Italian food and can eat it seven days a week...However, after trying Massimo's menu, it's hard for me not to wish all Italian restaurants knew Massimo's recipes. I love the classics, but Massimo's twists are unbelievable. No chicken cacciatore, but the chicken balsamico is so worth it. The wine list is select, and pretty easy to decifer. Our server warmly greeted us and quickly got our drinks. Bonus points for that. We had prawns as an appetizer, a special Lasagne with meat sauce, the chicken, and a delicious Chocolate cake for dessert.

I was just impressed with how fantastic the food was, and how there wasn't and pretension. I felt like I was a regular on my first visit.

Pros: best Italian food in Beverly Hills

Cons: no pizza on the menu

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Few restaurants do cheese like Massimo does. I keep coming back for the Buratta L.A. dish with anchovies and tomato. Yum. Also the bolangese pasta has me hooked, when you order any pasta the server offers you fresh grated parmesan cheese!! If you still have room for dessert, have the panna cotta! My server was very friendly, and was helpful with choosing wine. Just found this gem in June and love bringing friends in and watching their eyes light up when they taste the food!

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★★★★★

Few restaurants do cheese like Massimo does. I keep coming back for the Buratta L.A. dish with anchovies and tomato. Yum. Also the bolangese pasta has me hooked, when you order any pasta the server offers you fresh grated parmesan cheese!! If you still have room for dessert, have the panna cotta! My server was very friendly, and was helpful with choosing wine. Just found this gem in June and love bringing friends in and watching their eyes light up when they taste the food!

Pros: Great ambiance

Cons: There'll never be another first time

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Four of us went to Massimo on a friend's recommendation after a full day at the beach, showered and cleaned up of course. We were greeted by the owner, hostess and other staff members. As soon as we sat down we were offered a drink, given time to settle in and after ordering our dinner, proceeded to enjoy an unbelievable range of flavors. The server had excellent wine knowledge, and sensitive timing. The ambiance is warm, classy and jovial. The food comforting. And the service was seamless...a great place to go on a date, or with friends if you need some lessons in amore! 10/10

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★★★★★

Four of us went to Massimo on a friend's recommendation after a full day at the beach, showered and cleaned up of course. We were greeted by the owner, hostess and other staff members. As soon as we sat down we were offered a drink, given time to settle in and after ordering our dinner, proceeded to enjoy an unbelievable range of flavors. The server had excellent wine knowledge, and sensitive timing. The ambiance is warm, classy and jovial. The food comforting. And the service was seamless...a great place to go on a date, or with friends if you need some lessons in amore! 10/10

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Perfectly blended traditional pasta's with little twists...like the house-made Tuscan sausage with a hint of cinnamon (in the pesto delight Papardelle Ligure and on it's own). This food is made with Amore! The kitchen staff are cool, the service is top notch and I fell in love with my server. Vergetarian options are tasty . Desserts are american and italian classics, paired with averna or late-summer harvest dessert wine. Excellent wine menu from Italian and Californian vineyards. Go Italia!

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★★★★★

Perfectly blended traditional pasta's with little twists...like the house-made Tuscan sausage with a hint of cinnamon (in the pesto delight Papardelle Ligure and on it's own). This food is made with Amore! The kitchen staff are cool, the service is top notch and I fell in love with my server. Vergetarian options are tasty . Desserts are american and italian classics, paired with averna or late-summer harvest dessert wine. Excellent wine menu from Italian and Californian vineyards. Go Italia!

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staff looks like they stepped off of a movie set, including the kitchen staff. warm and welcoming owners are always there to take care of you. very top level service and even higher quality of food. i'm getting hungry just writing this!!

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★★★★★

staff looks like they stepped off of a movie set, including the kitchen staff. warm and welcoming owners are always there to take care of you. very top level service and even higher quality of food. i'm getting hungry just writing this!!

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I usually don't like going to Italian restaurants...not because I don't like it, but because I found out a few years ago that I was allergic to wheat flour and thus couldn't have much Italian food anymore. I'm usually stuck having salad when I go. But this retaurant that I went to actually had a spagetti dish made from CORN flour and I finally got to enjoy a bowl of PASTA for the first time in years! To top it off, the sauce was the best I've had just about anywhere! I'll be back! Thank you Massimo!!

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★★★★★

I usually don't like going to Italian restaurants...not because I don't like it, but because I found out a few years ago that I was allergic to wheat flour and thus couldn't have much Italian food anymore. I'm usually stuck having salad when I go. But this retaurant that I went to actually had a spagetti dish made from CORN flour and I finally got to enjoy a bowl of PASTA for the first time in years! To top it off, the sauce was the best I've had just about anywhere! I'll be back! Thank you Massimo!!

Pros: So flexible! Loved it!

Cons: Nothing!!

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Now granted it was Valentines and restaurants are known for lacking in service, but that is no exuse for treating a couple in there mid twenties like we were children. The hostess and the waitress were rude to my husband and I and were blantly ignored on numerous occasions and in all honestly treated like we did not belong in this restaurant. Little did they know my husband is a Cordon Bleu Chef (I take that back, the server knew beacuse she asked him how he could pronounce the menu items better than she, which makes our experience even more astounding). Here are just some of the things we jotted down during our "VIP's Valentines Dinner". Heres hoping your experience (should you choose to dine) is a million times better than ours.
Salad was wilted; too much dressing & tomatoes. needed salt or parmesan and maybe lemon.
Server did not once ask if we wanted Pepper, Parmesan or Water .
Server or busser didn't refill Wine (when the bottle was empty the server came to "try" to re-fill our Wine glass?) or Water.
Bread was too crusty & hard (I cut the roof of my mouth).
No Salt or Pepper on table.
Asparagus soup was a ugly color (try pureeing it with Blanched Spinach) & the soup was stringy (due to bad strain job).
Ravioli looked pureed & store bought .
The saffron sauce didn't have enough saffron in it flavorless.
Tagliatelle was actually fettuccini & over cooked.
Why were there lentils in the pasta?
Ground Chicken with no season is not considered sausage.
Filet mignon was ordered med rare was served med -med well at best & slightly warm.
Spinach was cold and the steak was charred & dry (due to high heat with no lava rocks for even heat distribution or pre marked and slapped in the oven for too long.)
"Roasted Potatoes" were actually a wedge of 1 potato and barely warm.
Chocolate cream was scrambled & gritty due to over whipping egg whites.

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★★☆☆☆

Now granted it was Valentines and restaurants are known for lacking in service, but that is no exuse for treating a couple in there mid twenties like we were children. The hostess and the waitress were rude to my husband and I and were blantly ignored on numerous occasions and in all honestly treated like we did not belong in this restaurant. Little did they know my husband is a Cordon Bleu Chef (I take that back, the server knew beacuse she asked him how he could pronounce the menu items better than she, which makes our experience even more astounding). Here are just some of the things we jotted down during our "VIP's Valentines Dinner". Heres hoping your experience (should you choose to dine) is a million times better than ours.
Salad was wilted; too much dressing & tomatoes. needed salt or parmesan and maybe lemon.
Server did not once ask if we wanted Pepper, Parmesan or Water .
Server or busser didn't refill Wine (when the bottle was empty the server came to "try" to re-fill our Wine glass?) or Water.
Bread was too crusty & hard (I cut the roof of my mouth).
No Salt or Pepper on table.
Asparagus soup was a ugly color (try pureeing it with Blanched Spinach) & the soup was stringy (due to bad strain job).
Ravioli looked pureed & store bought .
The saffron sauce didn't have enough saffron in it flavorless.
Tagliatelle was actually fettuccini & over cooked.
Why were there lentils in the pasta?
Ground Chicken with no season is not considered sausage.
Filet mignon was ordered med rare was served med -med well at best & slightly warm.
Spinach was cold and the steak was charred & dry (due to high heat with no lava rocks for even heat distribution or pre marked and slapped in the oven for too long.)
"Roasted Potatoes" were actually a wedge of 1 potato and barely warm.
Chocolate cream was scrambled & gritty due to over whipping egg whites.

Pros: The wine list is good.

Cons: Read my review

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This place is AMAZING! The sirloin was to die for! The spinach was undescribeable! My date ordered lamb, I enjoyed a small taste, it was so good he wouldn't share. The asparagus was amazing! The pinot noir (not quite sure what the name is something with a "d") was delectable!

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★★★☆☆

This place is AMAZING! The sirloin was to die for! The spinach was undescribeable! My date ordered lamb, I enjoyed a small taste, it was so good he wouldn't share. The asparagus was amazing! The pinot noir (not quite sure what the name is something with a "d") was delectable!

Pros: Nice owners and great staff

Cons: Can't think of one...

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Having been in Italy the last few weeks I never imagined finding a restaurant in Los Angeles that would compare to the cuisine of northern Italy. Massimo does an amazing job in bringing Italy's taste to Los Angeles. I had one of their specials - the pumpkin ravioli and it's the best dish I've ever had. The ambiance and the staff are superb and make your dining experience unforgettable.

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★★★★★

Having been in Italy the last few weeks I never imagined finding a restaurant in Los Angeles that would compare to the cuisine of northern Italy. Massimo does an amazing job in bringing Italy's taste to Los Angeles. I had one of their specials - the pumpkin ravioli and it's the best dish I've ever had. The ambiance and the staff are superb and make your dining experience unforgettable.

Pros: romantic, great food, extensive wine list, good for dates or for groups

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A friend invited me for dinner and it was a real dining experience! The staff was incrediably friendly, helpful and more than willing to answer every question I had. Aside from the beautiful decor, prompt seating and excellent service, the food was out of this world! Not only was the manager extremely handsome, but extremely attentive as well. Massimo has quickly become one of my favorite places to dine.. I have been several times and have never been disappointed or even inconvienced! I highly recommend experiencing the Massimo!

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★★★★★

A friend invited me for dinner and it was a real dining experience! The staff was incrediably friendly, helpful and more than willing to answer every question I had. Aside from the beautiful decor, prompt seating and excellent service, the food was out of this world! Not only was the manager extremely handsome, but extremely attentive as well. Massimo has quickly become one of my favorite places to dine.. I have been several times and have never been disappointed or even inconvienced! I highly recommend experiencing the Massimo!

Pros: Service, quality food, friendly staff, ambience

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A friends birthday lunch where the food stole the show! There were 6 of us and Chef Massimo prepared a special family style menu that was fabulous! The salad's were fresh and the pasta's melted in your mouth. Not to mention the homemade chocolate cake- to die for!

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★★★★★

A friends birthday lunch where the food stole the show! There were 6 of us and Chef Massimo prepared a special family style menu that was fabulous! The salad's were fresh and the pasta's melted in your mouth. Not to mention the homemade chocolate cake- to die for!

Pros: The food was great and the service was detailed and attentative.

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I met an old friend for dinner last night at this charming restaurant- Massimo.
Beautiful flowers, romantic red walls, and incrediably attractive and warm staff. Now- let's not forget the mouth-watering food. Homemade lasagne and gnocchi- it was great time and a wonderful meal as well. I will come to Massimo everytime in town.

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★★★★★

I met an old friend for dinner last night at this charming restaurant- Massimo.
Beautiful flowers, romantic red walls, and incrediably attractive and warm staff. Now- let's not forget the mouth-watering food. Homemade lasagne and gnocchi- it was great time and a wonderful meal as well. I will come to Massimo everytime in town.

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I was running around like a mad woman today- decided to stop and grab a quick bite to refuel. I had Massimo's Burrata LA- a tomato salad with creamy burrata cheese (almost as creamy as butter) with a huge glass of homemade lemonade. Its must when in the Beverly Hills area.

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★★★★★

I was running around like a mad woman today- decided to stop and grab a quick bite to refuel. I had Massimo's Burrata LA- a tomato salad with creamy burrata cheese (almost as creamy as butter) with a huge glass of homemade lemonade. Its must when in the Beverly Hills area.

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My wife and I look for a new restaurant to eat at every Sunday. We just happened to pass by Massimo...with it's festive white cafe lights my wife had to go in.
We we're pleasantly surprised by how authentic and mouth watering the food was.
You must try the gnocchi de zucca...it's like eatting the fall season! (so warm and comforting)

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★★★★★

My wife and I look for a new restaurant to eat at every Sunday. We just happened to pass by Massimo...with it's festive white cafe lights my wife had to go in.
We we're pleasantly surprised by how authentic and mouth watering the food was.
You must try the gnocchi de zucca...it's like eatting the fall season! (so warm and comforting)

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What a charming, romantic, cozy restaurant- great place to people watch and enjoy a nice martini. What a great selection of martini as well as wine. Excellent service and the hostess was simply delightful with a beautiful smile. I like how everyone worked together...I felt very taken care of.

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★★★★★

What a charming, romantic, cozy restaurant- great place to people watch and enjoy a nice martini. What a great selection of martini as well as wine. Excellent service and the hostess was simply delightful with a beautiful smile. I like how everyone worked together...I felt very taken care of.

Pros: Great time for a nice cocktail and lots of catered attention.

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I rarely take time in my busy schedule to write reviews but I felt compelled to.
I go to Massimo's at least twice a month and this year my wife and I decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary there...it was perfect! We had the special Prawns and homemade Lasagne and finished with a panna cotta made from Heaven. The service was attentive and treated us very special. Thanks again and again!

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★★★★★

I rarely take time in my busy schedule to write reviews but I felt compelled to.
I go to Massimo's at least twice a month and this year my wife and I decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary there...it was perfect! We had the special Prawns and homemade Lasagne and finished with a panna cotta made from Heaven. The service was attentive and treated us very special. Thanks again and again!

Pros: A perfect 10 all around...great food, great staff, great place!

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I am a busniess woman who travels a lot to LA. I always pray that I will stumble on some great eatery. Well, I did...Massimo Ristorante was fabulous! The food was so rich and full of flavor. I started with a homemade broccoli puree and it was so creamy but with no cream. Can you believe it? I had his speciality Penne Bologenese and it was wonderful! I will definitly be making this a part of my inteneray when in LA.

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★★★★★

I am a busniess woman who travels a lot to LA. I always pray that I will stumble on some great eatery. Well, I did...Massimo Ristorante was fabulous! The food was so rich and full of flavor. I started with a homemade broccoli puree and it was so creamy but with no cream. Can you believe it? I had his speciality Penne Bologenese and it was wonderful! I will definitly be making this a part of my inteneray when in LA.

Pros: Food was fresh and extremely flavorful!

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Me my girlfriends go out once a month...and this month we went to Massimo Cafe.
What a great find!
We started with these fabulous martinis and a wonderful Burrata cheese salad...it was so creamy.
The Spaghetti with lentils and spinach was unique and I highly recommend it.
Don't forget the chocolate dessert.
Can't wait to go back soon.
Yum!!!

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★★★★★

Me my girlfriends go out once a month...and this month we went to Massimo Cafe.
What a great find!
We started with these fabulous martinis and a wonderful Burrata cheese salad...it was so creamy.
The Spaghetti with lentils and spinach was unique and I highly recommend it.
Don't forget the chocolate dessert.
Can't wait to go back soon.
Yum!!!

Pros: Great food and great staff!

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I shop a lot in Beverly Hills but I rarely find myself on Little Santa Monica. But today I luckly stumpled upon Cafe Massimo.

What a charming and cozy cafe...fresh flowers to die for and gourgeous red walls everywhere. What a great and warm color- beautiful place.

I had a delicious artichoke salad with a homemade balsamic vingeratte served with a vaerity of warm breads and a fabulous chardonay.

Next time you are shopping in the area go down Rodeo to Little Santa Monica and stop into Massimo cafe you will not be disappointed!

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★★★★★

I shop a lot in Beverly Hills but I rarely find myself on Little Santa Monica. But today I luckly stumpled upon Cafe Massimo.

What a charming and cozy cafe...fresh flowers to die for and gourgeous red walls everywhere. What a great and warm color- beautiful place.

I had a delicious artichoke salad with a homemade balsamic vingeratte served with a vaerity of warm breads and a fabulous chardonay.

Next time you are shopping in the area go down Rodeo to Little Santa Monica and stop into Massimo cafe you will not be disappointed!

Pros: Charming and food was so fresh!

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This place is great. We stumbled upon it one night and now it's one of our favorite dinner spots. The food is great, there isn't a dish on the menu that I wouldn't recommend. The baby veal shank is so tender it melts in your mouth, and the gnocchi are really delicate and don't way you down. A bunch of great salads (try the radicchio ceasar salad, it is so good!) too. The service is always great and the hostess always does her best to accomodate everyone, no matter who you are (it is a good spot for celeb sighting). A must if you are in the Beverly Hills area!!

2
★★★★★

This place is great. We stumbled upon it one night and now it's one of our favorite dinner spots. The food is great, there isn't a dish on the menu that I wouldn't recommend. The baby veal shank is so tender it melts in your mouth, and the gnocchi are really delicate and don't way you down. A bunch of great salads (try the radicchio ceasar salad, it is so good!) too. The service is always great and the hostess always does her best to accomodate everyone, no matter who you are (it is a good spot for celeb sighting). A must if you are in the Beverly Hills area!!

Pros: food, service, ambience

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Massimo cuisine was rich in flavor and presentation, our eyes could not help but stare at all of the different dishes that were being brought out. Everything smelled so delicious. It's ambiance was perfect for a couple like ourselves even groups of friends and family. The servers were very quick to respond to any of our needs. The pear salad, juicy rack of lamb and clam dish was really to die for. It was a perfect excuse for us to dine out in Beverly Hills. Our visit in California was completed by great meals at Massimo's, moreover what every tourist looks foward to a celeberty sighting, we saw Nicolette Scheraton and Michael Bolton, that was fun, we had people magazine right there!I really recomend it, the only bad thing about the restaurant was not being able to taste everything.

2
★★★★★

Massimo cuisine was rich in flavor and presentation, our eyes could not help but stare at all of the different dishes that were being brought out. Everything smelled so delicious. It's ambiance was perfect for a couple like ourselves even groups of friends and family. The servers were very quick to respond to any of our needs. The pear salad, juicy rack of lamb and clam dish was really to die for. It was a perfect excuse for us to dine out in Beverly Hills. Our visit in California was completed by great meals at Massimo's, moreover what every tourist looks foward to a celeberty sighting, we saw Nicolette Scheraton and Michael Bolton, that was fun, we had people magazine right there!I really recomend it, the only bad thing about the restaurant was not being able to taste everything.

Pros: Great FOOD, Great Service, Nice Location

Cons: Bigger Bar

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The restaurant was packed when we arrived but it's a good sign. Service was extraordinary and that could make the whole dining experience so different. Food was also outstanding. I'm happy that I did not miss this restaurant, thanks to the reliable reviews of the Zagat Survey again.

2
★★★★★

The restaurant was packed when we arrived but it's a good sign. Service was extraordinary and that could make the whole dining experience so different. Food was also outstanding. I'm happy that I did not miss this restaurant, thanks to the reliable reviews of the Zagat Survey again.

Pros: outstanding service, delicious food, nice ambience

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My friends took me here for my birthday and I was really amazed that the food was excellent. I had the lamb and it was the best lamb that I have had for some time. The ambience is quaint so it is good for small groups. The service was good. I recommend this to everyone.

2
★★★★★

My friends took me here for my birthday and I was really amazed that the food was excellent. I had the lamb and it was the best lamb that I have had for some time. The ambience is quaint so it is good for small groups. The service was good. I recommend this to everyone.

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Wow, this is one of my favorite spots in the world. It seems like they get better and better!!! The Penne Bolognese here is the real deal. Tasty, with delicious mushrooms... I can't even describe it, it's heavenly. Plus the staff is friendly and fun, and on top of it!!!

2
★★★★★

Wow, this is one of my favorite spots in the world. It seems like they get better and better!!! The Penne Bolognese here is the real deal. Tasty, with delicious mushrooms... I can't even describe it, it's heavenly. Plus the staff is friendly and fun, and on top of it!!!

Cons: Good Value, Celeb Hangout, Authentic Italian

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I love Massimo and Daniela, they are so wonderful and caring. I finally took one a cooking class last month and it was incredible. It was all about seafood and I learned so much about fish, buying it, cleaning and prepping...
Grazie Massimo!!!

2
★★★★★

I love Massimo and Daniela, they are so wonderful and caring. I finally took one a cooking class last month and it was incredible. It was all about seafood and I learned so much about fish, buying it, cleaning and prepping...
Grazie Massimo!!!

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I have to say that due to the nature of my job I travel a lot and visit several restaurants. I was very impressed by the amazing food, the lovely ambience and the wonderful staff! They have pastas, meat and seafood dishes. Also good for vegeterians. And the Chocolate Cake is soooo good!
I higly recommend to eat at Massimo :)

2
★★★★★

I have to say that due to the nature of my job I travel a lot and visit several restaurants. I was very impressed by the amazing food, the lovely ambience and the wonderful staff! They have pastas, meat and seafood dishes. Also good for vegeterians. And the Chocolate Cake is soooo good!
I higly recommend to eat at Massimo :)

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My boyfriend and I went to Massimo a couple of nights ago and had a fabulous time! First of all, the food was amazing...My boyfriend is a vegetarian, so we were pleased to discover a variety of tasty options for him; between the two of us, we tried the artichoke salad, the asparagus appetizer (with heavenly fontina cheese), the spinach gnocchi, and spaghetti with lentils--wow! For dessert, we shared their fondent chocolate cake--I don't think I've ever had a better chocolate taste in my mouth! We also enjoyed the romantic, candle-lit ambiance, and our waitress was charming.

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went to Massimo a couple of nights ago and had a fabulous time! First of all, the food was amazing...My boyfriend is a vegetarian, so we were pleased to discover a variety of tasty options for him; between the two of us, we tried the artichoke salad, the asparagus appetizer (with heavenly fontina cheese), the spinach gnocchi, and spaghetti with lentils--wow! For dessert, we shared their fondent chocolate cake--I don't think I've ever had a better chocolate taste in my mouth! We also enjoyed the romantic, candle-lit ambiance, and our waitress was charming.

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If you want to go for a romantic dinner in a superb Italian restaurant head for Beverly Hills instead of Europe. We absolutely loved the food! Massimo somehow manages to combine a romantic setting, great service and best of all dishes that are so good that my mouth waters just thinking about them. Their pastas are always tasty, al dente and the ingredients fresh. (Portions are generous too!) Have been there several times. I travel a great deal and feel comfortable to say that it is at the top of my 10 favorite restaurants in the world list.

2
★★★★★

If you want to go for a romantic dinner in a superb Italian restaurant head for Beverly Hills instead of Europe. We absolutely loved the food! Massimo somehow manages to combine a romantic setting, great service and best of all dishes that are so good that my mouth waters just thinking about them. Their pastas are always tasty, al dente and the ingredients fresh. (Portions are generous too!) Have been there several times. I travel a great deal and feel comfortable to say that it is at the top of my 10 favorite restaurants in the world list.

Pros: Delicious, Romantic, Great Staff

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I've just been traveling through Tuscany and had to stop in LA for business for a few days before returning home to NYC. After my trip I was really craving some authentic Italian food. Fortunately I remember Massimo restaurant in BH. From the moment I walked in I was greeted with warmth and friendliness-not always experienced in BH! The antipasti toscani was mouthwatering, with high quality prosciutto, fresh burrata cheese and a blend of olives and mini artichokes. Everything that follow was the same caliber. The gnocchi verdi (or "gnudi" as they call them in florence) it's always outstanding. I was with a group of friends and we were practically licking our plates. After all my travels I feel I'm an expert of Italian food, and trust me this is as good as if I was in Italy.

2
★★★★☆

I've just been traveling through Tuscany and had to stop in LA for business for a few days before returning home to NYC. After my trip I was really craving some authentic Italian food. Fortunately I remember Massimo restaurant in BH. From the moment I walked in I was greeted with warmth and friendliness-not always experienced in BH! The antipasti toscani was mouthwatering, with high quality prosciutto, fresh burrata cheese and a blend of olives and mini artichokes. Everything that follow was the same caliber. The gnocchi verdi (or "gnudi" as they call them in florence) it's always outstanding. I was with a group of friends and we were practically licking our plates. After all my travels I feel I'm an expert of Italian food, and trust me this is as good as if I was in Italy.

Pros: Authenticity, quality food

Cons: I wish it was in NYC

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We had brunch on Sunday twice in a row. Fantastic service and we loved their risotto. Prices were very reasonable for the area. We'll certainly come back to try the rest of their menu next time we're in town.

2
★★★★☆

We had brunch on Sunday twice in a row. Fantastic service and we loved their risotto. Prices were very reasonable for the area. We'll certainly come back to try the rest of their menu next time we're in town.

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The penne with meat sauce and mushrooms is absolutely delicious. They cook the penne "al dente," i.e. just chewy enough and the sauce is some of the best I've ever had. The caesar salad is awesome too, it's done with red lettuce and it's a great way to start the meal. If you want to have a great meal in an upscale but casual environment while you're shopping in Rode Drive, this is one of the best places!

2
★★★★☆

The penne with meat sauce and mushrooms is absolutely delicious. They cook the penne "al dente," i.e. just chewy enough and the sauce is some of the best I've ever had. The caesar salad is awesome too, it's done with red lettuce and it's a great way to start the meal. If you want to have a great meal in an upscale but casual environment while you're shopping in Rode Drive, this is one of the best places!

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On Father's Day, I enjoyed a lovely brunch at Massimo's. This a la carte brunch was DELICIOUS - faboulous salads, soups, eggs and pastas were enjoyed by my family. Fish and meat choices were also availabile. We chose to sit in the al fresco portion of Massimo's dining room, which was fabulous to enjoy a leasurely meal. The waiters were attentive, but not overly so.

Sunday brunch is a great addition to this fantastic Italian restaurant!

2
★★★★★

On Father's Day, I enjoyed a lovely brunch at Massimo's. This a la carte brunch was DELICIOUS - faboulous salads, soups, eggs and pastas were enjoyed by my family. Fish and meat choices were also availabile. We chose to sit in the al fresco portion of Massimo's dining room, which was fabulous to enjoy a leasurely meal. The waiters were attentive, but not overly so.

Sunday brunch is a great addition to this fantastic Italian restaurant!

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We always make it a point to enjoy Massimo's cuisine when we visit Los Angeles and it consistantly exceeds our expectations. The Tuscan-inspired cuisine is packed with flavor, but it is never heavy. I recommend the delicatelly flavored carpaccio (the presentation is so lovely, you might be reluctant to destroy it), and the home made sausage and pasta. Massimo added "little tastes" along with its traditonal menu. They are great!Don't miss their homemade breads, and the fresh gnocchi. By the way, great energy, service and wines at this Beverly Hills restaurant.

2
★★★★★

We always make it a point to enjoy Massimo's cuisine when we visit Los Angeles and it consistantly exceeds our expectations. The Tuscan-inspired cuisine is packed with flavor, but it is never heavy. I recommend the delicatelly flavored carpaccio (the presentation is so lovely, you might be reluctant to destroy it), and the home made sausage and pasta. Massimo added "little tastes" along with its traditonal menu. They are great!Don't miss their homemade breads, and the fresh gnocchi. By the way, great energy, service and wines at this Beverly Hills restaurant.

Pros: Authentic Tuscan, Superb Service, High Energy

Cons: Make Reservations, Not for Kids

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This incredible place is a find. The service was warm, gracious and impeccable. If I closed my eyes I would believe i was in Italy. We were a party of six and we all shared an assortment of antipasti and pasta. I recommend the gnocchi (melt in your mouth) and the endive salad as my favorite. I thought I was too full for dessert until I smelled the melted chocolate cake. Talk about a sugar rush. It was a perfect evening!

2
★★★★★

This incredible place is a find. The service was warm, gracious and impeccable. If I closed my eyes I would believe i was in Italy. We were a party of six and we all shared an assortment of antipasti and pasta. I recommend the gnocchi (melt in your mouth) and the endive salad as my favorite. I thought I was too full for dessert until I smelled the melted chocolate cake. Talk about a sugar rush. It was a perfect evening!

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Massimo's is a hip and out of control addition to the Beverly Hills scene. As far as the food is concerned, the gnocchi melts in your mouth and my favorite, a hearty tuscan soup called ribbollitta, is the most flavorful and distictly divine soup, period. The atmosphere is cool and romantic, but all the pretty people make it exciting, as well. To top it off, after sampling most of the desserts on the menu, I can't think of a more satisfying and decadent dessert menu in all of Los Angeles. Pure heaven.

2
★★★★★

Massimo's is a hip and out of control addition to the Beverly Hills scene. As far as the food is concerned, the gnocchi melts in your mouth and my favorite, a hearty tuscan soup called ribbollitta, is the most flavorful and distictly divine soup, period. The atmosphere is cool and romantic, but all the pretty people make it exciting, as well. To top it off, after sampling most of the desserts on the menu, I can't think of a more satisfying and decadent dessert menu in all of Los Angeles. Pure heaven.

Pros: Food, Dessert, Aesthetic

 

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