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“Elegant food, simply stated and perfectly harmonized!”
Review of Massimo Restaurant

Massimo Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 897 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$45
Description: From Joseph + Esther DeQuattro of Pane Vino comes the much anticipated Massimo. Massimo brings the quintessential Italian trattoria to Providence’s Federal Hill Neighborhood. Offering a seasonal Italian menu inspired by the regional cuisines of Italy. Signature dishes include Fettuccine alla Carbonara with guanciale and a farm fresh egg, the Fig & Taleggio Pizza, and the House-Aged Rib-eye “Fiorentina.” Located at the gateway to federal hill, Massimo is classically designed to create a warm and lively setting, featuring dark woods and bright pops of yellow. Massimo’s spacious dining room has giant sliding glass doors that lend an al fresco feel to the entire first floor. Upstairs, the glass-enclosed dining room – including a full bar & lounge – make it the perfect place for occasions of all scopes and sizes, whether it’s a quiet night out with friends and family, a corporate team building event, or a boisterous celebration with seating for up to 100 guests. Massimo has unique Italian wines from small boutique Italian winemakers and a cellar selection from Italy, Spain and California. Our approach to wine is accessibility, quality and variety to encourage unfettered enjoyment. Our bar features beers on tap, cocktails, and a large selection of classic Italian amari, grappa and many other Italian liqueurs.
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Description: From Joseph + Esther DeQuattro of Pane Vino comes the much anticipated Massimo. Massimo brings the quintessential Italian trattoria to Providence’s Federal Hill Neighborhood. Offering a seasonal Italian menu inspired by the regional cuisines of Italy. Signature dishes include Fettuccine alla Carbonara with guanciale and a farm fresh egg, the Fig & Taleggio Pizza, and the House-Aged Rib-eye “Fiorentina.” Located at the gateway to federal hill, Massimo is classically designed to create a warm and lively setting, featuring dark woods and bright pops of yellow. Massimo’s spacious dining room has giant sliding glass doors that lend an al fresco feel to the entire first floor. Upstairs, the glass-enclosed dining room – including a full bar & lounge – make it the perfect place for occasions of all scopes and sizes, whether it’s a quiet night out with friends and family, a corporate team building event, or a boisterous celebration with seating for up to 100 guests. Massimo has unique Italian wines from small boutique Italian winemakers and a cellar selection from Italy, Spain and California. Our approach to wine is accessibility, quality and variety to encourage unfettered enjoyment. Our bar features beers on tap, cocktails, and a large selection of classic Italian amari, grappa and many other Italian liqueurs.
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Their caponata and their toothsome bread is such a prelude to everything AMAZING we had for dinner. The burrata is firm and creamy with melt-in-your-mouth prosciutto and roasted peppers. The grilled octopus is fork tender, served with a luscious sauce with butter beans and crispy prosciutto. Their beef carpaccio was sensual and paired like a dream with the Barolo of the evening. And although my son's carbonara with its lovely egg yolk nestled gently in its nest of perfect pasta, was decadence on a plate, and my branzino was perfectly serviced by its beluga lentils... that VEAL CHOP stuffed with more prosciutto and cheese, with its seared crispy exterior and its medium rare and juicy, sultry flesh... is worth coming back for. SERIOUSLY porn on a plate! Pricing is right for all dishes. And Alex as our server? Coy and professional, witty and charming, he just made us feel so catered to and stuffed our faces with some of the most elegant food we have had in a while!

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Had Cayla as our waitress and she was great! I’m a vegan, and they were more than accommodating on offerings. Everyone was more than attentive. Food was AMAZING! Not only my food, but my husbands as well.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I had the most incredible meal at Massimo and I owe some of my wonderful experience with the wait staff. The food was phenomenal and the service was equally as great. Dan & Cayla took great care of us, and made recommendations that were spot on. Dan was extremely knowledgeable on the wine list, as well as how to pair it with our meals. Paige was a very friendly face when we first walked in, and from beginning to end- this was a dining experience to remember!

The pasta all'nero is a must, and the full lobster tail on top was the perfect addition. I enjoyed how it wasn't soaked in a heavy cream sauce, but was tossed in a smooth sauce that went perfectly with the bold pasta.

My favorite drink is the Italian Paloma (if you're a tequila lover, look no further). This paloma was made with Campari and was the perfect spin on a fabulous cocktail!

I have recommended this restaurant to my friends, and can't wait to go back and try more of this extensive menu very soon! Thank you Dan, Cayla, and Paige for making this experience even better than just great food!

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This was our first time at Massimo...nothing but a GREAT experience. From beginning to end all was exceptional. Our server Cayla was friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable about the food and wine. On Cayla's suggestions on what we were looking to have for dinner - it couldn't have been any better. ALL four meals were delicious........From apps to dessert !! The new young manger came to introduce himself and was very sweet and thoughtful. Thank you for a great evening !! We will be back soon!

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We chose massimos because of its extensive gluten free menu. The service was nice.
My friend ordered the chicken limone, which takes 30 minutes to cook. We wished we had known. There are these beautiful loaves of bread on a farmers tabke and it would be nice to serve it as we were hungry. Reports on other meals were good and that deserves to be mentioned.

I ordered the porchetta. Porchetta is: “suckling pig that has been boned, seasoned with garlic and herbs, and roasted, typically sliced and served as a filling in sandwiches.” I’ve had it many times and like it.

What I got: fat with pork bits. I’m still queasy about it hours later. It was covered in a dark sear or sauce so I kept thinking there would be pork but there wasn’t. No, I wasn’t spitting out the meal. We were having a little reunion and it was about the company not the food.

Nice restaurant but do not order the porchetta. I think one of my arteries blocked up.

Thank C P
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