“Wonderful restaurant, great food, good service, very comfortable.”
“the food was very good, the service was good except they forgot the birthday cake.”
“The wine cellar is cozy and charming but, like most North End restaurants, space is at a premium so we had to stand at one end.”
“The servers are quick to come over and refill water and/or wine as well as to clear dirty dishes, etc.”
“Right from the start our waitress was extremely attentive and offered several menu suggestions.”
“It's one of the best atmospheres if you're looking for a quaint, cozy place enjoying outstanding cuisine.”
“Waitress was rude an inattentive, and even removed our olive oil bottle from our table in the middle of dinner to give to another table, then did not return it.”
“Let me also add that we came here because Massamino's was highly recommended to me by a friend who said that "the eggplant parmasean is outstanding and the atmosphere and service is good.”
“Massimino's serves large portions for a good price (not too expensive) and the food is delicious.”
“The service can be a little slow at times, but the food makes up for the service.”
With lunch, dinner, and a notable wine list, Massino's lives up to its critical acclaim. Accolades included being voted "Best of Boston" in Boston Magazine, rated "Excellent" by Zagat and "A precious gem" by Travel and Leisure. …
Great Food, Horrible Service. Showed up at the end of the dinner hour with my wife. Although there were several empty tables, they seated us near the kitchen. Food was terrific, although the specials have no prices listed, but were twice as expensive as anything else. Waitress was rude an inattentive, and even removed our olive oil bottle from our table in the middle of dinner to give to another table, then did not return it. I wouldn't go back, with the variety of Italian food choices in the North End.
Sat Night Buzz Kill. We came in with a large party and had made reservations over a month ago. They made us wait for 1 hour 45min past our reservation time and were rude and NOT apologetic. We had to wait at a cramped bar and uncomfortably stand over guests at their tables. The waitress was extremely rude and at the end of the meal yelled at us for not tipping (we assumed that the tip was included for a party of our size and corrected out mistake). We were shocked at the service, mediocre food, and awkward layout. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and will tell as many people as I can about our experience. By the time we left it was late and we were all angry.
Hurry and eat. Food was decent. Service was horrible!!! There are no seats at the bar. One must stand and have a drink. After the meal they asked if we wanted the dessert menu. instead they threw down the check and said they needed the table. They did this twice!!! Not recommended. Bettter service anywhere else!!
Worst Service - Avoid at all costs. We made a reservation for a party of 12 three weeks prior to our dinner. We even called to confirm the week of the reservation. When we showed up, however, we were told that it would be an hour wait for our table. Then, we were told later that they don't take reservations (even though we had made reservations over the phone). Several other groups of people were waiting outside in the 20 degree weather also waiting on their reservations. It was almost a mob! I would stay away from this place at all costs. They are a bunch of liars and have no sense of service. Not to mention the fact that the bathrooms didn't work and the ROTO ROOTER truck was there for the hour we were there trying to fix the sewage problem!
Consistently Great. Whenever I travel to Boston I stop in to Massimino's. Classic italian fare in a no-frills but friendly setting. Keep it up!
Rating. Clean, nice atmosphere Waitress pleasant,kept coming back to make sure all was OK. Roast pork over rice and mushrooms not a lot of flavor. Olive Garden Pork dinner far better for less money. I will give it another try.
Dine with the locals. This rest was interesting. Reminded me of being in a small restaurant on tha Amalfi coast. The place was immaculate. The food ws great. Real Medertaranian food, and they did not break my wallet. Has alot of charm. try the home meade patasa.
unreal. Not only do I know the owner very well(close relative), but I find the food very old fashioned Italian just as if my mother was cooking it herself. Apparently, you people who didn't like it, don't know the true essence of a home cooked Italian meal, and have no right bashing someone's hard work with rude comments.
An old friend.
We ate at Massimino's 9 years ago on our first trip to Boston. Forgot where it was, so imagine our delight when we stumbled on it while walking around the North End during our July 4th trip to Boston this year.
Excellent friendly staff, and truly great Italian food. One of the best antipastos I have had anywhere!
Delicioso. Massimino's is a favorite of mine. The food is excellent and the service has always been wonderful when I've gone. I am also the type of diner who takes three hours or more to dine and I've never experienced anything that would lead me to believe that I'm being rushed or that I'm not welcome there. It's quite the opposite. The servers are quick to come over and refill water and/or wine as well as to clear dirty dishes, etc. They always have a pleasant attitude and are always happy to recommend a fabulous dish or a wine suited to your taste. The only downside is that it is a small restaurant and a lot of people like to go, so the wait can often be up to an hour. But trust me, the wait is well worth it.
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