Occupation: Executive Assistant
Favorite Restaurant: Massimo's
Reviewed Massimo's: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Family run for over 45 years, you’re greeted like family when you arrive and anticipate your next visit when you leave. The place is full of regulars and visiting business people or family, genuinely appreciative of great food. The décor is warm and inviting, with even a fireplace in the lounge. It’s beautifully designed with soft music surrounding you only to be outdone by warmth and laughter, feeling very Italian, just like family. The freshest ingredients combined with the love of good food guarantee the best dining experience every time.
You never saw a thicker, juicier, tastier Veal Chop in your life! Don’t try this at home, you can’t beat it! And their signature Rigatoni alla Massimo is the freshest, creamiest pasta ever! The bread is always soft and warm, freshly baked and tastes best without the butter or olive oil/balsamic vinegar they provide. Enough said. But I forgot to tell you about the tableside flaming desserts – Cherries Jubilee and Bananas Foster. Such spectacular presentations set on fire and so delicious, old school and memorable! But my favorite is the Tiramisu, which the owners replicated from an original Italian recipe they brought back from Italy that rivals none! Portion size and value? Big enough to split or share, better to take home for later, worth every lira! My longtime, all-time favorite, always fabulous! They never miss a beat. It’s timeless tradition with new changes. They still prepare some food tableside, so entertaining and passionate! Consistent tried and true favorites combined with new special offerings. Authentic, great quality and service every single time. Ciao, bella!
Occupation: Stanford Professor
Location: San Francisco
Favorite Restaurant: Baker Street Bistro
Reviewed Massimo's: Thursday, December 12, 2013