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Massimo, Providence, RI

Massimo

4.7
4.7
4040 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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 contemporary Italian menu inspired by the regional cuisines of Italy. Signature dishes include the Spaghettini alla Carbonara; Fig & Gorganzola Pizza; and House-Cured Duck Confit “Anatra”.

Massimo is classically designed to create a warm and lively setting. Massimo’s spacious dining room and glass-enclosed private 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, or a boisterous celebration with dozens of guests.

Massimo has unique Italian wines from small boutique Italian winemakers (available nowhere else!) and a cellar selection from Italy, Spain and California. Our approach to wine is accessibility, quality and variety to encourage unfettered enjoyment.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 50 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30–23:00 Sun 10:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    (401) 273-0650
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Davide Negri
  • Catering
    IL Massimo catering offers full service, custom catering. From large corporate functions to small intimate gatherings we will ensure that your event is memorable and enjoyable for you and your guests.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it’s a casual cocktail reception with wine, salumi and cheese, a classic Italian dinner or a decadent wine dinner we will help you to truly impress your guests. Our private room is available for events 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner.
  • Private party contact
    Esther DeQuattro: (844) 241-5318
  • Area
    Providence
  • Cross Street
    Atwells Ave and Deans St
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Massimo Monday

    Multiple dates available
    3-Course Monday Night Wine + Dinner Special available 4:00-9:30 & includes a glass of wine $34 per person!
    Massimo Monday photo
  • 3-Course PRESTO! Lunch

    Multiple dates available
    Three-Course PRESTO! Lunch Menu Available Weekdays 11:30-3:00 $24/guest
  • Sunday Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for Sunday Brunch! Available 10:30-2:00

Offers

  • Half Priced Apps (BAR ONLY)

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 15:00 - 18:00
    Half Priced Apps Available 3:00-6:00 Weekdays! (BAR ONLY)

What 4,040 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

  • Providence County

    Most Booked

4,040 Reviews
  1. dougj

    Greater Boston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service & good were great. Beautiful day for open air lunch on the Hill! Excellent as always - highly recommend!

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  2. sweetpotato

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved valet parking Ambiance nice Food good very filling

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  3. Sublime

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was simply fantastic, from the fresh red sauce to the tiramisu espresso martini. Loved it all!

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  4. GailB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Asked for gluten free entree but it wasn’t and 2-3 hours after eating it became very sick. Kitchen staff needs to be educated on importance of delivering a gluten free entree when one is ordered

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  5. JillM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated a 50th birthday with a group and there were some nice touches...table decorated and a birthday treat at the end of dinner. Server was attentive and food was very good. Excellent drinks-if you like martinis, try the hot and dirty martini.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very classy and elegant! Food is superb and flavorful!! The service was wonderful and very attentive

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  7. Jeanette

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was friendly and attentive, food was very good…I agree with the review about the gnocchi being a little salty but overall everything was good. I would go again to try some other dishes.

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  8. jo1991

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was amazing. Made it extra special for family birthday. Food was good!

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  9. BarbaraL

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday group of 4 we loved the Presto Lunch along with our assorted wines, Cosmos & Espresso Martini Our 2nd visit & it keeps getter better!!!

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  10. Slammy25

    New Jersey

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat a great both. The service was great and the appetizers very good. The entrees were good but not great. The pastas were over-sauced. The chicken parm was good.

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  11. JeffC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Italian food we had at Massimo was the best we have had outside of Tuscany. The citrus beet salad was delicious and beautiful, the duck was crispy and flavorful, the gnocchi and short ribs was tender and flavorful (and very filling). In addition to the food, our server, Carvel, was attentive and happy to answer our many questions about the food. We will definitely be going back to Massimo in the future. It is worth the 45+ minute drive to Providence.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and atmosphere and the San marzano pomodoro sauce was the best we’ve had in a while. Highly recommend this place for nice Italian in providence or even making the trip to stop in.

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  13. Hotdoc

    Greater Boston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Guaranteed a wonderful experience at this restaurant. Extensive menu offers multiple options, including for vegetarians. We enjoyed salad, artichoke cart, appetizer, ravioli, gnocchi, and the Bronzino. Excellent desserts included the chocolate cake and a special house made ricotta cheesecake. Everything was served at a leisurely pace, with wonderful presentation, and great seasoning and flavor. Valet parking makes the trip simple. One of our favorite spots in this neighborhood. 

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  14. JohnnyB

    Orange County

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A classic Italian restaurant. We are visiting from out of town and it came highly recommended by the hotel, but didn’t live up to the hype. The food was just okay and the desserts were disappointing.

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  15. DateNightDinner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s my parents favorite spot when they visit me. Brought my friend this weekend who was visiting from out of town. It was better than I hyped it!!! I’ve been before and it will continue to be a great staple on my restaurant list. 10/10 love this place. The desserts are also delicious, especially if you love cannolis 

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food. The best food I’ve had in a long time. Can’t wait to go back to try other menu items. There are too many great dishes to choose from!

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  17. Teefoe

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good was dry and not flavorful. Staff was kind but good was not good at all.

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  18. CherylP

    Greater Boston

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 7 for Easter Brunch. We were seated quickly. Our waiter, Michael, came right over with some recommendations for drinks to start. We had the Antipasto Rustico to start, which was an excellent choice. We each got something different, and no one was disappointed. Our brunch choices were the Eggplant stack, stuffed waffles, Massimo breakfast, pancakes with ricotta cheese, salted caramel French toast, and the Eggs Benedict over crab cakes. We ended the brunch with the Ricotta pie and Italian donuts. Everything was FABULOUS!!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent as always!! the fillet is always my go to!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m gluten intolerant. Gloriously, I was handed a menu that offered a gluten free menu that prepared all of the items on the main menu, gluten free. Additionally, the food was scrumptious.

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  21. Victoria

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to Massimo for a variety of events/dinners and I’m impressed every time. The quality of the food is well reflected by the price and is always exceptionally delicious. This restaurant is a crowd pleaser, bringing people here has never disappointed. Last night I had a veal dish and my partner had the duck confit, we both enjoyed our own meals and each others so much that we switched plates halfway through dinner so we could each enjoy the dishes more fully. I’ve been here several times and will continue to return for the fantastic food and service. I didn’t get it this time, but for newcomers, my favorite dish on the menu is the short rib gnocchi-but I’ve enjoyed every dish I’ve gotten there, so no pressure.

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  22. EdwardS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family dinner after a Providence Bruins game. The food was great, location was perfect and the service was top-notch. Would absolutely recommend and return.

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  23. HeatherM

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Massimo for my husband's birthday. The hostess easily provided my husband with a GF menu. There was a happy birthdy sign and confetti at the table to greet us as we sat down. Our waitress was stellar. My husband was blown away with all of the gf choices. Our drinks and food were topnotch! We will be back!

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  24. AnnM

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did not disappoint - food was all amazing. The pork chop was outstanding! Definitely will be back!

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  25. BrettM

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great Italian dinner on federal hill!! Had the veal cutlets, sautéed spinach, ricula salad and carpaccio app. All were excellent! Wife Italian wine selection..( we had the Hebo super Tuscan,, very good!) finished with canolies, Brad pudding and dark expresso martini. Perfect!! 4 grappas on menus too! Highly recommend!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and excellent service in a lovely setting.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was very mediocre but service was great. I hear it used to be a club. Unfortunately, it still smells of stale smoke when you walk in.

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  28. JeanH

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent, however, restaurant was so noisy we couldn't hear our conversations.

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  29. Excellent

    Greater Boston

    122 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The entrees of filet mignon and branzino were delicious. The burrata and prosciutto appetizer was also very good. All around great experience from the service to the food.

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  30. MansfieldB

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I visit here frequently as there is always great food to enjoy at a fair price.

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  31. dininggirl

    Greater Boston

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was amazing! We had the eggplant parmigiana, broccoli rabe, pasta bolognese and the pesto orecchiette. We loved every bite! The cocktails were delicious too. I loved the blood orange martini. The bread pudding was a great ending to the meal.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had PEI mussles for an appetizer which were good The focaccia bread served with the meal was also very good. We also split the mixed green salad which was good. For an entree I had the dinner special, spaghetti in clam sauce which was very salty ( and I love salt!) . My friend got a gluten-free Bolognese, which she loved. For dessert. We got an olive oil cake with gelato which was fair best. The waiter did take the dessert off of the bill which I really appreciated. Overall, I think I would give it another try mainly because my friend liked everything she got, but there are so many other great restaurants in Providence.

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  33. Jocelyn

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was such a nice place to go out to dinner. The service was top notch and the food was incredible. The meatballs melted in your mouth, the appetizer was so good that I ended up getting the meatballs and pasta as a meal. The portions were huge, my boyfriend who usually finished his meal even took food home. The waitress was very informed about the menu and very attentive. The craft cocktails were great as well. I would 100% go back we’ve already talked about it for the summer on a nice night it would be great.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time on Federal Hill. Delicious! They could do a better job describing the dishes. I’ll be back for sure.

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  35. denism

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dear Massimo, staff, and management, Thank you for our excellent experience, as stated below. I was arranging a small family lunch reunion in Providence. We are first-time visitors to Providence and your fine restaurant. I found your restaurant via the Internet. Based on your excellent reviews and selections on your menu, I felt your establishment would be a perfect fit for our get-together. I was not disappointed, I was impressed by the hospitality of your staff, especially our server, Sophie P, and the hostess who could not have been more gracious and accommodating. When we were checking in, one of our guests asked if it was possible to add three more last-minute guests. Humbly, I asked the hostess if it was possible; she spoke with the manager and told us it was possible. My look of surprise was apparent; she graciously said, “We do our best to accommodate all requests to dine at our restaurant”. WOW! Our reunion luncheon was perfect! A lovely restaurant, wonderful staff, delicious foods and desserts. The atmosphere, relaxing and never felt rushed. If I lived in Providence Massimo would be my go to restaurant for all occasions or for a casual evening dinner out. We felt at home in your restaurant. Please extend our gratitude to Sophie and the lovely hostess who was so accommodating. I am giving Massimo Ten Stars in every category! Thank you again, Denis.

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  36. MarkA

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food and service(my server was Randy) were excellent. The drawback for me was being seated in the bar area without notice. I was a party of one but at no time prior to my arrival was I made aware of that seating arrangement. I had the only two top table in the otherwise crowded area and shared my space with a variety of different people. If I had been seated in a main dining area, I’m sure my review would’ve been all 4 or 5 stars as it looked very nice compared to my “accommodations”. All the food was fresh and delicious and on another trip to Providence with my wife I’d happily come again with better seating.

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  37. BryanD

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Angelina our waitress was terrific. Food was prepared and presented well and tasted amazing.

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  38. Unimpressed

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience @ Mossimo. The waitstaff was attentive & the manager came by to check on us. Food was great as usual.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, the drinks and the food were all amazing! Definitely worth fighting the bridge traffic for a great night out!

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  40. MaxB

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Massimo is located within a short walk from the AMP, right in the heart of restaurant district that is Federal Hill. I have gone there when it was called Mediterraneo. Ambience is very pleasant, service by Pheobe was superb, food was delectable. Will be back for sure.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Massimo using the Order Online button. Massimo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 273-0650.

Massimo is rated 4.7 stars by 4040 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 50 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Massimo

134 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Atwells Ave and Deans St
  • Area
    Providence
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30–23:00 Sun 10:30–22:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Davide Negri
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (401) 273-0650
  • Catering
    IL Massimo catering offers full service, custom catering. From large corporate functions to small intimate gatherings we will ensure that your event is memorable and enjoyable for you and your guests.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it’s a casual cocktail reception with wine, salumi and cheese, a classic Italian dinner or a decadent wine dinner we will help you to truly impress your guests. Our private room is available for events 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner.
  • Private party contact
    Esther DeQuattro: (844) 241-5318
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