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Massimo Ristorante

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1604 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4119 (Bonanza & Civic)
+1 925-932-1474
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We have lived in Contra Costa County for a very long time but had never eaten at Massimo until this past weekend as it happened to be located just across the street from the Lesher Theater where we were seeing a show. The ambiance of the restaurant was lovely, and comfortable. We were not in a hurry and told this... More 

Thank LKDunn
Brentwood, California
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174 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Massimo's was absolutely excellent last night. The things that stuck most in my memory was the excellence of service from the time you enter the door. The restaurant has a large private side room where our group help it's dinner. This was for my wife's retirement party. The waitstaff was excellent in every respect. Service was efficient, the food was... More 

Thank Callbob1
Concord, California
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

It's been a while since I ate at Massimo's and it's not as good as it used to be. Some things are still great though. Friendly Matre d' and wait staff, but our server was very slow. Nice decor, good menu. The fried calamari is still great. So? My veal scallopini was barely average. Ditto for my friend's pork chop.... More 

Thank Linda B
Walnut Creek, California
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Needed to find a restaurant near the Lesher Center (My significant other, has problems walking, so needed a restaurant close by)Lived in the area 16 years and never tried Massimos. We got out of the theater, and I had made a reservation for Massimos. As soon as we arrived, we were shown to our table. The menu looked attractive with... More 

Thank Alberto32
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Walnut Creek probably has more restaurants per capita than anywhere! Massimo's is a favorite! Their menu has a broad selection and they have a few specials. The wine list is very strong, no surprise for NoCal fine dining restaurants! I love all their waitstaff as they are helpful and energetic. You know you are being served by a pro and... More 

Thank DenverD
Concord, California
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165 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Massimo serves good Italian food in downtown Walnut Creek. The menu is large enough to have a nice variety but small enough to ensure that the food is made to order. The chef does a nice job of making really tasty food that is presented beautifully. The service is excellent. There is also a good, but reasonable wine list.

Thank YayaShare
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is near the Theatre and they will accommodate you for early reservations. The food has always been good and service is good.

Thank Ron L
Pleasant hill, CA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have been patronizing this cozy restaurant for over 20 years. It's a good place for pretheater drinks or dinning before a Lesher performance. It's also good for a warm summer's night patio dinning.

Thank durtravel
Walnut Creek, CA
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Massimo's. for an early birthday dinner last night. We both had creamy pasta dishes, carbonara for me almost as good as my Dads. My boyfriend had a light seafood cream pasta. They were both so decadent! We topped these pastas off with the Rombauer Zin. Yes I said Zin not their tasty Chardonnay at the... More 

Thank ExceedmyExpectations
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I organized a pre-wedding dinner at Massimo for 19 people, all over the phone! After looking at their banquet menus online, I spoke with Max, the owner, and chose my own menu: Calamari and Shrimp Fritti and the Caprese Antipasto platters as a passed appetizer. Guests had a choice of either Penne alla Checca or Risotto with seafood as the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1604 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4119
    (Bonanza & Civic)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-932-1474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?