Massimo - Brisbane

4.5
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105 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Ciao and welcome to Massimo Restaurant. Our aim is to source the freshest produce - simple and authentic style cooking to bring people together.

Eat. Live. Enjoy." - Michael Tassis.

The Tassis family have been running successful award winning restaurants for over 30 years from the Southern States and NSW to multiple locations throughout Queensland. By always keeping the restaurants under the family umbrella, Michael Tassis has been introduced to the hospitality industry from a young age allowing him to become a successful restauranteur in Brisbane.

Michael’s next venture, Massimo Restaurant & Bar, is a contemporary new concept aiming to impress in a true Italian style. Massimo Restaurant & Bar’s Head Chef Davide is from the Abruzzo region on the east coast of Italy. Davide’s passion and dedication to the culinary arts are the bench mark of the Massimo kitchen. Offering spectacular Italian cuisine matched only by exquisite service and beautiful river views.
What 105 People Are Saying
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CA
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Unfortunaetly our 4 seafood meals were all dry and overcooked. We will definitely not be returning. So sad as your location is great.

AN
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, great location, however felt rushed as mains came out while steel eating starters

D
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 5

Have been to Massimo plenty of times and usually the food is high quality with impeccable service.
This time we almost had our food served in a stand (like high tea/seafood) because we said we were going to share the side dish (pretty common I would assume). My pasta was stuck together in clumps (a dish that is usually cooked to perfection here) and the other main was veal which was dry and over cooked on one side and almost raw on the other.... with a shell from seafood in the dish to top it off.

CO
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great venue right beside the river, very good service and a good selection of food on the menu.

JR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal and staff very friendly and professional would recommend this restaurant to family and friends

n
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I think they do seafood better than steak. Entrees were more enjoyable than mains. Pasta was clumpy but gnocchi was good.

MF
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We dined at Massimo for my son's birthday as we wanted to go somewhere new and classy. We definitely chose the right restaurant as the staff took care of our every need throughout the evening. The drinks list was extensive and the food was absolutely delicious, including the desserts. A fabulous night and we will certainly be back, sooner rather than later.

SM
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Lunch was OK ... nothing spectacular unfortunately as last time we went it was very good. Sitting on an outside table and it was quite cold. Food was OK but the vegetables could have been cut finer and the aubergine was so tough you couldn't eat it.

CM
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second visit to Massimo, this time we had friends with us who had never been. We all love it there, the location, the service, attention to detail, and of course the food. All eight of us enjoyed our dinner immensely. We will definitely be back. Thank You Massimo!

JM
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was amazing I would totally go back n recommend this place.

LS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always exceptional service and the best value for money in town!

KH
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Relaxed tranquil atmosphere with spectacular views coupled with amazing food, unbelievably great value and efficient service.

BD
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never fails to delight.

MR
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my work friend for a lovely lunch here yesterday for her birthday, we both had the same meal and loved it! Very friendly staff, wonderful ambiance, great prices and an overall wonderful experience.
We'll be back for sure.
Meegan

OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely food and service, great view!

SS
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal however myself and another diner had the barramundi. Toooooo dry & even worse with bacon wrapped around it. No sauce only grilled vegetables. If I was the chef I would definitely be rethinking this dish.

PK
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening out at Massimo Restaurant. The service was excellent , our waiters were very attentive and our meals were really good. It was a little noisy where we were seated as we requested outdoor seating, but it was lovely to see the story Bridge all lit up and enjoy the activity both on the broardwalk and the river.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great value, great location & vibe.

C
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food and the service was impeccable. A lovely date night venue.

J
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Food was okay, many mistakes made with our order, service needs improving. Great potential but we were pretty disappointed overall.

JN
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Another very enjoyable evening spent at Massimo. So good to have this fabulous restaurant available to us. This was my third experience there and the service and food standards remain consistently high. Looking forward to my next visit.

KR
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Food has been good, same meal two times now and it has been completely different. Service is incredibly poor. Nice restaurant and good menu, service is hugely lacking

TB
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter was fantastic. She was very attentive and helpful.

KV
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great spot, superb view! Super friendly staff and marvellous food.

J
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Massimo. We were a table of four people, one of whom had a food allergy. Our waiter asked about food allergies and then explained the options on the menu which could be adapted. The service was excellent, the food delicious and the location overlooking Story Bridge and the river, together with attractive decor and soft lighting created a lovely ambience. As well as a la carte choices the restaurant has a number of set, two or three course menus which were very good value.

FL
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service, lovely view and fantastic ambience. A visit is a definite must everytime we go to Brissie

DP
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

service was not good ,feeling a bit disappointed .Not as good as our last visit in July.
Don't know if I will be back.

TW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have already reviewed on Trip Advisor & highly recommend for service, delicious affordable food & drinks

JN
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Booked , Got table for 2 next to a big column when pretty of table open on the Thursday night. Waiter was great. Wine was good. Entree was very small more show than goodies. Mains’ Crab was frozen too many times can taste it has had too many ice crystal tough. Deserts were good and generous. Good coffee. Cheers.

MM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my 5th visit and it won’t be my last. Best value dining in Brisbane CBD. Either lunch or dinner - food fabulous and service seriously superb! My friends were very impressed with my choice and they will also be returning!

MF
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I never take a day off work but having lunch at Massimo was so worth it. Thank you.

D
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A menu with many options. Food was well presented and full of flavor. Wait staff were professional. Great location and will certainly return.

LQ
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely set price lunch menu. Food was delicious. Great location. Excellent service. Highly recommend.

MA
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is in a great location along the Brisbane River with views of the Story Bridge. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food is delicious, quickly served and reasonably priced

JH
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I have been to Massimo 3 times for dinner in the past 6 weeks but this was my first time for lunch & was disappointed the food was over cooked my chicken very dry

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic value given quality of food and size of portions. Great modern interior decoration and awesome views of the river, storey bridge and all the people passing by on the promenade. Excellent professional service from the staff tops off an all-round great dining experience!

M
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and service, only negative was feeling rushed at each plate because of the table time limit, staff were lovely but very quick on clearing and pushing through to have us out by set time. Kinda ruins the mood.

A
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For my wife and myself all the boxes were ticked, great venue, awesome ambience and views. The star of the night was the food, we were extremely happy with the food served to us, also particularly surprised at how quick it came out. It was a great night.

Massimo - Brisbane
Responded on 26 August 2019

Dear Alan, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Massimo's Management Team.

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D
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Massimo Brisbane has a number of factors in its favour- position under Blackbird is easy to access and for commuters- it is adjacent to a ferry terminal. The view of the Story Bridge is also iconic and their Italian themed entry is inviting. However, undercooked pasta, over cooked barramundi and waiters who appear to be apprehensive to provide service very much alter a dining experience. It was a family birthday and a tiny unnamed card was found during the evening in the centre of the table. No candle in dessert- no wishes from the staff. We were seated towards the rear which still has a nice vibe and business was booming however a speaker was also booming music directly over our booth. I could go on- but would prefer to put this all down to being a new business and wish them well. They have plenty of healthy competition nearby so will get “the hang of it.”

Massimo - Brisbane
Responded on 26 August 2019

Dear Diningbystorybridge, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and provide us with your feedback. We take all feedback very seriously as we use this to improve our food and service standards. We apologize for the disappointment you have had at Massimo and welcome the opportunity to discuss this further with you via our email or phone at your convenience. Kind regards, Massimo's Management Team.

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CI
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as usual. Great food, outstanding service, lovely night out with friends. I really enjoy an attached bar area where you can wait for your guests to arrive. I am looking forward to my next visit.

Massimo - Brisbane
Responded on 26 August 2019

Dear Christinel, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Massimo's Management Team.

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