Our History

William Massimo Rinetti founded Massimo’s Italian Restaurant in 1976.  Massimo’s opening was the realization of Bill’s lifelong dream of owning and operating a fine dining establishment.  A second generation Californian whose grandparents emigrated from Sicily and the Piemonte region of Italy, Bill acquired his appreciation of cooking in the Italian style in the kitchens of his mother and grandmothers.  It was there that his dedication to the finest ingredients, careful preparation, and attention to detail were learned.  “Never compromise quality” became the hallmark of his restaurant.  At Massimo’s every dish reflected Bill’s dedication to offering his patrons the finest dining experience possible.  Delicious food, elegant ambiance, and professional service became a tradition which is carried on today by his son, Bill Jr.

Massimo’s remains a family business.  Today it is owned and managed by Bill Jr.  Over the years, many members of Bill’s family have worked to make Massimo’s a destination for fine dining. Bill’s father, “Bill Senior”, for many years tended bar on Saturday’s to a loyal and admiring group of patrons.

The restaurant is named after Bill Senior’s father, Massimo Rinetti, and today Bill’s wife, Marie, continues to greet their guests in the warm Italian-American style that is synonymous with Massimo’s.

Since Bill’s death in 2002 Massimo’s has been in the capable hands of his son, Bill, Jr. who worked side by side with his father since his teen years.  In charge of the daily operation of the restaurant since the 1990s, Bill Jr. continues to emphasize his father’s dedication to providing a fine dining experience while constantly seeking to update and refresh the operation so that Massimo’s will continue excel.

Today, Bill Jr. is working closely with chef Frank Regalado.  Chef Regalado comes to Massimo’s with over 25 years experience at a renowned East Bay restaurant.   Bringing expertise in banquets and catered events he will expand Massimo’s participation in these areas.  Working together they will bring a contemporary perspective to Massimo’s tradition of dining excellence.

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We have multiple private dining rooms that can handle many different configurations depending on the size of your group – large or small. Our rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi and have audio visual equipment on site (HD projector, large drop down screen, wireless mic, house audio and more) for you to use. Our chef and event coordinator can customize a menu to meet many tastes and budgets. We have the perfect venue for business meetings, family celebrations, holiday parties, engagement parties, weddings, and more.

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Events Contact:
Tracy Salvato, Director of Sales
Email: tracy@massimos.com
Phone:  510-792-2000 ext. 19

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5200 Mowry Avenue Fremont 94538

Hours of Operation

Monday: 5pm – 9:30pm
Tuesday – Friday: 11:30am – 9:30pm
Saturday: 5pm – 9:30pm

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EMAIL ADDRESS: info@massimos.com
TELEPHONE: 510-792-2000
FAX: 510-792-7041

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Massimo’s is constantly updating our menus. Please check back often for our newest additions.

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A fine dining experience encompassing classic Italian as well as superb table-side creations, focusing on Authentic Italian specials. Massimo’s Restaurant also offers a wine list of exceptional value for the most discerning of tastes. Visit Massimo’s Restaurant…for an exceptional experience.

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