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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    June 19, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 22, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
dragonrees's Reviews
 
Contemporary California Moroccan utilizing local products and produce with an emphasis on well being
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
New restaurant with great future
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2002
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This fairly new restaurant (august 2014) is still finding its way, but off to a great start. The food is very tasty. We tried two tangines. The lamb Kofta with carrots, olives, potatoes was very good, but the Marin beef cheek tangine was exceptional. Terrine of duck liver mousse was also very tasty as was the pan roasted monkfish in a Moroccan tomato sauce. For dessert, the chocolate fondant was a bit dry. They were out of the pastille which was a bit disappointing. There is an interesting wine list that includes Moroccan and Lebanese selections. The servers were very friendly and accommodating but they don’t yet have their act quite together. I am sure in time it will be fine. The décor is warm and soothing. We will return."
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Massimo's is perfect for enjoying a quiet elegant dinner in an open and airy atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Old school elegance, great food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2002
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This is our favorite Italian restaurant in Walnut Creek, which has several great ones. Although there is a full bar as part of the property, the restaurant is elegant and quiet, as advertised, with a romantic atmosphere. We dine here several times a year, and the service is always exemplary. The food tends toward the traditional rather than the modern, which is great with me. WE both had the pan-seared California Sea Bass special this time and it was delicious. Service, under the direction of Tim, was efficient and ever-present, but not in the way. There is a nice sidewalk patio for dining on those warm Walnut Creek evenings."
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2002
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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A Latin-inspired, gourmet restaurant..
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
good now, but great promise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2002
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Do not come here expecting a steak house. The cuisine is latin-inspired and includes a number of seafood entrees and a few steaks. The restaurant is reflective of many recent openings with the emphasis is on the bar and tapas. Food quality for the most part was very good, but with a few misses, particularly the duck breast. Great small dishes included the bacon wrapped asparagus and the crispy brussel spouts. Service, overall, was good. The hostess was excellent but there were a few glitches with the server such as an order that was not placed. The cocktail list was excellent with a number of whisky-based creations. The ambiance is nice, but the restaurant is cramped and noisy. The good outweighed the bad and we will come back again."
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot
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