Friday, October 17, 2008


Italian places in LA are a dime a dozen. S and I hit up this joint last night. It's right on little Santa Monica Blvd and features patio dining. I loved how they have the small lights all lined up on the fence, giving it a romantic ambience.

I was in need of a martini after a rough day at work. Ordered a peach and orange martini which came garnished with a slice of orange. He had the melon martini, green and limey. Peach martini was perfect! Not too strong, but good enought to give me a nice buzz.

Shared the chicken sausage and bean appetizer. Spicy, hearty and hit the spot. The sausages were sliced and not too chewy. I'm not a fan of beans, but these were actually edible.

On to the main courses-

I had the special. Halibut with grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes. Had I known that the special cost $37, I wouldn't have ordered it. It came in a triangular plate and looked pretty, but the halibut itself wasn't the most special fish I've ever tasted. It was actually quite salty and a bit chewy. Meh.. not worth the price.

He had the rissotto with prosciutto and wild mushrooms. So damn good!! And I'm not usually a fan of rissotto cuz of the massive amount of cheese. But, this plate was to die for. I would have much rather ate this instead of my chewy halibut.

I'd come back here to try more of their pastas. But, def dont get the specials! Oh, the service was very good as well. Just don't order the $8 bottled water. Stick to iced water, it really tasted the same. :)

Massimo Restaurant
9513 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210


TonyC said...

epicurean cutie.. niiice..

TonyC said...

ok. so i re-read this review.. and am thinking: $8 for water? $37 for halibut? do they NOT know there's a recession going on???

i'm gonna hit as many of those opentable $25 lunch speshuls as i can!!!

Pandalicious said...

yeah, they were straight trippin on the freakin halibut! oh yah, that's next week right?