Mayfair, Belgravia

Massimo Restaurant & Bar

Massimo Restaurant & Bar

Modern Italian restaurant with a focus on Southern Italian cuisine. Design is by David Collins - so think ultra luxe.

Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Critics' score: 2
Matthew Norman Telegraph Estimated score
Reviewed on January 01, 2012
"...this mix of the flashy and the desultory had nothing to offer the set-menu diner other than outrageous drinks prices (£2.75, forsooth, for a splash of tonic), confused service and sullen mediocrity." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
Tracey MacLeod Independent
Reviewed on November 05, 2011
"The general impression, though, was that the food, while not quite a match for the room, was pretty darned good." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
Andy Lynes Metro
Reviewed on September 14, 2011
"But in London at least, Riccioli takes what can be the profound simplicity of Italian cuisine a step too far, stripping back dishes until they tip over into arid banality." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on September 04, 2011
"...I had the grilled octopus with avocado and potato, with a spicy lemon sauce and three squidges of aioli. I was immediately exclaiming – blaspheming – about how good it was." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on July 17, 2011
"What did make it memorable, indeed, unforgettable, were the prices. This is one of the most staggeringly expensive restaurants in London." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 5.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed by July 02, 2011
"...I’m just as much of a sucker for grand and haughty Italian if it is done with passion and freshness and a bit of sex appeal, like at Locanda Locatelli, Theo Randall or Zafferano. But that’s not what is happening at Massimo." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 5
Hermano Primero Dos Hermanos Estimated score
Reviewed on June 06, 2011
"We already have a number of tony Italian establishments in London doing the exactly the same thing, whilst at the other end there’s a growing number of places where the cooking is enthusiastic and the pricing keen." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
Stephen Farmer View London
Reviewed on May 11, 2011
"It might not be cheap but with such a stunning setting and food to match you definitely won’t feel short changed." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on May 05, 2011
"Sea bass in lemon sauce with crisp red prawns and green beans was in another league: fish smooth as satin, the shellfish amazing - and in a world where nowadays you are so often traduced by prawns." READ REVIEW


Restaurant details

Address: 16 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5BY

Telephone number: 020 7998 0555

Contact restaurant

Nearest station: Embankment

  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area


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