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“Great food and service”
Review of Massimo's

Massimo's
Ranked #3 of 62 Restaurants in Hout Bay
Price range: R 159 - R 358
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Voted BEST PIZZA IN AFRICA by 50TopPizza (in 2019 and 2021). We make amazing pizza plus daily specials, using only the best, mainly locally sourced ingredients, and the owners are always present to ensure quality & consistency. Check us out on google for more information amazing new vegan menu. We are dog friendly, we even have a doggy menu! We even have our frozen pizzas for sale in several supermarkets! Try our Spiriti Famosi liqueurs, available in many liquor shops or online.
Reviewed 26 February 2024

Great food and amazing service. The porcini ravioli and marrajesh pizza on the specials menu were delicious. The food was served quickly and the waitress was really helpful. Lovely atmosphere. I love the social initiatives the restaurant participates in such as donating an amount from certain dishes to a charity and the pay it forward pizza scheme. Nice to see a restaurant owner and its patrons recognise the challenges of the local community and respond in this way.

Date of visit: February 2024
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2  Thank fionaandclive
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

We used to travel km and km for this pizza...I don't eat pizza in joburg waiting for massimo's one...I want to say with this how good it was. Or maybe it still is, and today was a bad day: dough wet and undercooked, a chewy pizza. I also remember many more "classical"options.good service and kind ambiance though.

Date of visit: December 2023
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1  Thank Salome G
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Management response:Responded 26 December 2023

Hi Salom, thanks for your review. During the 3 weeks of busy season we offer a slightly reduced menu, but if clients ask we can still do most of the classics. Sorry about your bad pizza, but did you report it straight away to the waitron or managers? We can't fix a problem if we are not aware of it.
I am glad you loved the service and atmosphere. hopefully next time we get it right and you can finally give us a 5 stars

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Reviewed 15 November 2023

Corleone, despite what its contents say, is the best pizza in the world. Well, best in all lower 48 States, most of Europe and South Africa. They also make their own flavourful liqueurs (including chocolate and ginger).

Date of visit: November 2023
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1  Thank FishHoek V
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Reviewed 15 August 2023

Best pizza in the hood (and the Western Cape #inmyopinion)

5 star 🍕We had the Toscana And Afrikana - highly recommended. Staff is friendly and unobtrusive AND they serve damn fine cuppacino's too👌☕️

Date of visit: August 2023
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1  Thank Liezl S
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Reviewed 24 July 2023

Friends of ours got married early February and the reception was held at Massimo's in Houtbay. What a fantastic venue for the function.
The area was surprisingly private. I completely forgot about the rest of the world outside of the cozy and intimate garden area, as it is very well sheltered.
The managers and staff did a fantastic job with the decor.
The food was excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed the variety of dishes they served and as I thought "okay that was it, we are done", another would arrive at the table looking so delicious and irresistible. I savoured every bite.
The staff was amazing, and you could feel their excited energy, as they made sure all the guests were comfortable and had a drink in hand. They were so friendly and welcoming - all smiles. What a team!
I have always advised friends and family to go to Massimo's, they do have the best pizza.... now I would not only recommend it for a lunch or dinner spot, but they are well suited for private functions as well.

Date of visit: February 2023
1  Thank Karin C
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