My palazzo is magical and mystical just like Venice. The table is traditionally set and the fresh seaside smell evokes stories of seamen. Live and savour Venice.
Discover some dishes out of Massimo's kitchen in order to whet your appetite!
The sweetness of the pumpkin is blending well with the fresh prawns, a hint of smoked chilli completes a burst of flavours.
Pappardelle are a type of pasta that calls for a rather rich sauce, which it finds here in a perfect composition with canoce, a typical shellfish of the Adriatic Sea and a hint of basil oil.
Braised Sardines whit the parfume of mediterranean sea.Rosemary, sage, coriander, parsley and lemon ... from my little garden.
The spelt, known as the grain of the ancient Romans, wins a new flavour, mixed with mint, parsley and little shrimps. Stuffed with this mixture the calamari is simply unique
the perfect starter to accompany a glass of prosecco or a spritz
Cuttlefish, "al nero di seppia", you can't leaving Venice without testing this typical dish!!!!!
Mackerel baked in foil (al cartoccio), with orange , leek and cumin seeds. Northern and southern flavours meeting in Venice.
Strozzapreti (pasta) , with a cream of asparagus from the islands of the lagoon....
Did you ever try hummus stuffed peppers ? the italian way....
artichokes from the island of the lagoon !
The most typical dish from Venice. Sardines in a little sweet and sour onion marinade. This dish saved our seamen for centuries. I'll tell you the whole story during dinner.
The tomatoes grown in my garden and the fish is amazing...!
Fava beans and chicory are typical from the south, I'm the first one combining them in a delicious tartlet.
Enjoy the flavor of Italy with this colourful, all-vegetarian dish. Eggplant , carrots , zucchini ,peppers, olives .
Enjoy the "panna cotta" my way , with a lot of fresh berries
All the dishes are accompanied by a homemade cake, warm and delicious!
My table offers something for every taste. on 10/16/2015
An amazing moment shared with very nice persons!
Max and his girlfriend Lisa, welcomed us in a very warm atmosphere, like old friends.
Max was waiting for us on time at the meeting point he suggested in St Marco piazza, which is very close to his place.
Max and Lisa live in a typical old fashioned style Venitian palazzio, in a very beautiful and typical neighborhood.
We felt at home in their dining room, and they were cooking in front of us several typical Venitian dishes, such as fried fish, sardines with onions and... secret, but really delicious, pasta with seafood, cooked squids on the stove with their ink and presented in a round loaf ciabatta type, original and very very good!
Of course with white wine from Venitie, and some desserts to finish the dinner!!
I strongly recommend Max's place to share lunch, dinner or a drink and above all to spend a very nice time with someone who really knows Italy and Venice!!
Enjoy Max hospitality!
by Frédéric H.
My table offers something for every taste. on 05/08/2015
We had a wonderful dining experience at Massimo. It's one of those expericences you can never forget... Food, ambiance, Massimo + Lisa, stories, Thanks to Massimo who really worked a lot for our diner to make sure everything was perfect... and it was. We decided to celebrate my father's 70th birthday and needed everything to be special !
We arrived in that beautiful courtyard with olive trees and an old well where a nicely dressed table with 3 lit chandeliers set the mood for a fun and unique night.
I have to talk about Massimo first because such a happy and generous person will already make your exepirence a great happening ! He is a true man of the sea He cooked like a chef to offer us the real italian way of dining: entry, primi, secondi, main... He managed to cook for us fresh bread, fresh pastas, fresh shrimps, fresh squids, peppers, tarts and great sarde in saor ( real seaman's food )... all this right on time, hot and sometimes even delivered by the second floor's window attached to a rope... very charming ! ( special thanks to Lisa, the girlfriend who also contributes a very great deal to make all this possbile )
I will return to Massimo's and will be sending people anytime possible knowing they will get what we all want from that kind of experience: Meeting locals, fresh local food, private places to visit and a great captain to lgiht everything up... that is Massimo.
Cheers from all our family !!!
by Antoine L.