Ristorante Massimo is a must....The food is wonderful and the service the same. The atmosphere makes you feel like you're in Italy!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOUTSTANDING!!! Second to noneOUTSTANDING!!! Second to none and an absolute must when we are in the area. Perfect!!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDrDaveWe went with high expectations and weren't disappointed. The subterranean location with a mix of wood and stone gave the feel of being in a private club reserved for special guests and we felt special the whole time. The service was leisurely and well guided and the food delicious and well presented. Valet parking much appreciated on a rainy weekend night.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM25th Anniversary DinnerMy husband and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary Dinner at Ristorante Massimo, which was also our first time dining there and we picked the right place to go! The food was amazing, the service was top notch and the ambience was very romantic. We will definitely be dining there again very soon.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTableI had asked for a specific table because it was my 30th anniversary. We were setaed exactly where I had asked.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceThe ambiance was great , tables tucked in places for small intimate dining.
The food selection was superb presented beautifully and served hot.
Service was very good never felt rushed.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMYum MaximoWow,
A delicious array of farm to table delicacies. Multple courses are well timed but spaced apart and delicious. one can overstuff oneself but happily. Wines were well paired.
All around an excellent dining experience.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notchFavorite place to go in Portsmouth. Simple as that.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe got a great table on relativelyWe got a great table on relatively short notice,for my wife's birthday celebration. The food was spectacular, service was attentive, and Massimo was gracious as always. Perhaps the best serving of meat I have ever had in my life.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food,service and history,Massimo's is our favorite restaurant in Naples for a special or semi- special dinner. The food is always excellent, service couldn't be better, and the setting is so grotto like and cozy- old stone and brick- this place oozes history. If Massimo is there, which he usually is, he makes you feel like you are family. Fives stars! There are great restaurants to choose from here and this is one of the best!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thoroughly enjoyed ourWe thoroughly enjoyed our romantic evening at R.M. To begin, we knew it had excellent food reviews, but still salivated over the chef's beautiful, 7 course tasting items. Service was delightful (thank you Candace!). Highly recommended.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful timeMy partner and I went to Ristorante Massimo for the first time about a month ago and had the most wonderful, quiet, romantic and delicious dinner. We both unfortunately have dietary restrictions, and the waitstaff and chef were completely accommodating and gracious and more than happy to make a few substitutions. The food was TOP notch foodie grade food! :)4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining experienceWonderful dining experience in an elegant setting with old world charm. Very attentive staff including the owner who came to the table to ensure our meal was satisfactory. It was more! This is not a jean, tee or sweat shirt restaurant. Certainly the term casual smart dress applies.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, IThe food was excellent, I recommend this restaurant. My guests had Osso Bucco and they loved it4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were pleased to gatherWe were pleased to gather at this spot for a special dinner, and we enjoyed the unique Chef's Tasting menu that featured delightful twists on Italian specialties--and in quite generous portions! Definitely a special place for foodies of all stripes!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst class a night to remember.This was our 2nd trip to Massimo. We were not disapointed. Everything was great. The owner, Massimo, greets every guest and is part of the operation. First class every step of the way. This restaurant is romantic and very relaxing. A class act. I told my wife that if we were not married, this is where I would propose to her.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GreatMassimo is consistently great. Food choice and preparation for Restaurant Week were exceptional. This restaurant is comparable to the best in Boston.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter hearing many great reviewsAfter hearing many great reviews about Massimo, we decided upon that. We made reservations for 8:30pm, which weren't ready when we got there. There was about a 10-15 minute wait past our reservation, but Massimo was very welcoming so the wait didn't bother us. Service was pretty slow for the time of night, and it took forever for someone to realize we never got menus. Our waitress was the saving grace of the service, she was so patient and accommodating to my pointing of things on the menu. The biggest downfall is that we had a reservation for two, but were seated at a table fit for 6 people and it was hard to carry a conversation at such a large table.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA very nice find for a romanticA very nice find for a romantic evening out. The food was very good and not the same old offerings. Looking forward to another night out.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA group of us were at RistoranteA group of us were at Ristorante Massimo's on Saturday, 04/06/13 to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Portsmouth so it seemed like a obvious choice. We were promtly greeted by Massimo himself and felt very welcomed. We were seated in a small room which was very nice and quiet and above all we were able to speak to one another without shouting over any noise. The food was tasty to say the least and enjoyed by all. The service was outstanding and overall our dining experience was 5 star. Would certainly recommend and am looking forward to returning again soon.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the moment we were greetedFrom the moment we were greeted by Massimo himself I knew I would like thus place. Food was delicious, service was excellent! Nothing more needs to said.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGenuine Italian ExperienceThis was the first time I have ever been to Ristorante Massimo and I was pleasantly surprised. The table we were seated at was tucked away in a little brick alcove in the basement dining room, and I loved the feeling of the old building all around us. The waitstaff was very friendly and personable, and gave excellent advice on the dishes and wine. The food itself was masterfully prepared, and the wine list was extensive, although the bottle selection was far more varied than the by-the-glass selection. I found the decor and the general ambiance to err slightly towards the tacky side, but the quality of everything really made up for it. This is a fantastic special-occasion restaurant, and I will make sure to return.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service and foodAbsolutely outstanding! The service and food are top notch! Massimo makes everyone feel welcome and appreciated.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRISTORANTE MASSIMO IS GREATIT WAS A SUPERB EXPERIENCE. WE LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMwe spent my wife's 60th Birthdaywe spent my wife's 60th Birthday party at Massimo's this weekend with our entire family. a beautiful restaurant, great food and ambiance. everyone was 100% satisfied!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Food and Wonderful ServicThe food, service and abimance were fantastic. Our server was wonderful, she really new her menu and wine list and made great recommendations. The owner Massimo truly knows his stuff. He is very visible and strives for perfection. I would highly recommend this restaurant . You will not be disappointed!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to celebrate aGreat place to celebrate a special occasion. It is not your ordinary Italian restaurant.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM