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Ristorante Massimo, Portsmouth, NH

Ristorante Massimo

4.8
4.8
2725 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
  • Good for special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Charming
Please Note: Online Reservations are for our Main indoor dining room ONLY. Please call us directly for WIne Bar options at 603.436.4000. We reserve the right to charge $20.00 per person cancelation fee, please call us by 12:00p.m.. the day of your reservation to avoid possible cancelation fees.~~~~~~ Nestled like a hidden jewel in historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Massimo's warmly lit brick and stone grotto walls, fresh flowers and oil paintings of magnificent Italian landscapes transports guests to Florence, Rome and Venice. Guests relax in a richly appointed atmosphere beneath mahogany-beamed ceilings and private parties unwind in their own intimate dining room. Ristorante Massimo offers authentic dishes from all regions of Italy. From innovative concepts to timeless Italian favorites, our executive chef creates each dish with a distinctive, refined touch as found in some of the world's most celebrated restaurants. **limited dining room availability offered online**

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (603) 436-4000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jethro Loichle
  • Private party facilities
    Please Note: limited seating during the next few month - Ristorante Massimo is the perfect setting for celebrating a special occasion or hosting a corporate event. Here guests can enjoy customized menus, an intimate setting and impeccable service. Our elegant private dining room can accommodate up to 20 guests and special arrangements can be made for larger groups. State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment is available. We look forward to taking personal care of every detail of your entertaining needs.
  • Private party contact
    Massimo Morgia: (603) 436-4000
  • Neighborhood
    Portsmouth
  • Cross street
    State Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Entertainment
    Our staff!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 2,725 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Hampshire

    Best Overall

  • New Hampshire

    Best Food

  • New Hampshire

    Best Ambiance

  • New Hampshire

    Best Value

  • New Hampshire

    Great for fine wines

  • New Hampshire

    Romantic

  • New Hampshire

    Good for special occasions

  • New Hampshire

    Italian

  • Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley

    Best Overall

  • Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley

    Best Food

  • Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley

    Best Service

  • Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley

    Best Value

  • Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley

    Romantic

  • Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley

    Good for special occasions

2,693 Reviews
  1. RyeBeach

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are exceptional always at Massimo. My only disappointment was that even though I made the reservation almost a month in advance I wasn't able to be seated at the table I had requested.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful atmosphere and fantastic service. the food was outstanding as well!

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  3. JeffB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Massimos never disappoints!!! Spectacular dinner and dessert. Best restaurant!!

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  4. Kjcj

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good meal but overall meal felt rushed. The table was not really needed -however from appetizer to coffee took less than 90 minutes. For a great restaurant a slower pace would have been greatly appreciated .

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  5. NHWineGuy

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, an exceptional dinner at Massimo's. It's always our pleasure to be there. This time, we also had the fortunate experience of having one of the best servers we've ever had ! Her name was Addison and she almost had a 5th sense about when to check in with us. Helpful in every way and thoughtful as well. An excellent evening !

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Massimo is such a gracious host and the food is delicious.

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  7. CharleneW

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 4 for dinner. We requested a table outside on the patio and they made that work perfectly for us! As for our dinners, everything was superb! Three of us ordered the special of the day, Swordfish with Myer lemon sauce and it was perfect! The 4th person had Filet and that was prepared exactly how he requested and was perfect! I love going to Massimo's because the food and service is always impeccable!

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  8. MichaelJ

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant in a lovely part of Portsmouth. Very close to downtown. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful during our experience. The food I feel was a touch underwhelming for what should have been an incredible Italian meal. This was a bit disappointing. I definitely expected a better experience when it came to the food itself. I would say I have had far better meals for much less at much more casual places. A place such as this should not be overcooking shrimp so badly that they curl and twist.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tiana was amazing! She made terrific recommendations and was very thorough. She did everything with a genuine smile! This was our first visit. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and we were beyond impressed! Thank you!!

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  10. MichelleS

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an enjoyable dinner at Massimo. Cheese board appetizers were great, dinners were all good, and the tiramisu was delicious (and about twice the size I expected)! We were celebrating a special occasion and the server added a candle to the dessert, which was unexpected and appreciated. Really nice ambiance and excellent service. Definitely a good spot to celebrate special occasions!

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FAQs

Ristorante Massimo is rated 4.8 stars by 2725 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Ristorante Massimo

59 Penhallow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Additional information

  • Cross street
    State Street
  • Neighborhood
    Portsmouth
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jethro Loichle
  • Entertainment
    Our staff!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (603) 436-4000
  • Private party facilities
    Please Note: limited seating during the next few month - Ristorante Massimo is the perfect setting for celebrating a special occasion or hosting a corporate event. Here guests can enjoy customized menus, an intimate setting and impeccable service. Our elegant private dining room can accommodate up to 20 guests and special arrangements can be made for larger groups. State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment is available. We look forward to taking personal care of every detail of your entertaining needs.
  • Private party contact
    Massimo Morgia: (603) 436-4000
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