All in all it was a great dinner
Our first time dining at Massimo and we were impressed.
Had an awesome experience at Massimo. Alexandra was a great waitress and Massimo wished us a good night on the way. Great dinner!
This was our first time here. We were a party of four. Our food was outstanding, carbonara, beet salad, scallops, beef sirloin, artic char, veal chop was enjoyed. Our server was friendly and had very good knowledge of the menu and wine list. We can’t wait to return!
Simply, it's one of the top restaurants in Portsmouth.
We have always had a fantastic time here! It’s more of an experience than just a meal. The service is impeccable, and the food is phenomenal. The wine list is comprehensive, the staff is experienced with wine pairing, and have always made great suggestions. The ambiance is perfect for a special occasion. This has quickly become our favorite restaurant!
Met a couple of college friends for dinner. We sat in the bar during our short wait for a table and it had a great atmosphere. We were sat in the lower level dining room which was very comfortable and had great ambiance. The food was fantastic (I had the fillet) and staff, including multiple visitors from the owner, were attentive and friendly. A really great experience!
Wonderful find in Portsmouth. We were just hunting through Open Table for a place to stop on our way back from a ski trip and happened on Ristorante Massimo. Everything was just perfect - the staff was excellent, the food superb and the wine list very good with alot of depth.
Will definitely put this restaurant on our list of places to re-visit. Wish that we lived closer.
Being relatively new to the area, this restaurant reminded me of a true "dining" experience. Lots of good food around here, but not fine dining. The entire evening was a pleasure: ambience, impeccable service, and absolutely delicious food prepared beautifully. It was a completely!
Everything was exceptional! We started with a selection of three Italian cheese pairings, with a couple of wonderful cocktails, followed up with the special if the day in an appetizer size, the chunks of lobster were decadent, soft, and perfectly cooked, with a perfectly balanced sauce that had just the right amount of heat in it. I'm not even sure how to describe the humbly named veal chop I enjoyed, it was massive, perfectly cooked, soft as butter and delicious. Dinner was followed by the decadent tiramisu cheesecake, which was also done perfectly. The waitress was attentive and very knowledgeable about the entire menu, from the cheese plates to wine pairings and even digestifs.
A truly amazing experience. The staff was amazing. The food was superb. Will definitely go back again.
2nd time eating here. Consistently excellent.
1year Anniversary dinner with my beautiful bride. Couldn’t have asked for a more romantic setting and fine Italian meal. This was a first time experience and well worth it. My only regret with this review is we couldn’t give a 10 to our waitress, Candace. Food is amazing (try the veal chop or tenderloin) drinks are good pour ( had a gin and tonic that was more like a martini) it was awesome. The host was courteous and professional just as everyone else we interacted with at the establishment.
We loved our experience, only compliant was our appetizer took over 45 mins to come out and then our meals came out immediately after, not sure if server forgot to put in our apps. And nobody came over to explain.
Highly professional staff and lovely setting. The food preparation exudes professional quality and the menu selections are examples of superb culinary design without the trendy excesses so often seen.