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About Ristorante Massimo
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 worlds most celebrated restaurants. Thoroughly unforgettable, unbelievable satisfying. **limited dining room availability offered online**
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Monday - Friday: for groups of 5 or more - We ask that a guest call by 12:00p.m. the day of the reservation to cancel or we reserve the right to charge a $20.00 per person fee.
Saturday: all reservations - We ask that a guest call by 12:00p.m. the day of the res reservation to cancel or we reserve the right to change a $20.00 per person fee.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Ristorante Massimo offers complimentary weekend valet service. Our private lot is available for guest parking midweek. Simply alert the maitre d' of your arrival via telephone and we will gladly provide access to our gated lot.
Private Party Facilities:
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
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Ristorante Massimo Ratings and Reviews
Massimo's is one of our favorite restaurants in Portsmouth. The care that the owner goes to to be sure each and every guest is happy and satisfied with there food is priceless. If you are looking for great food and intimate atmosphere, then you need to go here!
We made a special trip to Massimo's to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary. As always, the food and wine were exceptional. Dustin provided us with great service further adding to our enjoyment of the meal. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
Dinner at Massimo’s is always a treat. They have the most wonderful food, the service is excellent and Massimo himself is the jewel. He’s always attentive, friendly and goes out of his way to be a wonderful host. Dinner prices are not cheap, but they are worth every penny.
We had a 6;30 reservation. got there 10 minutes early was told our table was just finishing up and then it was given to a group that didnt have a reservation. When we were finally seated the hostess did not give us menus so we had to wait another 10 minutes for menues. Our server was not the caliber that we are used to for this place andwewere very disappointed with the service. The food, however, was excellent.
Food at Massimos is simply perfection. Every time.
The chef's creativity shines, from ingredients, flavors, & textures to presentation.
Servers are professional yet friendly, a welcome cut above those at other restaurants.
Ambience is our favorite--wine cellar feel, cozy and special, never cold nor hot. Fine for friends or couples.
And Massimo himself always makes you feel special. :-)
This is our favorite restaurant in the world! Food is exceptionally gourmet; service is impeccable. Latest visit was our anniversary celebration, which happened to coincide with "restaurant week". Unlike many area restaurants, Massimo's offers a broad menu with full-sized servings of their best entrees, as well as appetizer and dessert, for restaurant week. At other times, every meal we have ever had here, over a period of 15 years, has been amazing and well worth the prices.
Had reservations at 8:15, It was the beginning of restaurant week in Portsmouth, so they were running a little late. No problem they gave us a couple glasses of wine and where seated 15 minutes later. The server was absolutely the best and the food was fabulous. This will be a regular destination anytime we're in town!
The minute you walk in the door you know you are in for an enchanted evening. You are greeted and immediately recognized and congratulated for your special occasion! The wine and dinner menu's are a great read and the choices are vast. Each dish is crafted and there is nothing common place about any entree. There is something on the menu for almost everyone, and the worst part is that you have to choice but one for yourself. This was our third time there and will definitely NOT be our last.
This was my third time at Ristorante Massimo. It has always been great. The menu and atmosphere are notably great, and they incorporate a lot of local and seasonal ingredients. This time the service was a bit slow, but that was a first (it was very busy however). Overall, still excellent and we will return.
Very nice menu -- creative and innovative and not "typical" Italian fare.
There are two areas for dining -- a more formal dining room downstairs and a bar/lounge area upstairs .
Great cheese and charcuterie presentation and options, and nice pasta options.
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