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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
Good Food, fantastic service! Quiet atmosphere, low light, very comfortable place to be in.
Service was impeccable. I had the Turkey Special, but it was dry. Other plates were fantastic according to my wife and friends.
Overall, great place for that over 30 crowd.
Not much to complain about. Service was outstanding, cocktails imaginative and tasty, most food incredible. When the dessert we ordered wasn't quite what we expected the waiter, despite my protest took it off the bill and then without saying anything brought us something else to replace it. Beyond the call of duty. We will dine there again when in the area.
Really enjoyed the evening. The waitress was very friendly and excellent at her job and the host helped us with recommendations for eating options for the next day in Newburyport, MA. The ambiance was really superb. The food was delicious, we got the smaller portions and wished we would have order the larger one.
This was our second visit to Massimo’s since we moved to Portsmouth in September. We had planned a pre Christmas dinner celebration with some of our friends. Upon our arrival Massimo immediately remembered us from our anniversary dinner in September. We were made to feel very welcome and special. Our party of 6 were ushered to the table without waiting. Dustin our server was fabulous! He assisted us with menu choices and wine selections. Superb! Homemade pasta amazing! We love this restaurant and plan to continue to recommend to all our friends.
Again we rate Ristorante Massimo a solid 5! Everything about this restaurant is first class. The staff is unbeatable. From the moment you enter until the last bite the staff is there to answer questions and be helpful. As on other occasions our waitress was Candace. She is truly a gem. So professional, friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is just superb. They get is all - from the cozy ambiance to the lighting and artwork it is a joy to dine here. And then there is the food!!! Really? Just excellence in every bite. I never usually give such high reviews but this restaurant deserves every accolade. I only wish that we lived closer...but the drive is worth it. Please go - you will not be disappointed.
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.
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