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Ristorante Massimo, Portsmouth, NH

Ristorante Massimo

4.9
4.9
2666 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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

7:30 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 2,666 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Hampshire

    Best Overall

  • New Hampshire

    Best Food

  • New Hampshire

    Best Service

  • 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

2,666 Reviews
  1. MarkL

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    40th wedding anniversary meal. Sensational experience.

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  2. AmyT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely perfect, from the staff, to the drinks, and outstanding cuisine... 11 out of 10 every single time!

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  3. Sunshine

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I love coming here to dine. From the service to the food, everything is phenomenal! The staff is 💯 professional and on point. I truly appreciate the fact that Massimo is hands on not only with his team but also with his guests. He welcomes you in a kind way to his home and takes pride in providing top notch customer service. This is our go to place to dine in Portsmouth!

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  4. YvonneM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service; beautiful ambiance-delicious food First time will definitely go again

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  5. mike

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great restaurant- the food is amazing & service is excellent great wine list David our server was top-notch and very knowledgeable 

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always awesome Portsmouth best restaurant. Love it

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  7. MitchellD

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were really happy that Ristorante Massimo stayed during our 2024 Nor'easter. We very much enjoyed our pasta and duck dishes and the wine recommendation be Tiana was outstanding. The attentiveness of all the staff from check in, seating, service and check out was above expectation. Thanks.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, another fabulous dinner at Massimo’s. Service is exquisite, from the selection of wine through 3 courses of dinner. It feels like we are in Italy whenever we are there. Massimo is the ultimate host-so kind and truly authentic. The new chef has created some very intricate dishes that utilize the best flavors and ingredients. Always a special evening!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have dinned many times in the past over many years. Certainly my favorite place in Portsmouth. Hits all the right notes for a fabulous experience for those who appreciate the totality of fine dinning. Recently took my parents out to celebrate their birthdays along with my son. Everything was perfect including Massimo’s personalized blessings and desire to please. I have never had a bad experience or anything less less than pleasantly remembered at Massimos

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  10. JFM2

    Greater Boston

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot! Transition to a new chef is seamless. Terrific menu choices prepared perfectly!

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FAQs

Ristorante Massimo is rated 4.9 stars by 2666 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 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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