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Ristorante Massimo

59 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3800
+1 603-436-4000
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
59 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3800
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So why did I rate it four instead of five stars. The ambiance, food ,service were all five star . However ,the whole concept was a little snobby. I come from a long line of Neapolitans and have visited Naples, and I had to ask...More

Thank P T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been here a few other times and found the bar area the most inviting although it can be quite noisy. The appetizers are good and pasta is as well. At the bar the bartenders need a bit of coaching if you are used...More

Thank mwymd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a private dinner here recently for my brother's wedding weekend. This upscale dining experience was so enjoyable as the skill of the service matched the very interestingly crafted food. A very special treat!

Thank cbd27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and wine were wonderful and the service was very personal. The atmosphere would be great for a date or occasion. Depending on what you get, the portions can be small. A party member got Ravioli and was thankful she had an appetizer before...More

Thank Foodie171632
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just went to the bar. The wine was good. The people were friendly. The appetizers were tasty and well priced. Chris the bartender was entertainingly obnoxious. I think that that is how he would like to be described.

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been in Massimo 4 times. The last 3 were absolutly great from the appetizer to the dessert. But the last time (Memorial Day Weekend) we were there was horrendous. I personally ordered 3 dishes: Polpo alla Griglia, Gnocchi con Pancetta and the Duck....More

2  Thank A B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Massimo is a lovely guy and always greet us in a very nice way. We have been at Massimo already four times and we never got disappointed. I went with my big family as well and we ordered plenty of starters mains and side dishes....More

Thank MissSaretta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience! Our server, Candace, was outstanding! ( And I never remember names) The owner stopped by the table and chatted for a few minutes. Felt like an old friend by the time we left! Was here for my birthday, but didn't want...More

1  Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here a couple of times. The first time with a group of friends and the second time just the two of us for our anniversary. This restaurant does not disappoint. The restaurant itself is very quaint, and the food was...More

1  Thank Cindy A
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Awesome experience here. the food all homemade and absolutely perfect. The staff was attentive and very friendly. I was dining by myself and unfortunately this sometimes means that I am over looked for a larger party. I didnt have this feeling at all here. They...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you tell me how much a three course dinner would be please.
27 March 2017|
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Response from Babson15 | Reviewed this property |
Some of the meals come in a smaller size so it really depends on what you order. I think a couple could dine for closer to $100 if having just one glass of wine each. It is a lovely spot.
Ellen S
Is there a dress code?
4 October 2016|
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Response from Dave L | Reviewed this property |
There's not a dress code, but I think you would want to look dressed up. The place is pretty elegant and I would hate to feel silly in anything less than nice jeans and a dress shirt.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3800 (Formerly Anthony Alberto's)
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-4000
  • E-mail
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