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Ristorante Massimo

59 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3800
+1 603-436-4000
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
59 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3800
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit to this intimate space revealed perfection of cuisine in Portsmouth. My distaste for crowds brings me to a number of coastal New England towns in the off-season for respite, and this restaurant somehow manages to maintain it’s reputation for wonderful meals many years...More

Thank Graham J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Massimo's is our go to place for special occasions and also for restaurant week... It's always fantastic!! And tonight was no exception!! The Lobster fettuccine made my knees weak..My husband had the short ribs and saccotini.. The other couple we were with ate off the...More

Thank Sailorphyl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed dinner at Massimos for a birthday. It was delicious! The waitstaff is attentive and provided great recommendations on menu selection. We will be back soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve been here a few times and it has definitely become a favorite. A wonderful place for any occasion. I went here with my children and husband for a birthday celebration, once a dinner date with just my husband and most recently with my husband...More

Thank TheNewEnglandGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for for a business dinner and enjoyed great service, very good food and an overall really good experience.

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have been eating at Massimo’s for years. The consistency of the high level of service and quality food is remarkable. It starts with Massimo himself who personally greets and engages every diner and makes you feel at home. The menu regularly...More

Thank Paul Y
Reviewed 5 March 2018

My wife and I have had dinner at Massimo's at least 8 times over the last 10 years. Every visit to Portsmouth has to include dinner at Massimo's. We are making plans now for April! The atmosphere is amazing. As a frequent traveler to Italy,...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I had dined a number of times at Massimo’s while working in Portsmouth. I was always delighted by the dining experience. I wanted my husband to enjoy a special birthday dinner so I planned an overnight stay in Portsmouth. From the moment we arrived, the...More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

First time here and we loved it, the staff were friendly, warm and professional. The food was excellent, but the Char was a bit dry. The small plates were very good and the Kobe meatballs were the best we have ever had. The burrata was...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Portions were small and prices were fairly high for what was served. Steak was over cooked and dessert only showed up after 20 mins of waiting and then asking to cancel it. No offer to comp dessert or anything. Meals were good but most likely...More

1  Thank Bowser_10
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17 February 2018|
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Response from coastie55 | Reviewed this property |
No, there are two sets of stairs, one short set to access the bar and a second long set to get to the restaurant that is below street level. I don’t recall seeing any handicap access features. I suggest you call to confirm.
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
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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
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