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Ristorante Massimo

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59 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3800 (Formerly Anthony Alberto's) (State Street)
+1 603-436-4000
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Fishers, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Massimos with a wine club (39) people for a wine pairing... the service was very good; the food was delicious; the wine very nice; and the venue lovely! We will return. My husband's entree was seared scallops and I had roast duck! Both were delicious! The salad was simple but deliciously dressed/seasoned! My husband's first course was a... More 

Thank Carmen G
Saco, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the restaurant on-line, read the reviews, menu and wine list and ventured out in a snow storm to NH for a new experience. After finding our way there we were pleasantly surprised to find an upscale restaurant tucked down under an old building creating a cozy atmosphere. The menu was completely different than what was online and certainly... More 

Thank TravelBug04072
houston, tx
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253 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in the bar (upstairs) rather than the restaurant downstairs. I imagine the same kitchen but briefer menu. But it was very nice and more like a restaurant than a bar. Food was very good. Good reasonable wine list. BUT parking was a nightmare - valet had given up and wasn't accepting any more cars when we arrived. Took... More 

Thank CrossRiver
Reading, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stopped in to have a drink in the bar. Chris and Steve had us laughing so hard it made for a memorable night.

Thank Nate W
Nashua, New Hampshire
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136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I made a reservation here for our wedding anniversary dinner. I had requested a quiet table and was very please to be seat in a romantic alcove. Perfect for the occasion. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Our entrees were very good. My wife had a chicken dish and I had a steak. I was not... More 

Thank mjmNJ
Walpole, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out of a number of fine options in Portsmouth, we chose to have our celebratory New Year's eve dinner at Ristorante Massimo - & so glad we did! Service was impeccable - Melissa had great knowledge of the menu & was able to provide good recommendations. Started with nice cheese pairings, then meatball appetizer...which had a nice sauce & ricotta.... More 

Thank Mbuti
Wakefield, NH
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We try to get to Massimo's at least twice a winter during our "date night" evenings out. We have never been disappointed. We especially appreciate that Massimo is always a presence and cruises around the dining room to assure satisfaction. We were seated in a cozy alcove on this visit which I loved, quiet and yet still part of the... More 

Thank Janet M
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is very good, but it's an hour for us to get there, and there are other good places much closer to home. We go there because the atmosphere at the bar is great, and Chris makes the trip worthwhile. Not only is he a terrific server, he has everyone at the bar in stitches! Very funny guy, but... More 

Thank DayTrippersMass
Newton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Massimo's is a first rate place. From your warm welcome when you enter, to the professional service of the elegant waitstaff who make you feel at home no matter how you are dressed. Wine list is excellent and menu provides choices for every kind of food lover. Presentation is at a high level. We loved our proscuitto cantaloupe salad, our... More 

Thank Ellen S
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Outstanding service, delicious food and lovely atmosphere! What more can you ask for...And the prices are reasonable for what you get. Absolutely going back! Perfect for a romantic dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?