From the moment we arrive we were greeted graciously and then seated and all of our needs were met with excellent service as well as the service of the sommelier. The food was better than I had expected and the desserts were marvelous
Best carbonara ever.
Exceptional Italian place very cozy with an extensive wine list.
Excellent food and service would definitely recommend
Massimo is the best restauranteur in Portsmouth. He is receptive, attentive and engaged. He's not sitting at the bar of his restaurant. He is on his game and it shows. Outstanding food, service and atmosphere!
Wonderful all the way around! Perfect night celebrating a 40th bit would go anytime! The carbonara was Amazing & the meatballs!!! Perfect
We had a great time, appetizers were delicious, their pasta is like what my grandmother used to make!
The owner was very accommodating to our children, he made them feel very special and we so appreciated that!
Consistantly top shelf. Owner-run restaurants are the best. Massimo makes it awesome every time.
Excellent food and service. Massimos always delivers
The food, service, and atmosphere was fantastic.
My favorite restaurant in Portsmouth NH. The food is amazing. The staff phenomenal.
We had a wonderful meal and we loved the atmosphere! We ate downstairs in a cozy brick alcove with a cute chandelier which felt romantic and fun. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious! Definitely will return in the future!
This was my second time to Massimo - I was ready to be less impressed than I was the first time. BUT! every single thing we ate was outstanding. I'm a New York transplant to Maine, and have eaten at a lot of top restaurants around the world. Massimo is a treat and a hidden gem. I can't wait to go back.
Excellent atmosphere and our waitress was extremely nice and informative. Will go back as soon as we can!
We drive from Boston to come here...love it!!
We have been here on a few occasions from out of town and always have a great experience. The service is incredible and the same can be said for the food. Highly recommend for a special occasion or if you’re just looking for an amazing dining experience!
The meal was beyond fabulous! The server was polite, personable and enhanced the experience. It was one of the best meals we have eaten in a very long time.
Literally the best carbonara I’ve ever had! The food was divine and the exposed brick and stone walls made it a romantic, cozy atmosphere
Another wonderful experience during difficult pandemic times
Massimo is easily the best Italian food you can get in the north east. 11/10 would recommend.
Really great for special occasions... we have spent wonderful Valentine’s Day dates, birthday dinners, etc. here. My partner and I also like to go for a late night dessert and martini.
The food was amazing! The service perfect! Beautiful!
Fantastic restaurant ! Good social distancing and perfect food.
My wife loved it !!
We ave been many times and Massimo’s always makes it a special occasion. This time was particularly so, because we hadn’t been in a while and the food was exceptional..
exceptional on every level - we thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the service & our anniversary!
I was very excited for this meal, but wasn't fully satisfied. When we arrived, I asked our waiter for a good wine recommendation that was low in tannin. He offered us the most tannin wine on the menu. Our food was warm, not hot, which was a bit frustrating. At the end, our tiramisu was filled with liquid at the bottom of the dish, which means it was old and starting to separate, thus causing the liquid. The cool thing about the tiramisu is the cotton candy they put on top. Sad that this was not fresh food or hot food at the prices we paid.
Great food and service in a warm old world Italian atmosphere.
The entire dining experience was amazing. The quality of the food is among the best in New England.
I love coming to Ristorante Massimo for any occasion, whether it's to celebrate a birthday or have a romantic dinner with my boyfriend. The staff there always goes above and beyond, and makes each visit feel special. Food is fantastic, service is outstanding, and ambiance is relaxing. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Delightful dining experience from reservation to exit. The reservation time we wanted was available, the atmosphere was quit and intimate. The service was courteous and professional. The options presented on the menu were diverse and intriguing. When served the meal was pleasing to the eye, nose and taste buds. The tiramisu we chose for dessert was stopped with a gourmet cotton cotton that was both a surprise and delicious. Ristorante Massimo defines top shelf dinning for the seacoast.
Absolutely amazing. Food was among the best Italian I've ever had. I got the bolognese and it was flavorful and creative. The drinks were equally excellent, along with the service. The owner was there greeting people and he seems like he genuinely appreciates his guests. Great, authentic ambiance, huge portions, and North End-quality food (if not better). Only small complaint is we were sat in a small room in the back, which was nice until it filled up and was very loud.
Excellent overall-food, service, location.
The Veal Scallopini was the best I've ever had! A truly splendid and all-together flavorful dish.
Excellent food both seafood and beef, a little expensive for wine selections, overall wonderful service, just a bit slow about half way through dinner.
Excellent as always! Massimo never disappoints!
Amazing experience! So welcoming. Food was amazing and drinks delicious! We will definitely go back!
Although our server was pleasant. The “service” was not very good. Our food was not staggered in a way which each course could be enjoyed. We could not finish one plate before another was piled on top of us. The food was not the best either. What a disappointment when a restaurant is rated on your site so highly. The pasta was the biggest let-down. It was overcooked and the sauce was insignificant. We were not even offered a dessert. So disappointing.
Delicious!! Outstanding service and incredible food!!
Fabulous dinner. If you are in Portsmouth, NH this place is a must!
Wonderful menu, experienced wait staff, all around excellent experience!
Excellent food, perfect ambiance, the wait staff were fantastic. We were in a small room downstairs and it was exactly what we wanted for a celebration dinner.
OpenTable ダイナー1692名によるRistorante Massimoの評価は4.8☆です。