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Massimo's Cucina Italiana

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96 Hammond St, Bangor, ME 04401-4941
207-945-5600
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good for fine dining

had a delicious lamb shank, with the meat falling off the bone...good portion...rosemary flavored with mushrooms ... very good....the black coffee was strong and hot....my colleagues had more Italian themed dishes and all seemed happy...glad to see a flourishing place in the Courtyard area.....

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Bangor, Maine
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Hampden, Maine
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was very pleasant. The service staff was great! It was a excellent place for date night. This was our 2nd visit to Massimo's, the food was average this night, but was excellent on our first visit. We will return again in the future.

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bangor, me
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Food is consistently great. I'm fairly certain the owner is in the kitchen full time and it shows. He is obviously a perfectionist as every main dish is a work of art. Service can be slow during busy times but our last visit our service was great (Hillary?). The breads are made daily by them and are great. The tuna,... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

had a delicious lamb shank, with the meat falling off the bone...good portion...rosemary flavored with mushrooms ... very good....the black coffee was strong and hot....my colleagues had more Italian themed dishes and all seemed happy...glad to see a flourishing place in the Courtyard area.....

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Saco, Maine
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Recently dined evening before College graduation, so the place was mobbed. Kitchen did a great job, but waitstaff was ill-prepared for and flustered with our party of seven. Waitress knocked over water glass, and it spilled across the table and onto laps and the floor. She took at least a full minute to toss some paper napkins on the table... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Not much to like here. Food is nothing special, service is poor and venue is so loud you can't hear people at the same table. Go instead to Tesoro around the corner and you won't go wrong.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our first night in town on this particular visit and we were able to be seated at their last seating. The atmosphere is tranquil and we were never rushed. Our server had a very clear understanding of how each dish was prepped and made excellent recommendations after assessing our desires. The only disappointment was that they ran out of the... More 

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Connecticut
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were a bit skeptical about going here since the reviews were a bit mixed, but I am so glad we did. I must say this was one of the better meals I've had! There were four of us for dinner, and everyone was impressed. We had the Zuppa Di Cozze for an appetizer which was delicious...my husband had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night February . Called and was told it was full for the night. I had taken the night off just to dine at massimos, so we came in to try to get in and the hostess found a cancelation for us. Food was incredible as usual and we were treated like royalty! Very impressed with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The staff is very cheerful and makes you feel right at home. The drinks and portions are generous and the food is fantastic. It is a sure bet for a great night out.

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Bangor, Maine
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127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Immediately you know they are trying to be sophisticated but it lacks any kind of atmosphere and design. It looks like someone went to flea market pick and dropped at this restaurant. The service was no better than a McDonald's and the food was horrible. The menu was well written, it's too bad the food didn't taste as good as... More 

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Additional Information about Massimo's Cucina Italiana

Address: 96 Hammond St, Bangor, ME 04401-4941
Phone Number: 207-945-5600
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $25 to $100
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 96 Hammond St, Bangor, ME 04401-4941
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: 207-945-5600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $25 to $100
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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