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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    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
Good Italian

I always go to this restaurant when I'm in Bangor. The owners are great, staff are good....food is good. I look forward to my next visit.....

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JameelW
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New York, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate dinner at the beautiful marble bar, the whole place is very beautiful ! we split the gnocchi....OH my god ! what a wonderful fresh, experience ! great wine list as well. we'll keep going back !

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Thank Linda W
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always go to this restaurant when I'm in Bangor. The owners are great, staff are good....food is good. I look forward to my next visit.....

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Thank JameelW
Bangor, ME
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Massimo's authentic Italian food is so very delicious. The marinara sauce is excellent, as well as all the pasta. The crusty breads are wonderful. Our server was pleasant, attentive, and very well-trained. She answered all our questions about various dishes. The decor and atmosphere was just right for a Saturday evening out.

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Thank Terrysmom
Maine
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An older building with genuine architectural ships knees supporting the beams (and reflecting Bangor's shipping history) has been transformed into a sleek tasteful space. Waitresses in black dresses are well informed. Amazing mussel soup appetizer with a bit of a hot bite was plenty big enough for two.My saffron pasta seafood dish was wonderful (more plump PEI mussels). My wife's... More 

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Thank middleagedtraveler53
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In all aspects, a very consistent fine dining experience. As far from an Olive Garden menu as you can get!

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Thank Monica F
winslow, ME
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reading some of the reviews of this lovely restaurant, I'm ever reminded that most Mainer's don't know the difference between eating out and dining out. Yes, you can eat out at Massimo's, but one would be better served to dine. Dining out is not just about the food. It's about the total experience. There are other restaurants in Bangor as,... More 

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Thank travelingchef37
Bangor, Maine
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We weren't impressed on our first visit, some time ago, and gave Massimo's a mediocre rating. Totally different experience this time. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and polite. Food was very good. I had a braised lamb shank with vegetables (have had a less hardy dish passed off as Lamb Osso Buco in Charlotte, NC). Wife had a shrimp and... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

First time here. Amazing authentic Italian food for a reasonable price. Portions are perfect and not too big at all. Got to meet the owner and he was very friendly and chatted for about 20 minutes. Definitely be aware of the no cell phone policy, because they will ask you to step outside if you are talking on the phone.... More 

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Thank mclement1984
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Dinner at Massimos is a treat! Love the atmosphere, and the food is very good. The rumors of the Chef not being very accommodating does put a damper on your meal ordering, other then that it's a great night out. I will definitely go again.

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Thank Carolyn G
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a unique place to eat and Massimos was recommended. We arrived on a Friday night just about dinner time. As we suspected the restaurant was busy. The hostess greeted us warmly, took our name and told us the wait would be about 25 mins. About 20 mins later we were seated and our... More 

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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 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?