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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, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
Perfect night out

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Margaret R
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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San Marcos, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This place is equivalent to many fine dining restaurants and trattorias in Italy (I was stationed in Naples for 2 years). Great atmosphere. You get the food how the chef prepares it, not customized. My wife and I shared the prosciutto, mozzarella picante, and mixed olives - all perfect, plenty of prosciutto. For dinner we each had a glass of... More 

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Winthrop, Maine
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited Massimo's on 12-27-14. It was a Saturday night and they were fairly busy but still had available tables. I loved they look of they place. I thought entering though the courtyard was really cool, this made me more excited to try a new place. Then everything changed when we entered. We were asked if we had called 45mins... More 

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Maine
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A restaurant you can always depend on for a terrific meal. From antipasta to dessert (and everything in between) we are never disappointed. Sometimes parking can be a challenge but never enough to stop us from dining here. The waitstaff is always helpful explaining the daily specials and even items on the menu. The owners stop by and chat to... More 

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Sedgwick, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I sputter and fuss about the no reservations for parties under 7 rule but then we only were seated 10 minutes after the time I requested and hour before. The evening was very busy with a large party and, the sign of a well run establishment, there were empty tables to allow the kitchen to serve all the diners. Our... More 

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Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

our experience started off well. we thought it had nice atmosphere, it was very busy but there was room for us at the bar (were told should have a table in 30-45min). this wasn't a problem as we wanted to start with a bottle of wine. The bartender recommended a bottle which we loved. After approximately 30min things started to... More 

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New England
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I have heard of this place being a great experience, so I tried it out. They don't take reservations, but you can call ahead and they will put your name on a list. We went on a Friday night and it was fairly full, the aroma was, in and of itself, wonderful. Everything is a la carte so it gets... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

i have tried 15 times to make a reservation for 4. They require you to call 45 minutes before hand to make reservation. EVERY TIME they have no table as they do take reservations for 7 or more people. But when you call early they always say call back 45 minutes before hand. If you do not mind waiting an... 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: Romance, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?