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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

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Best italian in bangor

Great pasta - most of the time. We have loved massimos and for a long time it was our go to date night. On busy nights beware that you will wait and our last trip it took three order attempts to find something they were not out of. I'm a big fan of the chicken massimo- always delicious. Great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Abby G
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great pasta - most of the time. We have loved massimos and for a long time it was our go to date night. On busy nights beware that you will wait and our last trip it took three order attempts to find something they were not out of. I'm a big fan of the chicken massimo- always delicious. Great romantic... More 

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Quispamsis, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Italian restaurant in downtown Bangor. Street parking only, entrance via the courtyard with a couple of steps, so not really handicap access. We had no reservations but were offered seating at a high table, which was just fine. We had gnocchi, seared tuna, and shared a scoop of dark chocolate gelato. A very enjoyable meal with great service. The many... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We attended a wedding rehearsal dinner here. We were given several meal choices as opposed to ordering from the menu. I had the lasagna bolognese and my daughter had the fettuccine with shrimp. Both were very tasty. The staff was friendly and accommodating, though I don't believe this restaurant is staffed for a group as large as we had. Each... More 

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Lewiston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Four co-workers opted to dine here, as we have in the past, to see if high quality remains. Guess what? It does - and in some regards it is even better. Appetizers included spinach and grilled portobello with Gorgonzola ("this salad is more than delicious") and the special seafood soup ("it was what I expected and a whole lot more")... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I are on vacation in Maine. Tonight we are in Bangor and decided to try Massimo's Cucina Italiana. What a wonderful surprise! This is Italian food as good as what we enjoyed in Tuscany. We started off with an antipasto plate with 3 wonderful cheeses and 3 meats and the most amazing homemade bread. For our entrees... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

One of the best restaurants in the BANGOR area. The food and service was outstanding. We had the lamb cops and its the best I had.Didn't have a reservation but showed up at 5PM and was seated right away. The service was top notch. had canoli for dessert and these were small but excellent. The place is adding another pizza... More 

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Hampden, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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?