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Ristorante Massimo

59 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3800 (Formerly Anthony Alberto's)
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Ranked #6 of 187 restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: State Street
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87% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
South Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Fantastic meal, and great service! The last two times I have tried to go they were full. Make reservations ahead they book up quickly.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our party of 4 adults had high hopes for an outstanding meal last night at Massimo in Portsmouth, but we were a bit disappointed. The main entrees were excellent, including the filet, the lobster, the cod, and the veal, but the caesar salads we each had were disappointing, especially for such a famous Italian restaurant. It's as if the preparer... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was our anniversary and one restaurant which was open was Massimo. We had wanted to eat here for a while so we made a reservation. We had a fine dinner here at this comfortable restaurant. On the lower level, there are a couple of alcove dining areas suitable for two. We were seated in one of these so dining... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I went there for my girlfriend's birthday dinner. I was greeted by Massimo himself. I had Ken as my waiter. Ken was great about explaining the specials and entrees. Overall it was a great experience and we plan on going back. The food and service was the best Italian I have had sround here.

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This needs to go on your "must visit" list.We ordered the chef's tasting along with the wine pairing and it was amazing. The portions for the tasting were just right and the wine pairings were a perfect match. I left feeling full but not uncomfortable - very satisfied. Our server was amazing and was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for my birthday and it was by far the best experience I have ever had at a restaurant! The owner himself greeted us and brought us to our table. Our server Ken was so great! He was attentive and most helpful in picking out the perfect wine to go with my meal! The food... More

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Salem, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We took a chance on a reccomendation from friends to celebrate our anniversary here and are vey glad we did. We were a little unsure of how much food to order but we had a great waiter who helped us select some very nice dishes and even gave us an overview of some of the Italian wine they had to... More

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Derry, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We came in for our anniversary and had a lovely time.I am a bit unfamiliar with italian wine but was given a tour from ken, our server who explained what the regions were known for and also which bottles were popular and well recieved. Bravo! An excellent way to spend our anniversary. I highly reccomend this place for very special... More

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Derry, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great atmosphere, unbelievable food, and perfect service. We had never been before and needed some guidance in selecting the perfect items. We expressed this to our waiter, Ken, and he took as much time as we needed to make us feel very confident about our selections even returning to make sure we understood all possibilities and that we were happy... More

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Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is without a doubt the best restaurant in New Hampshire for the quality of the food and the service!!!

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