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Ristorante Massimo

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59 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3800 (Formerly Anthony Alberto's) (State Street)
603-436-4000
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 206
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Italian Food

My wife and I had dinner there in April. It is great place to have Italian in Portsmouth, NH. We ordered beef and duck. they are amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
John L
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Stratham, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Stratham, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My wife and I had dinner there in April. It is great place to have Italian in Portsmouth, NH. We ordered beef and duck. they are amazing.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Just had our dinner for the first night Prima Bravo, its A Heaven of Seafood in Viareggio!! We love it and need to repeat tmr again. We will sleep well and looking fwd to eat thier foods lol

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Came for our second anniversary with no reservations on a busy Saturday night, we knew it might be tough to get a table. The owner was actually upset he couldn't find a table for us. He walked us up to the bar and asked the bartender to find us a nice spot. We sat with 2 great bartenders and were... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you like 'old world' or Boston North End Italian - this place rules. Really good, upscale traditional Italian food and the staff are black tie and treat you like royalty. Great food, amazing wines, and the owner (Mossimo) is nearly always around to check in and keep his eyes on things. One minute he will be picking up lettuce,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My wife and I went here to celebrate our anniversary. We haven't been here in a long time. It's still the same...which is a good thing! Everything to do with our meal was fantastic. Our waitress, Candice, was very helpful and nice. We had some soppresseta with a dolce gorgonzola served with fennel, carrots, onions and dried cherries soaked in... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Celebrated my 60th birthday here. Great ambiance, we sat downstairs and then went upstairs to the bar for a glass of port. The waitstaff was excellent, attentive but not intrusive, the food was excellent, very good variety. A visit from the owner topped off the evening.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Massimo's is our favorite restaurant in New England. Everything is just first rate, and we return every chance we can. Our server, Ken, was very helpful in accommodating my wife's food allergies and put together an off-menu option she loved.

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My husband and I were lucky enough to enjoy dinner at Ristorante Massimo to celebrate my "special" birthday. It exceeded our expectations! We were seated at a lovely and private table tucked away in a little arched alcove. Our server Meghan was perfect: friendly but not intrusive, knowledgeable about the menu and on the spot with whatever we needed. I... More 

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Boston
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This place was quite an experience! I went with two old friends, and we were hoping to chat and catch up over a slow meal. We had a 9pm reservation on a Saturday night, and didn't leave until close to 11:30. The service was wonderful and the owner circulated regularly and was very friendly and fun. The menu was a... More 

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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Our "visit" here began several weeks before we actually ate here. I was in need of a gift certificate, had seen the Trip Advisor reviews and liked the menu so I called Ristorante Massimo. I was so happy with the level of service I received just over the phone and then getting the certificate so quickly, I asked my husband... More 

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Additional Information about Ristorante Massimo

Address: 59 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3800 (Formerly Anthony Alberto's)
Phone Number: 603-436-4000
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3800 (Formerly Anthony Alberto's)
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-436-4000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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