One of my lifetime favorites. On our annual trip to this terrific little town, we had to drop in and see his new upstairs bar/small plate restaurant/waiting room for his main restaurant. Listen, everything the great Massimo touches,turns to a fine and elegant example of what an eating and drinking place should be and, once again, he nailed it. The space is beautifully paneled and appointed and welcoming. We had a drink and some triple cream on impossibly thin crackers, followed by a pasta dish---and everything iwas perfect. Massimo cruised through the room, spreading his warmth to everyone----there's no way in the world that you would ever expect to find a restaurant of this class in a small provincial city like Portsmouth but there it sits ---greater than ever!