Do you have a special occasion to celebrate? This is the restaurant to mark the occasion.

Ristorante Massimo in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has been picked as one of the country's most romantic restaurants by Open Table. This Italian restaurant is the closest you can be to Italy without getting a passport.

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This is how Open Table described your trip to Massimo,

Nestled like a hidden jewel in historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Massimo's warmly lit brick and stone grotto walls, fresh flowers and oil paintings of magnificent Italian landscapes transports guests to Florence, Rome and Venice. Guests relax in a richly appointed atmosphere beneath mahogany-beamed ceilings and private parties unwind in their own intimate dining room. Ristorante Massimo offers authentic dishes from all regions of Italy. From innovative concepts to timeless Italian favorites, our executive chef creates each dish with a distinctive, refined touch as found in some of the world's most celebrated restaurants.

It's such a sweet restaurant, and the love is real from Massimo Morgia, who opened in 1994. He was born in Italy and grew up in a first-generation Italian family in America. He always wanted a restaurant that felt like it belonged in his hometown of Portecorvo.

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Massimo goes above and beyond to make sure that when you dine in his restaurant, you feel like you are having Sunday dinner at his home. That means earnest preparation, the freshest ingredients, plenty of laughter, love, and hospitality.

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The setting, the food, and the details are why they are deemed New Hampshire's most romantic restaurant and one of the most romantic in the country.

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