Massimo's Cucina Italiana is located in the heart of downtown Bangor. Owned and operated by Massimo Ranni and his wife Anne Marie, Massimo's has quickly become a favorite of local diners. With cuisine falling somewhere between fine and casual dining, Massimo's friendly dining experience, includes everything from soups and salads, and pastas, to the best lamb shank in the state.
After visiting Maine and falling in love with its lifestyle and people, Massimo and Anne Marie decided to leave their New Jersey restaurant, Trattoria Il Forno, behind and moved to Vacationland. While driving in downtown Bangor, the couple found the perfect location for their new dream across the street from Bangor's Historic Court House. After a complete renovation, Massimo's Cucina Italiana opened its doors in November of 2007.
Born in Rome, Italy, Massimo is best known for his award winning breads and delicious secret sauces. Ranni leaves nothing to chance and only uses the highest quality ingredients in his masterful creations. With impeccable service and one of the city's finest atmospheres, it is no wonder he has received rave reviews from major publications such as the New York Times, Bangor Daily News, Maine Food & Lifestyle and Downeast Magazine. But don’t just take their word for it… join us tonight for a delectable meal you are sure to enjoy at Massimo’s Cucina Italiana!
"Forget your red and white checkered tablecloths, meatballs, and red pepper flake dispensers, icons of the popular (and tasty) American version of Italian cuisine. At Massimo’s Cucina Italiana across from the courthouse on Hammond Street you won’t find fettuccine alfredo or cheesy garlic bread. Instead you’ll find authentic Roman food from the region of Lazio, Italy, served in what feels like a revamped trattoria complete with tigerwood floors, slate-colored walls, a sleek marble bar, and an all-around, upscale, family vibe."
"its hot downtown...; And here’s why: Bangor has a great dining destination, Massimo's Cucina Italiana - where the table is set for your pleasure. "
-Bangor Daily News