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Located in the heart of downtown Bangor, Maine — Massimo's Cucina Italiana features authentic Roman cuisine, artisanal breads and mouthwatering house-made deserts.

Owned and operated by Massimo Ranni and his wife Anne Marie, Massimo’s offers a relaxed yet sophisticated dining experience where the food speaks for itself. Massimo’s passion for cooking comes to light with every bite of pasta, bread or what’s been called the best lamb shank in the state — all made with centuries old cooking techniques learned in the heart of Italy.

Come taste the Italian cuisine that’s quickly become a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

“This unassuming restaurant opposite the courthouse in downtown Bangor serves traditional Italian dishes from the Lazio region around Rome. Go hungry and start with a pasta like intensely flavorful Bucatini All' Amatriciana with tomatoes, onions and pancetta, then ask about daily entrée specials such as pan-seared lamb chops, served Roman-style and meant to be eaten with your fingers. Leave room for the house-made gelato; you'll never look at ice cream the same way again.”

- Maine Sunday Telegram

“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.”

- Downeast Magazine

For more than a decade we have proudly served the Bangor community by offering authentic Italian cuisine at Massimo's.

It is with mixed emotions that we are announcing the sale of our restaurant to pursue other culinary adventures in the Belfast area.

We have developed many friendships and loyal customers over the years, and we shall miss them, but the time is right for us to say goodbye.

Many thanks to our staff and customers for your support. We look forward to seeing you on the coast, and our best wishes to Rachel as she follows her dream on Hammond Street.

Massimo & Anne Marie

Visit us at the United Farmers' Market every Saturday in Belfast from 9am - 1pm. Also, starting July at 237 East Main Street, Searsport.