Our Menu

It’s been said “Italians don’t eat to live, they live to eat.” At Ristorante Massimo world-class authentic Italian food is more than our passion—it’s our life’s work. Italian culinary history dates back more than two thousand years, rich with unique regional variations and seasonal ingredients from the northern Piedmont region to the island of Sicily. Italian cuisine, influenced by Asian, Greek, and African cooking, is a melting pot of arguably the most delectable ingredients in the world. And in the footsteps of these noble traditions, we artfully render and proudly serve dishes that respectfully—and deliciously—honor the past.
 
We select seafood, meats, fruits, and vegetables based on freshness, variety, and most importantly, flavor. We actively seek seasonal ingredients, cure our own meats, and make our bread and pasta from scratch. By using New England delicacies like Maine lobster and Bang Island mussels, we deliciously transform timeless Italian favorites. We invite you to learn more about our local sourcing by visiting the ‘farmers & foragers” page.

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Ristorante Massimo

Formaggi, Salumi e Cicchetti  ~  Small Bites
  • Casatica, Cherry Mustarda, Salami

    Caciocavallo, Bresaola, Pepperoncini

    Farm Goat Cheese, Apples, Walnuts

    Smoked Mozzarella, Marinated Tomatoes, Basil

    Stracciatella, Fennel, Orange, Pollen

    Parmigiano, Balsamic Caviar, Prosciutto

    Toma, Honey Roasted Pears, Pine Nuts

    Gorgonzola, dates, prosciutto

    $7 each, three for $18
Antipasti
  • Maria’s Polpette alla Romana

    Kobe beef meatballs, San Marzano marinara, ricotta, basil pesto & local greens

    $15
  • Bruxelle e Ostriche

    Roasted brussel sprouts “Caesar”, crispy Wellfleet oysters, shaved focaccia croutons, garlic emulsion, Pecorino cheese

    $16
  • Zucca con Anatra

    Roasted butternut squash, smoked Margret duck breast, ricotta salata, pickled red onion, paprika, basil

    $16
  • Rosti di Patate

    Crispy potato rosti, Royal Ostrea Italian caviar, creme fraiche, chives, capers

    $15
  • Polenta e Cavolfiore

    Crispy Berkshire pork polenta, roasted cauliflower, spinach sugo, flat leaf parsley, pine nuts

    $15
Primi Piatti
  • Tagliatelle Carbonara di Lazio

    House-made tagliatelle pasta, English peas, shaved black truffle, egg yolk, Parmigiano Reggiano & crispy prosciutto

    $16 / $28
  • Rigatoni con Manzo Brasata

    Rigatoni, braised beef short rib, arugula, creme fraiche, pecorino cheese, toasted pine nuts

    $17 / $32
  • Gemelli con Gamberetti

    Squid ink Gemelli pasta, rock shrimp, red bell peppers, saffron emulsion

    $17 / $28
  • Bucatini alla Amatriciana

    Bucatini pasta, N’duja saugage alla Amatriciana, scallops, San Marzano tomatoes, shave pecorino

    $16/$28
  • Spaghetti con Aragosta

    Spaghetti, lobster, brown butter, white wine, garlic, chilies, swiss chard

    $18 / $34

~  House-made pastas are served as either appetizer or entree portions  ~

Insalate
  • Burrata con Zucca

    House-made Burrata with raw butternut squash “sphaghetti”, white balsamic vinaigrette, candied walnuts, basil, mint

    $13
  • Insalata Mista di Campagna

    Sandy Hill Farm greens, Casatica cheese & vegetable sott’olio

    $11
  • Barbabietole e Prugne

    Roasted beets, Blackamber plums, farm goat cheese, beef Bresaola, balsamic caviar

    $14
Secondi
  • Filetto di Manzo

    Grilled beef tenderloin, multi-colored fingerling potato, crispy zucchini blossom filled with oyster mushroom, pancetta duxelle, zucchini povralla

    $34
  • Brodetto di Pesce

    Pan seared day boat groundfish, scallops, shrimp, local shellfish in brodetto with stewed leeks, new potatoes, fennel, razor garlic, Evo, fresh herbs

    $32
  • Cena di Domenica

    “Sunday Sauce” braised fennel seed sausage, Nonna’s meatballs, pork ribs, beef short rib, tomato ragout, over creamy polenta, flat leaf parsley, mountain gorgonzola

    $28
  • Brandade e Halibut

    Pan-seared Maine halibut, halibut Brandade, lobster sugo, sauté asparagus “Aglio e oliio”

    $33
  • Anatra con Pesche

    Pan roasted Margret duck breast, brown butter couscous, balsamic grilled peaches and radicchio, duck jus

    $30
  • Costoletta di Vitello

    Grilled bone-in veal chop, with roasted king oyster mushrooms, prosciutto and potato croquette, marsala wine, sage, arugula, Parmigiano Reggiano

    $41
  • Scaloppini di Pollo

    Sandy Hill Farm chicken breast scaloppini, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, focaccia crouton, white balsamic vinaigrette

    $28
Contorni
  • Grilled asparagus

    Roasted fingerling potatoes

    Creamy polenta

    Potato croquette

    Tagliatelle pasta, Aglio e Olio

    Sautéed baby kale

    $7 each

Upstairs at Massimo’s

Formaggi, Salumi e Cicchetti ~ Small Bites
  • Caciocavallo, Prosciutto, Pickles

    Capra Sarda, Artichoke and Olive Tapenade

    Toma, Honey Roasted Pears, Walnuts

    Casatica, alla Puttanesca

    Gorgonzola, Garlic Sausage, Romesco

    Parmigiano, Balsamic Caviar, Dates

    Podda, Salted Candied Cashews, Apple Butter

    Smoked Mozzarella, Marinated Tomatoes, Basil

    $7 each, three for $18
Appetizers
  • Nonna’s meatballs, ricotta, pesto, San Marzano marinara, Massimo’s Mom’s recipe

    $14
  • Roasted Brussels sprout “Caesar”, crispy Wellfleet oyster, shaved focaccia croutons, garlic emulsion, Pecorino Romano

    $16
  • Roasted butternut squash, smoked Margret duck breast, ricotta salata, pickled red onion, paprika, basil

    $16
  • Crispy potato rosti, Royal Ostrea Italian caviar, creme fraiche, chives, capers 

    $20
  • Crispy Berkshire Pork polenta, roasted cauliflower, spinach sugo, flat leaf parsley, pine nuts

    $15
Pasta
  • Tagliatelle pasta carbonara, prosciutto, peas, black truffles, egg yolk

    $15
  • Rigatoni, Braised beef short rib, arugula, creme fraiche, pecorino cheese, toasted pine nuts 

    $17
  • Squid ink Gemelli pasta, rock shrimp, red bell peppers, saffron emulsion

    $17
  • Bucatini Pasta, N’duja sausage alla Amatriciana, scallops, San Marzano tomatoes, shaved pecorino

    $16
  •  Spaghetti, lobster, brown butter, white wine, garlic, chilies, Swiss chard

    $18
Salad
  • House-Made Burrata, Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, Macerated Tomato, Grissini

    $12
  • Sandy Hill Farm greens, Casatica cheese & vegetable sott’olio

    $11
  • Roasted beet, Blackamber plum, fresh goat cheese, bresaola, balsamic pearls

    $13
Main
  • Filetto di Manzo

    Grilled beef tenderloin served with roasted local squashes, chickpea fritto, charred broccolini and herb crema 

    $34
  • Pesce Atlantico

    Pan-seared Atlantic cod, extra virgin olive oil potato puree, sautéed spinach, lemon shallot caper sugo

    $29
  • Cena di Domenica

    “Sunday Sauce” Braised fennel seed sausage, Nonna’s meatballs, pork ribs, beef short rib, tomato ragout, over creamy polenta, flat leaf parsley, mountain gorgonzola

    $28
  • Brandade e Halibut

    Pan-Seared Maine Halibut, halibut Brandade, lobster sugo, sauté asparagus “Aglio e olio”

    $30
  • Anatra Arrosto

    Pan roasted Margret duck breast, celery root puree, hazelnuts, grilled long onion, roasted pears and fennel agro dulce

    $30
  • Scaloppini di Pollo

    Sandy Hill Farm Chicken Breast Scaloppini, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, focaccia crouton white balsamic vinaigrette

    $27
  • ...

    Burger: two grilled Kobe beef patty, LTO, cheddar, applewood smoked bacon, house-baked focaccia bun, pecorino dusted fingerling Potato

    $20
Contorni
  • Roasted spaghetti squash

    EVO potato mash

    Creamy polenta

    Roasted fingerling potatoes

    Tagliatelle past, Aglio e Olio

    Sauteed baby spinach

    $7 each