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The 3 Best Italian Restaurants In Portsmouth

Updated: September 21, 2022

In need of a Neapolitan pizza or a bowl of gnocchi? Then these Italian spots in Portsmouth are for you. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in Portsmouth. No matter which of these Italian gems you choose, good pasta and great pinot grigio are on the cards.

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Ristorante Massimo

Italian, $$$, PortsmouthItalian, $$$Portsmouth
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

    2022 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in New Hampshire Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

The Rosa

Italian, $$, PortsmouthItalian, $$Portsmouth
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

Tuscan Kitchen

Italian, $$$, PortsmouthItalian, $$$Portsmouth
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

Why these restaurants?

Figuring out the best Italian restaurants can take awhile. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 15185 restaurants in Portsmouth, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1052 lists and articles from experts at Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and more. All with some boam magic. These spots have been featured in Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in New Hampshire Area. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

Moe's Italian Sandwiches of Portsmouth and The Bread Box are the highest-rated Italian restaurants offering delivery options in Portsmouth.

Ristorante Massimo, Moe's Italian Sandwiches of Portsmouth, and Toscana Italian Chophouse & Wine Bar are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that serve breakfast in Portsmouth.

Ristorante Massimo and Toscana Italian Chophouse & Wine Bar are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for dessert in Portsmouth.

Ristorante Massimo, Moe's Italian Sandwiches of Portsmouth, and Toscana Italian Chophouse & Wine Bar are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for take-out in Portsmouth.

Ristorante Massimo, Toscana Italian Chophouse & Wine Bar, and Cafe Mediterraneo are vegetarian-friendly Italian restaurants in Portsmouth.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to rabbit with sausage


    Experts suggest pairing a rabbit with sausage with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, a popular red wine.


  • Pinot Grigio and tagliatelle pasta


    Food with creamy flavors, like tagliatelle pasta, should be paired with a white wine like Pinot Grigio if you want the most to be brought out of the flavors of the dish.

Did you know?

  • Up for some cannoli?

    Never get between Marc Owens and their cannoli. Marc Owens holds the record for most cannoli eaten in 6 minutes, an incredible 34.

  • 17,417 pounds of pasta

    What is October 24, 2015 famous for? For starters, Czanieckie Makarony and Gmina Miejska Krakow made the pasta that day, weighing 17,417 pounds.

  • A delicious pairing

    Should you find yourself on the streets of Italy be sure to sample the local campari one of the country's most classic and popular drinks!

Parking information

Parking has always been a challenge in Portsmouth. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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