Atmosphere and food was great, chicken was a tad overdone, but was still great just the same. Pasta was cooked perfectly al dente. Overall great people, location and value.
Excellent food. We booked our reservation a week in advance and our table wasn't ready. We had to wait a long time for service to take our drink order and bring our drinks. Besides that, we enjoyed our food very much!
Great service During the busiest part of a Saturday night and food was great!
I had reservations for a high-top table, not realizing they were all in the bar area and it was a Saturday night, and very noisy in that section. I asked if we could be moved, and we were seated at a charming space by a window overlooking State Street.
The server recommended the salad special, that was plenty for two. It tasted like spring with fresh greens and raspberries. I enjoyed a hearty serving of delicious meat lasagna (able to get another meal from it.) My partner enjoyed the daily special of linguini in clam sauce with shrimp, mussels and cherrystone clams. He also had a chocolate lava cake dessert that was yummy.
Overall, very pleasant experience.
It was our first time there and we loved it. We tried it because it was on our tickets from SRT and we got a discount. As we left, we said that we would gladly return. Our server was great!!
Great Food and service.
Took our family here to celebrate 60th birthday. Comfortable and inviting atmosphere with beyond friendly staff. Food was delicious and not what you'd normally find (however they of course had their spin on the classics). This was the second time visiting and will be sure to come back.
Valentines Day with the family!
Food was excellent. Bruschetta was so good and the Chicken Vesuvius was awesome. Portions were hearty.
Food was AMAZING! Service is excellent. The waitress was always there when needed but never bothersome. Pricing was a little high, but well worth it. The wine list is extensive and not the ordinary.
The food was not as good as we would have hoped for the cost
We were a party of 10 on a Sunday afternoon, so the restaurant was not very busy. The service was wonderful and everyone's food was delicious. It's a comfortable atmosphere and the food is outstanding. Would highly recommend!
Armando's offers good Italian food in a causal and clean setting. My Chicken parm was OK nothing out of the ordinary, it was served with pasta and marina, plain and simple. My spouse had a pasta dish which was OK again nothing out of the ordinary. We would return but possibly on a quieter week night. Saturday later evening it was busy with many patrons and I am sure the Cooking staff was overwhelmed. The waitstaff were attentive and we definitely would return.
We took our dear friends to dinner Monday night to celebrate an 80 something.... (she doesn’t like to tell:) birthday & the staff went out of their way to make things special. The food was wonderful & our friends truly had an amazing time. Thank you so much!!!!!
Lots of food and mostly tasty if cold when it got to the table. Service very good.
Food was just okay. Didn’t change my life. Service was good. Eh
I had the stuffed eggplant and my cousin had some ravioli. Both tasted amazing and the waiter was so helpful in making sure we got what we wanted. I like how the renovated inside compared to how it was set up with the previous owners. Would definitely go back.
Our server was awesome. The food was delicious. Our table location in front of the kitchen was a bummer.
It was our first time in the space since they took over from the Rosa. It was nice to see that they retained the ambiance. It was also nice to see that the menu is a big step up. Good service, good pricing and a fun evening.
Every time we visit Armando's we enjoy it. The wait staff is always friendly and efficient. The food is exceptional! They did change the type of bread they give you from sliced Italian white bread to rolls who's we're good. It's our favorite Italian restaurant in the area.
Everything was absolutely delicious. We arrived early, but chatted a little too long before placing our orders and the place really filled up. As a result, our meals took longer than normal. That's the only criticism I have and certainly understand it was Saturday night in Portsmouth and we were a party of eight!
Our 2nd time there, and officially our favorite spot for Italian in Portsmouth. Try it!
innovative Italian food. Great service. nice environment
NYE dinner here was fabulous.
Great good great service
Food was amazing and plenty of it. Although we had a reservation many weeks in advance we were seated in the bar corner and were not told we would be eating in the bar. Service was good, hostess disinterested.
Christmas Eve dinner. Bruschetta bread cold and soggy. Tasteless. Waitress unfriendly and did not bring drinks that were ordered
Our group was big and there were several other large groups around us. It appeared that every group has a seamless event, as did we. Our server was friendly and competent despite her having to handle our group of 12 by herself. Food was great and authentic Italian. Everyone loved their meals. That is unusual for such a large group. Usually at least one person has complained at other events elsewhere. A bit noisy, but there were several other big parties who were also celebrating. It's possible that it's normally more quiet. If you are in Portsmouth and don't know where to go, head to Armando's!
Rosa’s was our family Christmas tradition and we transitioned to Armando’s very well. They accommodated our table request, no problem. All staff was super friendly. Service was a little slow, but everyone enjoyed their meals. Recommendations: mushroom ravioli and a table game for the kids to make waiting easier.
First time here. All food was good. Had Bruschetta (great bread, fresh tomatoes, good oil), Shrimp and scallop Fra Diavolo (lots of seafood, nice spice to sauce, only medium heat, pappardelle pasta), Chicken Tatiana ( 2 chicken breasts and lots of baby shrimp with sundried tomatoes and a vodka sauce) over spaghetti. Both pastas were very good and cooked perfectly! Our server Shelby was awesome. Food came out time just right. We will definitely be back to explore more on the menu. While everything was very good, for my taste everything needed just a little more spice. But that's just me.
We were seated promptly upon arrival. Service was great as was the food and beverages.
Absolutely wonderful food, wine list and staff. Price points and quantity a 10!
We were very disappointed in our visit to Armondos. We used to go when it was The Rosa but the hostess service was horrible to start out and the food was just ok. Our actual server was great (Shelby: she was very sweet and attentive). We made reservations about a month prior and when we got there they couldn’t find our name. Once they found it they mumbled something to each other (it was so loud in there it was really hard to hear) they finally said to us that they would go check on the table. I’m not kidding when I say it took 15 minutes for someone to communicate to us what was happening. We tried to get their attention but we weren’t acknowledged. They seated a few other reservations while we were waiting and never acknowledged or updated us. Finally my husband Was able to say something and they took us to our table shortly afterwards. They just seemed incredibly unorganized and not one of the hosts or hostesses knew what they were doing. They all seemed really confused. I can understand that but they were also rude and inattentive which is a bigger problem. Once at the table it took a bit for someone to come And was very sincere when she apologized. When we ordered a round of drinks and one was forgotten and we waited so long that we ended up going to the bar and getting it ourselves. They compt us the drink which was really kind. Overall, it was a rough night and won’t be going back anytime soon which is too bad because we’re local and love to support local businesses.
Good great awesome. Portions, taste ,price all wonderful!
Good Italian food for the price. We would definitely go back.
Second time to Armando’s. Great service (Wesley was fantastic), huge portions, decent location. Definitely recommend!
We loved Armando’s the bar was nice and the service was great and our waitress was awesome! The food was so yummy and the best chicken palm I ever had!we will be back!