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Max Amore
Max Amore

Max Amore Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxamore.com
  • Phone: (860) 659-2819
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ted Burnett
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate up to 40 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Rick Beston or David Hightower (860) 659-2819

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Glastonbury Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Max Amore
Max Amore is the creation of restaurateur Richard Rosenthal and partner Mark Conley. The Northern Italian cuisine has been so well received, a Connecticut Magazine poll rated it "Best New Restaurant" in 1995 and "Reader's Choice" three times. Visit Max Amore for the perfect brick oven pizza stone pie or pastas with the freshest ingredients. Offerings on the menu also include seafood, pork, and beef. Daily specials provide additional opportunities to sample new and creative fare. The extremely professional and knowledgeable staff easily assists guests with Max Amore's expansive, yet reasonable wine list. The ambience at Amore is sophisticated, yet casual. A private dining room is also available for special events.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The trend of Max Amore servers messing up my orders continues. I haven been here before for Corporate lunches due to its close proximity. The food is average the service is below average. Inspite of having a reservation I had to wait fifteen minutes before a server showed up. She was very rude and seemed very disengaged and uninterested. After all that she messes up my order and when I told her she says " oh OK". Unacceptable from a restaurant with average dinner entrée prices at $17. The worst restaurant in the Max chain.I am never going back here again. Not worth the price."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Maxamore has been my favorite restaurant for years! The atmosphere is nice and romantic yet could be nice for a family get together. I have brought many friends and family here and everyone loves the food and service and would recommend to others. Fabulous place! Would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A great lunch experience! Steven "sold" us on the specials of the heavenly caprese salad, a melt in your mouth steak dish with chimichurri, and an extraordinary wine pairing to top it off. The food was phenomenal and the service was top shelf!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "As a low carb foodie, I ordered the mussels, followed by the NY Strip with garlic spinach. The mussels were over-cooked, but nonetheless 5 of 35 were non-openers (ie, deceased before cooking). The NY strip came medium rare as ordered and nicely spiced. The garlic spinach was tasty after adding a bit of extra butter (everything I ordered bowed to the current Michelle Obama low fat consensus dogma). My major problem was with the NY strip, over 25% of which was inedible connective tissue (aka gristle). Clearly the owner's choice was to use a good grade piece of meat in place of a choice or prime cut. All that said, the service was great. I feel bad for the servers, who have to know that they are serving junk with a professional flourish."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Taylor made us feel welcome and knew the menu well. Very good service no hurry and very good food."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Spent a clear saturday night enjoying the lobster festival offered that weekend. Weather Could not have been more perfect. Unfortunately two loud businessmen had too many drinks And make chatting a bit more difficult. The food runner slammed the dishes and a fruit Cup slid into place for my dining partner. A chat with the waitress brought the manage Who was very polite and responsive. I only wish chairs were not back to back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Neighborhood favorite for years, went with a party of 6 for their special 4th of July Lobster weekend special. Sat on the patio and we all enjoyed our evening, food, service etc all good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great place to dine with excellent service. The food was very good with perfect wine to go along with the pairing."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The lobster event held last week was a joy!! Wonderful 'angry lobster' gnocchi & great corn chowder!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "As usual, the Bolganaise was just delicious and we were given time to catch up as friends."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Always excellent and more than meets expectations. Great place to have dinner with friends. Excellent wait staff!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We come here a lot. Food is great, service is good. Great place to bring business colleagues. It's a little loud for conversation, but you always know you're going to get a great meal."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our waiter was excellent, the service generally good. I wish I could be more enthusiastic about the food. Just average."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I am a Max Fan, ans i was looking foward to go to Max Amore. The place is beautifull and great service. We ordered our food, and the food came in less than 10 minutes (?). Flavor: 0, Presentation: 4. In other words: Microwave Food."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It was my husband's birthday dinner celebration so he picked Max Amore. My brother and his wife came with us and we were lucky enough to get a table outside on the veranda. It was a beautiful night and our waitress was awesome. My husband and I split a meal as did my brother and his wife. They brought the meals already split and we were all able to enjoy our meals with our own plates. It was so nice and the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "As is usual at Max restaurants we enjoyed good food in a relaxed setting. Great for a casual lunch with friends or a business lunch."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Pasta (Gambieri) was overcooked; bland and lacked flavor/salt. But we still love J,. Gilbert's and will always come back... Della Casa salad is phenomenal; I get it every time!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went for Father's Day, partially due to the Father's Day gift card incentive. The flavor of the food did not disappoint. Nor did the price. Of course what made it reasonable in price is the small portion, except for the frittata. Appreciated them taking their strawberry app salad, making it entree size, and adding chicken breast. Yum!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Always has great food. Great service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Have been to Max Amore a few times before and been satisfied. Brought my husband for His birthday this time, and we were both disappointed with our meals. Scallops were fair and vegetables were tough and tasteless. Service was excellent and we were out in time to get to our theater performance."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This was where our 16 year old grandson wanted to have his birthday meal, that says something. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Thanks for giving our parents a wonderful meal on their 60th Wedding Anniversary!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I loved the outdoor seating on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and the service was terrific, but I just didn't enjoy my food selection. I usually love eating at Max Amore. However, I selected the Fritata from the brunch menu, and it was really just an omelet--there were no eally pretty and fresh vegetable in it and there was no crispness to it. I was disappointed."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Our table was ready exactly at the reservation time; Michael, our server, was great. The wine list was good, however they were out of a couple things listed. We both had pasta dishes that were outstanding, seasoned to perfection. The cherry sunday for desert was the end of a perfect evening. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our waiter, Mike, provided us with outstanding service. Mike recommended our entrees, which were excellent choices and prepared as requested. Desert was outstanding as well."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a delightful experience at Max Amore as usual. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and this is the place we return to again and again. We are never disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Waitress very helpful in selection of wine."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Outstanding! Our waiter was phenomenal. I wish I could remember his name. He was by far the best server I have experienced. He was very knowledgeable about the menu, specials and wine list. He gave great suggestions, and really seemed to care about our dining experience. I would absolutely recommend Max Amore for all occasions. We will definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Very Busy for Sunday night Mother's Day diner but the service at Max's was outstanding and attentive. Excellent selection for specials including the eye of the rib eye steak! Calamari app delish! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food and the service were both excellent. We were in and out in time to make it to the theater on short notice. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had an awesome evening gathering with friends for a later evening dinner (around 8 PM on a Saturday night). The place was packed on arrival, and the main dining room (open to the bar area) was very loud. We were fortunately seated in the front smaller section where the walls quieted the noise from the main restaurant area. The food was superb, the service stellar and given the section we were in it was the perfect place for a comfortable paced conversation with good friends over great food and drink."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I were recently here for our anniversary dinner. It was very easy to make a reservation ( downside was that we were sandwiched between 2 other couples). The food was great and our server was very attentive! We did get dirty silverware (quickly replaced) and my wine carafe was dirty as well."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "It's our "goto" restaurant in our area. The food is always reliably good and the service great. They also have a good happy hour if you don't want to do dinner."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "While visiting the area, my wife & I decided to try "Amore" and made a reservation. Although, on a Saturday, the restaurant was quite busy, all service people were friendly, the server had idea's for our dinner & wine, which all turned out excellent! A great find for "out of towners""
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food is very good, although not great. Very noisy. Not the place to go for a quiet romantic dinner."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Always enjoy Max Amore - food and service are always very good -"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Max Amore has been a local favorite for a number of years now. Even then, they manage to always remain fresh and vibrant. Amore maintains the highest standards of food and service CT natives have learned to expect from a Max restaurant. Thanks!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We haven't been to Max's in a few years, but the food has remained phenomenal. We were not disappointed with the menu selections and this time we were able to bring my 12 year old daughter for her first "fancy place" experience and she loved it! There was plenty for a finicky eater to find on the menu and we were pleased with the quick service and menu variety. Everything was as we hoped it would be. Next time we won't stay away for so long."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "All three courses of the prix fix Max menu were the best of the 3 Max restaurants I sampled in the 2 week span they were available. The salad was crisp with innovative ingredients with a fresh and tasty dressy. The pork was tender and flavorful and a very generous portion. The tiramisu was the best I have had in some time. I would surely return."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I have eaten at Max Amore more than 50 times and I have never once been dissappointed. Great value for the quality of fee"
    Dined on 4/19/2014