Max Amore
Max Amore

Max Amore

  • 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 8606592819

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.
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Max Amore reviews from OpenTable diners
165 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (84)special occasion (71)good for groups (58)neighborhood gem (54)hot spot (45)notable wine list (40)great for outdoor dining (35)great for lunch (34)romantic (32)vibrant bar scene (30)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Food's always great!
    nishkabob
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We used to come here often to get take-out, usually Tuscano salads which we love, but it got a bit pricey just for a medium-sized salad with salmon or shrimp. But for dining in, the food is better, the ambiance is upbeat, service is ok. Definitely would come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Max Amore, Glastonbury CT
    maryvb
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The pasta dishes are good but they don't wow me. The specials are hit or miss as far as being memorable. This past weekend I had the trout special. It was ok - not something I would order again - nothing special. I did have an excellent steak/filet special about 2 months ago but have not seen it on the menu since then - too bad. The place is VERY noisy and the sound not only travels but echoes. Don't plan on having any private conversations because the tables (especially for two) are right on top of each other - reminds me of NY dining. Also, if anyone in your party has the slightest hearing issues they won't hear a word all night. The service was not attentative. It was ok, had to flag down the server a couple of times but she did stop over and ask how things were after our meals were delivered. I like the bar area for happy hour or dinner with a friend. I don't recommend the dining area for a business or romatic dinner. Business lunches are fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Consistent excellence on all fronts, as always. Max Amore has always been one if my favorites in the Max Group. Wonderful food and service in a great space. My Salmon was absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We took a friend out for her birthday and we had a good time. The draw for me was not the food but the experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Adam
    AdamVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great always meets expectations and beyond. A classic go to spot in glastonbury. Wonderful executive chef teddy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    thank you again for a delicous meal served with a smile. Wait staff is always good without hovering. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience!
    MyFavPlace
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Maxamore is one of my favorite restaurants. I've been there many times with just one ither person as well as in groups. The service is always fabulous and the food is absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend maxamore to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food--as usual!
    Mickie
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This is a great place to go. Went there to meet with a few friends. It was quiet
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    My girl friends and I meet here every 3 months for dinner to catch up. We tend to get the same table, which we love! I can't say enough about the service and the food is always top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I met up with an old friend at Max Amore. We had a great time, and enjoyed a delicious meal there. Everything was great, from the service, to the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, excellent.
    KennyVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    As always, excellent food and excellent service. I recommend the Toscana salad with pan seared scallops. Our waiter Steven certainly added it to the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up To Max Standard of Excellence
    Todbo
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had to get to a concert, and Amore offered a menu that would let us get swift service. The kitchen and wait staff provided our dinners promptly but did not rush us at all. My stone pie was excellent, and the broccoli rabe with garlic was crispy tender. My wife's salmon was perfectly prepared. Everything was just fine, and we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thirsty thursdays!
    aek05001
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    i went on a thursday and was pleasantly (actually ecstatic) about the half price bottles of wine. the selection was nice, they had 2 gavis which i haven't found at a lot of places. the wine isn't too expensive so half priced is really reasonable! the vodka pasta was amazing and the salads were generous. will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Sailboat
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Travel to Glastonbury on business. Always stop by for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Atypical Poor Service
    PinotNoirFan
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Arrived 2 minutes before reservation, gave our name, said we were meeting another couple. 12 minutes later, friends saw us from the bar. Hostess apparently didn't make the connection. Went to order wine, both selections were out. Standard by-the-glass selections on a Saturday night. Wouldn't you stock these during the week to be prepared for the weekend. Guest ordered Carbonara and additional meatballs, a menu option. They arrived on a separate plate in red sauce. When asked why 2 plates, told "we don't mix sauces in the kitchen". Why no meatballs without sauce, or in white sauc efor the Carbonara? Guests wanted a 2nd glass of wine. Several minutes to get list, waitress didn't return until hailed. By now, both guests were nearly finished.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service
    Diner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    You can always count on Max's for high quality food and service. Our meals were all excellent!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pat
    Patr
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was outstanding! A most enjoyable evening was had by all....will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We were disappointed when our reservation did not land us a good table at the designated time. We were put at the worst table in the house, at the entrance to the restaurant. We asked to be moved, but had to wait. Finally turned out fine. The food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food and staff
    AlwaysThinkingNextMeal
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Very impressed with the specials, and our waiter was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WisteriaVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Have been to Max Amore several times and have had outstanding meals every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushing through
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was amazing and the staff were extremely friendly and prompt. However, I felt rushed through dinner. Our food arrived quickly which was great but I didn't get the impression that weven could sit and enjoy a drink after dinner was over. We actually left and went to a different restaurant for after dinner drinks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too tight
    murraythek
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The waitress was good, the food was delicious, but the space was inadequate. There is a bank of cramped two person tables along a wall. With drinks, bread and one shared appetizer there was not room enough for comfort. I guess the designer said this was the absolute minimum size for two persons and they went with it. We'll still go back, we left happy, but we won't sit at these tables again. Beware!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the Max chain BUT....
    ToniVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I always enjoy the food at the Max chain of restaurants BUT it seems Amore has gotten way too busy for their staff to handle. Waited probably 20 minutes before we finally hailed down a server who found our server to at least give their first greeting and bring drinks!! My friend got their first so I assumed someone had already come by, but after we had been chatting for 20 minutes and nobody had come by, I finally paid attention. Subsequently, although food arrived reasonably quickly, the service was like at fast food joints, meaning NON-EXISTENT!! First time I am NOT recommending a Max restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our go to restaurant
    OTLongTimeMemberVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We dine here frequently because of the consistency of food and service. The pasta entrees are generous as are the salads. Local farms are used when available. Split an appetizer if you wish. A small dish of olives and an Italian bread basket are served; roasted garlic for the bread. Good selection of wines by the glass and there are always specials. Service at any Max restaurant is always excellent. A lot of the staff has been there a while so they are trained in the Max way. Food is always delivered promptly. It has an open kitchen including the wood fired pizza oven. Reservations are essential on weekends and recommended on other days. This is a high volume restaurant so expect lots of hustling around and a bit of noise.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Max Amore Fan
    AbeandLouiesFan
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Max Amore is a favorite Max location. They all have their own particular feel. Amore has a comfortable Italian-esque neighborhood feel, suitable for family, group or couples dining. A central open grill/brick oven food prep area, creates a nice buffer between the "not too big" bar and the dining. Service is always personable and food is always high quality with a broad enough selection to suit any desires. A "must" do place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food2di4VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I had lunch with 2 friends at Max. Our server was very nice and and was there when we needed her. She did not try to rush us at all. The food was delicious as usual. Great restaurant for lunch with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over priced wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our waitress recommend a wine to us and failed to mention it was $22 a glass!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JUST GO!!
    KatBug
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The special $20.14 dinner was perfect all around: portion size, variety and yumminess! Best tiramisu I have ever tasted. DOn't hesitate: GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • venom
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We were late due to traffic and did not get the seating location we requested. My husband's meal was great, mine had to go back as it was shrimp with pasta and the shrimp had not been cleaned completely. I had shrimp with the veins hanging out and then I had veins in my pasta. Needless to say I sent it back, the hostess agreed with me and removed immediately and said out loud "gross". They were very accommodating and adjusted my bill, I think my whole meal price should have been removed, but it was one of the price fixed selections, so she reduced my bill by $11.00. Will not be going back for awhile and definitely will not be having seafood. Service was great, place is way too loud and tables too close together.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Service
    ChiantiM
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere for a business lunch, nice selection of items and not too pricey
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    kglastonbury
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Max Amore is consistently good. We often go for brunch and dinner and have never been disappointed with the food or service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding
    JimG
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This restaurant is another gem in the Max Restaurant Group crown. The food was very good, as it always is. I have highly recommended Max Restaurants in the past and continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner in the Suburbs
    HLuck
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Max Amore's Dinner in the Suburbs was absolutely delish! Lamb meatballs, heirloom tomatoes, scallops over a bed of late summer veg hash and stone fruit crisp with homemade vanilla ice cream...all sourced locally! Great meal. I've never had a bad meal at Max More.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tiramisu (heaven on a plate)
    caelplVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Sure, the Caprese salad appetizer was very tasty, and the scallops entree was delicious, but the TIRAMISU is the best I've ever had (anywhere).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable meal
    anniversary
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We enjoyed great food and a pleasant atmosphere at Max-Amore. Our scallops were perfectly done and with a creative recipe. The steak was equally done just right and also a different taste. The only negative was that the apple crisp for dessert was not warm enough to melt the ice cream topping. Excellent over-all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a delight
    pastafan
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    There are two things we love about Max Amore: 1. incredible Italian food, 2. a staff that's not only nice, but friendly and happy. I don't say this lightly: the pasta dishes we've eaten at Max's are as delicious as those we've had in Italy. Man--their chefs know what they're doing! The crisp rounds of eggplant we had for prime were so scrumptious that I found I was closing my eyes while eating them, just to focus more on the taste. I don't normally rave about eggplant--this was just exquisite. I was so full and satisfied at the end of our entrees that I hesitated to order dessert, but we did. Even the biscotti are perfect. No less praiseworthy is the staff, who make you feel comfortable and pampered. Friendly but professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved It, great specials
    SammiD
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    There was a great taste of the suburbs menu this week and for the money, it was a great steal. The seared scallops were so tasty! My boyfriend got the house-made pasta and it was also great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable midweek evening out
    EastoftheRiver
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We went at the last minute during Taste of the Suburbs. We had everything from the prix fixe menu and liked them all. Great promotion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    WHdiner
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My meal was quite tasty and the menu had many choices that I would never make at home. Three out of four of us enjoyed the prix fixe options. Atmosphere a bit too loud for my taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great as always
    girlsdinnerout
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    A wonderful early fall night to dine on their heated patio. Max Amore had a great dinner special in the Taste of the suburbs, The lamb meatballs were soft and succulent, the scallops tender and taste and the Tiramisou ended the evening just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate