Max Amore
Max Amore

Max Amore

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxamore.com/
  • Phone: 8606592819
  • 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
162 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (78)special occasion (72)neighborhood gem (50)good for groups (47)hot spot (41)great for outdoor dining (40)great for lunch (40)notable wine list (34)romantic (33)vibrant bar scene (29)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (2)Show More
  • 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!
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    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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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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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    • 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
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    • 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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    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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  • 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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spur of the Moment Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    40th anniversary at my job, made quick reservations on a weeknight. Both my wife and I had pork chops. She had no complaints but, my dish was as tuff as shoe leather. Worse yet, the waitress did not even ask how our meals were because if she did, I would of told her. If was if, quick here is your food, eat and get out.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than expected
    CTGALVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our previous visits were mediocre. Noisy, food just ok. The past two times we were pleasantly surprised. We were lured in by Taste of the Suburbs, offering reduced price fixed dinners. So we went to give it another try. The Sunday Sauce was excellent. The rest of the meal was very good and we left with a better appreciation of the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good meal at a Max
    JTinCT
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Max Amore is another example of the fine restaurants in the Max family. The food is always very good, the atmosphere interesting and the service always great. Max Amore has a wide variety of Italian food from pizza to classic and interesting entrees. Have been numerous times over the years and have always had a great experince.
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  • always wonderful
    outstandingVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went with a friend who I go to Max with about three times a year. Always perfect food, service, ambiance....fun place for dinner and we are always happy when we leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Night
    Nightout
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food and waitress was very informative and friendly. Table for two was very small and too close to neighboring table.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic summer dinner
    Hartsdale
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful dining experience included comfortable patio table adjacent to beautiful blooming flowers. Dinner was tasty with generous entree serving and side. Staff was very pleasant. Location at attractive Somerset Square was convenient to our hotel across the street. Will definately return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Really great, again
    erbdvm
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We really enjoyed going with our friends from out of town.
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    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Restaurant smelled as if I had come to a fish market. Forced to eat outside, which I did not mind at all. Smell gone by the time I left. Server brought bread to the table - no butter. Had to ask for it. Same with the coffee, no sugar. Should pay more attention to detail. Restaurant not that busy at that time. Over all, I had a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One of our favorite dining locations. On this visit we brought friends who were new to Max Amore. They loved it and will return. We have been to Max Amore many times over many years and never get tired of the menu since it is updated so often.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was Awesome!
    Coondog
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Apps, food and drinks were great. Especially loved the cucumbers!! Would definitely come back again.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal & service
    Linda377VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a great time Saturday night at Max Amore. Our server, Ashley was great. The manager, Sarah, stopped by and was so cordial and very accommodating. We'll definitely be back.
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  • good food
    acfresh
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    food was great always, but the portions have really been cut down. taste they are a 10/10 but the portions are enough only for a young child. after salads and means we were both still very hungry afterwards. a year or two ago the portions were larger and more filling, wish it would go back to that way.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like an old friend
    deep6oystersVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Max Amore is like an old friend that you can rely on. The grilled pork chop with balsamic glaze was out of this world. HUGE, and I ate every morsel!! We enjoy sitting outside away from the intense air conditioning!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Dinner
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Enjoyed a very nice dinner on the patio. Food was delicious! Waitress was not very attentive and not very knowledgeable on the drink and wine menu (she was helpful with food related questions). Although we were offered coffee she never brought the dessert menu, just left us the check :(
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous restaraunt!
    MyFavPlace
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Absolutely my favorite restaraunt! I went for dinner with a friend this time who had never been and he loved it! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.