Max - Tribeca
Max - Tribeca

Max - Tribeca

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.max-ny.com/
  • Phone: 2129665939x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luigi Iasilli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please, check our catering menu online.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greenwich and Hudson
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The subway is just two blocks away.
A word from Max - Tribeca
Authentic traditional home Italian cooking. Award winning Best Lasagna, Best Meat Loaf, Best Pasta, Best Delivery
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Max - Tribeca reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)romantic (17)fit for foodies (13)great for lunch (7)good for groups (7)kid-friendly (6)special occasion (5)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Fantastic!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    While visiting NYC a friend recommended Max. The restaurant is very small and quaint but the food is big with flavor! Homemade pasta...the best I've ever had and fantastic meatballs and calamari. I'll definitely be back on my next visit to NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    jerryfVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Nice big meal and cheap! The burrata and prosciutto were excellent, as was the olive oil. The bread was not as fresh or crispy as it should have been. The eggplant parm and the rigatoni Sicilians were huge and well seasoned and well-prepared. However there was way too much sauce on both dishes. The place was so noisy it bordered on nerve racking. Too bad, I would have given it another chance, but not worth the trip for us from the east side. It's a total local hangout, and certainly not romantic as the person who recommended said it would be.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hype-Free in Tribeca
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Max is one of the few places left in Tribeca where you can have a casual dinner with friends at a reasonable price. The food is very well prepared, though not cutting edge, the wine (especially the bottles) is carefully chosen and affordable, and the noise level doesn't preclude conversation. The prices are unbeatable in this neighborhood (and I know). Contrary to other posts I've read, I was seated at my reserved table when I arrived, even though my three dining companions came later. My only quibble is that the seating is a little cramped, and there's no natural light. But it's such a bargain that it's hard to complain.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasta was raw
    RomyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Love homemade pasta but don't like raw dough. Nor do I like fried pasta which is what happens to spaghetti & ragu when you attempt to cook it up a bit more in a frying pan sauce and all. Typical NYC situation of great lead chef coming up with amazing, authentically Italian food and no-skilled kitchen-hands ruining it. And they got our order wrong the first time so we had to wait another 10 minutes. And don't give me any of those 'al dente' excuses, I'm 100% Italian born & bred - I know the difference. Very disappointing as the ragu topping was amazing.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding.
    Shortstack25
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Excellent food with a great staff in a lovely atmosphere. Can't get enough of this place. Been here at least 10 times and will certainly continue returning, zero complaints.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great food, adequate service, accommodations could use some sprucing up. Will always come back because of the food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great
    Paula
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Based on on-line reviews we went the other night. Great neighborhood restaurant. The food was good, not great; flavorful, but not particuarly memorable. The service was really mixed. They were very well intentioned, but the execution was forgetful, at best. Given the size of the restaurant (small), I found that hard to believe. We will go back, just not running.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple is best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Max has amazing no frills Italian food for the right price. The menu sticks to the basics and for that they have perfected their ways. Food was delicious and the restaurant itself is quaint and perfectly decorated. Will definitely make it a staple of my new neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    lunchbratVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Cheap mozzarella on pizza, less-than-fresh burrata "special", fresh pepper offered for salads but not main course, long wait between apps and entrees.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome sauce
    Etphonehome
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I could drink their spaghetti sauce its so good! I have been here twice and the food is fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food fast service!
    AC1992
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Decided to try this out after finding it on open table. My friends and I got a reservation the day of which was great and the wait staff was very attentive. Bread basket was great and the food came out very quickly which was good considering we were all very hungry! Reasonable prices too! Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 110 reviews are from the Max - Tribeca reviews archive.
  • good italian
    ImaniVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    food was okay, not overly impressed with the apps. entree portions were enough to feed two, which is always good. authentic italian dishes. wish the service was a little better considering it was only a few people in the restaurant when we dined. requested waiter to celebrate two birthdays and i guess she forgot, bummer. may return again but not a guarantee
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Affordable Italian place in TriBeCa
    JessicaW
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Cute Italian restaurant tucked away in TriBeCa. Reasonable prices, especially for the area. The space is somewhat small and rather dark, but the food is good and the location is near multiple subway stops. My panini was $13 and enough for 2 meals; that's the best 'bang for your buck' option, but the pastas & entrees are also good too ($15-18 but also good for sharing or 2 meals).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    ladywithagavel
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We brought our 18 month old grandson and they were wonderful to us. The food was very good and the atmosphere was great. The service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great local Italian - warm
    JzeatsVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Max is a terrific little place, tucked away on Duane--great food, terrific environment, and attractive price. A couple of friends were in from out of town and this was the perfect spot for a nice dinner. The pastas were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice atmosphere, good food
    Yummy32VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    First time coming to Max. Atmosphere is great for a date with low lights and rustic decor. Food was good. We had squid spaghetti with shrimp which was good and the cod which was a bit salty. We also had the tiramisu which was recommend but not the great, way to sweet. Service was nice. The weather outside was in the high 70s and there was no air conditioner on so it was a bit hot. But will try again. They are very nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy place with good food
    Titus
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good food in intimate settings. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hit and miss.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great spicy black spaghetti with shrimp, wonderfully tender calamari, very nice staff. Lasagna and spaghetti with lamb ragu were okay. The only real disappointment was the carpaccio -- very sparse dish, with meat so thinly cut that it tore as you tried to pick it off the dish. Also, do not go for a quiet meal -- the place is extremely loud, despite its size.
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  • Nice Italian in Tribeca
    gabrijVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    This is the second time I've been to Max. Both times afforded me a very nice meal, with good service. While I probably would not go far out of my way to eat here, I would certainly return gladly if looking for a good Italian restaurant in Tribeca.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still good but not great...
    skicoloradoVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Max TriBeCa has been one of our go-to neighborhood restaurants for many years, great for low-key local dinners as a couple or with friends and out of town guests. We were a bit underwhelmed by our visit this past weekend, however. Just seems like their attention to detail is slipping--large chips in several of our plates/bowls, a Bounty paper towel wrapped around the bottle of wine we ordered (really?!), and both our dishes were way overcooked. None of these were unforgivable offenses, but just makes you wonder. We'll give them another chance and hope this was just an isolated experience.
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  • Good food
    MommysMeal
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Dined here before, still good! 1st time w/my kids & they had a kids menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A surprisingly good find in Tribeca
    Thegoodlife
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We were looking for a good Italian restaurant that was close to the Tribeca Performing Arts and came across Max while searching on line. It's a great little place with an authentic ambience, very good foods, a pre-performance fixed price meal with a large variety of choices, friendly service and very reasonable prices.The Halibut was great as was the homemade Gnocchi and the bruschetta. The unique vanilla and chocolate ice cream frozen dessert was worth the trip by itself. Plan on going again soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice neighborhood place for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Nice neighborhood place for a good meal at a reasonable price. Food was well worth the money charged, but not spectacular by any means. Service was a little off, but OK...overall good place for a reasonable Italian dinner and not break the bank. Nioce wine selection, reasonable prices as well on wines.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy Italian joint
    Dave
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Max's is definitely tucked away in Tribeca, and is a good spot to grab a romantic bite, or catch up with friends or a business partner. Their dishes are pretty dependable (and I've had a fair bit of it), and they have a full bar if you're into that sort of thing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Special As The First Time
    MrsHanks
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Max is special to me because it was where my husband took me on our 1st date nearly 4 years ago. We were married exactly 1 year later. We've only returned to Max a handful of times to keep the experience special and unique, as well as nostalgic. This past time was the first time we'd been to the Tribeca location. Each time prior had been at the East Village location which unfortunately is now closed. The experience remained just as special because we invited some friends from out of town to join us who we hadn't seen in about 2 years. They reveled in the food just as we had, and said they can't wait to go again the next time they're in town. It was the perfect evening with friends, food, and wine, topped off with tiramisu and cappucino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for an evening meal
    Mousebird
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    This small, yet intimate spot is a great way to begin a night out or a cozy way to close down an evening. The experience here depends largely on how many and what type of diners experience the restaurant during your visit. Reservations are suggested, especially for weekends, and be ready to overhear all conversations going on around you. In terms of food, we found the Pizza di Max to be somewhat falsely advertised (had a hard time finding the fennel, though the mushroom flavor came through), and we found the Mushroom Ravioli absolutely on point. The olive oil was terrific, as well. Overall, we had a satisfying experience and will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommend
    Joseph
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    The food is fantastic. One of my favorite, intimate Italian spots in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess needs some manners
    Ak11
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    From the moment we walked in, the hostess Rosanna, told us we would need to vacate our table for another party because they booked all reservations back to back. She tried stopping us from ordering dessert or more wine to rush us out. She was very rude. I wouldn't go back because of her.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm cosy NY gem
    Catsydney
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We had a great dinner at Max in late January - great rustic Italian food and nice wine list - even catered for kids without fuss - cool vibe without being too pretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy, relaxed, very casual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Easy, relaxed, very casual atmosphere and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chill dinner spot
    Angie
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The food and service was great and it was a nice opportunity to have a low key dinner with friends. I ordered the ragu rigatoni but was extremely jealous of my friends squid ink spaghetti. The only downside, it's a small space and hard to get around if you have more than 3 people.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy Italian
    CharleneisabelleVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Hole in the wall in Tribeca, yummy food. Specials are kind of expensive tho
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good place to share a pizza
    BonnieVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    A good place to share a pizza as a starter, then an appetizer. Add 2 main pastas and you have a winning combination. All staff are helpful and efficient. Nothing extraordinary, but always reliable.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Aemes89VIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Max's is a great little spot! The food is amazing. Particularly the gnocchi!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice lunch
    WillCVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    We had lunch here and it was both very good and very nice. We sat by the window, and it was both cozy and nice. I had the Max's special panini, and it was quite yummy. My friend had the basic red sauce pasta, and she enjoyed it as well. We were not rushed and the restaurant was uncrowded, so I think it would be a nice place to have a leisurely lunch with good food and a relaxed ambiance (we had to run, but they were happy to let us sit had we wanted to).
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An old favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I've been enjoying the Rigatoni al Ragu Napolitano for over a decade. After living out of state for several years, I was thrilled to return to find that it was everything I remembered! Perfect! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dark corner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Made reservation one month in advance but ended up in the dark corner by the window. Asked for candles but got the reply they didn't have any. Freezing cold and no support when we asked for help with arranging a taxi. (Not many cars passing and it was torrential down pour). Not impressed.
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  • very local and neighborhood
    Repeat
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    very local and neighborhood stlye,not a show place, but the food will definately be good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as usual.
    Carmine
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Food was great. Wine perfect. Waiter Ricardo remembers everything from my recent visits. Service exceptional. Had a great time as usual. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An adorable little gem
    Vixyag
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    I love the relaxed feel of this place. It has an intimate, cozy vibe like a romantic hide away. I definitely would return to try more dishes. While the lasagna wasn't my favorite, my dining companion loved the eggplant dish and it did look delicious. Service was well-timed and friendly." Its a nice, affordable choice in Tribeca.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.