Maximo's Italian Grill
Maximo's Italian Grill

Maximo's Italian Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.maximosgrill.com/
  • Phone: 504-586-8883x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Justin Daw
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: View Maximo’s Italian Grill's private dining and party packet on our website.
    www.maximosgrill.com/private-dining/
  • Private Party Contact: PrivateDining@maximosgrill.com 504-586-8883x
  • Entertainment: Every Wednesday night enjoy 50% off all cocktail, beer & wine by the glass.

    Counter seating at the open kitchen makes for an entertaining dining experience as you actually get to watch what normally goes on behind the scenes at other restaurants. Observe as they create food from scratch, marvel over the flames that set fire as they sauté ingredients and interact with the chefs while they prepare your meal.
  • Special Events: New Years Eve Special Menu
    Valentine's Day Special menu

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gov. Nicholls
  • Parking: No
A word from Maximo's Italian Grill
Maximo’s has been a French quarter hot spot for over 25 years. Serving Tuscan style roasting with a fiery New Orleans twist, Maximo’s is an oasis of Italian sophistication. The restaurant features an open kitchen & a grill bar. The bold diner can watch and interact as our staff prepares cuisine that rivals the best restaurants from New York to Rome.

Fresh local meats, cheeses and produce are delivered daily to create our famous Fire Roasted entrées. Dine on House Made Four Cheese Ravioli or New Orleans famous Crawfish Diavolo. Pair our kitchens specialties with a bottle from our extensive wine list.

With a following of locals, celebrities and business people from all over the country, Maximo’s wine list, craft cocktails and gastronomic delights warm the soul. The energy of New Orleans music and culture blends with exquisite Italian food creating an experience you won’t soon forget.
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Maximo's Italian Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)special occasion (8)notable wine list (8)fit for foodies (7)romantic (7)late-night find (4)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Stellar service.
    ThisnicknamethingisstupidVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Wait staff friendly and helpful. Food not so great. Veal saltimbocca dry and tasteless. Host didn't acknowledge reservation. Wine selection excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was great as usual. We have always enjoyed Maximo's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible
    DineOutlotsVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is a bad restaurant. The food is bad. We won't be back and will not suggest to friends. Too bad as it was once an excellent place to eat.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Known for the grill
    Mareksmom
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I recommend the fire roasted mixed grilled seafood. I made a reservation because of the rave reviews, but did not have the best Italian meal of my life here. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice with Good Food
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband and I had a good time and enjoyed the food very much. The bread is the best on the planet. The Crawfish Diavlo was excellent and my husband enjoyed his Chicken Marsala. The waiter was attentive and energetic. The wine is way over priced at $12.50 per glass for the house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Italian
    SammyD7VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The minute I walked in to Maximo's I sensed something different. The open kitchen concept and the eclectic music selection (Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears and Morissey) told be in was in for a different dining experience. First of all ambience vibe was super cool. The wine list was extensive . I tried a superb Chianti recommended by our server. We also had a Rosato from Abruzzo that was excellent. The lamb chops, Crawfish Fra Diavolo and fire roasted seafood were excellent. Our server was kind enough to throw in a superb pasta that I thought about but not order. The service was amazing and our overall dining experience incredibly enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service even on a slow night
    ChiChi
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Patrick was our waiter and he was phenomenal. Although it was a slow night, I appreciated the attentiveness and importance. I felt valued and the service never faltered - suggestions for the nice wine list was perfect as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 407 reviews are from the Maximo's Italian Grill reviews archive.
  • Vacationlover
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Greetings and food were good. Our first bottle of wine had a fly in it...not their fault. But I had to ask for it to be changed and had no compensation for the discomfort. You need to sit in the bar portion if you don't want to feel in the kitchen as the chefs are out open in the second portion of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ccrider
    CCRider
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I found Maximo's about a month ago and fell in love immediately. How could I have not known about this gem all these years. After my first dining experience I returned home to Baton Rouge and did not waste any time booking our reservations for Father's Day dinner. My husband, myself and our two 20 something girls enjoyed our dining experience immensely. This would be one of my top recommendations for eating out in New Orleans. We come to New Orleans quite often and will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Soft atmosphere, good food and great for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed
    mrsoul
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    food wasn't as good as in previous visits. filets were cooked well beyond medium. sides tasted like they had been prepared well in advance. wine list was good selection. service was good. tough to spend that much $ and it not be very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOLAdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Bartender Kristin very knowledgable and personable. A great asset.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We sat near the back where we could watch the chefs. The food was great - I had the saltimbocco and would highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst meal in New Orleans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Had dinner with some friends and waited more than 1 1/2 hours to get entrees. My friends pasta was burnt by the heat lamp it was sitting under. My other buddy order a filet medium rare that came out well done. Embarrassing after such a long wait, My rack of lamb was mediocre at best, Kinds of dry actually. by the time the food arrived the first and second times the table had filled up on bread. Chef made lame excuses. Ive been dining in New Orleans along time. And have eaten at this restaurant before. Fix this place.....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoyable
    DeepfriedpicklesVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Maximo's always delivers. The food and service are always superb. We had a larger party of locals during Jazz Fest and made a reservation at Maximo's because we knew we would be taken well care of during a busy time in the city. They did not dissapoint. Another wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland
    skk123
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My boyfriend and I were very disappointed. In a city of great food, this was just ok. We could have made better pasta at home.
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  • Terrible food and atmosphere.
    GoodEatsVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The meatballs were salty and full of fat, the fettuccine was soggy and doused in butter. The open air kitchen produced enough smoke to make us think we were at a train station instead of a restaurant. Spend your money and time elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always
    Nolaeats
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    One of my favorites spots in New Orleans. Eat here every time I visit. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Italian amidst the Creoles
    mapmaker
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    If you get a hankerin' for REAL Italian food, like in New York orBoston's Noeth End- this is it. Private dining options and balconies are all possibities. Great Place in a city if Great Places.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great casual place in Quarter
    KYsailor
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Maximo's... clearly not a formal high end French quarter place, more casual and lively, sat in the back room where there is a view of the chefs cooking. The place was very busy with Jazz fest people, a busy bar scene in the middle of the restaurant. The food was very good to excellent with some very imaginative dishes on the menu, service was great. I had a daily pasta seafood special and it was very good, and my wife had a crawfish/pasta that was excellent. We usually avoid eating in the quarter, but this seemed like more of a local place with a mix of locals and tourists. We really enjoyed it and will stop back next time we are in NOLA
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fire grilled fav
    stewart707
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Love watching the chef prepare the different dishes. The fire grilled shrimp are the bomb!!!! The soups are wonderful and the bread delish!!!! Clayton has served us for years and is excellent at what he does!!! Always a must when in New Orleans!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Scallops and Shrimp
    Oyster1VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Huge, sweet scallops and super shrimp.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    kimcom
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    First time in New Orleans and expecting to have a great meal. This fell short of my expectations. The seats at the bar were stained and looked very dirty. The meal came out fast, but some of the lettuce pieces were yellow (yuck!). I had a pasta dish and the sauce was very heavy. It did not taste like much at all. My daughters dish, the shrimp were not devained and looked very unappetizing. Overall edible but would never go back. I thought the food was supposed to be the main event in New Orleans??
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • open kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Nice open kitchen to see your dinner prepared. Had Diavolo crawfish - it was great. My wife had ravioli and the sauce and cheese was runny. Good atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    AKLeneVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This was our first try & we will be back! We had the Sicilian shrimp appetizer and the caprese salad - both were great. The shrimp was perfect with the balsamic glaze. For dinner, my husband had Bolognese and I had the veal piccata. Not your usual piccata as it was a grilled veal chop bone-in. Seriously, I wanted to lick the plate! My husband enjoyed his Bolognese but wasn't thrilled with it. He wants to go back to try several other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Italian. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Excellent Italian. Service was great. Lively fun place to enjoy an evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall decent experience
    Noladiner
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The cocktails, food, and wine were all amazing. As a group of four, we were there to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The ambience was great for this occasion, once we requested to be moved from the back of the restaurant to the front. We had a difficult time deciding what to eat because it all looked so amazing. We were not disappointed at all. The only downside of the experience was trying to get candles for the dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good food
    Nola4luv
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    We were there on a very cold night during Mardi Gras and we were welcomed with friendly smiles and great enthusiasm. Maximo's is near our home, so we love to take guests there because we can count on great food and attentive service. This night did not disappoint. As busy as they were, we weren't rushed or forgotten and our food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing!
    LizStelz
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Maximos had become one of our favorite restaurants since Justin Day became the executive chef. On Sat March 1st we asked some friends to dinner there but upon arrival found out that Justin was on a leave of absence. We asked the current chef to pick out some of his best dishes for our table of 4. Nearly all of the dishes were rather tasteless! The food was fresh but the preparation left much to be desired. The service was fine and the waiter wad attentive. I hope Justin returns soon because we definitely will not be back with the current chef in the kitchen. We probably should have said something about the flavor of the food yo the waiter but some other issues caused us to just let it go and just finish our meal and leave.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • decent italian
    eatoutalot
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    sat at the bar by the cooks. like to watch them cook. there was friction between the cooks and the servers that was a bit off putting, not really necessary. Server was polite but a little surly. A little rushed. no big deal, but not the best. Mardi Gras season so give it a pass. Food was tasty and came out hot. Overall pretty good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian and Local Seafood
    Cristen
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    If you can, sit at the kitchen bar when you dine here. It's a counter like at a diner with a direct view of the kitchen. Everything here is good. I always enjoy the mixed grill. The carpaccio appetizer is very good. The duck pasta is outstanding. Whatever you order, you won't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine’s Day Dinner..2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I had the 5 course meal with wine pairing Good The wine pairing was wonderful. Every wine complemented its selected course superbly. The salad was great and the dressing was wonderful. Crisp and lightly dressed. The soup was silky and savory. Very soothing and pleasing to eat. Starts your mind anticipating the next course. The fish was cooked to perfection and the side left my taste buds wanting more. The side had an Italian style sauce that was excellent. This one side makes me want to return so I can try something from the full menu. It was that good. The desert was great. Not too sweet Bad My medium rare steak was extremely fatty and scorched on one side This is my only bad experience Total overall experience was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Place
    Caterers
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The was surprisingly very good. The service was a bit slow. I would recommend Maximos to friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't Go Wrong
    Cullen
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Maximo's is ALWAYS a good choice. I highly recommend asking for "fire roasted" if available for you dish. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Creole Italian
    Carey999
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    New chef at Maximos. The menu has changed a bit! The carpaccio was tasty. We had 4 cheese ravioli & meatballs & fettuccine. All very good! Server Patrick was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Run don't walk to Maximo's. I took my wife there for her birthday dinner. She has a milk allergy and at times, it is difficult to eat out. But Maximo's and our waiter Kevin did everything they could to ensure she could eat and find something on the menu. The food was amzaing. The calamari appetizer was unreal with a spicy red sauce. We had the beef carpaccio was also excellent. I had four-cheese ravioli and my wife had the duck pasta, which was both our favorites. The wine list is filled with excellent wines. And I can't say enough about our waiter Kevin. He was crazy helpful with finding helping my wife order and very attentive. Thanks Maximo's for a wonderful birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service!
    Wildtree
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We were there 01/10/2014. It was quiet, great service, Risotto was a crowd favorite. My food was great but shrimp came out with all the parts. Kinda gross to look at. Once I got rid of those the dish was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Years Eve
    onland11
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    we had such a great time, food was wonderful. and the service was very good..... just a cool place to spend with someone special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve dissapointment
    suenmike
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    i was disappointed in the menu change; after we made our New Years dinner reservations. we dined here with friends for New Year's Eve dinner in 2012, and had a wonderful experience the dinner was great, and varied. we expected the same for our 2013 New Year's Eve experience, and were disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PhD Mixologist
    AriMVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    The food is outstanding, but the real feature here is their wine list and creative masterpiece cocktails. Would suggest this restaurant (used to be a barn) to any visitor or local.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic