“Max's draw is exactly what has always attracted people to neighborhood restaurants: well-prepared food, served with warmth”
-New York Times, Eric Asimov
Lasagna Fatta in Casa
homemade beef lasagna w/ besciamella
Fettuccine Al Sugo Toscano
homemede fettucine w/ Max's meat sauce
Max makes it a good outdoor dining experience. Its basic red sauce makes dishes tasty, and the service is excellent. Only question for Max: why $15 for a modest serving of calamari? Answer may be that calamari cost more than ever, but 50 cents a bite seems steep. Happy to come on next trip to Tribeca.
Beware. This place charges 4.00 for a tiny glass of soda. They also don't tell you that the refills will cost as much. When called out on it they say, "I thought you knew." How? How could anyone know? It's not written anywhere that I could see.
Food was ok. My lasagna was like eating pieces of the sun it was so hot but hey what do I know about food temperature.
Service was sub-par. You're in New York. There are plenty of other places to spend your money!
Great restaurant! Tasty food and helpful staff! Definitely will recommend to others!
My kid wanted to have a special meal together so we came here. The meal was delayed and there were some issues so I asked for the food to go instead of sitting there. The restaurant owner called me an hour later to apologize and say she felt really badly we had such a poor experience and ask if we would consider coming back. She also refunded the meal. That was an appreciated gesture.
the best, warmest, friendliest local spot in TriBeCa
My friends and I loved the experience and entrees. We were a party of 3. I personally, was impressed by the octopus appetizer. It was a yummy arugula salad and shreds of (cold) fresh octopus aka deliciousness 😋
Ok food. Bruschetta and Rigatoni Napolitano. Glass of Chianti. Service was not great. Waiter took order and only saw him when I waived him down. Pasta took a long time to come out of the kitchen, which is usual now. Busboys we’re great.
Amazing food - my whole party was impressed. And great value for the money especially in New York! Everything was hot, tasty, and strong yet affordable wine selection.
Best Italian meal I've had in this city in a long time!
Best Italian restaurant in New York City hands down, have lived here for 8 years and no where feels like home more so than Max, can’t recommend enough
Food is always outstanding! My go to local Italian restaurant.
Good food, great service. Wish vibe was a little more upbeat.
Simply the BEST Italian restaurant in nyc!
A very nice night. Great place for a date or just a good meal in lower Manhattan
best neighborhood restaurant in TriBeCa! Always welcoming, home cooked food
Awesome restaurant - insanely delicious pasta & the sautéed eggplant was really great too. Look forward to trying other things soon
I’ve never had a bad meal at Max. The food is always fresh, delicious and is a hidden gem in the neighborhood!
I returned to Max with friends again and enjoyed wonderful Italian cuisine which I expect and receive every time I dine there!
I am a “regular” here for years… either dining there or ordering in depending on what’s going on with my family and schedules. Everything is tasty and well portioned. The service is impeccable and a there’s a warm welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommend to all.
Very slow service; food was ok at best
Great experience. Everything was wonderful.
Amazing as always! Best lasagna I have ever had! Yum
Was a nice casual dinner. Food was good. Appetizers were very good. Eggplant. Portobello salad.
My black in spaghettini with shrimp was def too spicy for my taste. The menu did say it was but I should have asked for less spicy as I barely ate it.
Service was good. We did get asked (twice) for the table as they had another reso. Which was fine but wish they were able to have us sit at the bar. Still Covid restrictions. Overall a nice meal.
Nice to eat outside despite the heat abs humidity!
Our favorite TriBeCa restaurant! Warm, delicious and welcoming...
Max is a lovely local restaurant where you can have a nice Italian dinner. Pasta and entries are delightful. Great service. Last of the mom and pop restaurant in Manhattan
Highly recommend the truffle ravioli!
We felt rushed and not well attended. If you want to close the kitchen don’t accept a reservation
Quality ! Spaghetti with lamb ragu was unbelievable.
This is our favorite TriBeCa restaurant! They of course have amazing food but everyone is so nice and welcoming...it's a terrific all around dining experience...and the pasta is the best!
Very friendly and accommodating staff. Great outdoor space.
Order a side of truffle fries...even if you're eating pasta. Trust me.
Highly recommend great quality local Italian in a great Tribeca location. Reasonably priced for the location, friendly quality service. Go to everyday Italian spot.
Food was amazing —definitely get the Caesar and rigatoni with meatballs. Service was okay, a little slow at times but overall would be back again!
Wonderful ! My guests loved it!
Max is a favorite place of ours! We love the truffle fries, and every pasta I've had has been perfect! We highly recommend eating here whenever you can! It is always a warm and inviting place with exceptional food!
My husband said that this was the best pasta he’s had this side of the pond. A bold statement for a Swiss born & bred man who would eat pasta exclusively if his wife (me) and his waist band would allow it. Bravo Max!!!!!
Food was excellent and staff was very attentive. Covid distancing was in place.
We love this place, we try to eat here weekly. All of the pastas are fantastic, but the fettucine is a favorite. The salmon is also delicious and they have the best burrata! We miss sitting at the bar, but are so happy to be back inside for the lovely atmosphere.
Max Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Max Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 579 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.