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About Max - Tribeca

Authentic high-end Italian at affordable prices. Award-winning NYC Besta Affordable Italian Restaurant, Best Lasagna, Best Pasta, Best Delivery

181 Duane Street
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm
Friday and Saturday 5pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Greenwich and Hudson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 966-5939

Website:
http://www.max-ny.com/

Catering:
Please, check our catering menu online.

Parking Details:
The subway is just two blocks away.

Executive Chef:
Luigi Iasilli

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Max - Tribeca Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for a Date (9)
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Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Authentic (5)
Romantic (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Been going to Max for 15 years. Love this spot. Used to go to the lower east side location for years. Solid choice.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Max is my favorite pasta place I have ever been to. I used to go all the time when I lived in NYC. 5 years later, I went back and it's just as good as I remember. I haven't found anything that compares to the fettucine!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The server was great! The manager was intrusive and bothersome.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It is a small place and due to the large party that were seated directly above everyone in the rest of the dining room it was very loud and difficult to talk without shouting.The restaurant needs to think about limiting larger groups or placement of larger groups as this impacted the overall experience. Our waiter and the service was rushed, quick, not they seemed to lack refinement and knowledge of how to treat patrons in NYC. It is a cozy, affordable place with solid food but after that experience I am not sure I will return. The food is solid but not fantastic if the service and atmosphere is lousy.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

This is a great Italian place for a date night or special occasion. The food was delicious and authentic.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We love Max!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was terrible. We didn't even finish our meal. Last place anyone should go if they're looking for me.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We came with a large group for a birthday and Max couldn't have been friendlier. They took a big reservation, adapted when we wanted to add two more folks, and then kept the food and drink coming. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent food, great value in a cozy venue in Tribeca. What's not to like??

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I’ll never eat or order from here again

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We ate here in October 2017. It was wonderful. This place is quaint and romantic and special, and we had EXCELLENT service. I want to go back immediately.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

This place was the worst restaurant that I have ever dined at. The food tasted like my children’s canned spaghetti O’s or canned ravioli; it was supposed to be Lasagne. The service was poor. I went because of the food networks recommendation, however I will never eat here again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Warm, cozy restaurant. Delicious pasta dishes, friendly staff - all around perfect place for dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Very comfortable environment for our get together of 5 people. Loved the food and wine. It was a very hot nite and it could have been cooler in the restaurant. Other than that, absolutely no complaints. Looking forward to coming back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Nice and quiet, except there was one group below who had a rather loud dining guest. Since the place has high ceilings, her voice carried very very far.

Food was okay, but the service was excellent. I’d go back. I probably wouldn’t order the same dish again (squid ink pasta with shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce). It was weirdly dry for a pasta, but the eggplant parm looked amazing.

Tiny, but good for groups and would probably make a great date spot.

To note, we went on Thursday night at 8 PM for a group of 8.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very loud since the sounds echoed. $100 for below average meal. Waiter was also the bartender so did not attend to us unless we asked a busboy for him. Nothing special at all would not return.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

👎🏻The restaurant used to be really nice until they brought this horrible woman who will seat you anywhere except where you want to seat. I am sure it will come to haunt them we are no longer going there or ordering from them, wrote bad reviews on a number of sites and told everyone we know about it. Used to be a bunch of really nice guys relaxed, good food and nice atmosphere but with this woman on board it's not the same

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We love this restaurant. But this time even we had a reservation through Open table they said they won't seat me till my the other party comes and told me to wait outside, that was a chilly night. It was a busy night and we were taken to upper section of the restaurant and it was a way noisy, no way to make a conversation.
The foods were excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Attentive service, but the taste of the food all four diners was just a bit off. We think it was just using perhaps lamb instead of beef and a different variety of mozzarella. If you are used to traditional, then this will be differently

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Max never disappoints! We try to have dinner here every time we are in the city and it is always consistent, and amazing! The lasagna and fettuccine with meat sauce are our go-to's. This time we tried the meatballs for an appetizer and they were fantastic. The Ceasar salad may be the best ever!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Staff was pleasant. Meatball appetizer was average to below average though the sauce was good. The eggplant and sautéed spinach was excellent!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Friendly staff + DELICIOUS food! Cozy neighborhood spot, will definitely be bookmarking this as a go-to spot for something special. Good prices, especially for how good the food was!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We have come to Max a few times over the last five years. Every time we eat there we leave happy. Excellent food, service and ambiance. We will continue to keep coming back. Would definitey recommend. The lasagna and the ragu, A+.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Great for a group of 15 coworkers: there was something for everyone including the folks with various dietary restrictions. The food was fantastic! We had the meatballs and roasted eggplant to start (both were crowd pleasers), and I had the porcini ravioli for my entree (delicate and delicious). It is also affordable, which is a huge plus in this neighborhood.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food. Had large portions but the prices were kind of high. I guess for downtown it makes sense. We ordered multiple pasta dishes + burrata + fried calamari as apps. Everyone loved their food. I loved my Penne a la Vodka with Chicken. Ravioli with truffle oil was great. Pasta was cooked perfectly. The table for 7 of us was kind of tight but we managed. Definitely recommend as a nice dinner spot!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Five of us met at Max in anticipation of a lovely dinner. Instead, the Management's attitude turned the evening into a very disappointing experience. To sum it up, when we tasted the wine, we told the waiter it had a cardboard/turned taste. The poor waiter couldn't simply take it back and replace it with a different bottle. He had to check with his manager who claimed that the wine was fine - and that was how it was supposed to taste. The manager let us sample a different bottle of the same type of wine and everyone agreed the second bottle was fine. But he wouldn't give us that one- he complained he would lose money if we didn't drink the first bottle. We stayed for our meal only because there were 5 of us on a busy Thursday night in Tribeca and we weren't sure we'd find another place to accommodate us.
The food was average at best.
I thought that when we got the bill we would find that the manager would have at least comp us something for the bad bottle of wine.....but he didn't!
With all the other options there are in Tribeca, that are hopefully interested in satisfying and retaining their customers, I suggest you go someplace else.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Service was great and Max's has a decent inexpensive wine options for NYC. Pasta dishes were okay. Wife had spinach and ricotta ravioli special -- she didn't finish and the portions weren't big. I had the lasagna -- I didn't finish either and again portion wasn't that big it just wasn't anything special. The food was as good as anything I'd get at an Italian chain restaurant -- it just wasn't special enough to want to come back or to recommend to a friend looking for a really good Italian place in NYC.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Love this place--great service, inpressive food, etc

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 21, 2017

There are better places in the area. I would recommend trying one of them. The food here was barely okay.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 12, 2017

phenomenal food as always in a festive environment in Tribeca. This is very well priced, excellent quality Italian with a solid bar / drink menu on one of my favorite streets in Manhattan. A classic choice.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We had a 6pm reservation on a Saturday night. (I had made the reservation a month in advance.) A few days before, when changing the number of people over the phone, I was told that we'd have to be out by 7:45pm for the next reservation. That wasn't a problem. From the moment we arrived we were told we'd have to be out by 7:30pm. This was told to us over and over. What it felt like was that the other reservation was very important and we were unimportant and needed to be rushed out. Especially when tallying up the check (two of the group insisted on only paying for what they ate instead of us splitting the check evenly, which is what our group usually does) which took more time than usual. Also, I ordered the eggplant with spaghetti and received the rigatoni with eggplant pieces. I couldn't send it back because we were being rushed out. The restaurant is very small so I understand why diners can't linger but I've never been pushed out (and repeatedly reminded that we had to leave at a certain time) like that before.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Second time dining at this local Tribeca establishment. Had the Rigatoni Al Ragu Napoletano. Sauce was burned (bottom of the pot), meatballs were dry and the half piece of sausage was unrecognizable. Fiance had the Pollo Battuto, which was much better. Overall cute place. Hope kitchen staff was just in the weeds for a Friday night and have not given up on good Italian food. Owners should really sit down and reevaluate preparation. Other neighborhood Italian restaurants currently outshine Max's.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Food is A+. But you're cramped in the small space and the chairs and bench/booth seating upstairs is incredibly uncomfortable. But food is excellent; service is great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Restaurant "has no mustard". Restaurant "charges $3 for extra sauce". Restaurant "doesn't have tea", and "doesn't have hot water"

Food is good but service so rude that it's not worth it in the food capital of the world. So many other places to go that are happy to welcome you.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2017

This is the cutest neighborhood Italian restaurant in Tribeca. The food was delicious, the staff was unbelievably friendly and it was so nice to eat at an Italian restaurant that had no tourists and felt like you were in Italy. Will DEFINITELY be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on April 2, 2017

The food was incredible! The service with a smile was outstanding!! We all enjoyed the entire experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Very attentive staff and nice atmosphere. Great for casual dining or special occasions!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We went for a friend's bday and the food, service and atmosphere were excellent!! We've added it to our list of dinner places in NYC

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Very Cozy Italian place and solid food + excellent service.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Casual, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Our group of six enjoyed a very nice dinner at Max's in Tribeca. The eggplant parmeaean was outstanding but we all agreed that we would not order the pizza next time. Our server was a bit inattentive but the food came out hot. Great wine list...we would come again.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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