Max Restaurant

4.6
598 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Max is an acclaimed Italian restaurant serving authentic Italian food to New Yorkers since 2000.

“Max's draw is exactly what has always attracted people to neighborhood restaurants: well-prepared food, served with warmth”

-New York Times, Eric Asimov
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent food

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vipDowntownMom275
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max is our go-to for a great neighborhood meal. Always great, warm, and food is fantastic.

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vipnatalieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Food was pretty terrible. One of the worst beet salads I have ever had and the French fries were not good. The restaurant vibe and the service was great. Everyone was very friendly. Came here from a recommendation but will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of amazing Italian food. The ambience is lovely, service is kind and friendly, and the food is phenomenal. Can’t wait to return!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max Restaurant was AMAZING! So glad we went. Absolutely delicious food, wonderful staff and a great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was wonderful! Quaint, delicious, with personal service. It was a great date spot or a meet up spot- loved it!!!

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vipEverpower
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I thought the service was a bit slow.

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JLH1
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great time out and lovely ambiance, just a couple comments about two dishes we had, remembering similar menu items at Max from a long time ago when they were located in Alphabet City.. the fennel salad was a bit bland. Not so elegant, I think the parmesan strips blended too much in color and size with the fennel, and not enough vinaigrette or salt or zing or something. Also the ragu rigatoni with meatballs… good, but not great, perhaps a little dry. The pane with burrata was fantastic!!! We had a lovely time! Thank you!

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JeanLC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We come here often but some items are too expensive…. $15 for a small plate of calamari??? Almost a dollar a ring.

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vipMichaelM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food. One of our favorite restaurants in Tribeca. You can’t go wrong with any of the pastas, especially the lasagna.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious salmon and steak and the tricolore salad was amazing. Wanted the salad first but it all came together and the table was too small to accommodate but it was fine. Great wine selection too. Worth a visit if you love Italian and solid food.

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DanielleE
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic Italian food in a beautiful setting. The hosts were warm and friendly and the staff was attentive. A little slice of Italian heaven in New York City.

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samanthah
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish-- first time going there and will defiantly be back! It was much less expensive than I expecting considering the quality of food. At any other restaurant that would be $50 an entree. It was absolute despise

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BeatriceB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly lovely ambiance, great and tasty food, good location, mannered and attentive staff, really clean place.
Every time my children and I, and our friends, dine at Max restaurant, it’s always the most perfect afternoon, everyone is happy because of the mix of beautiful place with great service, and everyone is happily satisfied and enjoying their food.

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albertuss
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food1service3ambience4

The worst penne Pomodoro in the city

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was not good

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vipDonna
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Worst service ever. Waitress was terrible at her job topped off with a side of rudeness!

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PanicGallery
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic delicious food, incredible dessert.
This place is one of my favorite Italians in the world.

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Jeff
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible service, horrible food. Simple as that. With hundreds of restaurants to choose from in NYC, make sure this isn't one on your list of options.

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DannyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! A couple of members of my party arrived 20-30 minutes late during Friday evening prime time but our server couldn’t have been more friendly and accommodating, and she did not rush us at all. Food and wine was all terrific and I really enjoyed the experience. Highly recommend!

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JeanLC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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vipYowguyReviews
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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!

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MalcolmC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant! Tasty food and helpful staff! Definitely will recommend to others!

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Gemma
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

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.

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vipStuartH
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best, warmest, friendliest local spot in TriBeCa

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 😋

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vipSfoiah
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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.

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vipChristina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Italian meal I've had in this city in a long time!

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Colin
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LenaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always outstanding! My go to local Italian restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Good food, great service. Wish vibe was a little more upbeat.

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vipChrisK
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the BEST Italian restaurant in nyc!

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Albe
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice night. Great place for a date or just a good meal in lower Manhattan

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vipStuartH
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best neighborhood restaurant in TriBeCa! Always welcoming, home cooked food

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AlecS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant - insanely delicious pasta & the sautéed eggplant was really great too. Look forward to trying other things soon

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vipAshleyR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad meal at Max. The food is always fresh, delicious and is a hidden gem in the neighborhood!

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JohnG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I returned to Max with friends again and enjoyed wonderful Italian cuisine which I expect and receive every time I dine there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night

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vipEaggy
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FAQs

Max Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Max Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 598 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.