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Maximiliano is Highland Park's go-to neighborhood Italian joint.

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About Maximiliano

On the corner of York Blvd and Aldama Street, in Highland Park Los Angeles, there is a place where “Kinda” feels progressive, where the “Old School” is recognized as a source of inspiration and where a chef’s ideas of quality and playfulness redefine what a neighborhood Italian American restaurant and pizzeria ought to be. Chef Andre Guerrero challenges assumptions about Italian American fare, satisfying cravings for quality while remaining affordable. With Maximiliano, Guerrero continues on his mission to elevate classic dining traditions by doing things the right way; with care, creativity and above all a respect for great food.

5930 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Brunch

Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-3:00pm

Cross Street:
Aldama St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 739-6125

Website:
http://www.maximilianohp.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is offered Fri-Sun after 6:00pm
Street parking is also abundant

Public Transit:
Right off the Metro Bus 83 line at Aldama & York
A few blocks away from the Gold line in Highland Park

Executive Chef:
Andre Guerrero

Private Party Facilities:
Our outdoor patio is a perfect place for hosting private events. We offer many different private dining options. Email: Events@maximilianohp.com to inquire.

Private Party Contact:
Events@maximilianohp.com: (323) 739-6125

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Maximiliano Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (29)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
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Good for a Date (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Kid-friendly (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Cozy (14)
Fun (14)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Romantic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Great Beer (6)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Always very pleased coming to this restaurant and even happier (my stomach) when leaving. The food is amazing as is the service. Thank you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food and service. Can’t wait to come back !

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Maximiliano's is always consistently good. Nice wine and beer selection. The side dishes and appetizers can make up a meal if you're not craving pasta or pizza. I haven't eaten the poultry or meat, but many of my friends have. They say the roasted chicken is crave-worthy dish. All of the desserts are delicious and fresh.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Loved the space and the foid! It's delicious, light but fulfilling!

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I always end up ordering the pork chop since it's fabulous. The patio is usually where I like to sit since the noise level in the main room makes it difficult to talk. Even though it was a chilly night we were very comfortable on the patio!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We always enjoy ourselves at Maximiliano's! Wonderful and local.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was very oily. The tomato base for the pizza was over powering. We picked this restaurant because it had great reviews. But we were there with a large group, and we all walked out quite disappointed.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Disappointed with quality of pasta (not fresh), and pizza (not hand-tossed), surprised they have lasted this long.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I had the seafood linguine. I was told by the server that the noodles were handmade. However, the noodles were not thoroughly cooked so I could not taste the freshness as well as the creaminess that fresh handmade noodles should have. The food overall was salty. The bread chips that served with the pasta were too hard and chewy. The ambience was great with nice layout and decoration.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My go to restaurant for date night and when friends come to town. Never disappoints

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love love love this place. Thr service is outstanding. The staff is super friendly and aleays wulling to accomodate. I esp appreciate how pet friendly the patio area is.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I've reviewed this several times, so not much to add. Our service on this occasion was slow at first, but warm and friendly. I am concerned that their red wines are not being stored at the proper temperature (they've always been served on the warm side) so although they have some interesting, aged choices, probably best to stick with young whites. Anyway, good, solid neighborhood standby with a diverse enough menu to please most everyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent Italian food. Great prices. We've been several times. This time we sat on the patio which was great as the noise level was just fine. Inside it's very, very loud and hard to have any sort of conversation.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Had such a great experience here. We sat outside and it was the perfect atmosphere for our triple date of friend's meeting for the first time. The string lights and surrounding plants made it very nice yet intimate and comfortable. Inside was louder and hoppin and definitely recommend the outside seating.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We returned 5 days after being introduced to Maximiliano because we were so impressed the first visit. Our second visit was just a good. Lovely outdoor setting and food excellent.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great restaurant. We live in the neighborhood and go regularly. Great pizzas. Amazing appetizers. Good prices on bottles of wine.


Try the deviled eggs with bacon. Awesome.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband and I live in Highland Park and we can always count on Maximilliano to be the perfect location for a date night or brunch with friends. My favorite item on the menu is the Tagliatelle - it never disappoints!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Enjoyed my first visit and came back and back... seems to get better and better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Authentic
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Love the authentic food. I've taken out of state guests several times lately and you've never let us down...a great introduction to the L A food scene!!
I've actually gotten used to the noise level and it lends to more private conversations. An all- around winner! You'll see us again soon.

Tags: Organic, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Soups and pizzas and pastas in an environment that creates an ambiance of comfort and well being.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Maximiliano never disappoints.
The food is great, the space itself is well designed and nicely laid out.
It does get a bit noisy inside on a Friday night, but that is part of the place's vibe.
The patio outside is very charming.

Maximiliano has a small. It very nice wine selection.
Their pork chop is incredible.
They also have a gluten free pizza crust that is quite good.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We love this neighborhood spot. Our waiter had a birthday party table of six and we were slightly ignored so that's why we didn't rate as high. Bloody Mary was tasty but not strong. Salmon pizza is good but very oily.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The pasta was awful. One was undercooked and overcooked. The Cacio de Pepe tasted like it was reheated noodles with butter.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I really enjoyed the food, however I was not aware ahead of time that if we wanted to bring in our own cake for a birthday it was $6 per person to eat the cake. That is not listed on your website or menu. Not to mention that is one of the highest charges I have ever seen for bringing in your own cake. I did not appreciate that at all considering that I have been to much more high end restaurants and not had as much of an issue as I did at Maximiliano's. I will definitely reconsider going to this restaurant in the future whether or not we have an outside cake.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Flawless. Octopus appetizer is one of the best dishes in Los Angeles

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 1, 2017

WE went on a very hot night in LA and were sat on the patio. Normally the patio is wonderful. The LA weather was not cooperating so we were sweating but the staff kept the cold water coming so we were fine. The food was delicious as usual at Maximiliano's. We enjoyed salads, pasta, and pizza. Haven't had anything here that I haven't liked.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We go here a lot and they have a wide selection. Delicious pasta dishes, pizzas, appetizers, salads, and desserts. Great draft beer and wine too. If you like Italian food, this is a must.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I love this place. The food is always so delish and consistent. Great neighborhood spot!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Pizza ( Margarita) was disappointing, the pomodoro sauce tasted too much of tomato paste, yet a bit too fluid. The cheese had very little taste and the basil while large leaves were used also had little taste. The dough also tasted as if it had been frozen and looked as if it had been commercially formed. We have eaten there several times and this was an aberration-- we hope.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

One of the better Italian restaurants on the east side. Somewhat family friendly. Enjoy the food and service.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Came here for the first time on a first date. And it was just what I wanted, especially with the outdoor patio, which is open yet feels intimate. The prices brought me here for a date too. Was able to enjoy a nice "neighborhood Italian" without overspending. Will come here again :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

They have delicious vegetarian pastas, interesting salads. The bread is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, served with tapenade as well as butter. The pork loin chop is juicy and tender.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

My party and I had a great time the only thing we wanted to suggest was maybe having some sort of music. As well as in the summer to have a fan the rotates we were dying or humidity we had to take our party inside. Very beautiful back yard 😊Thank you for the hospitality.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Pizza was great. The service was perfect. Everyone was friendly. Our favorite spot for dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The food was amazing, especially the mushroom risotto dish. The service was very attentive and pleasant. Overall this may have been the best experience at Maximiliano.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We've eaten here for years, but Friday's dinner with friends was particularly nice. The food was excellent and the service was very good, especially given how busy there became. I particularly recommend there vegetable side dishes: they are easily enough to share and are particularly creative and tasty. I love their house-smoked salmon pizza; not as impressed with their plain cheese pizza. Our guests seemed to enjoy the pasta and salmon chowder. I love the olives and bread appetizers. Be warned, though, the cost increases quickly as almost everything is a la carte. Great craft beer list!

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Been here a few times, and don't want to write a full review, but just want to point out a positive that stood out and a negative. Positive: the waitress returned a cash tip left by our friends, who hadn't noticed that the tip was already included due to our being a large party. That was very honest of her, and we sincerely appreciate it. Negative: the dessert (berry buckle) tasted fine, but had clearly been microwaved which made it both soggy and insanvely hot. Also the ice cream seemed grocery store--no better than Dreyer's.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We introduced our friends to patio dining at Maximiliano's. The 6 of us were first placed at the picnic table. When a better location became available, the staff cheerfully moved us. (The picnic table has a patio roof support beam in the center which was ackward for conversation.)
We love the arugula salad and the burrata pizza. We have several favorite dishes. And we like the choice of 6 or 8 oz glasses of wine.
We go often to Maximiliano's. Valet parking now!! Yay!

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Consistently great. You can't miss the with this place!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

This restaurant is in my neighborhood, so it's convenient to bring visiting friends to.
There are enough choices on the menu to accommodate various diets , and it's Italian leaning cuisine is always agreeable . I also like the contemporary interior and hip ambience ,which never fails to impress my visitors . It is also reasonably priced. It would be nice however to offer more daily specials ,for instance seasonal offerings , even if one has to charge more for these . I would then definitely come more often.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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