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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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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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

Excellent meal again and going on a Wednesday very advantageous. thank you for another great meal.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food & great wine list.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The reviews are pretty accurate. I enjoyed the appetizers more so than the main meal, and I REALLY enjoyed the desserts!! They do not have a full bar, which I wish I had paid attention to that little detail. The server was super busy with about 3 big parties of 6 or more people, so understand he was spread super thin... but we made reservations and I'm sure those people did too... they should have staffed accordingly. Or placed us in different sections so another staff member could serve us.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Family friendly place with excellent food. Our favorite neighborhood spot!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was wonderful and the ambiance was great, surprisingly quiet for the busy street it is on. Our waitress was nice, but unpersonable and seemed to want us out as soon as possible.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We love this place for special occasions, if family and friends are in town, or just for a nice dinner out. The staff is great and it is very kid friendly while keeping the ambience warm and romantic. It's great for a family night out while still feeling like an adult.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Came here for NYE dinner. The restaurant was fairly full when we arrived, but we had reservations and were promptly seated. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. We ordered a pizza to start and it was delicious. I highly recommend trying one of their pizzas.
For dinner, we each ordered one of their pasta options. I ordered a seafood pasta that was a special that night and it was amazing. The seafood was well cooked, as was the pasta.
We've been here before many times and we are never disappointed.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always a treat! Interesting menu, great food, and attentive service. They have a good thing going and we love visiting!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our group of six had a lovely time enjoying very attentive service, delightful food & drink! My Italian BF couldn't bring himself to leave a single drop of sauce after finishing his fresh Tagliatelle....he said it was as good as his Aunts' would make when visiting Italy growing up!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I always enjoy Maximilliano's. The food is fine, the service is friendly and attentive, and the place is kid-friendly.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food is usually good, but this last time things didn’t seem to taste as good as we remember. The service was pretty disappointing! Our server was quite forgetful and it seemed as though they were short staffed because we couldn’t seem to get anyone’s attention for our requests! :((

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate our anniversary, and also my birthday. It was a Wednesday night, and was pretty slow only a few tables sat.
Our waitress must have been trying to fit one last table in her shift, because we were greeted within 2 minutes (great) and immediately asked if we were ready to order. We were only ready to order waters and had not even glanced at the menu.
Upon returning with waters, we were asked if we were ready to put food in again, and 4 MORE TIMES within 10 minutes...
It was a little uncomfortable, especially since we were looking for a place to come in, relax, have a bite, enjoy each other.
I have never felt so rushed in a restaurant setting, and I was so disappointed because it was a special day for us both.

The food was incredible, wine selection great. But unfortunately I felt so uncomfortable I would not recommend it to any of my friends - she made us feel like we were more a nuisance than a guest.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We loved it from start to finish!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

👌🏽👌🏽. Great dining experience as always.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Maxamiliano's always satisfies. The menu remains inventive, fresh and well executed. The pastas are a standout, but then so are the entrees, salads and pizzas. This has become a standard neighborhood go to and it always satisfies.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing food, great service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our server Jesse was awesome, and the food was delicious -- from the specials to the simplest menu items. It was a great place to celebrate our daughter's birthday.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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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