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Maxi’s Bistro, Cleveland, OH

Maxi’s Bistro

4.7
4.7
257 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
Nestled in the heart of Cleveland’s Historic Little Italy, Maxi’s embodies a vibrant atmosphere and a welcoming ambiance. We are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Our main level offers guests the opportunity to interact in a casual and upbeat setting or to partake in the dynamic liveliness of the bar. The cozy and intimate upstairs level seats 50 people comfortably and can be booked for events such as meetings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, graduations, presentations and more. Our fully enclosed and heated garden patio provides a relaxed and comfortable dining experience while the sidewalk tables allow for a most spectacular view of Little Italy.

Whether you are looking for a place to dine before going to The Cleveland Orchestra concert or searching for the perfect location to share a conversation, Maxi’s welcomes you to enjoy dinner, an appetizer, a glass of wine at the bar, a Peroni while the game is going on, or even an espresso with a San Pellegrino for a caffeine push.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (216) 421-1500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 257 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

257 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The best calamari in little Italy, never had a bad meal here

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  2. TammyF

    Cleveland

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down one of the most delicious meals I have had in years! I got the chicken Alfredo and the chicken by itself was amazing. Tender and juicy with a chargrilled flavor. Also got an order of steam clams and whatever the sauce is that comes with it is delicious! I soaked my bread in it just to make sure I got every last drop! My date got lobster ravioli with cognac cream sauce, and I swear I thought he was about to lick the plate clean the sauce was so good! Ended the meal with a lemon cream and limoncello flute which was light and refreshing. The staff was attentive and the place was extremely clean, especially the restrooms. I cannot say enough good things about this place and I will definitely be back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service and wonderful food! We would love to have had a table inside but the outdoor patio (heated) was fine especially I if you like to hear your dinner conversation!!!! I had calari pasta and my friends had shrimp and pasta. Not a bite was left over for a doggy bag😂

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  4. PMJC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding; only critique was that portions were on the smaller side for the pricing.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a pleasure to eat at Maxi’s! We will be back without question!

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  6. John

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Calamari appetizer was average, Chicken Parmesan was not very good and the Veal Saltimbocca was just okay. The highlight of the evening was the cannoli dessert. Service was excellent. And our table by the front window did provide a great view of what was happening outside. This was our first visit to Little Italy and we will probably return and dine at a different restaurant.

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  7. ElleZee

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Incredibly average food and small portions. Red sauce was far too sweet. Service was good, not great, but with all the amazing dining choices on the Hill, we will not be back to Maxi's. Disappointing.

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  8. Spider

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. We had the calamari as an appetizer andante every bit of it.

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  9. Rocky

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a very pleasant experience. The pasta was incredible. The service is very good. The atmosphere is tremendous. It was a fantastic value, and I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Italian food!

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  10. Suchaniceevening

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our appetizers were frog legs- lightly fried( yummy) and mussels. We ordered a bottle of wine and enjoyed sipping and watching the books and servers do their thing. We split veal scallopini which came with a little ziti pasta in red sauce and Parmesan cheese. We had cannolis for dessert which were delicious. The waiter was incredible, actually one of the best I’ve had in awhile. The food was reasonably priced and we just really enjoyed the whole evening. Would go there again tonight if I could!

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FAQs

Maxi’s Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 421-1500.

Maxi’s Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 257 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Maxi’s Bistro

12113 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1923

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    University Circle
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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