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

-New York Times, Eric Asimov

Lasagna with Cheese Tiramisu Ravioli Caffe
Steak Eggplant Pasta Window

Max is a casual neighborhood Italian restaurant serving authentic, soul-satisfying southern Italian cooking with a warm welcome. It originally opened in 2000 in alphabet city and a few years ago moved to Tribeca. What started as a dream for Luigi Iasilli, a young guy from the south Italy became a many times award winning restaurant and the go to place for high quality food at reasonable prices in a rustic setting. As Italians would say it…that’s amore.

Max Lasagna

“MAX’s classic ricotta-free molten Lasagna is the ultimate comfort food— a perfect, tongue scolding tower of fresh pasta, cream béchamel and rich Bolognese”

- Time Out New York, 10 Best Things We Ate (and drank) this year.

“From humble hero shops up to restaurants of the trattoria level, this list represents my ranking of New York's greatest Italian dining establishments. Culled from an estimated 2,500 Italian eateries citywide, every place on my list possesses excellence in one form or another”

- Robert Sietsema, Village Voice 100 Best Italian Restaurants

  1. Lupa
  2. Roberto's
  3. La Villa
  4. Max
  5. San. Cono
  6. 'ino
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