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Max a Mia

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70 E Main St, Ste 9, Avon, CT 06001-3800
+1 860-677-6299
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hartford, Connecticut
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner (had reservations) with a group on a weekend night. The place had a nice vibe to it upon entry so it appeared we were in for a great evening. The waitstaff was very good. However, we were not ultimately impressed with the pricing or food. Three appetizers were tried: the portions were on the small to average... More 

Thank GolfandDine
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304 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure what all the hype is. It has improved since I went the only other time, years ago. Then, they had boxes of Barilla pasta stacked up like a decoration. I had to pay $15 for Barilla cooked with some wilted greens and I didn't come back until friends wanted to dine here this week. Now, in addition... More 

Thank ConnecticutLocavore
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

While chefs have come and gone, the stalwart restaurant continues to serve creative and exciting meals from the Insalata Della Casa, Stone Pies, Pasta and Oak Grilled Salmon. Perfect for family, business lunches, and dinners.

Thank Mary T
Ellington, Connecticut
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The "Max" restaurant chain in always a good choice. Service is good, food choice good. pricing appropriate for meals offered. We enjoyed this popular restaurant although a bit noisy for our tastes. Atmosphere attractive. Although we prefer other of the Max restaurants, this serves a good niche in an affluent suburban town.

Thank justbill2015
Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is totally overrated. We love Max's oyster house in w Hartford and go there regularly. Max a Mia is not anything like its partner restaurant. The food is mediocre at best, service is average, but atmosphere is ok. If you want real good Italian in avon, go to de capo down the street, it blows this place out... More 

Thank Travelguy9998
Avon, Connecticut
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

One of our favorite Italian eateries in Avon. Service is alsways good, food is great and the wine option more than decent. Love their Kale salad with skirt steak.

Thank jstaines72
Avon, Connecticut
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Lunched here with two friends for a birthday celebration. Hostess greeted us with a smile and seated us promptly. Our server was delightful and gave us the perfect amount of attention during the 90 minutes we were there. Great wine selection, focaccia was warm and the perfect texture and flavor. We ordered the Penne Al Buttero, the Chicken Sausage with... More 

Thank MJMDanes
Amherst, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

just had drink and apps but it was very good, The staff was great and very nice setting, would highly recommend

Thank NHLarson
Bantam, Connecticut, United States
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

this is a lively, fun, terrific restaurant for families. Although there are lots and lots of diners, the noise is well-controlled. the food is good (the octopus was superb), and the service perfect, especially given the crowd. I probably wouldn't leave home just to go there, but anytime we are in the neighborhood, it will definitely be a contender.

Thank Patricia R
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

While in Avon, we had lunch at Max a Mia. My husband and I had the House made Veggy Burguer, it was a 10, perfect, full of flavor absolutly delicious. Cannot wait to go back to this Restaurant. Excellent service and delicious food, what else do you want?

Thank nsadlow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 E Main St, Ste 9, Avon, CT 06001-3800
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +1 860-677-6299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?