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“Max is Marvelous” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Max

Ristorante Max
Ranked #16 of 84 Restaurants in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Max is Marvelous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

Tucked away in the quaint streets of Positano,MAX lives up to its reputations as one of the finest places to dine in the Amalfi coast.
Recommended by our concierge at the Santa Catarina Amalfi,we drove with Marcello our cab driver to the small neighboring town of PositAno .Its about a half hours drive on a very winding road ,and although he concierge was generous with his lemon smelling theory to ward off motion sickness,I was hunting down the farmacy in positano for bracelets and pills for the way home .
First of all Max,it's always packed and there is a person there to tend to your every need(not in an annoying way).
You can tell from the way they handle everything that these people know good food.The owner (I think) walks around with a plate of the catches of the day showing you exactly what you can eat there..(for those of you that don't know the difference between a flounder and a sea bass).
They have an extensive wine list (I was still car sick and gulped my pelligrino and downed the delicious bread basket and within minutes I was back to my self)
For an appetizer my husband and I share the spinach ravioli which was delicious and the. For the main courses I had a sea bass prepared with potatoes and tomatoes and my husband had the flounder.The fish main course is served in a little pot on a platter to ensure temperature and robust flavor which it was.
Our only mistake??
Not ordering another pasta because the food was beyond delicious!!
Worth an hour of sea sickness....

  • Visited July 2014
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Positano italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“All around perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Was a great way to start our first night in Positano. Great service wine list and food. Very clean and the owner is on top of everything that goes on. Would defiantly recommend zucchini blossoms and the lobster over pasta. Tiramisu best I had in all of Italy.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lively ambience and great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

I went to Max with high expectations. I'd heard a lot about it and was eager to try it. The atmosphere's lively and the food's great.

Visited July 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was our first night experience of the food in Positano. The food was fantastic. I enjoyed every course, but the best was the gnocchi, which was sublime. Definitely worth the visit. It's an art gallery so some might find the atmosphere not vibrant.

  • Visited July 2014
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews
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“Charming and romantic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

Food was fantastic. Atmosphere was special and quaint even though you don't have a view of the water. They've created a really romantic setting with a fantastic menu.

Visited July 2014
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