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Max's Italian Grill

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39 Highwood Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670-1825
+1 201-569-7171
Today
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Phoenix, AZ
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I grew up in Tenafly but sadly Max's was not there before I moved to the West Coast. Ten years ago when I visited back home my father had made reservations. Now every time I return home we must go to Max's. My wife is from Chicago area and is Italian and she loves Max's as well. You cannot have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The inside place doesn't look like Italian but the food is and good. I have fried calamari good and large portion, chicken marsala good and seafood pasta good too.

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Thank John M
Hackensack, New Jersey
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227 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I went to Max's Italian Grill in Tenafly, NJ and had a delicious spaghetti with meat balls dinner that was prepared with a great tasting red sauce.

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Thank Ben B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went to Max's for the first time and the food was amazing! Fresh, flavorful and portions were perfect. Would highly recommend! On an aside, it is BYOB.

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tenafly
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Fantastic local Ittalian with fresh made to order food. BYOB makes this an very inexpensive night out. Great location for date night, family gatherings and special occasions. The Chef Max is wonderful and comes out to great his guests every night! Highly recommended!

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Thank j b
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Deanery meeting is what they call it. We have a tableful of wine bottles - this place is BYOB. I like the fact that I never ran out of drinking water; the food took a little too long though. Great tasting food; commendable service. It is a definite "yes"!

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GoodLife Guy
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

My wife and I eat at this neighborhood BYO often. You can't go wrong on this menu. And the specials are just that. The value is also very good, The tables are set far enough apart for comfort and privacy. We usually order from the Specials menu. In addition to being a knowledgeable, talented chef, Max is an unusually warm-hearted,... More 

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Cresskill, New Jersey
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143 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Max is a Friday night kind of place -- good food, hospitable, relaxed and good value. Go when you want a good meal in a comfortable, welcoming setting.

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Bergen County, NJ
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

Just an ok meal. Not a favorite. Wish it wow'd me more. The food was more run-of-the mill Italian. With so many excellent restaurants nearby and in Bergen, this was just OK.

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Marathon, Florida
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

Small enough to be personal while providing a wide selection of real Italian specialties. Owner Max was personally interested in our evening experience, including providing a complimentary serving of a new pasta offering. Just plan ahead - no liquor license, so bring your own wine. Positive spin on that - you can select your own favorite and save the upcharge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Highwood Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670-1825
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Tenafly
  • Phone Number: +1 201-569-7171

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