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Maxi's Ristorante

#113 of 1,502 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
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12113 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1923
+1 216-421-1500
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unacceptable--Maxi's is a tiny restaurant with very few tables. When we showed up with a reservation our table was not ready and all tables were filled. We were offered a tiny table in the corner, closed off, alcove. When a restaurant takes a reservation, we expect a decent table. We were told that there are a lot of other restaurants... More 

Thank OyeVe
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the Funghi Pizza which was excellent. It is made with garlic, olive oil, shredded portobello mushrooms (hence Funghi), and two types of shredded cheese (provolone and mozzarella). Located in Cleveland's Little Italy -who knew there was a Little Italy in Cleveland, a well-kept secret, this is a quaint little place that would be perfect for couples. The price... More 

Thank Scott C
Houston, Texas
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531 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maxi's looks and feels like a neighborhood bar, but they've got homemade pasta with great preparations. Reasonable prices. I recommend any of the pastas or pasta specials. I especially like the diavolo preparations. Very spicy! The bread is good too and the salads are a great place to start. Very friendly people inside from the bar staff to waitstaff to... More 

Thank George Y
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite place to eat when in Cleveland. If you don't have a spine in your body, then go somewhere else. This is an authentic Italian/American experience. The dates and times are a little off. We have been here about 6-8 times over the years. The best Italian food ever. Calamari, frog legs, penne pasta alla flavia, pizzas, farfalle pasta,... More 

Thank True T
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What was right about this place? Nothing...Beware...if you want good service and food how you want it cooked, don't go to Maxi's! I asked for cheese on my dinner and was told no because the cook doesn't like special orders! Amazing, it's just cheese!! Good luck staying in business with that attitude...who ever said the customer is right? Oh, and... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We were told by friends to check out this restaurant in Little Italy, and boy, were we disappointed! First, it took about 15 minutes for our server to ask us if we wanted a drink, and they weren't busy at all--plus, we had to call him over to ask for the drink. Actually, we felt like we had to call... More 

Thank Janice25
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Watch your bill. The restaurant was busy and there were issues with the service. We frequent Maxi's twice per month for over 15 years. Usually leave 20%+ but this time I noticed a tip on the bill. Waiter said it was at "waiter's discretion." I informed them tips were at customer's discretion. It was removed & left less. Watch your... More 

2 Thank erwal
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and quick service. We didn't have reservations but were seated at a table right away. Spaghetti was different, I thought it was too sweet, but it was ok, and the pizza wasn't too good. The atmosphere was relaxed and perfect for our date night.

Thank Grace S
Lakewood, Ohio
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180 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Stopped by for lunch recently for the first time. I split a pizza with my boyfriend, and also got some drinks and the tomato/mozzarella salad. The drinks were both really good and the salad was awesome - such fresh tomatoes that even my tomato-hating boyfriend had some. The pizza was absolutely wonderful. We both loved it. The crust was PERFECT.... More 

Thank Lilly S
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I'm from Chicago but often travel to Cleveland Clinic for medical procedures. On one of our trips we stumbled upon Maxi's in Little Italy... best stumble ever!! We have been back there every single trip we make to Cleveland. We even waited until they opened so we could have one last pizza before driving home. They have a phenomenal white... More 

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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
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12113 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1923
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-421-1500

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