What

What

Where

Where

MediterraneanGood for groups

Max on Hardware

Average price $35
8.2/10
94 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $35 Special request

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good
8.2/10
based on 94 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.2/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :8.1/10
  1. Amanda c.
    Amanda c.
    • 9 reviews
    7.5/10

    As a local it was strange to eat on the tourist strip that is hardware lane but the food at Max was very very good. Good value too

  2. D.ennis H.
    D.ennis H.
    • one review
    8/10

    Always good food and value. However, their Calamari never seems up to scratch. Have brought this to their attention and they say that it's the way it should be prepared.

  3. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    8/10

    really lovely and great service

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    8.25/10

    Good place and food with different experience

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 284 reviews
    8.75/10

    Great value for money. Delicious pastas and lasagne.

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    7.5/10

    Really tasty pasta dishes. Good kids menu too.

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews
    10/10

    staff was friendly, many choices for pasta and risotto and taste nice.

  8. Kevin H.
    Kevin H.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Been waited for long time to get serviced, over rated it

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews
    9.75/10

    Very tasty pasta dishes, great fun service.

  10. Anne G.
    Anne G.
    • one review
    9.25/10

    Great service and delicious food!

  11. Peter D.
    Peter D.
    • 17 reviews
    9.25/10

    This is one of our favourite places to have lunch with friends in Melbourne. Very extensive menu, but everything is done perfectly - from pizza, pastas, risottos, to steak, chicken and veal.

  12. Robert W.
    Robert W.
    • one review
    6/10

    Very rushed after we had booked a table for 9pm.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews
    5.75/10

    Bad service with long waiting time.

  14. Nelroy D.
    Nelroy D.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great vibe on a balmy evening

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 289 reviews
    8.25/10

    Booked through Fork - the food was good and service was quick.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    5.5/10

    I would like to see non alcohol wines on the list or allow non drinkers to bring their own non alcohol wine and pay corkage if necessary.

  17. Sigrid d.
    Sigrid d.
    • 27 reviews
    7.75/10

    The food was delicious and fresh, and the service extra good despite being super busy. Thanks for going the extra mile to ensure my dietary needs were met.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 281 reviews
    9.25/10

    Really Nice Alfresco

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 260 reviews
    9/10

    Great food, pasta and pizza are fantastic

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    6.5/10

    The food was nice, we really enjoyed . Over all it’s a nice place to go With friends and family.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

54 - 58 Hardware Lane, 3000, Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

One of Hardware's finest

Melbourne is known for its maze of lanes and alleyways, but there’s one lane that is a cut above the rest. Hardware Lane, with it's red cobble stone pavement, covered by a canopy of colourful umbrella’s, is famous for its alfresco dining. At night the laneway comes to life with live jazz music and fresh faced diners, and it is the perfect backdrop for Max Bar and Restaurant. At this joint you’ll find fantastic Italian/Mediterranean style dishes cooked with love and affection. On the menu are all the classics, spaghetti meatballs, arancini balls, as well as some exciting pizza and seafood dishes. This is the perfect place to relax after a shopping trip or a long day at the office. You'll feel like a true Melbourneite at this dynamic lane way hotspot.

Best Dish: gnocchi gorgonzola

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