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Max Bar & Restaurant

54 - 58 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
9600 1697
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (89 reviews)
“lamb shanks” (32 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 - 58 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 836 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch. Host offered a free drink with each main. Pizza, Gnocchi and Squid were all good.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just arrived in Melbourne for few days. Looked up TripAdvisor for something close by, went there and got sent away. Too busy. Tried another place across the street, also too busy. 3rd time lucky, came across Max. Service was friendly and ultra prompt. Food was...More

Thank Twoin F
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice italian restaurant with great cocktails. our waiter was really friendly and made jokes with us. good veggie options - I had the gnocchi which was tasty and filling. there's seating inside and outside. we sat outside in winter and it was comfortable as there...More

Thank kristyrebecca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the pork belly. Generous serving of tender meat with a delicious side of sauce. Perfect price and great customer service.

Thank Sharvet H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous rib eye steak, very tasty - sauce was a bit thin, but otherwise tasty. My husband had the lamb shanks, which he said were tender and good value. Dessert was quite yummy.

Thank M5205ZRsuet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Melb for 4 Night .Every night we went to Max,s .Absolutely the best food the best service. NICE wine.Can not fault this great restaurants. Thanks for looking after us so well . Helen and Julie from Perth W.A.

Thank JDH59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place when we arrived was still empty until lunch time arrives where it is buzzing with customers. The ambiance is quite good & the place is cozy. The dishes are the best! It has big servings & quite affordable too. We ordered pizza, salmon...More

Thank jeckli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a real catch, finding this restaurant - the food is amazing and the service is warm and friendly. My family and I eat here whenever we come to Melbourne. I would highly recommend trying it out for yourselves, you won't be disappointed :)

Thank weekends_away123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, great service & wonderful food. Seafood risotto(prawn & scallop) was a absolute treat.

Thank Colin G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly greeting by Danny the owner and all staff attentive. We loved our pizza and main meals. Wish we had room for desert. Happy to come back again

Thank johankhoury
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 - 58 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9600 1697
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