This homey, low-ceilinged trattoria welcomes diners with tantalizing scents emanating from the kitchen. Tucked away on the list of sides, the melanzane al funghetto—diced eggplant served in a tangy tomato sauce—will have you sopping up every last bit of sauce. An appetizer of prosciutto and mozzarella di bufala arrives with a generous serving of greens and tomatoes. Rich lasagna, baked in individual pottery dishes, is a far cry from those tired Little Italy slabs. A special of lobster ravioli packs juicy morsels of seafood in a tomato-cream sauce.
|Venue name:||Max (CLOSED)||Contact:|
51 Ave B
|Cross street:||between 3rd and 4th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 5pm–midnight; Sun 3–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $10. Cash only|