Max SoHa

Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar$$$$
Morningside Heights, New York
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  • John B.
    "Try the fettuccine al sugo Toscano is amazing."(2 Tips)
    Sarah F.
    "Wild boat pasta so good!!"(2 Tips)
    "Black Linguini!"(3 Tips)
    Doug S.
    "Eat the eggplant rigatoni, spaghetti with lamb ragu."(2 Tips)
59 Tips and reviews
  • pasta
  • al sugo
  • lasagna
  • fettuccine
  • linguine
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  • Julie A.
    Julie AvraJune 10, 2017
    Twenty dollar wine bottle specials
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonJune 8, 2017
    good simple fettuccine dish
  • Gabriel Q.
    Gabriel QueirozAugust 29, 2016
    Affordable, good service and good food. Day specials are cash only.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle ChenApril 13, 2016
    The la pugliese pasta was amazing! Broccoli rabe and spicy Italian sausage perfection!
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SheppardDecember 20, 2015
    All the homemade pasta dishes are fantastic. The lasagna and spaghetti with lamb are almond my favorites. The grilled calamari are also light and delicious. The house wine is a bit expensive but good!
  • Vivek T.
    Vivek ThadaniOctober 11, 2015
    Pasta, vibe
  • Kyle J.
    Kyle JohnsonOctober 3, 2015
    So far the eggplant, black linguini, and seafood pasta (forgot the name)
  • D F.
    D FSeptember 28, 2015
    Raviolis are to die for. Check their house wine and do leave place for cheesecake
  • D F.
    D FSeptember 28, 2015
    Best American version of Italian food
  • Adu G.
    Adu GAugust 5, 2015
    So gooooood. Cash only!
  • Deanna M.
    Deanna MulladzhanovaAugust 3, 2015
  • Doug S.
    Doug StrittmatterJune 10, 2015
    Best Italian in the city! Eat the eggplant rigatoni, spaghetti with lamb ragu.
  • Anthony
    AnthonyMay 28, 2015
    pugliese is fantastic and delicious. they make the dishes to your liking. my friends had chicken added to their dishes. lovely cozy space
  • Oyinkan G.
    Oyinkan GApril 22, 2015
    The Linguini pescatore was delicious!!
  • Courtney
    CourtneyMarch 6, 2015
    Black linguini
  • Gabrielle
    GabrielleDecember 9, 2014
    Delicious crostini :)
  • Chris E.
    Chris EvansNovember 18, 2014
    Cash only, but one of the best places in the area. Great wine selection as well. Edges out Pisticci on a good day.
  • Stella M.
    Stella MarieJune 8, 2014
    Sit outside and split a bottle of wine. Free bread and dip is incredible. Cash only, but my favorite place in the area!
  • Anna L.
    Anna LibeyApril 4, 2014
    Cash only, slow service, great handmade pasta.
  • Liz D.
    Liz DellMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Do not miss the homemade fettucini al sugo tuscano, it is the best meatsauce you'll ever have.
  • Randi G.
    Randi GodshawMarch 23, 2014
    Both our pasta dishes were fantastic. Appetizer, wine, and desserts were ehhh. Will most likely return for the pasta. : )
  • Amy B.
    Amy BurkeNovember 10, 2013
    Lasagna was great! Mushroom Ravioli delicious! Front corner by the seat in the house during wintertime. Nice cozy radiator is there.
  • Paula B.
    Paula BurkeNovember 9, 2013
    The table by the window right at the entrance is a cozy warm corner! Try the risotto with spicy sausage and broccoli rabe. Yum!
  • Christopher K.
    Christopher KohOctober 13, 2013
    Reliable SoHa joint with good affordable pasta. All the pastas are good
  • Nia
    NiaSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure you have CASH ONLY!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 18, 2013
    Cozy Italian spot that serves refined but casual food.
  • Nikki L.
    Nikki LeeAugust 26, 2013
    Cute little place. I'm not a fan of "Italian" food that's just a bunch of pasta and red sauce. This is place is so much better then that. Great menu. Great sangria. Know that it's cash only, though.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CookeJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    So good Marcus Samuelsson eats here!
  • Jeffrey K.
    Jeffrey KaoMay 4, 2013
    Good food. Cash only
  • Charlie K.
    Charlie KubalMarch 23, 2013
    best nice dinner spot around Columbia, but cash only.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ColvinJanuary 27, 2013
    Fresh and affordable. It gets busy so get there early. Great place to go in summer or winter. Outdoor dining in summer. Cozy inside in the winter. Sizable entrees are great sharing. Cash only!
  • Nikki M M.
    Nikki M MascaliJanuary 8, 2013
    The food is *always* amazing and you can't beat the wine special!
  • tomomi C.
    tomomi C.December 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great prices and a hotspot for Columbia students. Rigatoni Alla Siciliana (front) is amazing! Beware of cash only policy.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WarrenderDecember 24, 2012
    Cash only... Get the cheesecake it's dat next level grub.
  • John B.
    John BurkeDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the fettuccine al sugo Toscano is amazing. You won't regret it.
  • Zack S.
    Zack SheppardOctober 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is simply the best lasagna I've ever had.
  • Doug C.
    Doug C.September 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    DO NOT GO HERE WITH TODDLERS OR BABIES!! One high chair, and they're VERY rude about it!!
  • Freka S.
    Freka SexyJuly 11, 2012
    Uhhhh this place was weird for me. Staff was unattentive and the food wasn't that good. I had some weird salad and I drained it in parm cheese to get a taste lol
  • Chris P.
    Chris PadillaMay 20, 2012
    Have the lasagna!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChangFebruary 14, 2012
    Wild boat fuscilli !
  • CollegeCandy
    CollegeCandyJanuary 17, 2012
    This great neighborhood Italian restaurant offers simple dishes that focus on the quality of the ingredients. Their menu features freshly made pastas and an Italian-heavy wine list.
  • Nikhil M.
    Nikhil MhatreDecember 25, 2011
    Their chicken pollo Marsala is delicious
  • Zack S.
    Zack SheppardDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    It's hard to believe just how good the lasagna is here!
  • Aili W.
    Aili WeeksDecember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Recommended dishes - gnocchi, risotto, caprese! The mozzarella is soo good. Cash only!
  • Meghan S.
    Meghan StevensonNovember 6, 2011
    Amazing place. Great service. Must have for uptown folk
  • Doris S.
    Doris SuSeptember 13, 2011
    The salads didn't seem fresh, the plates didn't look clean, the broccoli and Italian sausage pasta was meh. Overrated.
  • Patrick
    PatrickJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Their wine list is amazing and quite reasonable. This is an excellent spot for dinner and wine with a loved one or some friends.
  • Liz D.
    Liz DellJuly 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    LOVED the homemade meat sause!
  • Pia V.
    Pia ValleroJuly 5, 2011
    Terrible service. Avoid if at all possible.
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FayMay 21, 2011
    Wild boat pasta so good!!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 1, 2011
    Casual and welcoming trattoria! Start with the Crostino con Carciofi and then move on to the spectacular Linguini del Pescatore or the Baccala al Forno.
  • Y. NEGi S.
    Y. NEGi SatoFebruary 5, 2011
    roasted beef was huuugggeeee
  • Courtney
    CourtneyJanuary 6, 2011
    Black Linguini! Bring cash and prepare to got cozy with your neighbors.
  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KiersteadFebruary 1, 2010
    Try the mozzarella eggplant rigatoni. Bring cash though- this adorable place is cash only. Read more
  • Asher R.
    Asher RapkinDecember 30, 2009
    The broccoli rabe is unreal, get a side order of it.
  • dan c.
    dan cohenJuly 25, 2009
    if the sfogliatta here is the same as it is at max cafe, it's microwaved and NOT good at all.
  • Aleks J.
    Aleks JJuly 14, 2009
    try their sfogliatta!
  • Juliano C.
    Juliano CarvalhoMay 22, 2015
    Pequena trattoria frequentada pelos estudantes da Columbia
  • Saeed
    SaeedMay 14, 2014
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