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Max's Es-Ca

Max's Es-Ca

Italian Restaurant, American Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Todt Hill, Staten Island
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  • Dawn V.
    "Delish food !!!! Sangria was amazing from what I remember"(2 Tips)
    Visit L.
    "Our server Victoria"(2 Tips)
    Visit L.
    "wonderful and Sangria is perfection!"(3 Tips)
    Visit L.
    "Everything was amazing from appetizers to dessert."(8 Tips)
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  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comSeptember 2, 2015
    We really love this restaurant. The food is great and the staff is most accomodating. We have been coming here for several years and have never been disappointed. Love our forever waiter Patty. H... Read more
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  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 10, 2015
    Great food, Jennifer the hostess is great, the bar tenders are professional and the best on the island.. Max and ally are down to earth and a pleasure to spend time with .. Great food, great drin... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comApril 20, 2014
    Delish food, Stacie gives great service, and John makes the most delightful drinks of all time. Ask for them by name! We always have the best time here and we will keep coming back time and time ... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comSeptember 12, 2015
    This place is wonderful. Great ambiance. Wonderful live music with such talent on Friday nights. Any meal you choose is a great choice. The staff is friendly, personable, and very attentive. I wo... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 17, 2015
    We have eaten all over the country and most of midtown Manhattan and this is by far the best food we have ever had. From appetizers to dessert. I was overjoyed. The entire staff and atmosphere ... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comAugust 22, 2013
    I always have a great experience when I come here. The service is always great and the food is always delicious. My father comes here regularly and I always enjoy it here when I come to Staten Is... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comMay 22, 2014
    The first time I came here was for an engagement party and we loved it and ever since then we have been coming here every month and sometimes twice a month. The food as well as the service is out... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 6, 2013
    We had a great time. As wine aficionados, we like the fair and balanced wine list. Pork chops were the best I've ever had. Service was energetic and what we expect from a nice restaurant. We were... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 10, 2014
    Dining at Esca's is like being with family. It is a warm, fun, and vibrant atmosphere. The food is excellent and the waiters and bartenders are so attentive and caring. You feel like you are p... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 22, 2015
    A totally wonderful birthday dinner! Service was excellent. Our server, Thomas, was attentive to our very need. The food was superb! From our appetizers to our entrees right thru to dessert! ... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comDecember 2, 2015
    Excellent experience the food preparation and selection are indeed authentic Italian cuisine from the southern region with a NY flaire.I have visited this restaurant on various occasions, simpl... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comApril 25, 2014
    This place is amazing, service is great, hostess is extremely nice and always there, very on top of things. Food is divine. Bar tender John along with others make the best drinks. Come try t... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comNovember 26, 2015
    Danny our waiter was amazing from the minute we sat. He was extremely knowledgable about the menu and specials. We ordered a bottle of champagne and our glasses were full the entire meal. The foo... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comAugust 15, 2013
    I have been coming here for years. The food is always amazing, the service is outstanding and we feel at home every meal we have here. Our waiter, Patrico knows my favorite drink, appetizer and ... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 14, 2013
    We have been coming to Esca for over two years now. Everytime we come the menu and restaurant just gets better and better. We love the specials the people who all know us by first name now and ... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comAugust 10, 2013
    The food was fantastic, the service was even better. Great for a date or a family, either way you cant go wrong. I would definitely come back!! Everyone in my family enjoyed the dinner!! A++!! Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comDecember 20, 2014
    Food was delicious. Desserts decadent. Owners were warm and welcoming. A real nice place. Only suggestion would be to have Tommy check in a tad more on the group and not to question when a gues... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 14, 2013
    Patricio is amazing, as always. He memorized my favorite dishes and always has a great recommendation for new ones. My food was delicious as usual. I had the rigatoni. My boyfriend had the skirt ... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 2, 2013
    Truly special. Amazing staff and ambiance compliment exceptional food and a great crowd. Come here with your family, a special someone or for an amazing celebration. MAX'S Es-Ca is the perfect... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 5, 2014
    Everything was excellent. Everyone's orders cooked to perfection. My son and father in law are picky eaters and they loved everything. Service was great. Will definitely come back again and ag... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJune 22, 2014
    Everything was amazing. The service (Thomas) was top notch. We were impressed that max took the time to speak to us. Thank you very much for the lemoncello. We definitely will be back. Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJune 28, 2013
    Food is always excellent, as is the service. A varied selection of oysters every night, diverse menu -- more extensive and varied than typical Staten Island fare. I'm a huge fan of panko breaded ... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 13, 2014
    The service was very good. Our waiter was very personable. The food was delicious, with many specials to chose from. I liked the atmosphere. The ambiance wasn't overpowering and Iwas able to have... Read more
  • Mike S.
    Mike ShiviliAugust 10
    We did our research on your restaurant and the reviews were right but what made our experience even better was our waitress ! Bravo gabby ,she made our dinning experience fabulous but still made...
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comMarch 24, 2013
    Our waiter for dinner was Mike. He was super attentive and got everything perfect as far as our orders or specifics requests were concerned. We will definitely be coming back and with friends. Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 31, 2015
    We went for dinner as a date night and it was excellent. Service was excellent food was great. Nice atmosphere and overall a good enjoyable night. Will definitely come back Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comDecember 7, 2013
    The ambience of this restaurant is exquisite. The service was fantastic. My friends and I had an absolute brilliant time drinking and eating the delicious dishes. Definitely coming back again! Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comMarch 31, 2013
    Your wait staff is some of the nicest on Staten Island especially " Joey" our waiter (very comical )a real pleasure, and our server Mike was especially pleasant and what a smile! And by the way, ... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comApril 4, 2013
    The entire experience was wonderful! It's was the first time eating here and everything exceeded expectations. Joey was BRILLIANT! Every suggestion he made was perfect, from the cocktails to th... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comNovember 14, 2015
    Excellent service .....waitress made us feel like we were VIPs all night! Friendly hostesses and entire staffs. Seafood linguine was the best and freshest I have ever eaten! Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comAugust 12, 2013
    We walked in on a Friday night and were quickly greeted and sat. The waitress was very attentive and educated about the menu. The food was very good and came out reasonably fast. I would defiantl... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comMarch 23, 2013
    Joey was very nice and patient. He made me a special order of linguine w/calamari sauce. It came out too hot and spicy. He took it back without hesitation and brought me out a new order just t... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comMarch 7, 2015
    Excellent food and attentive service. Nice atmosphere and lovely live jazz that is not overbearing to have a conversation through. One of our new favorite "go to" places. Read more
  • Lucy W.
    Lucy W.February 7, 2013
    Eggplant Parmesan with capellini was delicious. Best Italian food on the island. Sauce was perfect. Flour-less chocolate cake was out of this world. Our server Victoria was a sweetheart.
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJuly 21, 2013
    Delicious dinner this evening my wife and I enjoyed our dinner entrees. The filet mignon was tender and juicy. The chicken rollatini special was also very good. Stacy our server was attentive.... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comMarch 28, 2015
    One of the best restaurants on SI. Great sangria, great food, one of the few places you can find beignets for dessert and the server, Danny was phenomenal. Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comMarch 3, 2013
    We live in the neighborhood but usually go out to eat in the city. We wanted to try Esca after reading and hearing about the restaurant in the newspaper and in Industry magazine. The service was ... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 9, 2015
    The food and the atmosphere are incredible here and as always we were very happy with ther service. The servers and wait staff are extremely personable and knowledgable about the menu and are eag... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comMarch 3, 2013
    Stacey our server was personable, efficient and friendly. The food was very tasty. The place could use a bit more lighting and some music in the dining room even Musac to muffle the conversation... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJune 6, 2014
    In a professional opinion, coming from the food service industry, my friend and I were discussing how everything was managed, run and designed to go so smoothly. Our experience was excellent as w... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comApril 10, 2014
    Appetizers were excellent. Steak was cook perfectly and the stuffed shrimp was very tasty. The fresh cannoli was out of this world and the fresh crepes were fantastic. Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comMarch 9, 2013
    Esca"s is a class act! Exceptional service and food . Our waiter Joey attended to every need we had , and John kept the cocktails flowing all night. Esca's is "the place to be!. Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJune 2, 2014
    We didn't have a reservation and Max's Ex-Ca Found a table for us during 10 mins. The service was incredible! The food was wonderful! We will come Back!!! Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 7, 2015
    It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to come here on our way to a different restaurant, and it is this kind of pleasant discovery that makes eating out so enjoyable. Good food, service and atmosp... Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comJanuary 24, 2014
    I have lived in the neighborhood for years and have never tried the restaurant. I am so glad that we decided to try it tonight. Dinner was delicious. We will all be back soon. Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comSeptember 17, 2015
    Excellent experience. Entrees are all delicious. Service is exceptional. Can't beat the 2 for 1 WEdnesday entree special. Can't wait to return. Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comApril 18, 2013
    Service, food, ambiance, prices..superb! A smile on everyone's face. My second time here, definitely will be back. Thank you Patricio, you made our night! Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comFebruary 12, 2015
    The food is always consistently outstanding as well as the service. Everyone is always so friendly and you will not find a better meal anywhere. Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comNovember 22, 2014
    This place rocks. Always a popping ambiance. They have a live band tonight and the food is always A+. You can never go wrong here! Read more
  • Visit L.
    Visit LYSPER.comNovember 7, 2013
    Like to come here.....diversified and unique menu. Always excellent and caring service. Have and will continue to recommend to friends and family. Read more
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