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Maximo Italian Bistrot

58 Kennington Park Road | London, London SE11 4RS, England
+44 20 7820 8030
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
58 Kennington Park Road | London, London SE11 4RS, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Maximo Italian Bistrot
1. Warm and friendly service
"a real family place that makes you feel immediately welcome."
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2. Proper Italian pizza
"this is proper Italian pizza at its finest! thanks Maximo!"
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3. Nice atmosphere
"cosy and relaxed atmosphere."
Myborderland M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, wonderful service and a lovely atmosphere. A real find in Kennington and I would thoroughly recommend the lasagne!

Thank 46ecampbell
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

It's a local and unique restaurant. Once you walk in you feel like you've stepped into the south of Italy. Both the owner and the chef are great fun, warm and respectful. The pizzas are the best in town and the parmigiana is exquisite. The...More

1  Thank CrisRodri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maximos has established itself over the last few years as the best Italian in and around Kennington - miles better than the erratic and expensive Amici down the road. It is a small venue, brightly decorated, and the atmosphere is buzzy when full. Delicious selection...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Had the best night here. Food was first rate, service efficient and friendly. The trio of gnocchi was outstanding. Recommend!

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Massimo D, Proprietario at Maximo Italian Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review, We are very glad to hosted you, and we'll hope to see you soon then! Max & Simo

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had an amazing experience at Maximo Bistro. We attended the monthly tasting menu dedicated to a specific region of Italy. Boasting 7 courses and two glasses of Italian wine for only £25. My partner is Italian and we are both chefs in London working...More

Thank Angie G
maximocafe, Proprietario at Maximo Italian Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Angie, we are always happy when a customer apreciate our food, but we are even happier when a colleague does that! Thank you for your kind words we'll wait you then to our next appointment with the Piedmont on the 12th of November! See...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I am originally from Italy, but i have been living in london for 9 years. I brought an other Italian and an Austrian friend for dinner. After years of great food, good wine and beloved liqueurs it was time to write a review. People should...More

Thank Myborderland M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The perfect local Italian - brilliant pizza and pasta, great wine and good service. I regularly visit and always have a great time.

Thank HopefulTravelling
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I invited some friends over Maximo Bistrot to celebrate my graduation. The food was really tasty and freshly made. Me and my guests loved it and we will be definitely coming back to this lovely place. If you want to try some great Italian food...More

1  Thank albertomarcis
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

As much as I want to give this place a good review - unfortunately, the customer service is so subpar that I just can't. The waitress/owner is the rudest individual I have ever met. Argued with us about amount of people attending and then how...More

Thank Chanelle B
maximocafe, Proprietario at Maximo Italian Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Dear Miss Chanelle Burrows, First of all thank you so much from the Tripadvisor community for your effort to subscribe here and just left a copy of another review you left on the web, seems that you haven’t nothing more important to do than spread...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The food was MARVELOUS - I'd recommend an appetizer followed by one of the specialty pizzas paired with the house red wine. The pizzas are large so I took half home with me, but could I have fit it I would have eaten it all....More

2  Thank Sierra H
maximocafe, Proprietario at Maximo Italian Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Dear Sierra H, Thank you for your kind review, I am so proud to serve my customers and to be sure everything is done to make their experience nice and relaxing, and Max do the same to ensure the best quality in our pizzas. Hope...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Kennington Park Road | London, London SE11 4RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7820 8030
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Maximo Italian Bistrot is the perfect restaurant in Kennington for a spot of romance, offering an air of discretion and comfort that is sometimes hard to find. Situated in front of the tube station, our restaurant is a popular choice amongst dining couples, but also for groups who are around here for the night. The two dining rooms are carefully furnished, with modern style tables, candles and a very soft atmosphere. At Maximo´s you will find the excellence of traditional Italian dishes as well as a friendly but professional service. As we love to say: “may you enter as guests and leave as friends”.
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