Pasta dish


a local tradition since 1991

Richard Rosenthal and partner Brad Karsky had a simple vision – create a casual Italian bistro experience. The result: Max A Mia. Opened in 1991, it was named “Best New Restaurant” by Connecticut Magazine in its first year, and “top-grossing restaurant in its size” by Restaurant Hospitality. (MORE)

  • Hours:
  • Mon -Thurs: 11:30am - 9:00pm
  • Fri & Sat: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Sun: 11:00am - 9:00pm (Brunch until 3:00pm, Dinner 3:00pm - 9:00pm)
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Bradford Karsky

General Manager

Bradford Karsky’s first introduction to the food service industry was by his grandfather Anthony Nazaruk, a former chef at a prominent restaurant in Hartford. Starting as a bus boy in an Italian restaurant in the city’s South End, he acquired a taste and passion for the business, and decided to make it a career. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Restaurant Management.


Bob Peterson

Executive Chef

As the new Executive Chef at Max a Mia Ristorante, Bob brings his passion for Italian food to the restaurant and will be adding some new and exciting dishes to the menu.



Max Hospitality

Max Hospitality is always looking to expand our team. We offer competitive wages, a generous benefits package, flexible hours and the opportunity to grow with the company. Join the most respected restaurant group in Southern New England and you will have the opportunity to experience and learn the hospitality industry from visionary Chefs and seasoned Restaurant Managers. Max Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to us at