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. More than two years later, Max A Mia is the quintessential Italian experience in the Greater Hartford area. (About Us)

  • 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 and former chef, Anthony Nazaruk. 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

Bob has been perfecting his culinary craft within Max Hopsitality since joining Max Fish as Sous Chef in 2011. In 2018, he moved to Max’ Oyster Bar and took over as Executive Chef. Now, as the 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

Join the Max 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.


Comments, suggestions, compliments and complaints can be emailed to our Managing Partner, Brad Karsky, at

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From lunch clubs to whiskey dinners, there’s always something going on at our restaurants! Check out our full calendar of events to stay up to date.