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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)


Mon -Thurs: 11:30am - 9:00pm

Fri & Sat: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Sun: 12:00pm - 9:00pm, Brunch until 3:00pm, Lunch until 4:00pm

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The Maxamia Team

Bradford Karsky


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.


Stephen Lundgren

Executive Chef

A Newington, Connecticut native, Max A Mia’s Executive Chef, Stephen Lundgren, credits his time as a Marine for offering unique perspectives on food and leadership, both of which have served him well throughout his career. During his time with the USMC, he was given the opportunity to travel the world and gain first-hand culinary experience with a wide variety of global cuisines.



Max Restaurant Group

The Max Restaurant Group 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. The Max Restaurant Group is an equal opportunity employer.
Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to us at