“Like a needle pulling thread through a series of successive holes to create a delicate but sturdy seam, cuisine binds us together without us even realizing it.” Max Alajmo


Lightness, depth of flavor and fluidity make up the foundation of Max's cuisine. Inspiration for his distinctive dishes comes from looking at the world with a childlike curiosity and sense of discovery, as well as his continuous and in-depth research of ingredients.


Guests can choose bewteen three tasting menus or choose 3, 4 or 5 courses from the various menus. The "Classici" tasting menu features our signature dishes from over the years, while the "Max" and "Raf" menus change with the seasons.


La cantina de Le Calandre si è formata e continua ad evolversi grazie alla ricerca, portando a scoprire e approfondire realtà, produttori e zone enoiche di tutto il mondo.

“I vini bevibili soprattutto con amore sono come le belle donne, differenti, misteriosi e volubili, ed ogni vino come una donna va preso. Comincia sempre col rifiutarsi con garbo o villania, secondo temperamento e si concede solo a chi aspira alla sua anima, oltre che al suo corpo. Apparterrà a colui che la scoprirà con delicatezza.” - Luigi Veronelli


Professionalism, team spirit and friendship are the key ingredients of the Le Calandre team. In the kitchen, Max works alongside his sous chef Diego Magro and a select group of young, aspiring chefs. The front of the house is run by Andrea Coppetta Calzavara, veteren and award-winning maître, together with the restaurant's talented sommelier Matteo Bernardi.

Dining room

When designing Le Calandre, the Alajmo brothers saught to create a multisensory atmosphere in the dining room to highlight Max's playful cuisine. Everything from the wooded tables scuplted from a 300 year old ash oak tree, to the hand-blown glassware, were designed by the Alajmo brothers in collaboration with artisans from across Italy.


The heart and headquarters of the Alajmo group, Le Calandre was originally opened in the 1981 by Erminio Alajmo and Rita Chimetto. In 1994, their two sons took over with Max in the kitchen and Raf in the dining room. In 2003, the restaurant is awarded three Michelin stars, making Max, at 28 years old, the youngest chef in the world to have received the recognintion. The restaurant has also remained on the "The World's 50 Best Restaurants" list for over ten years.

Starting January 10, 2022, EU citizens who would like to dine indoors at a restaurant in Italy must provide documentation of:
Green pass (EU citizens)
Certificate stating that you have recovered from Covid19 in the 6 months prior to your reservation.

Guests from outside the EU must provide one of the following:
Government issued certificate confirming full vaccination of one of the four vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Comirnaty di Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
Minors under the age of 12 are not have to meet the aforementioned requirements.

No shorts or sandals for men.

We love children, but we also love a quiet dining room, therefore we do not accept children under 8 in our main dining room. Younger children are invited to dine in our priviate dining room, when available. Also, please note that do not have high chairs or booster seats. if you decide to bring the children with you, we ask you to pay the utmost respect of the other guests.

Pets are not allowed in the restaurant. If you have a special request, please contact us ahead of time.