Managing Partner

Dante Cistulli

Growing up in a proud Italian family, Dante Cistulli has long had a dream to open an authentic Pizzeria in the Greater Hartford area. Most of his adult life has been spent working in the restaurant business, and in 2012, he joined the Max Restaurant Group as a restaurant manager at Max a Mia in Avon, CT. A few years later, he knew timing was right so he approached Richard Rosenthal with the idea to open a pizza place in West Hartford with a focus on the type of pizzeria found in Naples, Italy. They both knew they wanted to have a unique restaurant to the area, with European ovens and a menu focused on Southern Italian cuisine and wines that would appeal to people who grew up in Italy, traveled there, or just love Neapolitan style pizza.


General Manager

Michael Oliver

 Bio coming soon



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