Le Calandre
Max Alajmo's culinary playground

“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 being aware of it.”

Opened in 1981 by Erminio Alajmo and Rita Chimetto, Le Calandre restaurant became one of the best restaurants in Italy under the direction of Max and Raf. The restaurant has maintained three Michelin stars since 2003 and present in “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” for over 10 consecutive years. The inspiration for Max’s 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. His distinctive approach to cuisine can also be felt in the dining room of Le Calandre, where everything from the hand-carved wooden tables to the glassware and room fragrance was designed by the Alajmo brothers and produced by master Italian artisans. The result is a multisensory culinary experience that is carried the dining room, cordially and naturally.


Inspired by seasonal ingredients, the Le Calandre menu is map of Max Alajmo’s culinary journey. Guests may choose from three tasting menus - "Classico," "Max" and "Raf" - or decide to create their own menu of 2, 3 or 4 courses selecting dishes from the tasting menus.

The team

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.

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