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- General Info:
- La Masseria Restaurant is inspired from ancient fortified farmhouses that in the Puglia Region of Italy are called “Masseria”. Executive Chef/Co-Owner, Pino Coladonato, grew up on a Farm in Puglia. He was forced to eat whatever was available but soon was tired of bean puree and decided to take matters into his own hands, creating new ways to use the same few ingredients. Now, with limitless ingredients to choose from, fava beans, chickpeas and lentils are still a core element in many of his entrees. Interior Designer Libby Langdon has created a warm, inviting dining atmosphere. Rustic and relaxed, with plenty of old world charm. Oversized iron sconces custom made from antique wrought iron gates punctuate the walls, and artful displays of antique farm tools mixed with various authentic Italian photographs all add to the farmhouse appeal. The 250-bottle wine list encompasses all regions of Italy with few of the best American and the rest of the world.
- Extra Phones:
Phone: (212) 969-0900
Primary Phone: (212) 969-0900
- Payment method:
- amex, visa, mastercard, discover
- Theater District, Midtown Manhattan
Masseria Caffe' & Bakery
- Italian Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Coffee House, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
03/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I suppose if your idea of 'rustic' Italian food is a plate full of pasta covered by a very thin, tasteless vegetable broth, it qualifies well. But if you actually like food with flavor, I can't imagine how you could possibly enjoy a meal here.
I recently had the vegetable penne for post-theater dinner. I was amazed at how bland it was. I had to ask for extra extra parm and pepper just to get it down. I asked for a different, thicker sauce, and was brought stewed tomatoes - JUST stewed tomatos, with no salt, no nothing. Pasta sauce from a jar would have been far better.
I won't be returning.
02/04/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Excellent food across all our courses, with a fairly comprehensive and standard Italian menu. A really nice space comprised of two rooms, the back one might seem like Siberia but actually had just a more layed(sic) back vibe. Our waiter and the rest of the staff were very friendly and the whole experience differed from typical theater district restaurants, though it's also a bit pricier, I noticed that there were quite a few people taking tables as we left so the food can stand on its own.
04/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
La Masseria was Excellent! The food was terrific and the service, outstanding. My Fiance and I loved each course, from the stuffed Mozzarella, to the Vin Cotto & Ravioli, down to the Tiramisu. The staff even sang to her for her birthday... making the night extra special. We sat immediately and the food arrived just as quickly. Even found a reasonably priced bottle of wine. I'd definitely recommend La Masseria - it's a must......especially if you feel like enjoying your dining experience as much as we did.
09/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
i work around the corner and go to lunch every day...la masseria is by far my top choice. i've had nearly everything on the menu at this point and have never been disappointed. friendly staff, fresh ingredients, clean atmosphere, etc. it gets its share of the theatre crowd, especially tuesday matinee, but other than that you can turn up and get seated immediately. nightime i've had similar exeperiences. can be pricey, but a very good value for your money...strongly recommended!
07/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I was here recently for a company sponsored event and was very impressed. The inside has an inviting warm Italia feel. The seating outdoors is spacious and the service was great. Food was good and we really enjoyed their appetizers at the cocktail hour. Their wine selection looks very interestsing and I look forward to giving it a whirl sometime. I would go here again to not only eat but just drink and enjoy a bottle of wine on their patio. I found the staff very welcoming. My boyfriend and I were very pleased.
09/11/2006Provided by Citysearch -
It's not generally recommended as a neighborhood to get dinner, but if you should find yourself having to dine in the theater district I would highly recommend this excellent Italian restaurant. It's a real jewel in an area where the food is often ""just OK"" and the tabs can get large. La Masseria isn't exactly cheap, but considering the area and the quality of the food, it's a real bargain. The pastas are particularly good, but the other dishes that I've had are excellent as well. They also know how to work in a crowded environment: the service was very good and the restaurant went from crowded to standing room during the duration my party's meal. Which brings me to the next issue -- this place isn't a secret any more and it gets busy. If you want to be promptly seated, you'll need to make a reservation on most nights.
01/09/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Think Tuscan Villa with a splash of the spice of Southern Italy. I am a devoted La Masseria patron. Even when it is busy (pre theater) the food comes out perfectly. So good I wanted to keep it my secret. My husband is Italian and is very critical when it comes to food. La Masseria is now his favorite restauant in all of New York. I could describe the food, but words would not do it justice, you have to taste it for yourself.