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La Masseria

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(12 Reviews)

235 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

(212) 582-2111

Today: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tomorrow: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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.

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Extra Phones

Phone: (212) 969-0900

Primary Phone: (212) 969-0900

Fax: (212) 582-2420

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Price Range
Theater District, Midtown Manhattan

Masseria Caffe & Bakery

Masseria Cafe

La Masseria-New York

Masseria Caffé & Bakery

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Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Healthy, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome Italian Cuisine

The ambiance of the restaurant initiated my wonderful experience. I went pre-theatre and did not feel rushed in any way. My food was exceptional (I had the gnocchi) with the perfect amount of cheese and seasonings. Was a wonderful experience.



Provided by Citysearch - 
How is this considered good italian?

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Excellent Food in a Very Nice Room

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.



Provided 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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
best restaurant in the neighborhood

i work around the corner and go to lunch every 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!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Feels like Italia

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Probably the best Italian in the area

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
enjoyed every bite

I really love this cute place . I enjoyed my plate and my wife's which I helped finish. I will definitely go back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
The Best Italian in New York

Hospitable, Clean, Food that is created to perfection.!!! I feel like I am in a warm italian dining room. Home !!!! That is where I eat when I eat at La Masseria



Provided by Citysearch - 
A vist to Italy without the plane ride!

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 

The most gigantic ,and delicious steak i had i the city.
My boyfriend and I,spend so much time searching for the perfect meat dish.
The atmosphere is really nice,and the friendly service helps to soften the high check at the end of the meal.well,it's new york baby nothing come's for free!
I toke the bottle ""empty"" Barbera Martanetti because was so delicious,and i can't find it anywhere retails !
Next visit will be experiencing more delishhh.



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User review by klamct

wonderful, warm italian country atmosphere. loved the food - especially the fried zucchini - yum! also make sure to try the stuffed mozzerella as an appetizer - our table devoured the dish. service is very friendly (ask for Pepi) - also great wine by the glass at the bar.

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