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La Masseria
La Masseria
  • Address:
    235 West 48th Street
    New York, NY 10036
    Neighborhood:
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $31 to $50

La Masseria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lamasserianyc.com
  • Email: Reservation48st@aol.com
  • Phone: (212) 582-2111
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Coladonato
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • Public Transit: N, R & W trains to 49th Street and E and 1 train to 50th Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from La Masseria
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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great meal and a good time speaking with our waiter Angelo who's from Bari!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food was great. it was mostly homemade. They did forget to serve the appetizers. There were multiple conservations about the apps but they just said sorry.Otherwise it was worth the trip. country Italian decor."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "In the heart of the theatre district the restaurant oozes charm and confidence and food that brings a smile of delight. The seafood salad was so fresh and seasoned to perfection. Our waiter was charming and informative about the food and wine. We will return."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food here was amazing! We tried so many things! It was crowded and it got pretty loud but it was in a good way! Everything was amazing!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is a nice find in the theater district. Very good for a relaxing meal with attentive service. We both had seafood entrees which were excellent and the side orders of spinach, broccoli rabe and grilled zucchini were just as good. They have a big selection of appetizers (we had grilled baby octopus with broccoli rabe and fava bean puree) and we want to go back to try other selections (maybe the calamari and scallops?). You won't go wrong here. It's cozy and warm, tables are not too close together here. Not inexpensive, but treat yourself and a loved one!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great food and unbelievable value - you may not find better Italian food in all of NYC."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "they are just so nice and the food is amazing. I tried gnocchi taleggio and rucola: big portion, of absolutelyhigh quality. It is real italian! It seems that they were homemade by my grandmom! Then i tried chicken with red wine sauce (vino cotto) and sausage: amazing as well. For any occasion this place is perfect. They are all very nice."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Just arrived in from a week in Punta Cana. Needed a great meal; got a great meal. Will return."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Ate at La Masseria first night in New York at a friend's recommend, and loved it . Was Close to our hotel. Food and service were great as well as the wine list .y"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I have been to many fine restaurants around the globe, and this is one of the best. If you like food that is perfection, if you like to be pampered, and if you want to find a place that brings you back again and again, run - don't walk to La Masseria."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was delicious. The waitstaff was a little rude! They acted like you were bothering them if you asked them for something. I would definitely go back for the food though!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I was there with my wife. There are very good food for all taste with a perfect service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is my usual Italian restaurant I am from Italy but I live in NY therefore I know good good when I tast it! So happy for this restaurant I feel colse to home and the whole staff is amazing! This is a destination for all!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My daughter & I had a quick and delicious late dinner after seeing a show this week -- the fresh pasta was just wonderful and her chicken was moist, flavorful and superbly prepared. I wasn't sure if La Masseria would be a touristy place, but I have to say, it was the real deal and we really enjoyed it!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Wow! Dinner was amazing! We enjoyed Risotto which was superb and a fish entrée that was amazing! Our waiter was very attentive!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great lunch or dinner pre or post theater. They are experienced in getting orders in and food out. Fast."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Ya había comido hace un par de años en este restaurant y recordábamos que las pastas eran ricas. .Las mesas son demasiado pequeñas Pero la incomodidad se olvida con la delicia de los platos y la calidad del servicio . Todo es excelente y de primer nivel . Yo comi Halibut - el mas fresco y mejor preparado q como en mi vida , mi marido una entrada de muzarella (podría haber sido mejor) y unos ñoquis deliciosos . La atención fue perfecta , en todo momento están pendientes de las necesidades de los clientes. Cerca de todos los teatros con un nivel poco común en la zona"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The sound system is a bit too noisy for a restaurant that generates its own background noise through an energetic, active crowd but always good food and service."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Had a group of 9 and I realized on the way we had 9. They quickly reset the table happily. The service was great and food wonderful. The servers were so attentive and nice to our group."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "have been here numerous times. never disappointed. great place and their homemade pasta is delicious and fresh"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We love going to La Masseria whenever we go to the theatre. The food and service are always delightful. Reservations are a must. It is often very crowded, especially around theatre times. A wonderful restaurant as long as you don't mind sitting very close to the next table and a high level of noise."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Have been to this restaurant a few times and this was first time food and service disappointing"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food is delicious and the service was top notch. Couldn't have asked for a better night out with my family."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "La Masseria was lovely in every way. The ambiance was perfect, the decor warm, the service attentive. My only criticism is that two of our dishes (out of four) were overly salty. If they went easier on the salt it would have been thoroughly excellent!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Too much noise! The waiter can't listen what i was asking for, and he was in a rush all time. The risotto of the day was a "watery risotto" out of the cooking point!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Always enjoy this restaurant and try to go every time in New York. This time had dinner one night and returned 2 days later for lunch."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My wife and I went for a theater matinee and reserved for lunch during restaurant week. Their choices we quite nice, portions adequate, and service excellent. We enjoyed the ambiance and agreed we would return for a dinner on our next stop in the district. If their restaurant week choices could be so enjoyable, we can only imagine their regular menu must be wonderful."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Staff, food and service, impeccable and conveniently located. I will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Good restaurant near theaters and times square. Not very special buy good."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "My husband and I just love this restaurant. We discovered it one evening having dinner with another couple. We live in Connecticut and now it's our go to place almost every time we are in the city. It's perfect for a late night dinner after a show. The food is perfection!!! And when we walk into La Masseria we are treated like royalty. This restaurant is very energetic and I love the buzz. It's somewhat of a mixed crowd and I like that a lot. The staff is exceptional and beyond professional always eager to please.....even if you ask for some things to not be included on any dish on the menu they are more then happy to accommodate any requests. I can not reccomend La Masseria enough!!! I love it!!! Go check it out, you will too!!!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "It's my second restaurant week visit at La Masseria. This time is much better than my last visit in 2011 summer: service is great; food is good as last time. I think I will go there more often!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Food was delicious and portions were a perfect size. Service was great and our server was very polite and helpful."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We picked La Masseria for its high rating, location, and availability of the NYC Restaurant Week menu for Sunday lunch. And I feel their high rating was definitely warranted, from excellent bread (this is a customer's first impression of a restaurant; how can so many serve serve terrible bread?) to the best mozzarella I can recall having, to the well prepared main course, and finally a worthy dessert. But perhaps what mostly made the meal so enjoyable was the excellent, friendly, service. Overall, a winner."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the wine at La Masseria. This was our first time at this restaurant and we were looking for authentic fresh Italian food close to Times Square. La Masseria did not disappoint. From the breads, to the fried zucchini appetizer, to the fresh pasta entrees (tagliatelle and bucatini) and finally to the warm apple tart dessert - everything was excellent. The wine was also very good and reasonably priced. We will definitely return to La Masseria."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Took my niece to a show and we enjoyed our pre show lunch here. Convenient to theater. Food was very good. I had the salmon, it was fresh cooked and served well. Recommend for lunch"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "When I booked the reservation I had great hopes having seen the restaurant featured on a local cable network, but I came away disappointed in the food and the service. To be fair, it was a Wednesday matinee day and the restaurant was busy, but the wait staff was sorely lacking and seemed very mechanical and even got the dessert order wrong. As Italian restaurants go, the food was average. WIth all the great Italian restaurants in New York and my being somewhat of an Italian food expert (I am 100% Italian and am considered an excellent chef), I don't think I would go back even on a non-matinee day."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great food and great service. What more can you say. Pricey but for New York not out of line. Great evening dinner!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Place is beautiful, but food was just so-so. Waiter was somewhat condescending and tended to hover or disappear altogether."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This is a restaurant you would go to even if you were not going to a show. Good food; happening spot. Yummy gnocchi."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Great pretheater spot. Food and service is consistently good."
    Dined on 2/23/2014