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La Masseria RI
La Masseria RI

La Masseria RI Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lamasseriari.com
  • Phone: (401) 398-0693
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Coladonato
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Andrea Minopoli (401) 398-0693

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from La Masseria RI
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 wine list encompasses all regions of Italy with few of the best American and the rest of the world.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "La Masseria has brought Italy to East Greenwich RI is the best way possible. The food, service and experience in the restaurant is amazing. I have visited the restaurant many times and I am always amazed how they continue to bring new dishes right from Italy on a regular basis. The Buratta cheese is my families favorite starter dish and they will make you anything you don't see on the menu.....again, just like being in Italy! The owners and managers take an big interest in your meal and always make sure you are satisfied. Bravo La Masseria!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We dined at the NYC location because a friend who is a food writer recommended it. We happened to be in the area of its sister restaurant in RI--and would not miss an opportunity to dine again at such a stellar restaurant--food and service is top-notch. You will feel truly special here and everything on the menu is sure to please the palate. La Masseria does every course to perfection!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food and service are wonderful! Very noisy downstairs; up stairs is much quieter and more intimate."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was excellent and presented well. Town is quaint and nice.....Free parking is a great advantage."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Go with the specials of the day and what your waiter recommends. 2 out of 3 in our party did and were really happy. My linguini with clams was nice but too few and too small clams. Cockles really, not clams. Dessert and house wines by glass even exceptional."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We always have an excellent meal at La Masseria. Sandi was our waiter on this occassion and he was phenomenal."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food was very good.We had Chilean sea bass and fresh pasta. It was very noisy. The waiter was shouting the specials and we still couldn't hear him. He said that it would only get noisier. I think the acoustics in the room added to the noise level. It is not a place to go if you want to talk."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Another great experience. Food was excellent, both menu items and evening features. All the little details are well addressed with both the food and the service."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Although I had lunch at this restaurant in December of 2013 and thought the food was amazing, this time around I didn't think it to be a 5 star review-worthy restaurant. I had pasta with Grandma's Sunday Sauce - it was fine, but not as awesome as the sauce I had on my pasta the first time I dined there. My husband ordered the veal chop on the menu -- but it was not really a chop - more like three sections of veal separated by connective tissue and all attached to a bone. It tasted fine but was a very odd cut of meat. Therefore my husband wasn't happy with the veal for that reason - not knowing what three sections of the calf the meat came from) The desserts were both good, the portions were not large; not small just quite expensive."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First seated at a table we didn't like.Second table was better. Waiter was friendly but not top notch. I ordered salad but didn't like the dressing it came with when I asked for alternatives was told oil and vinegar was all! As a result the salad was very mediocre. Also portions are very small.I generally like small portions but could have eaten more.My husband asked for the waiter to check back to see if he wanted more pepper and cheese and they never followed through. Coffee was luke warm dessert was good. All in all with all the good restaurants around I wouldn't return here."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "OUTSTANDING...food delicious the wait staff attentive and kind...and just a very memorable evening to commemorate our Mother's 89th birthday!!! Grazie"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Unbelievable Italian food. Hard to pick just one item. Will come back again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Never disappoints; another great evening! Food was outstanding, including features, off the menu, and special requests."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The ambiance was perfect - we sat upstairs which was notably more quiet as downstairs was fairly loud. The hostess graciously accepted our request to change tables to a quieter area. Our waiter (Israel) was attentive, personable, and knowledgable. His descriptive explanations of the menu were very much appreciated. My husband and I started off with an eggplant appetizer special and both had veal dishes for dinner. Everything was perfect and substitutes were made without hesitation per our request. The highlight of our meal was the dessert - the ricotta cheesecake was phenomenal. We'll be back again and recommend this restaurant to others that are looking for a night of superb service and wonderfully fresh, authentic Italian food. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We were given a gift card by one of our kids and used it on our anniversary. Truly a special occasion place. We will go back!! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great place for a special occasion. Great pasta with nice choice of specials and large wine list."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The calamari was chewy. My chicken was dry My sisters pasta was not to her liking for taste so I switched dishes with her. My husbands ravioli was like mushy pillows Lastly, lentils in oil for the bread... Yuck. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had a delicious Mother's Day lunch here. My Mom is in a wheelchair and she was seated in a very comfortable location. The staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. The food was second to none. As usual, the manager Andreas came by several times to be certain we were satisfied. The best place for a special dinner. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Delicious dinner, once again! Service is amazing! Loved it and will definitely return;)"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Waiter was very friendly, food was excellent. Would go back again."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Impeccable service. Amazing, authentic food. Warm, inviting with perfectly lighted! What a great restaurant. For an Italian, it's like stepping into Nona's Cucina! The food is fresh, authentic and prepared exactly as it should be. Simply put, it's delicious!!!! The staff is warm, friendly and attentive anticipating your every need. La Masseria is Rhode Island's BEST Italian Restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We had dinner reservations for 8pm on Saturday night. We arrived about 30 minutes early and had a drink at the bar. Small bar so we ended up standing. We were seated at our table right on time. Our waiter was very friendly and more importantly, knowledgeable about the specials and wines. He suggested a nice Pino Noir. Both entrees were outstanding and reasonably priced. All and all it was a pleasant experience and we certianly will be back. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We have been a few times and always very good food and service"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "La Masseria was wonderful as usual -great food, service and environment. This is a restaurant with consistently good food, attentive friendly service and just the right balance of comfort and polish. A definite recommendation for all. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "La Masseria is a great Italian restaurant set in the quaint town of East Greenwich, RI. I had been to their NYC location and thought I'd try this one. It exceeded expectations - food, service and atmosphere are all well done. The staff is attentive which makes for a great, relaxing night out. I highly recommend this spot for any occasion where you want great food and hospitality!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Whenever our son comes home from college, he requests that we have a family dinner at La Masseria because the food is so delicious and the service is consistently excellent. He lives in New Orleans and has his pick of amazing restaurants, but La Masseria continues to be his first choice when he returns to RI. We are fortunate to have this fine restaurant in our neighborhood. One of the things I love most about dining at La Masseria is how we are greeted as good friends when we arrive. Jose and the other hosts seem genuinely happy to see us and go out of their way to make sure we have a wonderful dining experience. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This was probably our 7th or 8th visit over the past few years. We might get there more often, except it is about 45 minutes from us and there are some other good restaurants in our rotation. This is very good and creative Italian food. Not just red sauce Italian that you can find many places. We were there for a Sunday lunch and it was not crowded. Service was fine, but maybe not quite as good as in the past. But no real complaints. On a par with Siena, and Pane E Vino, if you are familiar with those other good spots."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Highly recommend the rabbit. It is one of my favorite dishes. I actually got one of the specials which was a fresh fettucine with a wild boar ragout which was outstanding. 3 diners at our table (out of 7) got the rabbit and cleaned their plates. Our waiter, Joe was very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "As usual we had a great experience. We had an appetizer, a pasta. and a whole fish entree. Everything prepared with wxcellence and great service."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I've been here many times! Everything is always awesome!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Another excellent experience from start to finish. A more calm Sunday evening is a nice change."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "La Masseria is one of the best Italian restaurants in RI. We have eaten there at least three times and have always been very happy with our experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It was my second time at la Masseria. Service was better the first time I attended, but still good. The food was excellent. With the exception of two bones in my fish!! Very disappointing! When my plate was cleared I asked for a new napkin , seeing I had to use my existing one to discreetly spit out the bones. I did receive apology from the bus person and waiter. However, with just having and 180.00 dinner with my husband I would have expected alittle more acknowledgment."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I could not have been more disappointed with my birthday dinner at La Masseria. The waiter's lack of knowledge about the menu and inability to answer even the most basic questions about particular dishes were bad enough, but to display his lack of expertise whith a tremendously rude attitude was unacceptable. Finally, pasta at a quality Italian restaurant should be cooked to perfection. Mine, sticly and overcooked, certainly was not . I will not be a repeat customer."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My husband and 13 year old daughter took me to La Masseria in RI for my birthday. Service was fantastic, the food was phenomenal and the atmosphere was cozy and romantic. Our waiter was fun, with a professional demeanor, and he treated my 13 year old as though she were an adult, with great respect and spoke directly to her. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys incredible food. The only downfall is that it is not very affordable for the average person, so our visits will have to be limited to very special occasions, which is a disappointment as we live close enough to visit quite regularly."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Loved it so much we made a reservation at its NYC location for Mothers Day!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Always a great dining experience. This one was yet another! Food was excellent including some new items that we had not tried previously. Never a mistake to dine here; either at the bar or in one of the dining rooms."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food, great waiter, great service. Fantastic evening"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My wife and I found this gem of a great Italian restaurant on Open Table and decided to give it a try. We were seated upstairs where it is much quitter than downstairs, but also more romantic. The food and the service were outstanding. The restaurant has a great wine list and a number of specials every night. One drawback to the restaurant is the lack of visible parking so especially when there are piles of snow on the street and curbside."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This is a very good country/Tuscan Italian restaurant. Hand made pastas, locally sourced ingredients, and personal attention. Warm atmosphere. Really a very good local Italian trattoria. The attention to detail, and preparation, is better on slower evenings. Portions are not large, and it can result in an expensive evening, as appetizers, salads, etc. are a must if wishing to leave satisfied -- and I'm not a big eater. Still, one of my favorites,"
    Dined on 2/1/2014