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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
  • 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
  • "My wife and I have eaten at La Masseria a number of times and this restaurant will not disappoint your palate for authentic Italian food. After being seated early, if you can believe that, the wait staff was very attentive until the end. Prosciutto and Melon was not on the menu but they did accommodate us and it was fresh and delicious. The only thing that was disappointing was the fish special, branzino. When they brought the whole fish to the table after cooking it looked spectacular. When they took it back to the kitchen to debone I swear half of the fish disappeared. I could not believe how little fish I got on my plate from the fish they showed me. I hope it was just an isolated incident because overall it was a good experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great attention to service. All the food was very good, we both cleaned every plate. They had no issues accommodating allergies. Can see it getting a little tight at peak time but was perfect for lunch before a matinee show."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We go each time we see a show in NYC. Get a reservation."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great theatre district find. Authentic Italian cuisine. Service friendly, but sluggish."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great place to go after a show. Food was so go. Meatballs to die for."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food is outstanding....very authentic Italian. ..we had a special appetizer which was the best mozzarella I've ever had. The veal was just like my mom made. Excellent cappuccino. ...The service this time was a little off....slow to take our drink orders but otherwise pretty attentive....location excellent. ..it's our go-to place when we are going to the theater"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Second time dining at La Messaria (Farmhouse) and each time our experience was fantastic. The gnocchi is killer!!! The service is attentive but not overwhelming and the ambience is quite and romantic. Great spot and we will be back."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Had not been here for over 5 years. Although it seems to have lost a bit of its "charm", the quality of food and service is very good. two comments: 1- we were 2 people, and the check already included a 15% Gratuity in it (no being from NYC, I don't know if this is the norm, but beware just in case!!); 2- Made my reservation via OpenTable for 7:45PM because there were no earlier tables available; however we got there around 7:00pm and the place was practically empty, with only 3 other tables occupied. Not sure why it was showing no availabilty, and we got a table for 2 immediately."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had the most attentive waiter. He gave great suggestion of food and wine. The ambience was fantastic. We ate outside under the awning. There was a lovey cool breeze that just made things perfect. Everything we ordered was delicious and perfectly prepared."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We generally go to La Masseria for lunch when seeing a show. This was the first time we went for dinner when it was nice enough to sit next to the open doors to the patio - it was lovely. The fried zucchini appetizer is always good, and we also had the mussels and burrata with sliced tomatoes, very nice. The pasta with fresh clams and the one with eggplant and smoked mozzerella were excellent, and my husband really enjoyed his branzino. We split a ricotta cheesecake for dessert - very creamy, a little more like NY stule but very tasty. This is our go-to place in the theater district. We've also eaten in the Rhode Island location!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We celebrated my moms 89th birthday here, a group of 10 and the staff was attentive and gracious. The food was delicious and everyone commented afterwards that we had made the best restaurant choice! We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food is fresh and terrific. Service is outstanding."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Amazing food at amazing prices - a MUST go if you are in Manahattan."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I've been here for a Wednesday 5pm dinner with friends and 8pm on Saturday with husband. Both experiences were wonderful. The staff is phenomenal! Helpful, friendly, and very knowledgeable. Followed their suggestions both times and have no complaints. Lemon sole was melt in your mouth good and rabbit was tender and tasty. Wine suggestions were very, very good and reasonably priced, despite the extensive list of vintage Italian wines. Wholeheartedly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "we walked by on way back from theatre and place looked nice so we decided to check it out for dinner the next night. we were not disappointed. we had three separate pasta dishes and all were supurb. food was fresh, hot and just the right amount of flavour. our waiter was attentive and provided excellent service all night. i would definitley return and would highly recommend. a great place."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "went for the second time, food was very good but table in the middle of the restaurant was very noisy. Waiters seem to rush you a bit."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I have dined at La Masseria many times and the food is very good and the service is excellent. I especially appreciate the cleanliness of the restaurant and the washrooms. This is very important to me. Good food, great staff, which is why I return 3-5 times per month."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The restaurant is a gem in the middle of the chaos around the theater district. The food and service was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "What a gem in the heart of Broadway! The overall experience was one of warm welcome and superb and fresh food."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent service , good table , great food and .wine , expensive. Best massa I ate in NYC this time . Expensive , but it's undoubtely worthwhile."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was very good. The waiter was a bit difficult to understand but he was patient answered our questions."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This restaurant was suggested to my wife by one of her friends... didn't know what to expect, but really enjoyed the whole experience! Food was great, service was prompt and pleasant... we sat in the upper level, and it was fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Took my parents to see Of mice and men and picked this place because it was across the street from Longacre theatre. I'm so glad we went here the waiter was so nice and explained the specials to my Dad who always ask a millon questions and then forgets what the answer a second later (poor waiter). The food was great I got the spinach salad and gnocchis, so good, the gnocchis were so light and the cheese sauce they were in was delicious and creamy. My parents loved their food too. A bit expensive but worth it for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Once again, another wonderful experience at La Masseria. The team never ceases to amaze us. Reid was a wonderful server and made the experience even more enjoyable. Thanks to all of you, front of the house and back, for a great evening!! The Richardsons."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Before going to the theatre we had a wonderful lunch.The service was attentive and the food was tasty. Will return again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have been to your restaurant before and each have enjoyed our experience each time. It is wonderful for the Broadway show dining place."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We wanted a lunch spot close to our play and picked this because it was on the same block. We were very happy with the food and service. We dined outside which was perfect! Although it was pricey, $170+ for lunch with 1 app, 3 glasses of wine, 3 main courses and 1 dessert...we were very happy and would return....but not too often because of the price for Lu Unch"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Decent place to go for pre-theatre dinner. Very noisy."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Fabulous food ~ terrific service! Everyone to whom we have recommended La Masseria comes away raving about the experience. The meatballs are the GREATEST!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food is freshly prepared each day. Everything on the menu is made from scratch. I've been here multiple times and each time I try something new and it's to die for. I've been recommending this place to friends for as long as I can remember, and they love it just as much as me. Highly recommend it if you are a lover of Italian food like me."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The waiters were very attentive, respectful, cooperative with special diet requests, and helpful. The food was cooked perfectly. Environment is clean and comfortable. Had outdoor seating if you're interested. Would definitely revisit."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food and service were top notch! The decor and ambiance are outstading as well. A rare gem in the theatre district."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a pre theater lunch. After a recent trip to Italy we were craving real Italian food, and we found it. Great food, service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The first time I ate here it was great! Not as impressed my second visit. I know it is a restaurant in the theatre district and most people are in a hurry to make a show, but we were not, and it felt very rushed."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We never miss this place during our visits to New York. The food and service remind me of Sunday dinner with my Chicago Italian family. Every dish is well done and portions are plentiful. We had to wait beyond our reservation time for a table, and they gave us a complimentary appetizer for the inconvenience."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "It's a gem! Food excellent, service attentive but not intrusive, my favorite restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food was good but the evening wasn't all that great. Maybe it was too late in the evening but our waiter didn't add anything to our experience. Wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Very good Italian for pre or post theater. Service attentive and keeps you on schedule."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We dined here while visiting New York with our two 18 year old granddaughters. It exceeded our expectations. Every meal was great. The service was excellent. If you want Italian food in the Theater District, this is as good as it gets."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Went to the 7:00 Tuesday performance of "Gentlemens' Guide...", then a few steps to Masseria's for our 9:30 reservation. They had saved the best outdoor table for us. Extremely kind and courteous service to us tourists--made us feel like regulars. Great location, excellent food and wine, reasonable prices. Fun to people-watch as crowds spilled out of the nearby theaters, fighting for taxis as we luxuriated at ringside. You will like it!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014