La Masseria
La Masseria

La Masseria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lamasserianyc.com/
  • Phone: 2125822111
  • 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.
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La Masseria reviews from OpenTable diners
280 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (103)fit for foodies (103)great for outdoor dining (101)neighborhood gem (97)romantic (85)notable wine list (79)great for lunch (76)good for groups (51)late-night find (47)hot spot (25)great for brunch (25)kid-friendly (13)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had a great meal! For four people we ordered 4 appetizers and 4 entrees and shared everything. Our waiter split of the food for us and remained close by to continue to help us with sharing!wine was fantastic and waiter had lots of info ration for us. Amazing off menu order - ask for gnocchi with black truffle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three strikes you're out!
    Adultsonly6t
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Disappointing meal after seeing a show! Service not good-very rushed. Don't think it's worth the money!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfection!
    Barbara
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    What a gem! The restaurant is a beautiful spot, and their Northern Italian dishes are so well prepared and delicious. I started with a crabmeat and arugula salad; my husband had carpaccio -- both were perfect. Next came our veal entrees, mine with artichokes and lemon, and his with fresh tomatoes. Wow again. We then split a wonderfu ricotta cheesecake. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Was a great time we had with family at the restaurant to celebrate my birthday. Food was great but my sister wasn't a huge fan of the soft shell crab. The ambiance was nice except a little noisy since we were seated near the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unatentive waiter
    nativeeastend
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have eaten here before an have had wonderful meals and service. This time our waiter was terrible, very unatentive, even when he was talking to us he was not making eye contact just scanning the room. I am usually a very good tipper but only left him 10%.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Laura
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have been dining at La Masseria for years and have NEVER been disappointed. This last visit I was accompanied by three girlfriends who were so impressed with the service and the desire of our waiter to get everything just right. Upon making the reservation, the restaurant actually called to confirm the time and made a note that we were to be at the theatre for a matinee. My friends took cards on the way out...they'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NeNaVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Very satisfied with my first experience here. I"ll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • another great meal..
    lovegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is my second time visiting La Masseria. The second visit was just as wonderful as I remembered!! Food, ambiance, and service were all excellent! The preparation of the eggplant appetizer was wonderful, and the chicken and sausage was delicious! I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comment
    cheftobe
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great for business lunch. the staff let's you conduct a business conversation while serving an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Masseria, a piece of Italy in NY
    fapradoBR
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I had the pleasure to have dinner at La Masseria Restaurant, NYC. Food and service are outstanding; besides that the ambience is amazing. I strong recommend La Masseria.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outrageous!!
    LaCiociara1
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    One of the best meals... I'm a little picky when it comes to Italian food.. this place is as authentic as it gets... I'm mean AUTHENTIC.. out of this world DELIZIOSO!! the Rabbit was just like nonna used to make.. and the grilled octopus with cuddlefish.. abosolutely to DIE FOR.. a MUST!!! I particularly love the authentic ITALIAN WAITORS!! there is nothing like having food being served by gorgeous Italian waitors.. it just adds an extra zest to the Ambiance of PERFECT ITALIAN RESTAURANT!!! BRAVI!!!! COMPLIMENTI... Arrivederci a presto!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memories of Italy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We loved La Masseria. The food was exceptional, the service was wonderful and the atmosphere relaxing. The ambiance brought me back to our many trips to Italy and I so enjoyed speaking Italian with the waiters. We will recommend this place to our friends and family and plan on returning soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best ricotta cheesecake EVER!
    mommy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our second time there, pre-broadway matinee--good food, very quick service. Sat outside both times, loved that! This time the dessert was the reason I'll keep going back....homemade ricotta cheesecake, TO DIE FOR!!! Enough said!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Broadway dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Unlike many of the restaurants in the theatre district, LA Masseria is not a tourist trap. Excellent Italian food with great service. We ate after a show and it was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fine meal at la Masseria
    IenjoyeatingoutVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We ate at La Masseria for Restaurant week. Its Italian rustic décor and Italian waiters complement the ambiance and the delicious Italian menu lay the foundation for a great dining experience. We were a party of 5 and each enjoyed our appetizer, entrée and dessert immensely.. the buffalo mozzarella appetizer was excellent, and the chicken paillard, branzino and gnocchi entrees were each delicious. The Octopus salad sounded delicious and I will try it the next time I dine at La Masseria.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always reliable!
    ShozgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Have been going for years and the food is consistently excellent. As is the service, ambiance, overall experience. The specials are numerous every night! They are accommodating about sharing and even often split the salad or app for you. Out of town guests really appreciate the authenticity as do I.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Lovely
    Mkny27
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We enjoyed a ladies lunch but I will definitely be back for dinner. The gnocchi was incredible and homemade. It was just lovely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maxx
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great food using fresh ingredients. Great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Punjabiikurii
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Amazing food. I did not want the night to end. Service was very good and the atmosphere was good. It is expensive but I think worth it
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect choice pre theater
    avidtraveler
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Went there pre theatre and was happy we did. Ser icexwas prompt, food came out hot abd the quality was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful both for bar & dinner
    JeanandJohn
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The bar was a friendly atmosphere to meet friends - the food was prepared and presented with the delight for the palate as well as the eye! Overall a very delightful experience. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice
    Elliot
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Chose because it was one of the few restaurants participating in "Restaurant Week" AND including Sunday AND lunch. Thank you for that. We were in to see a show. Limited choices but all were delicious and coffee was included with the meal. A definite plus. I would definitely return for the dinner menu!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice in theater district
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service here was exceptional. The food was very good. Portion size was moderate but acceptable with the reasonable NYC prices. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • attentivecare
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    will definitely go back-all staff was caring and attentive
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great!!!!!
    Barb
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    When visiting NYC from AZ, we always dine here (sometimes twice drink our visit) - excellent food and service. Great wine, great food choices, and great service.....whether after theatre or for an early dinner. Our #1 go to when visiting NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • usquaebach
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Visit every time we are in NYC and always are very satisfied. The fried zucchini are fabulous and the entrée always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hands down..favorite restaurant
    myopine
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    La Masseria is our go to place when we visit NYC. We are originally from NY and go back often. Everything about La Masseria is fabulous; the delectable food that you will dream about for a week afterwards, the wonderful and attentive waitstaff, the hostess, the wine list etc. We've been to La Masseria about ten times now and we always look forward to our next trip there. A wonderful place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Choice!!
    AnaC
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was my first time at this restaurant, I went there after reading some great reviews about the food. The ambiance was great, great service and friendly people! Everything that we have ordered was amazing, great taste, a real Italian food!!! I certainly will return to the restaurant on my next trip to NYC and would suggest the place to all my friends!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LoveFood
    LoveFood
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We were excited to try this restaurant after choosing it based on great TripAdvisor reviews. And those great reviews didn't disappoint! The restaurant was beautiful, almost like stepping into a restaurant in Italy. Our table was perched overlooking the outside patio and in our opinion, the best table in the house for summer weather. Our server, Juan Paolo, was related to the owner, and also appeared to have stepped right out of Italy. He was a pro---the perfect blend of efficient and helpful, and made our experience extra special. The food was wonderful, and our only lament was that we weren't able to try more dishes on the menu! We were there for LUNCH, and would love to return for dinner--surely the ambience would seem even more magical.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    LoriL
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I was dining alone while in NYC on business. Although I had reservations, they gave me the option to sit at the bar which I decided to do. I was delighted by Alina the bartender who helped me order everything from my drink, the appetizer and the main course. The food was so fresh and amazing! I had the green bean, avocado, lobster, cherry tomato salad in a light lemon dressing and it was awesome. I had a chicken dish that was a special for the evening and it too was awesome. I had the best cup of cappuccino ever here and what made my meal even more pleasant was having Alina the bartender to chat with. I will return later in August when I'm back in the city and will go on a Monday night! Everything was fresh, delicious and lovely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Masseria a real treat!
    Cheryl
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We decided to order from the dining week menu and the food was fantastic! We had read reviews before we went so we booked through open table to be sure we would get in! The wait staff was very attentive and the hostess was very friendly and accommodating! We enjoyed a great dinner after the theater!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Italian food
    nycvisitor
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was a very pleasant and authentic Italian restaurant. The pastas was cooked perfectly. The service was excellent and they had a great wine list. This was a very nice dinner for a family, a couple, or a business meal. Highly recommend it. The restaurant was very busy but we arrived 10 minutes late for out reservation and the table was waiting for us. The waiter was very good and pleasant as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Baby1213VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I had eaten at this restaurant last summer and had really forgotten about it. We just picked an Italian restaurant off of Open Table because we decided last minute to head to the city, get tickets to a show and have dinner with friends. The guys picked the restaurant and immediately upon my arrival I remebered being there and how terrific the food was. Did not disappoint. Will definetly keep this restaurant on my radar for now on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    localdiner
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Four of us ate dinner here during Restaurant Week, having the prix fixe menu. Everyone enjoyed their choices. The food was fresh, very well presented and very tasty. The service was commendable and we enjoyed eating outside on the large patio which was set back from the street traffic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An amazing dining experience!
    JoeWVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our 2nd visit to La Masseria and we could not have been more happy with the selection. Our server was OUTSTANDING! He was very knowledgeable, courteous, allowed us to eat at our leisure, and made appetizer and entree recommendations based upon our questions that were delicious and spot on. The food was impeccably prepared and in just the right portion. I would STRONGLY recommend the restaurant AND that you put your dining pleasure in the hands of the knowledgeable waitstaff....you will not be sorry!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent theater district choice
    SavvyVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We have enjoyed every meal we've had at La Masseria. This past week was Restaurant Week and the lunch scene was very busy. Food was delicious as usual.Love the pasta here. Service was good. Tables seemed a bit more crowded than usual, but we thoroughly enjoy the experience here. Staff always tries to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • real italian
    stefano
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    If you want a real italian restaurant this is the right choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Masseria
    Chaseac
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Excellent. The $38 restaurant special was not worthwhile, and it wasn't cheap (there are much worse prices nearby, though!), but it was really good food, a wonderful spacious outdoor seating under a canopy, perfect service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live2eat
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Excellent food and wine list. Very pleasant atmosphere. Convenient to theatres. Will return and recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Picked her for restaurant week dinner with friends due to its great reviews. However, the food was average. Although the waiter said the mozzarella was fresh, it tasted old. The salad tasted bland with hardly any dressing. My friend did like her gnocchi. The ambience was nice. Tables around us were quiet. You don't need to shout to hear across the table nor could you hear the next table's conversation which i appreciated.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet