La Masseria
La Masseria

La Masseria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lamasserianyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 582-2111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Tuesday & 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. Oversize 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
298 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (142)neighborhood gem (138)special occasion (105)great for outdoor dining (89)good for groups (88)romantic (87)notable wine list (85)great for lunch (79)late-night find (53)hot spot (39)great for brunch (18)vibrant bar scene (18)kid-friendly (14)scenic view (2)Show More
  • A real find in the theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    A real find in the theater district. Good food and ambience - will return often...
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was friendly and profession
    suefoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2009
    Service was friendly and professional. Food was outstanding. Portions were perfect. Would definately recommend.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is consistently good
    MiamiBobVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2009
    Food is consistently good to great. Service is always very good. Great for before or after theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • everything was very good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2009
    everything was very good, but i really dislike being led to the far back room when there are plenty of empty tables in the main dining room.
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  • Don't bother with 'Special
    RonKVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2009
    Don't bother with 'Special Requests to the Maitre D' as they are either not read or honored. I requested seating at a four-top with corner to corner seating. Not knowing what their reservations list looked like, I did not request again at the time of seating. When we left, I counted 7 tables in the front and back that could have accomodated our request. Good food is only part of a complete dining experience. There are plenty of good restaurants in the area that do it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The atmosphere is warm and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2009
    The atmosphere is warm and friendly. The food is delicious. I think it's the perfect place for a nice pre-theatre meal.
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    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • Fantastic!! We loved the food.Every
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/25/2009
    Fantastic!! We loved the food.Everyone had something different and all was great!!
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great, authentic Italian experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/23/2009
    Great, authentic Italian experience........lots of food, well prepared and hospitality galore.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My second time here. Overall,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/23/2009
    My second time here. Overall, a delightful experience...again!!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bread served with olive oil
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2009
    Bread served with olive oil and lentils was quite tasty, as was the pistachio and avocado salad on special, but the pasta entrees were disappointing.
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  • We had a very nice meal at
    Sprouts
    Dined on 4/9/2009
    We had a very nice meal at a fair price. Employees were very nice and friendly, would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent - we brought our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/7/2009
    Excellent - we brought our daughter to La maasseria for her birthday. A wonderful time had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food & service.No
    bluesharpbobVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2009
    Very good food & service.No complaints whatsoever.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've now been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/27/2009
    I've now been to this restaurant twice -- once by myself and once with a group of 8 colleagues. Both times I was very pleased with the food and service. The rabbit was fantastic!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the restaurant! Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/27/2009
    Loved the restaurant! Food , wine and atmosphere were great. Good choice for either pre or post theatre.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • We really enjoyed eating in
    Rosequartz7VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2009
    We really enjoyed eating in this restaurant. Even though it is in the theater district it has a real homey atmosphere with a very welcoming staff. The food was excellent and we definitely plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This may be my favorite Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/22/2009
    This may be my favorite Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. Since I work in the theater, I try to go here whenever I have friends in town. The food is great and the price of a meal is greater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was just great.
    Mark
    Dined on 3/21/2009
    Everything was just great. Table was ready when we got there. Service was right on. Staff was very pleasent and knowledgeable. Food was really good. Definiately will be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we were disappointed because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/21/2009
    we were disappointed because my husband ordered a bottle of wine 2005 chardonnay and they brought out a 2007 and said it was a similar wine that they were out of the other wine and then charged us the same amount........not nice.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a terrific theater
    cathylovesfoodVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2009
    This is a terrific theater district restaurant. The food is delicious and well presented. Service is efficient, and the overall ambiance is very warm and welcoming.
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  • Much better than the normal
    internationalist
    Dined on 3/15/2009
    Much better than the normal run of theater district fare. I would definitely return, which I can't say for most of the other places I've been to in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was terrific as was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/14/2009
    The food was terrific as was the service. A great Italian design with authentic Italian food and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • highly recommend the fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/9/2009
    highly recommend the fresh caprese salad with procuitto
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a very nice time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/8/2009
    We had a very nice time at La Masseria. We were a party of four, three of us dining after a theater matinee. My daughter arrived a little early, and they immediately seated her so she could comfortably await our arrival. Service was extremely pleasant and attentive. Three of us felt our food was very good. We all ordered pasta dishes. The homemade rigatoni with meatballs, sausage and beef was great...better that Mama used to make. However, linguini in white clam sauce was a big disappointment, very tasteless. They have a very good wine list, plus a good assortment of wines by the glass. Creme brulee also great. We all agreed we would give the restaurant another try because of the lovely atmosphere,friendly service and 3 of 4 tasty entrees.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • went after Sunday Theatre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/8/2009
    went after Sunday Theatre and was delighted by the ambiance, food and service.
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  • Price, service, ambience and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2009
    Price, service, ambience and food...can't go wrong.
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  • Our experience exceeded our
    MSSSVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2009
    Our experience exceeded our expectations for a pre-theater lunch. The wait staff could not have been more attentive...anything we requested arrived almost instantaneously. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a good place to head
    LT11VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2009
    This was a good place to head to after the theater because of its location. The food was average. I certainly did not wow me. The service was not great at all. Ever have a waiter hover over you waiting you to finish so they could clear your plate? This is the place! They like to clear plates as people finish, instead of waiting for the whole table to complete the meal. That is just poor service and rather rude, if you ask me.
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  • beautiful dining room. friendly
    SaxmanVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2009
    beautiful dining room. friendly service. excellent food. The managers put special attention into every item. Don't let the theatre district address fool you; this is one of the best restaurants in New York. Charm and good taste: no ego or attitude. I have eaten here 3 or 4 times and this is becoming my favorite restaurant in New York.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent (restaurant week)
    donr
    Dined on 2/22/2009
    Excellent (restaurant week) value, tasty (sea bass) fish and chicken special, nice presentation. Very attentive. Seated promptly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • I make occasional trips to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/21/2009
    I make occasional trips to New York for the day and am always looking for good restaurants near the theaters. This was excellent and I've made a note to return.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • I met my girlfriend at La
    leavesbegintofall
    Dined on 2/19/2009
    I met my girlfriend at La Masseria for the restaurant week pre-fix lunch. We enjoyed ourselves very much. The food was delicious, the service excellent and friendly, and we were able to do much catching up in the quiet, cute restaurant. I ordered the homemade stuffed mozzarella, grilled chicken with vegetable ratatouille, and chocolate almond cake. The mozzarella was excellent, the proscuitto in it was a little overpowering, but I'm not a huge proscuitto lover, so.. The chicken was seasoned perfectly and the vegetables and roasted potatoes tasted like comfort food cooked to perfection. The cake tasted flourless and rich. Check it out if you're in the theater district and looking for a quiet restaurant. And def check out the bathrooms-nice!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • My Aunt and I were there for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/18/2009
    My Aunt and I were there for lunch. The service was excellent. Juan our waiter was attentive and yet did not rush our meal. I was previously there for dinner with a friend and the service and food were excellent both times. I definitely recommend this restaurant.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our concerns with the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/15/2009
    Our concerns with the food all relate to our decision to order from the "Restaurant Week 2009" menu. Simply looking at other diners' food with the food we were presented with we quickly concluded that the RW2009 menu selections were smaller, seasoned carelessly, and presented in a less dramatic way than standard menu selections.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Food = great. Service -- outstandin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2009
    Food = great. Service -- outstanding. Too noisy up front by the bar.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Open late, in theater district.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Open late, in theater district. Solid choice for dining after seeing a play. Got cold shoulder from the owner and hostess (we had reservations), and terrible table next to the door, but our nice waiter tried to make up for it. Food excellent. Recommend homemade pasta with roasted eggplant and smoked mozarella, and the mussels when available. Menu includes dishes from parts of Italy you might not be familiar with. Wine list also wide-ranging, heavy on Italian imports. Dessert (cannoli) nicely presented and delicious. Espresso properly made, and hot. Great food in an area with few non-tourist choices.
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    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Amazing food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/7/2009
    Amazing food and service. Try the gnocchi, it is amazing! Other then being crammed in a corner next to a heater dinner was very good.
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  • La Masseria is, simply, superb.
    EffieVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2009
    La Masseria is, simply, superb. The food is delicious. The service is consistently excellent. Overall, I would recommend this wonderful testament to great Italian food to anyone, anytime....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • WE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE RESTAURANT
    ROSYVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2009
    WE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE RESTAURANT WEEK SPECIAL LUNCH WHICH WAS A VERY "GOOD DEAL" PRICEWISE AND DID NOT SKIP ON RHEIR USUAL QUALITY ,SIZE OF PORTIONS OR SERVICE.. IT IS A VERY CONVENIENT TO THEATRES RESTAURANT AND A FAVORITE OF OURS IN THAT AREA.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to La Masseria. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/30/2009
    We went to La Masseria. The service was attentive. We ordered from the "Restaurant Week" menu. We met with another couple we hadn't seen in a long time. The restaurant let the four of us sit there until almost 3pm without rushing us.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic