Manhattan in E.G.
Old school Italian food and service. Freshest of ingredients and gracious host. Jim knows how to make a Negroni. Stylish crowd would be at home on the UES of New York.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great presentation of the
Great presentation of the food which was outstanding.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always enjoy a wonderful meal!
Always enjoy a wonderful meal! The service is attentive and the food is fantastic!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Manhattan style Old School
Manhattan style Old School Italian with a friendly, gracious vibe. Great bar, cocktails. Freshest food, elegantly served. Quite a place in little old EG.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
OUR WAITER JOE WAS EXCELLANT.WOULD
OUR WAITER JOE WAS EXCELLANT.WOULD RETURN TO HAVE HIM SERVE OUR TABLE.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome restaurant, professional
Awesome restaurant, professional staff, nice atmosphere, food is authentic and amazing
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent. Service was even better. They had some unique items, some I'd never seen before. Appetizer selection was really good and there was a nice selection of desserts. Overall great evening!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Northern Italian Restaurant
La Masseria consistently produced the best and most creative Northern Italian-style in Rhode Island, better than anything Providence has to offer, and on a par with NYC & Boston venues. Perhaps it is because the original La Masseria is a NYC site that gave it its start, but now it has its own identity.
Service is crisp and attentive, and food delivery seems to even pick up speed when it is busiest. Relatively expensive, yes, but well worth it.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian Flair Food
The meal we had at this restaurant was delicious and creative. I didn't really like the upstairs room but our waiter made up for it. He was fun and prompt. Remember.... "TIP" means to insure promptness and he did.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch, but duped by waiter.
We've been here twice, and the food is great... simple yet elegant, and always well-executed and consistent. We had lunch on Mother's Day, and while the food was up to par, we got duped by the waiter. We ordered an appetizer and made it clear we'd be splitting it... we were served two of the same dishes, and when we inquired why we recieved two appetizers, the server explained that what he gave us was the full order in two separate plates. When we received the bill, we noticed we charged for two appetizers...the server, when questioned, said that our portion was what is served for two people, and that the way the item is presented on the menu is misleading. He didn't offer to take the extra order off the tab, and we didn't press the issue.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to La Masseria several times and have always enjoyed ourselves. On this visit, my wife and I were there with our 2 adult sons to celebrate Mothers Day. We had an excellent window table upstairs. The service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed some very nice wine. The prices there are always reasonable for the quality of food and service received.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never a bad meal. Service is tops and staff is knowledgeable of wine and food
Only complaint? Always cold whether upstairs or down. Gals bring a sweater
Noise level is high. When a table of 4 is between a table of 8 one side and 9 on
The other, tough to hear our own conversation.
Still will be our go to place for a great meal.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific little place!
Three of us arrived at 5:00pm on a Saturday for dinner. We had made reservations (strongly recommended) and were seated immediately. The service (and especially our waiter, Matt) were fast and yet when we requested some time between choosing the entrees while having our appetizers we were left alone to enjoy the delicious starters until after the dishes were cleared and Matt arrived to take our orders.
Superb meal. I recommend the rabbit that has been slow cooked in a lovely tomato gravy (not thick at all but oh so tasty). The menu has something for everybody and we had no complaints at all. We have already made plans to return.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of Rhode Island's finest
We are very spoiled in RI with great restaurants of all kinds, but especially Italian. La Masseria has just incredible food each time I go and the special cheese selections they have on a daily basis makes it very exciting especially the Baratta Cheese! The pastas are outstanding and seafood and fish selections are tremendous. I often take business associates from out of town here and they always want to come back for the meatball appetizer, which they say is there favorite meatball ever or the amazing steaks and veal chops. You will always have a great dinning experience along with world class service.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible service, great food
I've been to La Masseria a few times. It is our "go to" place in East Greenwich. The atmosphere is country northern Italian. In an industry noted for turn-over, La Masseria keeps its staff. We've had the same waiter a couple times now. He's remarkably proficient at what he does. Gracious but not hovering.
Food is outstanding in a northern Italian manner. No frou-frou here.
If you're looking for a quieter meal, I recommend seating upstairs as the downstairs has an energetic bar scene.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and service.
Wonderful food and service. Be prepared to pay, but worth every penny!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Italian food, best we've had south of the North End & Federal Hill. Warm & friendly service. Cozy & small venue. Really enjoyed our time at La Masseria.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well prepared food with prompt,
Well prepared food with prompt, hospitable service. Reasonably priced.Delicious pasta.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the 2nd time we went
This was the 2nd time we went and it is fantastic.Food was excellent and the service was great!!!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very good meal and bought a gift certificate for our friends as well. The food was top quality as well as the presentation. We had the first course of antipasto meats and cheeses,all top quality. My husband had the risotto which was very creative and unusual. He appreciated the the effort with the special effort of the chef with both flavor and texture. I had the special sole entree which was delicious and served with potato and green beans. We had the tasty gelato fro dessert to end a perfect meal.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Return to Tuscany
Lovely atmosphere. Great Stuffed Mozzarella, Filet of Sole and Chocolate Mousse. Must return to try other dishes. Friendly, attentive service. Will definitely return.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, but pricey
Food was very good, but quantities small. Fried zucchini appetizer was excellent. Service was fantastic. Pasta dishes were very good with homemade pasta. Prices very high on non pastas dishes. Great food, but not a great value for the money.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at La Masseria
Service is always the best. We were disappointed that we did not get our favorite waiter. Next time we will ask for him. Usually the food is outstanding. I just think we ordered the wrong things. The fried zucchini would have been better were it less greasy and the zucchini thicker. The salads are always wonderful no matter which one you order. The Branzino is always our favorite but on this particular evening it was overlooked. We did not have desert . We will be back!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't skip dessert!
This is one of our favorite restaurants although I wouldn't order the main course I had this time again. It was fine but not special (can't remember exactly but some kind of home made rigatoni that was awesome with something like mama's sauce, which was tasty but sparse. But their tiramasu is by far the best I've ever had . . . anywhere! Great wine list.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food and service!
La Masseria is my favorite - always delicious and fun!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a reservation for a
We had a reservation for a party of 10 for a Sunday lunch. The restaurant was not crowded so it was nice and quiet. The food and the service were great. It made for a wonderful experience
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful place to go and
A wonderful place to go and enjoy some excellently prepared Italian food. Eating at La Masseria brings you home to the food of 21st. century Italian cooking. This is not a place where Italo- American food is served. This is a place where the food of modern day Italy is served.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really nice dining experience.
Really nice dining experience. Our waiter (Israel) was great.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian restaurant
Highly recommend the mozzarella appetizer, meatballs, and any of the homemade pastas! Everyone in our group of 13 loved their meal.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome food, awesome service,
Awesome food, awesome service, awesome environment. I can't say enough about how great a dining experience this place is. Top-notch by far. My girlfriend and I try to go whenever we can.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a delicious pleasure
Although it's not in our neighborhood, we make a point of eating at La Masseria every few months. Food, service, pretty much everything makes it an enjoyable experience. And now that we know bottles of wine are 25% off on Sunday Tuesday and Wednesday, well, we'll make the trip more often!
7/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
service was best we have had in a long time. waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was very good ( bronzing, chicken, salad )
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Forget Federal Hill
I asked a friend for a recommendation in the Federal Hill area. He told me there was no need to go that far and that I should try La Masseria instead. Wow, was he right. The food was absolutely the best Italian food in the area. I eat in Boston's North End all the time and haven't had a dinner as good as the one I had at La Masseria. The service was also fantastic, Israel pointed me to choices that knocked me out. I will be back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful 1st experience
This was the 1st time at La Masseria RI for my family. We all enjoyed the food and delighted with how we were treated by the staff. We will recommend this restaurant to all our friends.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a surprise!!
We have been to this restaurant 3 times now......very eclectic and interesting menu that always has allowed something new and different to try. The seating is versatile so it works for groups and couples. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable while allowing you to enjoy the meal at your leisure.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy 16th Anniversary!
We dined here for our 16th Anniversary. The food was delicious but it is a small place with lots of regulars. It seemed a gathering spot for many. Conversation was difficult at our table for two but like I said, the food was delicious. It is definitely a "special occasion" restaurant for our family.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my top choices in East Greenwich. Excellent Italian pastas, meats and seafood.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone was very polite food
Everyone was very polite food was very good. This is restaurant week in EG and I was surprised they did not offer the pre-fix menu with the regular menu...I had to request the pre-fix.....I don't think that is good business.
I have been their 3 times - twice with a group of 10 and once for lunch...this was my 4th visit
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would definitely return
Had a nice quiet table outside on a beautiful day (for lunch). Ordered from the EG restaurant week menu, which was quite a value. Mozzarella, tomato and eggplant appetizer was very fresh and plentiful (yet too large). The salmon entree was cooked perfectly and was very lightly seasoned. The portions on the plate were not huge but were commensurate with lunch and a three course meal. Chocolate mousse or mixed berry pie were welcome options for dessert and were very good. Staff and service was professional, pleasant, and helpful yet unobtrusive.
It was our first experience here and each of us would like to return; recommend for a nice evening out or an upscale lunch.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and a nice place to go with friends or for a romantic night. Many special choices even at lunch. I love the outdoor seating option that they have now. Service is also always very good. Attentive but not over the top.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined at La Masseria on Saturday 10//5. I t was unusually warm so we decided to eat outside. Surprisingly, it was a great experience and reasonably quiet. We had a very attentive waiter and the food was very good. We will return for dinner again.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ate downstairs this time, the bar scene downstairs is always jumping. The food was great per usual, and Jose picked a great bottle of wine for us.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Masseria serves a great lunch
It can be difficult to find a decent lunch spot in East Greenwich, RI, as many of the better restaurants are open only for dinner. La Masseria is a lunch-time gem. A variety of salads, panini, pasta, pizzas and smaller size entrees are always available, plus the selection of daily specials, including a homemade soup of the day, numbers a dozen or so. Lunch prices are quite reasonable as well. A special treat was the platter of beef carpaccio with shaved parmesan and arugula rarely seen on a lunch menu. You will be proud to take a friend or business associate to lunch here. I can't wait to go back to try La Masseria for dinner.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Going to LaMasseria brings back memories of a visit to Rome. Delicious Italian food and friendly attentive service.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service; delicious entrees
La Masseria is clearly a neighborhood gem. Tasty dishes, decent portions. (Not for foodies who would like abundant food with leftovers, too) Comfortable atmosphere and great service. Visit for special occasions or a departure from run-of-the-mill dining. Signature vanilla-flavored ricotta cheese cake dessert was a big hit.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious. The
The food was delicious. The Cheesecake was amazing - light. The server, Israel, was excellent. Attentive but not intrusvie.. The owner would stop at the table. What you expect from a high end restraurant but this is at reasonable pricing. Will definitely go back.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fourth time dining here and
Fourth time dining here and always fabulous! Outstanding service, food is so fresh and delicious. Had the portabella mushroom and beet salad and the whole sea bass that was filleted before serving..it was Amazing! As always we all left room for dessert because the cheesecake is the most unique and delicious you will find anywhere . Like a cross between cheesecake and creme brûlée . Can't wait to go back. If you are the type who goes to an Italian resturant and always gets the chicken parm, this is probably not for you.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant was outstanding all around. The noise level downstairs was high but we were seated upstairs with a quaint view of Main Street. Being in NYC the restaurants are small and loud but that's what the city is like. The maître di is Italian and very sweet and our waiter was entertaining and at the same time very knowledgable about the menu and wine selection.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM