La Masseria RI

4.6
939 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(401) 398-0693
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Giuseppe Coladonato
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Private party facilities
Please contact for details.
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Private party contact
Andrea Minopoli: (401) 398-0693
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Queen Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 939 People Are Saying
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B
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience, good service, great food and the leadership is outstanding.

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M
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service attentive, food well prepared and ambience festive. Never disappointed.

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l
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was a great experience even with the fire drill

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JW
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very best overall restaurant on Main St. in E.G. Food and service is fabulous. We are there as often as possible.

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OT
New England
103 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family outing with nine people, food and service were terrific
Would definitely recommend to others.

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Server was great and staff was accommodating when we couldn’t be seated upstairs

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DL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a special occasion. Great food! Excellent service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday it’s was a great experience Anthony was a great server

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KL
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

My husband and I ordered the filet which was the special for the night. Big mistake we both ordered it medium and it came out rare no lie! So pretty much my husband didn’t eat the steak and I ate it because it was very expensive. Also the appetizer we got was over cooked and chewy it was the calamari, scallops and shrimp. Worst $200 we have ever spend. What upsets me the most is we haven’t been out on a date in a while someone referred this place and we had such a bad experience.

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TG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my husband’s 40th birthday. The calamari was the BEST I have ever had (in RI where calamari is the official state appetizer), the service was fantastic, the salmon was delicious, and the atmosphere was classy and fun. I would definitely recommend for date night or special occasions.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious!

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants in Rhode Island, and that's saying something with the restaurants at Federal Hill. The food is absolutely amazing. Some of the best food anywhere! Service is incredible, menu is creative and the wine list is extensive. And an incredible Bar experience as well if your waiting on your table. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Go experience some of the best food anywhere!

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SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming staff! The food was excellent and we enjoyed the service.

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s
New England
33 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great, creative food and drinks. We will definitely return.

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OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place is so cozy (in a good way) and the food is so good- hard to go wrong with La Masseria.

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L
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We were greeted and seated upon arrival, but we were given a small table near the bar and front door. It was noisy. Our server was friendly and attentive. The snail salad special was the best I have ever had! The lobster in my fettuccine was too chewy. The Nutella tiramisu was excellent.

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently excellent food and service

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

I had the cod or flounder with scallops ant the portion was small and there were only two scallops. Please lower the price. Service was excellent.

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J
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice and cozy restaurant. Service and food were very good. Staff was very friendly. I was visiting the area and was very happy to have chosen this restaurant for a nice lunch with my friends.

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New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, atmosphere great, service attentive. I would definitely recommend it. The menu has something for everyone. Go!

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c
New England
85 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional restaurant with great food and great service in heart of East Greenwich. Nice setting and atmosphere.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Local gem this was the best find ever. We live in CT this is now our must go to restaurant every time we are in Rhode Island.

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite restaurant! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was on point! I was amazed the waiter memorized the 15 specials that night! The ambiance was warm and comfortable. I’ll definitely be revisiting there soon!

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DJ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first time here, and we loved it! Very good, upscale Italian food. Would definitely return!

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was disappointing. It tasted like the chicken was partially precooked and
then reheated.
The servers were totally inattentive.
A party 10 came in and sat down at the table beside us and were so noisy we (a party of six) couldn’t even talk above them. I like it when people have a good time but they were yelling across the table at each other.
I would have asked if we could be moved to another table but we were already eating when this happened.
When we were leaving no one even asked if we enjoyed our meal or said “Goodby or Thank You”.

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MD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic- we had a difficult time choosing because everything sounded amazing. Our selections were delicious and the portions just right!

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H
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! Service is amazing! I am never disappointed when I go here!

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LB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Had a great experience a month ago on a Saturday and decided to bring friends from out of town this past Saturday night. Despite having made a reservation well in advance, they seated us upstairs in between a table of 12 and a table of 6 next to us. Noise was out of control and we couldn't even have a conversation. The host changed our table upon request. Waiter went through the specials so fast, when we asked him to repeat because of noise level, he was clearly annoyed. I had salmon carpaccio as an appetizer which was water logged and had no taste. I also had a chicken special with Italian sausage that had gristle in the chicken. My friend had veal milanese that was under a pile of arugula. Another friend had eggplant with which was overcooked and food was lukewarm. We don't mind paying these prices if food is good but will never go back again.

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m
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We arrived a tad early & we were seated immediately. We were greeted warmly and our server was friendly & efficient. They immediately brought fresh bread with lentils in oil for the bread to our table. We ordered off the restaurant week menu which was excellent value. We had the mozzarella appetizer, a chicken dish, salmon and chocolate almond cake which was served with ice cream. Everything was tasty.

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TT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

My chicken caccitore was fatty and chewy. My wife had the lobster and pasta. The pasta was so over cooked it was just one big ball of mush and was uneatable.
The atmosphere was nice but probably would not go back after two bad meals

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KD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent loved the place...the staff was outstanding I was on a first date and my date loved it. When I arrived I had flowers and the young lady hostess took the flowers to my table while I waited at the bar for my date...she was lovely - great place

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a
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place. Great food, service, atmosphere.
Celebrated my 28th wedding anniversary ...perfection! Our waiter Cameron was awesome and a great addition to the waitstaff, making fabulous recommendations from salads to desserts. Francesco, made the perfect wine selection to surprise my husband. He is tremendous!!!
Thanks to all!
So worth it!

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KL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Anniversary dinner. My daughter's food was late. It was pasta with lobster. Neither takes any time to speak of so she ate alone. It was fishy so she had to sendback and order something else which funny enough only took moments to come out. Wrong desserts were brought out. So again my poor daughter was left waiting. Ot would have been nice to celebrate TOGETHER.

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n
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service. Waiter knew menu and gave great advice.

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K
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Need to pay more attention and be more visible to customers. Always love the Orecchiette with Sausage dish but it was TOTALLY GREEN last night...visually unpleasant.

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TC
New England
57 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and exceptional service. It’s been a few years since our last visit and they nailed it again. Quality dining experience and attentive and friendly service. A little noisy as usual but overall great.

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L
New England
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New to EG, we followed the recommendations re La Masseria as EG's finest ... all true. Out of town guests [from Florida via Boston] met us for a memorable lunch where we were served like royalty. It felt like Over the Table/La Masseria opened for lunch just for us ... treated us as if the restaurant were full. MUCH APPRECIATED. Delicious food, attentive service. Will return often.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was sub-par.

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b
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The menu choice was exceelent. The wine choice was very extensive the first one I picked unfortunately they didn’t have. The second one I didn’t like at all so I just got a bottle of a California wine. I really wanted to try an Italian but the waiter was busy and quickly suggested the California wine. Also when making the reservations I noted it was our 31 st wedding anniversay and not even a happy anniversary.

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