La Masseria

4.6
4123 reviews
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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. 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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New England
111 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoy this restaurant when we are in the city. Great specials, quality meals, good value and attentive but not intrusive service. Give it a try.

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MX
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced, but a nice meal. Not as good as we'd hoped for, actually. Should've tried Patsy's.

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RF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Masseria is a great pre-theatre restaurant if you want some great pasta and service. Always terrific food!

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service and ver knowledgeable staff. Wonderful time.

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BM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here before, and made a point to come back. Incredible southern Italian food. Many choices besides pasta if you’re looking for something lighter.

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LI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Went there for lunch with friends from out of town. I had been there a number of times before for dinner and was very satisfied with the food and the service. This time, although the restaurant was fairly empty, the service was extremely poor. The waiter was not very attentive or remotely friendly. It made for an unpleasant experience. The food was fine but was but not as good as it had been in the past. On the way out the manager was sitting at the bar playing with his phone and barely took notice of our leaving and made some half hearted comment about how he hoped we enjoyed our meal. The overall experience was of disinterested. Everyone seemed bored. I doubt if I will be back.

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t
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great midtown spot.

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JR
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a surprise of great food, charming interior and efficient service. Desserts were excellent and dinner was superb. Will add to my list of must visit places.

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San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent pre-theatre location, La Masseria is an authentic Italian restaurant with good food (they really know what “al dente” means, and the stuffed mozzarella is excellent), good variety in the menu, a nice atmosphere that is comfortable for anything from business casual to semi formal, and attentive service.

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J
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Huge serving delicious rib eye.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Un restaurant italien qui propose des plats traditionnels pour un prix complètement prohibitif - à deux pas de Time square, on sait ce qu’on paie. Service expéditif - ici on est là pour rentabiliser le mètre carré. Le vin de Barolo servi au verre à 26$ imbuvable et amené dans une carafe ... ça sent bien l’attrape touriste. Dommage

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LM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only place to go after the theater! Food off the charts

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

always great food, we were among the first there today so we had our choice of tables and service and kitchen were till fresh. glad we went. We dine here 2 or 3 times a year as the food is superior

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CF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Before show for lunch this time everything great! Have also been for dinner before a night show even sitting at the bar works. Highly recommend

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f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently outstanding as is the service. Never disappoints! A true Italian restaurant!

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DR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, would definitely recommend to close friends.

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I would recommend but with the caveat that it's pricey and portions are small. Personally, I did not feel that it was anything special. I had the spaghetti with clam sauce and felt it was very average. The service was attentive and the ambiance was nice, but I felt it was pricey and not special enough for me to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Ambiance for after theatre dining.

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JK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very vibrant restaurant… bustling, convivial, and very accommodating. The entire staff goes out of their way to make one feel welcome. I think that’s a real gift. The wines at the bar and the bartender were all terrific. We enjoyed our meals very much. Several people had the daily specials and were extremely happy with them. They are very sensitive to the timing for getting to the theater so don’t be nervous. It’s not inexpensive, but it’s worth it for the quality of the food and the proximity to the theaters, especially the ones on W. 48th St.

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KL
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have already recommended & will go there again. Bright & clean...attentive staff...sea bass excellent. Pricey but worth it.

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j
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very small table upstairs for a large man and wife

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AC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My wife and I ordered a pasta dish to split as an appetizer. It was so salty, it was difficult to enjoy the otherwise good flavor. When we told our waiter he said sorry and that was it! Our veal dish was good but no more outstanding than other restaurants I have been in. For lunch our bill was $250.00 including the tip! We had 2 glasses of house wine which they charged $17 each. I will not go back.

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L
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate my son’s 19th birthday after a show.

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GL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The service was terrible. The waiter acted like it was painful to wait on us. He gave us list of specials then stopped by 2 more times to see if we were ready to order. He never asked what we wanted to drink and finally had to ask him for a glass of wine. I will not go back.

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HT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Simply delicious. Branzino is amazing. The vegetables are, too. Never disappointed.

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MM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem in the Times Square area. The food is amazing - house made pasta and mozzarella. Great ambiance and amazing service.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was pretty decent but overpriced. Service was very good. They know how to get the pre-theater crowd out the door fast.

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EF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get together

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good to eat at

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c
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Impeccable service and delicious food served beautifully. Highly recommend.

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Naples
26 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner-we always love your restaurant!!

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SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The dining experience at La Masseria was very disappointing. We waited about an hour for our dinner and when it finally came out, the wrong dish was served to my husband. Firstly, he asked for a dinner portion of an appetizer, but I believe the language barrier was an issue. Then he was served a completely wrong dish. It took me to get the attention of a Maitre "D to get the dish served. After dinner was finished, the server brought over the dessert menus. No compensation was offered until I asked for one. Dessert was served and was not charged. They also took the price of the appetizer off as well. I was extremely disappointed about this experience. It was an expensive dinner, small portions and no apologies.

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent theater district choice and beyond. While I've been twice to La Masseria and both times because of a Broadway show, it's an excellent choice for Italian food. Service is great--attentive and quick without feeling rushed.

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LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superiore !!! Al Di La Di. Superior. Beyond the Beyond.

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place in Manhattan! Joel is a fantastic waiter. He is enthusiastic, attentive and patient. (and quite busy). Food is fantastic. Love the ambience. Superb experience!

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CC
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From appetizers to desserts, the food at LaMasseria was outstanding. We were 5 people in my party and each person thoroughly enjoy what they ordered. Our waiter was very friendly, patient and very helpful. We were seeing a show after our meal and the waiter made sure we received our bill while we were eating dessert to ensure that we would be out on time. LaMasseria was excellent and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an authentic Italian meal!!

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AD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch midday so some results as far as noise and service may vary. Staff was professional and food was fantastic! I had the penne masseria and was one of the best Italian dishes I've ever eaten so I highly recommend the restaurant.

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at La Masseria is like eating in Italy.
And service is amazing

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RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food but prices are way too high and portions are a bit small...plate of pasta above 30 USD

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was referred by a friend, food was very good, service was great, would love to go back to try many other dishes. Loved the crisp bread sticks, even though I shouldn't have been eating them. Tried to pick foods that were on the healthier side do to a contest I am competing in. Enjoyed the grilled veggies appetizer and the main course of grilled shrimp over salad.

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