La Masseria

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$31 to $50
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Italian

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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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KN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful homemade pasta with excellent service makes La Masseria my pre-theater choice for many years. The food and the atmosphere never disappoint!

GB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. The mixed seafood and the pastas were great!

MM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always outstanding and authentic. 1:30 reservation after Radio City and felt rushed

m
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food in a lovely brick town-house like setting. Many specials and a full, full restaurant, this place needs advance booking if you want a dinner here on Saturday night. The portions are large and the flavors very good.

KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service at La Masseria is excellent. In the heart of the theater district makes it a great place to have lunch before a matinee or dinner before an evening performance.

AM
New York Area
205 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for after-theater. The food is very good, the prices are not very high, the service is cheerful and speedy and the kitchen stays open late.

JG
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Service as usual! One of my favorite restaurants!

NY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little crowded layout. Food was delicious but portions were small for the price.

RT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job and service! Wonderful food!

CM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

we have eaten at the Florida restaurant, and this experience was meh in comparison

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & Service was amazing! We be back on our next trip to NYC.

DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and food! Catered to without being overwhelmed!

KP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Over priced and noisy. Threw food at us to get table turnover. Not a good experience, totally unlike Italian restaurant approach to enjoying dinner.

w
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fourth or fifth visit and it still presents great food, great wine and top-notch service. Location is a plus as well for after- or before theatre dining. There will be a sixth or seventh...

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was fabulous. Maitre D and bartender were stuffy. They served us quickly seeming to want to get rid of us. Wait staff talking amongst them selves and oblivious to customer needs. Pricey for the lack of class.

R
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

La Masseria is a must whenever we travel to NYC for theatre -- we've been there numerous times and will continue as the quality of the delicious farmhouse Italian food is always superb. The Italian wine selection is wonderful too with many regional varieties. I am convinced that I was Italian in another life, so La Masseria is my favorite restaurant in the theatre district for authentic southern Italian cuisine.

VP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food great and service was great. BEWARE of specials.
I was going to order black truffle pasta. Waiter brought over white truffle to show me and asked if I wanted that one. Not knowing I said which one is better and he said white. He didn’t specify price. It was a $100 gnocchi pasta dish. (The black would have been $29)
Guess I should’ve asked because I like black truffle just as much. Lesson learned. Ask for the price of specials.
My pasta came out to $4 per single gnocchi!

SU
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived early for our reservation and was accommodated immediately. La Masseria was charming. The service was outstanding and it may have been the best pasta we have ever had. Get the Rigatoni with Grandmothers Sunday Sauce. Outstanding!

B
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but delicious, friendly service. Strongly recommend.

HH
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love this restaurant and always return when we visit New York. The noise level is high as it is a very popular restaurant. The service and food are always excellent.

EE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here. They held our res, even though our show ran long. Wonderful late night dining - fantastic food.

C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good!

ER
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service in a warm and inviting space

CO
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ok but pricey for lunch.

BT
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre-theater restaurant. The staff are true pros!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian food experience in NY. 3 times I have visited NY and always come back to La Masseria, best in town!

JR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. A happy find in the theater district. Will definitely return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the most delicious food I’ve ever tasted! The service is second to none. A must any time I visit NYC.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance is amazing. I was up-sold on my gnocchi dish. I ordered the one from the menu originally at $30 and then was encouraged to try the special version of white truffle (in season) instead if the summer truffle (black truffle) on the menu. I did sure but the waiter didn’t disclose that this would turn my pasta into a $80 meal!

HG
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had great fried zucchini, enough to feed 2 or more. Food is basically good, but I think it is too pricey for lunch. We split the raviolis and we each got 4, with no meat, and the price is $22.50. Salads are pricely also. If two people went for lunch and each had a salad and an entrée and a glass of wine, the price would be over $100.

r
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was very nice for a celebration lunch

P
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous Italian food. We enjoyed a wonderful homemade minestrone soup and two pastas. The pasta is handmade and melts in your mouth. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. We found a wonderful Montepulcino Sangiovese/Merlot blend.

Caution: the restaurant is LOUD. We had planned a romantic dinner for two but were seated next to two large tables and could barely hear each other across the table.

The food is worth the trip! We will be back again soon.

C
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening. The place was packed. Service was good. Super food. Loved the orechetet.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was beyond call of duty.

ER
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George Manzio was very help full and very professional. The service we had from Giuseppe was outstanding.
We cant wait to return soon!!

EO
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

friendly waiters. food was in small quantity and over priced. Only two bathrooms and they were unisex ones. Very loud.

S
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food at La Masseria is good but not as good as remembered. Waiter was efficient but not interested in serving & listed the specials so quickly & did not understand our questions.
The restaurant was 60% empty but they seated another couple right next to us who spoke so loudly in a quiet restaurant that we had to ask them to please try & speak a little quieter.
Not enough clam flavor in pasta vongole, & less than 12 clams.

JD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want an authentic Italian experience with great service and wonderful ambiance, this is it. Thanks for a great meal.

CM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I am always very pleased with this restaurant! The food and wine list are very high quality.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Waiter was not attentive and forgot to bring out my first course.