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La Masseria

4.6
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4685 Reviews
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4685 people are saying
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MilesC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Saw our waiter maybe once other than when he took our order. They were not very conversational and often ignored us when we try to ask for help.

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PhillyBoy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Waiter said to us "The service is pretty bad here". Server attended to other tables around us and only came over when beckoned. Food was overpriced for simple Italian meals. Fish of the day was undercooked

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Nelson
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, food and presentation was incredible. Definitely would recommend to anybody craving an Italian dish in the area. Will be going back next time I am in the city!

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KimT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish- but what really impressed us was the staff. Outstanding.

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viphungry
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is my third repeat visit to La Masseria since outdoor dining opened. The food is consistently delicious and the service is knowledgeable and friendly.

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vipChefK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Masseria is superb. Normally can't easily get a reservation but with Broadway closed we were lucky enough to get in to a prime spot last minute! Always fantastic service, delicious food. The external seating looks great!

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NasrinE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Me and my boyfriend wasn’t really impressed with their service. I got the eggplant cake, tasted ok but it would fill you up like you had an unhealthy food. Tomato in Insalata Caprese was not good at all. My boyfriend ordered Scialateilli Alla Sciliana but he couldn’t even eat it because the fettuccini was so think and poor quality. I had the Orata del Mediterranaeo but the fish crusted in a very unhealthy way and the texture of fish was so poor . They should improve all the items I mentioned in their menu or they will lose their customers

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vipbb51
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific...food and service outstanding

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NasrinE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service. I will recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant. Excellent Selection. Love that they marked the Vegetarian items. Cute outdoor vibe. Awesome and friendly staff. Food and drinks were both wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Team was amazing, wonderful night out😍

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vipTK719
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most amazing dining experience at La Masseria. When I arrived, the host greeted me by name and made me feel so welcome. They have a lovely selection of outdoor tables, removed from the sidewalk. I started with the misticanza salad, which was generous in size and delicious. I then had the cavatelli with shrimp, which was amazing. And I finished with the apple crostina with ice cream, which was out of this world. The service was outstanding. One of the finest Italian eateries in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, the best service! Quality Italian food with perfect ambiance! And the best wait staff! Thanks for a great night! Love your outside patio!

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DonnaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The meals are always consistently delicious! Highly recommend!

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MichaelH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed my experience at La Masseria. Waiters were friendly and attentive. I had pasta and my date had fish and we both loved our food. Looking forward to when they can reopen for indoor dining. Will definitely come back again.

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vipcolumbusgirl
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely meal on the patio of La Masseria! The food delicious as always. The service top notch!
Their set up on the 'patio' is quite nice.
It is a quiet street due to Broadway being closed at the moment so you do not have people passing by close to your table etc.
The patio is also 'deep' so you have plenty of room to enjoy your meal unlike so many other places where they must set up on a crowded sidewalk or in the street with lots of noise and people.

I highly recommend!

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vipCLML
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, service and ambience were outstanding!

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vipPumpkin
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was all very good, BUT the sautéed broccoli and garlic was outstanding . . . possibly the best I've ever had at a restaurant. My dining partner started rolling his eyes because I was apparently enthusing to the excess. For the broccoli alone I would recommend La Masseria.

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SusanM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always loved La Masseria, it is our go-to for pre/post theater dining. Even though there is no theater right now, it is still on the top of my list. While I do miss the bar, it was nice to be back and enjoy the food and lovely service. Always a favorite and they are doing a great job serving al fresco!

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StevenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor service in very nice setting with cover over most of the tables.
Food was really good, but the service was attentive and we felt very welcome.

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viphungry
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been to La Masseria before, in normal times for pre-theater dinner. In past, we were always rushed and didn't truly appreciate it. Now, enjoying a leisurely outdoor dinner in a safely spaced, peaceful outdoor spot, we realized that the food is excellent. The pasta con vongole and the branzino were cooked to perfection. The salad was fresh with the right amount of dressing. The service was attentive and friendly. A lovely wine list. What a treat! I would recommend taking advantage of this "quiet" time in NYC to visit La Masseria and enjoy all that it has to offer.

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vipTaraKo
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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Brenna
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food very good...service was spotty. Couldn’t find waiters

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We popped in for a quick lunch and were very pleasantly surprised. We ended up ordering an appetizer, champagne and pasta. We lingered and visited. It was fantastic! Delicious food and great ambiance. We will definitely go back.

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vipSuchablondeintexas
San Antonio
39 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We ate here last year on our Spring Break trip and it was amazing! This year, however, was beyond disappointing. The gnocchi was truffle based instead of tomato based which gave it a bitter taste and the caprese salad was also changed...not for the better. My husband’s pasta was dry. Too many good restaurants in NYC to go here again.

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vipJoanD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very authentic Italian. Wait staff knowledgeable and helpful. The fact that they spoke Italian as well made me feel back at home in Italy.

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johnF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu, excellent food and dedicated service conveniently located near theatre district

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SharonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner with terrific service. We were late due to our show running longer than expected, and it was no problem. Have been here before and will return!

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viplallvla
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s birthday....wonderful lunch and they were very, very good about the many food allergies she has. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipGlaydon
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was good, but a little bit pricey for what you get.

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vipladyl
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is fantastic. Great service,professional but unobtrusive. The food was beyond wonderful. The salad was perfectly dresses with fresh ingredients. The pasta was lighter than air and so delicious this may be my new fave place. Alas the desserts looked wonderful but we had theatre tickets and could not try any. I will be back tho' for all these reasons.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic southern Italian food....great service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good restaurant but overpriced and that pasta overcooked

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great, especially the homemade pasta and daily specials.

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RafaelG
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excelent for a romantic dinner, this is a superv italian alternative in NYC

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ArthurL
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant ..... Not my first time dining at there. I love it.

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vipThaxter
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a terrific experience. Great food and attentive service. If you can, go between 7:30 and 9:30 while everyone else is at the theater. It turns into a quiet neighborhood gem

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LeslieL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Extremely efficient service. As per our request, both the salad and main course plates were divided between 2 of us in the kitchen- more than enough food (and very tasty). A little noisy, but a good experience overall.

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vipSusanD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I highly recommend this fabulous restaurant! We went pre-theatre and absolutely loved everything about our dining experience.
The buratta appetizer was sufficient to share between 4 people & we also had the carpaccio. The rib eye steaks were done to perfection and the vegetarian in our group had the prawns. Also amazing.
P.S. I also recommend the play we saw which was right across the street - Diana. David Bryan (Bon Jovi key board player and song writer for the musical Diana, wAs at the table next yo us with his family and friends for the opening night of previews)

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LINDA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Wait staff was well versed and extremely accommodating in explaining the specials. Our experience was outstanding. We were served lunch and not rushed out. We had plenty of time to make our 2:00 play perform Highly recommend this lovely place and will be back soon

FAQs

La Masseria does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

La Masseria is rated 4.6 stars by 4685 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.