La Masseria

4.7
4809 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 4809 people are saying
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Jeanwashere
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was very tentative and knowledgeable but most of all friendly
Food was delicious

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SaraM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from start to finish. Loved the food!

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KrisH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection! Felt great to dine pre-theatre again. Service was paced well, with our waiter keeping in mind that we had a show to catch at 8pm. Food was incredible, wine list impressive. What a joy to have dinner and a show happen again!

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MichaelS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good. The service was excellent. The grilled branzino was perfectly prepared. The salads and pastas were very good, as was the grilled octopus. The carpaccio was fresh and tasty. The fritto misto was just average because the shrimp was overcooked and the calamari not as cripsy as they should have been. The side dish of broccoli rabe was delicious, but a little overpriced at $15.50.

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CarlaP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and lovely service. Glad to be back on Broadway and in NYC to dine!

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vipalso
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside always good the chicken parm was excellent

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KseniaV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, nice atmosphere. The staff is very welcoming and attentive.

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kp923
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good and their presentations were lovely.
They cater to the theater district and perhaps become less attentive to customers because they might not see them again. They might rethink this approach.
We were not told the restaurant begins serving at 5:00pm. We had 4:30 reservations and assumed we would be able to have our meal begin. Many uncomfortable moments for that half hour wait where we were seated, but ignored.
Perhaps we will give this restaurant another try now that we know their rules.

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vipJudy
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal and wine very much. Service was very good as well. Will come back

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beaker732
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous wines, delicious appetizers and superb entrees! The seafood misto del mare had shrimp, calamari and scallops…very light and crispy, with no oily taste. The penne mazzeria was incredibly rich, with creamy sauce and bacon. Our annual theatre trip to NYC means another sumptuous cuisine at Mazzeria!

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ThomasS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Masseria is always a pleasurable experience from A-Z. One of our Theatre District go to spots!

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vipLboller
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overall experience was okay-food was tasty. When asked about outdoor dining, the manager attempted to explain a weird booking process-beyond simply using open table to secure reservation. Come across a little rude-And I am local to the area. However, our sever was the best and made up for it. He was pleasant and very funny.

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vipcabuco
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Una terrible decepción, se anuncian muchos platillos con Mozarella y Búfalo y NO hay nada de lo anunciado, cuando pedí me sirvieron un pedazo de queso Panela!!!

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NancyP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I had a wonderful dinner last night at La Masseria. The waiter recommended a wine that we loved and we were very happy with our meals as well. We had an after dinner drink at the bar and had a very nice conversation with the bartender. We have both eaten here before and it never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, wine were all outstanding. Wine was a little pricey, but every was excellent. Will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Great decor and super quick if going before a show. They also have the best espresso martini

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vipRonaldS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Tasteless salad, dry pasta, inattentive service. Convenient location.

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Mad1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very attentive service. Vax check for indoor dining provides nice add’l safety measure against COVID. Tables with diners more than adequately distanced too.

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vipAnthonyCT
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's like they never missed a beat. We were very happy to come back to this restaurant after a long shut down. The food was great. The service superb. All in all, a wonderful night.

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vipMikeH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I’m from LA. I’ve been going to this restaurant every time that I travel to NYC over seven years. The food continues to be outstanding but the service wasn’t good on this trip. We felt pressure to get out quickly, and the waiter wasn’t very attentive. And with Covid, the paper menus were very dirty. We were there on 9/12/21. It was a sad day for us given our past experiences.

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LynnS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The classic Italian food was excellent. Well cooked, flavored and seasoned. Really enjoyed the meal.

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MM01
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Solid option for midtown, especially before a show. A bit pricier though.

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HayleyA
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a nice place for dinner before a show and La Masseria did not disappoint! The meatballs were delicious and screamed "home made" and the Ravioli was nice and light but so good I practically licked the plate clean. The atmosphere was wonderful and the staff attentive.

Get the tiramisu! Best I've ever had!!

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vipAlanaS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our experience at LA Messaria! The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We had tickets to a show next door and they were so helpful in getting us served in time to make our show.

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vipPeterA
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and one of my favorite Italian restaurants in New York!!

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RichardD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Masseria was a terrific find in the Times Square area! We let the staff know that we were headed to an 8:00pm show and they paced the dinner nicely and left plenty of time to get to the theatre. Nice, quiet setting; excellent and professional service staff; and absolutely outstanding food and drink from a kitchen and bar that clearly knows what they are doing. We began with some well-recommended cocktails and wine selections from a reasonably priced drink menu and wine list. The service staff was able to describe dishes in detail and make recommendations from both the specials and regular menu; and all the recommendations were excellent. We shared a simple frisee salad with crisped bacon and freshly grated aged parmesan that was among the best we've had in awhile. Pastas seem to be routinely well done, with a deft hand at balancing flavors and sauces. The Risotto special with lump crab and tomatoes was very well done, as was the anglanotti filled with veal and cheese. Flavors were beautifully balanced in a light reduction sauce. In looking around the room, all of the dishes coming out looked very nice and folks seemed to be enjoying them. Only slight downside (while remembering we were in Times Square) was the price of some of the salads and appetizers running into the mid-$20 range. That said, we would pay it again for this level of quality and will plan a return visit next time we are in the city.

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Mary
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great stop when seeing a nearby show. Food was delicious , drinks wonderful and Ronald our server excellent.

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PhilipW
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb cuisine and attentive informed staff. Best fettuccine with mushrooms and truffles we have EVER eaten. We will return.

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JeffS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Added this to our list of places to eat for our NYC trips.

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vipCOOL
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The next time I'm in New tork I will be eating at La Masseria! The food and service were excellent!!

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JudyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful, outstanding restaurant, would highly recommend!

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MarshMarshMarsh
SW Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The food (both had pasta) was very good - but not outrageously good. The server and kitchen were very accommodating with the appetizer and salad - splitting the serving in two so we could share.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre Broadway dining ( Bruce) . Definitely a wonderful experience and we will return next time in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot!

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vipJudySTL
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our restaurant of choice before a Broadway show, but we’d come here just for the dining alone, too

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vipLindaB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to this restaurant!!! Food is always delicious…wine selection excellent and service is impeccable!

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vipsunnyintucson
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited La Masseria prior to going to a Broadway show. The food was delicious and the service was great. The ambiance was cozy and welcoming. It is helpful to also have outdoor dining. We will definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was very surprised by the quality. I don’t expect much from restaurants in and around Times Square. But, this came recommended from front of house staff further uptown. Will return.

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Gerry
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual excellent food, excellent service and great ambiance. Arrived really early before a Bruce concert and was seated promptly and requested a leisurely pace for dinner. Perfect pace from our waiter Ronald who did an excellent job. Will always head to La Masseria when going to the city.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had an AMAZING experience here. Impeccable service with delicious food. We requested the specials for the evening and were not disappointed. When we are in New York we will definitely try there again.

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You can order delivery directly from La Masseria using the Order Online button. La Masseria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 582-2111.

La Masseria is rated 4.7 stars by 4809 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.