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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LP
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and the food was outstanding. We went before a show and the staff got us in and out promptly.

CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We come to La Masseria often when we visit New York. We enjoy the food--both variety and high quality-- and the ambience. However, this last time, it was really over-crowded. The staff was overworked and less attentive and the manouevering around tables to get to our own table was cumbersome. The conversation noise was also a real distraction. Like the restaurant a lot but disappointed in the experience this time.

PL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a treasure we found the other night! I wasn't expecting to have such a great experience. The service was delightful. The pasta was the best I've had this side of the Vatican.

Thanks for a wonderful experience.

BK
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the farmhouse ambiance. The waiter was charming and efficient. The entree was the best veal scallopine i ever ate. Just great all around.

CR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian in Times Square area for sure. Excellent food, excellent wine, excellent service.
Be sure to make a res as they book up quick!

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and the ambiance is great. The waiters and staff are fantastic. I always keep coming back.

DZ
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian food!

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A
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to the theatre afterwards

AS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

AS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went here with my son, for his 18th birthday. Everything was excellent: food, service, ambiance, except for one thing: when I booked our dinner, there was an option to add a comment or 'special request' so I did mention my son's birthday and ask if we can have a candle with the desert. It never came... I can't say it ruined the night since my boy is 18, but I did expect La Masseria to do something special for us.

LK
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only negative that I had was that the Host was a bit rude, we showed up by accident 30 minutes early and he seemed almost upset with us. The bar was full and he said, small bar you should be able to find something close, there is no room as you can see.

KD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Masseris never disappoints. The food, service and atmosphere are fantastic. Our go to restaurant whenever we go to NYC to see a play

SS
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very pleasant lunch with friends. Food was good.

MF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went after the theater since it seemed to be one of the few restaurants in the area where we could get reservations on Open Table for a late dinner. We were very pleasantly surprised. Food was delicious with very good variety of choices. Staff was friendly and provided excellent service. Our waiter, Guiseppi, made it a memorable experience. He was terrific.

GF
Denver
80 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, service, atmosphere all excellent! Highly recommend aye would go again. I’ll

BC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Ambiance was great and quantities where generous. My pasta was all clumped together. No way I could spin it. Maybe not enough oil? A few of the mussels in my seafood pasta dish tasted slightly funky although most of the seafood seemed ok. My friends fish was heavy and over seasoned.

c
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

High-end Italian. Food very good, albeit pricy. Home-made pasta was excellent.

AP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend. Pasta, seafood, Sunday gravy, and Tiramisu were outstanding. My guest thoroughly enjoyed the gnocci. My cocktail (Old Fashioned) was also very well crafted. The rigatoni was to die for. Very nice and prompt server.

s
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. The service was good, although the waiter seemed a bit non-plussed about issuing separate checks. (I was on an expense account; my wife was not.) Overall, a good dining experience.

VE
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff most pleasant and accommodating!

KH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, staff, food was amazing… Great experience for my 60th birthday

B
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleased with everything we experienced at Masseria. Four ladies who like to share and there was no problem. We had a delightful prosecco while we chose our meal, a special salad of burratta. It was plated for us , so lovely and it was really delish. We loved the fresh basil and the burratta was truly wonderful. We had grilled veggies and a special fresh fettuccini with porcini mushrooms and shrimp that we split for our entre and again superb. We love sharing especially before a show so we had just the right amount of food.
The service was impeccable. We really loved the ambiance. We will be back again.

NV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pour le 31 décembre un repas merveilleux et vraiment très bon dommage que nous n’avions pu su lors de la réservation qu’il y avait un dj après le 1er service nous aurions pris le second pour voir l’ambiance :D mais sinon on a adoré 🥰

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JK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely well located. We were a step away from 7th Avenue for New Years Eve. Excellent food, service was over the average. Very good price for New Years Eve. I will definitely come back.

OT
Baja California
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Comida deliciosa , ambiente y decoración buena . Me encantó .

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RM
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and decided to eat at the bar. Great decision as the bartender was very friendly, helpful with the menu and wine selection as well as her service. Food was some of the best Italian we have eaten and we are from Boston and are Italian.

DN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were a party of four, having dinner after a Broadway show. La Masseria was delightful. The restaurant was warm and inviting, and the food was delicious. We each started with a salad, and then shared pasta entrees to save room for dessert. A great idea because their desserts are amazing. La Masseria is a great find and I will definitely be back.

T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were disappointed in La Masseria. We arrived on time for a 4 p.m. dinner reservation after a show, and the restaurant was not crowded. We were seated at a nice table almost immediately, but that's when things started deteriorating. Someone dropped off a bread basket at 4:05 p.m. And then we waited. We signaled to one of the waitstaff that we'd like to order, he indicated that he heard us, and then...nothing. Probably four or five waitstaff were polishing wine glasses and silverware, but no one came over. We signaled again, he came over and apologized that it was taking so long, and then at 4:17 p.m., a waiter took our drink orders. When he returned, we decided that we had better order dinner, so we placed that order at about 4:25 p.m. Entrees arrived in about 10 minutes, which made us wonder about how much had been previously prepared and just sitting around. For entrees that averaged around $35 each, it was not a dining experience we'd like to have again.

J
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I was in Italy. Great ambiance. The restaurant tables were not on top of each other and being a party of two we were seated at a 4 person table. What a delight sitting at a larger table! The wine was delicious as was the gnocchi . Will definitely go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Great service.

DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every other Christmas Eve and it is always amazing. My daughter who is 6 like to order the “Home Made Pasta“ and she eats it all. The food is always mind blowing with such amazing flavor and consistency. The staff are always working hard, smiling, and always keeping us happy. The atmosphere is delightful feels really nice and cozy.
If you haven’t already tried this place it should be a must on your list.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! We celebrated our wedding anniversary and everything was absolutely perfect!!

G
Houston
160 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent
Great location
Very prepared Italian
Good wines and bar service
Efficient and very friendly wait staff
Good location in Theater District

AP
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Waiter was perfect and funny. Great Christmas week meal. Would go there again and again.

J
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upscale dining experience from antipasto to dessert.
Will dine here again in the future.

c
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After we attended a play close by, we came straight to this fantastic restaurant. Great service, outstanding food and beautifully decorated for Christmas! Will tell everyone how great this place is.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated Christmas with our son and his girlfriend. Great service, excellent suggestions on selections, terrific food.

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommended restaurant by friends, us 3 couples made reservations and where no disappointed. Wine and service 5 star as well as our dejection of veal / Ravioli and mussels.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Tables very close. Food and service was great.