La Masseria

4.6
4070 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 York Area
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat upstairs in a quiet area overlooking downstairs. Food and service was excellent. Excellent sized servings for very good prices. My wife and myself have been there twice and would go again.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere and good service. Food was very good.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Very over priced for what you got.
Sunday sauce- dry mini meatballs with one piece of tiny sausage and short ribs that were non existent. The price- $32.50, should be embarrassed charging this for a bowl of “ok” pasta
Also had a salad for $18.50- no meat, basically just greens and dressing.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the perfect place for a romantic dinner.
Great food and drink, excellent service by all staff.
We will be back. My husband is planning on taking clients there next time he’s in NYC.

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

I LOVE this place. Great food, reliable service.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and service. Not a long wait. We had reservations. Nice table along wall.

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent food and service!! I love aall of their locations. I esspecially like the theater district site because of the decor an atmosphere.
Only suggestion...play Italian music not modern music with a loud back beat. Complete the amazing food and service with beautiful music.

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GA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and we couldn't have been more thankful. The restaurant was full of people enjoying themselves and the food. Our wait staff were helpful and knowledgeable. The food was exceptional. My husband is a muscles fanatic and just loved his appetizer (and it was huge). We truly had a memorable evening and would definitely go back.

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e
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Slow service food was average at nest overpriced even for NYC

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PT
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An absolutely wonderful restaurant that is amazingly consistent. We no longer live in New York City but return almost every time we visit because we can count on a great meal!
The only thing that is bothersome is the noise. It is always full and consequently, always noisy.

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KD
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did a great job accommodating us before a show on Broadway.

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PA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and excellent service always makes for a great evening out!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good food but heavy on the salt
Ravioli were not edible due to saltiness
Too loud as well

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g
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding, the waiter team was attentive and professional throughout entire meal. Great wine list and fresh pasta. The burrata appetizer was some of the lightest and best we've had, and the tomatoes were very flavorful for this time of year. The bronzino was well prepared and delicious.

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e
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wine selection was vast and priced accordingly. Dinner was wonderful. Veal chop was perfect.

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G
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I thought the food was just okay and it was very expensive. Our waiter was a bit snippy as well.

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EH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have come here for both dinner and lunch and both were superb. The pasta is amazing, the scallops and clams were delicious. Our favorite food to suggest to anyone is the fried zucchini, it is enough to share and the best I have ever had! They sang and celebrated my husband's birthday with us. They are accommodating to kids too. All around an amazing place!

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SU
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Masseria salad was plentiful and varied. Wines by the glass were priced appropriately and good. IT s hard to find a good glass of wine for $13. The pasta with eggplant and mozzarella was delicious. The fried zucchini was perfect. The tartufo dessert was wonderful. We loved this restaurant. The staff is gracious and we always look forward to our meal. Its is our go to restaurant in the theater district.

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was inedible. I had the linguine with tomato and lobster. It was too salty. One small piece of lobster the size of a quarter. I had three bites and couldn't finish the rest. The waiter didn't come by to check. The bus boy cleared the dishes before I could get the attention of waiter. It was the worst dining experience I had in NYC.

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CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely after theater dinner spot. Service attentive without being intrusive.

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GL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I had been here, previously, Food was adequate. Not need to dine here, again.

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Was very pleased with this restaurant and will be going again.

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M
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine and service.

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PJ
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely penne dish with bacon and smoked mozzarella and a frutti di mare with faro and white beans. We will definitely be coming back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the fourth time I’ve dine here. Wonderful never disappoints!!!!!

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G
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Italian restaurant!!

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MJ
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal meal as always!

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to dinner with our friends from Milan. They really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. We had a delicious dinner and spent a lot of time at the table without any sense we were staying too long. This was our second visit and we liked it as much as the first time,. We will be back!

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A
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! We were in the city for a show and they made sure the food came out in time for us to make it. Would definitely recommend

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The chicken with leeks dish was overdone and flavorless.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I went to La Masseria on the back off the recommendations on open table. Good food, good service all round a good night. If I ever return to New York I will be visiting again!

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WF
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really cozy atmosphere, perfect on a chilly evening. Restaurant was bustling on a Tuesday night. I met a work colleague and we both ordered basic salad and pasta/eggplant/mozzarella dish. We enjoyed our meals, but setting was star of show. Service was very timely. We could’ve been asked about refills on our drinks, but they probably were less interested since we were not having wine/cocktails. Would recommend to others staying in the area.

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down Best Italian food in the neighborhood!
Great staff and service eager to serve you. Overall great experience, definitely coming back.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was very nice. Would have preferred a little more time between courses but all in all it was a wonderful meal.

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a
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining, excellent service ! A get together with a family member and as we wanted to take our time, the staff was terrific and did not rush us at all! I have dined many times at La Masseria and highly recommend this restaurant!

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LA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A perfect Italian Resaturant. For me the best in NYC.

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JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb shank cooked to perfect. Rabbit was truly outstanding. Fell off the bone and the sauce tasted incredible. Still my favorite restaurant in NYC.

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently superb food with A++ service. La Masseria has been our "go to" theater district restaurant for over a decade and we have never been disappointed!!

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L
Philadelphia
148 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone loved the seafood and pasta that we ordered. Great location in the theatre district in NYC.
Highly recommended.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Are at La Massaria on Sat evening. Large group. Had a nice meal in the rear of restaurant. Derive was great right up until dessert. 30
Minutes to get 3 pieces of pie seemed very excessive.

Other than that, it was a very nice experience. Food was very good and our waiter Joel was excellent.

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