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La Masseria

4.6
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4663 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 4663 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
38 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
120 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
2 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
109 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
40 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
9 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

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LisaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service!

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vipJMichael53
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did a post-theater dinner, arriving at 10:45 PM. It was a great experience for me and my guest. The servings were generous and absolutely delicious. We split the carpaccio and two pastas, with each of our plates having both pastas presented beautifully. The service was “standout” outstanding. I appreciated the fact that we were not rushed, even given the late hour. La Masseria is a gem!

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vipDawnZ
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food. Lightest, fluffiest gnocchi I’ve ever had.

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CliffT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always enjoyed the food, the service, and the ambiance at La Masseria. Service is outstanding, and the value extended at this fine restaurant is excellent for a fine dining experience in the theatre district. We recommend La Masseria to all friends!

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vipletotherscook
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a late dinner here, post-theatre. I'd been wanting to try the restaurant for some time and happy I finally made it there. The place is beautiful -- a rustic warmth, great lighting and flora -- particularly lovely on a coldish winter night. The service was very attentive and professional and the food was uniformly excellent. I had a fantastic salad with beans and goat cheese and pasta bolognese. He had the fried zucchini and what he said was one of the best veal chops he'd ever had. The portions are actually fairly large. I would definitely share an appetizer next time. We also shared a excellent dessert -- apple tart with ice cream and raspberry sauce. The restaurant is pricey, but no more so than other midtown places of this calibre. And they pour a reasonably sized glass of wine, which is more than many other high-end restaurants do. We will definitely add this to our go-to list for the future.

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Jenn
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant does an excellent job on positioning the tables so you are not sitting side by side next to another party. The gnocchi was delicious and light. The service was excellent ! Will definitely go back.

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RobertS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I had a few issues, overall if you in a hurry to catch a Broadway play, this place will get you out ASAP. I arrived a little early for my reso on Monday night ( theaters are closed) and had a drink with my party, only to be asked to pay the bill rather than move it to the table ( pet peeve), then we were told we had to order out appetizer with dinner at the same time ? Only after I insisted as we had not looked at the menu did the waiter relent and take the app order. Food was great and arrived promptly but no dessert or coffee was offered.

For Italian in NYC, there are many choices. Unless your going to a show nearby, you could do better.

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vipJohnNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, and the presentation is wonderful. I thought the service, all of it from the hostess to the wait staff to the bartenders to the servers, was exceptional. I left a big tip because they deserved it!

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JGMMCM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone.

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vipLynne
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always; food delicious, service superb, consistently good in all ways.

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DeborahR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service fabulous!
Very convenient location to theaters and Time Square.
The Salmon was the best I have ever had and my friends loved their pasta dishes.

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vipExcellent
New England
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar with Valentina. She is a delight. Food was excellent.

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BrianH
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I have been to La Masseria several times when I visit NYC. We were seated upon arrival and the service was prompt. Our meal was very good.

I would definitely go back!

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Momdog1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We completely enjoyed our dining experience. The meals were all excellent and the service superb. The waitstaff was attentive and unobtrusive. We spent a longer than normal time and did not feel pressured to finish. This was our third visit and was as outstanding as the first 2 times. We will definitely rerun when we visit NY.

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vipBrizo
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Seemed a little disconnected. Staff was often bunched up chatting. Just not a locked in really good restaurant experience.

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DorothyH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites! Great place to go on a date or with a group. The grouper special was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They told us we didn’t have reservations after a show.

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LouisG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service, very good food! Had a late meal after a play.

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Cheers2Mahoney
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Our table was perfect, our waiter was attentive and the food was fabulous. Great wine list.

BD
vipBoDave
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a tight schedule and the staff worked with us to meet our timetable.

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TimR
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable...great food and service!

DC
DanielC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. I will be going back soon and will recommend it to friends.

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