About La Masseria

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.

235 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Tuesday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 582-2111

Website:
http://www.lamasserianyc.com/

Public Transit:
N, R & W trains to 49th Street and E and 1 train to 50th Street.

Executive Chef:
Giuseppe Coladonato

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Masseria Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (109)
Authentic (73)
Special Occasion (70)
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Good for a Date (65)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Romantic (48)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Business Meals (43)
Notable Wine List (42)
Great for Lunch (41)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Casual (33)
Cozy (32)
Good for Groups (31)
Comfort Food (29)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Hot Spot (16)
Fun (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
People Watching (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Healthy (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Food continues to be excellent fresh italian food.The food is consistently great every time I have eaten here.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

Can't say enough about this wonderful dining treasure.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined 5 days ago

Good and excellent

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

If you don’t mind being ignored by all the men running this restaurant from the moment you walk in the door to how they take your order until they take you credit card... then you will love this place! Food was good but it was poor service. I️ travel extensively for business and pleasure and never experienced this level of ignoring the customer before. When the hostess walked us to our table a sr server was blocking the way. The server moved when the hostess tapped his shoulder. It was not crowded and when I️ followed he did not move. I️ had to tap his shoulder twice to get him to move. Our server took our order and started to enter it in to the order system with out taking our beverage order or starters. I️ had to raise my voice and ask for the items over to him at the system screen. Food was fine and time to get food from the kitchen was terrific. It appeared on a Tuesday night the staff was more interested in what other staff was doing rather than what the client wanted. This was true w the managers at the front stand when we entered. They were so busy talking to one another on a topic and they did not greet us and 5 min later a hostess greeted us w an apology. If they can fix this culture problem they will do well. If they continue the food can’t carry them to on going success.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome food and amazing service. Joel is outstanding!

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·Dined 6 days ago

First visit to New York so I brought my wife for a nice dinner and we were both very pleased. The staff was very nice and helpful. Food was outstanding and we would love to come back when we return to New York.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This was our second time dining here- and again it was wonderful! We were hosting out of town family. We had a big round table- everyone could be part of the conversation. The service and food were great!! Will recommend this gem to everyone

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent service. Food was delicious. Would recommend this restaurant to a friend. Great restaurant. The wine list is excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Noise level rating is "Energetic" - I'd call it exhausting. Food was good. Nothing particularly was a stand out. Service was attentive.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love this restaurant!! Food is beyond delicious and service impeccable.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food and service are amazing. Noise level can get high. Reservation is a must

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Pre theatre. Very nice server. All staff on point. Ravioli just ok. House salad good balsamic dressing. Tiramisu was good.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

La Masseria was recommended by two College friends - who know I love great food and wine. For our anniversary dinner, it was a perfect choice— the restaurant was wonderful, the food delicious, and the service outstanding!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Was on a special weekend trip to New York City from Texas with friends. This place was recommended to us by a friend who travels to NYC frequently and told us it was well-located and great ambiance and Italian food. We found it to be wonderful cuisine, good wine and knowledgeable waitstaff!! Definitely a great restaurant. Will recommend to friends!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Waiter hard to understand. Too loud. Tables way too close together.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I've been to their other restaurant on 9th and really enjoyed it.
My main complaint was that the waiters kept wanting to clear the table before people were finished. They took away the plate of one guest when it was clear that two others were not even half finished. It wasn't that they needed the table as there were other open tables. In the meantime, the waiters had to be asked to refill water glasses.
The food was good and ambiance was fine.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The guy at the reception who worked in the evening on 5 November looked polite but in reality was arrogant. He just pointed out the stack of the restaurant card when I asked one.
The "home made" pasta came stuck all together like dumplings.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were celebrating my wife's birthday and they did a wonderful job. the restaurant has a very good choice of appetizers and the main course is exceptional even though you will not think so by reviewing the menu. The waiter will have a great list of choices in addition to the menu. the service was of the highest quality and not just from the waiter but all of the service people. Would highly recommend this restaurant and I was pleased it was no more expensive than lesser restaurants in Austin, Texas.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our service was prompt and unobtrusive, our wine selection was excellent, food was tasty. I would have preferred a substitute of a small serving of pasta instead of vegetables, but this was only available at additional cost.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious dinner with very gracious service following an evening out with a Broadway show. Excellent location and ambiance. Food was very good and our bottle of wine was very reasonable. Enjoyment all around. Will definitely go back and we were from out of town....wanted to try someplace new in the theater district and were not disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The waiters seemed prejudice and catered to my Caucasian friend!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The burrata cheese appetizer was out of this world good. Very attentive service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food is great. Waiter was a bit slow, but restaurant was packed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious food, excellent service right in heart of theater district. Have eaten there many times and am never disappointed.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent pre and post theatre restaurant. Never had. Bad meal here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great Cocktails, 6 star food, just the best!! Book early. This is a favorite for theater goers and very difficult to book before 8pm.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food presentation was average. Fish was served with mashed potatoes and grilled fennel, all beige. Not very appealing to the eye! The pasta with bolognese sauce was very good. We could have shared that but were discouraged from doing so when the waiter said it was too small to share. Prices were expensive considering the quality of the food and presentation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great place for pre or post theater or any occasion at all. Wonderful atmosphere, food and service. You will be happy you went to La Masseria.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Loved everything from the decor to the food. The wait staff was great. Pricing was very fair. The place can get a bit noisy because of the high ceilings, but not too bad. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Awesome food with great service. Not your typical red sauce American italian restaurant.
Reservations for sure.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was excellent! Location is perfect to Broadway theatres either after or before the show. Cute and modern and clean. The wait staff was attentive and good.
BUT I had a huge issue with the manager on duty on the night of Saturday, 10/28.
I asked for a couple of specific tables- that were empty, but he refused to seat my partner and I........ saying that they were 4-top tables only.
I could have understood that, BUT my reservation was at 10:45 pm and there were not that many additional customers coming in since they close at 12.
In addition- it gets worse- there were 4 or 5 other 4-top tables ALL with only two people dining at these tables....AND they even sat another party of 2 at one of these table as well- AFTER we were seated at our very small table for two in the back.
I am VERY unhappy about the SELECTIVE way patrons are seated- despite their request and reservations many days in advance. It was highly offensive!!
So be warned.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great restaurant. Authentic italian food. Nice atmosphere. Attentive waiters.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The risotto was divine as was the wine - the "primary waiter" did not introduce himself, was rude at times, did not make eye contact with anyone in our party and seemed annoyed about being there. For 500 hundred dollars you'd like your waiter to check back with you. Needs a refresher in customer service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fantastic service, delicious food and great dining experience. Highly recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

My wife and I were visiting NYC for her birthday celebration and chose La Masseria restaurant based on the reviews previously given on the internet. The ratings were correct and this restaurant was outstanding in its food, service, ambiance and we both loved it. Would come back again and would recommend to our friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was delicious! Nice atmosphere. Staff were friendly and attentive.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Really excellent traditional Italian food. So many appealing entrees it was difficult to choose. Only downside was a conspicuous absence of female waitstaff. That kind of "tradition" they can do without.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Delicious food and attentive service. Thankyou. Three ladies from New Jersey, Connecticut, and North Carolina met for lunch. Bravissimo

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very good food (lunch), nice atmosphere and very pleasant staff. I would like to return and see what their dinners are like. Despite being extremely crowded, the waiters and other staff were very pleasant and accommodating. Nice place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The house salad is delicious; the veal special was incredible, as we're the cheesecake and tiramisu. Attentive, knowledgeable staff provide outstanding service.

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