We arrived a bit early to be told they could not find our reservation. We booked through Open Table AND received a confirmation call the day before our reservation. They were able to seat us however I would have expected a more pleasant attitude and not been made to feel as if they were accommodating us. Once seated the experience improved immeasurably. The staff and food were fantastic. The sommelier had excellent advice. I would absolutely recommend dinner here.
Food, wine and service were amazing. One of the best pizzas ever, black truffle. Only disappointment was the salmon tartare, it said it had capers and pickles. Had neither it was edible and we were seeing a show so we didn’t complain, but either they were out of ingredients or...
Service was outstanding. Great food and lots of menu options.
Excellent food and service. The wine list was quite extensive. We will definitely be back
Always excellent food and wines to match. One of our top Italian restaurants in the City.
The food is excellent, distinct preparations, and for NYC, not too expensive for the quality. The wine list is exceptional. Waiter is always knowledgeable and friendly. We go back every trip to NYC. Very convenient to Lincoln Ctr, Carnegie Hall, etc.
Food was amazing.
Authentic Italian with great service and ambiance.
Fantastic food. Exquisite service. One of our top five dining experiences in Manhattan.
La Masseria dei Vini is an authentic Italian restaurant. The quality is excellent! It is very difficult to find real Italian food in New York. I recommend it!
The food at this restaurant is above and beyond most Italian restaurants in NYC . if you are a lover of "coniglio" you will find it to be amazing. Pastas are excellent and the "crudi" is fresh and always good. I would highly recommend this place to anyone that is a fan of Italian cuisine.
Went here with family on a Saturday night before a show. Food was outstanding and the service was very conscientious. Would definitely recommend. Daily specials we ordered turned out to be the best dishes.
The food was absolutely amazing.I ate there twice in one week.
Veal Milanese didn't have any taste at all, 2 pasta's where nice and fresh. Staff is a mix of some people with quite some experience but too many younger guys without experience, not professional. Food came to the table very (too!) quickly . Desserts were also served in a few minutes. A hot apple dessert in a few minutes? No taste, too hot and I assume heated up by a microwave...
We're very happy this restaurant moved into our neighborhood.
I've been to Masseria dei Vini twice in recent months and it's consistently excellent in terms of food and service. This most recent time we were a party of six and five of the group had their huge shrimp and I had the salmon. We all cleaned our plates. The service is attentive and friendly and they have a good wine list. It is noisy, but what Manhattan restaurant isn't. All that said, we had one small hiccup that will not stop our returning but was a bit disappointing. One of our party asked if the chef could do the shrimp scampi style, and we were told that was fine (with no mention of an up-charge). One of our party who is avoiding carbs asked if they could do the scampi over vegetables instead of pasta; he has that often in lots of restaurants around the city. Here, however, for reasons that weren't really clear, they wouldn't accommodate him. We surmised it was a fussy chef who didn't like to adjust dishes, although obviously no one said that. We even spoke to the manager who was polite and sympathetic but couldn't influence the situation. So our friend got the pasta. Anyway, the food was top-notch as noted and we agreed we'd likely return, but we were also surprised to find an $7 dollar up-charge for the three scampi dishes (normally they serve the shrimp with salad). Not a big deal given their price point of course but they hadn't mentioned it and you would not normally think pasta (inexpensive as that is) would warrant an up-charge, especially over high-end salad fixings.
Awesome as usual
We were on spring break and wanted to do something special with our girls. We found Masseria
dei Vini on yelp. It had great reviews so we tried it. We had a great meal with outstanding desserts. Masseria dei Vini will be on a list the next time we are in New York.
This is our 3rd or 4th visit to Masseria dei Vini and it has been consistently great. Wonderful service, setting, and most importantly, food. Two people in our party had the pasta with lobster special. It was delicious and the lobster was perfectly prepared. The waitstaff is professional, warm, efficient, and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant. It has become our go to before and after concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Everyone we have brought there feels the same way.
Excellent personal service. Good us very good;generous portions; well served. Service staff well trained and personable b
Great place, good food, great ambiance, terrific service, very authentic Italian
I know the restaurant and have always enjoyed it. This time, however, the waiter (Santiago) who provided excellent service came back to question my tip,which he found too low (about 12 percent). My practice is to moderate the gratuity when a major portion of the bill is alcohol (in our case wine). «You must have made a mistake, » he told me « Did my service displease you? » he asked. I said no. But his challenge infuriated me and spoiled the evening.
Very good restaurant, food is excellent and we will go back. We found our waiter a bit too "in your face" under the guise of high service. We would have preferred a more relaxed approach.
Delicious cuisine! Very authentic Southern Italian style. Highly recommended for seafood lovers. Our server was also very polite and attentive, and I wish I could give him a 6-star. Wonderful experience in general, and I’ll definitely come back.
Absolutely delicious! It was a special birthday. We asked the waiter to choose our meal and it was perfect! The seafood pasta was dele table!
Staff is very humble and respectful. Food is always perfect and service is professional.
amazing food, good service, nice upscale room. best Italian food in midtown.
Our waiter Andrea and his team outstanding service made our experience better than any 5 star hotel or 3 michelin restaurant.
Food was as in Italy’s best restaurants, simple but heavenly.
My best experience in any restaurant in NYC after traveling here for the last 15 years.
Dont miss the opportunity to dine here and ask for Andrea!
Picked it for a birthday dinner (for 7 people) since it is just a few blocks from our apartment and had good reviews on open table. They had a table ready for us when we arrived. It was at the back of the restaurant, but we appreciated that it felt quiet and private for our group. The ambience of the restaurant is very nice with the chic glass wine wall, white table clothes and low lighting. I had read that it was a bit loud in the restaurant, but perhaps because we were seated toward the back, we had no problem holding normal conversation. Service was very attentive, but not annoyingly so. Nice bread basket with several different selections was placed on the table (but no olive oil or butter). I had the frisee and parmesan salad for an appetizer which I really enjoyed. It was fairly simple - frisee lettuce, parmesan and bacon as it states...I thought the dressing was very good and it wasn't over dressed. And the bacon was thick cut and lean. My husband had the meatballs appetizer and liked his choice too. For dinner I had the fettuccine bolognese. Good size serving, but it was a little on the bland side. Other orders in our group were salmon, liver and onions and my children both ordered pizza. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Prices are on a bit on the high side, particularly for the pizza and pasta dishes (even for NYC), but we felt it was a pleasant dining experience and not just a quick meal, and so the extra cost was worth it for us for a special occasion. When we left my husband said he thought it was an excellent choice for his birthday dinner and thought we'd definitely be going back there. I would agree.
Food and service excellent as always.
Andrea at the bar makes a great cocktail. Menu is classic northern Italian but updated to current styles. Service is attentive. Lots of attractive people in a nice room.
High quality family style restaurant. Great service, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. For the most part a typical NYC Italian Restaurant menu, with a few exotic choices, all very well prepared. I would definitely recommend and eat at again.
Such a fantastic meal. Everytging we had was off the charts. Service better than possible to hope for. What a great place for dinner. Bang for the buck was high as well.
We had a wonderful pre-theater meal with friends. The food was outstanding. We sat down at 5 and the show was at 7 but it was well paced and not rushed.
I had the special Dover sole and didn’t ask the price. My fault- but still a bit shocking when we got the bill! Just ask and the waiter will most likely be more than happy to tell you the price. Their service is 10/10.
Excellent food. Great dining experience.
Bad choice horrible food will never go back my mistake going there based on ton of publicity on NYC magazines
Well-presented quality Italian food efficiently delivered with friendly service in a pleasant space.
The greeting was cordial and professional, service was attentive but not hovering, food was excellent, wine list provided top value and interesting choices without overwhelming with endless listings.
The restaurant was very accommodating and cozy. Their menu covers everything you might want with an Italian flair. The Chianti was excellent. We tried the calamari appetizer followed by the pasta Angelina and the gnocchi. Everything was homemade, delicious and the portions perfect after a day at work. They also offered the wood fire pizzas for the everyday fabulous option. Our wait staff was attentive without being overly intrusive. It was a wonderful evening and we look forward to returning.
We dined here after seeing a matinee on Sunday. The restaurant is top notch. It's so authentic that many of the staff and patrons were speaking Italian to each other. Everything was delicious from the wine....to the bread and FABULOUS lentil dipping sauce (anyone can do olive oil!), to the incredible artichoke salad...to the perfectly prepared entrees. We were a party of 6 who all loved our entire evening. I have to say our wallets were much lighter! This place is not inexpensive but it's worth it to round out a perfect NYC experience. We will definitely return when we're back in the city!