Permanently Closed - Massoni

4.3
254 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
This restaurant is permanently closed. Chef Dale Talde and his partners, David Massoni and John Bush, all of Three Kings Restaurant Group, opening three unique concepts inside the Arlo Nomad Hotel: Massoni, a full-service restaurant that serves “Inauthentic Italian” fare; BARlo, the 2nd floor bar and adjoining terrace; and The Heights, a seasonal rooftop bar and patio.

At Massoni, diners have the option of breakfast, lunch or dinner, and are able to sample Chef Dale Talde’s “Inauthentic Italian” cuisine, featuring classic Italian dishes with multi-cultural flavors and ingredients. Think Arancini Balls but with biyrani-style rice, served with cool ranch raita and spicy tomato.

At BARlo, located on the 2nd floor, the full Massoni dinner menu is available, including the cocktails, as well as an additional classic cocktail list, focusing on the cocktails that are standards in the bars of New York City.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
3.8
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant doesn’t exist. It should be taken off the app. Not only that but when I called to confirm the reservation, they confirmed it.

I get there only to find out the restaurant has been closed and they don’t have my reservation.

After not having a place to eat I attempted to make a last minute reservation elsewhere using the app, I couldn’t do this because the app only allows one reservation per evening.

I was on a date and this was incredibly embarrassing.

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vipFlash
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Extremely limited menu - a few unexceptional pasta dishes - in dreary surroundings. Uninspired cocktail offerings.

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Kio3
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had the buffet breakfast, this honestly just okay. The eggs were cold, and there were not very many healthy options. Mostly bread, bacon, potatoes etc. Also very few gluten free choices.

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vipwineguy
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

80% of the menu on Open Table is not available due to major restaurant remodeling - very disappointing. "1000 pt" offer at time of reservation not provided upon receipt of points (100 received).
Lots of better choices in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

good pasta! good pizza! friendly staff.

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vipMrAnonymous
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

They are remodeling the restaurant but gave no indication when making the reservation

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CharlesH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Their Open Table menu is not up to date. They no longer serve entrees.

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vipDeborahM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious Italian in a convenient location.

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John
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience at Massoni. I tend to shy away from Midtown, but this place has all the sensibility and ambience of any of your LES favorites. Their unique twists on Italian classics are not only unexpected but executed to perfection, such as the brown-butter burrata, curry-infused arancini, and rigatoni osso bucco that puts grandma's sunday sauce to shame. As a native New Yorker I did not expect to like "Detroit style" pizza - I ate my words quite literally. The pie w/ pickled peppers & honey as well as the mushroom & french onion mascarpone came out still bubbling and had an indescribable depth of flavor & texture. Cocktails were on point, service was fun friendly & helpful. Got tipped off to this place by a friend who raved about the talent of Executive Chef Scott McDonald, and to say we were blown away would be an understatement. Overall - Massoni is a MUST TRY. Outstanding meal, outstanding experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the mushroom pizza most, but every dish was a delight!

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vipFlorianK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Ok overall experience, nice style but slow service, food ok for a good price

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vipFrogman
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Poor service and bad music. Good food but few selections.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, garlic knots were insane! Squid ink pappardelle was awesome 👌🏻

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vipJustFolks
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is rightfully hot right now, because the food is absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great meal!

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Rusty
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with a very good server. We loved our pizzas. Had the mushroom and the pepperoni. Pepperoni was our favorite. Also had arugula salad and biryani rice ball - all delicious. Server was attentive and wonderful to our little infant family member also in attendance.

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Nicole
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pizza was delicious. Happy hour goes til 7 even at tables. Would recommend.

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Maryelizabeth
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Not great food at all. Greasy. Though the servers were polite and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders were awesome

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vipMad4Food
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hosted a lunch with a group of a dozen business women who enjoyed the casual vibe and delicious, organic menu. The service was excellent and we were able to conduct a productive group conversation despite our large table.

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vipLeeNYC
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was flavorful and a comfortable place to dine.

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vipDEANR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve 4 course meal:

2 Oysters! Yes, TWO! Really!?!

Wonderful Lamb Risotto

2-3 oz strip steak- Yes, 2-3 oz on NEW YEARS EVE !!!
We saw a typical huge strip steak passing by en route to room service- at least FOUR times the size of our portion—Not Fair!

Finally- dessert was wonderful and out of this world great!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

New Years eve

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vipRKB17
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, great for sharing. Server was attentive

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Foodchie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A modern Italian cuisine focused on quality, taste and experience. Service outstanding, menu simple yet with flair. The meatball and garlic starter a favorite.

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TomT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was overpriced and it was extremely loud! Initially waiter was attentive but towards the end of our meal couldn’t get his attention.

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Semperpronto1
Melbourne
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good service, wine and coffee. Food was ok but the menu limited and a bit idiosyncratic. Squid ink pasta lacked flavour.

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JenG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Fun place. Great service. Tiny portions but slightly less than similar type options in nyc. Left still hungry but enjoyed the house wine. Accommodating server!

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vipO2BNKV
London
29 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decided to get to the restaurant early to escape the crowds and discovered free wine and snacks in the bar! Staff was friendly and helpful. Dinner was tastier and more interesting than we expected. Especially enjoyed the lamb and polenta raviolis and the warm mushroom and kale salad. Worth a repeat visit!

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vipToddG
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was supposed to get 1000 points for going to this restaurant and in the end only got 100. Very disappointing. As for the food. It was ok. Not really great Italian, but ok in a pinch.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing thanksgiving board!! We were extremely impressed. Best thanksgiving dinner we’ve ever had

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CaronW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food—best Brussels sprouts I’ve ever had. Very nice Thanksgiving Dinner with interesting flavors.

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ScottsfromScotland
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant was located in the hotel we were staying in and was perfect after a long day shopping. Staff very efficient and the food was so tasty and hot. Nice feel to the place... really liked it.

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vipAMNY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was very quiet when my friend and I had brunch here, only two - three other tables occupied. The waitress pointed in the direction of the tables so I seated myself while waiting for my friend. Took another waitress maybe five minutes to say hi and bring water. The staff were very friendly and explained my breakfast pizza would take a little longer to cook than other items on the menu. The food was great. The venue and decor is fun. Would be interested to see the vibe when its full.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was fantastic. My only complaint was that we waited for the hostess for 15 minutes before anybody sat us. The waitress was great, but if this was Restaurant Wars, Dale would be in trouble for making us wait at the front.

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CarolynF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wait staff couldn't have been nicer. Good food and it was nice to find a restaurant you could actually have a conversation in.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place. Perfect food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was friendly and responsive - they were able to make good recommendations. The pizza with Brussels sprouts and pistachio was a delicious surprise of flavor. The rigatoni was perfect for two! While there was a small selection of beer and wine they choices were perfect for the meal.

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Permanently Closed - Massoni is rated 4.3 stars by 254 OpenTable diners.