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La Masseria

235 W 48th St, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
(212) 582-2111
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Ranked #80 of 11,649 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
Transit: N, R & W trains to 49th Street and E and 1 train to 50th Street.
Description: 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. Oversized 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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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ate here before the theater and had some amazing food. My wife and I started by splitting a salad with pistachios, avocado and cheese. Amazing. I had the bolognese for the main course. It was superb and more than I could eat. She had shrimp risotto, also excellent, and our friends had a gnocchi that was awesome. Not cheap but... More

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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Great home made pasta ! We had an entire wine bottle it was delicious ! A little pricy but worth it after a good show. I the the bacon pasta it was the best. My daughter had the lobster pasta it was also amazing! The carpaccio salad was huge! Worth dinning¡

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20 reviews 20 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I spent a night here with my girlfriend in august. The place is really cute and the food is really good. I suggest this place to everybody who wanna have a nice italian dinner. Price are in line with other places like this one, overall not expensive.

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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My dad booked a reservation for us at the restaurant and from the moment we sat down the waiters were amazing all very kind, funny and entertaining. We were sent complimentary appetisers to eat from the chef which tasted amazing!!! My main course was amazing as well it was cooked to perfection and it was just what I was looking... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food and service was excellent. I had the sea bass over argues with lemon and whipped potatoes. It was outstanding. For dessert, the chocolate almond torte was also delicious as well. Beautiful place, great location. I will definitely go again. VERY NICE WAITSTAFF!

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New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Excellent find for pre theater dinner. Food was very good as was the service. Everyone enjoyed their meal and service was prompt.

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United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I do not know how we have missed this place as I fell like we have had so many Italian meals in this neighborhood. Very tasty food, gracious genuine service, and loved sitting outdoors even in the rain! New favorite pre and post theatre find.

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oxford, fl
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The restaurant is in a great location for pre theater or post theater dining. The food and atmosphere are exceptional! The pasta melted in ones mouth and the sauce was perfect. I will definitely return again and again.

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Glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Food was pretty good but not great. I've eaten in many Italian restaurants (in Italy and out with) and this was nice but we've had much better. The service was very very poor. We were seated outside and I noticed most of the other tables were speaking Italian. The waiter was all over these tables chatting away and we felt... More

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Marina del Rey, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great food accompanied by very attentive staff Very friendly from the hostess to the management Try to sit in Justin's section. He's on top of his game. Knows his menu and makes great suggestions Couldn't decide between grilled salmon and the homemade gnocchi, so Justin brought me the salmon with an app size of the potato pasta. Best of both... More

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