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La Masseria

235 W 48th St, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
(212) 582-2111
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Ranked #76 of 11,618 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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88% Recommend
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Top Contributor
607 reviews 607 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went here for lunch. The place is really cute located right in Times Square. I had the homemade ravoli it was really good. The service was way too slow. We were 12 people but I still haven't had food take so long. We didn't have time to try the dessert.

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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a leisurely dinner because our show only started at 10pm. We were in the upper balony area, with a nice view of the main level of the restaurant. I wondered if we'd be forgotten up there, but the service was very pleasant and attentive. I had a caesar salad, which was nice, and the lemon sole, which was... More

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Southampton, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I knew La Masseria's reputation for fine food before we reserved our table. But it wasn't until we sat down after the hustle and bustle of getting there, after I sipped on my Aperol spritzer and then took the first bite of La Masseria's fresh seafood salad that I was transported instantly from New York to Italy. "Zowie!" That was... More

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Chose this restaurant as close to the hotel and we were jet lagged. The service is bordering on being a bit intrusive - had 8 waiters standing around ready to pounce at one point - although their intention is to be attentive. Apart from that - very good food at a reasonable price. Would go back however would be more... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We ate here on our first night, and managed to get a table outside. Prosecco and italian pasta, what more could you want. A bit pricey with the tax/gratuities added on, but worth it for a special 1st meal in New York.

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Pleasant Hill, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Fabulous Italian food, right in the middle of the Theater District! Sat outside and watched the world go by. Amazing service, staff was incredibly conscious that we had theater tickets for that evening. Most delicious ravioli and basil pesto shrimp fettuccini I've ever had.

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Carmel, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food and service here are as good as it gets. We have eaten here before and have NEVER been disappointed. We have been to many restaurants in the area, but this is by far our favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Outstanding! Set a reservation. Excellent food throughout. Everything is sold as a course. Semi casual dress. Staff are all Italian speaking so point to the menu unless you are fluent. I ordered one thing and got another. Looked at the menu and sure enough they were similar spelling. It sounded good so I kept it. It was just terrific.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is an outstanding Italian restaurant in NY. Tasty appetizers, excellent main courses and good wine.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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209 reviews 209 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We a great lunch, Everything we ordered was delicious. Fried Zucchini, Ravioli Angelino, Salmon and Tiramisu. Everything was prepared and presented to perfection. Our waiter Amedeo was very attentive. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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