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La Masseria

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235 W 48th St, New York City, NY 10036 (Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
N, R & W trains to 49th Street and E and 1 train to 50th Street.
(212) 582-2111
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: La Masseria Restaurant is inspired from ancient fortified farmhouses that...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 450
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  • 235
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful choice for pre-theater dinner!

We dined on the second level overlooking the main floor. We were promptly seated and offered drinks. The waiter explained the menu in great detail and offered assistance in choosing a wine. Service could not have been better or more attentive. The appetizer of house made mozzarella was amazingly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Ormond Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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299 reviews 299 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We dined on the second level overlooking the main floor. We were promptly seated and offered drinks. The waiter explained the menu in great detail and offered assistance in choosing a wine. Service could not have been better or more attentive. The appetizer of house made mozzarella was amazingly moist and creamy--loved it! The restaurant was completely full with happy... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a recommendation from the hotel conceierg and it was spot on. We were looking for a good Italian restaurant to go after a show and this was his recommendation two blocks up from the theatre. This was a Thursday night at 10 and it was full so I assume a reservation would be necessary. Our party ordered salads... More 

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Deer Park, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We went out with the ladies after a Broadway show and we had a wonderful time at La Masseria. I ordered they gnocchi and they were so fresh and "melt in your mouth" delicious. Everyone in my party really enjoyed their meals, especially my daughter that insists we make this our "go to" restaurant whenever we head out to Manhattan

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Maui, Hawaii
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Located in the Theatre District and a nice place to visit before or after a show. Our waiter was fantastic, which made up for them sticking us up on a little balcony. Sadly the food was just average. It was expensive, but we expected that. We are happy we tried the restaurant which was recommended by our hotel, but we... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I love Italian food and this restaurant was really very good. The pasta was al dente with just the right amount of sauce that was delicious. The grilled octopus was nothing like I ever ate before, so yummy. Every dish we had was a dish you wanted to have. The only little negative is, they rave about their cheese cake.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Arrived close to 11pm and had a full menu dinner after a show on Broadway. Food is good to very good. Service was terrific. Although the waiter recommended against the Veal Chop, I went against his wishes and should have listened. I wanted to pair with an Albarino that was delicious. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the chop... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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97 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Although we came early, right after matinee of Wicked, and it was just my wife and I, we were told the restaurant was "full" and we were turned away. Although we did not have a reservation there were virtually all tables empty, we could have eaten and been out of there before the reservation diners arrived. On plus side, we... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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98 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was a very busy restaurant at 8 p.m. on a Friday, so make sure to make reservations. The food was outstanding and the wine good. Our waiter was very attentive--in spite of the mad rush. Definitely a return restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Have dined here for over 8 years. Every meal is delightful and delicious. This time we had a waiter from Montenegro who was efficient, effective and personable. The Carpaccio is always delicious but every dish is a real treat.

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Darien, Connecticut
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55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My wife and I came here for the first time on our 20th anniversary. I'm glad we did, because it was perfect. We had an early reservation (5 PM) and I think that helped, because it wasn't yet crowded and we had a table in a quiet spot. We started with wine (they have a big list of wines available... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 W 48th St, New York City, NY 10036
    (Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: N, R & W trains to 49th Street and E and 1 train to 50th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 582-2111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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