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La Masseria

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Midtown
Italian, Pasta
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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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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
Excellent

Native New Yorkers and always looking for a good place in the theater district. We tried LaMasseria for dinner last night and it was wonderful. The food was excellent, but the service was extraordinary. Milton our waiter was so attentive as well as the whole wait team.....everyone worked together... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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  • Doing business
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Native New Yorkers and always looking for a good place in the theater district. We tried LaMasseria for dinner last night and it was wonderful. The food was excellent, but the service was extraordinary. Milton our waiter was so attentive as well as the whole wait team.....everyone worked together so that our dining experience was exceptional. The owners should be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

had early dinner after matinee. The meal, ambiance, service was terrific. The food was presented beautifully. Expensive, but when the food is so good it is entirely worth it. Recommend it completely. Make reservations way before you intend to go. We tried in July and it was booked until late.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoying a final dinner in New York prior to a show... pasta, gnocchi and fish... all perfectly prepared. Octopus salad was delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, reasonable food prices, extensive wine list with reasonable prices, and efficient and friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

In a sea of over-priced "meh" restaurants in the theater district, La Masseria is a great exception! Is setting is "rustic-elegant". The pasta is FRESH and LIGHT. The salmon with mustard sauce and grilled zucchini is prepared to your taste and is excellent. The ricotta cheesecake is whipped, smooth and delicious. The service is gracious: We didn't need to ASK... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It is almost impossible to find an Italian restaurant in NYC staffed by real Italians and Italian-Americans, LaMasseria was a pleasant surprise. Nice decor, tables not overly crammed together. The wine list was very extensive with selections ranging from inexpensive to fine wines. Our waiter, Manuel, was outstanding, knowledgeable, professional and sparing no effort to please The menu is extensive,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very good food, very close to our hotel. I was with my wife, we had a cold prosecco to start with, followed by a meat carpaccio, penne a la masseria for her and gnocci for me. Everything was great, we had an outside table where a perfect summer-end temperature was gently hugging us! The maitre had a strange italian accent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

La Masseria has it all. The atmosphere is very clean and neat. It has a family feel. One would be very comfortable eating here. The customer service shows how much they are that you enjoy your dining experience. The hostess greets you with a smile and the feeling of warmth continues with your server and your meal. I have to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

When I made the reservation, I requested a table along the wall or in the corner to be tucked away from the bar and people walking through: when I arrived to join my party, they were not at any of those tables. It wasn't packed, and the request could have easily been accommodated. Instead it was ignored. Then I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Absolutely fabulous from the food, to the service, to the atmosphere! We ate here on August 21st. Knowing nothing about New York, I made the reservation online about a month and a half in advance after finding it on trip advisor. I had made a comment upon reserving that it was my daughter's 15th bday. When we arrived and were... 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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business

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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