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La Masseria

235 W 48th St, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
(212) 582-2111
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Ranked #98 of 11,379 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Gainesville, Florida
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235 reviews 235 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a great spot for a superb dining experience. Great menu selections and wonderfully delicious desserts. The warm and enthusiastic reception and excellent service combined with perfectly prepared and presented dishes combine to make it superb!

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New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The veal chop was absolutely cooked to perfection! The restaurant was packed yetl the service was still spot on.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This restaurant is excellent! The people work there is great and it was the best Italian food I had in New York! Everybody who goes to New York must go to La Masseria. My husband and I have been there for at least 5 times in a week ! And please, order the cheesecake, you have never had anything like... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Third visit to La Masseria and the food never disappoints. Consistently good food with excellent service. Began with sharing the enormous meatball appetizer, delicious and enough for 2 people. Followed with pasta with eggplant and smoked mozzarella. Very disappointed that I couldn't finish the dish, just too filling and oh so delicious. The lamb chops and sole special were also... More

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Miami
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My friend and I had dinner here before a show. It is very conveniently located to all of the theaters. Our server was fantastic and the food was DELICIOUS! I loved the two person appetizer of burrata with prosciutto and tomatoes.

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Brick, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had a nice leisurely luncheon before a show on a Sunday at La Masseria. We shared a stuffed Burrata cheese appetizer which was excellent. We had a menu addition of a pasta dish with scallops and giant prawns which was very good. My husband had the rabbit dish, which was tender and juicy. We shared a cheese plate with... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent evening meal at La Masseria. The choice of food and quality was very good. The restaurant itself is quite loud and some of the people serving were not paying enough attentiom while others had to step in and performed great. A weird experience was the wardrobe/cloak room where they expected payment but then again it was... More

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Sao Paulo
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Always a great experience, La masseria is the place where I start my visit in NYC. I feel that I can always trust this restaurant. Went with my parents this time, and they've made an effort to serve a lunch dish at night - gnocchi a la sorrentina should be in the dinner's menu too!! It´s soooo good! Thank again... More

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I have been there many times for lunch since I worked in the area. The best food from a chef from Locorotondo, Italy. The kitchen is immaculate and the food is Pugliese...to die for. Great wait staff and you feel like you're dining in a rustic trullo (little stone house) in the heart of the Theatre District of NYC. Go... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Had dinner with colleagues while on a business trip. Place is well deserving of it's high rating. Food was superb, will go back again for sure.

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