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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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Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 54
    Average
  • 20
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  • 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
Great Italian, right off Times Square

We wanted to avoid a chain restaurant but could not go too far due to some mobility issues, so the concierge suggested La Masseria. Right around the corner from the Crowne Plaza and just off Broadway, this was a fine choice. The ravioli was in a lovely sauce that was not spicy. The Scialatielli... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Drake, Colorado
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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Drake, Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We wanted to avoid a chain restaurant but could not go too far due to some mobility issues, so the concierge suggested La Masseria. Right around the corner from the Crowne Plaza and just off Broadway, this was a fine choice. The ravioli was in a lovely sauce that was not spicy. The Scialatielli quattro passie was clearly homemade fettucinni... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I had called to make a reservation, a few night prior, to a Wednesday matinée we had Broadway show tickets. I was told that they had nothing available at that time , however, to check back the morning of the day of our show. I did and they were able to give me a table at a time which gave... More 

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Garden City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place quickly became our favorite place to eat in Manhattan. You must have the eggplant and mozzarella appetizer. You will not be disappointed. Perfect for before theater dinner.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We wanted to include an Italian dinner in our getaway and this turned out to be a fabulous choice for us. Extremely friendly reception and efficient waiter. Our dinners were perfect and we could not have asked for more.

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Urbana, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My husband and I came to NY to celebrate our anniversary with dinner and a show. We decided to try La Masseria after reading the good reviews. It did not disappoint. The food was delicious. The restaurant itself is a really great space in an ideal location. We'll definitely be back!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

La Masseria is now one of my favorite restaurants. It serves fantastic Italian cuisine. The service is always impressive. I return every time I travel to NYC.

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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194 reviews 194 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

You have to love pasta to enjoy this restaurant. I don't so this review is skewed. I had the soft shell crabs, now in season. They were only fair and at $36.00 for two small ones it was a disappointment. The mound of mashed potatoes that came with it was bland. The spinach was OK if a little stringy. The... More 

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South Carolina
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38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Following recommendations we ate here following a play. The food, service, wine and atmosphere were all outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive and made some excellent suggestions. The prosciutto and cheese appetizer was great. For the meal, everything the four of us had we liked. The seafood black pasta was wonderful and I had the veal, which was the best... More 

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Seaside Park, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Excellent food, service and attitude. Owners are on site. Waiters, busboys and bartenders could not be more pleasant. The food is outstanding! Rabbit entrée' is to die for.... compares easily to that prepared in the Italian countryside. My wife, who is an expert on Branzino claims it's the best she's ever had. Sharing appetizers is encouraged. The wine list is... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The place was crowded but we ate at the bar. The service was willing and efficient. The italian food excellent. Even the house wine was really good. Pricing was fair but not cheap.

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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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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