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235 W 48th St, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
(212) 582-2111
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Ranked #57 of 11,869 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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
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
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

After taking the family to see a show, we had made reservations to La Masseria since it was close by. While the service was very good, after our trip we thought back and almost forgot that we ate here, So that tells you it is nothing special in a city filled with Italian restaurants. They cater to the theater crowd... More 

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New York
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

After reading the reviews on TA, I gave LaMasseria a shot. I have eaten at tons of Italian places in NYC but this one stands out because: Atmosphere- loud, lively, and packed at 5pm on a weekend with the theatre crowd in there. I was dining with my aunt who is handicapped and the hostess led her to her seat... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I dined at La Masseria after the theater on Saturday night: we were relieved to finally find a restaurant that stayed open late enough to take diners at 11pm - in New York's theater district! It is a big attractive Italian restaurant and was approximately a third full at that hour. Our waiter was over-the-top genial but... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

No trip to New York is complete without a visit to La Masseria. Great NYC restaurant in the heart of the theater district. Busy and popular Italian restaurant with great food, great service and good atmosphere. Don't miss the mozzarella appetizer and the pastas are always simple but great. The shoestring potatoes are a treat that compliment any main course.... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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65 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Make sure you make reservations at this excellent Italian restaurant because it fills up very quickly. We entered the restaurant around 5:00 PM on a Tuesday evening and it was packed by 5:30 PM. This former barn in the middle of Manhattan serves authentic Italian cuisine and is in the theater district. Our appetizer was stuffed eggplant with smoked cheese.... More 

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44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Had a craving for authentic Italian. This place solved that. There were two of us. We had a meatball appetizer that was good. We both had pasta dishes. Both were excellent. I do have to be honest, I had the broccoli rabe/sausage pasta. It made me lol in the previous review about the sausage dust ( lack of sausage) in... More 

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New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We ate here after theatre. I ordered sausage & broccoli rabe pasta dish. The sausage consisted of about 1/4 ounce sausage dust. No chunks, just a pulverized dust of sausage. Prices are very high, the place is crowded, and very noisy. We had a group of seven and no one was impressed. There's better food at your local pizzeria and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were 9 people on an extremely busy night looking for a place to eat and the incredible people at La Masseria made space for us! Just that is enough to love them, but there's more. The food is out of this world. I've never had such fresh, complex Italian food in my whole life. I easily cleaned my plate.... More 

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Northern Virginia
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54 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you're looking for quiet and uncrowded dining, La Masseria is probably not for you. But if you don't mind snuggling into your chair with lots of conversations going on around you while you have a great meal, then definitely put La Masseria on your list of dining spots when in NY. Seriously: this place is crowded, and a seat... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

For a very large and busy restaurant the food was very good. A seafood appetizer plate contained exquisitely cooked calamari and octopus, good scallops and shrimp, the pasta was hot and delicious and the scallopini tender. The noise was incredible with tables cheek a jowl

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Additional Information about La Masseria

Address: 235 W 48th St, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: (212) 582-2111
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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