235 West 48th Street NYC, (212) 582-2111 Mon,5:00, to 11:00, Tues. and Sat. 4:30 to 12:00 pm, Wed. to Fri. 5:00pm to 12:00 am. Sunday 3:00 pm to 10:30 pm
While visiting Manhattan we booked a Broadway play and decided to make a dinner reservation near the theatre. We had no idea we were in for a memorable meal at La Masseria.
The inside is spacious and there is a large outside patio.
We purposely made an early reservation so that we could take our time. Our waiter (who talked like Joe Pesci) was efficient and very personable. We reviewed the menu.
A wonderful, fresh basket of breads arrived along with a delicious caper oil for dipping.
My wife and son Thomas and I split a beef carpaccio three ways - the arugula was very fresh, the parmigiano was copious and the beef was so tender. The entire plate was huge and cold.
My wife and son chose for their main the gnocchi. They were like marshmallow pillows - the best they ever had!!
For my main I chose the fettuccine bolognese. The pasta was house made and extremely thin and very tender. The bolognese was filled with flavour and very generous.
For desert - I was excited to see tartuffo and it did not disappoint - it was well presented and yummy.
My wife had the tiramisu and it was very light and generous.
Thomas had the creme brulee it was large and delicious.
This was one of the finest meals we have had in any Italian restaurant anywhere. The service was excellent and the food was divine! We highly recommend it when in New York!!