A midtown restaurant is the last place you’d expect to conjure up thoughts of rural life, but La Masseria does just that. The white-tablecloth eatery—whose name means “medieval manor farm” in Italian—is as rustic inside as the name suggests: wooden ceiling beams, stone archways, antique farming tools. If you don’t pick up the countryside cues from the decor, the hearty dishes and friendly servers will bring you down to earth. Of note: creamy polenta with a four-cheese sauce; soft, black-truffle-topped gnocchi; and an antipasto of lean prosciutto and speck served with seasonal figs.
|Venue name:||La Masseria||Contact:|
235 W 48th St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Eighth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun noon–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E, 1 to 50th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $19. AmEx, MC, V|