Must Try: Massa in Scarsdale


Since this is the last week of filling in on this blog, I want to make great use of it and introduce you to some pretty exceptional places. The first is Massa in Scarsdale. It opened about a year ago in the Five Corners building — formerly occupied by Heathecote Tavern, Bachals, and Citron Bistro. The building has been gutted and looks like an Italian farmhouse: You’ll find huge rustic beams, a gigantic stone fireplace, and wood floors, tables, and chairs. It’s really stunning. Plus, the owners — the Coli family — are from La Villeta, a cozy Italian restaurant in Larchmont. When they outgrew their space, they opened in Scarsdale.

They say fish is the specialty, but everything from the pasta to the soup to the vegetables is delicious.

Here’s the artichoke appetizer. It’s braised in white wine and herbs. So good.





The root vegetable soup has every vegetable you can think of.



But yes, it’s true: Don’t miss the fish. Here, my dorado was topped with an olive, caper, tomato sauce and serve wiht spinach. It was outstanding. I’ll be back to give Massa’ another try. Will you?

Massa’ is at 2 Weaver St, Scarsdale; 914-472-4600;



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  1. i hope the service has gotten better and the waiters arent as rude or the brothers and father that own it arent as rude ….because no matter how good the food is its not worth it if they dont treat the customer properly especially at those prices !!!!…

  2. I couldn’t agree more that Massa is a MUST TRY! Definately one of Westchester’s best restaurants. The atmosphere and decor are beautiful, and the staff always makes you feel right at home! Mary Lynn was right on for recommending the artichokes, which are out of this world. All the entrees are superb, but try the specials which are seasonal. Another must try are the Profiteroles dessert, which is an oversized creampuff dripping in chocolate fudge, yum!
    Once you try Massa, you’ll be hooked!

  3. We couldn’t agree more that Massa is one of the best spots in Westchester. Nearly everything on this Scarsdale spot’s menu is delicious. We love the Vitello Martini, the rack of lamb, and the Rollata Massa. In the same way that the restaurant is “must try,” we feel the same way about the entire menu!

  4. We had lunch here today, Friday the 13th of January. The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was basic but appetizing. The one major criticism I have (for me it is major) is that while the food came out the right way…HOT…the restaurant was COLD, therefore the food cooled quickly. In addition to the cold, every time the door opened, a blast of more cold air entered. They have tried to lessen this cold blast by adding a covered walkway, but both of us had to sit with our coats over our shoulders. I understand that it is an older building and the ceilings are high, and you don’t want to overheat the room, but perhaps “just take the chill” out of the air. Definitely a two thumbs up for the food.

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