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; massascarsdale.com