Through the years, Pasquale and Francesco Coli have been celebrated for their cuisine, service and showmanship. While Pasquale was working for Captain’s Table in Manhattan, Gourmet Magazine proclaimed him as ‘the most versatile fish cook in New York City.”
The rave reviews have continued ever since.
“The tasteful décor [at Massa'] tends toward the rustic: bold gingham, rough wood, sisal-covered walls, clouds of triple blossom cherry... [The menu] features lovely braised artichoke hears; well-made linguine vongole and spaghetti carbonara (good and eggy, with tasty nuggets of pancetta); a pretty presentation of salmon with toasted bread crumbs and a light mustard sauce; and an unforgettable little tartufo at desert time.’ – Alice Gabriel, The New York Times
“The homey atmosphere [at Massa’] reminds you of a cozy hideaway where you’ll swear an Italian grandmother s back in the kitchen.” – Liz Johnson, The Journal News
“There’s nothing better than good Italian food, unless you add the perfect surroundings, and an attentive owner who makes everyone feel at home…Set in a beautiful stucco Tudor building, the atmosphere at [at Massa’] is both casual and romantic. The high ceiling, massive chandelier, and tables set with crisp white and blue checked tablecloths set the tone for the unpretentious yet elegant food. I love seafood, and I’ve never tasted anything better than what is served here.” – Michall Jeffers, WomanArountTown.com
“Pasquale hasn’t lost his touch for versatility.” – Jerry Eimbinder, Patch.com