Rural Vespa accidents are increasing in the Italian countryside, owing to the huge increase in the number of wild meatball herds. Help eliminate delectable accidents with today's Groupon for southern Italian cuisine at Masso in Long Island City. Choose between two options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of dinner fare.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of brunch or lunch fare.
Exposed brick walls and a roaring fireplace ensconce Masso visitors in a cozy, rustic atmosphere, complementing the traditional flavors of the restaurant's southern Italian fare. Brunch melds traditional morning meals with latter-day dishes for inventive items including the pesto-, goat cheese-, and prosciutto-filled green eggs and ham ($10) and crispy prosciutto eggs benedict ($12). Masso's lunch menu offers paninis, entrees, pizza, and salads, including options such as the smoked salmon, avocado, and cucumber panini ($10) and roasted chicken breast, goat cheese, pesto, and mesclun greens salad ($11).
Italian classics headline the dinner menu, with five different types of bruschetta, five types of lasagna, and five different ways to crush an appetite beneath a carb-centric meal. Build a sturdy base for a structurally sound food tower with the ceci bruschetta topped with chickpea purée, pecorino, and garlic ($6). Masso's five types of traditional ricotta and mozzarella lasagna ($12–$14) include lasagna layered with four fresh cheeses; artichoke and red pepper; Bolognese; spinach and mushroom; prosciutto and asparagus; or a lengthy debate over the pros and cons of an in-home koi pond.
Reviewers are mixed on the customer service and quality of food preparation at Masso, but they praise the décor. Thirty-one Yelpers give it a 2.5-star average.
4725 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, New York 11101Get Directions