Masseria's Chef on One Year of Italian Cooking in Northeast D.C.


When Nicholas Stefanelli opened Masseria last year at 1340 4th St. NE, it was a unique entity — a free-standing, destination restaurant near Union Market. Since then, crowds have flocked to the chef’s elevated Italian cuisine — served in three- to six- course tasting menus — as well as for cocktails and wine al fresco.