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Masseria Reopens for Dine-In Service With an Air-Conditioned Pergola

Plus, a new Filipino restaurant is headed to Fairfax

R. Lopez

Chef Nicholas Stefanelli’s coastal Italian restaurant Masseria is back in action, reopening to the public on Friday, August 7 — just in time for its fifth anniversary. The Michelin-starred restaurant closed down on March 14 due to the pandemic, transitioning to fancy takeout with “Masseria a Casa” prix-fixe dinners to-go for two.

Now, the Union Market spot just unveiled a newly refurbished pergola: 60% of the restaurant is built outdoors, and its courtyard is complete with an air-conditioned pergola. The restaurant’s dining room with view of its open kitchen is also available for reservations. A prepaid $135-per-person reservation includes a six-course tasting menu, which changes often. Takeout will still be available as well.

In other news...

  • Fairfax’s Taiwanese-American supermarket 99 Ranch Market will soon boast a sit-down Filipino restaurant: Northern Virginia magazine reports that Kusina will open this month with dishes like crispy roasted pig, silog breakfast plates, and braised squid stuffed with smoked fish. The restaurant is from chef J.P. Rosario, who owns golf course cafe Eggkarne in Herndon.
Kusina’s menu will include vegetable dish pinakbet
Photo: Eggkarne/Facebook