The term masseria (pronounced mahs-seh-REE-ah) is used primarily in southern Italy and most widely in Puglia.
What’s In a Name? The term masseria captures the idea of creating a domain from the earth:
MASSE: an area of land, and ERIA: a place of production, spinning the word for the house from the word for the land.
Pulling together creatively the prolific flavor profiles – from countries like France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, and Morocco – and marrying them to a locally sourced ingredient or Southern inspired dish.
Masseria Kitchen and Bar is located in downtown Blue Ridge facing the railroad tracks and just a short drive from Ocoee Adventure Center. They offer handmade pasta and pizza, Mediterranean and Italian Food, a full bar and one of a kind craft cocktails! They are a unique restaurant that prepares Mediterranean dishes with a nod toward southern Appalachian ingredients.
Masseria says that they find the connection between the Mediterranean and Appalachia goes beyond food to a lifestyle of sustainability. They plan on continuing this tradition by growing more products specifically for Masseria and finding additional farmers who share their vision. Masseria Kitchen has a vision for Blue Ridge, the Ocoee River area and its people. They are excited to see more farmers, restaurants and visionaries coming to the area and taking pride in what the Appalachian way of life has always stood for – fiercely independent entrepreneurs who appreciate hard work, challenges and a self-sustaining way of life.
Masseria Kitchen truly excels at connecting the Mediterranean and Appalachia. There is plenty offered beyond just pizza, for sure, but we really love their pies and suggest the nightly special for something memorable (gluten-free is available.) You can go traditional and pair with a craft beer, but the bar team there is also talented enough to whip up something stronger that will match your entree perfectly. For dessert, the Nutella pie is also high on our list!
So come out for a fun night with friends at Masseria Kitchen+Bar and tell them your favorite story from Ocoee River rafting. They’re always up to find out what’s going on downstream!
Masseria Kitchen + Bar
67 Roberts Way
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Phone: (706) 946-1511
Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.