“Lots of people wanted us to come back to the area so we are,” said Jack Massa, co-owner of Massa’s Of Course!.
Jack admitted that he had been searching for the right location around the Route 141/Town & Country area for awhile when the space at Woods Mill Center, 14312 South Outer Road, became available. Now, all that’s left to do is add the finishing touches to the new location.
“We’re still hanging pictures and getting ready but we’re shooting for the first part of December to open,” Jack said.
The franchise’s solid reputation has allowed its continued expansion since Jack and his brother Bill opened their first restaurant in the 1980s. The new Town & Country location joins existing popular locations in North St. Louis County, Ballwin (located in Ellisville), Winghaven and New Town.
“Good people, good food and atmosphere is what keeps brining people back, no matter where you are,” Jack said.
Massa’s newest Town & Country location boosts 4,000 square feet and will open for both lunch and dinner while its sister West County restaurant in Ballwin will remain a dinner-only destination. Town & Country will feature a full-service bar paired with a menu built on the same quality and signature dishes Massa’s customers have come to expect and enjoy. Of course, Jack has a few surprises planned as well, featuring a slightly expanded menu with additions such as paninis and enhanced salads.
“We’re known for our salads and pastas,” Jack said. “We’ll also have pizza and sandwiches along with the old standbys we’re noted for.”
Counted among those classic standbys is Beef Pepe, Massa’s signature beef entrée – nine ounces of beef tenderloin medallions grilled to order and finished with a rich pepper cream sauce. Medallions also can be prepared as Bleu (bleu cheese) and in the classic Modiga (coated in breadcrumbs) style.
Mussels, always a favorite among gourmands, are prepared with a garlic, white wine clam sauce that is perfect for sopping up with warm crusty bread, which is provided tableside by the basketful.
Seafood Stuffed Portabella is another can’t-miss appetizer for seafood lovers and arrives brimming with clams, shrimp, scallops and cheese.
Of course, what would an Italian restaurant be without pasta – which is a menu mainstay, especially at Massa’s in Ballwin where choices include Linguine Tamara and Chicken Pesto Pasta. Each pasta dish is truly Italian-born, made with pastas imported directly from Italy.
“Our customers love our pastas,” said Jack. “ Our Cajun Pasta and our homemade Cannelloni have been customer favorites for years that you can order at any of our places.”
No matter which Massa’s customers choose, they’ll always find plenty of good food, affordably priced, and comfortable surroundings where the good times roll.
“That’s what it is about,” Jack said. “That’s what keeps people coming back.”
Massa’s Of Course!
15310 Manchester Road • Ballwin
5-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday;
5-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday
14312 South Outer 40 Road • Town & Country
Opening December 2014