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Loretta

27 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
978-463-0000
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Ranked #3 of 84 Restaurants in Newburyport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
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57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We were excited to try this place but that excitement fizzled as soon as we where seated! We had reservations and were seated at a tiny table for 2 right next to anouther tiny table of 2! It was like eating with strangers the tables where that close! We ordered sweat potato fries for an app and was given a... More

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Acton, MA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My family and I, together with another family, have been spending a week on Plum Island every year and have come to know the local restaurant scene pretty well. We first ate at Loretta last year and enjoyed it, but this year we liked it so much we went there twice. The owner used to own one of our favorite... More

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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99 reviews 99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were out to dinner with friends from the West Coast and Loretta was recommended by one of the people at the marina where their boat was moored. Fortunately, we were a party of six and they were able to seat us immediately; they have limited outside seating. We immediately were presented with the menus and had our drink orders... More

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Loretta's is a lovely and quaint little spot in Newburyport. The folks are friendly and the food is delicious and reasonably priced. Try the delicious grass fed burger or the salmon.....YUM!! My friends tell me the pastrami at lunch is to die for!We ordered the (delicious) ribs and a cheddar burger to share. Nice! Great sweet potato fries too.

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N.H.
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

After reading reviews here we decided to try Loretta. Great little spot right in the heart of town, brick walls, nice little bar area. We ordered the (delicious) ribs and a cheddar burger to share. Nice! Great sweet potato fries too. The owner greeted us and after our meal walked us out. Will come back for sure.

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andover, ma
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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We have visited Loretta many times, and it never disappoints. It is a small, cozy restaurant, serving great food with terrific service, located in the heart of downtown Newburyport -- in the midst of the local shops and a short walk to the waterfront. With both indoor and a small outdoor seating area, it has always been very busy when... More

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We started with crab cakes which were excellent. Not the usual mayonnaise based cake, more of a butter flavor. They did a great job on this. I then had the steak frites. The frites were essentially a garnish and the meat came with roasted potatoes. The roasted potatoes were OK but I was expecting frites. The steak itself was tough... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

i walked in without knowing anything about loretta's and came away having had a really great experience. i ate the grilled salmon with some sort of an asia-inspired glaze (the name of which i cannot recall now) on top of the house salad. it was delicious. the staff was attentive and accommodating. i wanted the salmon meal but not all... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My friends and (party of 8) went here to celebrate a special occasion. Hearing that it was a popular place, we made a reservation for 8pm over a month in advance, but when we arrived, the server said they had forgotten we were coming! They sat us in the (crowded and noisy) bar area to let us have a drink... More

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have lived in Newburyport for nearly 2 years and have visited Loretta many times. The food is always good … I have had their steak frites several times, while my wife savors their plate of ribs and we always been totally satisfied.The owner, Ted, personally greets all his patrons - Loretta was his mother. You will not be disappointed... More

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