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27 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
978-463-0000
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
In The Top Three in Newburyport

In my opinion, having lived here for 37+ years, Loretta's is consistently good in it's selections and culinary experience. The owner is always usually present visiting tables making sure the restaurant is running at peak performance. The wait staff is very courteous and attentive. Best of all, it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
undertaker01
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In my opinion, having lived here for 37+ years, Loretta's is consistently good in it's selections and culinary experience. The owner is always usually present visiting tables making sure the restaurant is running at peak performance. The wait staff is very courteous and attentive. Best of all, it's moderately priced and casual. Just this last visit, this past week, as... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

They overbooked this small restaurant, so we had to wait 30 minutes for our reservation. To his credit, the owner comped us each a drink. The duck breast was very good. My spouse had her heart set on the cod special, which they had run out of by the time we were seated. The eggplant ravioli she settled for was... More 

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Boston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I recently moved to Newburyport and am on a mission to try every restaurant in town. I can't believe I waited so long to try Loretta's. The food is simply amazing (try the shrimp scampi and bread pudding!), the service is friendly and wonderful. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very helpful with recommendations and made a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went to visit friends in Newbury port and of the many restaurants we visited loretta was by far my favourite . The food was amazing . The service outstanding and the staff so friendly and welcoming . We met the owner on our 2nd visit and it was easy to see why the welcome was so warm and friendly and... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lucked out with a last minute Friday night reservation when we happened to be in town. My husband had the cod special and I had the eggplant ravioli. Delicious! The owner was friendly and gracious. It seemed like a happening local place with many patrons knowing each other. Will definitely come back if we are back in town.

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Stratham
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99 reviews 99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Cant say enough of the dining experience at Loretta's. The food is tremendous and the service attentive but not disruptive. The place is crazy busy as a local community bistro can be, often with a line. All the energy is positive and somehow you always feel you and your guest are a part of the scene but also having a... More 

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Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Small ,narrow place. The tables are tight and the bar has only about 5 usable stools. Every table was occupied within twenty minutes of opening time. Many diners were local regulars. Service was casual. The portions were plentiful and delicious. The owner has been on hand each time we've been. We did not speak with him while dining. As we... More 

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West Newbury
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were just out for the evening with another couple, and dining at Loretta made it a special occasion. We all had something different, and every dish was excellent. The service was very attentive. For a small restaurant , they handled every order well, even though they were at capacity. I am glad to say the I just read that... More 

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Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

ALWAYS good! I have never had a bad meal here and we go often. The menu is small but reliably wonderful with a choice for everyone. If you are in the mood for a burger this is the place to go. I also really like their scallops as well as their salmon. My daughters love the ribs or the pulled... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very nice casual atmosphere. Menu changes daily. Food is constantly very good. Service is also very good with Ted the owner always in attendance to make sure everything is perfect. If it's not, he we make it. Occasionally, very good music later in the evenings. All in all I would say it's the best in all of Newburyport hands down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: 978-463-0000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

new
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?