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Lo Grasso's Cafe Bistro

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13 Railroad Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-7977
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sweet restaurant

We enjoyed our dinner here. The restaurant is charming, small, with nice ambience. The food was good. It is a BYOB which is really nice, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
luv2travel1627
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Kennebunk, Maine
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Kennebunk, Maine
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101 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our dinner here. The restaurant is charming, small, with nice ambience. The food was good. It is a BYOB which is really nice, too.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Was delighted with warm, tasteful atmosphere. Was very impressed with menu creativity. I had side linguini with garlic crumbs. (Garlic what?). Had never heard of that. Mmmmmm! Also had wilted mesclun greens salad with portobello, red pepper, goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. Oh, my. What a fabulous combination. Only wish would be a dipping sauce for the bread instead of... More 

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1 Thank margrie b
Berkshires, Ma.
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Visiting Rockport August 2015 and read the reviews, ready for something other than the fish which we dearly love. Be forewarned that it is a small strip mall and you'll think you're in the wrong place. I believe the husband is the chef and wife the waitress; everything we had was wonderful and be aware it is byob.

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1 Thank pmp p
New England
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

There aren't a lot of dinner choices weeknights in fall in Rockport so we were pleased to find an Italian restaurant open. The menu choices were relatively standard and uninspired. I've eaten enough calamari to know that it shouldn't have the texture of rubber hose - that's what gives it a bad name. Our entrees were so-so - nothing special.... More 

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Thank mydeah
Flamborough, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We drive to Cape Cod and Cape Ann every September. While we are in Cape Ann we make sure we dine at least once here. The best Caesar Salad ever! Great service and great food.

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2 Thank FishermanDavid
Contoocook, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

If you're thinking about a weekend getaway to Rockport, be sure to plan ahead and include dinner at Lo Grasso's. Holding down the end of a tiny strip mall by the train station, Lo Grasso's nondescript exterior belies the warmth and charm of this restaurant. As soon as you walk through the door you know you're in someplace special, with... More 

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1 Thank Inthe603
Boston
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I'd honestly rate them 3 stars, but I don't like ruining reputations without giving someone a chance to rectify or up their game. Our story: We were a little annoyed when we arrived at 6 and the hostess wouldn't seat us. 60% of the tables were available but 'they were reserved'. She was very kind and suggested we return at... More 

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner last Friday at LoGrasso's before our show at the ShaolinLiu Theatre nearby. Den had a special, Haddock Florentine and I had the Veal Marsala & we shared a yummy Ceasar salad. Donna was our waitress & she did a great job while also being very personable. We had called in advance, which worked well, and... More 

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1 Thank SharonMarie408
Ashburnham, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were looking for something different after eating much seafood in the area. We found this restaurant very cozy, quaint and very well liked by the number of reservations that had been made prior to our arrival. My wife had the Veal Scallopini and I had the Bourbon Jambalaya - medium spicy. We enjoyed both dishes which were very plentiful.... More 

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1 Thank Gary G
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Food was creative and excellent. I would have enjoyed the ambience and my meal more if their A/C hadn't succumb to the 90 degree temperature

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Railroad Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: (978) 546-7977

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?