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Lo Grasso's Cafe Bistro

13 Railroad Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-7977
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Ranked #9 of 49 restaurants in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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81% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Given the other choices in Rockport, this is probably the best place to have dinner. It's cute, has good atmosphere, and the food is fine, in the sense of okay. Nothing spectacular, but better than other choices there. I would recommend it and would go back.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My favorite place to go for Italian food. The fried calamari pepperchini is great. I always order the Scallops Puttanesca, although the chicken or veal marsala is also a favorite of mine. I have been to other italian eateries and the Marsala dish from LoGrasso's is the best! I enjoy the BYOB because I am able to bring my own... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

While in Rockport on a pleasure trip, someone recommended this restaurant. When I walked in I was asked if we had reservations which I did not. Although indicating they were full, they found a table for my wife and I. In looking over the menu, it seemed a bit pricey. I was also surprised to see that they did not... More

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Boxford, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were attending a concert at Shalin Liu last evening, and hoped for a nice dinner beforehand. Gloucester has a number of good restaurants, but because the theatre is in Rockport, we thought something close by would assure getting there on time. We couldn't be happier with our choice. Lo Grasso's Café Bistro is small and quaint. There were so... More

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Rockport, Massachusetts, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

When people ask me "Where should I eat in Rockport" this is where I send them- Good, straightforward, Italian comfort food- seafood casseroles, North End pork chops, calamari- all great. Plentiful portions and warm, friendly service- You feel like you're in Sal's home- I love this place- Prices are reasonable and they are still BYOB with a very nominal corkage... More

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Boston, USA
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I had Alaskan pesto salmon, my friend had chicken cacciatore, both excellent. Hard to resist eating all bread: so good. 0wner Donna served us, very friendly, caring. I had not eaten here for a while ( too long) but I will return soon.

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A great find in Rockport! Cozy, warm, and delicious! We had the veal marsala, and veal parmesan and they were both fabulous. It is a slow-paced restaurant where you can enjoy and savor your meal and your company, so be sure to make reservations early enough if you have someplace else to be. Loved the BYOB, saved some money and... More

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Cape Cod, MA
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

My husband and I tried to dine here a year ago, but without reservations, there was no way....I called a month ahead of our trip to Rockport this year and was all set with my reservation, until we arrived and were told there was no reservation in our name....since Lo Grasso's does not book through Open Table, I had no... More

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Albany, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

A little gem of a restaurant like I would expect in Italy. Husband is the chef, Donna is the main waitress...only one during the week. Excellent service, one of the best meals we have had anywhere, at a very reasonable price. Only drawback is hard to find...small sign, but wow would I go back there again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We lived on Cape Ann for many years, and became devotees of LoGrasso's after our first visit way back. I had often commented that it was the equal or better of anything Boston's North End offered. We returned to Cape Ann and the Boston area this past fall after a 4-year absence, and visitng LoGrasso's was just like going...well, home.... More

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