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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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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
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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
Mostly Authentic Italian

When you enter and you smell garlic, you know the food is probably good. Unfortunately, LoGrasso's did not smell like garlic. The lasagna was ok but a little gluey cheese-wise. The salad was pitiful- a few bits of lettuce with the dressing soaking it. It's BYOB so bring any alcohol. The ambiance is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
kathylena
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Orono, Maine
Good for:
  • Romantic
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orono, Maine
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

When you enter and you smell garlic, you know the food is probably good. Unfortunately, LoGrasso's did not smell like garlic. The lasagna was ok but a little gluey cheese-wise. The salad was pitiful- a few bits of lettuce with the dressing soaking it. It's BYOB so bring any alcohol. The ambiance is pretty nice.

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Latham, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It's always a Bella Notte when we eat at Lo Grasso's! We have been dining there for many years, way back to when it was a deli by day, restaurant by night! Don't be fooled by the location in a strip mall, this is a must stop for some of the best food in Rockport! Small and charming, a great... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good food, Donna and Sal are super and love the menu and Donna's desserts are sinful. Pleasant , not large and I love the quirkiness.

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Chicago
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

The look of this restaurant may put you off but don't let it! I could eat their food every night My favorite is their scallop appetizer in a honey walnut sauce I have it every time I have been there It is byob and small But a wonderful meal

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CambridgeMA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited Rockports Xmas Pageant in mid Dec. to find most restaurants closed for season. Shopkeeper recommended LoGrassos, where the locals dine. Close to the train station, easy to pass by, but wonderful & warm inside. Great Italian and seafood meals. Had the raviolis in a white cream sauce w/sausage & mushroom. Lots of excellent choices. A bit upscale than most... More 

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Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Because of trouble with a local innkeeper we had to cancel our dinner reservation at the last minute. I would like to say that the lady I spoke with on the phone was very friendly and courteous both when I made the reservation and when I cancelled. If we ever do go back to Rockport, Lo Grasso's will be first... More 

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Nice atmosphere. Don't let the strip mall setting put you off. Lovely once you are inside. It is BYOB. No liquor is served. A $2 per person corkage charge. The food, however, is very average. However, given that there are few restaurants in Rockport for a romantic meal in the winter, this is an acceptable choice. Just keep your expectations... More 

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Chicago
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

What a meal! I was quite nervous when we drove up to a restaurant that, from the outside, looked like a tiny carry out deli in a tiny strip mall. But, were looks ever deception. The meal was absolutely amazing! The scallop appetizer was out-of-this world and the scallop entree and veal marsala were beyond perfection. I unsuccessfully tried to... More 

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Whidbey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant was suggested to us and we were a bit hesitant when we first saw it from the outside but then we stepped inside to a whole different world. It was cozy with soft lights and deep warm colors. The menu had many selections and we both had delicious dinners. You do need to bring your own wine which... More 

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Delta, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The hostess at our cottage recommended this place to us. We were not too sure about it when we got there--off the main historic area in a little mall area. But then we walked in! It is decorated adorably. The food was not cheap but very delicious. The only complaint we had was the $2 per person corkage fee for... More 

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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: Romantic

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