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Lo Grasso's Cafe Bistro

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13 Railroad Ave, Rockport, MA 01966-1418
(978) 546-7977
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's just a tiny little hole in the wall place that looks like it should be nothing. But the atmosphere inside is magical. It's dimly lit, cramped, eclectic, and loud. The food is amazing. I thought the BYOB was a bit strange, but it actually added to the fun.

2 Thank Jessa C
Peabody, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fresh, cooked to perfection, and plentiful. The atmosphere is cozy and clean. Service was pleasant and timely. Certainly a hidden gem where the locals eat. BYOB makes for a bill that puts a smile on your face.

1 Thank Paulapeabody
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had pre booked a table but when we arrived the waitress was very offhand until we explained we had a table already booked. We were shown to our seats, water was plonked down twice and we were left for about 15 mins before we were next attended too, no conversation or pleasantries were exchanged at all. We felt like... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

After a lovely walk through scenic Halibut Point, dined @ BYOB Lo Grasso's cafe bistro. Service was efficient. Enjoyed a Caesar Salad and excellent Veal Scallopini, while spouse enjoyed her Shrimp dish. Prices are reasonable (even w/ "BYOB" charge & charge to substitute vegetable for pasta) & decor is charming. Would definitely return.

2 Thank IllyaK
Rockport, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Always have an excellent meal here, love the personal service and the ambiance. In addition to the Italian food they consistently have good seafood. Had lobster and mushroom ravioli and it was outstanding. Desserts are homemade and excellent. BYOB Will always go back.

2 Thank SherandPat
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Pork chops enjoyable but too much balsamic based sauce; had to ask them to drain it. Linguini with veggies & chicken pretty good; so was lobster and mushroom ravioli. Mesclun salad tasty but overpowered by balsamic vinaigrette. All in all a good choice for our dinner.

Thank A9739DPmartinb
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We were in Rockport for 3 nights/4 days. Lo Grasso's was the best restaurant by far: great food, friendly service, mostly locals who knew each other and b.y.o.b. Well worth the short walk from Bearskin Neck. Get your water views there, and decilicious food here!

3 Thank PTrombly
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Found this on the road out of Rockport by the Railway Station. Food was good, plenty of it and very welcoming owners. Make sure you take your own liquor as not licensed

Thank Ange D
Rockport, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

As a formerly dry town, Rockport has few restaurants you can go to all year, because it is hard to survive without serving alcohol. Lo Grasso's has not only survived but thrived, just by serving excellent Italian food. And you can bring your own wine! The menu is vast for such a small restaurant, but everything is well prepared and... More 

4 Thank RockportBirder
Portland, Maine
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We enjoyed our meal at LoGrasso's and would gladly return. I had the roast duck, which was tender and crispy with a delicious sweet glaze - just enough - and my husband enjoyed the pork chops. We liked the portion size - not preciously small nor excessively huge. Nicely prepared vegetables. Bread is excellent. Our desserts were a nice finish... More 

2 Thank Deb04101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Railroad Ave, Rockport, MA 01966-1418
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: (978) 546-7977

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