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Lo Grasso's Cafe Bistro

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13 Railroad Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-7977
Wednesday
Closed
Hours:
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Boston
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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Thank IllyaK
Rockport, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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.

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1 Thank SherandPat
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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.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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!

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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

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Thank Ange D
Rockport, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

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Portland, Maine
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Recently we were going to attend an event at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport and were looking for a place to get dinner beforehand that wasn't fried seafood. After a short tripadvisor search, I found Lo Grasso's. It is a small place tucked away in a strip mall. But what a find! The food is Italian....with attitude. The... More 

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Darien
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137 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Rockport is still dry or semi-dry. Lo Grasso does not charge a corkage fee; so save a bundle and bring your own favorite. Outside, this place is nothing. There is decent parking, but it is nowhere near the quaint center of town. But, oh, I forgot, you are looking for good food. We went with sophisticated local friends and we... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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123 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Seating
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Railroad Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
  • 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?