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Lo Grasso's Cafe Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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13 Railroad Ave, Rockport, MA 01966-1418
(978) 546-7977
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A true gem of Italian cuisine and I should know being Italian my whole life. I cannot recommend one dish as they all were fabulous. The veal, the pastas; you simply cannot get much better anywhere you travel. Even better than the food was the charming waitress staff, yes both of them especially the redhead who no one knows she's... More 

1 Thank CAPDOC82
Rockport, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazingly good food at very reasonable prices, from appetizers to entrees and desserts. We had snails tonight with fresh mushrooms and just the right amount of garlic. A warm salad that we shared was enormous, had great flavors and was perfectly dressed. A big fillet of Alaskan salmon, perfectly cooked. Pasta, sauces all delicious, bold and perfectly seasoned. The owner... More 

1 Thank FvBerkhout
Lisle, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Small ,cozy Italian restaurant in a bit quieter location but still close to harbor area. Very friendly service. Food was amazing, full of flavor. Portions were very large. BYOB made the experience even better. We were able to bring our own great wine but it didn't cost us an additional $40 or $50 .

2 Thank DmKgO
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

As you can see from my previous reviews, I usually try to share good, happy, positive reviews and spots to enjoy- but this place is just bad enough to be the first negative review I write. Where to begin... OK, why did we go there: when we looked for a dinner place in Rockport I searched here on TA and... More 

5 Thank bessiejking
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Gloucester-Rockport adjacency gives North Cape Boston quaint yet robust smalltown seaside New England that assures authentic history preserved.

2 Thank Robb C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 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.

3 Thank Jessa C
Peabody, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

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.

2 Thank Paulapeabody
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

3 Thank IllyaK
Rockport, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout
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?