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“One of my favorite restaurants in Newburyport” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Loretta - MOVED

Loretta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: new
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“One of my favorite restaurants in Newburyport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

Lorretta's has consistently delicious food, reasonably priced for the quality, nice ambiance, and a friendly atmosphere. On-site owner Ted always welcomes everyone and makes sure their experience is the best. Small and intimate, it's the perfect place for a wonderful meal, and great service.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank ClaudiaV6
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“A hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

Loved it!!! Great food...great prices...friendly staff. It is a small space, so the tables are close together but we never felt crowded. Will certainly return.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Chi-town G
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West Newbury, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Alway Good and Welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

My wife and I have been regulars at Loretta's since it opened and we have never been disappointed. Ted is a gracious and welcoming owner who tries to make everyone feel at home. Last night I had the culotte steak and my wife had the roasted haddock. They were both incredible. We felt so at home we just stayed and watched the first half of the Pats game. This is my favorite place in Newburyport.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Paul N
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salisbury
Level Contributor
28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

I have eaten here 3 times, ordered different entrees and have never been disappointed. The food is fabulous and the drinks are equally good. It is rather small but have waited 15-20 minutes without reservation. The owner is friendly and does like to smooze with some customers but never ignores the others. The only negative I could give is he had a party that he spoke to a lot, they were sitting at a table when we got there and continued to sit even after they paid the bill and were still there when we left. I thought it was ignorant on their part and his as people were waiting and the wait staff looses money when the table doesn't turn over in a timely fashion.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank mamasalisbury
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Kennebunk, Maine
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Overrated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

We went for lunch at Loretta. The waitress was very nice and welcoming. The soup was delicious. The "special" Greek salad was anything but special. It was uninspired. Instead of fresh vegetables everything except the lettuce and tomatoes were from a can. And the tomatoes were of a winter variety in the northeast - orangish, hard and full of green seeds. The greek salad dressing was not seasoned. Very disappointing! My friend had a caprese sandwich. The bread was ordinary and again, the tomatoes were not good. (Good tomatoes are available at this time of the year - think hydroponic).

Loretta is well located and has the opportunity to be great. They should pay more attention to the quality of the ingredients they use.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank neverenoughthyme
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