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“A locals' secret”

Lo Grasso's Cafe Bistro
Ranked #16 of 53 Restaurants in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$25
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 29 August 2009

I'm local and we often go to Lo Grasso's in the winter, or on a summer night like tonight when there's a hurricane blowing through. It's out of the tourist part of town and there's no view - heavy drapes protect you from watching the parking lot. But the homely (mostly) Italian food is tasty and dependable, service is friendly and it's the only place left in this once-dry town that's byob, open all year and not challenged for parking.

I expect that locals might like it kept a secret, but I think it deserves more recognition.

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Reviewed 5 April 2008

If the service at Lo Grasso's, (which used to be a deli and has transformed itself into a rather dark and unique dinner establishment) was good, this would be a better review.

We waited to be seated, having made reservations for an early (6pm) Friday night dinner. We ordered our meals and waited quite a long time for them to arrive. Another couple arrived after we did and received their meals well before ours were brought out. The owner seemed to know them and therefore we were left with the impression that if you do not know the owner, you aren't actually part of the experience.

Once our meals were served, we were asked once how they were, and then did not see our server until the end of the meal. Perhaps they were short on waitstaff that evening - we do not know.

The food was good, though the bed of vegetables seemed a little odd with lots of onions, cabbage and perhaps kale in it. The crab cakes were delicious and the salmon was good, though not great.

We will probably try someplace in Gloucester next time, since there are so many untried choices there

6  Thank Coquille8
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Reviewed 17 August 2014
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