LaRosa’s

4.8
159 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located in downtown Andover, LaRosa's is your neighborhood restaurant. While our charm is a standout, it is our passion that truly steals the show. Whether it is our hand selected wine & cocktail program chosen by owner/restauranteur Paul LaRosa that brings you to us, or our featured menus that care to uphold the Italian standard while pertaining to New England's seasonal products LaRosa's is committed to serve. Featured Winner of Best NorthShore Al Fresco & Dinning, enjoy an evening on our patio and indulge in a refreshingly "classic" dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 159 people are saying
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Frenchie
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Perfect neighborhood spot with a vibrant scene.

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rad06
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

First time there and was impressed. Felt like being in Boston's North End which we frequent often!

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vipLilP
New England
24 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We love it there! Always great atmosphere and great drinks/food, my only complaint is that I wish they would switch up the menu a bit more! We live in town so have it quite a bit and always same menu, but food is great!

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vipLynneB
New England
196 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was my first time dining at night at La Rosa. I eat often at their Sister restaurant. Cons - no butter and no anchovies. Pros - tasty and great food.

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Ieatoutoften
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

La Rosa's has always been one of my go to places. Food and service always great. The last two times I have been disappointed. Once they forgot to enter our entrees in the system to be cooked and last time the Tuna Poke and Swordfish were tastless and dry.
I am sure like all restaurants they have had and are having many challenges with the pandemic and ramping their staff and training new people. With that said I am sure the will improve and I will go back.

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vipRichardJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely little place in downtown Andover. The food is quite good and the service delightful. Do recommend you make a reservation as there are very few tables.

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David
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot. Sat in the back room and loved the vibe of the bar and the brick wall. Great service, great food, great drinks.

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DanaW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fabulous dinner but service was very slow

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Drew
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food!! The dining side is a little small, but it wasn't crowded when I went and the noise level was good despite the small size. Had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food in a cozy space.

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viprjoseph
New England
56 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters birthday.. as always we had our favorite bar window table. Service was great as was food. Manager stopped by. We love the energy of the bar. It’s truly a night out when we dine here..best dining experience in Andover.

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Rachel
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is limited, which insures that everything is fresh and made to order. Food was delicious!

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DMcquaide
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, friendly staff, excellent food and ambiance!

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vipKelleyK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaRosa's is a wonderful restaurant! Great food, great location - definitely recommend it.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual... LaRosa's was awesome! From the food to the service. Everything was great! Perfect anniversary dinner

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LeonardJ
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Loved the stuffed calamari and hope to see that regularly on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service where great. The 4 top table was a little small to eat on but other than that, outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant very cold

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Wonderful
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to the sister restaurant, La Fina many times and have always had an exceptional experience. La Rosa did not disappoint. The food was outstanding and the restaurant has the look, feel and cuisine of a North End restaurant.

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vipEricH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both Service and food great as always. They are adhering to all required COVID rules if anyone is concerned about that.

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Dian
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food is always outstanding. The best in town.

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HessO
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Monday evening and it was very quiet. Our waiter was very attentive and nice.

Got the burrata and prosciutto to start, and the Quattro Formaggio Gnocci & Rigatoni Bianco for mains. Everything was extremely delicious. Very rich and authentically executed Italian food. The only issue is that I would've loved some bread to mop up the pesto from the burrata starter and the pasta sauces.

Definitely going again and hopefully trying their wine list offerings.

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vipdiner8
New England
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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RickN
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at La Rosa's. The Gnocchi was amazing and atmosphere was excellent. Will be back again soon and hope to try LaFina as well.

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LoraK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed with this restaurant as it is well managed. The staff work very well together. Tara was our server and I can't say enough about her outstanding attention to detail with respect to knowledge of the types of wine, food preparations and the delivery of perfect timing of the food. This is a favorite restaurant of mine hands down!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice evening, our server Rachel was excellent! Bolognese and lobster alla vodka were delicious. Highly recommend the espresso martini.

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vipBostonEats
New England
44 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was our first time here and we were fairly disappointed. It wasn't awful but it was very meh. We chose it because were heading up to Andover and this had gotten the best reviews online. We started with the butternut carbonara, which sounded promisingly savory, but was just bland. I had the salmon with kale and oranges and it was fine - nothing wrong with it, but nothing mind blowing. My companion had the short ribs with polenta and he said they were both bland. We had the cannoli for dessert which was truly awful, as well as the caramel cheesecake which was pretty good. They had the curtain that separates the dining room from the takeout shop open, presumably for ventilation, but the ambience was killed by looking at those flourescent lights. The service was pretty sleepy. Even though we were one of only three tables in the restaurant, the waitress forgot to bring us bread, or the sparkling water we ordered. It wasn't terrible, but just not great. We'll try another restaurant the next time we're in Andover.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance! All were friendly and so welcoming!!! A must do again kind of place!

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vipPattiM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service and atmosphere at LaRosa’s.

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DenisH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding Service and excellent food - what more could you ask for?

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ALLANJ
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food and service was great! They were able to move up our reservation, we had a choice of tables. Wine and food recommendations were spot on. A very enjoyable time.
Not cheap but well worth it

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Hockeymom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, quality food, very safe environment.

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debraR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good food and ambience. Great night out with friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a nice restaurant with great food and service!

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SMSEM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

After waiting more than 30 min to get seated beyond our reservation time, it took another 20 min for someone to wait on us. The menu is limited and the food was just average.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ended up inside and felt safe and food was great!!

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Luvtodineout
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's not easy to dine comfortably during this pandemic, but LaRosa's made it as comfortable as possible even in 49 degree weather! Outstanding food, the lobster pasta a la vodka, gnocchi with pesto were delicious, and the white chocolate and nutella chocolate cake was heaven on a plate. The staff were all friendly and very efficient. All in all LaRosa's is a great place to dine.

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BunnyR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW AGAIN! Never disappoints.
Sam was our bartender and server double duty did great. We needed help with wine. Emma and Chiara helped with our wine choices and pointed us completely in the right direction.
They have quite the wine selection for incredibly good prices for wines you cannot find anywhere else. Red and even rose that we have never seen elsewhere. Highly recommend this
5 star ⭐️ restaurant for its food quality portions and staff

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from LaRosa’s using the Order Online button. LaRosa’s also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 475-1777.

LaRosa’s is rated 4.8 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.