LaRosa’s

4.7
211 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located in downtown Andover, LaRosa's is your friendly and comfortable 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 Regional Italian standard while pertaining to New England's locally sourced seasonal products LaRosa's is committed to serve. Featured Winner of Best North Shore 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 211 people are saying
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Pk31
Naples
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service; great food, outside seating with heaters! Great all around

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SylvieG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine list, some real gems! And the food is perfect. The gnocchi were silky, the sauce was plentiful and hearty. I would have liked more variety of seafood in the Diavalo pasta dish, but the lobster in it was good.

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NancyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious authentic Italian cuisine. Extremely pleasant and helpful waitstaff!

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JenniferO
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and fresh seafood. Nice ambiance. Great service! Hospitality through the roof!

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Readergirl66
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at LaRosa was delightful last Saturday evening. The service was wonderful, the cozy table with a view to the sidewalk was interesting and the food delicious! Can’t wait to return.

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vipLynneB
New England
199 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

After eating at La Rosa a few months prior, I was looking forward to dining there again. Unfortunately, they have a different chef and changed one something I enjoyed the last time there and the person next to me had that as well not too long ago and felt the same way - it was extremely disappointing that one of the ingredients now includes something I"m allergic to. The manager did come over to speak to me and we discussed the menu in great detail and she checked with the Chef and came back to me and suggested an entree - unfortunately, the entree was piled with an ingredient I'm allergic to so they had to remake it. Due to the timing,I ended up telling my Server to cancel it as it took a long time. The Manager did take it off the bill, however, I felt overall, the food and service weren't up to par and would not recommend this restaurant at all.

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vipMichealS
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the weather was great! The spacing of the tables allowed us some privacy for conversation, the decor was cozy and fun. Food and drinks were amazing, Owen got us drinks from the bar while we waited for our table. Overall fantastic experience, we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Great cocktails and food

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KandK
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The entrees are very small for the price. The outdoor dining area was very nice but the inside was very loud.

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GinaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for an anniversary dinner with my husband and loved it. Food was good, service was good and the outdoor area is really cute. Provided us with free champagne for our anniversary as well. Will go back soon!

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NicRi
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful setting outside in the back. Definitely a perfect place to celebrate any occasion.
The bread was okay and the olive oil was plain.
The meatball app was tasty but warm, not hot.
We both had the chicken piccata. I did not realize that it came with no sides and for the price we received just one chicken breast with a few mushrooms. It was only lightly sauced. We asked for a side of pasta, which was an additional charge and nothing special.
No salt and pepper on the table.
Great service.

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AndieM20
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience at LaRosa’s last Friday night! I had indicated in our reservation that we were celebrating an engagement, and they brought over two complimentary glasses of champagne for our daughter and her fiancé. What a nice touch! Our server, Elizabeth, was friendly and attentive and did a great job. The food and drinks were delicious as well. We were so happy that we chose LaRosa’s for our family’s special occasion.

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LSR155
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The salads are huge and can be shared. The salmon has a really crispy skin and has a bacon-like quality to it. The pasta dishes are generous. We would order any of the items again. The service was excellent.

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EileenP
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great night at La Rosa's! I had the scallops in gazpacho - it was delicious! The drinks were fun and the service was good. Will definitely go back!

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AJay
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was Fantastic! Service was good, I think they may be a lil short-handed right now, but Everybody is now. Still, was a pleasurable experience and cannot wait to go there again!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is always good. Noisy at times

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything was good. I tried a new menu item the duck plate and that was just ok. They’re other dishes are always so delicious.

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was, without question, one of the best meals I have ever had. My husband totally agrees with me. I wasn't sure what to expect because we had never been there before and the menu was somewhat limited. I need not have been concerned. The friends we were with wanted to sit outside because of their small children. If felt very strange sitting and eating on the street, but the food and service soon put us at ease. Wonderful, knowledgeable staff.

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Sharon
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

2 of us got the lobster Fra diavolo certainly not at all worth the high price!!
The Waiter was very nice & the overall wait-staff was wonderful

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vipBostondiner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantasic meal at LaRosa's. Absolutely continues to be our favorite Italian Resraurant outside of Boston North End.

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viplisalisa113
New England
44 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I really enjoyed this restaurant however it was extremely pricey for what we had. The dinner menu is very small - not a wide variety of options. Very little for vegetarian customers. I got the salmon which was ala cart which added to the price. No salad no vegetables served with the main entrée. The salmon skin was crispy but I don’t eat the skin. The salmon itself was a little over done for my liking. The restaurant does have a nice ambience and the service was good. Just was surprised at how expensive it was. I think I would go back for lunch but not for dinner again.

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vipBman
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. One of the best places in town.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Very poor service. We had an 8 PM reservation and didn’t get seated until 815 even though there were tables that were open. We were told by the hostess that “people were getting up and they were about to do another big seating.” Our food didn’t arrive until after 9 PM.

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vipMLBC
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely dinner with great food and wonderful service from all. I hope the outdoor seating continues-it adds to the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Molly
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were three people sitting outside for an evening meal. I made the reservation earlier that day and we were able to be accommodated. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was excellent, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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MichaelF
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly, attentive staff. The outside back patio is beautiful for al fresco dining.

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MICHAELP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was fresh and delicious service was just great.

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CarolG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love eating in the patio. Great local place. Lovely people work there and the food is great.

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GregL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really fantastic. It’s a bit of a hike from Newton but so worth it. Second time at LaRosa’s and will be going back plenty!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place!!!

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Regard
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant, friendly staff, and good food.

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MelindaD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a pasta meal and my friend had chicken Marsala. We also shared the arugula salad. The food and the drinks were wonderful. Made for a great night out

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PeteD
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service and food (salad, pasta entree, and dessert).

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vipwillardsq
New England
23 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to enjoy on a summer night. Food was very good, cocktails even better. Predictably good.

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vipSammom
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Neither of us was impressed with the dinner menu. It has changed substantially. (Where did the crab cakes go? they were always excellent!) The Caprese salad was delicious and the tomatoes were ripe. That was a nice surprise. The cavatelli was ok, but the sauce didn't have much depth. The meat in it was good and the pasta was cooked correctly, but the dish just didn't overwhelm. My fellow diner had a good Statler chicken dish and the chicken was very good. Overall, it was okay. The outdoor dining is really nice. The servers were very friendly but not always on the spot with water refillls. It might be a while before we come back. Will wait for a menu change.

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GaryT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were completely on point. Sat in the outside street seating and it was perfect! Can't wait to head back.

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Mickael
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great drinks, lovely service in a chic atmosphere.

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redsox57
New England
61 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great Italian food, veal parm to die for

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localdiner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carpaccio was awesome!

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 4.7 stars by 211 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.