LaRosa’s

4.7
174 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 174 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSammom
New England
19 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Carpaccio was awesome!

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CarolG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the back patio. Great drinks and food was delicious. Friendly staff. Great place for dinner.

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CharlotteF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

First off my water glass had lipstick marks on it, first time to restaurant was not a good impression.
Service was good but noticed attentiveness to customers were not equal
Food was good, desserts not so.
I would not rush back

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MaryanneD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service, food and overall experience is excellent. I always enjoys dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together!
Great service, great staff & awesome ambiance.
Makes for a great night out.

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RoryP
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and service was excellent. You know what you're going to get at LR and won't leave disappointed.

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Mickael
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love this place - the staff are great and it’s relaxed and high quality.

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vipRebeccaS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

We always enjoy Larosa's, but this time the Cavatelli Bolognese was extremely salty. Not good!

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northshore
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance for our date night. We love this place and will definitely be back!

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WayneA
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and patio which I did not know existed was quite cozy. Good ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughter's college graduation! We sat on the back patio - so nice! Food and service was great! One downer, there were no tea available for people who don't drink coffee.

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vipLloyd
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

excellent dinner and evening with friends .....great service - good food - fair price.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We went here for my dad’s birthday. Do not get the chicken piccata. It was not chicken piccata. It was a chicken thigh with potatoes and mushrooms sides. Where is the pasta? Wine sauce was very average and not enough on the plate. They should make their chicken a cutlet.

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Frenchie
New England
13 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
197 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
New England
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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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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food in a cozy space.

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Rachel
New England
9 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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vipDMcquaide
New England
2 reviews
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
Caribbean
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
2 reviews
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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KristenN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant very cold

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Wonderful
New England
16 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
5 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.

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 174 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.