Raso's Bar and Grille

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Since Raso's Bar & Grille opened its doors in 2005, the Raso family has been providing their customers with excellent food and great service. Our Italian inspired dishes, mouthwatering BBQ, crispy pizza, and fresh seafood are all made with the highest quality ingredients. The hospitable staff at this neighborhood restaurant works together to satisfy each customers needs. Raso’s Bar & Grille is a great place for friends and family to share a great meal, so come and dine with us today!
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New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Drinks and appetizer came out relatively quickly. The appetizer ordered was a special -- Steak and cheese egg rolls. Appetizer that we were served was actually toasted ravioli egg rolls. We didn't gripe as we didn't have a problem with toasted ravioli, but we did inform our server that we did not receive the item we ordered in case someone else's order also wrong. Server stated those were the only type of egg rolls being served, which leads to why were the steak and cheese ones listed on the specials sheet?

Anyway, after receiving appetizer, we placed our entrée order, which was at about 6:30pm. Server came by again for additional drink order, but once it got past 7pm with no food, we began wondering if our order was put into the kitchen. Upon asking server, he just said kitchen was backed up, but other customers who were seated after us had already received their food, so not sure that was the truthful answer.

Server did offer free dessert as a bit a redemption, but overall this first experience at Raso's will likely be our last. It's definitely not a place I'd refer to anyone.

CF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good food at Raso’s

G
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food never disappoints. The restaurant could use an update though. Pretty dark and dismal. The outside deck is nice on a summer evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Gustavo was phenomenal! Excellent Service and Great Food! We Will definitely be back again!

A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great restaurant, good value for your money. Food and deserts are delicious. Wait staff and owner Rich all fantastic. I highly recommend the lemon cello desert worth every calorie.

PC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service !! All time favorite restaurant!

MA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The server was really great and the food was over all good. I wasn't a fan of the bread but besides that I liked it all. The price was unbeatable!

EA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting from New York and made reservations due to the reviews on line and we were not disappointed. We were seated right away and given menus. The server was at our table promptly to take our drink orders. Bread was brought to our table quickly and our orders taken. The food was delicious and the cappuccino was some of the best I tasted. I can’t say enough about the service. It was quick and efficient. I highly recommend this place

D
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food, excellent service, and a good value overall. The only downside is the very dated inside dining area - it could really use an upgrade.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious, and service was excellent! Will go back

m
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening out at Raso’s was outstanding as always. Summer specialty cocktails are back!!! I’m a huge fan of Watering the Garden. Will be back several times this summer to enjoy another one of those drinks.

DG
New England
20 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A great local place

C
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a good time, good food and it was close to the theater.

L
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose Raso’s based on good reviews and it’s proximity to the Chevalier Theatre. Drinks, food and wait staff were great! Highly recommend!

C
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous waiter; food was great and the restathad lots of energy.

PC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raso’s can’t be beat ! The most delicious food, outstanding staff! Menu is plentiful to choose from. Delicious drinks too!

BB
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great neighborhood find. Stumbled upon it and had the best meal! Would definitely go back!

LG
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were great. We really enjoyed it and will bring friends next time. The variety on the menu is a draw !

P
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

First I'm back in years the service was excellent the food was great as usual they have the best homemade bread ever and I'll waitress was great knowing that we had to catch a show at a certain time she was efficient Pleasant.

KA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Parking is tough but "The bar is lively"!! The bartenders are fabulous and make excellent craft cocktails! We had reservations on a Friday night at 5:45 before a show at the Chevalier Theater (approx one mile away) After seeing the dining room...we opted to sit in the bar. The dining room is dated but quaint. The food was delicious even though the pork chop was over cooked. The sausage is a must try! We will definitely go back

AP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love coming to Raso’s. Never a bad meal!

NM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE Raso’s and go there as much as possible. Love sitting on the bar side, but for a group, we prefer the dining room. Awesome staff! My favorite restaurant!

m
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

CR
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Busy night and the wait staff was seemed to be stretched thin. We didn’t see our waiter, and I think it was due to the night being under staffed. Also, food took very long to come out, and when it did, the pasta dishes came out steaming, as they should be, and the meat and fish dishes were lukewarm.

MB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

m
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alicia may be the best waitperson we’ve ever had. She’s quick, gracious, funny and very efficient - everything you want to complete your dining experience. The food, as always, was delicious. The steak tips cooked to perfection, paired with a spinach salad with strawberries and goat cheese was exactly what I wanted and they delivered. The lemon dressing is fantastic.. I look forward to it every time we go to Raso’s. Everyone enjoyed their meals. It was a very lovely evening out.

S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. A little loud at times but I was ok with it. Good energy!

N
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We went on a whim and are glad we did. Parking was a bit dicey but the food was incredibly good. We'll definitely be back when we are in the area again.

S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were fabulous. Our waiter was great as well attentive and conscientious of our 8:00 show. There was lots of help assisting to make sure things ran smoothly. Will absolutely go back so many things I want to try on the menu.

MP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious as always but I was disappointed to see that the menu had changed and some of my favorites were no longer available. We sat at the bar for an hour and some of the beers listed on the menu were not available when ordered, then when we sat down for dinner, we ordered a bottle of wine for the table and was told that they didn't have that specific wine. Our waiter was great and gave us a more expensive bottle for the same price as the one that was out, but when we later went to order that same bottle, we were told that that wasn't available any more either.

I've been to Raso's multiple times and I've never been disappointed with the quality of their food, and would recommend it to friends, but also let them know not to get their hopes up when it comes to the drinks.

K
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

It does not disappoint! A great little neighborhood find. Delicious Italian food and a full bar. Good for a reasonable and tasty dinner and and also seems like a good place to hang out and watch a game!

CW
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Really pleasant surprise. The food was outstanding.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Veal Parmesan I’ve ever had plus fantastically fresh made pasta and sauce, out of this world delicious. Would recommend to anyone and will be visiting again soon. Thank You Raso’s!

DW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Made a reservation for 3, 8 days prior. Table was 30 plus minute wait, hostess didn’t provide updates, waitress rarely stopped over, water refilled only when tracked down, very loud tables nearby including lots of regulars who clearly get preferential treatment. Too bad because the food was quite good but we would not return.

m
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

There is insufficient parking for the size of the restaurant.

w
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I asked a friend to recommend a restaurant somewhere around Cambridge, not too expensive but good food. This really fit the bill. It's in a pretty funky area right on Mystic Ave., and the parking is definitely limited. But we went for Sunday lunch and there were very few people in the restaurant and several open parking spots. The place started to fill up later in the afternoon. It's remarkably close to Tufts - only a few minutes from Powder House Square (Circle). The wait people were attentive and friendly, and the food was very good. Got the eggplant stack appetizer - unusual and delicious! Great pistachio martini, and other mixed drinks that were very interesting and tasty, and not expensive. We had really yummy spumoni and tiramisu for dessert. The atmosphere is fine, nothing to write home about, but comfortable and pleasant. I'd definitely go back.

NF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a good meal.

DG
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Most underrated restaurant in the area. Excellent Food and outstanding service

1
New England
89 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

WOW! I feel like I can FINALLY believe some reviews! I had never heard of this convenient place right off 93. It had 100% recommendation, we parked easily right in front, walked into a pleasantly lively bar scene, and 2 side by side dining areas, pleasantly full.....on a MONDAY night! Host & Hostess were amazing, really concerned with where we would be comfortable sitting and actually came back shortly after and mentioned that a booth had opened up! We moved over there and I had the seat facing the HUGE screen tv, so could inconspicuously watch the Red Sox BLOW OUT the Yankees and not be distracted! Waiter was great with wine selection, cocktail was a perfect Manhattan, then, Hubby ordered the BEST BOLOGNESE in Boston! on homemade ravioli, amazing, we pretty much licked the plate! (it was even better than the time I made it from scratch for hours and hours and stunk up the kitchen) I can't wait to go back!

l
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

we will definitely return! delicious, friendly staff, very comfortable, music a little loud, would prefer more mellow music for dinner

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