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About Rosaria

Located above J. Pace & Son Market, this beautiful restaurant houses an intimate dining room, bar, function room to accommodate 150+ with a second bar, a private 30+ person dining room and a patio. A great Italian Steakhouse addition to the North Shore’s restaurant scene.

190 Main Street
Saugus, MA 01906
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00-9:00pm
Bar open until 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00-10:00pm
Bar open until 11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00-5:00pm
We are also available for bereavement luncheons and corporate luncheons.

Cross Street:
Route 1 South

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 558-2759

Website:
http://www.rosariasaugus.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Host your next Function with us! Host a Private Birthday Party, a Business Meeting, a Family Dinner, or any Special Celebrations! Host your next Communion, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, Birthday Party, Anniversary Party, Bereavement, Holiday Party, Retirement Party & Small Intimate Wedding Receptions, etc.

Rosaria Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for a Date (8)
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Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Authentic (1)
Casual (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Rosaria's has now become my favorite restaurant. The food is great and the service is alway outstanding

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were there for a birthday dinner. Service was spot on, very accommodating and attentive. we started with 3 appetizers, fried calamari tender, lite and flavorful. broiled oysters and lamb chops (tender tasty and perfect temp).

dinner created my own surf and turf with no issues. Rib Eye and Pan Seared Scallops, perfectly cooked and seasoned. My dad ordered haddock special with scallops and diced tomatoes. Flakey, moist just like it should be.

today was a home run.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It’s nice looking restaurant but way overpriced for the quality of food. Luckily we had a gift card to use and we know we probably won’t ever go back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were celebrating a retirement. We have been there many times before and always had a good experience, this time we felt rushed. We will return, I'm sure.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Veal medallions and baked stuffed shrimp very delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We enjoyed every aspect of our evening. The bartender was very accomodating making drinks for our party of six and we had a lovely table in the dining room. The decor of the restaurant was beautiful and we had a great meal, wine and the dessert was the real spumoni with sauce, which no one seems to offer any more. Our waitress was very cordial and knew the menu well. Reccomend this for special occasions.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Had a very nice meal and service. The veal chop was awesome. we will return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

We went on a Wednesday night for my birthday. It was a quiet night for the restaurant so we had unbelievable attention and service. The restaurant is lovely and we liked that the tables were spaced apart, unlike some restaurants where you feel like your eating with the people next to you. The food was great and my drink, a pistachio martini, was also very good. We both had the short ribs and the portions were huge. We both took food home.. I would definitely go back and I have already recommended Rosaria to friends and family.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Always a good experience at Rosaria.....steaks are the best! Staff very nice and accommodating.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was fantastic. Our waitress was professional, attentive and funny. She asked if it was our first time dining there which it was. When we asked questions about the ingredients in the entrées she was very knowledgeable. She wanted to make sure we had a great experience. Everyone that worked in the restaurant was friendly to us starting from the very moment we walked in we were greeted by a very friendly and professional hostess who walked up to our table. We were then greeted by our waitress. The restaurants decor was beautiful. We sat on the outside deck over looking the beautiful garden. It did get a little cool I wish they had a few outside heating lamps and some cushions for our chairs. It was a Little pricey for just dinner but I would go again to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Nice quiet dinner out on the patio. We enjoyed the waterfall, felt like we were on vacation.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great food, sat outside on a beautiful evening. Read a lot of reviews, one review kept coming up that the wait staff doesn't mention the specials. I had to ask what they were, the waitress seemed unsure and had to read them. I ordered one of the specials and it was great, but for this price, I shouldn't have to ask for info that should be their job.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We celebrated Father's Day. We picked Rosaria's because we celebrated Mother's Day and it was excellent. Food & cocktails were great. The wait service is excellent. Very friendly and knowledgable. Can't wait to go back to sit out on the patio. It looks very inviting.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We have been to Rosaria multiple times as we enjoy the restaurant. This time was our 29th Anniversary and one of our favorite items and reasons we go there is for the Carpaccio. We ordered 2 as usual were told they had only one left which sounded odd since all you have to do is thin slice some Filet etc. We asked for the manager who came over who apologized and said he would be back as dinner progressed to make it up to us but he never did return. We then went to the bar for a drink while we awaited our pickup and he again made no effort at service recovery which was disappointing to say the least. Bert

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Rosario's never disappoints. Service was a bit slow because of a retirement party and and Anniversary party. Food delicious as usual.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Although I miss the booth seating, I still love this restaurant....not as private with all tables but the food is delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day was most enjoyable at Rosarias. The food was awesome, the service was just what it should be. The guitar player/singer was a nice touch. We are never disappointed at Rosarias. Can't wait to go again soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2017

I really wanted to love this place. When you enter, it's in a building with a super market and a VFW. But visually, it's gorgeous with a grand piano, dark wood and a good use of the space they have. However, the staff was very unpolished. The hostess was super rough around the edges and awkward. We were sat, and our waitress was very similar. We were never told any specials (didn't know there were specials until after we had ordered and the table next to us asked). The cocktails were good. I had a salad, which came out as a wedge (but wasn't described in the menu as a wedge). I'm just the wrong audience for this, as I dislike wedge salad. My husband got calamari which he liked. We both ordered steaks. Mine was cooked well, but was not a really exceptional cut. For $30 - $60 per steak, I wanted something on par with Flemings or Ruth's Chris. This was more Longhorn. My husband got the bone-in ribeye, which came out rare despite him ordering it medium plus. Again, it was fine and he ate it - but when you're paying $60 per steak, it's the details that matter. Finally, we ordered the sweet potato fries which was an awkwardly cut up sweet potato. They were out of the sauce that I ordered. We love fine dining and often head into Boston for a great steak. The idea of a premium steakhouse the next town over is so tempting. Yet Rosaria's just fails to deliver. Too many little misses combined with a hefty pricetag (think $200 for two drinks, a salad and app, two steaks and a side) means that I'd avoid this and just head for a classic, trusted steakhouse next time.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

I had a ribeye steak that put Abe & Louies, Strega Prime and the Capital Grille to shame

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Nice place. Italian comfort food. Large portions. Wish they wouldn't chill their red wine.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

I've driven by Rosaria a few times and thought we should give it a try. The people I was with are all "foodies" and all agreed it was hands down one of the best meals ever! Short ribs, veal special and surf and turf. I got seafood but will get meat the next time because Joe Pace makes sure nothing but the best is served. He even stops at your table to make sure you're happy. So the bottom line is my food snobby friends and I LOVED it and cannot wait to go back!! I almost don't want the word to get out so I don't have to wait for a reservation;)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2017

REALLY LOVE THE RESTAURANT. FOOD IS SPECTACULAR AND THE SERVICE IS TOP NOTCH. JUST WISH YOU WERE STILL OPEN FOR LUNCH. USED TO BE ONE OF MY FAVORITE LUNCH SPOTS.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great food. Unprofessional servers. Removing plates from the table while others are still eating. Reaching across the table to serve or remove dishes instead of going to the diners side.

Music blasting at 9:00 pm. Could barely hear what was being said at our table. Dining room has been minimized to accommodate bands in the evening.

Members of the band soliciting diners for photos, passing out media for upcoming events, and bringing wrist bands to diners. Very tacky.

Really disappointed that a restaurant that I considered to be of high quality to stoop to the level of a beer hall.

I will not return nor recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The service was poor a new waitress she could not remember who ordered what.
Very slow not organized the food was ok not hot.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Was a very quiet evening for the restaurant perhaps due to school vacation week. Food was delicious and waitress attentive,

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Great ambiance...

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

I am never disappointed on my trips to Rosaria. The food is great and staff is very friendly. Do yourself a favor and try the crab cakes....they are the best I have ever had!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We had heard good things about the restaurant so we decided to try it for Valentines Day. We were really disappointed when they sat us in the function room instead of the restaurant, but they were very accommodating and moved us into the restaurant. They explained to us that the computers were not working so it was slowing things down. That didnt seem to be a big problem until we tried to pay our bill. It took quite awhile. We were surprised that they didn't at least offer us a dessert or a glass of wine for our having to wait so long. Not that we wanted anything, but that would have gone a long way. The food was just ok, not worth going back for though. The atmosphere was cold, not a warm feeling.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food and wine were great, but the service was okay. I specifically asked for a quiet table and ended up at a table where I couldn't be even hear my husband. Go for the food over the service

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was nominally priced for Italian food. I got fruti di Mari which was ok with scallops clams and shrimp. The wife got chicken piccata which was chicken with bland sauce and asparagus. Our 8 yr old got Spaghetti and meatballs and she was happy. The food was good, nothing to go crazy over but good meals. The problem here was the service. It was tremendously slow and it took over 2 hours for us to eat a anti pasto and our meals. No coffee or anything just meals.

We are glad we went to try it out but probably wouldn't make a trip back.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went to Rosaria for Valentines Day with my wife. The night just didn't start well. Four employees there when we arrived but no one really greeted us. Left waiting to give our coats and check to see if we had a reservation. We did arrive 5 mins early and had to wait which was totally fine. But 2 other couples arrived 15-30 mins early but were seated first. Just felt we were forgotten about. After being seated and waiting a good 10 mins, the waitress came and explained the computers were down. The waitress was good but seemed quite busy based on the situation. There was a live singer and it was much louder than I expected. Most people seemed to enjoy the night. After finishing the meal, which was very good, it took us 30 mins to pay since it was busy and they had computer issues. I do understand the computers were down, making seating, ordering and payment slower but basic customer service wasn't on display for such a special night. If there was a more greeting and inviting start with some explanation, perhaps the night would of started better. But $120 for just 2 entrees and lackluster night, I don't think I would give it another try.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went here for Valentines Night Dinner. It was a disaster. They opened up their function room to accommodate more customers. The function space was terrible. I felt like I was eating at a vfw hall. The food was ok and the service was terrible. This restaurant should really look at their valentines night experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went here for Valentine's Day, great place. Quite busy but excellent food!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Pleasant meal, both the Italian cuisine and the steaks were excellent. Service very attentive.
Good variety of menu choices

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Service and food were impeccable. Top of the line menu prepared flawlessly. This restaurant has a great menu that you don't normally find in the suburbs. Boston/Cambridge quality without the hassle of getting into the city.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Great service and food. This place is getting progressively better every time I go in there.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Celebrated New Year's Eve a day early. Food was delicious Jessica was wonderful with exemplary service. A great evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Has always been excellent. However food was warm at best and arrived when they brought out a party of 14 or so men's dinner. Maybe ours was sitting there for awhile.
I also got the seafood special a few eeeks ago with lobster, 6 jumbo shrimp, scallops and linguini. This time I also order the special, same price and had small salad shrimp. The shrimp and scallops were a little tough also. The 1st time the presentation was great. This time not so. Seemed like there was a new chef or maybe the 2 large groups of men (yes another separate group of 12 men arrived) was the difference. Will give it one more try.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2016

The food was great, price is comparable to a top end steakhouse with the filet $47 but well worth it. Ask to be seated with Franklin he was great!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2016

The decor is gorgeous I should say first! The entrance is very grand especially when you walk up the staircase! We were immediately greeted by two friendly hosts.
We ate at the bar, which I must say is super comfortable. Service at the bar is awesome the two bartenders took great care of us service wise and made fantastic drinks!
Unfortunately I wasn't overly impressed by the food.
I'll definitely go back just because they make a great drink, the bar is the nicest on Route One, and it's close to home!

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