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LoRusso's Cucina

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Lindenwood Park
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3121 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63139
314-647-6222
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Traditional explosion of flavor wrapped in elegant warmth

We were treated like family. The layers of flavor were exquisite and each dish was a new pleasure. The wine was perfectly paired and our waitress was spot on. Will go again without a doubt.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Catstheaters
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We were treated like family. The layers of flavor were exquisite and each dish was a new pleasure. The wine was perfectly paired and our waitress was spot on. Will go again without a doubt.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Having lived in the St. Louis area for 40 years, we had never heard of this restaurant before. We were given a gift certificate so who isn't willing to try a free meal? We had reservations for 5:00 on a Saturday night and as soon as we arrived, we were seated. It wasn't long after that the place began to... More 

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columbia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Because we were staying in the area, and it was a Sunday night, this was a most convenient place to have dinner. (Especially since so many restaurants are closed on Sundays!) It was most satisfying. Our server, Andrew, was professional and helpful as we needed direction with our selections. The busgirl was tremendous. Our water and coffee was kept filled.... More 

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Swansea, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

First time visit ( 2 people). One of the few places open in the city on a Sunday evening. Setting very old school(dated), dark and heavy with little dining alcoves. Menu very traditional Southern Country Italian. Beer list limited. Lots of red wines on the list, but also out of a lot of names. White wines really limited. One meal... More 

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cucinaman, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us and we appreciate you sharing your experience - the Hill (Italian section) of St. Louis has 10 restaurants open on Sundays which we are one - Our offering of 30 beers and 195 different bottles of wine (15 were out of stock) are probably the largest offerings compared to other establishments in our area. Thanks... More 

Sunset Hills, Missouri
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Great dinner. Not 5 stars...unfortunately....but very good. My meal was not hot so needed to have it warmed up...and my husbands seafood cannelloni special was just not what he expected, but good. They might be getting too big, not sure. Miss the more personal experience from years gone by.

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St. Louis, MO
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155 reviews 155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is our favorite restaurant in St. Louis. The food, wine and service are always excellent. It is our go to place for special occasions but also a place we can go just for a night out. I seem to always order the tenderloin mudega but there are many excellent choices. They have a terrific wine list and many of... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Have enjoyed dinner here on many occasions. Our most recent was a special evening with good friends. Everyone agreed that this was one of the best meals ever. Rich and Terry are wonderful hosts - always gracious, warm and friendly. The service is outstanding, never intrusive. But we always come back for the food - everything is simply excellent. We... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

located in South City STL near I-44 this place means business when it comes to food. A packed house of nicely dressed clientele celebrating everything from anniversaries to business wins or just a simple date night made plans to enjoy the simple elligance, delightful food and attentive service of LoRusso's. Make a reservation early to get your choice of date/time.... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a large party (16 of us) and we all enjoyed different appetizers, I had the butternut squash ravioli....so good!....we had lots of wine, lots of coffee....delicious desserts, and GREAT limoncello! Check out LoRusso's for authentic italian food and a great time for all guests!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I was in town visiting family and we were looking for a night out with great food and nice atmosphere. LoRusso's was an excellent recommendation by a friend. The salads were delicious, the best caesar I have had in a long time. Everyone enjoyed their meals, and we will come back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3121 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63139
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Lindenwood Park
  • Neighborhood: Lindenwood Park
  • Phone Number: 314-647-6222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?