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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 138
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Birthday dinner

This restraunt is just perfect service atmosphere and the menu is marvelous homemade italian dishes. In a city full of excellent Italian restaurants this one is my favorite

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Joan K
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This restraunt is just perfect service atmosphere and the menu is marvelous homemade italian dishes. In a city full of excellent Italian restaurants this one is my favorite

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I recently had a wonderful dining experience at LoRusso's. I had the Cioppino and a house salad. I must say their Cioppino is the best I have ever had! Their house salad was perfect with very fresh tasting ingredients and not drenched in dressing as you might find in other Italian restaurants. The service was excellent with prompt attention to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a resturant that caters to older peolpe and not very well. We had the fish 'special' and filet in a Marsella sauce; both dishes were very salty and tastless. The house salad was fine, except it was doused in dressing. We waited 40 minutes between our salad and our dinner. The serve was exceptionally bad. We have been... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

LoRusso's Cucina is a wonderful place for an elegant meal. The menu leans Italian but there are lots of options. I love their seafood and veal dishes. The salads are fresh and very tasty. They often have specials that are unique and worth trying. Terri and Rich are very friendly and the entire staff is very professional.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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122 reviews 122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We dine at LoRusso's and find a surprise with every visit. Terri greeted us warmly and made us feel immediately welcome, as always. During our most recent meal prior to heading to the theatre, the special was duck! I was thrilled as that is one of my very favorites and it's difficult to find in St. Louis outside the Asian... More 

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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 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
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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
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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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 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children
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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