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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 155
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    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
WOW!!!!

I have been to Italy many times and I have been to Italian restaurants throughout the United States and LoRusso's, hands down, has got to be the best! To begin with, it was a very special evening, I was visiting with an old Navy buddy and his wife, that I haven't seen in a very long time. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
PW7382
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I have been to Italy many times and I have been to Italian restaurants throughout the United States and LoRusso's, hands down, has got to be the best! To begin with, it was a very special evening, I was visiting with an old Navy buddy and his wife, that I haven't seen in a very long time. They suggested this... More 

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1 Thank PW7382
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I was back in town for Christmas, and again wanted to visit the Hill for a nice Italian dinner. I wanted to return to Charlie Gitto (see my November 2015 review), as it was fantastic. The rest of family wanted to try something different, and well I lost. I wasn’t too concerned when they picked LoRusso’a. I visited LoRusso three... More 

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

At LoRusso's - we appreciate all comments to build on - sorry to hear of your disappointing experience. Just the night before we had 14 ADULTS at the very same table and their comment was "a great setting for our holiday get-together". As a restaurateur for 30 years, we try and accommodate the best we can and when parties of... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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139 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Our server did an excellent job conveying to the kitchen special preparations for our did and the kitchen followed through with ease. The flash fried spinach is my favorite and it did not disappoint. This was my first time trying the cioppino it was delicious.

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Thank StLTourGirl
loveItalianFood, Manager at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this review

Thank you for offering a review. Rich and I appreciate that you took the time to write online and give us a glowing response in regards to your dining experience. Thank you and please come back and dine often!!!! You are what makes newbies pay attention to us "old stand-by's" who are never ready to say die! More 

University City, Missouri
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I have loved their Spedini but every one of their daily specials have been wonderful. I strongly suggest stepping out of the familar and trying some of the chefs specialties.

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1 Thank sally r
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Service is very prompt, great salad, good selection of Italian dishes and very enjoyable. I believe they have a nominal corkage fee but also have a number of Italian wines.

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

Thanks for having confidence in LoRusso's - your words mare a comfort to our staff knowing that their hard work is recognized. Thanks for taking the time to review - hope to see you soon. Happy dining & BUON APPETITO More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have been going to LoRusso's since it opened. It is my go to place for celebrations, when visitors are in town and when I want fresh food, good wine and good service in a relaxed atmosphere. My husband loves the Osso Buco and Cioppino when in season and I love the veal piccata. And his house made gelatos are... More 

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

Thanks for having confidence in LoRusso's to bring family and celebrate such great milestones- your words mare a comfort to our staff knowing that their hard work is recognized. Thanks for taking the time to review - hope to see you soon. Happy dining & BUON APPETITO More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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460 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We loved this place. 4 and 1/2 stars. Outstanding! The menu is varied, and everything our group of 20 tried was excellent. Some had steaks and seafood and loved their dishes. Since I have gluten free issues, I often can't eat pasta when I am out, but they had a great GF menu, and can make virtually any pasta dish... More 

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1 Thank Jays911
loveItalianFood, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We are heading into our 30th year in business and hope to keep providing quality food, wine and service for as long as we are around! Rich & Terri appreciate your business! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

For a special dinner or whenever you want to feel like it's that special dinner even if it's not, LoRusso's delivers. You're greeted like you're family by Terry(i) at the hostess stand, who is chef and owner Richard's lovely wife. The wait staff are trained in the old school tradition, to appear when they're needed and to be silent wallflowers... More 

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1 Thank Ronikay08
loveItalianFood, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We work very hard at trying to make every customer's experience at LoRusso's Cucina the very best that they can have. We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to write your review. Grazie! More 

Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

My wife and I went to LoRusso's and were just floored. LoRusso's is located just "off" of the Hill area where great food abounds but they do something a little different....in a good way. We were welcomed by Terri LoRusso with a huge smile which made us feel at home right away. We got there early to have a drink... More 

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1 Thank c-k_malone
loveItalianFood, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We work very hard at trying to make every customer's experience at LoRusso's Cucina the very best that they can have. We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to write your review. Grazie! More 

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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

LoRusso's was recommended by my friend Don who grew up in the neighborhood and he sure didn't steer me wrong the food was in a word Fabulous I had tortilini a personal favorite if I lived close to St Louis I'd start at the top and work my way to the bottom of the menu over a period of time... More 

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1 Thank Johno1952
cucinaman, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this review

Thanks for having confidence in LoRusso's - your friend Don must be ready for Saint Hood - we survive on word of mouth recommendations. we are so glad we did him right. your words are a comfort to our staff knowing that their hard work is recognized. Thanks for taking the time to review - hope to see you soon.... More 

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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, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?