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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 139
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 3
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  • 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
Great Italian

One of the best moderately prices Italian restaurants in St.Louis. From appetizers to desserts everything is great. The best cioppino in town. Never had anything here that was not excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
StLouMrEd
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

One of the best moderately prices Italian restaurants in St.Louis. From appetizers to desserts everything is great. The best cioppino in town. Never had anything here that was not excellent.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I (mid-thirties) went to LoRusso's for a date night. We walked in and we were the only people under 60 years old. The atmosphere of the place was that of a typical quiet fine dining. We ordered our drinks and bruschetta for our appetizer. The tomato basil topping was very under seasoned and the bread was burnt.... More 

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

I responded by email within an hour of seeing the survey from our in house reservation system which was not as detailed as the Trip Advisor review. my reply Hello Ben, I am the owner and am disappointed in your experience last night. Seems the ball was dropped during your visit. I personally prepare the Bruschetta and assure you that... More 

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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about LoRusso's Cucina

Address: 3121 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63139
Phone Number: 314-647-6222
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Lindenwood Park
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
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Italian

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