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LoRusso's Cucina

3121 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63139 (Lindenwood Park)
314-647-6222
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Ranked #9 of 2,502 restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Neighborhood: Lindenwood Park
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English first
Saint Charles, Missouri
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I have had the pleasure of eating at LoRusso's Cucina on a few occasions now and have always been pleased with the food, atmosphere and experience. The pasta dishes are truly inspiring and, in my experience, always arrive hot, made from fresh, tasteful ingredients. I also love the flat bread crisps, which they make in-house, that you can enjoy with... More

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

Thanks for the glowing review, always great to hear these compliments considering all the hard work we put into guests experience. Many travelers will read this and confidence will bring them in. We will do our part and back up your words or praise. Happy Dining More

Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Had to wait in spite of having a reservation, had to wait to order drinks... Pasta arrived lukewarm from the kitchen, and was cooked well past my preferred al dente. Service inattentive, and the gentleman who acted as if he owned the place seemed insulted that we weren't happy just to be in his wonderful space. I go out for... More

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

Thanks for the review. I apologize for the first review being taken down but it did not fit the criteria. This one has issues I can address. Since this reviewer has blocked my contacting him directly, my reply will be public. These reviews are very important to our business, just as is satisfying our guests when they state a problem... More

Cuba, Missouri
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My in-laws love the hill resturants and we try to get there on their birthday. We liked LoRusso's website and their menu was varied and large. Their online reservations were very easy and we got a quick confirmation and reminder the day of the reservations. Greeted at door by hostess and I believe she is also the owner. The entire... More

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

Thanks for celebrating with us - the photo is for all to see on our web site - http://lorussos.mycapture.com/mycapture/index.asp - your review was much appreciated, thanks for taking the time. Happy Dining, the LoRusso family & staff More

Saint Charles, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Perfectly prepared Calamari and their specialty flash fried spinach. The waiters know when to help and when to stay out of the way. Perfect combination of food ambiance and costs.

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

Thanks for the kind words of confidence - we try to exceed expectations to please and now coming up on 28yrs of service. Happy Dining More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Amazing and extensive Italian menu. Our entrée what was the toasted caprese raviolis, followed by a roasted beet salad with goat cheese. My mate had pasta and meatballs and I ordered the special of the evening which was yellowfin tuna accompanied by a Frank Coppola Zin. Our desert was a chocolate Carmel pecan pie creation. The service was impeccable. Fine... More

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

Thanks for the kind words and taking the time to write this review, many will see it and use it with confidence - we try to exceed expectations to please and now coming up on 28yrs of service. Happy Dining More

Canton, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I recently returned to my hometown, St. Louis, and on the advice of a friend visited LoRusso's. The food, the service and ambiance is way more than average. I'd rate all three as excellent. LoRusso's features a varied wine list. The appetizers and the entrees are all prepared in-house which in today's assembly line foodservice is a treat. No dish... More

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

Thanks for the kind words and taking the time to write a review. many people will see it and use it with confidence. We try and exceed expectations and now in our 28th yr thanks to customers like you. Happy Dining More

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We went for an early Christmas Dinner with friends and had a great time. The serving pace was relaxed and we had a great chance to visit. We ordered a Roasted Beet Salad (a little bland), Caesar Salads (Excellent), Short Rib Bolognese (good, not extraordinary), Chicken Pistachio (sweet, unusual, and perfect for a special evening), Scallop and Scampi Spinaci (delicious),... More

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

Thanks for the kind words and taking the time to write a review. many people will see it and use it with confidence. We try and exceed expectations and now in our 28th yr thanks to customers like you. Happy Dining More

Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Although LoRusso's is great anytime, it fun to celebrate special occasions there. My birthday dinner was fabulous as usual. Of course, we started with the flash fried spinach-a must. I also had the rice balls-excellent. I am not a great fan of salmon, but decided to try the salmon special that night. I will be having it again--best I have... More

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

Thanks for the kind words and taking the time to write a review. many people will see it and use it with confidence. We try and exceed expectations and now in our 28th yr thanks to customers like you. remember all the photos are on our web site for all to enjoy. Happy Dining More

Fairview Heights, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

When in doubt as to where you should dine in St. Louis, LoRusso's should be at the top of your list. LoRusso's offers a nice variety of pasta dishes and chicken, veal, beef, and seafood entrees', all prepared simply but with flair and taste.. I like the beef modega, a small steak cut in quarters, seared and covered in a... More

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

Thanks for the kind words and taking the time to write a review. many people will see it and use it with confidence. We try and exceed expectations and now in our 28th yr thanks to customers like you. Happy Dining More

Glensted Mo
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We are in St. Louis several times a year and look for places to enjoy a Sunday Brunch. This is one of the best of all brunchs we go too. Our first visit was an overwelming success. The food and service are outstanding. The brunch variety of food was a little different than the standard fare and much better than... More

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

Thanks for the kind words and taking the time to write a review. many people will see it and use it with confidence. We try and exceed expectations and now in our 28th yr thanks to customers like you. Happy Dining More

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