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LoRusso's Cucina

3121 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63139 (Lindenwood Park)
314-647-6222
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Ranked #14 of 2,525 restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lorusso's Cucina is an extraordinary Italian restaurant in an area noted for this good to great Italian restaurants. Menu has been redesigned since the last time I was there. My chicken marsala was excellent, as was my wife's tortellini. Wait staff was attentive, and coordinated their service at our table very well--we didn't feel pestered, nor neglected. We have never... More

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

Thanks for the kind words of praise. Now in our 28th year, you have been with us for the long haul and we appreciate your confidence. Your review will give others insight to what we offer our guests. We won't let you or them down. Best regards and Happy Dining More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

i'm at LoRusso's at least once a month and have always had an amazing meal. I would recommend them to anyone!

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

Hello Martha B, thanks for the words that give us confidence everyday. Others will see this and be driven to us, we will not let you down. Respectfully yours and Happy Dining Rich & Terri LoRusso More

St. Charles
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158 reviews 158 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have read good things about LoRusso's and were in the area and it was dinner time so we decided to try LoRusso's. Everything started out ok, but oddly when we ordered the prefixe dinner from the back of the menu, the server lost interest. After taking our order, he never stopped at our table again except to drop off... More

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

Wekick - we appreciate you taking the time to give us your thoughts on dinner. I cannot apologize enough for the way the service dimension of your experience developed. We take much pride in our customer service and this is totally inappropriate. In relation to the wine service - we use 11 oz glasses for most of our wines but... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We've been here about a half dozen times over the past 2 years, and Rich & crew never fail to exceed expectations. Impeccable service, a quaint, quiet, romantic atmosphere, and some of the most unique twists on traditional Hill fare round out an exceptional experience. My personal favorite meal was a chef's special one evening, it was a shrimp &... More

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

Thanks for the considerate review. With all the social media out there Trip Advisor seems to be the place for genuine comments. This validates all the hard work the kitchen and dining room staffs put into our guests experience. Many travelers will read this and confidence will bring them in. We will do our part and back up your praise.... More

Springfield, MO, US
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Perfect service, delicious food in a comfortable room with a friendly host-chef. The mushroom trio was to die for and the ceasar actually had anchovies!

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

Thanks for the review, always great to hear the nice words, this really validates 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 comments and praise. Until next time, Happy Dining More

Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Finally made it to LoRussos after hearing about it a lot on the radio. We were not disappointed at all with the food or service. The staff was very attentive although might have helped it was a slow wed night. Food was all very good... We ate the Ossu Boccu pasta dish with veal, calamari, wedge salad and dinner salad.... 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 Charles, Missouri
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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
135 reviews 135 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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