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LoRusso's Cucina

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Lindenwood Park
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3121 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63139
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not only the food was dried and overpriced, but I was charged for a glass of wine that I sent back because of poor quality taste. Any other restaurant, they would have taken off of the bill after spending $150 on two people. This is an overpriced restaurant and overrated. The food is similar to an Olive Garden level, but... More 

Thank Cozu2010
Columbia, Missouri
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime I walk into the door of the Cucina, I feel at home. The hostess/owner and the bartenders are always so glad to see me. The food is so good there are no words. Everything on the menu is amazing and fresh and yummy. The service is beyond compare.

Thank Sigholtz
St. Louis MO
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here for a company dinner in 1988 and have not stopped. Great food, service and atmosphere. Our favorite is the mushroom trio app and the cesar salad is awesome and oh so fresh. Dinner items: the shrimp is a favorite how they lightly charbroil it yummy and the tenderloin medallions no matter what sauce you get on top... More 

Thank cbs3boxers
Columbia, Missouri
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wedding anniversary dinner. Their website offered reservations with comment section. Upon arrival we were given a nice alcove table by one of the owners - very friendly. Our server, Sybil, was incredible. The food selection was large and was delicious. We followed some recommendations made by our server and were very satisfied. The husband other owner served our food. We... More 

Thank Lee R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I went to LoRusso's last week after several years. This used to be one of my favorites. Perhaps it is because there has been so much evolution in Italian food, the fare seemed dated, although it was of good quality. LoRusso's continues to have a good local following in an area that has a lot of competition.

Thank gcstrib
Sugar Land, Texas
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215 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

There were 5 people in my family and all had a great time. The Service was excellent with the waiter making numerous good suggestions. I ordered Penne with Mozzarella and Eggplant rolled meatballs that was phenomenal. We also shared mushrooms and feta bruschetta which was great. We ordered several wins bt the glass and liked one Chianti from Tuscany. All... More 

Thank Rockdoc7
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

when we arrived after a major traffic hassle, calm returned immediately. decor, music, lighting and aromas all conspire to make you comfortable. then comes a fine waiter, great menu and wonderful dishes. we hated to leave after the meal was over. there is no pretension or haughtiness to this place, just a superb experience.

Thank Laura H
St. Louis, MO
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222 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Returned to LoRusso's for dinner after years of forgetting it was even still around. The restaurant is located on the west side of Watson Road just south of Clifton Avenue. Inside there is a bar and a restaurant area upstairs, and a special event space downstairs. Our group of 10 was crammed into a single long table in the bar... More 

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

We want to thank you for your views and yes we are still around as we prepare for our 30th anniversary next month. We will take a few of your issues to task. I did want you to know that you stated we have a downstairs event space - we do not - there is a restaurant just a few... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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184 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We had a group of ten come here and we were at a table more suited for 8. Besides that though, it was a great experience. Our waitress was amazing. The food was fantastic. The Crème Brule was the best part of the night. I highly recommend.

Thank 598Storm598
cucinaman, Owner at LoRusso's Cucina, responded to this review

Thanks from our entire staff, your comments will be shared. Large parties do become an issue especially on weekends and we are addressing your concerns. the fact you took the time to post this is a testament of your passion in dining. Our crème brulee is featured on our web site recipe link and many say how great it is... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

On a 3 week tour of the US this was the best meal we had. Authentic Italian in a fine dining atmosphere. The staff were experts in their field reciting exactly what was in each dish - and generous - none of us could eat it all.

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

All of us at LoRusso's are blessed to receive such great feedback from our visitors. St. Louis and the Hill especially have many gems to explore and dining is right up there as a destination request. We are appreciative of you taking your time to post a review, Trip Advisor has been a great tool to help us move forward... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?