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LoRusso's Cucina

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Lindenwood Park
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3121 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63139-2412
314-647-6222
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited LaRusso's last month and had a fabulous dinner. Always friendly with great food and service. I would highly recommend it to all. One of the best Italian restaurants in St. Louis.

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Thank John P
Overland Park, Kansas
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While the competition on the Hill for salads and pastas is formidable, LoRusso's offer some interesting spins with their squash filled ravioli's and beet salads. As with other Hill restaurants, the ambience has a great vibe and the prices are probably a little less than many of the other culinary institutions.

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Thank Lgoldmankc
USA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Cozu2010
Columbia, Missouri
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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.

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Thank Sigholtz
St. Louis MO
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 

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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 July 8, 2016 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 

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Thank Lee R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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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.

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Thank gcstrib
Sugar Land, Texas
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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 

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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.

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Thank Laura H
St. Louis, MO
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225 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 

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3121 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63139-2412
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Lindenwood Park
  • Neighborhood: Lindenwood Park
  • Phone Number: 314-647-6222

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?